OUTDOOR DIY VIDEOS

This family home had been recently renovated and the yard was not yet landscaped, making it an ideal spot to create a children’s playground.    Carrie and Steve Gregg wanted somewhere their kids, two-year-old Lily and baby Harper, will use for...
We show you how to build a pond in a pot in just an afternoon. You can find the full instructions and products used in the May 2016 issue of Handyman, out now   Bring the soothing sound and sight of water to your outdoor space with a pond in a...
The west-facing deck of this house was exposed to the harsh summer sun. Adding a pergola was the ideal solution, meaning that climbers can be grown over it to provide shade, while letting in the light in winter. Before you begin building, make sure t...
In this how-to DIY video, Adam Woodhams installs a Matador barbecue into a custom-made barbecue bench made from lightweight aerated concrete blocks.   This barbecue area was little-used, so the concrete slab was extended and a new barbecue benc...
To lay pavers like a professional, you need to create a detailed plan of the project.  You then need to put some pegs in the ground to mark out the layout of the paving.  Pick a reference point to base the placing of your marker pegs around.  Measure...
The hard part of laying pavers is excavating the site and laying the road base.  Make sure you lay the road base to a minium of 100mm.  Before excavating, ring 1100 to find out where your phone, gas, water and sewerage lines are so you don't run into...
To ensure a professional finish when laying pavers, the first thing you need to do is make sure the stringline is square to any wall you're paving up to.  Next you lay a header course, which is the first row of pavers following the length of the stri...
We show you how to cut pavers to fit around corners and steps.    It is a good idea to keep any chipped pavers for this, that way you can cut the chips off.    When measuring, don't forget to include the 5mm clearance between the other pave...
We show you how to add the finishing touches to newly laid pavers for a professional finish.   To make our edging material, we've mixed four part paving sand to one part cement and combined it using a lariet.    Before laying the edging mix...