5 of the Best DeWalt Cordless Sanders

On this page, you’ll find a list of 10 of the best DeWalt cordless sanders currently for sale on Amazon. The list is regularly and automatically updated with the items displayed in order of popularity, starting with the No1 bestseller.

7 of the Best Tile Cutters

On this page, you’ll find a list of 7 of the best tile cutters currently for sale on Amazon. The list is regularly and automatically updated with the items displayed in order of popularity, starting with the No1 bestseller.

7 of the Best Handsaws

On this page, you’ll find a list of 7 of the best handsaws currently for sale on Amazon. The list is regularly and automatically updated with the items displayed in order of popularity, starting with the No1 bestseller.

5 of the Best LED Hand Torches

The information on this page will help you choose the best LED hand torch for you and your circumstances. We’ll start by taking a quick look at the five best-selling torches over at Amazon right now (the table below updates in realtime), and further down the page, we’ll look at the things you need to … Read more

7 of the Best Pliers for Everyday DIY Tasks

Pliers are an essential DIY tool to have in your toolbox. They’re available in a range of shapes and sizes and perform a slew of different jobs such as manipulating and cutting wire, grabbing hold of bolts, removing nails and other tasks of a similar nature.

7 of the Best Screwdriver Sets

On this page, you’ll find a list of 7 of the best screwdriver sets currently for sale on Amazon. The list is regularly and automatically updated with the items displayed in order of popularity, starting with the No1 bestseller. Screwdriver set buyer’s guide Screwdrivers are essential for every DIY toolbox. They’re used for tightening and loosening screws, … Read more

Electric Radiators: The Pros and Cons

Home heating systems play a pivotal role in your home, and there’s plenty to consider when you’re trying to compare the options. In this article we’ll be looking at the pros and cons of electric radiators to give you everything you need to decide if it’s the right heating solution for you. Electric Radiators: Pros … Read more

How to Revive Tile Grout

Remember when you first tiled your bathroom or added a neat kitchen backsplash? The gleaming white grout looked great, didn’t it? Now though, after a couple of years of daily showers or washing dishes, it’s starting to look far less attractive. It’s likely pink in some places, black in others and off-white everywhere else. In … Read more

8 of the Best Electric Rotary Lawn Mowers

If you’re on the hunt for an electric rotary lawn mower but don’t know which one to buy, check out this page. We’ve looked at some of the best selling machines on Amazon.co.uk and compiled a list of seven of the best electric rotary lawn mowers. What is a rotary lawnmower? Rotary lawnmowers have a single blade underneath … Read more

Which Door Handles are Best for You?

It may seem like a simple decision to make at first, but once you start looking for internal door handles you’ll soon realise, like with many products, there’s much more to door furniture than meets the eye! All of a sudden you’ll find out that there’s quite literally hundreds of models, styles and finishes of … Read more

Idiot’s Guide to Dry Lining

When it comes to DIY projects, dry lining is one of the most popular for homeowners to tackle on their own. Although you don’t need to be particularly skilled to install dry lining, it is however important that you have all the right materials, tools and knowledge, whilst working in a methodical manner. This guide … Read more

Plastering Tools

If you find yourself involved in a home improvement project such as hanging drywall, painting or wallpapering a room, having the proper plastering tools is essential. Fortunately, all of these items are available at your local hardware store or online. Let’s take a look at the plastering tools you need. You might like: Plastering for … Read more

How to Hang Lining Paper – Quick and Easy!

In this article, I’ll explain how to hang lining paper to hide hairline cracks and other marks on interior plastered walls. Once the job’s done, you should have a nice smooth wall ready for painting or wallpapering. (If you’ve never plastered a wall before and want to try it, read this guide on plastering for … Read more

Different Types of Fuse Ratings in Plugs

All electrical items in the home should have a plug top fitted with the appropriate fuse rating, the load (amps) of electrical equipment and appliances can be calculated thus :- WATTS ÷ VOLTS = AMPS 1 KILOWATT = 1000 WATTS                  VOLTS = 240v So if you have a 240 volt heater rated at 3 KW (3000 … Read more

How to Replace an Electrical Plug Socket (UK)

Replacing a damaged or faulty electrical socket outlet should be a fairly straightforward task, but if you aren’t completely confident in your ability then use the services of a qualified electrician. Beware – electricity can kill so make sure you’ve switched off the power going to the socket before doing this job. I always switch … Read more

Repointing Brickwork – How to Repoint a Brick Wall

Repointing brickwork is a labour intensive process that most DIYers can do themselves. What’s more, you don’t need many tools and the ones you do need are relatively cheap to buy if you don’t already own them.  The biggest cost for taking the DIY approach to repointing a house or large two storey wall is … Read more

How to Repair Cracked or Damaged Plaster on Internal Walls

Should you discover cracks or patches of loose plaster on the internal walls of your home (usually found when you redecorate), you will have to repair the walls before painting or wallpapering. Small cracks can be repaired using an appropriate flexible filler (like the Ronseal one below), then sanded to a smooth finish. Larger patches of damaged … Read more

A Guide to the Different Types of Plaster

Here’s a quick guide to the different types of plaster you typically use for home DIY jobs. You should be able to buy each of these from your local DIY store. Browning Used as a base coat on walls, brickwork, block work, breeze block and plasterboard. A 25kg bag will cover approximately 3-3.5 square metres … Read more