Painting A Room

How do you paint a room – just open the tin, grab a brush and slap it on I hear you say. Well actually no. You will get better results, with a longer lasting finish and not get paint all over your furniture, windows and skirting boards if you follow a few basic steps....

How to mix concrete

Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water. Variations in the ratio of the ingredients produces a mix suitable for different jobs but we will be instructing you on a general purpose mix suitable for most garden tasks and shallow foundations – not house...

Grouting Bathroom Tiles & Sealing

When fitting or repairing bathroom tiling you need to get the grouting and sealing right. If you rush it, you will end up ruining the look of your bathroom and you are also likely to find that water leaks around your sink, bath and shower. This will also happen if you...

All about the power drill!

Any DIY’er knows that the right tools make jobs much easier, safer and neater.  Some of us are lucky enough to have a parent who has the knowledge and enthusiasm to pass on their power tool skills. The rest of us are on their own! If you have never used a particular...

How to build a wall

Building a wall is something that many people think is a preserve of professionals who have skills in building and construction. However, with the right knowledge, it is possible for someone who does not have prior experience to build a wall. Below is a detailed...