DIY

The search is on for Exeter’s best DIY lockdown project

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/26/2020 - 8:39pm

Paint brushes, lawn mowers, sanders and spanners have been out in full force over the past few months as the people of Exeter take on home DIY projects during lockdown.

Of these projects, more than 5 per cent have been putting it off for a year and 92 per cent only felt inspired to do it during lockdown.

Heating and bathroom experts BestHeating and Big Bathroom Shop polled Brits that had undertaken home improvement projects over the past couple of months to find out what they had been working on and how successful it had been.

The results show that whilst the UK’s...

How to get a professional DIY finish during lockdown

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 5:42pm

With people spending a larger amount of time than usual in their homes, taking on DIY tasks has proven an extremely popular way to keep busy and mentally active. RGB Building Supplies has therefore put together advice and top tips on how to tackle three of the most popular DIY jobs.

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented: “We all have things in our homes that we would like to do, but many of us put the jobs off because we don’t have the time. As this has now changed for many, there’s an influx of people decorating and carrying out repairs. So, our tips are there to...

Do DIY safely while self-isolating

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 04/10/2020 - 5:22pm

Self-isolation has led to many people across the area looking for ways to keep busy – taking on DIY jobs has proved a popular option. To ensure projects are completed safely, RGB Building Supplies is offering top tips on how to take on jobs in the home.

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:

“Many of us are spending more time in our homes, so we’re now having the chance to complete jobs that we may have been putting off. We want everyone to follow some basic safety advice. Remember, if you aren’t confident enough to take on the project, whether it involves...

Kids filming hand made pom poms at Devon Guild

Summer Craft Clubs

Event Date: 
24/07/2019 - 10:00am to 28/08/2019 - 12:30pm
Venue: 
Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Devon Guild craft centre in Bovey Tracey is offering free drop-in craft activities every Wednesday morning (24 July - 28 August) during the summer holidays. All sessions are 10am – 12.30 pm and there is no need to book; just pop in and join in the making fun! See below for details of our weekly making mornings:

24 July 10am – 12.30pm PomStitchTassel textiles workshop Pom-pom pencil toppers. Learn how to make a pom-pom and then create it into a weird and wonderful pencil topper.

31 July 10am – 12.30pm Michelle Greenwood Brown - mosaic workshop. Decorate a ceramic tile...

M&S and Twelves Company to spark something good for Plymouth

Event Date: 
11/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Twelves Company Centre, Plymouth

M&S and Twelves Company, a charity that cares for people who have experienced sexual harm, are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Sunday 11 September, we are calling on volunteers to help re-paint the art room at the Twelves Company centre, providing the children and young people who use the centre with a bright new space and a comfortable, safe and creative environment.

If you would like to sign-up for...

M&S and Jerimiah's Journey to spark something good for Plymouth

Event Date: 
09/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Jeremiah's Journey, Plymouth

M&S and Jeremiah’s Journey, a charity that works with bereaved children, are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Friday 9 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us create a group activity for children who take part in Jeremiah’s Journey creative programmes to them express their feelings of grief, share their memories and explore ways of coping. We need volunteers who will get stuck in, helping to prepare the...

M&S and Exeter Phoenix to spark something good for Exeter

Event Date: 
09/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

M&S and Exeter Phoenix, a multi-artform venue in the city centre that nurtures local talent, are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Friday 9 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us transform a messy and disused space into a safe, green and beautiful outdoor area for inspiring arts activities. As a city renowned for its artistic spirit, Exeter’s legacy is reliant on places like Exeter Phoenix that actively...

M&S and Groundwork to spark something good for Plymouth

Event Date: 
08/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Saltmill Park, Saltash

M&S and Groundwork are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Thursday 8 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us renovate and update an important community sports facility at Saltmill Park in Saltash.

Saltmill Park sports facility is an integral part of the Saltash community, providing opportunities for people young and old to be active and ignite their passions for sport. Naturally, the work to be done...

M&S and Friends of Central Park to spark something good for Plymouth

Event Date: 
06/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Cental Park, Plymouth

M&S and The Friends of Central Park are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Tuesday 6 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us convert an old, disused unit in Central Park, Plymouth into a tool-shed for volunteers who help to regularly maintain Plymouth’s largest green space. We will also need help in several other gardening and landscaping jobs to spruce up and revitalise the park.

If you would like...

M&S and Rainbow Garden to spark something good for Exeter

Event Date: 
05/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Community Rainbow Garden

M&S and Rainbow Garden are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Monday 5 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us to revitalise an essential community green space that supports the local community as a free, public green-space where people can hone horticultural skills and knowledge and take home free, organic fruit and vegetables.

We aim to achieve this, among other jobs, by pruning, weeding, watering...

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