Research, budget and skip hire: three handy diy tips for your next project

16th June 2020

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Whether this is your first ever attempt at a DIY project or you consider yourself quite handy, there are a few things every DIY enthusiast needs to know before they start a new project. Some DIY projects are relatively straightforward whereas others require some additional expertise. Follow our top tips below to ensure your next DIY project goes smoothly.


This may seem obvious to some, but you’d be surprised by how many people start a DIY project without completing enough research first. Make sure you do plenty of research beforehand; there are lots of DIY websites, video tutorials and forums to get stuck into for the advice and guidance you need. If you have a friend or family member who has completed a similar project, ask them for some advice.


The last thing you want is an unfinished project due to lack of funds. Before you start your DIY venture, work out a realistic budget that covers the entire project. There may be some aspects of the project that cost more than you initially expect – for example, if you’re renovating your kitchen, you may find yourself surprised by the cost of replacing the cabinets alone. This all stems back to research; do your research on how much each part of the project is going to cost.

Sometimes, you may come across unforeseen costs and have to stretch your budget. To ensure you are prepared, we recommend keeping a contingency fund in case.

Skip hire

There are endless benefits to hiring a skip for your project. Not only will hiring a skip save you from having to make endless trips to your local tip and back to dispose of waste, but it can speed up the efficiency of your project too. A skip can be placed outside your property for you to dispose of waste as you work your way through the project. At the end, the skip full of waste will be collected and taken care of. If you choose a reliable skip hire company like Hazell & Jefferies Ltd, you can rest assured that your waste will be disposed of responsibly and correctly recycled.

At Hazell & Jefferies Ltd, we offer skip hire services in Oxford. Our team offers solutions for both domestic and commercial customers. For more information, visit our website.

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