As I write this the UK is in the biggest energy crisis of a generation. One serious consideration for many is a wood burning stove. They’re relatively cheap and many people have an abundant free fuel supply. But what about the emissions? THINK OF THE CHILDREN!! OK, I went down the rabbit hole…Continue reading “Emissions from Wood Burning Stoves”
Wood Burning Stoves for Beginners
Are you considering installing a wood burning stove? They’re not for everyone so it’s important you go in to this with your eyes wide open. Used wrongly they cause pollution and could end up costing you more money that you save. Used correctly the emissions are minimal and you could save a fortune.Continue reading “Wood Burning Stoves for Beginners”
How to create a Soundproof Ceiling
Welcome back to our series about creating a soundproof studio room. It’s time to tackle the ceiling, one of the most critical parts of the whole build.Continue reading “How to create a Soundproof Ceiling”
Tide banking review for your small business
Over many years of self employment I’ve used business accounts from most of the big names. As I write this in 2022 more and more high street banks are closing and cash, like it or not, is rapidly becoming obsolete. In this Tide banking review I’ll explain what modern business banking looks like.Continue reading “Tide banking review for your small business”
New Build Internals and Utilities
Welcome back to our series about new build houses in the UK. We’ve already had a look at how the externals of new houses are put together. Today we’re going to have a chat about everything internal – from utilities and internet connectivity through to kitchens and bathrooms. Thinking of buying a new build? Watch this first!Continue reading “New Build Internals and Utilities”
How to Re-Silicone a Mouldy Shower
Do you have a shower or bath with old, black, mouldy silicone? Is the silicone damaged and is the shower leaking as a result? Sometimes the best bet is to start again – this means removing all the old silicone and re-applying new silicone properly.Continue reading “How to Re-Silicone a Mouldy Shower”
The only 16 drill bits you’ll ever need!
Are you stuck with hundreds of plastic library cassettes full of drill bits but whenever you open them the one bit you need is missing or broken? Are you starting out in DIY and just want to know what drill bits you need? Hopefully this will be of some help to you. This is an evolving article. I’ve changed my mind what needs to be in it about 150 times now. For the moment I’m settled on these drill bits and I’m comfortable with that.Continue reading “The only 16 drill bits you’ll ever need!”
How to use a Tape Measure
Learning how to use a tape measure properly is an essential life skill. I’m forever seeing people using this simple tool wrongly and in this article I want to address the most common mistake I see – the difference between taking inside and outside measurements.
10 Ideas of what to do with Sawdust
This video is quite funny. I have no idea why it became so popular on YouTube! I just wanted to give you a few ideas of what you can use sawdust for… so here are 10 ideas of what to do with sawdust.
How to Paint Melamine?
Melamine or Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) can be a total nightmare to paint but in this article I’m going to give you a couple of options of how to paint it and get a good finish. So if you’re wondering how do you paint melamine then read on!Continue reading “How to Paint Melamine?”