Being able to mix concrete and mortar is an essential skill for any ardent DIY-er. Concrete is used in many places around the home, for laying a firm sub-floor or a base for paving, whilst Mortar is the most important bit in any wall.Read more
A good-quality and reliable cordless drill is a DIY toolbox essential, even for those who do little more than hang the occasional shelf or put some flat-pack furniture together.Read more
Breaking up a concrete slab, such as an old concrete driveway, is not a task you should enter into lightly. But with a bit of planning, and the right tools, it can be done by almost anyone will to put in the hard work.Read more
If your gutter is overflowing but there is no obvious blockage along the length of the guttering, your downpipe might be blocked. There are several methods you can use to unblock a downpipe, depending on the type of pipe you have and where the blockage is located (top, middle or at the bottom).Read more
Whenever you are planning on doing major work on the walls of your house, you need to know if they are load-bearing or not before you start. Load-bearing walls are holding up your house, and even slight alterations to their structure can cause big problems.Read more
Gaps can appear around any type of window frame, on a house of any age. They may be caused by natural settling of the house cracking existing mortar or just by bad workmanship when the window was fitted.Read more
Replacing worn and split felt on the roof of a shed is essential if you want your tools and other garden equipment to stay in good condition.
Learn how to remove and replace old, worn or ripped shed roof felt in this step-by-step guide.Read more