MAIN FEATURE:

Started in Feb 2019, It's going to be 2 storeys, monocouche render, balcony and really really fancy....

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TIPS AND TRICKS:

To help with your DIY

DIY Money Saving Tips


Making a Scalable Drawing


Modifying BOUNDARY FENCES AND WALLS


Stuck with where to start on your home DIY?

HOW-TO'S:

Decking | Part 1 - Planning & Design

All things to consider when planning your deck

Building an Oak Fence

Solid, Robust and looks good...

Building a Floating Shelf Wall

Made from Sapele wood, here's how to build your own...

Painting a Room with a Feature Wall

Two colours being applied using a roller and brush...

Repairing Plaster Walls

If it's just the odd patch you need to repair, here's how...

Painting onto New Plaster

Using a spray gun or roller (guess which I preferred)...

Removing Plaster from Walls

Avoid electrocution here folks, do it right...

Skim Coating Plasterboard

Not easy, but turns out not as hard as I thought it would be...

DIY SPENDING:

How much have I spent on DIY

October 2018


Summer 2018



DIY PROJECTS:

The Back Garden


The Dining Room


The Lounge

MORE HOW-TO'S:

How to Plasterboard a Wall

Knock them up in no time...

Preparing Plaster Walls for Painting

Mostly sanding down with some tips chucked in to help you...

Using Scrim Tape on Plasterboard

Don't plaster without it, or you'll be in deep trouble...

Using Corner Anglebead on Plasterboard

Essential for easily creating straight corners...

WOULD YOU PREFER TO SPEND YOUR SPARE TIME DOING UP YOUR HOME?

If the answer is yes, then we're already on the same wavelength and I would like to help you out. I'll do this by telling you how I do up my own home in the form of how-to videos, written text and pictures.

My name's Sam by the way, it's nice to meet you. I spend a lot of time doing up my house. I have three wonderful kids and after I've put them to bed I'm usually up till the early hours on a weeknight doing up my house. As a result, I've never finished the Game of Thrones box set, I'm still on Season 1 of Vikings and I rarely watch any TV. My family, work and doing up my house forms the majority of my life, and I love it.

sam standing in front of a wall holding up a spirit level doing generic a diy job with some diy tools on the floor

This site's for the dedicated DIYer. I provide no shortcuts and no quick, temporary fixes. Every bit of advice has been researched and tested fully. If I haven't done it, it's not on this website.

I've divided up my websites into:

  • Projects - The projects will take anything from a day to a year to finish, usually split into rooms, such as "The Dining Room".
  • How-to Guides - Step-by-step DIY tasks to show you how to do stuff, such as "How to Plasterboard a wall".
  • Spending Reports - Monthly roundup of how much I've spent on my own DIY, including estimated money saved, time spent on each project and accumulated spend on my house. This is for those of you who like to know the facts!

If you haven't the time to look for the answers to your DIY problems, send me an email instead and I'll get back to you. Just fill out the email form below and get signed up, then ask me all the questions you want. Honestly, it's no trouble.

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