DIY

DIY is defined as building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Well Lazy Susan is not claiming to be experts, but as a team we have a significant amount of experience, and with this category we hope to be on hand with a little advice to help you out with a variety of outdoor DIY projects. From repairing decking to maintaing your garden furniture. If its outdoors, within the realm of your average DIY’er, then hopefully we will have it covered.

How to clean UPVC windows and doors

Personally, I don’t think you can beat the natural beauty of wooden doors and windows. Yes, they require regular maintenance, which is why more and more homeowners are swicthing to UPVC windows and doors. Even the house builders are opting to install UPVC doors and windows from the off as they’re practical, cost less and…

Guide to painting and upkeep of a wooden fence

Wooden Fence

Many people who have wooden fencing simply don’t take on board the need to maintain it and as a result that 20 year guarantee ends up halved (or worse) through your own neglect. So what do you need to do to keep it looking in good condition and most importantly protect the timber? Well the…

How to clean mould off your wooden garden furniture

Mould or mildew is a type of fungus that thrives in the UK’s damp climate. It loves nothing more than growing on your nice wooden garden furniture. Timber is especially prone to mildew if proper care is not taken to prevent its growth. And believe me, prevention is your best form of defence. Taking the…

How to protect your timber deck from the British winter

Just before things get a little too cold, October/early November is the perfect time to be thinking about applying a new coat of wood stain to your timber deck in order to give it a little added protection against the oncoming British winter. Contrary to what many people think, experts say the late summer or…

Tips & Advice on Cleaning Your Conservatory

I’m a big fan of the conservatory. Nothing beats a bright sunday morning with a good cup of coffee, the Sunday papers and a few hours in my new rattan armchair. However, they are like a magnet for dirt and in order to keep your conservatory looking good, you need to give it a regular…

How to clean your garden parasol

It sounds like a really simple thing to do, but at Lazy Susan we are asked on a regular basis for the best way to clean a garden parasol. Your garden parasol can also get stain from mold/mildew and cleaning these off can be a little tricky. But don’t worry, help is on hand, with…