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Bike resting against a tree

Rust, otherwise known as iron oxide, can be unattractive and if not kept at bay can cause immeasurable damage to metals. Having some minor rust on your bike isn’t necessarily the end of the world, but it is something you will want to keep your eyes on and treat asap. Fortunately, there are a few […]

Composite wood fences

Composite wood fencing has become more and more popular over recent years. This is likely due to a few reasons, with the largest factor likely being their low maintenance. However, it should be noted that even composite wood requires a certain level of care. Here we discuss our top tips and advice to keep yours […]

Person creating a fluid art painting.

To those not in the know, it can seem like acrylic paint pouring is very simple and in some ways, it is. However, there are so many little things along the way that can ruin your artwork all too easily. So, we are going to be detailing the top 10 most common paint pouring mistakes […]

Bike being washed

Even if your bike isn’t caked with mud, we still recommend giving it a clean every so often to keep it in tip top condition. If you are a regular road rider, we recommend cleaning your bike every 25-30 rides or so and if you’re a mountain biker or cross biker, more often. It might […]

Money saving tips for DIY

There’s a huge variety of jobs you can do around the home yourself, from something small such as shelving, to large projects such as an extension. Whilst it can be very rewarding (as well as a lot cheaper!) to handle the project yourself instead of hiring a professional, once you start paying for tools and […]

Close up of a upvs window frame being painted

uPVC (otherwise known as Un-plasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride) is most likely the most commonly used material for windowsills and window frames. However, they can be a little bit boring or even ‘ugly’ looking, so today we are going to show you how to paint uPVC windows to keep them looking fresh and interesting! With long […]

Penetration damp on an interior wall

We are sure almost all of you know about damp, but perhaps you aren’t familiar with the different types of damp there are or how to properly treat them. Today we are going into detail about the three most common types of damp to help you tackle them properly. The three types of damp you […]

New slatted garden fence

Today we are going to guide you through how to build a slatted fence. Slatted fences can be made out of either wood or composite wood. Composite wood is becoming more and more popular due to its durability and eco friendliness. Most companies will use recycled plastics such as bottles as the plastic part of […]