DIY & Tools
Coving is a really nice detail to add to any room in your house and it comes in a variety of types to best suit your requirements. Within this article, we walk you through the steps required to fit coving yourself along with pictures of each step of the process.
Whether you need to replace a faulty socket or simply want to upgrade the faceplate style and functionality, it’s relatively straightforward to change. Within this article, we walk you through each step required to change a plug socket with photos of each stage.
Before painting any wood, it’s important that you treat any knots with a knotting solution to avoid any seepage or discolouration of the final finish. Within this article, we list some of the best solutions that are easy to apply and very effective.
LED spotlights are an excellent replacement to standard pendant light fittings and they are relatively easy to install to existing ceilings. Within this article, we walk you through the steps required to install spotlights that come in all shapes and sizes.
After you’ve had a room plastered, you may be thinking how long the plaster takes to dry before you can begin painting or wallpapering it. Within this article, we walk you through everything you need to know regarding the drying of plaster.
Whether you are taking on a bathroom, kitchen or en-suite renovation that involves tiling the room, you may need to cut the tiles in order for them to fit. Within this article, we walk you through how to cut tiles with or without a tile cutter
Whether you are tackling wall or floor tiles in your bathroom, kitchen or en-suite, the task of removing the tiles is relatively easy. Within this article, we walk you through the steps required to remove tiles quickly and with minimal hassle.
Skirting board can come in a variety of materials but these days, the two main materials include MDF and wood. Deciding between MDF or wood skirting board can be a difficult decision but below we discuss everything that you need to know.
Tile spacers are small cross shaped pieces of plastic that are designed to provide a consistent spacing between tiles. As you can imagine, there is a variety of sizes available and below we discuss what size tile spacers you should choose and how to use them.
Whilst searching for ideas regarding new flooring for your home, you may comes across Karndean flooring, which is a relatively new vinyl type of flooring. In this guide, we walk you through everything you need to know in great detail.
Installing or renewing floor insulation is a simple yet highly effective way to keep your home warm and reduce energy bills. Within this article, we walk you through everything you need to know and why it’s worth installing insulation in your floor.
The removal of old wallpaper is something that we all hate to do but is essential before refreshing the room with new wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint. However, below we show you how to remove wallpaper with ease and minimal fuss.
Tiling projects not only take plenty of planning but you will also need the correct tiling tools and equipment to make the job go smoothly. Whether you are tiling a kitchen or bathroom, we have a handy tiling tools guide to help get you all setup.
Chainsaw teeth eventually become worn down after extended use but they can be easily restored using a chainsaw sharpener. They are available as a manual, electric or power tool attachment kit, which are suitable for all types and sizes.
Compared to a petrol alternative, the cordless chainsaw is easier to use, lighter, quieter and is maintenance-free. They are battery powered and the latest batteries offer improved aH ratings, which allows the chainsaws to run for far longer.
The purpose of an impact driver is to drive large fasteners and uses rotational blow to deliver extra torque. They are available as cordless or corded units with many of the premium options using a powerful brushless motor.
Mitre saws are the best tool to use for making quick but accurate crosscuts at selected angles, bevels or angled bevels. Depending upon your requirements, most are portable and can be mounted to a bench, table or leg stand.
Angle grinders are versatile power tools that are best used for cutting, grinding or sanding various materials. They are available as corded or battery powered cordless units where most use a 115mm diameter disc for operation.
Unlike the petrol equivalent, an electric chainsaw is quieter, easier to use, lightweight and best used for domestic outdoor maintenance tasks. As long as you are happy being connected to a power cable, they are the most cost effective solution.
Purchasing a quality telescopic ladder is an investment that you won’t regret because they are so versatile. They are able to expand in length of over 5 metres but also collapse down into a compact size for easy storage into a cupboard or car boot.
Screwdrivers are an essential tool for most DIY tasks but upgrading to an electric screwdriver offers multiple advantages. The main benefits include convenience, less effort to tighten screws, improved efficiency, variable speeds and so much more.
The best tool for precisely cutting a range of materials in a number of different cuts is a table saw. They consist of a fixed blade that protrudes out of the table and a blade that pulls the material towards it, which allows for accurate cutting.
For tackling tough dirt upon your patio, decking or car, a pressure washer is an essential tool. They are mostly powered by an electric motor but many brands offer petrol or cordless alternatives. Below we roundup the best for all types of cleaning.