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News & DIY Guides August 2015

17 August 2015

Painting and repairing exterior walls

Flaky paint and damaged bricks can leave your property looking tired and unloved. A fresh lick of masonry paint and a little bit of repair work will not only make it look far better, but will also help to protect your home from further weather damage. Find out how here.

3 August 2015

Using site tools and equipment safely

Site safety should be at the top of any site manager's list of priorities, with the core aim of minimising the risks to workers and anyone who needs to visit the site. Obviously once power tools and equipment are brought onto site, specific safety considerations are required to ensure the safety of everyone operating the tools or working in the immediate vicinity.

3 August 2015

Choosing the right power tools

Most power tools offer a less labour-intensive and more efficient means of carrying out practical tasks at home or in a trade environment – but with such a vast choice on the market, how do you know which products to hire or buy?

6 August 2015

How to build a brick wall

Bricklaying is widely regarded as one of the more straightforward building skills, and as a result many DIY home owners and self-builders decide to have a go themselves rather than hire a professional.

6 August 2015

Big savings on tool hire this August Bank Holiday!

Take advantage of our special tool hire offer for this August Bank Holiday Weekend! Find out more.

10 August 2015

Why is brick and block so popular for building homes?

In the UK, masonry – also known as traditional brick and block – remains one of the most common construction materials used to build new houses.

10 August 2015

How to trim a hedge

Well-maintained hedges not only add an attractive feature to your garden but they can also act as a wind shield, offer extra privacy, and provide an ideal habitat for birds, insects and other welcome wildlife.

17 August 2015

How to fit a letter box or cat flap

The method you use to fit a letterbox or a cat flap is very similar, so in this guide we offer you some tips to help you get either job right first time.

17 August 2015

How to work safely with cement and concrete

There are some risks associated with working with concrete – so you will need to be aware of these, and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself.