Harry Duncton

Write On, Dude!

United Kingdom

Hi!

I'm a writer. I still find it hard to say that out loud when someone asks me "the dreaded question". I think it's because I've had a few different careers already and I'm only in my mid(ish) thirties!

I've worked in the public and private sectors, behind computers, in front of whiteboards, and even up ladders to make ends meet. It turns out that having all these different strands of experience have woven themselves together into a useful kind of rug. The kind of rug that really ties the room together.

I'd like to think that I write in a similar way to how I speak. Except without the ums and urrs that still crop up when I'm reviewing things in front of the camera. I've written hundreds of thousands of words on a range of topics, but my favourite niche is home improvement and DIY.

I've included a selection of my favourite scribblings down below. If you like them, let me know!

In my spare time, I like growing vegetables, drinking beer, playing the drums, listening to heavy metal, and playing silly games with my daughter.

Let's have a chat: [email protected]

Portfolio
BBC Gardeners World Magazine
The best multi-tools in 2024

Looking for the best multi-tool for your next DIY job? Take a look at our guide to the best oscillating and rotary multi-tools, from affordable to premium models.

BBC Gardeners World Magazine
The Best Electric Screwdrivers in 2023

Trying to decide what electric screwdriver to buy? We've brought together the very best available right now, from budget models to the very best precision electric screwdrivers on the market.

BBC Gardeners World Magazine
The best cordless drills in 2023

A drill is an essential tool for creating holes in materials like wood, metal, or brick, to accommodate screws and other types of fittings. There are two main types of drill - drill drivers and hammer drills, also known as combination or combi drills.A drill driver creates holes and then on a different setting drives fittings into them.

DIY Garden
10/10/2018
5 Best Mitre Saws UK (2022) - TESTED & REVIEWED

Anyone who's ever tried to make a series of angled cuts in wood or plastic with a hand saw knows how difficult, time consuming and tiring it can be. In steps the compound mitre saw, a versatile circular saw with a powerful blade that spins up to 5,000 rpm and that can make straight, angled and bevel cuts repeatedly with little effort.

DIY Garden
02/27/2018
8 Best Cordless Drills UK (2022) - TESTED & REVIEWED

Drill drivers are the best cordless tool for driving screws and drilling holes, but for a perfect job you'll need to control the variable speed and torque. For drill speed, use low speed for screws and high speed for hole drilling. Torque control is important for more precise tasks, such as putting screws into delicate materials such as plasterboard.

DIY Garden
10/10/2018
6 Best Circular Saws UK (2022 TESTED) - CORDLESS & CORDED

Circular saws can make a range of cutting jobs easier. They're especially useful for rip cutting (cutting a long length of wood along the grain) but are also great for cutting logs to make firewood, crosscutting, and creating bevels. Some people opt to use a circular saw for jobs when using a handsaw might get too tiring.

DIY Garden
03/08/2021
How To Turn Your Garage into the Ultimate Man Cave

We're all spending a lot more time at home than ever before and it's high time us men gave ourselves a space to call our own. Whether it's for relaxing, watching a film or making a favourite drink, this is our guide to making the ultimate man cave.

DIY Garden
02/26/2021
30 Ways to Insulate Your Garage for Winter

You want to work out in your garage this winter, but it's colder than a polar bear's behind. The best way to beat the cold is with proper insulation. We're going to look at a few clever ways to do it, from professional solutions to some DIY projects that'll raise the temperature without breaking the bank.