Me And My Ladders

Regular readers will know that I am a painter and decorator.. I’ve been doing this for twenty years and during that time I’ve found that there are a number of very important tools I need to help me do my jobs to a standard that I’m happy with. One such item is a pair of ladders, and I’m quite convinced my wife thinks I have a fetish for ladders judging by how many I have! Ok, I admit it, I probably have haha! Just recently I was employed to paint a property in a residential area. It’s a semi-detached house,… [Read More]

Tips for The Perfect Loft Conversion

Once you have decided to convert your loft there is no going back. You want to convert it for that extra space it provides, maybe you need an extra room for your growing family or you just want a nice guest room. Whatever your reason for wanting to extend your house you will need to think very carefully about every decision you make. To make sure your loft conversion gets off without a hitch, ensure you are speaking to professional architects and interior designers to optimise your space as best as possible. There are some critical things you need to… [Read More]

Power tools vs. Hand tools: Who comes out on top?

When it comes to any kind of building work, you need tools. They can be the determining factor between a job well done, and a job delayed. But which are the best to have in your arsenal of supplies? I’ve teamed up with BUILT/ to find out who really comes out on top. Hand tools or power tools? Ultimately, power tools can be very effective in saving you time and money – particularly when it comes to projects that involve woodwork. Power tools can typically make jobs easier, and often enable you to achieve far more professional results too. That’s… [Read More]

Why It’s A Good Idea To Store Your Construction Tools

Good tools are quite an investment – this is why you need to properly store, clean and maintain them. Most people have a variety of tools at home, ranging from small hand tools such as screwdrivers to large power tools found in professional workshops. Normally, tools are stored at home in the garage or shed. However, lack of proper care can lead to rusting and breakage. Hand tools and other larger power tools need special care, maintenance and storage due to their size and expense. Keep Your Tools Safe and In Good Working Condition To make sure your construction tools… [Read More]

Construction Tools Every Builder Should Own

When it comes to creating an ideal construction tool kit, there are many essentials that every builder should own to bring about a higher efficiency in work and better performance. Apart from bringing ease into a builder’s life, the use of right tools for the job also ensures superior quality of work. Starting off with the basics, the first thing you need to invest in are comfortable boots with solid impact protection. Steel toe boots are the most famous example of protective footwear. Also, ensure that you put on a safety helmet, protective goggles and protective gloves to enhance your… [Read More]

Your Most Hated DIY Problems Solved

On this blog, we love DIY. But there are some jobs that just suck. No matter how well you prepare, it always seems as if something goes wrong and ruins your plans. Here are some of the commonest DIY problems out there and what you can do to make your life a bit easier.Sealing Around The Bath Sealing around the bath is important for many reasons. It stops mold from growing in places where you can’t see it, and it prevents water from dripping down the side of the bath into the room below. In other words, it’s essential. However,… [Read More]

Home Essentials for Anyone Interested in DIY

Image Source When you read DIY blogs, there’s a whole wealth of information at your feet. But many assume that you already know the basics. This can make things difficult for beginners who are just  starting out and testing the waters of home improvement. Everyone has to start somewhere and there’s not much out there for the absolute beginner. But not to worry. If you’re a DIY novice, we’re here to help. Let’s start with the basic equipment that you’ll need to start out on your journey to fitting your own shelves and repairing little faults about the house. Here’s… [Read More]

Crafting The Garden Refuge You And Your Family Deserve

Flickr As DIY Dads, it’s tempting to improve our houses in any way we can deem appropriate. DIY is addictive once you become well versed in it, and it’s hard to not lend that creative eye to every avenue of the home space you have. You might have purchased a new home, and can see that the last tenant had a tenuous grip on what ‘DIY’ meant to say the least.  This is often most apparent in the outdoor space, as people often neglect their gardens in favor of their indoor comfort. This does make sense to a degree because… [Read More]

DIY Electric Work? Read This First

Pixabay Nothing fills you with quite as much pride as a DIY job done well. Not only do you have an element in your home that you’ve fixed or even created yourself; you can also save yourself a bunch of cash by taking matters into your own hands. Of course, some categories of DIY jobs are more complex than others. Fixing a leaky faucet tends to be pretty simple (although it can be more complex than people think, and it certainly isn’t without its risks). Sorting out cracks in the walls is almost self-explanatory. But when it comes to electricity,… [Read More]

Renovating Our Office Space At Home 

My wife and I are self employed and consequently we need a shared office space in our home. We are lucky enough to live in a big enough property to allow us to have an office of a reasonable size. I’m a painter and decorator and often have clients visit me to discuss colours and designs. It is much easier for me that they visit because I can show them on a computer what their ideas will look like and we can discuss colours, because as you can imagine there are thousands of colours to choose from nowadays. My wife… [Read More]