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Whether you're doing some decorating or maintenance around the home, check our DIY blogs for tips and advice on how to get the job done properly.

How to Use a Circular Saw

Learn about circular saws, and find out how to use them safely, and how to make different types of cuts.

How to Operate a Mini Digger

You can use mini diggers for a range of projects, and they're easy to operate yourself. Follow our guide on how to operate one confidently.

Lawn Care Tips For Spring

Spring time is one of the most important seasons for gardens, and proper care is vital for bringing them back to life.

How to Lay Paving Slabs

A patio can be low-maintenance but well-used outdoor space that you can actually lay yourself with a bit of hard work.

Gardening Jobs For January

New Year. New You. New garden? The decorations can come down, and there's work to be done in the garden.

Gardening Jobs For December

With Christmas and New Year just round the corner, you might want to make you garden guest-friendly.

The Best Work Lights

When the nights draw in there is less daylight during working hours. Good work lights allow you to get on with jobs safely!

Get Your Home Autumn-Ready

As the colder & wetter weather approaches, there are plenty of chores you can do to get your home ready for autumn.

How to Lay Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is robust, flexible, easy to install, and it looks great!

How To Use Acrow Props

Read our How To Use Acrow Props blog to find out a little more about what these pieces of equipment are, and learn how to use them correctly.

How To Sand a Wooden Floor

Wooden floors are a beautiful feature. Read our blog to find out how to sand a wooden floor using sanding machines to get your surfaces looking their best.

How To Build a Mobile Scaffold Tower

How to build a mobile access tower to reach heights safely for jobs at home or at work.

Top 10 Building Equipment

Take a look at our National Tool Hire Building Equipment Top 10 for a list of our most popular products for work on-site and DIY.

How to Erect a Garden Fence

Wondering how to erect a garden fence as an attractive alternative to brick walls? With the right tools & materials, DIY can be cheaper & easier than you think.

Gardening Jobs For March

As the weather improves in March, there is work to be done. As spring approaches, it is the best time for mowing, aerating, scarifying, and reseeding your lawn. It is the best time to prepare your garden for the year ahead!

How To Mix Different Types Of Concrete

There are a number of different mixes that can be created with cement and the relevant consistency is all dependent on what your job requirements are. Learn how to mix them here!

How To Use A Cement Mixer

Never used a cement mixer before? Don’t worry! We are here to help guide you through a series of steps about how to use a cement mixer!

How To Use a Wacker Plate

Wacker plates are used on construction sites and on a range of DIY projects to ensure a strong, long-lasting base for the work. Read our blog to find out how to use a wacker plate.

Gardening Jobs To Do In August

School's out for summer! Long days and warm nights only mean one thing - plenty of time in the garden. Make the most of one of the warmest months in the calendar with our helpful guide on Gardening Jobs To Do In August!

How To Install Artificial Grass

Is mowing your lawn just becoming too much hassle? Our blog will guide you through all the steps of removing our old turf & how to install artificial grass.

Gardening Jobs To Do In July

Its the time of year when one can expect to be spending more time than ever in your garden, either relaxing, entertaining friends and family or undertaking some of the outdoor jobs that have previously been stifled by the wet and windy winters!

Gardening Jobs to do in June

Can you believe we’re halfway through the year already? June spells the (official) start of summer and it’s not just a time for ice creams and barbeques, but is a great chance to get green fingers in your garden!

Gardening Jobs To Do In May

Summer is just around the corner, we have some useful tips to help keep on top of your garden work and start making preparations for the upcoming months.

How To Build and Install Raised Beds In Your Garden

Make the most of your outdoor space, save money on expensive greenhouses and limit pesky maintenance on turf by installing raised beds in your garden or yard.

Gardening Jobs To Do In April

Growing season begins now! Follow our tips and advice on the gardening jobs to do in April to get your lawn looking beautiful in time for summer.

How To Make Your Own Garden Incinerator

Disposing of garden waste can be expensive & time-consuming. Why not make & use your own garden incinerator? This helpful guide will show you the way!

Gardening Jobs To Do In November

It’s November & the chill has set in as winter is just around the corner. However, it’d be a mistake to leave your garden unkempt at this time of year.

Gardening Jobs To Do In October

It’s the month where the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween come out to play – but why let your garden become a horror show? We take a look at some of the best gardening jobs you can get done during the month of October!

Gardening Jobs To Do In September

September brings an end to long summer days & sees cooler weather in the lead up to Autumn. It means a quieter period on ornamental or flower-based gardens.

How To Clear Space In Your Garden

Clearing your garden is a job that can be done all year round whether it is cutting trees, bushes, branches, brush & shrubs or repurposing your outdoor space.

How To Remove a Fence Post

Wondering how to remove a fence post? You don't need to spend hours digging & struggling, you can pull posts from the ground quickly & easily when you know how!

How To Trim Your Garden Hedges

Regular trimming throughout spring and summer can keep your garden hedges looking neat, tidy and beautiful, making them a wonderful feature for any garden!

How To Break Up A Concrete Base

Read our blog to find out the best way to break up a concrete base!

How To Mix Concrete

Read our blog to find out how to mix high quality concrete

What Is A Wall Chaser?

Read our blog to find out about wall chasers - what they are and what they are used for.

How To Drain Water From A Garden Pond

Removing water from your garden pond needn't be a long and laborious process. You can use a submersible pump to remove the water from your garden pond in no time!

How To Tile A Floor

Laying a high quality tiled floor in your kitchen or bathroom is a great way of giving your home that modern, chic, beautiful finish. With the right tools and know-how, it’s not too difficult to lay your tiled floor yourself!

Spring Gardening Tips

Get your garden ready for spring! As the days start to get a little longer, mornings get a little lighter and temperatures get just a little bit higher, it's time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for spring!

How To Make Your Garden Look Beautiful

Using our tips and advice you can get your garden looking beautiful, to be a much more appealing place to spend your summer days.