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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 09:09

Fitting External Door's

A quick guide to fitting a external door

Monday, 25 September 2017 10:05

Spirit Levels (Explained)

Spirit levels are used to check if a surface is horizontal (Level) or vertical (plumb) by using bubble vials, most levels have both horizontal and vertical vials, although some levels also have an adjustable vial for angled use. Measuring with a spirit level is one of the oldest and one of the most accurate, building procedures for determining horizontal and vertical lines. Levels are easy to use by professional tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts alike.

Friday, 30 June 2017 09:43

Timber 101

The world of wood can be complex, with terms and phrases which aren’t in the daily vocabulary of most people. Here, we hope to clear a few things up and help you understand where your timber comes from. Remember, if you need help with absolutely anything, give us a call.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Terms & Conditions

Monday, 06 February 2017 12:39

Electrical Cable Explained

31st March 2004 saw the introduction of a new colour code (harmonised across the EU) for power cables . Until 31st March 2006, either the old colours or new colours may be used (but not mixed). Below we give both the old and new cable colours. 


The standard UK domestic electricity supply is 230 volts AC.


Solid core cables should never be reused - although they can be bent into shape, they are not designed to be flexed and repeated movement can weaken the cores causing then to become weak, overheat or fail.


Friday, 24 June 2016 07:52

job vacancy available

Bryan Watkins & Son (Handyman's) are now recruiting for a full time shop assistant / yard foreman. We are looking for a mature preferably experienced person to take on the role of a shop assistant and yard foreman.

Friday, 29 January 2016 09:53

Door Security & Furniture

Securing your home should not be complicated; you will first need to decide whether the whole lock or part of the lock can be replaced. There are several reasons why a lock or lock part might be in need of replacement, the most common reason is that your current one is broken; another important reason is to increase the security of your home or you may have just moved house and require a change of locks.

Monday, 14 December 2015 12:02

Plasterboard Fixings Guide

A Quick guide to what platerboard fixings to use for the job in hand. These guidance notes can be downloaded as a PDF thanks the the CFA. This Guidance Note sets out to make the selection of fixings for this relatively weak cavity material as simple as possible. The various points to watch out for are described and a two page table gives the application suitability of twelve different types from the earliest solutions of spring and gravity toggles to the modern self-drilling and tapping systems.


Friday, 11 December 2015 10:14

Timber and Plywood Cutting Service

At One Bryan Watkins & son Ltd (Handyman's), we have all the wood you will need for any project - Big or Small.

We have decking, tongue & groove, planed and sawn wood. Soft and hardwoods. Marine plywood. treated wood. We have gravel board, shelving, 4mm, 6mm, 12mm, 18mm plywood and chipboard.

 We have sundeala, skirting board, blockboard, MDF and chipboard. We have Conti-Board and melamine board. We have handrails and decking.

We can also Cut wood to your specific measurements and requirements.

You can purchase our wood online or over the phone.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:40

How To Change A Tap Washer

If you're tap has started to drip after use or you're finding it takes increasingly more work to turn it off, then chances are the tap's washer has worn out. The washer is a small coin shaped piece of rubber with a hole in the middle of it that compresses to form a tight seal when a tap is turned off. However over time, the rubber will begin to disintegrate and lose it's elasticity and this will cause your tap to drip.

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