Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

A CPM Guide to Plastering a wall

July 18th, 2018

Here is A CPM Guide to Plastering a wall from the team at CPM Exeter, for all you DIY’ers or apprentices. Check out the 6 Things you need to do and consider when plastering a wall. Plastering a wall a quick guide from CPM Exeter. 1. Clean & Prep your surfaces! Plaster won’t stick to […]

10 Things to Check after Winter around your Home

March 22nd, 2018

It’s been a harsh winter here in the UK, we saw temperatures drop as low as -10c in some places over the last few months. The Beast From The East totally covered our country with snow, frost, and everything cold. In our region, central areas of Devon were those that got hit the hardest, even receiving red […]

Installing TV Wall Brackets

April 13th, 2016

Check out this step by step on Installing TV wall brackets.  Mounting your flat screen television to the wall not only looks great, but can also be a fantastic way to save space. However, one of the most common DIY disasters we come across is plastering & wall boarding damage caused by poorly fitted wall brackets, […]

Beginner’s Guide to Painting and Decorating

February 15th, 2016

The key to painting & decorating is good preparation. It can be all too easy to start slapping paint on the walls without fully knowing the outcome and you may end up doing more harm than good!  However, as with all aspects of DIY, it’s a skill that you can learn, and we’ve come up […]

Top 5 Essential Power Tools

January 28th, 2016

The UK is a nation devoted to DIY with thousands of pounds spent in hardware stores every day and hundreds of products available. However, it can sometimes prove tricky to know what to buy and more importantly, what you need! We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Essential Power Tools which should help you […]

Build a Sledge in 7 Easy Steps

December 11th, 2015

Each year thousands of people across the UK hold their breath and wait in anticipation for that fabled ‘White Christmas’. However, when the snow does fall, we often find ourselves rooting through the garage in hope of finding something capable of gliding majestically down the slopes! Check out this Build a Sledge in 7 Easy Steps […]

Ultimate List Of Tools Required For Kitchen Fitting

November 3rd, 2015

Here is our Ultimate List Of Tools Required For Kitchen Fitting from the CPM Team. Replacing your kitchen can be a daunting task for many, but if you’re handy with DIY projects you may be able to do so without the aid of a professional fitter. However, you will need the right tools and a […]

Is the UK Losing Its Devotion to DIY?

May 6th, 2015

When a problem arises within our homes in the UK, whether it’s a broken sink or faulty electrics, our initial reaction is to go to Homebase, B&Q or another DIY store to find the solution. On occasions the problem may not be that simple to solve, but it’s where many begin their DIY journey. This […]

The Cost of DIY Disasters and How to Avoid Them

March 4th, 2015

The Cost of DIY Disasters and How to Avoid Them. For many UK homeowners, DIY is a way of life. After all, what could be more satisfying than taking care of those small (or not so small) home improvement jobs that pop up around your property without any help from a qualified tradesman? Not only […]

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