Home Maintenance

8 Winter DIY Projects to Keep a DIYer Occupied

For many DIYers, working outside during the winter months isn’t a lot of fun. It’s usually cold, wet, windy and sometimes snowy. This makes for unpleasant and sometimes dangerous working conditions. If this isn’t your thing, it’s time to focus your attention on the interior of your home and leave building walls, landscaping the garden…

A Complete Guide to Tiling a Bathroom

In this guide, we’re going to be looking at tiling your bathroom, which you might want to do after you’ve fitted a new bathtub. We’ll look at the tools you need and the methodologies required to do a good job. If you’ve never tiled before, it makes sense to tile a smaller area (a kitchen…

5 Popular Uses for a Pressure Washer

When you think of pressure washers you might be mistaken for picturing complex industrial cleaning techniques that would simply be far too complicated for any domestic cleaning job. It turns out that these versatile tools are an absolute joy to apply to all kinds of cleaning jobs that are a little closer to home. There…

6 Common Type of Hinge You’ll Find in Your Home

There are a wide variety of hinges suited to specific DIY purposes, from heavy duty gate hinges to piano lid hinges. With such a wide range of different applications relying on hinges to function correctly, we take a look at some of the many hinge types you’re likely to come across throughout the home. By…

How to Lay Laminate Flooring

In this guide, we’ll be looking at how to lay laminate flooring. Further on in the article, you’ll find a list of tools you need to do the job and a couple of videos so you can see the process in action. If it’s your first time laying laminate flooring, I highly recommend you spend…

Loft Conversions – What’s Involved? A Guide to the Process

In this article, we’ll look at everything you need to consider when converting a loft or attic space into another room in your home. Typical examples include an extra bedroom, a hobby room or a home office. Converting a loft isn’t a simple DIY job you could do in a few hours nor is it…

Which Type of Drill do You Need? A Buying Guide for Beginners

When it comes to buying a drill for a DIY toolkit, you have a lot of options to choose from. First off, you have several types including hammer, combi, and drill drivers. Then you have the various brands including Bosch, DeWalt, Makita and Ryobi to name just four. If that isn’t enough to make your…

10 Essential Tools for Every Home Should Have Your DIY Toolkit

Every home needs a basic toolkit to do simple jobs around the home. Think of all the DIY tasks you need to do such as painting and decorating, measuring windows for curtains or blinds, hanging pictures, putting up shelves, assembling flat-pack furniture and fixing your kid’s bike. Without a basic toolkit, all of these things…

DIY Dry Rot Treatment: How To Treat Dry Rot Yourself

Every year, many homeowners face the problem of dry rot, leaving them to spend a considerable amount of money on home renovations and dry rot treatments. Meticulous homeowners stay on the lookout for all kinds of structural problems such as water damage, plumbing, or a foundation problem. Some of these structural problems can cause, or…

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…