Home & DIY Magazine
Issue 28

Floor Coverings Guide

laying wooden floorWhen you are choosing which floor covering to use in your home you need to take into account any number of positives and negatives. Just choosing your flooring based on the colour or the material is not really enough. Read More ...

banana leaf basketsProduct of the Month - Banana Leaf Baskets

With storage being a problem in most houses, practical yet attractive storage solutions are always welcome. We loved these banana leaf baskets at only £12 for two.

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Self Build Home

home in development

A look at the pros and cons of self build homes. Whilst the cost can be significantly less than a newly built house, it’s not without its drawbacks. Read More ...

Stain Removal

red wine spill on carpet

Quick guide to dealing with stains around the home – from carpets to curtains, walls, paintwork, bed linen and clothing.
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Light Bulbs

low energy light bulb

Old style incandescent lamps were phased out in favour of low energy alternatives. We look at the reasons, the benefits and the types available. Read More ...

DIY Supplies

shopping trolleys at DIY store

Our top tips for buying your DIY supplies will help save you money. Knowing what questions to ask and how to get good discounts. Read More ...

water meter manhole coverUnderground Water Leaks

The phrase “underground water leak” is one of those which strikes fear into every home owners heart. By its very nature, you have no idea how long the leak may have been occurring or what damage it may have already done.
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tropical waterfallInterior Design and Style - Tropical

Even when the rain is beating down outside and the weather is cold and unpleasant, it is still possible to create a house interior which evokes hot and humid tropical holidays. All it takes is a little imagination and a willingness to overlook whatever the weather outside is doing.
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Cornice Restoration

corner cornice

A guide to restoring and renovating original cornice. With a little knowledge and some time you can repair your cornices and even replace sections. Read More ...

Ironmongery Advice

brass lock and door handle

Quick guide to window and door furniture, how to change the fittings, and the benefits of installing insurance approved locks.
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Avoiding the Pain !

Top 10 Tips for
Employing a Tradesman

Your Must-Know Guide to avoid being ripped off by Rogue Traders

Builder's Blog Latest ...

Another Rant from Marty the Builder