Guest post :  A woolly hat for your shed

Thanks to Andy from Workshopshed.com for this guest post about insultation your shed roof. Everyone knows when it’s cold you put a hat on to keep warm and every house has loft insulation. But when building a shed we typically only have a layer of board topped with felt to keep us warm. My shed was…

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DIY Project : Putting a new roof on a workshop shed

Andy from Workshopshed has posted this on our forum about his New roof on his shed. It still needs some finishing but I swapped out my old roof with a new one with insulation, felt and a big polycarbonate window. But you can read the full shed roof job over at his blog. When I…

Top Tips for felting a shed roof

My shed roof desperately needs re felting – of course I should have done it in the summer when the weather was a lot better, but as with most things I do, it takes me months to get round to things (yes mrsunclewilco was right, but don’t tell her). Anyway being of little DIY skills…

SOLVE CREAKING FLOORBOARDS problems

TOP TIPS FOR… fixing creaking floorboards :: Floorboards creak when two pieces of wood rub together. There are several causes of this, but one of the most common is that the nails which fix the floorboards to the joists become loose over time. It’s sometimes possible to solve the problem by pushing talcum powder or…

Bank Holiday shed sales fest

15% off over 150 Garden Structures including Sheds, Arbours, Cabins & Summerhouses 15 % off over 40 Wooden, Metal & Plastic Sheds & Storage 15% off Selected Playhouses 15% off Selected Garden Rooms & Home Offices 15% off Arbours and Arches 15% off over 70 Cabins & Summerhouses 15% off Selected Carports, Canopies & Garages…

DIY NEWS

:: Fired Earth is celebrating its 25th birthday this year and, to mark the occasion, is offering 25% off selected favourites throughout the year (details online or in-store). Also, if you spend £50 or more on paint in-store, Kevin McCloud’s new book Colour Now (RRP £9.99) is yours free. In it, McCloud researches, selects and…

Screwfix Save 5% on all orders over £50

Screwfix are promoting a new voucher code from Tuesday 12th May until Midday Monday 8th June (12.00). Save 5% on all orders over £50 or more with the following voucher code: Affiliate5% Simply enter your unique offer code in the special instruction box when you reach the check order details screen. The saving will be…

BRITONS PLAN £4.5 BILLION EASTER DIY BOOM

Britons are collectively planning to spend £4.5 billion on home improvements over Easter, with many hoping to add value to their property, a survey showed today. The average person will spend £181 on DIY projects during the Bank Holiday weekend, rising to more than £200 among people in London, according to research by The Co-operative…

TOP TIPS FOR… removing polystyrene ceiling tiles

:: Polystyrene ceiling tiles are unsightly and old fashioned, but removing them isn’t much fun, so be sure you want to. Once you’ve started scraping them off, you can’t just stop. :: Make sure you have a stepladder tall enough to enable you to reach the ceiling without stretching and straining, as this could be…

Couple create town where they first met in shed

Childhood sweethearts Stanley and Christine Buck have created a model of a 1950s town to remind them of “happy times”. The retired couple, of Whittlesey, Cambs, have spent much of the past 20 years crafting the MDF replica. The 1:24inch scale model features a variety of places that hold memories for them, including the coffee…

B&Q Massive offers, massive sales!

I think this looks a bit like a Shepards Hut but without the wheels Henley Offices Compact Maxi Room Now £7857.66 Was £9299.00 Save £1441.34

TOP TIPS FOR… replacing grout

Grout can become discoloured over time with mould, cooking splashes, shower gel and shampoo residues taking their toll. Before you consider replacing the grout, try scrubbing it with sugar-soap or grout-cleaning spray and then, if necessary, use grout paint to make it white again. If this doesn’t do the trick, and you can’t live with…

DIY : GET YOUR DOORS FITTING SNUGLY

TOP TIPS FOR… fitting doors Don’t be tempted to fit the door furniture before you’ve fitted the door. The same applies to painting the door and the doorframe. Fitting a door usually involves a lot of trial and error and it’s easy to scrape the door and the frame in the process, so wait until…

B& Q Hot Picks

B& Q Hot Picks Aluminium Greenhouse – Save £101.84, Now £337.16, Was £439.00 Pent Metal Shed, only £139 Kinver Cabin, Save £267.99, Now £1461.01, Was £1729.00 B&Q Victorian conservatory, Save £272.89, Now £2326.11, Was £2599.00 Prima bath suite only £399 Mesmerise bathroom suite only £399 Seattle bath suite only £249 Winther Browne Radiator Cabinet, Save…

Installing a Woodburning Stove in your shed

A lot of people wonder how to heat their sheds, so John over at Secrets of Shed building has a great post about this very thing, one of his readers dave has given it a go, here is a brief snippet of it In true shed building tradition, the stove is recycled, thrown out when…

How many sheds can you build with that?

Timber lost from a Russian-registered cargo ship has washed up on the Kent coast, coastguards said. Large amounts of the wood has been seen on coastline around Ramsgate and Margate. The ship Sinegorsk issued an alert in rough seas after it lost up to 1,500 tonnes of its sawn timber load around 14 miles off…

DIY Tips – loft insulation

One of the most valuable DIY jobs you can do is to insulate your loft and there’s no better time to do it because loft insulation is half price at Homebase. Two hundred millimetre Space Blanket, for example, is £5.99 for a roll that covers 1.48m sq. You’ll need around 17 rolls for a typical…

Diy shop keeper 100 and not out

The metro reports Shopkeeper Jack Yaffe has just celebrated his 100th birthday – and he has no plans to retire. The great-grandfather opened his hardware store 75 years ago and has lived above it ever since. He said: ‘I still direct the business and will keep on doing so.’ Jack’s only son, Geoffrey, died ten…

Shed.TV How to build a garden shed

A good one for Friday feelings and Shed.TV, I had a laugh anyway, I can’t believe I have not seen this before. The Two Ronnies How To Build A Garden Shed. Broadcast: October 25, 1973

Homebase.co.uk – free delivery on orders

Homebase has just revealed a new voucher code, live from today that enables shoppers to get free delivery on orders over £50. Code: FREEDEL Start Date: 13 Jan 09 End Date: 15 Jan 09 Offer: Free delivery when you spend over £50

Get 10% off screwfix – including sheds

Screwfix are promoting a new voucher code for one week from Monday 12th January until Friday 16th January (23.59). Save 10% on orders over £50 with the following voucher code: DF120109 Simply enter your unique offer code in the special instruction box when you reach the check order details screen. The saving will be deducted…

DIY NEWS

Believe it or not, 2009 is the 30th birthday of the Black & Decker(R) Dustbuster(R). And to mark the occasion, the company has added some innovative models to its range. There are the Dustbuster(R) Eco Extreme DV1205 (around £64.99, available from Comet and Currys from this month), which uses 66 per cent less charging energy…

The stress free way of building a shed

John from Secrets of Shed Building, has written some articles which are available to all to read and use. How to Build a Shed the Stress Free Way I wish I could teach you how to build a shed in this short article. However the most I could give you would be a few short…

TWO HURT IN DIY STORE SHELVING COLLAPSE

Two people were taken to hospital today with head injuries after a shelving beam fell on to them at a DIY store. Paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service were called to the B&Q in Imperial Park, Hartcliffe, Bristol, shortly before 1pm this afternoon. An 8ft-high section of metal shelving had collapsed, injuring a customer and…

DIY NEWS

DIYers shouldn’t tackle electrical work, and with DOT-it lights they don’t have to. These self-adhesive mini lights (6.5cm in diameter) have three LED bulbs per light, can be stuck up in seconds and come with batteries that should last 100 hours. The lights are perfect for places like sheds, cupboards, wardrobes and under the stairs,…

Save 10% off with Screwfix

Screwfix have another voucher code available until Midday Thuesday 23rd December.To qualify for the 10% discount, customers simply need to enter code LE191208 at checkout. Terms and Conditions of SAVE 10% Promotion. – Offer cannot be redeemed against Delivery charges or Gift Vouchers. – Offer cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other voucher. –…

DIY NEWS

Anyone who’s keen on DIY or keen to get into DIY in the New Year needs a good do-it-yourself manual and the B&Q You Can Do It Book is just the thing. With projects for novices and more experienced home improvers alike, it will make a great Christmas gift, especially if you’re trying to give…

DIY NEWS

If you’re looking for a stocking filler for a DIYer, consider 9 in 1 Multi Tool from Lakeland kitchenware. Made from stainless steel, this pocket-sized set contains several basic tools in one – a claw hammer, metal pick, knife, bottle opener, tile saw, flathead screwdriver, penknife, Philips screwdriver and pliers. The Multi Tool is perfect…

DIY NEWS

The new Compact Mouse Sander from Black & Decker is a great little sander, but it’s also useful for other DIY jobs, including rust removal, glass cleaning, plastic polishing and cleaning, and metal polishing. The Mouse’s compact design enables you to get closer to the surface for greater control, while the dust cassette and dust…

Repairing a shed roof – Roofing Felt or Shingles?

John over at Secrets of shedbuilding has kindly written a post about a leaking roof, in response to my problems with my shed roof, which know I think is the side wall letting in water, after the roof initially leaked! Does your existing shed roof leak? Want to decide which is the best roofing material…

Wonderful Restoration project – pump house shed

Saw this on flickr and thought I would post it, wonderful work from mattolecraftsman Here are a selection of the photos Restoration project. Hoping to salvage as much of the wood as possible. Lots of rot. Bought new material, frame is up and ready for siding. Electrical is reinstalled, skirt is on, siding is half…

Full size replica Roman seige catapult for Sale

Talking about backyard projects John sent me this great link, its a Ballista For Sale An expertly created Roman siege catapult – the only one of its kind. Yes, this is for real. We are selling a full-size Roman siege catapult (or ballista), which we believe to be the only one of its kind (for…

The scottish use garden sheds to extend their space

Our friends over at Marley waterproofing asked me for a quote about sheds, so they could add it when they wossname this survey. A new YouGov poll, has revealed that over half (57%) of the people living in Scotland use (or would use) a shed to store garden equipment and tools, while others are opting…

New Every Day Low Price on a huge range of Garden Buildings

DIY (B&Q) are offering the following price reductions. Mokki Log Cabin, was £1,849, now £1,599 save £250 Jarvi Log Cabin, was £1249, now £1199, save £50 Kitty Playhouse Was £249.00 Now £229.00 Save £20.00 Solway Corner Arbour Was £369.00 Now £329.00 Save £40.00

Time to clean the shed?

Well Mrs Uncle Wilco thought so, and thats what we did on Sunday (the fast moving life of a head sheddie). anyway I found out the following after the Autumn clean I have a “grow your own mushroom kit” I forgot I had, so time to get sporing Mice have eaten my trainers (lucky I…

What is is about Ty Pennington?

Mrs uncle wilco loves to watch the telly show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and she always ends up crying, but is it because she has to look at my ugly mug at the end of the show instead of Ty Pennington, who’s good looking, handy with a hammer and is an all round great guy?…

Modern Sheds – Good or not?

I was never a big fan of those posh ,glass modern designer sheds, but after see so many great sheds over the past wossname.. I am starting to like them, as long as they are unique and not cookie cutter sheds, of course for most traditional sheddies they are not an option due to the…

£1 Million POWER TOOL CLEAROUT from Screwfix!

Screwfix are having a big Power tool sale, so if you need to get your boys toys nows a goo time. All Clearout Offers Power Tool Offers Under £99 Power Tool Offers Between £100 and £200 Power Tool Offers Over £200 Erbauer 14.4V Drill/Driver Save £10 – Now £49.99 Dewalt 240V 165mm Circular Saw Save…

Putting up a fence

Unfortunately, you can’t just stick a fence up where you please. Planning permission is needed in a number of situations, such as if the fence is more than 2m high or just 1m high if it’s next to a public highway or footpath. Check with your local council if in doubt. The other thing to…

Screwfix – 10% OFF!

Get 10% off orders over £50 with the code PM358579 at Screwfix Direct! This voucher will be live from 13th August until 23.59 on Sunday 17th August. Customer Instructions Online: Enter your Unique Offer Code in the special instruction box when you reach the check order details screen. The saving will be deducted from your…

How about an upside down shed?

Not it’s not something from the Austrilian sheddies (groan), a Polish builder in germany has built this house. According to the Sun. The Pole is building an upside-down house in Trassenheideon on the island of Usedom, Germany. A company from Poland want to complete the family house by the end of August. All furniture is…

How to power your shed or garden office

This is a guest post from the wonderful sheddie Andy over at Workshopshed. Overview An electrician is needed to install a Steel Wire Armoured cable in a deep trench to provide mains power in your shed. Preparation Determine what electrical equipment you are going to use e.g. numbers of computers, workshop equipment, lawn mowers, lights…

How do you solve a shed problem like Ivy

My mate Chris (yes I have friends in the real word) has a shed, its normal apart from the massive ivy issue he has, which is growing up the powerline next to the shed and may cause electrical issues on the scale of mine the last weekend. Anyway here he writes about solving the problem….

Garden bar and Log cabin sale

B&Q (diy.com) has some offers on this week on a Garden Bar and some log cabins, not your normal sheds, but a great investment if you have the space..! Thatched Garden Bar GTGAZSB (H)300 x (W)310 x (L)260cm Save £511.34 Now £2787.66 Was £3299.00 Bruges Log Cabin Save £185.84 Now £1013.16 Was £1199.00 Koula Log…

So you want to know the Secrets of shed building?

I get a lot of people emailing me asking questions about how to build a shed, so lets clear one thing up Iam a shed fancier and the wossname of readersheds.co.uk I don’t have any DIY skills, knowledge or aptitude for building, I wish I did, but I love the idea of sheds, the finished…

South East has more uses for sheds

We know that there are a lot of wacky sheds around the country but Marley Waterproofing has conducted this survey and got these facts about Sheds in the South East of England.. Image from MarkyBon A new YouGov poll has revealed that people in the South East are more innovative than people from any other…

B&Q: Up To 50% Off Now + Bestsellers

Some great deals from B&Q (diy.com) 15% OFF All Order Only Garden Buildings Up To 50% OFF selected Garden Furniture 20% OFF 8ft Folding Trampoline & Enclosure 1/3 OFF Weber Barbecues and Accessories 50% OFF Patio Heaters 15% OFF All Order Only Fencing & Gates 15% OFF Stocked Sheds Top Discounted B&Q Products Wrenbury Corner…

GARDEN IMPROVEMENTS ‘MAY INCREASE FLOOD RISK’

Britons spend more than £200 a year on their gardens, but some of the improvements carried out could increase the risk of their home flooding, an insurer warned today. Homeowners have spent an average of £633 carrying out work in their gardens during the past three years, according to Direct Line. Garden sheds are the…