Tools required :- Marker pen and pipe cutter. Push fit fittings are one of the better inventions to come on the DIY market in recent years, the time they save on plumbing installs or repairs is invaluable. You don't need a blowlamp which takes away the risk of fire or burns, and they can be fitted … [Read more...] about Plumbing with Push Fit Fittings
If you are fixing something to a wall the first thing you must do is to ascertain how heavy it is and what is the wall made of, eg brick, plasterboard, thermal block etc. Experience does go a long way to help you decide what size / type of screw and plastic rawlplug you should need … [Read more...] about Which Screws do I Use?
Tools required :- Spade / shovel, spot board, bucket, wood saw, lump hammer, post / 600mm spirit level and tape measure. Safety tip :- Wear gloves when mixing mortar and concrete as cement can irritate and burn skin. Concrete posts need to be bedded in the ground and set in place using … [Read more...] about Concrete Fence Posts
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 … [Read more...] about How to Replace a Ceiling Rose
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 pounds. … [Read more...] about How to Fit a Kitchen