How to Mix Concrete or Mortar by Hand

Knowing how to mix concrete or mortar is a useful skill to have when you do a lot of outside DIY jobs. A few examples include building a brick barbecue, repointing brick walls and building walls from scratch (how to lay bricks – a guide for beginners). The methods for mixing mortar and cement by … Read more

How to Replace a Ceiling Rose

Replacing a ceiling rose is a job that can be carried out by a competent DIYer, but as always, if you’re not confident working with electricity you should use the services of a reliable electrician. The best way to find a decent electrician is by asking your friends (Facebook is perfect). Failing that, check your … Read more

How to Fit a Kitchen

Are you wondering how to fit a kitchen? In this article, I’ll tell you about the process I used for fitting a new kitchen in my mum’s home. You can see the before and after pictures below. The cost of bringing in a contractor to fit a new kitchen could run into several thousands of … Read more