I want to build a path and a circle thingy in the middle of the path and possibly do an area of decking. I can't afford to have anyone do it for me, but have no experience of doing anything like this myself.
How hard is it? Will I be able to teach myself the skills I need by looking on the internet? I've also seen a 3 hour hard landscaping course at the local college which is only £35 but will that be long enough to teach me what I need to know.
Paths are quite easy- depending on what surface you want. Decking is tricky- you need to have a good drill, power saw and plenty of screws! There are plenty of good books about that will give you the basics- pop into your local library and see what's about. The college course sounds like gvfm, they'll probably show you how to put up fence panels and trellis and maybe a path, possibly even decking (as it is popular). My advice would be to give them a ring and see what the content is before booking a place! Hope this helps
Circly thingy is one of those......mmmmmm......circle things that you sometimes get in the middle of paths. Like a few paving slabs that you buy that come togetehr in the shape of a circle. So no more trickly than a patio jigsaw I reckon.
Hubby has lots of tools like power saw, drill, etc. I reckon I'm good to go. Will check out the library/internet first though.... Thanks.