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2015 DIY Handbook

2015 DIY Handbook

In the 21st century, there’s no NEED to do it yourself. So much of our world is ready-made, prefabricated, mass-produced and, best of all, reasonably...

3 clever ideas to make the most of storage space

Here are three clever solutions to everyday storage problems: 1. Jars allow both sides of a shelf to be used Glass jars are handy for...

How to build a bunker for the apocalypse

If you were told the world would be ending in 30 days, what would you do? Well, YouTuber Colin Furze was given that exact scenario...

8 ways to curb household fires

A few simple precautions can prevent potential damage and loss of life caused by common household fires – as well as lessening the load on...

Beat load shedding – with a Mercedes power pack

A slightly different take on the idea of V2G - vehicle to grid....

Cut power bills 40 % by switching to “green” lighting such as LEDs – Philips

Connected lighting: each luminaire has its own IP address....

Loadshedding: 8 myths debunked

He recommends a basic power audit to prioritise needs and make an educated decision....

Survive or Thrive during the Blackouts – The Complete Guide

The blackouts are rolling and by all indications they won’t be getting better any time soon. PM decided that there are more productive ways to...

Join the homebrew revolution

Making your own beer is easier than you think. Here’s how to join the homebrew revolution...

Everything you need to know about LED lightbulbs

Feeling lost in the lightbulb aisle? Here's a primer that addresses your concerns and helps you navigate the dazzling array of LED lightbulbs...

First glass: building a DIY valve amplifier from scratch

I’d just finished – finally – building a valve amp under the watchful eye of its designer, Karel Mars...

Smartphone apps for home improvement

For today’s homeowner, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. Here are some apps worthy of...

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