Outdoor DIYs: Fun Projects For The Backyard

It might not be the right time of year to be outside in the garden, but spring will roll back around before we know it. If you’re planning ahead and thinking of projects you can complete next year, these three ideas will help to keep you busy! A garden shed A garden shed can be so much more than just a shed. It can be a workshop, a man cave- a place to create and utilise your tools. If you enjoy woodturning on a lathe, brewing beer or trying your hand at metal forgery in your spare time then this… [Read More]

How to Get Your House Ready for the Winter

As the nights get longer, we tend to spend more time at home, and want it to be as supportive and comfortable as possible. You will need to winterise the home to avoid paying an arm and a leg for heating your house. At the same time, you need to make your rooms more comfortable and functional, too. As a DIY enthusiast, you can make a few adjustments that will make a lot of difference in your family’s life. Find out more below. Insulating the Flooring You can improve the comfort level of your home if you winterise the living… [Read More]

Top DIY Jobs that Anybody Can Do

Having DIY skills is always a good thing. In fact, when you are able to get jobs done around the house yourself, you will soon see how easy it is for you to save time and money. If you are not good at DIY and if you want to try and expands your skill set then there are a few ways that you can do this, and the jobs listed below should be more than enough to get you started. Repainting Wooden Furniture Repainting or even refinishing wooden furniture is a fantastic alternative to buying brand new pieces. This is… [Read More]

Overcoming The #1 Reason Home Renovation Projects Fail

As a fan of DIY and home renovations, it is almost certain that you will have experienced the odd failure along the way. In many ways, there is no particular harm to this: after all, you’re not a professional, so the chances of getting everything right, every single time, are incredibly slim. However, while understandable, it is incredibly frustrating when a home renovation project doesn’t work out the way it should. You will experience a series of losses: the time lost to a project that didn’t deliver the expected result, financial losses, and – in the worst cases – a… [Read More]

Creating A Disney Themed Bedroom

We moved into our current home about three and a half years ago and like a very typical painter and decorator, I never get around to doing any decorating in our own home! My six year old twin girls bedroom was in desperate need of re-decorating. The walls on one side had been plastered in football player posters using sellotape by one of our girls, and the curtains were Disney’s Frozen themed which the girls had up in our previous home, and they were looking seriously tatty and were definitely passed their sell by date! Their bedroom was in need… [Read More]

How to Create a Solid Steel Building Foundation

When you are building any type of steel framed buildings, the most important aspect is always the foundation. When the foundation of your steel buildings is not solid, this can cause many problems over time such as structural damage, leaky basements and shifting walls. As you can see, a poorly laid foundation can be disastrous. Here, we take you through the different foundation types for your steel buildings and how you can ensure that yours is properly laid. The Different Foundation Types The first thing that you will need to decide for your new steel framed buildings is what type… [Read More]

How to Build a Retaining Wall

Surrounding our homes and businesses, and often barely acknowledged, retaining walls can be a crucial part of any property. Whether they’re being used for boundary purposes, decorative reasons or even to keep soil and water at bay, they must be laid properly in order to function as well as they can. Here, the team from iMix are going to detail the various steps required in order to install a retaining wall on your property. 1. Area measurement The first step is to measure out the area that you want your wall to cover. The easiest way to do this is… [Read More]

Air Hose Reel Mounting Ideas: Where Should You Install It?

If you’re someone that spends your nights tucked away in your garage, then you’re probably well-versed in DIY. Now, maintaining your car, fixing things around your home and embarking on imaginative projects is great, but most garages don’t have sufficient equipment to do so. One thing that professional garages have, that home garages don’t, is compressed air. With compressed air, you can quickly pump up those flat tyres or attach air-powered tools to take care of bigger tasks. Although, installing a retractable air hose reel is relatively simple, and financially-friendly considering the value you get with them. But, you need… [Read More]