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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DIY,Miscellaneous,Top Tips

Autor: | Montag, 28. März 2011 | Kommentare

The top 5 reasons to call in the pros!

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Press Releases

Autor: | Montag, 21. März 2011 | Kommentare

21st March 2011 – According to a survey* by Europe’s leading website for bringing together customers and tradesmen www.myhammer.co.uk , Britain’s women are calling on their partners to put the toolbox back where they found it.  61% of the women polled by MyHammer think they could be better off calling in a professional, rather than letting their partner loose on DIY jobs around the home.

It isn’t just the bigger jobs we need worry about either; 58% of the women surveyed said they could only rely on their partner for the very basic DIY tasks.  Top of the list of the jobs women felt their partners could not complete to a good standard were fitting a kitchen (57%) tiling a bathroom (47%), laying flooring (43%) and perhaps most worryingly, replacing a plug socket (34%) and wallpapering (35%).

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MyHammer in the Media

Autor: | Mittwoch, 26. August 2009 | Kommentare

Say no to DIY – call in the pros!

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DIY



Top Tools for DIY


Autor: | Freitag, 17. Juli 2009 | Kommentare

We all fancy ourselves as a DIY pro – and why not? Many jobs are relatively simple to undertake and with a bit of research and common sense there are a lot of jobs which are not beyond our reach. Although I say this, it is important to know when to hand a job over to a professional handyman. Certainly when it comes gas issues, a qualified Gas Safe engineer is essential. Electrics can also be dangerous in the hands of someone unqualified. We suggest leaving any electrics beyond changing a bulb or simply rewiring a plug to a professional electrician. So for those jobs that we can do ourselves, what are the essential tools that we should all have?

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DIY,Electrical Services



The Dangers of DIY


Autor: | Donnerstag, 25. Juni 2009 | Kommentare

When it comes to DIY many people will ask themselves “why didn’t I just hire a professional?” Perhaps the paint job you did turned out blotchy, or maybe the shelves you put up are wonky and keep falling down or worse, the consequences of your DIY electrics haven’t even given you a second chance to rectify your mistakes.

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DIY,Top Tips



Don’t DIY


Autor: | Dienstag, 5. Mai 2009 | Kommentare

A few months back I decided we needed some more storage space and traversed the DIY minefield of putting up shelves. It went extremely smoothly: I didn’t remove chunks of the wall, the shelves were absolutely level and it only took about two hours! So imagine my dismay when I walked in from work a day later and the shelves had fallen down and taken half of the wall with them. Aaaaargh!

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MyHammer in the Media

Autor: | Sonntag, 3. Mai 2009 | Kommentare

How to avoid a „holi-diy“ mess?  Call in a professional!

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DIY,Flooring and Carpeting



Laying Parquet Floor


Autor: | Dienstag, 9. Dezember 2008 | Kommentare

With some care and attention, laying parquet flooring can be a DIY job.

So you bought new flooring and now it’s time to fit it. If you need to spend your time doing something else, we recommend finding a floor fitter or handyman at www.MyHammer.co.uk. You will most likely save yourself time and money! However, if you still want to fit it yourself, below are some rough guidelines.

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