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.

October, 2019

  • 27 October

    How To Set A Fence Post Without Cement Mixing

    How to set a fence post without cement mix

    Setting a post for a fence, mailbox, or other purpose doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, it’s a fairly simple process that won’t require mixing, measuring, or many supplies. The best way to ensure that the post you erect stays in place for years to come is to provide …

  • 20 October

    5 Tips For Removing Different Types Of Stains

    Removing stains

    Stains, Stains, Stains. It’s inevitable, but when you’re looking to move home you may need to get rid of some of the stains that have accumulated throughout your house during day to day life. Some are easy to remove with a simple wipe of a cloth and others remain forever …

  • 13 October

    Plants You Can’t Kill: Low-Maintenance Houseplants for a Black Thumb

    Plants you can't kill

    If you are anything like me, gardening was always that mirage you just couldn’t reach. Herb gardens died inexplicably. Seeds never sprouted. House plants died. I came to an uneasy arrangement with my household plants: I avoided them, and they lived. My horticultural grandmothers were likely embarrassed that their granddaughter …

  • 6 October

    Pruning Shears Buying Guide

    Pruning sheers guide

    Pruning shears are a vital tool for any home gardener. In fact, most avid gardeners will have an assortment of pruners, each suited for a different type of garden task. Pruning shears can come in all sizes and prices, depending on the quality of their construction and the type of …

September, 2019

  • 29 September

    Complete Guide To Mortar Mixing & Ratios

    Mortar mixing ratio

    Quick Answer: The most common mortar mixing ratio used is 1 part cement, 4 parts sand. It does however depend what job you are undertaking as it may need to be stronger. We’ve written a complete guide to get the best mortar mixing ratios for whatever task you you are …

  • 18 September

    How Much Does Rendering Cost Per Square Metre UK

    Newly Rendered House

    Is the rendering on your house looking a bit worse for ware? It may be time to refresh your rendering, so we’ve written a one stop guide on exactly how you can do that. Here you will find a quick navigation so you can easily find everything you need to …

  • 15 September

    How Much Does It Cost To Build A Conservatory?

    Conservatory cost

    Conservatories can be a great addition to a house, it’s typically a lot cheaper than getting a standard extension and also creates an area that is great for relaxing whilst the sun is out. If you are looking into having this type of extension to your property then there are …

  • 13 September

    How Much Does It Cost To Charge Your Electric Car At Home?

    Electric car charging cost

    Charging an electric car at home can vary in cost, it depends on the car itself, your home & of course the cost of your electricity. You can figure out exactly how much your car costs to charge at home by using this simple equation: Size of battery x pence …

  • 12 September

    Ideal Boiler Fault Codes

    Ideal boiler fault codes

    Have you been experiencing issues with your Ideal boiler? Then chances are there is a fault code displayed on the console of the boiler itself. This fault code is unique to the issue and you can use it to find out exactly what the problem is and how to tackle …

April, 2019

  • 17 April

    How much does it cost to build a child’s area under the stairs?

    Space under the staircase

    Where you keep your dogs bed, the graveyard of shoes you’ll ‘definitely’ wear if you keep them out or the place you keep the hoover that has no permanent home. Under your stairs is a great space if you are able to utilise it fully. I remember as a small(er) …