Home Improvement and DIY

Step by step guides provided by our tradespeople and other professionals on how to undertake projects around your property. Including all the materials you need as well as insider tips on how to get great results with minimal hassle.
Renewable energies

Renewable energies

Renewable energy is energy from any source that is naturally replenished or replaced, once it is used. Phrases like 'renewables', 'green energy', 'microgeneration' or 'sustainable energy' are often used.

How to make your own eco-friendly paint

Make your own eco-friendly paint

From prehistoric times, paint is one of the oldest synthetic substances known.For more than 35 000 years ago, paint has been made by prehistoric man as they mixed clays and chalks with animal fats and used these paints to depict their hunts on cave walls

Getting rid of a tree stump

Getting rid of a tree stump

A tree on your property which is ill or has died needs cutting. Then you are left with the stump in the middle of the garden.

Detecting a leak under floorboards

Detecting a leak under floorboards

If you notice a leak in your home, the central heating system could be leaking or the pipes in the bathroom could be leaking. Just think if any work done in your house recently might have affected the plumbing work. There could also be the possibility of a rodent chewing the pipes.

barbecue

Building a brick barbecue

When the sun shines, what better way to enjoy the day than having a few friends around and organising a barbecue.