DIY

Autor: | Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2013 | Kommentare

DIY DisastersA recent survey commissioned by Swinton Commercial has offered an interesting look at how DIY affects UK tradespeople.

From membrane-less roofing to masonry holes plugged with shoes (yes, shoes) – more than half of the 100 tradesmen and women surveyed say a quarter of their workload comes from DIY jobs gone wrong.

The results suggest that plumbers are called out to fix the greatest number of DIY botches, though electricians were not far behind.

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Before and After,DIY



What Not to Do


Autor: | Freitag, 24. August 2012 | Kommentare

There are some people who just have “the touch” when it comes to DIY. They mend and build, replace and repair with ease. Those among us who are lacking in this ability often learn it the hard way.

A recent study found that DIYers abound, and frequently do more harm than good.

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DIY,Top Tips,Video

Autor: | Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2011 | Kommentare

Thinking of undertaking some DIY? Listen to Tony’s Tips first!

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Decorating,DIY,Plumbing and Heating

Autor: | Freitag, 2. September 2011 | Kommentare

WAMT (Woman and Manual Trades) is hosting two upcoming workshops in London. The first option is a two-day workshop on painting and decorating (1st/2nd October), and the other is a one-day “Plumbing Essentials” workshop (1st October). These are the next in a series of workshops with the goal of introducing more women to the trades.

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DIY,News

Autor: | Mittwoch, 10. August 2011 | Kommentare

The 2011 SelfBuild and Design Show will take place 10-11 September at the Westpoint Arena in Exeter!

The Selfbuild and Design Show aims to provide a “hands-on” experience for those new to the world of the trades who are interested in home improvement and design tasks – and will also help you to determine what is safe for you to undertake and when to call in an established tradesman!

Events include an exhibition and on-site seminars.

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Announcements,DIY,Miscellaneous,MyHammer in the Media,News

Autor: | Donnerstag, 31. März 2011 | Kommentare

It’s that time of year when many people start thinking about spring cleaning and home improvement. You might even be considering trying your own hand at a few renovations. Be warned – what you may think is a simple task can all too easily turn into a DIY Disaster!

BBC Oxford’s Jo Thoenes recently spoke to MyHammer UK and Cowboy Builders personality, John Russell about the dangers of DIY.

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DIY,Miscellaneous,Top Tips

Autor: | Montag, 28. März 2011 | Kommentare

The top 5 reasons to call in the pros!

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DIY

Autor: | Montag, 27. September 2010 | Kommentare

The show will take place in Earls Court 1, Warwick Rd, London, SW5 9TA. For accurate directions, click here. To get to the show without hassle, there is some more handy advice you could follow:

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Decorating,DIY,Electrical Services,Environmental,Flooring and Carpeting,Garden,Plumbing and Heating,Tiling

Autor: | Montag, 27. September 2010 | Kommentare

This year’s National Home Improvement Show has even more features to help guests that little bit extra with all their home improvement queries, while providing fun-filled days. Below is an overview of the features:

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DIY,Garden



How to Lay Turf


Autor: | Freitag, 23. April 2010 | Kommentare

Having a luxurious lawn in front of your house makes a big statement, whereas in the back garden it can be the best way to make the most of your outside space, giving you a natural place to relax and for your kids to play. If you’re going to have a go at laying your own turf then we’ve outlined a few tips below. As ever though, if you have no experience you can save yourself time and hassle by finding a professional through MyHammer.

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