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  • Winner of the SGS Local Hero Award 2022 is revealed!

    Hero plumber James Anderson of D.E.P.H.E.R from Burnley takes home the prize In March we launched the second edition of the Local Hero Awards, a chance for us to say thank you to the builders, plumbers, electricians, joiners, gardeners, mechanics Read more
  • Vote for your Local Hero Award 2022 Winner

    Earlier this year, we launched the second Local Hero Awards, and Brits were encouraged to nominate builders, plumbers, electricians, joiners, plasterers, and other well deserving tradespeople who have been serving their community with good deeds Read more
  • 2022 SGS Local Hero Awards Open For Entries

    Nominate a tradesperson who has gone above and beyond to help, and they could win a prize worth £1,000. In 2021, we launched our inaugural Local Hero Awards, with the view of celebrating tradespeople in your area who had gone above and bey Read more
  • How to use essential tools safely

    With Britain experiencing a DIY boom over the last couple of years, many people are using their toolbox for the first time. With this in mind, we were keen to check in and test people on their toolbox knowledge, to see whether the last couple of yea Read more
  • Have you had a garden DIY disaster?

    Brits have been getting in touch to tell us about their garden disasters ahead of the summer months, and some of them are nothing short of downright dangerous! Lockdown restrictions have eased, and summer is on the way, which means that many Read more
  • Enter Our Garden Disasters Photo Competition

    Have you had a DIY disaster in your garden? Share your photos with us for a chance to win a £100 voucher to help you fix the problem! With summer on the horizon and small outdoor meetups now permitted, many of us have been heading into our g Read more
  • The winner of the SGS Local Hero Award 2021 is finally revealed!

    Graham Nash from Leeds takes home the title with 39% of the vote. Earlier this year, we launched our inaugural Local Hero Award, with the view of celebrating tradespeople in your area who had gone above and beyond to help their community during Read more
  • Vote for Your Local Hero Award Winner

    The finalists have been chosen, and it’s now time to cast your ‘local hero’ vote in our awards, to help secure them the grand prize of £1,000 in cash and an incredible Kielder toolbox. Earlier this year, we launched our inaugural Local Read more
  • SGS Local Hero Awards Open for Entries

    Nominate a tradesperson who has helped your community during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they could win a prize worth £1,000. There is no denying that the Covid-19 pandemic has been incredibly challenging for households and business alik Read more
  • The Nation's Most Searched For DIY Jobs

    Four in five include 'home improvements' in their list of New Year's resolutions The arrival of a New Year means many of us are setting resolutions, but this time around it seems that we are not promising to go to the gym, cut out alcohol, or Read more

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