Having a new bath fitted in your home can be a bulky, cumbersome job – but with a couple of extra people to help you out there’s no reason why you can’t do-it-yourself!
Installing a bath in your home can sound like a daunting DIY task, even for the more experienced home-owner who is keen to get their hands dirty and save on contractor fees where they can. After all, a bath is a pretty heavy, complicated piece of plumbing that requires professional attention, right?
Well that’s not necessarily the case. Of course you should never attempt a DIY project you’re not comfortable with, but home-owners can certainly install their own bathtubs if they wish – it just takes some forward planning and careful assembly (not to mention heavy lifting too!) To help you get started, we’ve come up with a helpful DIY guide that splits a quick fit bath project into two separate stages, outlining how to remove an old bathtub, how to install a bath into the same position as your old model, and how to fit bath taps to your existing water system. [click to continue…]
A shed can be a great addition to any garden, providing a safe storage space for tools and garden accessories as well as a small work area, but before you build one check out this guide to garden shed planning permission.
Why Build a Shed?
If you need somewhere to store your gardening equipment, kids’ toys, bikes, or garden furniture, a shed can be the perfect solution. Garden sheds come in a variety of sizes and styles and can be made from various materials such as wood, plastic, brick or composite. You can also go for different colours and finishes; most people tend to stick with natural greens and browns though to ensure the structure blends in with the rest of the garden. [click to continue…]
Installing a new corner kitchen sink is a little trickier than having an ordinary tub re-fitted – but these helpful instructions should keep you on the right track!
If you have an unusually shaped kitchen (such as some of the more common ‘U’ or ‘L’ shaped designs in smaller properties), then you might find that installing an ordinary kitchen sink unit can be a bit troublesome; it ends up taking over half of a reasonably-sized worktop and leaves you standing in the middle of the room when you need to use it, with little room for manoeuvre. So how do you maximise your space without compromising on an efficient, good-quality sink model? [click to continue…]
Fitting a radiator doesn’t always require a professional – in fact just about any home-owner can get the job done to the same quality!
Getting a contractor to install a new radiator can be a costly and time-consuming process, especially when it seems so much more appealing and thrifty to do all by yourself! Of course, things are always easier said than done, and if you lack the confidence or experience with home DIY projects, we don’t recommend fitting a radiator as your first attempt. Nevertheless, for those eager to put their skills into practice, we’ve put together a quick step-by-step guide which should tell you exactly how to fit a radiator properly and securely. [click to continue…]
Installing a fence is a good way to mark your boundary whilst adding charm to your garden. It is also a beneficial measure if you have children or pets that are likely to wander! This guide will take you through the main installation methods, as well as a guide to different types of fencing and the material used. [click to continue…]
Installing a metal fence is a good way to secure your home and mark out your boundary. Aside from being a robust fencing option that will add to your home security, metal fences are also cost effective making them the perfect choice for anyone on a tight budget. [click to continue…]
If you’re after a durable, easy to maintain fence then uPVC fencing could your ideal solution. Installing uPVC fencing is as easy as installing metal or timber fencing, but offers a more flexible and durable alternative. In addition, you can select from a wide range of uPVC options to ensure that the end result matches your home perfectly. [click to continue…]
If you are lucky enough to have a pond in your garden you might want to think of ways to make it more of a feature of your garden. Alternatively, if you are looking for ways to pep up your garden then installing a pond is a great option.
Choosing a Pond
If you want to jazz up your garden by installing a pond, there are a few things you will need to consider first. A pond takes quite a bit of effort and once it’s in place, it isn’t very easy to move so you need to think carefully before you get digging. [click to continue…]
Chilly draughts in your hallway can be a nuisance to your day-to-day activity – why not block them out with a handy letterbox draught excluder?
In many homes and hallways across the UK, poor insulation can leave householders with chilly, unwanted draughts that often manage to permeate the entire home – forcing you to continually turn up the heating and see a small fortune added to your quarterly utility bills! An open letterbox is often a big cause of draughts, as the cold air makes its way through a gap that you simply can’t do without – so what’s the solution? [click to continue…]