WV1 DIY Blog

Inspiration, Tips and Advice for a Better Home

This guy loves gadgets !

Amazing Kitchen Gadgets They say that guys love gadgets and as a guy who loves gadgets I have to agree. Whether it’s the latest wireless headphones, mini espresso maker, fitness tracker or smart watch, I’ve just got to get my hands on it. I’ve been redesigning my pad...

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In with the old …

There’s something about old things that simply fascinates me .. old books, old pictures, old fabrics .. I think there’s something about them that’s just a little bit magical.  The fact that they’ve lived a previous life – I’m sure they would have many stories to tell....

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Second Hand DIY

We bought our house about 10 years ago, so most of the normal updating and changing type DIY jobs have been done by now and the thing I’ve learnt along the way is that the guy who had the house before me had a fair bit to learn!  The house has had a few surprises as...

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A Rising Challenge Accepted

Rising to the challenge… I’m not sure if its my age .. but I’ve noticed a few things happening to me.  I no longer want to be the person who sits on the fence, the one who blends in and just ‘settles’.  Since I’ve turned the big 4-0, I’ve had a sudden inspiration .. a...

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Any excuse to go to Carvers! Get everything you need at Carvers Building Supplies for your dream bathroom. #CarversDoItBetter

Any excuse to go to Carvers! Get everything you need at Carvers Building Supplies for your dream kitchen. #CarversDoItBetter

Half Marathon Late Entry Instructions - You Know you want to 🙂 https://t.co/XZlRMSYZ4s

If you’re after a challenge that the whole family can enjoy, why not try the Cousins 20K Cycle Event .. open to all ! Closing date is this Saturday, so you’d best be quick ! Enter here : https://t.co/dBbALdhP1O #cousinsfurniture #carversdoitbetter

Fancy a challenge? then the Banks’s 10K run is calling! if you are competing against the clock, your friends or even yourself to finish this distance, you are sure to enjoy yourself! Just make sure you leave the Banks’s sampling until after the race! SIGN:https://t.co/dBbALdhP1O

New Range Cooker Site Launches

Having made a complete overhaul of the old website, the updated website has the full range of Lacanche and Esse cookers available to peruse and purchase as well as many other leading brands. The new website launches with some great offers such as free delivery on...

Counting down to Valentines Day!

Just pay a visit to our Valentines Bonanza promotion on Friday 10th February from 7.00am and collect even bigger discounts off all your trade prices, on all collected products in store - for one day only!  What's more when you spend over £100 (excluding VAT) you can...

Finalists at the 2017 National Kitchen & Bathroom Awards!

We are delighted to have been nominated as a finalist in the Kitchen Customer Service of the Year category at this year’s prestigious kbbreview Retail & Design Awards. Entered annually by the very best in the kitchen and bathroom business nationwide, the ceremony is...

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Flooring Advice

Let’s Get on the Floor

With wood flooring becoming more popular it’s good to know what floors are suitable for your needs. All wood floors are highly durable, easy to clean and with the right care can last a lifetime.  Choosing a floor that suits your budget, tastes and needs is the first...

Parquet Block Flooring

Parquet Block flooring has been around since the16th century, first in France by the wealthy home owners in Versailles. These were hand cut blocks of wood, glued down then scraped , sanded and polished. Parquet remained popular right up until the 1930’s when carpet...

Nevermind the hole in the wall – the floor is gorgeous

For me New Year always make me look at my home to see what needs to be repainted, wallpapered etc. So this new year it was the bedroom's turn to get refreshed. I installed a solid oak flooring to my bedroom 6 years ago. My sub floor was half pine floor boards and half...

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