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    Organising a DIY toolkit

    Published on 12 February 2019, Tuesday, 10:47 PM

    If you're ready to get stuck into a bit of bathroom DIY or garden landscaping this year, then it's important to check that you have the basic essential tools for your projects!

    Does your toolbox resemble a disorganised metal tin filled with nails, random nuts and bolts, wires and screwdrivers that are decades old?

    Then it's probably time you got yourself sorted with a DIY toolkit that has all your essentials in one place.

    Here's a list of some basics that you may need.

    Tape measure

    DIY plans often begin with a sheet of paper, pencil and a measuring tape, so make sure to have one measuring five to seven metres stored in your toolbox.

    Adjustable wrenches

    How else are you going to loosen up and tighten nuts and bolts of varying sizes? Keep two wrenches on hand, a small one for those tight spots and a large one to suit a number of jobs.

    Claw hammer

    It's not a DIY project without your trusty claw hammer in your tool belt.


    Avoid bumbling around in the dark and injuring yourself on a rusty nail with a handy torch to light up those dim areas.


    Often used to help finish a job off, make sure you're equipped with the toolbox staple: the screwdriver.

    It's best to get a multi-purpose screwdriver that has one end dedicated to smaller screws, while the other end can deal with the larger sizes.

    If you're in need of more heavy duty equipment such as scissor lifts, diggers and concrete pumps - head to your local Kennards Hire branch.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.