Frequently Asked Questions

Here goes, but remember, you do not have to buy all of this at once, get it in stages, and be happy to handle tools before making your purchase. As you are a woman, you will probably have small-ish hands, so ensure that any item you buy has a grip that suits your hand, and is comfortable. Here we go…

  • 5m steel tape measure;
  • Claw hammer – available in a range of head weights; go for the midrange – about 350g;
  • Set of insulated pliers – wireman’s;
  • needle (long-nosed) and wire clipper;
  • Set of screwdrivers or screwdriver with replaceable bits;
  • Cordless drill/driver;
  • Mains-powered drill – about 500W;
  • Jigsaw;
  • Junior hacksaw;
  • Wood saw, or back saw;
  • Mitre box;
  • Stanley knife;
  • Spirit level;
  • Small adjustable spanner;
  • Set of four or five paint brushes: 25, 30, 38, 50mm;
  • Roller and tray with three removable roller heads;
  • Large adjustable spanner – 250mm;
  • One pair of vice grips A pair of G-Clamps – 150mm;

A folding workbench, on which you can work. A cupboard, box or drawer in which to keep them; it’s also as well to keep a torch in the same container, so that you have light when you need it, and i also keep a small hand-mirror with my tools – it’s useful for seeing under cupboards etc for that screw you just dropped.

DIY Depot stores do usually stock decor items but you would be best advised to visit your local DIY Depot – or a couple in your area – and see what they stock and find out whether they would be able to order anything specific on your behalf.

You would need to contact the DIY Depot Support Centre (0860 DIY DEPOT) and meet with your relevant category manager in order to open the discussion around being a DIY Depot Supplier.

DIY Depot stores do stock an item called the drill snake – it is very flexible shaft about 10mm in diameter that you insert through the drain. The rotating core is attached to a drill; the other end of the rotating core having a screw-like fitting that is designed to clear the obstruction. When the drill is turned on the flexible wire core rotates rapidly and the screw-like end clears the obstruction. If your local DIY Depot does not have a drill snake in stock, they should be able to order one for you.