Make The Most Of The August Bank Holiday

Hopefully you spent the last bank holiday weekend putting the finishing touches to the best loft conversions Hertfordshire has ever seen. But if not, then don’t worry, there’s soon going to be another one! The next bank holiday at the end of August is a great time to get stuck into some of the projects that you have needed to do for a while but haven’t had the time to get round to.

Stock up

A number of supermarkets and DIY stores such as Wilkes, B&Q and Homebase remain open all weekend and some even have extended opening hours. If you have a specific job in mind however, it could be a good idea to hit the shops early and make sure you have the correct supplies on hand as they can run out when the shops get busy.

Consider the neighbours

Different areas have different rules for what and when DIY can be done on a bank holiday. Noise levels should generally be kept to a minimum and all construction work should be avoided after 1pm on Saturday and on Sundays and bank holidays.

Greenwich Council has a handy guide as to what is considered unreasonable noise from construction work. It includes hammering and using saws and drills.

Prep your space

You may need to declutter if you want to carry out a bigger project, so try to get that done ahead of the weekend. You will also need to prep your space, which may involve moving furniture or covering the floor and other items in dust sheets.

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