How To Guides

  1. How Sodastream is Killing Off the Single-Use Plastic Market

    How Sodastream is Killing Off the Single-Use Plastic Market
    February 27, 2019

    Love sparkling water but fed up of single-use plastics? With over 330 million tonnes of this man-made product produced annually, it’s not surprising you want to find out how to reduce plastic waste.

    But luckily, there is a way to enjoy all those fizzy beverages you love while rejecting single-use plastic bottles: the SodaStream Spirit sparkling water maker.

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  2. How to use a pie maker to make perfect pies

    How to use a pie maker to make perfect pies
    December 04, 2018

    Nothing hits the spot on a cold winter’s day like a freshly made pie, whether it’s on the terraces at a local football match or in your own cosy home.

    Our latest individual pie makers are a hit here at Robert Dyas HQ and we’ve had some great suggestions from colleagues for simple pie-making recipes.

    Take a look below and try them out for great-tasting individual fresh pies…

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  3. How to Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights

    How to Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights
    November 26, 2018

    A beautifully lit house is a welcome sight for one and all during the festive period – but the process of putting up outdoor lights can be a bit of a tricky task.

    Luckily, we’re here to help you make it much more straightforward and a lot less stressful, so you can put up your lights free from hassle.

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  4. How to Clean Washing Machines, Maintain Them and Banish Smells

    How to Clean Washing Machines, Maintain Them and Banish Smells
    August 29, 2018

    As experts in home essentials, we’ve put together an easy step-by-step guide on how to clean washing machines from the inside out, including some handy advice on how to maintain them afterwards.

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  5. How to Make Jam and Preserve Fruit and Vegetables

    How to Make Jam and Preserve Fruit and Vegetables
    July 12, 2018

    Your crops are a success, there’s an abundance of fruit and veg and you’ve got enough food to feed half the town. But what will you do with so much of it? To prevent your crops – not forgetting your time and effort – from going to waste, you need to learn the art of preserving fruit and vegetables. There are all sorts of ways to do this, and they’re a lot easier than you might think. We’ve detailed four of the best ways to preserve your crops so you can enjoy your fruit and veg well into the winter.

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  6. Fixing a TV to a Plasterboard Wall: An Easy Step-By-Step Guide

    Fixing a TV to a Plasterboard Wall: An Easy Step-By-Step Guide
    July 03, 2018
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  7. How to Make Compost and What You Can and Can’t Add

    How to Make Compost and What You Can and Can’t Add
    June 27, 2018

    It’s never too early or too late in the year to start composting, and your crops will love your for it when you do. Find out how to make it and everything else you need to know.

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  8. How to Treat a Shed: A Step By Step Guide

    How to Treat a Shed: A Step By Step Guide
    June 01, 2018

    Treating your wooden shed panels is crucial if you want your shed to look good and last for years to come. Garden sheds go through a lot, weathering storms, snow and sun, all of which can damage the wood and cause it to age and crack. This handy guide will cover the basics of how to treat a wooden shed, feature some of the best treatments for shed timber and detail the essentials of shed waterproofing.

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  9. 16 Top Tips for Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden

    16 Top Tips for Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden
    May 15, 2018

    Love the sound of birds tweeting, the sight of a hedgehog ambling along and the glimmer of turquoise as dragonflies flutter by the water? With the right know-how, you can enjoy all of this in your garden with just a few changes here and there.

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  10. How to Sow Seeds Indoors Successfully

    How to Sow Seeds Indoors Successfully
    February 25, 2018

    When it's cold outside early in the year, your seedlings will need a little more TLC to help them grow and thrive. Some vegetables, like courgettes, kale and purple sprouting broccoli, are highly sensitive to the cold when young, so they need starting off inside where it's warmer.

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