How to choose your DIY tools & equipment
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter183 guides
- Garden equipment
- Bathroom fittings
DIY safety during lockdown
Many of us are making the most of our time on lockdown to get cracking on a range of home improvement projects.
From taking care of the lawn and fitting out your garden with play equipment to freshening up your bathroom or home workshop, there are plenty of ways to keep busy.
One of the most positive things about being stuck indoors is that there is no excuse for procrastination! With this in mind, we've arranged a series of guides into categories to help you complete your DIY projects.
But, most importantly, we urge you to tackle these jobs with as much care as possible. DIY, cleaning and maintenance tasks all come with their own risks and accidents do happen.
To ensure you don't end up in A&E, we cannot emphasise the following points enough:
- Be very careful when handling any tool.
- Put any dangerous jobs on the back burner.
- Do not attempt to use any tools that you are not familiar with.
Caring for your lawn
As the weather warms up, your grass is starting to grow which leaves you with two options: hack at it with a pair of scissors (you have the time, after all...) or get your hands on a lawnmower. Whether you go for an electric or petrol-powered model, these handy machines will make quick work of your lawn.
- Lawnmower buying guide
- Electric lawnmower buying guide
- Petrol lawnmower buying guide
- Robot lawnmower buying guide
- How to set up your robot lawnmower
Picking your garden power tools
Once your lawn is looking neat and tidy, it's time to take care of the rest of your garden. From churning your soil to trimming your trees and getting rid of any garden waste, there are plenty of tools out there to help you out.
- Tiller and cultivator buying guide
- Chainsaw or power pruner: which is right for you?
- Strimmer and brushcutter buying guide
- Garden shredder buying guide
- Leafblower buying guide
Furnishing your garden
Your garden is a living space in its own right and taking advantage of it is now more important to your wellbeing than ever. Looking to install some outdoor play equipment or add some privacy with a fence or screen? We'll help you make the most of your outdoor space.
- Outdoor play equipment buying guide
- Fencing and screen buying guide
- Garden dining set buying guide
- Garden furniture buying guide
- How to design and furnish your garden
- Hammock and swing buying guide
- Decking board and tile buying guide
Power washing your equipment
A pressure washer is the best tool for cleaning your car or the side of your house – or just for getting rid of unwanted visitors! But with so many different models and attachments on the market, it's hard to tell which one to go for. Luckily we've got you covered!
- Pressure washer buying guide
- Petrol or diesel pressure washer buying guide
- Pressure washer accessories buying guide
- How to descale your pressure washer
Sprucing up your bathroom
Why not make the most of your time on lockdown by freshening up your bathroom? Follow our guides for advice on picking your fittings and organising your space; we've got plenty tricks up our sleeve to help you out!
- Shower hose buying guide
- Shower head buying guide
- Toilet seat buying guide
- Towel rail and hook buying guide
- Bathroom mirror buying guide
- Bathroom tap buying guide
- How to organise your bathroom
Tidying up your home workshop
It might have taken a lockdown to get you there, but if you've finally decided to tidy up your home workshop or garage: well done! We'll help you keep things looking spick and span.
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter 183 guides écrits
The DIY motto ? Learning is better than delegating… well, it's also a question about your wallet! The satisfaction? The beer at the end of the job! What do the best have in common? The influence of Gyro Gearloose, Mac Gyver and Carol Smiley depending on your generation, a good dose of curiosity, a average hand-eye coordination and a taste for risks… and if it doesn't work, try again! Advise you? I'll do my best!