5 simple DIY jobs for autumn

03 April 2017

Now that summer is over and autumn is upon us, you may be thinking about tackling a few DIY projects around the house and garden. The cooler weather means that home construction work is a little more pleasant: it’s not yet too cold to work comfortably outdoors.

Here’s our list of easy DIY and home maintenance projects that are ideal for autumn. These are all simple enough to take care of yourself. If you don’t have all the tools you need in your store room, never fear! Tool hire from Talisman Plant and Tool Hire is affordable and guarantees excellent quality.

  • Build a fire pit in the garden

Chilly winter evenings spent with friends around a roaring outdoor fire… can you imagine anything better? Outdoor fireplaces make a superb addition to your entertainment area. What’s more, they are very simple to build.

  • Refresh with a coat of paint

The cool autumn weather is ideal for painting: less humidity makes for a better finish. A fresh coat of paint also brightens your exterior and interior walls, great for chasing those winter blues away with a bit of colour.

  • Keep your gutters clean

As the leaves turn brown and fall, your gutters are in danger of getting clogged. Keeping your gutters and outdoor drains clear of leaves and debris is a vital part of home maintenance that needs to be done throughout autumn. Our tool hire options include ladders to help you get to those hard to reach places.

  • Install smoke alarms

Autumn is a good time to prepare for winter… and in winter you’re going to be using a lot more electricity to heat your home. There’s always a chance that an electrical short may cause a fire. If you have an indoor fire place, this is an added danger. Smoke alarms can be purchased from your local DIY store and installed easily with the right tools and a little DIY know-how.

  • Check the window frames

If you have wooden window frames, the heat of summer (whether it’s dry or humid) can cause them to warp and crack. Do a thorough check of all window frames, fill any cracks and paint with exterior varnish before winter sets in. This will help ensure that your home is well insulated when it gets cold.

Talisman Plant and Tool Hire has a wide variety of DIY and commercial tools for rent. To find out more about construction rental and power tools and equipment for hire, contact Talisman Plant and Tool Hire today.