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Why pilot holes are not necessary with Optimaxx

Why pilot holes are not necessary with Optimaxx

Most tradespeople and DIYers would agree that pilot holes are an essential step before driving a screw into the material, especially when working close to the edge. Pilot holes are generally required for lower quality screws but let’s face it, they’re a real drag....
How Much Do You Know About Woodworking?

How Much Do You Know About Woodworking?

Calling all carpentry and woodwork experts! Are you a pro at distinguishing mortises from MDF? Do you skip shopping for furniture because you know you can build your own table better? Forget general knowledge, history or sport questions. We’ve put together ten...
How to drive screws without splitting the wood

How to drive screws without splitting the wood

Drilling screws into wood may sound like an easy task. In reality, it’s a task that involves careful preparation to avoid splitting the wood. Splitting the wood is a common problem most tradespeople and DIYers face which is caused by screwing too near the edges. As a...
Mental health and Covid-19

Mental health and Covid-19

We are currently battling through a scary, uncertain time which is causing havoc on our mental health. The media has been full of Coronavirus updates the past few weeks, from daily statements on the TV to stories on our social media. And with the new lockdown measures...
Spring into decking season with Optimaxx

Spring into decking season with Optimaxx

The days are lengthening, and the winter thaw is starting to come to an end, which means spring is just around the corner (Friday 20th March to be exact). You’re probably thinking about the lack of spring-like weather we’re having as you’re trying to heat up your...
Top tips to eating healthily on site

Top tips to eating healthily on site

The trade industry can be a physically demanding one. You’re grafting for 8, 10, even 12 hours a day with little sleep because the majority of your days are early starts. And let’s not forget that most of these hours are spent on your feet and carrying materials. So,...