Don’t Die for DIY – Always Put Safety First

There's no denying YouTube is a mine of useful information. Do you know it's the world's second most popular search engine? Top of the tree is Google, of course. Millions of people from all around the world visit YouTube every single day. A lot of the time looking for how-to videos. I do it … [Read More...]

Tips for fixing a leaking dishwasher

How to fix a Broken Dishwasher

A broken dishwasher can be a burden. Once you have got used to the luxury of not having to wash up, you certainly don’t want to submerge your hands in water after every meal. But you don’t have to throw away your dishwasher if it is in disrepair. You can fix it with ease. Repairing your … [Read More...]

How to stain concrete floors – A visual guide

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Perhaps you’re considering buying a house that you love everything about… except the boring slab of a floor in the basement. Or you’re looking for a way to spruce up your own concrete floor. Or you’ve read about how (surprisingly) environmentally friendly these floors are and want to do your part… … [Read More...]

How to build a shed base

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The majority of homeowners have some kind of structure in their gardens, whether it’s a shed, log cabin or form of bike storage; but many of us don’t consider the important steps that go into the planning of a new shed. We just assume that it gets delivered and set down where we want it and that’s … [Read More...]

How to build an indestructible steel barbecue

vHow to Build an Indestructible Barbecue From Steel

You might not be aware that angle iron is one of the most versatile materials for use in industry. If a factory needs a framework for something, the fabricator will probably make it from this product. It comes in long lengths and looks like half of a square in cross section. That shape makes it … [Read More...]

Three fantastic methods to construct raised beds in your garden

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As you get on in years, you start to notice that jobs begin to take a little bit longer to do than they used to. You may also find that getting down onto your knees and back up isn’t as easy as it once was. Yes, you are aging, and there is nothing you can do about it. You can try to exercise and … [Read More...]

How to remove and replace a central heating radiator

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There are several reasons why you might want to take a central heating radiator off the wall. Maybe you are fed up with struggling to wallpaper behind it or perhaps it is rusty, and you need to replace it. You might find that it no longer gets hot at the bottom even though you bleed it regularly. … [Read More...]

Tips for redecorating your bathroom to reduce energy costs

Tips for Redecorating Your Bathroom to Reduce Energy Costs

Redecorating your bathroom does not have to cost the earth. In fact, not only will renovating this room add value to your home but refitting it using energy efficient features can actually save you money in the long run through reduced energy and water bills. If you want to make your money go … [Read More...]

Getting hands-on with machinery on your home build

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If you are the driving force behind a new house build, no matter how skilled you are, you will almost certainly need to enlist the help of others along the way. From specialist electricians to hired hands who will help you get on top of the most labour-intensive parts of the process, it will be … [Read More...]

How to install artificial grass and give your garden a year round wow factor


I am a big fan of artificial grass. In the early days, it was pretty obvious that it was fake. Modern manufacturing methods and new technology mean that anybody can now have a luscious lawn that is almost indistinguishable from the real thing. It has advantages that you cannot ignore. The lack of … [Read More...]