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UK Oak aimes to provide the highest quality European oak products at the most competitive prices they can. On Demand UK-Oak try to hold stock of all their listed sizes in large enough quantities so that if you need oakm beams, oak gates, oak flooring or oak roofing tiles you should be able to rely...11:00 Wed 02nd Mar 2011

Black & Decker

Black & Decker is an iconic brand name for power tools. The company is the world’s largest producer of power tools and accessories. They produce a huge variety of power tools such as saws, workmates, drills, grinders and sanders. In addition, there is an extensive range of garden tools including lawn mowers, hedg...14:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

How to treat rising damp

Rising damp is caused when water from the ground spreads into the brickwork by means of capillary action, rising through fine cracks in the masonry. It is usually found only in the first metre or so of the wall.Since 1875 all new houses built were constructed with a damp course, essentially a membrane or, waterproof ba...16:56 Fri 09th Jul 2010

How to Tile a Wall

Placing some tiles behind a bathroom sink is normally a very simple task, but tiling an entire set of walls is not only more time consuming, it is also vastly trickier.Before we start, its best to produce a checklist of everything you will need to tile your wall, as you wouldn’t want to find yourself missing importan...14:56 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Creating Expectations: Using Door Handles, Door Fixtures and Door Furniture To Impress

 When a guest comes to your home the first thing they're likely to look at with any scrutiny is your front door. More directly, beyond the door and it's general surrounding the handle, fixtures and knocker (is applicable) are the first thing your guest is likely to interact with. With this in mind it makes se...11:45 Thu 17th Jun 2010

How To Make Your House A Home

Many of us have, at one time or another, picked up a paint brush or a screwdriver and done a bit of DIY. Whether it is to redecorate a new home or simply spruce up your existing one people are DIYing it for themselves often every weekend. It can be relatively easy to give your home a new look without breaking the bank....11:45 Thu 17th Jun 2010

John Lewis

John Lewis is now one of the top ten retailers in the UK. The brand is known for its slogan "Never Knowingly Undersold" which has been in use for 76 years. The stores are synonymous with quality goods and stock homewares, clothing, electrical, toys and sporting goods. The John Lewis Partnership also owns Waitrose.The f...15:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


Dulux is an internationally recognised brand of paint. This paint is used in homes across the UK everyday; it is a trusted brand that everyone has heard of. Other brands from the company that makes Dulux include Cuprinol for wood care, Glidden for trade paint, Polycell for predecorative products and Hammerite for metal...14:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Focus DIY

Focus DIY is one of the largest DIY retailers in the UK. Their stores have sections for bathroom, kitchen, decorating, furniture, gardening and tools and offer great bargains. Focus DIY has their own branded goods plus all the big names in their stores. The brand was founded by Bill Archer and Greg Stanley (who had pre...17:00 Wed 26th May 2010

Wickes DIY Online

Wickes is a DIY supplier you can trust. They are the first point of call for tradesmen and also the public. The brand is well known for quality and service. They supply all types of DIY goods from tools to kitchen sinks.  In addition, they offer expert DIY advice to guide you through your home improvement projects...17:00 Wed 26th May 2010

B&Q DIY Online

B&Q is the brand for DIY goods. From wallpaper to drills to plugs to wood they sell everything the keen DIY enthusiast could need. They also offer inspiration on home decor and budgeting as well as ‘How to...’ guides so even those of us who are beginners can do it themselves. With over three million cu...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Stone Garden Path Guide

A garden path is the way we control how our garden is viewed. It encourages anyone in the garden to follow certain routes and see the garden from predetermined points. They also offer a divide in the garden, allowing separating lines and contrasts between each side to be drawn. Garden paths come in many styles, and no...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Removing Wallpaper Guide

For a long time wallpaper was “in” and people covered every single inch of their house in the stuff. It has been known, on occasion, that some have even wallpapered their ceiling! One of the biggest problems withwallpaper is that it is very hard to remove; luckily there are some tips and tricks for getting ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Removing a Radiator Guide

If you are painting and decorating you want to do it properly. There is little point lovingly choosing colours and designs for a house – and then doing the job in a lacklustre way. Ultimately, if a house is intended to tell people what kind of person you are missing out certain parts because they were hard to do ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

How to Unblock a Sink or Toilet

It’s something we all have to face eventually whether we are renting a property or living in our own – it is inevitable that the drain will become blocked. Rather than call a plumber most of us would like to do it ourselves and save the expense – but where should you start with a blocked drain. Whe...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Replacing a Broken Tile Guide

If you have a broken tile amongst many in your bathroom or kitchen you may think it’s the end of the world. You need not worry of course. You can easily replace a tile with only a small amount of time and materials. You are more likely to have trouble finding a tile which is an exact match for you old ones than a...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

The Real Costs Of DIY

When times are hard many of us seek to improve our current homes rather than moving to a new one. Perhaps we need more room as the children get older. Or maybe an elderly relative has to move in for long term care. We spend quite a bit of time in our houses and so we want them to be as pleasant an environment as possib...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

TrustMark Sends Cowboy Builders To OK Corral

Many of us can do simple DIY jobs from changing a light bulb to unblocking the sink and even putting up a shelf. However, for more ambitious jobs obviously we would have to ‘get a man in’. It is true to say that most of us would prefer to rely heavily on word of mouth when it comes to getting a handyman in...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Sisters DIYing It For Themselves

In any normal UK home there are always a few DIY jobs that need to be done. It may be that a wall needs painting, or a shelf needs to be put up or maybe a light-fitting has to be changed. DIY, like barbequing, has traditionally been seen to be in the domain of the man of the house. However, now it seems that women want...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

DIY Spending Rockets

As many of us are feeling the pinch perhaps moving to a new home is not an option. So more and more of us are fixing up our existing homes to make them a nicer place to live. As a nation of DIY lovers it is no surprise then that we are spending more on our homes than ever before. Spending on DIY in the UK has rocketed ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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