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  1. June 19, 2022

    The Bathroom Renovation Survival Guide

    Renovating your bathroom is a great way to give your home a lift. Not only will a new bathroom increase the value of your property, but it also gives you the chance to increase storage space and fix any existing problems such as leaks and mould. So what can you do to make the whole thing as painless as possible? Read on for some top tips!

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  2. June 09, 2022

    7 Ideas to spruce up your garden

    Does your garden look a bit lacklustre? The heat of the summer can wreak havoc on our gardens, yet it’s the prime time for sitting out and making the most of the weather. Here are a few ideas that could really help give your garden the spruce up it needs.

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  3. May 26, 2022

    A guide to screwdrivers

    Hand screwdrivers are essential in any toolkit, ideal for when you want precision, have an awkward angle, or need to take it slowly. Screwdrivers vary according to the type of screw that they are designed to drive, and it’s important to use the right screwdriver for the screw to avoid damaging the screw or the screw head. Here’s a complete guide to screwdrivers.

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  4. May 18, 2022

    Upcycling IKEA furniture

    We all know that IKEA furniture is robust and reasonably priced, but too much of it can make your home look a bit like a catalogue.  Here's a collection of many great blog posts with hacks to transform once mediocre IKEA pieces into something smart and stylish for your home.

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  5. May 08, 2022

    Greenhouse maintenance

    When the summer growing season ends and harvesting is nearly all done, it’s time to turn your attention to your greenhouse to prepare it for the winter. September is a great time to carry this maintenance out whilst the weather is still pleasant enough to work outside and you have time to fix any bigger problems you may find.

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  6. May 01, 2022

    A guide to hammers

    A hammer is a particularly versatile tool that works to drive in and remove nails and can be used as a wrecking tool. However different hammers have been designed for specific jobs. This guide takes you through a variety of hammers available and their purpose.

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  7. April 18, 2022

    Essential Tools for laying a Patio

    Professional builder Jack has lots of experience in laying patios. Here, he shares his essential tools for the job, as well as a top tip to all DIYers embarking on a patio project.

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  8. April 01, 2022

    Paint Brush Tips in Home Decorating

    We give you ‘trade secrets’ from a painter-decorator to help you know when to use which type of brush, which materials to use with each paint type, and which spec to choose to give you a professional finish.

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  9. March 19, 2022

    A guide to adhesives and sealants

    Many projects require some kind of adhesive or sealant, and it is important to use one most appropriate for any particular task. Many types are available, some can even act as both an adhesive and sealant. Here’s a guide to common adhesives and sealants.

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  10. March 01, 2022

    Wood preservation tips

    There are a number of different woodcare products on the market, and all have a slightly different purpose and result. When choosing how to preserve your wood products, you need to consider the current condition of the wood, where it will live, and what you’re trying to achieve. Here’s a guide to wood preservation.

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