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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 to help aid you in the operation of a cement mixing machine.

using a wacker plate

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.

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Do I Need A Transformer?

This is a question we are often asked by customers when they want to hire power tools for home DIY jobs. Read our blog to find out if you need to use a transformer with your power tools.

What is an SDS drill

What Is An SDS Drill?

SDS drills are professional power tools for drilling through hard materials that standard rotary or hammer drills can’t get through. Read our blog to find out about SDS drills, how they work, what they do, what they are for and more!

Nail Gun

What Is The Difference Between First Fix & Second Fix Nail Guns?

Read our blog to find out the key differences between first fix and second fix nail guns, and which tool is best for your job.

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Mini Digger Hire For Trade & DIY

We have mini digger hire available nationwide! Whether you are a trade customer or a DIY user, you can hire a mini digger / mini excavator from National Tool Hire Shops.

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.

Top Tiling Tips

Tiling the walls or floors in your bathroom or kitchen provides a practical, hygienic and easy to clean surface. However doing your own tiling also gives you the freedom to be as creative as you would like - you can give your home a look that is exactly to your tastes.

How To Make Your Own Garden Incinerator

Disposing of garden waste can be a long, arduous and often expensive process, due to the constant refilling and emptying of council green waste bins, arranging private disposal companies or manually disposing of it at local dumps – any way you look at it, it’s a bit of a pain! Why not reduce the hassle by making and using your own garden incinerator? This helpful guide will show you the way!

How To Prevent and Remove Rats and Mice In Your Home

The unfortunate and slightly uncomfortable fact is - no matter how urban or rural you are, rats and mice are ultimate opportunists when it comes to finding a place to nest and live, and will take any chance given to them to take advantage of any nook and cranny in your home, business or garden - especially when the weather gets cold. This is a guide detailing some of the ways to prevent rats and mice from entering your home, and ways to get rid of these rodents if they’ve already outstayed their welcome.

How To Paint Your Garden Fences

The summer months offer the perfect opportunity to refresh the look of your garden fences, and get them prepared for the harsher weather later on in the year! This helpful guide will give you some useful tips on the best methods for painting your garden fences.

BBQ & A: How To Prepare For Your Barbecues This Summer

It’s that time of year again to break out the charcoal, get out your lawn chairs and get ready for a Barbecue! Follow our easy tips to prepare your garden for a summer of chilling and grilling.

How To Clean A Wooden Floor

Giving your wooden floor a deep and effective scrub not only helps to keep it looking clean. It also helps to remove scuff marks and scratches, protects the wooden floor finish from future damage and makes it much easier to clean in the future!

How To Remove A Fence Post From The Ground

You don't need to spend hours digging away at a fence post to remove it from the ground. With our new fence post puller products for hire you can remove fence posts from the ground quickly and easily - in a matter of minutes!

How To Sand A Wooden Floor

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

How To Break Up A Concrete Base

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

The Best Way To Clean A Patio

Read our blog to find out the best way to clean your patio quickly and effectively!

How To Remove Woodchip Wallpaper

Trying to remove woodchip wallpaper from the walls in your home can be quite difficult. Though, with the appropriate equipment, know-how and a bit of elbow grease, you can make the job of removing woodchip wallpaper from the walls in your home much easier.

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!

What Is The Difference Between 110v And 240v Power Tools?

Read our blog to find out about the differences between 110v and 240v power tools, their uses and whether you need 110v tools or 240v tools.

How To Use A Ladder Safely

Ladders and stepladders are not actually banned under health and safety law. Ladders and steps can be used on site and in the workplace for many small duration, low risk tasks; as they are often the most convenient, practical and sensible means of access for these kind of jobs at a height. Read our blog to find out about how to stay safe whilst using ladders and step ladders.

Environmentally Friendly Carpet Cleaning

We pride ourselves on providing a range of high quality, environmentally friendly carpet cleaning products. Our carpet cleaning machines use nothing more than some warm water, a vacuum and environmentally-friendly microbial carpet cleaning solution to remove the dirt, stains, bacteria and allergens from your carpets, to get them looking and feeling like new. No need for harmful chemicals!

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!

How To Clean Your Gutters

Keeping your gutters clean and well maintained is often overlooked as an important household task. As the guttering is hidden away at the top of your house, it's easy to forget about them completely. However, blocked, poorly maintained gutters can cause you many more problems in the longer term, including flooding and damp – so it’s well worth taking care of your guttering from time to time.

How To Decorate Above Your Staircase Without Ladders

Using an alloy stair scaffold, you can work safely and securely in a stairway, to carry out all kinds of decorating, installation, maintenance and repair work. These towers give you a flat, solid, spacious platform to work from, so they are much safer than ladders!

How To Unblock A Sink & Drain

How To Unblock A Sink & Drain

A minor drain or sink blockage is cleared relatively easily using some simple equipment and a bit of know-how - saving you the cost of calling in a professional. Read our blog to find out how to unblock a sink or a drain quickly and easily.

How To Work Safely At A Height

Working at a height can be extremely dangerous if you do not use the correct equipment, and if the correct precautions are not taken. Though if you use appropriate, safe equipment and take extreme care, you can work safely at a height with confidence.

How to wallpaper a wall

How To Hang Wallpaper

Hanging wallpaper is a great way to finish a room, create a feature wall, or add personality to a space. It's also a right of passage for any adult! You don't need a professional to wallpaper a wall, you just need the know-how and the right equipment!

How To Clean A Conservatory Roof Safely & Simply

Cleaning a conservatory can be a difficult and even dangerous job without the right equipment. Our brand new range of conservatory roof ladders are specifically designed for safe and secure access for conservatory cleaning, repair and maintenance jobs.

How to Erect A Garden Fence

If you're considering installing a fence around your garden, wooden fence panels provide a cheaper, easier to construct and more aesthetically pleasing alternative to a brick wall. With the correct tools and equipment, erecting a fence can be a relatively simple task.

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