DIY

D.I.Y "Do it yourself" or home improvements. Fixing things around the house. Also see repairs

Gates Update

Gates Update

Over the last week, the gates have been painted and the holes for the bases have been dug and filled with postcrete. To ensure the holes were all filled to the same level I remove the gravel between the holes

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

How To Preserve A Window Sill

How To Preserve A Window Sill

The window sill plays a vital role in keeping the window durable and preventing the entry of the outdoor elements inside your house.

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

Spaghetti Phone Wiring

Spaghetti Phone Wiring

The other weekend, I moved the Wifi Hub from the backroom to the middle of the house. We’d also been getting some issues with the broadband dropping out so it seemed a good opportunity to check if there were any

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

Signs Of Common Plumbing Problems To Watch Out For

Signs Of Common Plumbing Problems To Watch Out For

One of the most unnoticeable issues that all homeowners encounter is plumbing problems.

Continue reading Comments One Comment

The Cold

The Cold

Over the last couple of weeks, the temperature here in Scotland has dropped below freezing. The coldest night was -6°C and it stayed below zero most days. On the plus side that has meant some snow to play in. But

Continue reading Comments One Comment

New locks

New locks

The front door on our new house is a hardwood door, it had some brass handles. These would be more in keeping with a Victorian theme than the contemporary style of the house. The handles also kept getting snagged on

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

The mystery of the TV aerial

The mystery of the TV aerial

I had TV aerial sockets but a very weak signal, what could be wrong? First step, find the aerial…

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

“I like big butts and I cannot lie”

"I like big butts and I cannot lie"

Sir Mix-a-Lot must have a water meter and a garden where he was growing red beans and rice, some challenging plants to grow without a good water supply.

Continue reading Comments Add Comment