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The step by step how to guides aim to help you with your DIY and Home Improvement projects. You’ll find practical advice on all aspects of Do It Yourself in the How To section – from emergency plumbing repairs and fixing central heating problems to plastering, painting, tiling and wallpapering. We have helpful hints and tips as well as advice on all aspects of do it yourself plus notes on safety and regulations.

In the DIY forum beginners and experts alike share their knowledge, ask questions and help with answers to repair and maintenance problems. Find inspiration in our Magazine with style and design ideas, tips for improving your home, plus news on tools & products, and energy saving tips. The Blogs include an in depth diary of real building projects showing you how each stage of the work is done – from foundations to roofing. The Tools and Materials guide explains all the Home Improvement products - from power tools and accessories, to fixings and ironmongery.

Recent How To Articles

Wiring connections at the primary light switchTwo Way Lighting

This article explains how to install two way lighting so that one light may be operated from two different light switches. The difference between two way and one way is basically down to the switches and the link cable between them.

Cutting out wall for back box and cableSocket Outlet - Fitting Flush Metal Box

A step by step guide showing how to fit a recessed metal back box for a socket outlet. Pre drilling the wall before cutting out the brick work with a cold chisel makes the work easier and neater.

Two Storey Extension

An in depth diary of a two storey extension on the back of a Victorian house. From demolision of the old extension through to completion of the project we show you what it's really like to have a team of profesional builders in, and how each stage of the building work gets done.
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Home & DIY Magazine

Home & DIY Magazine - Floor Coverings GuideOur DIY and Home Improvement magazine features a guide to floor coverings, some top tips for buying your DIY tools and materials as well as a guide to self building, stain removal, cornice restoration and advice on door and window furniture.

DIY and Home Improvement News

Decorator of the Year - Wendy Macklin is celebrating after scooping Dulux Grand Prize
Feed-in-Tariff Will Be Cut - It has been estimated that the cut could drop the tariff by one half to around 20p.
Feed-in-tariff May Be Cut - government indicates that the feed-in-tariff for small scale solar installations may be cut due to unsustainable returns.
Home Insurance Reaches Highest Ever Level - an average combined buildings and contents policy is now 14% higher than it was 12 months ago.

Another Rant

BlogSo, you are busily laying down tiles on the floor. You have made loads of cuts, carefully worked out the angles and generally made a pretty good job. You come to the last box of tiles and you discover they are completely different to the ones you have already laid.
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fitting a loft ladderPractical step by step articles explain basic skills and techniques as well as more advanced tasks.
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