DIY links

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How to…

NB: for information on specific aspects of DIY, e.g. natural paints, insulation, energy saving, woodworking, plumbing etc. see the relevant topic page.
BBC Homes introduction to DIY topics
Do It Yourself US site, so some things not relevant to UK – but lots of useful info and advice
DIY Basics lots of interesting articles
DIY Doctor huge DIY resource
DIY Fixit another large resource, with an online magazine
DIY How To step-by-step guides for lots of DIY projects
DIY Not large resource – articles, forum and wiki
Julian Cassell ‘how to’ guides, buying guides etc.
the Natural Handyman huge resource – A-Z list of useful articles, plus Q&A section
Wikipedia entry for home improvement

Low-impact DIY

DIY using natural / recycled materials etc.
Green Talk non-toxic remodeling ideas for common home upgrades
Red Pepper article on green DIY, with useful links, in Red Pepper magazine

Products & tools

NB: for products & tools for specific aspects of DIY, e.g. natural paints, insulation, energy saving, woodworking, plumbing etc. see the relevant topic page.
Instructables power tool repairs made easy
Power Tool Spares get difficult spares for power tools; repairing a tool is recycling a tool, as they say
Salvo architectural salvage – global, with separate sites for UK and US
Toxic DIY products products to avoid – article on the Green Choices website
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