We’ve Cut Up to 50% off!

We’ve Cut Up to 50% off!

This summer learn to love your living space with Littlewoods.co.uk. We’ve teamed up with some of our best loved brands for our biggest ever DIY and Garden Makeover event .  With household names including Bosch, Black & Decker, Karcher, Flymo and McCulloch, why not make your house a home?

Our team of experts have been working overtime to bring you all the latest looks and trends, from the perfect lawn and decking to indoor storage solutions.  Packed with essentials and great savings to get your space looking fab, why not shop great deals on barbeques, garden furniture and outdoor heaters and bring your holiday home.



To celebrate the launch of our event, we are offering one lucky ready the chance to win over £1,000 worth of DIY and Garden Tools. What better way to mow-tivate your makeover?

We have amazing branded prizes, including a lawnmower from Flymo a Bosch multisaw  and a range of Black & Decker powertools not forgetting a WV60 Window Vac from Karcher.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply comment on the post below by 3rd June with your answer to the following question.

We want to hear about your biggest DIY disaster. What was it and what one Littlewoods product could have saved you?


Here’s a little more competition info, so have a read then get commenting!

  • The competition will close on 3rd June at midnight, so any comments entered after that won’t be included in the draw.
  • All comments will need to be approved, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear straight away!
  • Use the form below to leave your comment and one winner will be drawn at random from all approved entries and contacted via email.
  • Now just leave a comment telling us about your biggest DIY disaster and what one Littlewoods product could have saved you?

Good luck!


Terms and conditions. 1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules. 2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who posts a comment between 27th May and 3rd June 2014 on the Littlewoods we’ve cut up to 50% off blog post at the following URL: http://blog.littlewoods.com.  3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering.  The closing date for entry is 3rd June 2014 at midnight. The promoter reserves the right to end the competition early. 4. All entries into the draw must be appropriate and approved so by the promoter. Any entries deemed inappropriate will be excluded from the draw. 5. One winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries no later than the 10th June 2014. The winner will be notified by email within 14 days of the draw and must respond to their notification email within 30 days otherwise they will forfeit their prize and a new winner(s) may be drawn at random from the remaining entries.  The prizes will be sent to the address of the relevant winners within six weeks, delivery to be agreed between the promoter and the winners. 6. There is one prize of Black and Decker 18V Lithium Ion Cordless Dustbuster Hand Vac, Black and Decker steam-mop™ Deluxe with Steambuster, Flymo Ultraglide lawnmower, Karcher K4 premium home pressure washer, Karcher WV60 Window Vac, Bosch Rotak 34R, Bosch PST 10.8LI MultiSaw. 7. The prize is non-transferable, non-negotiable and there is no cash alternative. The promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable. The prize cannot be returned or exchanged once they have been sent to the winners. 8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that, if they win, their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting details of the prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion. 9. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.

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  1. Posted by Ruth Hedges on June 3, 2014

    My husband one day was painting the top of the landing ceiling and had the paint tin balancing on the top of our rather wobbly and unstable ladder which led to the paint tin falling off and spilling all down the stairs on our new carpet. So a new ladder at the time would of saved a lot of stress 🙁

  2. Posted by chirag patel on June 3, 2014

    nailing floorboards in the loft missing the nail floorboard and the hammer becoming part of the ceiling !! don’t ask me how i did this lawnmower ould help at least it keeps me away from the house

  3. Posted by Neil Philip on June 3, 2014

    Oh to have a telescopic hedge trimmer ! Cutting the hedge this summer & over-stretched & ended up in neighbour’s garden who just happened to have guests in for drinks – much amusement (& embarasement) all round .

  4. Posted by kelly hall on June 3, 2014

    I once cut my grass with scissors as my lawn mower had broken!!!! it took me 2 days and I had enormous blisters on my hands!!! it looked terrible!! if Id have had a lovely lawnmower from littlewoods it waould have taken minutes and I would have avoided those painful blisters!!!

  5. Posted by Heather Jenkinson on June 3, 2014

    I decided to try and be clever, and re-tack some loose carpet on the upstairs landing while my other half was at work, feeling really pleased with myself, I hammered my way through the floorboard, and whoosh! I hit a water pipe that was running under the board, cue fountains in the landing! Not good! I could have done with a Karcher 1500 Watt Steam Cleaner, it would have helped me to clean up the cream carpets that I ruined!! 🙂

  6. Posted by sue Norminton on June 3, 2014

    Our curtain rails are always falling down. Black & Decker HP188F4BK-GB 18 Volt Cordless Hammer Drill would fix them to the walls

  7. Posted by melissa manning on June 3, 2014

    My biggest DIY disaster involved an entire freshly painted wall peeling and flaking away overnight, leaving me to discover in the morning that there wasn’t plaster underneath as I had presumed but old wallpaper which had decided to … melt, for lack of a better word. So a whole day’s effort of painting turned into two day’s work chipping and scraping away mottled old wallpaper, re-skimming and plastering and re-painting. Safe to say I haven’t painted a room since!

  8. Posted by melissa manning on June 3, 2014

    Oh! Forgot to add what product would have saved me! It definitely would be this wallpaper strimmer! http://www.littlewoods.com/black-decker-kx3300t-gb-2200-watt-wallpaper-stripper/501291886.prd

  9. Posted by claire fawkner on June 3, 2014

    Artex off the ceiling -had to use nitromors and plenty of scrappers from littlewoods!

  10. Posted by jane greenfield on June 3, 2014

    wallpapering is always a disaster in our house anything so we don’t have to wallpaper again.

  11. Posted by Matthew N on June 3, 2014

    I snipped my main BT line when I was tidying up cables. Maybe you have some good glasses?!

  12. Posted by mark fairhurst on June 3, 2014

    i smashed my green house by cutting down a tree!
    i decided i needed to cut down a fairly tall but young tree, around 15ft high, i climbed up the tree and started to cut down small – medium branches, once i had completed this i was left with a trunk around20 – 30 inches in diameter, i stared to use a old axe we had in the shed after more than 4 hours i became agitated and my axe cgot nipped (stuck) in the tree so to release it i attached a rope around the tree and hooked it upto the towbar on my car. moving forward slightly i was hoping that my neighbour (by this point helping me) heard the cracking of the tree to which i would stop and remove my axe and finish cutting down the tree.
    When the tree started to make cracking sounds the car was stopped, but it was a fraction too late, the tree slowly continued to move forward and ended up falling onto my green house, destroying half of it and making it useless, nearly every pain of glass smashed and all my plants where covered in glass / crushed. a chainsaw would of helped i think!

  13. Posted by elise g on June 3, 2014

    Trying to hammer in a nail to put up some blinds in the bathroom, I dropped the hammer and cracked the cistern of the toilet. Harrumph! A Littlewoods jumbo bath towel (or two!) could have saved me!

  14. Posted by Lindsey Kent on June 3, 2014

    Yes please, perfect job!!

  15. Posted by Sarah Parker on June 3, 2014

    hubby hung up a picture and hit a water pipe that ruined the new wall paper! A joist and metal detected would have helped!

  16. Posted by Justin on June 3, 2014

    I put up some hooks that fell down but fell down. I needed good quality hooks.

  17. Posted by Sue Brett on June 3, 2014

    I was painting and stumbled off the ladder and put my foot into the paint, knocking it all over the floor a Black and Decker steam-mop™ Deluxe with Steambuster would have been a great help cleaning up

  18. Posted by Philip Brett on June 3, 2014

    A Bosch Detector would have stopped me from drilling through a water pipe

  19. Posted by Maddy on June 3, 2014

    I could have done with a Black and Decker 18V Lithium Ion Cordless Dustbuster Hand Vac, when I was putting some stuff in the loft, I tripped over something and put my foot through the ceiling. All the insulation came through onto the landing too! The worst part was that we’d obviously had mice up there too, (We live in an old cottage by the woods) so it was really stinky :O !

  20. Posted by James Holyland on June 3, 2014

    We spent hours measuring up and then making a cat flap so that our cats could use the garden without our dog escaping. We were delighted with the result and stood back to watch it being a huge success ONLY to see the cats were scared of it and the dog ran straight through it!!

  21. Posted by Susan Carruthers on June 3, 2014

    My husband putting his foot through the newly decorated bedroom ceiling from the loft, when I was eight months pregnant.

  22. Posted by Melissa Lee on June 3, 2014

    great prize

  23. Posted by Lydia Graham on June 3, 2014

    A number of years ago I decided (at around midnight) that the living room needed a fresh coat of paint. I knew I wouldn’t get it all finished as I had a large through lounge but at least I could ‘break it’s back’. By 3am I had finished the larger of the 2 rooms and decided to finish it in the morning. I was so tired that in the morning I didn’t hear the children getting up at 6am. By the time I got up at 7am my 2 sons (aged 7 & 9) had ‘helped’ me by using all the paint that was left to repaint the room I had already done. The carpet was also covered in paint and I had to buy a new one. And, yes, the first room had to be redone again.

  24. Posted by Gemma Williams on June 3, 2014

    When trimming the large bushes out the front, I couldn’t reach the tops so I stood on top of the wheelie bin and trimmed away, all fine until I reached across it tipped over – hence it being a wheelie bin and I dislocated my shoulder in my not do soft lading.
    The young mans atlas step ladder is very much needed.

  25. Posted by Susan Fraser on June 3, 2014

    We were trying to cut down a really overgrown rose bush, I pulled the branches down while my hubby cut them but I let go and one of the branches hit him in the face, the Bosch AMW 10 SG Multi Tool with Pole Pruner Attachment would have saved him from weeks of pain

  26. Posted by LISA on June 3, 2014

    WV60 Window Vac from Karcher as when i clean my windows they always look smeary

  27. Posted by Valerie Kaseram on June 3, 2014

    Putting shelves up. Looked perfect until I put some rather valuable items on them. Clearly they were not straight as the all fell off! I really could have done with a level.

  28. Posted by Thelma on June 3, 2014

    the screws did not hold when putting shelves up so i could have done with Black & Decker powertools patically a drill and cordless screw driver

  29. Posted by THOMAS on June 3, 2014

    Bosch multisaw would have been handy when fitting a cupboard in my kitchen as it was too big

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