Whether it’s turning a corner of the garden into a luxury decked zone for those rare sunny days or it’s freshening up the spare room in time for the new baby, the whole of the UK loves a DIY project.
Here are some things to consider before you make a start: –
1. Preparation – If you’re serious about tackling a DIY project at home, do your research and find out all the stages involved: preparation times, drying times, likely wastage from off cuts so you order enough materials. Create a plan, write it all down and refer back to it during the project so you don’t miss anything, as making a mistake will cost you time and, of course, money.
2. Tools – Any DIY project involves tools and although you might have a shed full of rusty old saws and screwdrivers, things have moved on in the DIY sector and it’s definitely worth investing in some decent tools that will make your life a lot easier and safer.
3. Electrics/Gas – Unless you are a qualified electrician or gas engineer, you should never attempt any of this type of work yourself. There are thousands of good tradespeople out there who will happily come and give you a quote, just make sure to check their credentials/reviews or ask friends and family for a good referral.
4. Photographs – We often forget to take before and after photos of projects but it can be really nice to show off your skills to your friends and neighbours. You can even use them to show any future prospective buyers to show the extent of the efforts you went to.
B&Q is one of the nation’s favourite DIY stores, with 350 location in the UK and a further 8 in the Republic of Ireland. We love B&Q because they have everything you could possibly need in the way of tools and materials, right down to the correct screws and sealants but they also offer great tips and guidance on a range of DIY projects.
What’s your next DIY project going to be? Check out B&Qs great website and find all the inspiration you need.
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