Home Maintenance DIY How To Projects

This page includes links to DIY advice tutorials for general home maintenance. These how to articles cover general house maintenance projects which are designed to prevent more serious problems occurring. Browse through the below list and click on your chosen link to view the project information.

Available DIY How To Projects

Whether its just a lick of paint to the front door or replacement tiles on the roof, maintaining your home will not just save you money by ensure the value of your house does not drop.

Make sure you have the right tools for the job

Make sure you have the right tools for the job

Home maintenance is ongoing and to a large extent, seasonal. It is impossible most of the time to detect a leak in a flat roof until it starts raining. Similarly it will not be at all obvious that a gutter is blocked or a gutter joint has perished until a downpour sends a cascade of water down the wall.

Our maintenance tip are therefore divided in to seasons to help you stay ahead of the game and keep things maintained. Prevention is better than cure we say.

Screwdriver sets mean you always have the right driver for the job

Screwdriver sets mean you always have the right driver for the job

Painting timber is a different procedure to painting brickwork, and getting up to paint facia boards and soffit boards means you will need to learn a little about ladder safety. You will need to know how to prepare most surfaces for painting in order to get the best job and stop the paint peeling or cracking and allowing moisture in.

Using wire brushes, hot air guns, paint stripper, sanding bocks and sanding machines are covered here as is making good with many forms of wood and masonry filler and using many different kinds of sealant and flexible fillers or decorators caulk.

We show you how to oil and maintain wooden worktops in the kitchen and how to maintain the ballcocks and valves in your plumbing and central heating systems. We show you how to stop drafts round your doors and windows and even how to stop the cold getting in through your letter box!

We show you how to keep condensation to a minimum and how to stop your paths and driveways cracking in the frost. This is a comprehensive maintenance section which will keep your home in good order all year round.