When confinement gives more time for DIY!

La current covid-19 pandemic plaguing the world is causing great upheavals in society. Indeed, the containment of the population is one of the measures that many governments have adopted in the affected countries, including France.

The Government has moreover recently informed that confinement on French territory will continue until May 11. And even if deconfinement is envisaged by then, it is an objective whose achievement would be subject to the improvement of the current situation in France.

To distract during confinement, many activities are in the spotlight in French homes. Many are also engaged in DIY and energy renovation work to kill time intelligently!

Le DIY and works : activities very popular during confinement

Do-it-yourself and carrying out “house” work are highly appreciated during confinement. This is due to the fact that it is possible to continue get materials and equipment more or less important with specialized stores such as cmesmat.fr, which continues to deliver to customers' homes.

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Since it turns out to be difficult to call on craftsmen to carry out small repairs in the house, DIY is now essential. This activity is also appreciated for its soothing side and allows you to repair or design your furniture yourself! A great idea for recycle old furniture rather than throwing it away. So, you combine DIY occupation and ecological gesture!

In addition, you can also take advantage of confinement to do the work yourself energy renovation your home needs. However, note that you will not be able to benefit from the state aid provided for this purpose. But without considering very large sites, some work accessible to all is accessible to make his house greener this spring!

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Do-It-Yourself Energy Renovation Work

You can take advantage of your free time to carry out work to save energy in your home.

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You can for example install a lighting solar on your terrace or in your garden. To do this, you just need to order solar terminals online, then plant them along your garden path. If you have little space, you can also find solar lights for gutters.

You can also make your own rainwater collector to save water on watering plants and for sanitation. To do this, you just need to equip yourself with a 300-liter tank, and make an overflow from a PVC sleeve and washer.

To better insulate your house, you can also seal windows and doors to the outside yourself. You just need to equip yourself with an insulator like sealant or a foam or rubber seal. You will be better protected from the cold in winter, but also from outside noise! Also think about improving insulating your garage door, often an important source of leaks and thermal bridges, even for recent models!

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Finally, if the roof of your house is tilted, it is possible to provide an airtight insulation. Then just cover it with a vapor hydro regulating, then fix it with a joint or insulation sealant.

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