Whether you want to learn how to install a new shower, drain a radiator or paint your skirting boards, online searches for DIY topics can be very overwhelming. Therefore, this is where DIY Works comes in and our goal is to provide credible advice that’s easy to understand and suitable for both beginner and advanced DIY’ers. Our team are experts in a wide range of DIY topics and they certainly know what they are talking about with their first-hand experience that you’ll see throughout the content posted on the website.
All of the content posted on DIY Works has been written by our team and reflects the latest research, testing and our years of experience. Each and every day we help thousands of people with their DIY queries and below is everything you need to know about our content.
Our editorial team is currently made up of four enthusiastic DIY’ers who are experts in several areas of DIY. As well as being able to carry out DIY, we also take the content that’s posted on the website very seriously with several quality checks. We do this to ensure that our content is accurate, trustworthy, up-to-date and the best possible resource for the topic.
All of the staff that produce content upon DIY Works are subject-matter experts with extensive knowledge and years of real-world experience. If you want to find out more about the writers at DIY Works, you can read more on our About page.
Types of Articles
1. How To Guides
Most of our readers come to DIY Works to learn how to do a task and this means that our “How To” and tutorial type of articles are very popular. When it comes to creating them, we try to be very hands-on and explain things in an easy-to-understand manner.
When creating our tutorials, we include a list of things that you’ll require, a step-by-step process of how to do the task at hand as well as background information about the topic. It’s important to note that all of our tutorials have been carried out on our own properties and all the photos and videos are taken by our team.
2. Informative Guides
Informative guides are a big portion of our website and we switch up our editorial process a lot in order to create them. For example, some topics require thousands of words whereas others can be answered in a few hundred words. As always, all of the images and videos found in these types of articles are taken by our team.
3. Product Reviews
The majority of DIY requires a tool or product and to ensure you find the best tool or product for the task at hand, we create a lot of product roundups and single product reviews. Unlike other websites, we are able to show our expertise by actually using and testing the products, which can be seen through our unique images and videos. You can find out more about how we test here.
It’s important to note that although most products are bought outright, some of the products that we review have been received by brands free of charge. This is made possible by the brand approaching us or our team approaching the brand.
If we receive a product at no charge, we never agree to any pre-conditions that dictate how we test or what we say about the product. Our end goal is to ensure you buy only the best products that suit your needs.
Apart from “product” images that we are required to use by affiliate programs that we are part of, all of the images found in our reviews are taken by our team. We made this our main focus when creating DIY Works because we wanted our readers to clearly see that we actually test the products in our reviews (unlike other websites!).
A Trusted Source
It can be difficult to judge who to trust online but unlike other websites, DIY Works puts products that we review through thorough testing. This is to ensure that you get the most reliable and credible buying advice. Throughout our review, we are transparent about how we review it and we would never recommend a product that we wouldn’t use ourselves.
Our team started doing DIY as beginners decades ago but over the many years of failures and successes, we’ve gained plenty of experience. Apart from “product images”, all of the images and videos are produced by our team. This is because we are real people who perform our own DIY projects and are able to take these types of photos.
Sometimes, certain statements and important information can be found on reputable websites. Therefore, to ensure our commitment to content integrity, we’ll reference these sources in our content.
References & Sources
We fact-check any statements, claims and suggestions with the most current primary reference. For example, if the UK Government state that you must do “XYZ”, we would provide our users with a reference link to that statement.
Our team at DIY Works tend to favour sources that are reputable and relevant to our UK-based audience.
Up To Date Information
As we are very enthusiastic when it comes to DIY, we are continuously reading through and updating our articles to ensure they are as up-to-date as they can possibly be.
This is to ensure that the information on the website is reflective of the most current research, guidelines and statistics.
DIY in general is a fast-moving topic and changes are required frequently to our content. To update our content, we sometimes completely rework the article, which is then read through by other members of the team.
If you do spot anything that needs updating in our content, please get in touch!
How To Use Our Images
To create our content, we take lots of photos and these are posted on the website and our social media profiles. While we are delighted to extend the use of our images, we kindly request that you adhere to certain guidelines.
The images are not just pixels on a screen; they represent the creativity, effort, and passion that went into their creation. If you choose to use any of our photos, we ask for your support in providing appropriate credit. This ensures that the recognition flows back to the source, acknowledging the dedication that goes into our content. If you have any queries regarding the use of our images, please get in touch.
At DIY Works, we value any feedback that we receive and we would love to hear from our readers. If you have any suggestions that you would like to share with our team, feel free to get in touch at [email protected].