DIY and how-to guides

There are lots of repairs around your home that you can do without having to wait for an appointment.

Check which repairs you're responsible for to find out how we work together to keep your home in good condition. 

If you're not sure how to do a repair, there are lots of websites that offer free help and advice:

B&Q how to guides
Wickes how to guides
Homebase how to guides

There are also plenty of practical videos showing you how to carry out various repairs on YouTube.

Need some help?

If you are having trouble doing a repair there are a few things you can do:

  • Ask a family member, neighbour or friend for help
  • Follow a how to guide online
  • Find an accredited tradesperson - try checkatrade.com for recommendations in your area or check the Age UK Business Directory For London for trusted traders
  • Contact your local Home Improvement Agency. These local not-for-profit organisations help older people stay safe, secure, warm and independent in their own home. You can find one in the foundations.uk.com directory.