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  1. HOW TO PAINT A SHED

    HOW TO PAINT A SHED It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden to give the shed some love and care. Regular maintenance can extend a shed’s life considerably, so it’s well worth doing – and well worth doing properly. Have a look at our top tips before you get started. Tip 1: Check the weather You don’t want to paint the shed when it’s too cold – Read more...
  2. Kitchen Design Ideas

    Kitchen Design Ideas What’s cookin’ in kitchen design this year? For reasons no one can really explain, kitchen colour schemes have always had relatively narrow parameters. Go back a few generations and the changing tastes of British families meant a constant reinventing of ideas for much of the house. From the primary colours and pop-art influence of the 60s, to Read more...
  3. GUIDE TO MASONRY PAINT

    GUIDE TO MASONRY PAINT A simple guide to masonry paint If you’re looking to spruce up your home’s exterior ahead of the Great British Summer, Leyland SDM is here to help answer some of the most common masonry paint questions. What is masonry paint? Masonry paint has been specially formulated for use on exterior walls, including on brick, stone, cement render, Read more...
  4. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WOOD FILLERS

    THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WOOD FILLERS The Complete Guide to Wood Fillers A good quality wood filler is a vital component of any DIY-ers’ arsenal. If you have a piece of wood with holes, cracks or blemishes, chances are a bit of TLC with some wood filler can have it looking as good as new. Made from wood by-products, a wood filler can be painted and stained to match your wood type, Read more...
  5. TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR BATHROOM

    TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR BATHROOM QUICK WINS TO BLITZ YOUR BATHROOM Sprucing up your bathroom is a job never far from the mind of any DIYer. It’s a room that can add real value to a property and needs more TLC than most other areas of the home. So how can you make a real difference with a relatively small outlay when it comes to time and money? BATHROOM GROUT Grouting the Read more...
  6. MARCH IS FOR MACMILLAN

    MARCH IS FOR MACMILLAN Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising This March we are helping to paint a bright future for Macmillan Cancer Support by dedicating the whole of March to fundraising for the charity. We have vowed to raise at least £20,000 through our ‘March is for Macmillan’ campaign. In October, our fundraising helped to raise more than £24,000 for Read more...
  7. Refresh your Home with Colour

    Refresh your Home with Colour Refresh your home with colour If months at home have left you tired of your decor, why not breathe new life into your living space with some fresh colour? There is no better or more cost-effective way to refresh your home than by switching up the colours. Whether it’s the lounge, the bedroom or the kitchen, you can completely change a room over Read more...
  8. The Hottest Design Trends of 2021

    The Hottest Design Trends of 2021 The hottest design trends of 2021 The pandemic has made us all reassess aspects of our lives, not least what our homes mean to us. After all, we’ve all spent a lot more time in them than usual. This shift in mindset is reflected in the changing design trends for 2021, which include reassuring colours, traditionalism and décor which harps back Read more...
  9. 7 Top Tips for Creating a Cosy Home Office

    7 Top Tips for Creating a Cosy Home Office Create a cosy home office on a budget With many people facing more time working at home, Leyland SDM has these seven top tips for creating a cosy office that will help you get through the nine to five monotony – without breaking the bank. 1. Choose the right space In the likely event you don’t have an unused room you can transform, you will Read more...
  10. READYING YOUR HOME FOR WINTER

    READYING YOUR HOME FOR WINTER Yes, winter is well and truly upon us and now is an ideal time to carry out checks to ensure the chill outside doesn’t infiltrate your home over the coming months. Here are three important jobs we suggest you consider tackling over the coming days and weeks to ensure you are well prepared for the real onset of winter. Sealing the deal This Read more...

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