14 Jun
A Guide to Painting Garden Furniture

A Guide to Painting Garden Furniture

Give your garden furniture a new lease of life by sanding, priming and painting it. Whether you’ve found some items at a car boot sale or you’ve got a few pieces in the back of the shed, a lick of paint can completely transform their look. Painting wooden garden furniture is easy! Just follow the…

A Guide to Painting Garden Furniture
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
31 Mar
Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours

Please find our Easter weekend opening times below. It’s been a long few months we we’re all looking forward to a well-deserved rest! Please be sure to pop into one of our branches should you require any materials before the weekend. If you have any questions at all, feel free to give one of our…

Easter Opening Hours
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?
03 Mar
The Lockdown Effect: The Rise Of Home Renovation

The Lockdown Effect: The Rise Of Home Renovation

Searches for home renovations went through the roof in 2020 — and is it any wonder? With nothing to do but stare at their walls all day, consumers have been flocking online to discover how to add a lick of paint or change a few tiles. It’s clear the COVID lockdown has been a boon…

The Lockdown Effect: The Rise Of Home Renovation
05 Feb
How Are Bricks Made?

How Are Bricks Made?

You may not spend much time thinking about bricks, but society would crumble without them — literally. These little beauties hold up our schools, our hospitals and our homes.  From the ground to our shelves to your doorstep — find out how bricks are made and delivered in this month’s article. Extraction The single biggest…

How Are Bricks Made?
21 Dec
Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries

Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries

Where there’s heavy machinery, high working areas and jokers playing pranks, there’s gonna be injuries. Common Injuries on construction sites range from electric shocks to repetitive strains. While there are many hazards to be wary of, most injuries can be avoided by following simple safety precautions. In this month’s article, discover the common causes of…

Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries