I’m Andy Mac and I run the Gosforth Handyman channel on YouTube, one of the UK’s most successful property maintenance channels. I love teaching people about how things work and hopefully you can learn from some of my projects. From putting up a set of shelves through to how houses in the UK are built and much more. A very warm welcome to you wherever you are in the world!
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Obviously some of the tools I use are old and you can’t buy them any more, so I’ve tried to find equivalent newer models where possible, or models I’d consider purchasing when tools finally give up the ghost. Hope you find this useful!
The humble yellow, red or brown wall plug can take huge loads when used properly. A little while ago we ... Read more...
New Build Houses in the UK
Thinking of buying a new build?
This is a topic very close to my heart. We’ve lived in all sorts of houses over the years – from very old houses through to very new houses. I’ve also worked in hundreds of new builds and lived in one for over 8 years. In this series I’m dispelling all the myths and fear mongering. What is new build life really like?
Welcome back to our series about new build houses in the UK. We've already had a look at how the ... Read More
The Newcastle Great Park Project
This neatly ties in with my series about new build houses. Newcastle Great Park is one of the biggest new-build projects in the north of England. I lived here for many years and worked in many of the houses. I know this estate intimately so thought I’d put together a series documenting its growth over the years.
Another busy year in Newcastle Great Park! Cell E (Brunton Green) is nearing completion, work has started on the large ... Read More
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