Types of drill bit

17 Sep 2014

A lot of DIY jobs around the home require a drill. It is not a difficult DIY task but the choice of drill bit is vital to make the task easier and achieve a quality finish. Here is a guide to the common types of bits that we stock in the hardw


Rafter Lengths

03 Sep 2014

Have you ever wanted to know how to work out the rafter length for your roof? Here are two ways you can do this by applying a little bit of maths depending on what facts you already know.   Method 1  -  You know both the


How to order timber

13 Aug 2014

We see hundreds of lists of timber supplies from customers every month. Some easy are easy to understand and some are not from both the trade and DIY alike. When there is confusion or ambiguity a few simple questions always gets to the bottom of t


The Magic of 3-4-5

14 Jul 2014

Pythagoras on a building site? Have you ever wanted to know if a larger angle is square and do not have a framing square? Suppose you want to install some timber shelving into an alcove and want to know if the internal angle is square. Or