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  1. May 26, 2021

    How to hang wallpaper

    Wallpaper can really transform the look and feel of a room. To make the finish look great, you’ll need to do some basic wall preparation and then you can get on with the exciting (and frustrating!) part, hanging the paper… Here’s a guide, with advice on all the tools you’ll need.

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  2. April 22, 2021

    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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  3. March 17, 2021

    A guide to gardening tools

    Those of you with green fingers will soon be gearing up to tend to your Spring garden. Whether you’ve got a rockery, raised beds or a full orchard, you’ll need a variety of garden tools. This guide helps you separate your spades from your shovels and your rakes from your hoes as well as telling you some essential kit every gardener should own.

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  4. February 17, 2021

    How to use a chalk line

    A chalk line is a quick and accurate way to mark a guideline without using a pencil and straight edge. When you no longer need the guide, you can simply rub the chalk away. It’s used when you want to draw an exceptionally long line between two points, or when working on a space that is difficult to visually see.

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  5. February 17, 2021

    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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  6. December 14, 2020

    A guide to hinges

    There is a multitude of hinge types that can be used for doors, windows, cabinets, boxes and generally anything that you need movement in. The choice of hinge is dependent on the weight of the pieces, the durability required, and the security needed. Here is a guide to some of the different hinge types available.

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  7. December 14, 2020

    A guide to common pipe fittings

    When it comes to plumbing DIY, it doesn’t have to feel like a different language. There are some commonly used pipes, connectors and valves that will fit in a regular domestic plumbing system, it’s just a matter of identifying them. Here’s a breakdown of common pipe connectors and joints.

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  8. October 29, 2020

    A Guide to Pest Control

    Animals and insects can cause damage, disruption and disaster in a property. From simple flying insect infestations through to foxes rampaging in your rubbish, if you don’t deal with the issue head on you could be left with a real problem. Here are some simple solutions to controlling pests…

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  9. September 28, 2020

    The Trade’s Secrets: Top 6 Plumbing & Heating DIY Tips

    6 plumbing & heating DIY tips from heating engineer including how to get a consistently warm shower and how to manage your sealants. 

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  10. September 23, 2020

    Ten Household Jobs to Do This Autumn

    Autumn is a great time to get a few odd jobs done in the home. Whether it’s household repairs, cleaning or tidying up the garden, the milder weather means that we can comfortably get on with those tasks that will help our home ease the transition into winter. We’ve put together a list of household tasks that you can get started on this autumn, giving you more time to enjoy your home over the winter.

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