Mat

A complete novice trying to navigate in the world of DIY. I bought my first home about 2 years ago & ever since I've been trying to research & learn how best to tackle common household problems.

June, 2020

  • 2 June

    Cheap Alternative To Sky TV

    Netflix on laptop

    Quick Answer: For Live TV to replace Sky I would choose a combination of Freeview & NOW TV packages, but if you’re interested in movies and entertainment go to an online streaming service like Netflix. Keep reading to find out more about all your options. Sky TV is one of …

May, 2020

  • 31 May

    How To Stop Chipboard Floor Squeaking

    Wooden Floorboard

    Have you got a squeaking chipboard floor? You might have left it a while, but it’ll get you, the constant squeaking eventually makes you want to fix it. In this article we’ll go into what causes the creaky floor and how you can fix it. Likely Causes of Creaky Floors …

  • 30 May

    How Much Does A Basement Conversion Cost?

    Completed basement conversion

    When it comes to making a house a home for your family, you can never have too much space. Space lets households relax and spend their time wisely, without being on top of each other. Despite this, not everyone has the luxury of owning a large or spacious home. Families …

  • 28 May

    How To Hang Curtains Without Drilling Holes In Your Wall

    Hanging curtains without drilling

    Do you live in a rental property where you can’t drill holes into the wall? If your landlord is a bit of a stickler you want to ensure that you don’t risk your deposit. An issue you will face if you can’t drill into the walls and there is no …

  • 26 May

    The UK’s Best Fox Deterrents & Repellents

    How to deter foxes

    Foxes are a beautiful animal, they look amazing, however they are very much an unwanted garden pest. They chew, dig, poo and just generally ruin your garden, much like the dog you never wanted! They can cause considerable damage to your garden, destroying your bins, flower beds, hose pipes, and …

  • 25 May

    Different Types of Screws & Screw Sizes

    Different Screws

    There is evidence to suggest that the origins of the threaded screw date back as early as 400BCE. The concept of using a threaded bolt to bind two materials together is rather inventive; and, the argument can be made that modern construction would not be the same without it. Ever …

  • 24 May

    Best Rat Poison UK – 2022 Reviews & Buyers Guide

    Best rat poison

    Having a rat infestation is a more common problem than you may think, in busy cities or commercial spaces problems with rats can be rife. The next logical step is considering how you can get rid of the infestation and importantly assure it doesn’t re-occur. We understand that choosing the …

  • 23 May

    What Size Caravan Awning Do I Need?

    Caravan Awnings

    Are you looking into purchasing an awning for your caravan? Before just jumping in and buying any awning you need to ensure it is measured to fit your specific caravan. We’ll talk you through everything you need to know to buy an awning for your caravan, here is what we’ll …

  • 21 May

    All You Need To Know For Charging An Electric Car At Home

    Charging an electric car

    Electric vehicles are the future, with there being government support in place to actively encourage people to make the change and plans in place to make life as an EV driver far more accessible in the UK. On top of the gradually increasing number of public EV charging points, charging …

  • 19 May

    How To Watch TV Without An Aerial (Freeview & Alternatives)

    Child watching TV

    Own a TV but don’t want to pay for a new aerial to be installed, or perhaps you’re just curious what options are out there for watching TV without an aerial. It’s quite a common question, so we’ve pulled together a blog on the ways that you can go about …