DIY

Tony’s Tornado week 3

In the last edition we had an introduction to the electrical management centre – the distribution board.

Water Tanks – your questions answered

Installing a water tank is a great way to keep your garden green and your water wastage low. The experts from JoJo Tanks answer your most common questions.

Easy DIY coffee table with toybox

If your living room is full of children’s toys; lego blocks that get stuck between your toes and stuffed animals everywhere, then you definitely need to make this easy DIY coffee table with toybox. The mobile drawer pulls out on either side and is ideal for packing away children’s toys when guests arrive.

Easy DIY elegant, modern coffee table

Elegant and sophisticated, this coffee table would cost upwards of R3500 ready made, but make it yourself and it will cost around R800 including paint to finish. The modern design offers plenty of storage space for books and accessories, and you have the option to paint in your choice of colour and add your own finishing technique.

Guide to painting your home exterior

If your home exterior is not looking as good as it should – cracks everywhere, paint is peeling and metalwork is starting to show rust, then now is the perfect time to think about fixing up and painting your home exterior, fittings and trim. The best time to paint your home exterior is during the…

How to adjust Euro or concealed hinges

Fitted as standard on the majority of kitchen cabinet and closet doors, Euro or concealed hinges were specifically designed to make installation easier for installers. The design of a Euro or concealed hinge allows for adjustments to be made simply by setting the screws that are an integral part of the hinge itself.

Easy DIY guide to rust prevention and treatment

South African homes are fitted with a variety of steel products; from steel security gates to steel burglar bars and grills, we use steel products to protect and provide home security. Without proper protection and regular maintenance steel becomes pitted with spots of rust that eventually lead to disintegration or structural failure in the case of hinges and locks. Here are some easy DIY tips for proper maintenance and repair of steel fittings.

Replacing doors in a home

When buying a home, whether already built or buying off-plan, you might end up with plain hollow-core doors fitted throughout the interior. There’s nothing wrong with hollow-core doors but they aren’t very decorative. Home improvement stores and online buying allows you access to affordable decorative doors, either panel or solid wood, that are easily installed and add far more detail to any home.

Low cost, low maintenance tips for securing a home

There are many ways in which a homeowner can secure their property to prevent any potential intruder, the number one method is to have an approved security system installed as they are proven deterrents. Alarm monitoring of this system is a must as it is a lifeline to the emergency services should something happen. However, here are some low cost, quick and easy tips for extra security at your home.
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