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Ideas & Advice. We're full of fresh ideas to help you get the best out of your home - from the first spark to the finishing touches. Looking for advice? Have a browse through our B&Q how-to guides and specialist services below.

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Grow your own
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Seeds
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Growing
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Growing advice & recipes Opens pdf in new window
Planting calendar Opens pdf in new window

How to video guides
How to grow & harvest carrots Opens link in new window
How to grow & harvest courgettes Opens link in new window
How to grow & harvest salad leaves Opens link in new window
How to grow & harvest strawberry plants Opens link in new window
How to grow herbs Opens link in new window
How to grow tomatoes Opens link in new window
How to build a raised bed Opens link in new window
Energy saving
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Energy saving light bulbs
Solar Panels
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Light bulb buyers guide
Radiator BTU calculator

How to video guides
What is a SmarterHome with George Clarke? Opens link in new window
How to dial down the cost of central heating Opens link in new window
How to cut energy costs in the kitchen Opens link in new window
How to stop flushing money down the drain Opens link in new window
How to power down your electricity bills Opens link in new window
How to keep a lid on heat loss Opens link in new window
How to redesign with the environment in mind Opens link in new window
How to bleed a radiator Opens link in new window
How to install a rotary airer Opens link in new window
How to change a dishwasher Opens link in new window
One Planet Home - save money and energy Opens link in new window
Insulation
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Insulation
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Loft insulation calculator
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Loft & cavity wall installation service

How to video guides
How to insulate your home - first steps Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - downlights Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - getting ready and staying safe Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - insulating at the rafters Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - laying insulation boards Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - laying rolls across the joists Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - laying rolls between the joists Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - measuring up Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - types of blanket insulation Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - types of loft insulation Opens link in new window
How to insulate your home - water tank guidance Opens link in new window
Water efficiency
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Watering & Irrigation
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Water efficiency guide

How to video guides
How to install a water butt Opens link in new window
Other
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Eco Paint
Downloads
Start saving energy at home Opens pdf in new window
Seasonal food film press release Opens word doc in new window

Wood you believe you could... with Rachal Bradley

Here are some ideas of things you can make and do with everyday wooden objects you find around the house. We are adding new projects all the time, so come back and take a look.

Do you have a great idea for revamping or reusing wooden objects you find around the home and garden, turning them into something useful, beautiful or fun?

Then send in your ideas and a picture to rachel.bradley@b-and-q.co.uk and every one we feature on the site will receive a £10 voucher to spend at B&Q.

Have fun!

Rachel