December 13, 2018

Review: STAYHOLD™ Boot Organisers

Review: STAYHOLD™ Boot Organisers

We were sent a set of STAYHOLD™ Boot Organisers for review. What follows is our honest review of the product. What Are They? STAYHOLD™ Boot Organisers are a bit like book ends for your boot. They are L-shaped and use VELCRO® Brand Technology on their base to securely fix them to the carpet of your ...
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Review: Gerber Centre-Drive Multi Tool

Review: Gerber Centre-Drive Multi Tool

The good people at Gerber sent us one of their redesigned multi tools, the Gerber Centre-Drive, and sponsored us to write a review. A couple of the writers at DIY tips used the tool for a week and we also gave it to our handy man for a professional’s opinion. We have pulled our thoughts ...
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DIY Shops and Opening Times

DIY Shops and Opening Times

The UK has a wide range of DIY shops. Each has their own unique selling points, strengths and weakness. There is a surprising range of opening times and geographical coverage even from the biggest chains. So if you really need a widget at 5.30pm on a Sunday how can you find out who is open ...
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Laminate Flooring Care

Laminate Flooring Care

Laminate flooring has completely transformed millions of homes and, in addition to any aesthetic values, a major attraction of this type of flooring is that it is easy to fit by any competent DIY enthusiast and it is extremely hard-wearing with the potential to outlast almost any other form of flooring....
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7 Ways To Keep Your Bathroom Fresh

7 Ways To Keep Your Bathroom Fresh

The bathroom is the bane of every proud homeowner’s life. It’s a constant battle against dirt and grime, but are there any extra tips that will help you to keep things feeling fresh in-between those regular cleaning sessions? Of course, and in today’s post you’ll find out the top seven… Throw out...
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Get your garden ready for summer

Get your garden ready for summer

Summer is here! Of course, the typically unpredictable British weather can put a spanner in the works for any gardener. But how can you go about keeping your green space in the best condition for when the sun does make an appearance? Here are a few things you can do to make the most of ...
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How to Inspect Tyres for Wear

How to Inspect Tyres for Wear

Your tyres are an essential and critical element of car safety. We ask a lot of them; they are the only part of your vehicle that provides contact with the road and they have to bear the entire weight of your car. As the tyre wears out the handling of your car and its grip ...
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Asbestos In The Home

Asbestos In The Home

This is a group of 6 naturally occurring minerals however only three were mined commercially; chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite. Asbestos is a super material – it is incredibly strong and also flexible to the extent that it can be woven like fabric. It is flame resistant and it is an excellent i...
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Window Treatments for Big Windows

Window Treatments for Big Windows

Large windows are everyone’s dream. They flood the room with light, making it feel spacious and airy, and you get a great view of whatever’s going on outside. Sometimes you do want some privacy from the outside world, and big windows can be difficult to cover up. So we’ve put together some differe...
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Keeping Your Home Secure While You’re Away

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 few practical things that need to be done before you leave your home for the holidays. You’ve got plans to make, passports to find, bags to pack that are all probably taking priority over home securit...
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Gardening Tips for Spring

Gardening Tips for Spring

The spring season is once again upon us; the sun is out, the birds are singing, and the grass seems to be greener in general; which also means it’s time to make that garden look a bit more appealing! What do you know about organic gardening? Do you have particular techniques you like to use? ...
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Greenhouse Buyers: Quality vs. Price

Greenhouse Buyers: Quality vs. Price

Most people are familiar with the expression: Buy Cheap – Buy Twice! and it certainly should be borne in mind when you are considering making a purchase of a major item. If something seems to be too good to be true … it invariably is! Greenhouses are traditionally seen as gardening tools, and as a resul...
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How to Maintain Your Parquet Floor

How to Maintain Your Parquet Floor

A parquet floor is a traditional form of wooden flooring that has fallen out of fashion in recent decades, but is coming back into favour now. It’s back in demand, even though its simple, elegant beauty should never have gone away! So, if you’re thinking of installing parquet flooring, or you’ve just mo...
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Modernise Your Home

Modernise Your Home

If your home feels small and cramped, or like most of us, you constantly seem to need more space, you might dream of a huge renovation and create the perfect open-plan living space. Unfortunately, this is not a feasible option for the majority of us, as it is expensive, time consuming and incredibly dis...
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