Working outside? Don’t ignore hidden dangers of electricity

Working outside or doing DIY in the garden carries hidden dangers that can result in life-changing injury and even death, warns Western Power Distribution (WPD).

In an incident in Crediton, Devon in 2020, the driver of a tipper lorry died after his vehicle made contact with an overhead powerline.

Before starting work outside, people often forget to look out for overhead power lines...

Katie Court

Katie Court



screen printing

DIY screen printing t-shirts at home

Screen printing is much easier than you probably think. It also does not cost nearly as much to get started as most people believe. Sure, you can spend a fortune outfitting your entire basement or garage with fancy screen printing equipment that’s capable of customizing garments with lightning speed.

The frame

A frame is fundamental for screen printing. You can buy a cheap...


How to change your radiators and save money whilst they aren't in use this summer

Save over £130 this summer by replacing your radiator and following these tips

With June having provided us with our first glimpse of summer after a prolonged heatwave, the thought of turning our heating on and the costs that come with it is a long gone thought, but new advice is telling us now is the perfect time to make changes to your radiators.

The guidance comes from online...

Paint Spilled on Carpet

Insurance giant reveals two thirds of DIY claims caused by decorating

DIY DISASTERS: 65% of DIY claims caused by decorating - Insurer urges homeowners to take care when doing DIY to avoid costly mishaps
  • 40% of homeowners have never considered how condition of home impacts insurance
  • Accidental damage claims account for 47% of all home insurance claims during the pandemic
  • 44% of homeowners don’t think they’ve EVER had an electric
  • ...
Do it yourself

11 Expert Tips to Save £11,560 on a DIY Home Renovation

Kitchen – a saving of £7,000

Professional cost: £8,000

DIY cost: £1,000

Refresh your kitchen’s aesthetic with vinyl wrap

Parminder Mew, Construction Director at Darcy Construction, says, “If your worktops are looking a little outdated and you’re seeking an instant solution, covering them with a quartz overlay is a fantastic trick. Quartz overlays simply slot over your...

What’s better: A dry or wet roof fixing method?

For many years, people building houses have chosen the wet roof system as the main roofing option. This is because it is a cheap and easy to install method that consists of sand and cement mortar ridge. It is also very easy to find a roofer to build this type of roofing system.

Nevertheless, the wet ridge roofing method, which has been in existence for more than a century, is no...

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5 ideas to inspire your next renovation or DIY project

In Spring, it's not rare to see an increase in home renovation projects, whether that's larger undertakings like home extensions or a small room refresh. It's the perfect season for renewal, and the nicer weather usually means that outdoor projects can be carried out smoothly.

If you're looking for inspiration on renovation projects you can complete this year, in this post, I'll...

DIY Tools

Brits left feeling disappointed and embarrassed by their DIY skills

Over a fifth of Brits can’t name THESE common DIY items

  • A third of Brits feel disappointed and embarrassed by their DIY skills
  • Nearly half would rather ask YouTube than a friend for DIY help
  • 79% can’t identify a circuit breaker and 56% can’t name a clamp

More than one in eight of us have taken up DIY in the past year, but a recent study has...


How to keep your water-based appliances running at their best

It’s normal to panic when our appliances break when washing our clothes and cleaning our dishes, as we know a hefty repair bill will be right around the corner.

With the cost of repairing a large, water-based appliance – like a washing machine or dishwasher – costing upwards of £200 , it’s an additional cost we could do without.

That’s why I’m sharing my tips on how to keep...

Linda Barker

Covid turns the South West into DIY obsessed region


According to a recent survey commissioned by waste removal company HIPPO, a fifth of adults in the UK plan to do DIY jobs this Easter. In fact, it seems the pandemic has made us a nation of home fixers as 29% of us are doing more DIY jobs than before. The survey revealed the following interesting statistics for the South West:

· COVID-...


5 Benefits of shopping at an online DIY store

If you are planning a DIY project and you are in need of tools and materials, you might normally prefer to shop at an in-person DIY store. You can easily ask someone for help or advice, and it can be useful to see the products you are buying up close. However, there are a number of benefits to online DIY stores that make them more convenient. Here are five reasons to shop online for your next...

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