INFOGRAPHIC: Making the Most of Your Space

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A recent study revealed that roughly seven in ten homeowners in Britain are not happy with their home and 28% of the participants stated that their home is simply too small for them… Here at Mad4Tools we’re firm believers that no matter what size your home with some DIY spirit, some good old elbow grease… Read more »

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Washing Line Buying Guide

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Washing – we’ve all got it and we all need somewhere to put it. Of course, you could drape your washing over every available radiator in your home, but there is a better option available. No, we’re not talking about the expense and bulk of a drying machine, but about a washing line. Just about… Read more »

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Spring Gardening Essentials

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Winter might be taking its time to leave, but with its bags packed and Spring threatening to break through in earnest, it’s time to get back to work in our gardens. Although largely neglected over the winter months for obvious reasons, Spring is the time when our garden care begins anew with special attention paid… Read more »

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Understanding FFP Respiratory Safety Standards

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Regardless of whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a trade professional, there’s no doubting the fact that you’ll have worn respiratory protection before. From disposable dust masks to full-face respirators, there are dozens of products on the market to protect your lungs. They’re vital too, protecting our lungs from dangerous chemicals, fibres, smoke and more… Read more »

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Face Fit Testing Explained

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For those of us working in the trade, our first and largest obligation isn’t towards our clients or our bank account, it’s to those people who work for us. Our employees, whether they’re contractors or full-time, are putting their lives in danger and it’s our legal and moral obligation to make sure that they’ve got… Read more »

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Inverter Generator vs Conventional: Which is Right for You?

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For most people, the only thing they really know about generators is that they need one. Capable of supplying power where there typically might not be any or in situations where power is lost, generators can be an absolute lifesaver. Unfortunately, actually buying the right generator for your needs requires a little more knowledge than… Read more »

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Types of Heaters and their Advantages

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When it comes to working on site during cold weather, you want one thing above all else – to be warm, by any method possible. It’s for that reason why we stock over 80 models of heaters, but when it comes to buying one, how do you know which type of heater is for you?… Read more »

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How to Effectively Defend your Home from a Flood

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Flooding has proven absolutely devastating to vast swathes of the UK population over the last decade. From major floods in Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire in 2016 and 2017 to incredibly wet years like 2000 and 2012, the UK’s climate is growing increasingly unstable as time goes on.   For those living or working in properties… Read more »

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Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome – What is It, and Do You Have it?

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Out on site, there’s always something which can send you scuttling off to the nearest A&E ward. Whether it’s falling debris, slippery surfaces or misused equipment, there’s really no shortage of ways you can harm yourself if you’re not careful. However, there are some injuries you can sustain on site that don’t manifest themselves in… Read more »

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