Archive for the ‘Builders Merchants’ Category

Homebase bought by Australia’s Wesfarmers for £340m

The BBC recently reported that UK DIY chain Homebase has been sold by its owner Home Retail Group to Australian retail giant Wesfarmers for £340m (A$705m; $485.2m). Wesfarmers already owns Bunnings – one of Australia’s largest suppliers of outdoor living and DIY products. The 265 UK Homebase sites will be rebranded under the Bunnings banner […]

DIY Sanding The Benefits of Stepping up to Electric

For independent builders and DIYers, sanding down materials is a task that takes time, precision and effort. Hand sanding is an easily available and cheap way to produce a finished piece, however it does have its negative points. It takes a long time to achieve the desired effect, for DIYers and especially for Independent builders, […]

Morrisons teams up with B&Q for new Store

A pioneering new outlet is destined for Staffordshire that will see a DIY store combine with a supermarket. B&Q and Morrisons will joine forces in a combined facility in Meir Park. If the venture is given planning permission  it will represent fresh competition for neighbouring supermarkets Tesco and Aldi. At the moment, the site is […]

Sponsored Video: Polycell – ‘No More Unsightly Cracks’

The new advert from Polycell ‘No More Unsightly Cracks’. Our new Quick Drying Polyfilla Spray helps repairs hairline cracks with one quick and easy application. Tweet

How to Lay Laminate Flooring

Part 1 of 3 – Preparation If you’re not too well-acquainted with DIY, laying a new floor can seem like an impossible task. But don’t give up yet! This three-part guide will teach even total DIY novices how to lay laminate flooring by breaking the job up into small, manageable stages, and explaining them in […]

Easy fixes for four common plumbing problems

It’s at this time of the year that you should really be asking yourself a few questions about your home. Do I have adequate boiler cover? Is my home energy efficient enough and can I tackle any simple plumbing problems that may arise? With summer coming to an end and the cooler months coming up […]

Find a Cutting Disc for Metal

There are many different tasks which can be performed at home safely, even if at first they might seem rather intense, or potentially dangerous. Well, it needs to be noted that pretty much very example of DIY could be dangerous if you were not properly trained or protected before beginning said task, but as long […]

Rugby Star’s Tiling Challenge Goes Viral

Former international rugby player Lewis Moody M.B.E was called upon to test Elastoplast’s new Extra Tough plaster and it proved a huge success! The ex-rugby captain and part-time DIY guru has become a viral hit after taking on a Vertical Tiling challenge. The 33-year-old has turned into a huge sensation on YouTube after being videoed […]

Cheap DIY tips to improve your home

Add value to your property with affordable home DIY projects It’s a buyer’s market which means that selling a house can be really tough competition. With few buyers out there, you need to make your property as attractive as possible for a quick sale with attractive returns. The best news yet: your competitive edge may […]

Pitch Your DIY Idea in BBC Dragons’ Den

Popular BBC TV programme ‘Dragon’s Den’ has laid down the challenge to prospective DIY business people to pitch for bundles of the entrepreneurs cash in the new series. The BBC are looking for people with innovative DIY and garden ideas to take part in the forthcoming show. It’s a great chance for business people to […]