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.

April, 2020

  • 12 April

    Different Types of Curtain Headings Popular in UK

    Popular Types of Curtains

    Every home needs a great curtain on the window, because as well as keeping light out it acts as the decoration. Most want to make their home look beautiful and appealing to every visitor who comes to visit, and one way is through curtain heading since it is what people …

  • 11 April

    Types of Scaffolding & Their Uses

    Scaffolding Types

    Scaffolding is a type of temporary structure that construction workers use as a support platform. Depending on the type of scaffolding company, these structures are usually made with various materials and designs. Although there are several types of scaffolds available in the market, below is an overview of the most …

  • 11 April

    Save Big On A Garage Door Opener Repair

    Garage Door Opener Repair

    Our 1/2-horsepower garage-door opener recently began failing. Sometimes when opening and sometimes when closing, it would begin whining and the garage door would stop moving. After unplugging the garage-door opener and popping the case, we found that the drive belt was worn and needed replacing. A quick replacement with a …

  • 10 April

    What Is A Combi Boiler?

    Combi Boiler

    When it comes to home plumbing and heating, you are likely to hear a whole host of terms which may not make much sense. One of the most common things you may hear about is the combi boiler, but what exactly are they and how do they work? In this …

  • 9 April

    Cost of Repointing Brickwork

    Cost of repointing

    Many homeowners struggle with the upkeep and renovations around the home that are necessary to keep everything up to code. While some things like paint jobs are purely aesthetic, other necessary renovations actually improve the quality of life within the home. Brickwork, while beautiful and durable, does not last forever. …

  • 4 April

    Guide To Pruning A Plum Tree

    Pruning A Plum Tree

    Fruit trees, such as plum trees, can provide a beautiful ornament for the home lawn and garden, as well as delicious fruit. However, to maintain the beauty and the bounty of plum trees, it is very important to properly maintain them. This includes pruning. It the plum tree is just …

March, 2020

  • 31 March

    What’s The Cost To Lay Turf?

    Cost of laying turf

    This article contains everything you you need to understand about laying grass in your back garden, including the price of products, labour and the most likely timeframe. Just How Much Does Garden Lawn Cost? The typical cost to provide, prepare and lay new yard lawn is normally around ₤650- ₤750 …

  • 28 March

    How to Care for Vinyl Siding and Reduce Mildew on It

    Reduce Mildew

    The old lap or wood siding is starting to show its age. As a home owner, you decide to go the low maintenance route of installing vinyl siding. You stand back and admire your new siding and pat yourself on the back for your great wisdom in using it for …

  • 21 March

    How to Freshen Up and Clean Your Draperies

    Clean Your Drapes

    Draperies are those formal, pleated curtains that typically hang in a living or dining room window. These custom made window covering are often made of a heavy and ornate fabric, and lined to prevent light from entering the room and to provide privacy. Draperies often are the dirtiest textile in …

  • 14 March

    Decorate Your Kitchen Cabinets: A Great DIY Guide!

    Modern Kitchen Layout Ideas

    Your kitchen is a centrepiece for your entire home. It’s an area you visit often and a section many guests will in time view. On top of the vanity feeling of a kitchen, it is also one of the highest resell valued areas in your home! There are so many …