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  1. March 19, 2020

    Win a huge DIY bundle - to celebrate the launch of our new website!

    To celebrate the launch of our new, user-friendly website, we're offering one lucky person a chance to win a huge DIY prize bundle worth over £60! The items in the prize bundle all represent the different product categories available on our site including tools, screws, nails & fixings, ironmongery & security, electrical & lighting, plumbing & heating, oils, sealants & adhesives, building & joinery, safety & workwear, decorating and more.

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  2. February 12, 2020

    What a basic home toolkit should contain

    A good toolkit is something every home should have, so that you always have the tools to hand when a DIY job comes up in the house. Here’s an A-Z guide of the basic tools you should include and what they’re used for.

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  3. February 12, 2020

    A guide to safety workwear

    Safety workwear should be considered as essential as tools and materials when doing DIY jobs and construction work. It provides protection and reassurance, allowing you to focus fully on the job at hand. Here’s a guide to safety workwear.

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  4. January 16, 2020

    A review of Gripit

    The majority of internal walls in modern homes today are plasterboard, or stud walls. The studs may be wooden or metal, and to hang anything off these walls you need specialist cavity fixings. Gripit Fixings,are designed specifically for this purpose. They have a range of models, depicted by colour, that determine the weight load that you can hang on the fixing. Here's an overview.

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  5. December 12, 2019

    Win a toolbag complete with 9 tools and fixings

    Kit yourself out with all the essential tools needed for home DIY, by winning this complete toolbag! The bag is the perfect organiser and large enough to hold all your basic tools and compact enough to take anywhere.

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  6. November 26, 2019

    A guide to drill bits

    When working with wood or metal, there are often times that you’ll need to drill holes with complete accuracy.  Drill bits offer a solution, which can be fitted to a stationary pillar drill or a power drill. Here’s a guide to the different drill bits available and which to use for different jobs.

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  7. November 01, 2019

    Seven tips to prepare your home for the winter

    With the dark nights closing in and temperatures outside plummeting, it’s time to carry out some DIY on your house, so that it’s in top condition for the coming winter months. We’ve given you seven top tips so that you’re cosy, safe and prepared for anything unexpected.

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  8. October 30, 2019

    A guide to chisels

    A set of decent chisels is likely to become any woodworker’s best friends. They need to be sharp and sturdy, and having a range of sizes and styles will ensure you’re using the correct tool for the job.

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  9. September 27, 2019

    15% off Lighting range in Autumn Sale

    Our Autumn Sale offers 15% off items in our Lighting range. The sale runs from 26th September - 17th October 2019 and offers a 15% discount on the products highlighted throughout the site with a 'Autumn Sale' button. 

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  10. September 19, 2019

    Advice On The Usage And Care Of Compact Fluorescent Lamps

    The compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), or energy saving lamp, is now one of the most common household light bulbs used in the UK. Designed to replace traditional incandescent light bulbs, they are much more energy efficient and last longer. Here is a guide to CFLs.

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