Buyers Guides

What is a thermostatic shower – How does it work

There are basically two ways to get your shower water to just the right temperature.  You can mix hot and cold water or you can heat cold water.  Most showers mix the hot and cold water feeds.  Thermostatic showers do it much more efficiently than ...

Get Rid of Bathroom & Sealant Mould – [DIY Treatments and Product Guide]

Mould is bad for you.  That’s official.  It triggers breathing problems and can weaken the immune system.  It’s also really ugly to look at and can smell awful.  Fortunately, mould should be a fairly easy problem to fix, especially if you tackle it ...

Best Shower Radios UK Including DAB [Best Signal]

Best Shower Radios UK Including DAB If you just want to get clean, then having a shower is probably a better option than having a bath. If, however, you want to enjoy getting soaked in hot water, then you need more than just a quick spell under a ...

Best Chainsaw Trousers UK – Expert Buying Guide & Review

We know that there’s a lot of jokes about health and safety. Sometimes there’s a fair point to those jokes. You can take a good thing too far. So let’s forget health and safety and talk about common sense. If you’re going to be using a high-speed ...

Best Chainsaw UK – Cordless, Electric and Petrol

If you have any type of wood in your garden, then you probably need a chainsaw. In fact, you may need more than one. If you know that already and just want to know which one(s) to buy, then you can skip straight down to our review section. This is ...

Best Top Loading Washing Machine Buying Guide and Review

There are basically two reasons for using top loading washing machines in the UK.  The first is because you need a portable machine for a small space and the second is because you want a convenient machine for a larger space. If you’re in the ...

When and How to Sow Grass Seed – Planting & Preparing Expert Guide

Whether you’re sowing a new lawn or overseeding an old one, you want to do it at the right time and in the right way.  This guide will tell you everything you need to know. When to sow grass seed - the short answer The short answer to this ...

When to Scarify the Lawn – Lawn Care an Expert Guide

Treat your lawn properly and you’ll have a glorious outdoor living space for most, if not all, of the year.  Get it wrong, however and the best you can hope for is to have to clean up a serious mess.  At worst you’ll do your lawn actual damage which ...

Best BBQ Smokers UK – Expert Buying Guide & Review

The sizzle of the barbeque is one of the most glorious sounds (and smells) of the UK’s warm season.  Meat smokers take this a step further.  They cook meat really slowly, so that it ends up beautifully tender as well as utterly, smokily delicious. ...

Best Loft Ladders – Take The Next Step [Buyers Guide]

The best loft ladders are a convenient halfway-house between stairs and regular ladders.  They are comfortable and easy to go up and down, but they take up much less space than a proper flight of stairs. If you’re in the market for a loft ladder ...

Best Weed Killer UK – Weed Killer Buying Guide and Review

We’re all in favour of using natural methods of weed control wherever possible, but if we’re honest, there are times when you just know your best move is to admit defeat and reach for the best weed killer you can find.If you’re already at that stage ...

Best Ant Killer UK – Complete Buying Guide and Review

Ants may be fine in the great outdoors and having a few in your house may not bother you but if they start taking over, then you need to take action quickly.  If you don’t like the sound of this, then just remember, the quicker you act, the fewer ...

Best Cat Scarer – Complete Buying Guide and Review

Dealing with cats can be a real challenge for gardeners.  On the one hand, even if you’re not a cat fan, you don’t actually want to hurt them.  Apart from anything else, cats have owners and while cats do like to roam, they usually don’t roam too ...

Best Gazebo – All Types, Complete Buying Guide and Review

Gazebos are a great way of creating outdoor living space.  They provide shelter from the sun and wind and if you get a waterproof one they protect you from the rain as well. If you’re already in the market for a gazebo and just want to know which ...

Best Garden Shears – Complete Buying Guide and Review

Every gardener needs at least one pair of garden shears and many gardeners prefer to have two or more pairs so they can choose the best pair for any specific job.  If you know you’re in the market for a new pair of garden shears and just want to ...

Best Telescopic Ladder – Complete Buying Guide and Review

Houses are getting smaller and we all need to make the best possible use of our vertical space.  The irony of this statement is that getting to that vertical space means using a ladder and conventional ladders can actually be a real pain to store.  ...

Best Handheld Steam Cleaner – Complete Buying Guide Review

Handheld steam cleaners have been growing in popularity for a while now.  For the sake of clarity, we’re talking about the ones you use for cleaning your house, rather than the ones you use for refreshing your clothes. If you’re already sold on ...

Best Grass Seeds UK – Grass Seed Reviews Buying Guide

At a quick glance, one patch of grass can look much like another, but, even if you’re not a gardner, if you look closer, it’s usually quite easy to tell a lawn which is designed to look good from one which is designed to stand up to hard work and ...

Best Lawn Feed UK – Complete Review & Buying Guide

There’s nothing quite like a lawn in a garden.  Not only do they look good, they are great places for humans (and pets) to spend time, whether that’s lounging, entertaining or playing.  With all the use the average lawn gets, it’s hardly surprising ...

Best Petrol Strimmer UK – Complete Buying Guide & Review

Cordless strimmers are handy for light work but there’s a definite limit to what they can do.  If you need a strimmer to chomp its way through serious vegetation, then you need a petrol strimmer.  Petrol strimmers are definitely more expensive than ...

Best Cordless Strimmer UK – Complete Buying Guide & Review

A good cordless strimmer will tidy the edges of lawns and around obstacles (like trees), quickly, easily and at least fairly quietly.  If you know you definitely want a cordless strimmer and just want some recommendations on which one to buy, then ...

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