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16/10/2015
Chinese scientists have developed a new paint that is able to change colour in a variety of ways. The paint uses nano-sized cells, which can be controlled to inflate or deflate in order to detect visible light at different wavelengths. This generates different colours, causing the chameleon-like effect.
Colourful chameleon
30/09/2015

Princes William and Harry rolled up their shirtsleeves to help reclaim and rebuild the homes of military families in Manchester. As part of the television program DIY SOS they donned hard hats and work boots to help those in need.

construction
30/09/2015

For many of us, DIY is one of the best ways to show pride in our home. Building improvements, one-of-a-kind installations, and the chance to work with amazing power tools all lure us in during the weekend and our inner builders itch to get out.

When to call a professional
14/09/2015

For a recent painting and decorating project we used some specialist painting tools by Purdy for the first time. We give you our verdict on how we got on with some of their most popular tools and whether or not we would use them again.

Purdy roller and frame review
28/08/2015

Just before you complete the purchase of your new home and move in, it can often be one of the most stressful periods of the whole moving experience.

Guide to moving home by Handywork Solutions
11/08/2015

An online article has claimed that DIY must increase its appeal to a younger market, as the youthful consumer continues to struggle with common work around the home.

Hammer and Dowel Pins
04/08/2015

DIY retailer Wickes has announced a sizeable growth in operating profit for the first half of the year, news which confirms that both the home improvement and construction markets are enjoying further growth once again.

Handsaw
30/07/2015

Purchasing new furniture can be an expensive business, especially if you’re unwilling to compromise on a table, sideboard or armchair that’s not exactly the kind of thing you’re after.

A Beginner’s Guide to Upcycling
15/07/2015

What’s the difference between a sheet of plasterboard and a lovely smooth wall? A nice, smooth layer of plaster – or skim as it’s known in the trade.

Trowel
15/07/2015

People all across Britain have started splashing out on DIY in recent months after so many years of holding back, a recent survey has revealed.

Spirit Level

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