Techniques
  • Keeping Your Home Secure While You’re Away

    If you’re going away, then you will be focusing on the excitement of your holiday. However, there are a f ...

    If you’re going away, then you will be focusing on the excitement of your holiday. However, there are a few practical things that need to be done before you leave your home for the holidays. You’ve go ...

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  • Replace that Paving!

    During the warmer months of the year, you can’t beat sitting in the garden and soaking up the sun. It sho ...

    During the warmer months of the year, you can’t beat sitting in the garden and soaking up the sun. It should be an area that you take great pride in, so you will want it looking its best for the times ...

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  • Create Kerb Appeal

    First impressions last and that’s definitely the case when you’re trying to sell your property. Adding to ...

    First impressions last and that’s definitely the case when you’re trying to sell your property. Adding to your home’s kerb appeal is a must before you start taking house viewings, as it enhances the o ...

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  • Engineered wood flooring

    Engineered wood flooring is a great choice for many homeowners: it’s sturdy, durable, beautiful to look a ...

    Engineered wood flooring is a great choice for many homeowners: it’s sturdy, durable, beautiful to look at and a pleasure underfoot. But do you know how to install it correctly? If you don’t want to s ...

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  • How to build a wall

    Building a wall is something that many people think is a preserve of professionals who have skills in bui ...

    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 ...

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  • 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 ...

    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 fur ...

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  • How to Build a Pizza Oven

    Nearly everyone likes a good pizza. They are easy to make and easy to customise and can be tailored to an ...

    Nearly everyone likes a good pizza. They are easy to make and easy to customise and can be tailored to any particular taste no matter how fussy you are. As a result garden pizza ovens are becoming mor ...

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  • Easy Mortar

    We've discovered a brilliant new product - 'mix in the bag' mortar and concrete. It's easy to mix, no mes ...

    We've discovered a brilliant new product - 'mix in the bag' mortar and concrete. It's easy to mix, no mess and no cleaning up! ...

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  • DIY Apps

    Not everyone is a natural when it comes to DIY, in fact the majority aren’t. That’s why DIY Tips brings y ...

    Not everyone is a natural when it comes to DIY, in fact the majority aren’t. That’s why DIY Tips brings you a steady stream of helpful information. Whether you’re looking for information about how to ...

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  • 5 Skills for Beginners

    Getting the keys to your first home isn’t the end of the journey, it is just the beginning. Whether you a ...

    Getting the keys to your first home isn’t the end of the journey, it is just the beginning. Whether you are moving into a brand new house or one that has been loved and lived in, there will be jobs wh ...

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  • Ceramic Tiles

    Learn how to lay tiles - patterns, grouting, adhesive and cutting are all covered. ...

    Learn how to lay tiles - patterns, grouting, adhesive and cutting are all covered. ...

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  • BTU – Heating Maths

    OK so its deepest darkest February and the weather this year is even worse than normal.  So it's a good t ...

    OK so its deepest darkest February and the weather this year is even worse than normal.  So it's a good time for us to release an article on heating.  Did you know there is a system to calculate how m ...

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  • Garage Door Security

    2013 has seen large numbers of local police forces issuing warnings to residents about garage security. B ...

    2013 has seen large numbers of local police forces issuing warnings to residents about garage security. Bikes, power tools and temporary storage of things like Christmas Gifts can all make our garages ...

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  • How To Wire A Plug

    There will be a single power cable that leaves each of your electrical appliances and ends with a plug. T ...

    There will be a single power cable that leaves each of your electrical appliances and ends with a plug. This cable is actually composed of three separate wires individually wrapped in a different colo ...

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  • Tile Maths

    For the slightly mathematically challenged among you we have performed a worked example of the calculatio ...

    For the slightly mathematically challenged among you we have performed a worked example of the calculations needed to work out tile quantities. You can follow this and use it as a model to work out th ...

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  • The spring is a great season to tackle DIY and home improvement projects , see our article on specific ta ...

    The spring is a great season to tackle DIY and home improvement projects , see our article on specific tasks you should think about, http://www.diy-tips.co.uk/spring-diy/. Whether you’re considering p ...

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  • How To DIY

    If you are a total novice how can you start to gain the knowledge and skills to allow you to break into D ...

    If you are a total novice how can you start to gain the knowledge and skills to allow you to break into DIY? ...

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  • How to Mix Concrete

    Back By Popular Demand!  We have so many questions about this topic that we thought we should re-invigora ...

    Back By Popular Demand!  We have so many questions about this topic that we thought we should re-invigorate our article about it and repost it for your 2013 jobs. Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand ...

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  • Natural stone comes in many forms and it can create a magnificent effect for many different floor types - ...

    Natural stone comes in many forms and it can create a magnificent effect for many different floor types - none more so than paving. Laying natural stone is a straightforward DIY task if you follow the ...

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  • New Turf?

    When the weather is nice and sunny, (yes both days!) we all head outside for BBQs and relaxing in the gar ...

    When the weather is nice and sunny, (yes both days!) we all head outside for BBQs and relaxing in the garden. Suddenly we start to inspect our gardens and realize there are one or two jobs that need d ...

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