With Spring almost upon us, here is a list of DIY and maintenance jobs you should consider getting done in time for the warmer weather.
With Spring and Summer round the corner, you’ll want to make the most out of your outdoor living space. Compared to having a lawned garden, a patio area will require little maintenance and can add purpose to a garden with minimal effort.
Whatever style you’re looking for, speak to Hire A Hubby. Our Hubbies can expertly craft you the perfect patio and outdoor area, ready in time for the better weather.
Being subject to the elements year-round, Pergolas will need some regular maintenance to keep them looking good and structurally sound. A general hose down or pressure wash may be all that’s required to remove dirt and cobwebs, but timber structures may need to be checked for structural integrity.
If you have an outdoor area but don’t have a pergola, consider having one of our Hubbies install one in your garden. Pergolas offer shade and protection from the sun, privacy with the addition of latticework and aesthetically make a great garden feature.
Pergolas also offer a perfect way to extend your living space and the amount of time you spend outdoors in the warmer weather.
If you have a pergola, why not consider adding some climbing roses like Cecile Brunner or Eden Climber. Alternatively there are other climbers like Clematis or Honeysuckles, which are cost-effective ways to providing shade and colour to your garden.
If you need your fence replaced or repaired, don’t forget to contact Hire A Hubby. From painting and touch-ups to replacing fence panels, our Hubbies can take care of the job for you.
4. High Pressure Clean
If you have decking, pergola or patio tiles in your garden, high-pressure washing them is a good way to remove any accumulated winter dirt and grime. High-pressure cleaning is a great way of making your garden area look new and revitalised.
Always use an expert when using pressure-washing equipment. Hire A Hubby has both experience and know-how when it comes to high-pressure cleaning.
5. Check for Damage and Wear & Tear
Clean and declutter along the fence line – this will give you more space to work with. Check any fences, decking, pergolas or gates you may have for wear and tear. If you see any damage or have broken support beams or decking boards, Hire A Hubby can help you fix or replace them.
Don’t put off doing any painting. Our Hubbies have plenty of experience and come with an 100% Workmanship Guarantee. From wall preparation, touch-ups to a new repaint of the walls and a clean up afterwards. Don’t sacrifice on quality – Give Hire A Hubby a call today.
7. Repaint and Seal
Consider having your fence, deck or pergola re-stained It is a quick and easy way to refresh your garden area. As these structures are subject to the elements all year round, it’s important to maintain them so they are safe for years to come. Our Hubbies can help re-stain/re-oil and seal them for you.
8. Clean Gutters and Check Roofing for Damaged Tiles
We highly recommend you take regular care and attention to your gutters and roofing and have them regularly cleaned and checked by a professional.
Hire A Hubby will check your gutters and downpipes and clean them by hand or by using high-pressure washing. We can also help by installing gutter guards, repairing any damages or holes, replace gutters or downpipes.
9. The Outdoor Kitchen
If you love cooking, and you have the room for it, why not dress up your outdoor space to include an outdoor kitchen and dining area. With it, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy the warmer weather and comfort of the home. It also provides that additional space to entertain the family.
Some outdoor kitchens come complete and ready to install. The deciding factor is usually budget, Work out your budget and get an estimate from Hire A Hubby on how much the installation will cost. Remember to add in the cost for the utilities you’ll want for your kitchen area.
Kitchen areas are best placed under shelter to protect them from the outdoor elements.
10. Fire Pits
A must-have accessory for the British garden right now is a fire pit. No matter how big or small your outdoor area, make it complete with one. A fire pit will ensure you get to enjoy the outdoors all year round.
There are plenty of options available to purchase or alternatively have one specially built by one of our Hubbies.
Always ensure your fire pit is placed in a safe location away from the house and clear of anything overhanging and away from combustible materials.
Hire A Hubby is here to help. Call us on 0800 111 4664 or click here for a free quote.
* Not all Hire A Hubby franchises offer all of the above services. Please liaise with your local Hire A Hubby franchisee when booking a job.