24 Aug
How to Check Your Timber Before Buying

How to Check Your Timber Before Buying

Timber is one of the most versatile and useful types of wood, making it ideal for a range of building projects. But you don’t just want to use any old timber — you want to make sure you’re using the best in the business. If you’ve picked up weaker or defective timber, your building project,…

How to Check Your Timber Before Buying
14 Jul
How to Get a Job in Construction

How to Get a Job in Construction

Many construction jobs employ entry-level candidates with little or no experience, making it an ideal industry to move into if you’re eager for a career change. And because there are so many different areas within the construction industry, you’re bound to find one that fits your skills and interests.  If you’re looking to get a…

How to Get a Job in Construction
14 Jul
10 Most Common Types of Wood Used in Construction

10 Most Common Types of Wood Used in Construction

Wood is a common material found in all kinds of construction projects, but they aren’t just selected at random. In fact, each type of wood has its own advantages that make it suitable for particular applications. If you’re taking on a DIY project involving wood, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right type….

10 Most Common Types of Wood Used in Construction
29 Jun
Improving The Value of Your Home Through DIY

Improving The Value of Your Home Through DIY

DIY may have just been a lockdown hobby, but did you know the jobs that you do around the house may have an impact on the value of your home? In some cases, you can increase the value of your home by thousands of pounds with just a few simple DIY jobs. In this article,…

Improving The Value of Your Home Through DIY
29 Jun
The Rising Costs Of Raw Materials

The Rising Costs Of Raw Materials

To say the pandemic has thrown our lives into disarray would be an understatement. It has been a tough year to say the least, but we seem to be approaching a light at the end of the tunnel. But while businesses reopen and families reunite, there remain many challenges in supply chains around the world….

The Rising Costs Of Raw Materials
01 Jun
Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them

Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them

So you want to start tiling? Hold on there buckaroo, you can’t just dive straight in, trowel first. Tiling may seem like a simple DIY job, but a few small mistakes can leave you with uneven tiling and a messy surface — and no one wants that! So take a deep breath and read this…

Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them
04 May
What Are the Different Types of Screw?

What Are the Different Types of Screw?

We all love a good screw, but did you know there are a whopping 19 different types? Each one has been meticulously engineered for use with different materials and surfaces. Using the wrong one for your project could be a disaster. In other words, you’ll be screwed. Find out which screw is right for your…

What Are the Different Types of Screw?
30 Apr
A DIY Guide to Building Raised Beds

A DIY Guide to Building Raised Beds

There haven’t been many benefits to lockdown, but those lucky enough to have gardens may have been grateful for the extra time they’ve had to get them straight. It still looks like we’re all going to be spending more time at home than usual for the foreseeable future, so if you’re looking for a new…

A DIY Guide to Building Raised Beds
01 Apr
Most Common Plastering Mistakes

Most Common Plastering Mistakes

If you’re gonna DIY, you’ve got to get it right. Plastering may seem like a simple job, but there are many things that can go wrong. If you’re not careful, you can leave your walls worse than when you started — and nobody wants that. Make sure you leave your walls strong, smooth and durable…

Most Common Plastering Mistakes
11 Mar
What Are The Different Types of Wood Finish?

What Are The Different Types of Wood Finish?

Your woodworking project isn’t done until you’ve added a wood finish. It’s the cherry on top of the cake; the jam on top of the cream (or is it the other way around?). That’s because a wood finish improves the look and colour of your wood, plus it can protect the wood from pests like…

What Are The Different Types of Wood Finish?