What kind of timber should I use to build my son’s tree house or my garden fence? What kind of nails do I use? How deep should I bore the fence posts? Yellow® How To has all the answers to help you make an informed decision when building outdoors on your next DIY project.
When it comes to outdoor ambience fire pits are fast becoming a hit in New Zealand. With a little knowledge and under $200 worth of materials you too could soon be entertaining around your very own fire pit.
Timber decking is a great way to enhance the aesthetic attraction of any home, garden or building. However if your deck has been exposed to harsh weather conditions and is looking faded, splintered and warped, then it is time to restore its appearance by cleaning and sealing.
For the more intrepid among us a chainsaw is one of the most laboursaving devices in the garden shed. Learn how to use it safely with this quick guide.
Fences are either open, to use as a trellis for roses or other plants, or they are closed to serve as a wind, sun or privacy screen.
Have you decided to build a garden shed yourself? That’s a great thing to do, but you need to plan it well. Many people start full of enthusiasm, but soon give up because they lack planning and experience. Building a shed is not hard at all; you just need to estimate your skills well before rushing into the actual work…
Are you looking for a DIY fence-building guide? You have decided you need to build a fence, so now what? Now it’s time decide on the layout of the fence; where you would like the gates to be located; if you would like to incorporate a double gate; and the style of the fence you …
When you build a wooden fence to define the boundaries of your property you enhance the value of your house, and, through the natural beauty of wood, create a complementary backdrop to your garden.
When you build a concrete driveway you make a permanent addition to your home that can improve its looks and increase its value. Doing it yourself is a daunting task, but by following the steps below and by paying attention to sound construction practices it can be a successful and rewarding process.
To finish concrete so that it achieves a long-lasting, attractive look it must be processed correctly after pouring. Sometimes known as “floating” the concrete, this involves creating a smooth, even surface with an appropriate texture.
From paths to driveways, patios to parking areas, laying a concrete slab forms the basis for many of the more significant home improvement projects. While laying concrete is within the scope of the DIY enthusiast, a long-lasting and attractive end product requires proper attention to preparation and sound construction practices.