OUTDOOR DIY VIDEOS

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...
When creating a garden, some things take time. Attention to detail builds a quality garden, after all you’re going to have to live with it for a long time.   There are however two things that guarantee you near instant gratification when gardening, a...
Have you seen the retaining wall Adam Woodhams built in the July 2015 issue of Handyman Magazine?    In this video, Adam explains how to build a retaining wall using timber sleepers to make a sloping yard much more accessible and useable.  ...
Do you have an outdoor area you’d like to cover up or a spot that needs more privacy?   A timber screen is a cost effective, durable and decorative landscape cover-all that can be built in a day.   This suburban home had a large underhouse area that...