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  1. October 02, 2022

    A guide to cleaning and fixing your guttering

    As the Autumn weather draws in it’s a good idea to check your guttering is in working order - if it isn’t, water could overflow and saturate the roof or wall and floor below which can develop into serious problems. Here are some top tips to checking and repairing your guttering.

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  2. September 19, 2022

    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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  3. August 15, 2022

    How to fit a mortice lock

    A mortice lock is a common door fitting, where a spring-loaded catch or bolt, with a flat face and curved edge, engages in a recess in the door frame. As the door is pushed shut the curved face hits the striking plate on the door frame and pushes the bolt back into the latch body. When the door is fully closed the bolt springs out into the recess in the stroking plate with its flat face providing a positive latching action. Here are some instructions on how to fit a mortice latch to a door.

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  4. July 18, 2022

    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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  5. July 12, 2022

    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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  6. July 09, 2022

    A guide to bricklaying tools

    Bricklaying is an essential skill for a practiced DIYer, and something that when done correctly, can bring a lot of satisfaction. It’s important to get the mortar mix correct, to choose the right bricks or slabs and to perfect your bricklaying technique. It’s also important to use the correct tools. Here is a guide to bricklaying tools to get the job done perfectly.

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  7. June 26, 2022

    Which light bulb is the right light bulb

    We’ve created this handy guide through the different light bulbs available and how to choose the right one for you. Plus, we’ve got a great top tip on how to change the bulb that you may never have thought of, but could save you lots of time and effort in the future!

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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