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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How to Build a Sparrow Box

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England might still be a green and leafy nation, but even compared to fifty years ago, there’s a significantly smaller habitat for our nation’s birds than there once was. It’s a natural by-product of our ever-expanding requirements for land and building materials, but that neither softens the blow or keeps local birds safe. It’s why… Read more »

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Builder Stereotypes – Are Any of Them Right?

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If you ask most people about builders and tradespeople, you’ll often get some pretty nasty stereotypes back. ‘Lazy!’, ‘Beer-swilling!’, ‘Wolf-whistling!’ and just some of the more common epithets when it comes to the great British builder. They’re accusations as old as time itself, but in 2018, do any of them still ring true? We live… Read more »

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How to Build a Garden Shed

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The humble garden shed has long been a bastion of the Great British garden. After all, where else would we store our vital tools, half-empty bags of screws and plant pots filled with cobwebs? Come to think of it, where else would we go when we sometimes need to spend 5 minutes just to get… Read more »

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DIY Disasters – More Common Than You Might Think

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DIY is a national pastime, a favoured hobby for every weekend tradesperson in the country who’s spent the last six months staring at an irksome issue. Every single week millions of us head out to the shed, pick up our hammers, pliers and paint brushes and set about bringing our homes back to the highest… 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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