Modern Builders Ditch the Old Stereotypes


One of the missions of MyBuilder is to show off the best of the building trade, highlighting the most talented tradespeople and all the quality work they do day in, day out. We know that the old stereotypes that many people have about builders and others who work in the trades are a relic of the past, days when White …

8 Ways to Add Value to your Home


You don’t have to be looking to sell your home to think about adding value to your property. There are big and small ways to boost how much your home is worth, and also make it a nicer place to be. Fix structural problems If you are looking to sell, then taking care of major structural issues such as a saggin…

How to Deal with Damp


Damp is one of the most common issues people find in their homes, and it can often cause people to panic. However, a little education can go a long way, so we spoke to Kevin Campbell of Anke Ltd in Welwyn Garden City, to find out more about how you can deal with the issue. Kevin is a former military man who spent six …

The Twelve Jobs of Christmas


Seasons greetings! Now that advent has begun, we always remember that December is one of the busiest times of year; scrambling to buy presents, running from party to party, and preparing for the big day. Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or just hibernating for the festive period, we’ve come up with the T…

A Good Present for Father's Day? No DIY!


Despite the stereotype of the handy dad, fixing things around the home, most dads today aren’t quite as into DIY as you may think. In a survey carried out by MyBuilder asking dads what they most wanted for a Father’s Day present, two thirds turned down the option of a new set of tools in favour of more relaxing op…

Get Outside in the Good Weather


When a spot of good weather is on the cards, everyone wants to get outside. But when we’re out in our gardens, we start to notice all the the little issues we have around our homes. From unruly trees to peeling paint, here are some problems you can tackle while the sun in shining. Sort out Your Garden Whether…

Meet Damp Proofer Kevin Campbell


If you see Kevin Campbell working with military precision, that’s because he is. Kevin, the damp proofer and plasterer behind Welwyn Garden City’s Anke Ltd, didn’t begin his career working as a tradesman - instead, at 16, Kevin joined the Army and spent six years being sent around the world, as he told us: “I …

Spruce up Your Home this Spring


The weather may be annoyingly changeable, but spring is still in the air and the idea of summer is creeping ever closer. Spring is the most popular time for people to put their property up for sale, a process which often requires carrying out some work to show it off at its best. Even if you’re planning on staying p…