Whether you’ve just bought your first home or are looking to spruce up your tool kit, we believe that these tools are essential for every homeowner to have. Having a few essential tools in your tool kit can help you make common repairs or maintenance to your home.
Fill your toolbox with these essentials and prepare yourself for a range of DIY-lemnas and home improvement projects.
Screwdrivers are some of the most frequently used tools by homeowners. They are perfect for a wide variety of tasks including assembling furniture and tightening screws in a plethora of objects among other tasks. There are a variety of different types of screw heads and sizes so buying a pack that contains multiple different tips and sizes would be beneficial.
You can read our handy guide about the different types of screwdrivers, here.
A hex key, also known as an Allen Wrench, is a small L-shaped tool that is used to twist screws with hexagonal slots. It is extremely helpful for assembling furniture and always handy to have a spare as they can go missing easily due to their small sizes.
A hammer comes in very handy around the house, especially for hanging decorations. The most popular type of hammer for homeowners is the claw-style hammer as one end hammers the nails in and the other end can pull them out.
You can read more about which hammer is right for you in our hammer guide.
There are two must have types of pliers homeowners need in their tool kit. One is the needle-nose plier and the other is the short nose serrated plier. They provide access to difficult to reach areas and are extremely easy to use on a variety of different home repair and maintenance projects.
A basic utility knife with a retractable blade is often a very popular tool for homeowners. They are ideally suited for cutting a variety of materials such as card, rubber, leather and wood. The blades are often also able to be changed without the need of another tool.
Adjustable wrenches are a must for any homeowner’s tool kit. With the added-bonus of being adjustable, they can be adapted to a variety of different jobs.
Hacksaws are perfect for cutting materials such as wood and metal, making any DIY project a breeze. They are also great for cutting plastic tubes in any plumbing jobs.
And finally, something to keep all your tools organised and safe:
Product number - 35-410
Easy access, 330mm open top reinforced tool bag, with rugged zipper closure to protect you against tool loss.
Product number - 1483K2RB
Metallic case tool box with 2 drawers, an upper tray and reinforced lid that can be secured with a lock.