Category: DIY

General diy tips and information.

Word of mouth polled most effective way to find tradesmen

Latest research from WaterSafe has revealed that recommendations by word of mouth to find tradesmen are more effective than advertising online. The research found family and friend recommendations came out on top with nearly two thirds (63%) citing they find

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Half of construction workers don’t carry DIY jobs in their own home

A new study has revealed that just under half of construction workers don’t carry out DIY jobs around their own home, despite the nature of their jobs. ‘Cannot find the time’ and ‘lack of confidence within different construction sectors’ emerged

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Safety report highlights dangers of knocking down walls

The latest Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (Cross) update highlights the dangers of knocking down walls in terraced housing. Confidential reports that are submitted to Cross are de-identified before being reviewed by a panel of experts. The panel then makes

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Hitachi aids South London Makerspace community workshop

Hitachi Power Tools is donating a selection of its power tools to South London Makerspace, a not-for-profit social, community workshop, dedicated to promoting and encouraging creative, technical and scientific skills. South London Makerspace provides and maintains a shared community workspace

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Green Party supports VAT cut on housing repairs

The Green Party has pledged to cut VAT on housing repairs and renovations. Currently, the VAT rate on repairs and renovations is 20% but, with the UK housing stock in desperate need of improvements such as insulation, a coalition led

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