1. September 13, 2023

    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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  2. September 06, 2023

    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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  3. September 03, 2023

    Plastering for beginners

    This is one for DIY enthusiasts who need a guide to mixing and applying plaster to a wall. The art is in getting the mix right, and keeping a sharp eye on its wetness/tackiness so you’re applying the right pressure and wetness consistency at the right time. Here’s a guide.

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  4. July 31, 2023

    A guide to plumbing hand tools and fittings

    Every home, new or old has a plumbing system that will require some level of maintenance. More often than not you’ll need the skills of a plumber to maintain your plumbing system, but for some jobs it can be down to having the right tool in the toolbox.

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  5. June 07, 2023

    Which Sandpaper Should You Use For Your Job?

    Sandpaper is an essential tool in any construction or DIY project. It works to either remove material, smooth or sometimes rough up surfaces. It’s definitely not a ‘one-size-fits-all’, there are different grits more suitable for different jobs. Here’s a guide.

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  6. June 01, 2023

    Create your own wooden birdhouse

    Birdhouses are great as an easy woodwork project, plus they look nice in your garden and the local wildlife will be grateful too! This project uses minimal tools so is simple to make.

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  7. May 05, 2023

    DIY Pallet Shelves

    Transform an old pallet into a rustic set of shelves. This fixture is perfect for the kitchen or study, offering a stylish and practical storage solution for your favourite mugs, plants and frames.

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  8. April 16, 2023

    How to make a raised bed border in your garden

    A stone wall creates a clean border along your lawn and it's a great way to add depth and texture to a flat garden. It's practical for growing plants and herbs, too.

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  9. April 02, 2023

    Curtain fittings

    Any interior designer will tell you, there’s a huge variety of curtain fittings available on the market, each offering a different solution to your soft furnishing requirements. Whilst we can’t help you pick the right curtain fabrics or styles, we can certainly provide some guidance on fixings. We have over 180 different hooks, rings, brackets, tracks, rods and more for all your curtain fit

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  10. March 26, 2023

    Using drywall foams

    Drywall foam is used to fill and seal awkward gaps, hollows, and cavities. It shoots liquid foam deep into cavities, creating a long-lasting seal, which insulates against heat, sound, and moisture. Here's a step-by-step guide on using drywall foam.

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