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Tooling for cooling

Keeping cool has never been this easy As winter slowly retreats and the sometimes stifling hot South African summer rapidly advances our thoughts turn to try to keep our homes and ourselves cool. There are certainly many options available for keeping our personal temperatures down and staying cooler, from ultra-high-tech to really basic-low-tech, from shutting […]

Getting spring ready: Top tips to get your garden in tip-top form

At the end of winter and into spring is a very busy time for you a home gardener in South Africa. Not only do you have to prepare your flower and vegetable beds and lawns for the coming summer growing season, you also have to make sure all your garden tools and other essential equipment […]

Forget the handy-man, become handy-woman

Sometimes, you’ve just gotta do it yourself. Your home needs a woman’s touch and you are dying to put up a new shelf or wallpaper that feature a wall in the living room. So, in celebration of women’s month, we’ve compiled a list of top do it yourself tips to keep your home looking tip-top. […]

Top Tips To Stay Warm This Winter

Winter is upon us and that means it’s time to pull out the winter woollies, pour some hot chocolate, cuddle under the blankets and tuck into some heart-warming comfort food. Enjoying sun-filled days has its downfalls, though, because we South Africans can certainly feel it when the temperatures start to drop. Although South African winters […]

Top 10 Tools Dad Should Have To Fix Just About Anything

Every homeowner, renter and DIY fundi has a toolkit somewhere, but if it’s a super-basic set that came with your first car, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Don’t worry, at Mega Mica Eastgate, we’ve got you covered with the very best tools for everyday fixes, both big and small. And what’s even better is […]

How to choose grout colour and type, and how to maintain it

When you are planning a tile project, the colour and type of grout you choose are just as important as the colour and type of tile you choose. This is mainly because both elements have to go hand-in-hand if you want the finished project to look as beautiful and complete as you imagine it during […]

Door’s, Your Home’s Hearty Handshake

What would a home be without doors? First, it is quite breezy, all year long. That is why a home needs doors, just as it does windows. Doors shut some things out and welcome other things in, are walked through, decorated, provide privacy and security. Confine the outdoors to where it belongs and keep indoors […]

5 Safety tips to follow when using an angle grinder

Also known as a disc grinder, an angle grinder is a handheld power tool that is able to perform grinding and polishing operations. Angle grinders are typically powered by an electric mount, which is responsible for driving a flattened disc-shaped head. Whether you are planning to use an angle grinder for recreational or commercial. You […]

How to install a ceiling fan

A ceiling fan is a stylish and functional addition to any room. If you are planning to install a ceiling fan in a room that already has a ceiling outlet, wiring a ceiling fan is the same as wiring any ceiling fixture. If the room doesn’t have an overhead box. Hire an electrician to install […]

9 DIY kitchen cabinet ideas

Do your kitchen cabinets need updating? Kitchen cabinets are the perfect canvas for fast and fun DIY projects. You will fall in love with your cabinets after you embark on one or more of these small projects, each designed to maximize your creativity with only moderate cost and effort. Take a look at 9 ideas […]

Roof maintenance check

Every, year millions of homeowners replace their roofs. Either because it has reached the end of its lifespan or last storm really did a number on it. But even though everyone eventually needs to replace their roof, there are several maintenance tips for shingle roofs you can use to avoid tearing it off sooner rather […]

Exterior Painting Preparation

Painting the exterior of a house can be a demanding job. But you can save yourself a lot of work by preparing properly for the project. First, decide how much of the exterior will be painted. Only the shutters or trim may need to be painted rather than the entire house. Next, determine the colours […]

How to select the right paint and colour for your home

Painting is a quick and cheap way to give an old room a breath of fresh air or to make your house more sellable if you are putting it on the market. Find out all you have ever wanted to know about selecting paint. Which paint should you choose? Paint comes in a variety of […]

10 Essential gardening tools and what they do

Depending on how elaborate your garden is, you will need a varying array of tools to get the job done. If you have just a few potted plants, a few hand tools will suffice. But if you have planted a full garden with rows of plants you hope to harvest come fall, you are going […]

5 Tips for protecting outdoor furniture

During the late spring and summer, residents will experience a good amount of rain. And even though rain is generally never a bad thing, when you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible, the rain simply gets in the way of your many homeowner’s plans. The real problem, though is when you leave […]

Creative ways to use landscaping pebbles

Utilized as versatile landscape accents, pebbles, and beautiful color and texture to any garden or outdoor space. These essential mid-sized stones, which fall somewhere between small gravel and large landscaping rocks, not only serve as attractive design details but also a functional purposes, too. With their varying shapes and colours, pebbles can create a character […]

Pool maintenance for first-time pool owners

Welcome to the pool lifestyle. Along with the hours of fitness, fun, and family togetherness, there comes the hours of pool maintenance.   Every single day of summer, your pool pump must circulate the water, your filter must clean the water and the feeder must dispense enough chlorine to kill the ever-present bacteria and algae. […]

Cycling for beginners: tips that make riding more fun

If you are new to cycling whether it was a goal in 2020 or it became a great source of exercise during the CO|VID 19 era. There are so many amazing adventures in store for you. But also understand that cycling can feel really overwhelming at first. On top of knowing the basic rules of […]

5 Tell-Tale signs when to replace or repair your gutters

When it comes to your roofing system, gutters play a crucial part in the protection of your home. They primarily collect rainwater and drain it away from your house. Without them, it will be very easy for various damages and unwanted situations to occur, such as flooding and water leaks, among others. For your gutters […]

When Repair, Patch or replace your roof

Are you worried about the condition of your roof? Unsure if it needs a quick patch or full replacement? All roofs require maintenance. After all, they’re at the mercy of the elements, protecting your home through all seasons. It keeps out the wind and rain while keeping the warmth inside. Keeping it in good condition […]

Wood Ceiling The skinny about doing it

Wood Ceilings – What’s the skinny? The intent of this page is less about talking you out of installing drywall, and more about giving you a little encouragement if you are hesitantly considering a wood ceiling. It is a natural product that can easily be handled by one person, it is lighter to pick up […]

Buyers beware of cheap solar

Get it right the first time with a specialist, proven solar solutions provider. Solar is a major purchase and probably one of the most important investments you will make towards securing your self-sufficiency and saving a huge amount of money on electricity bills. It’s also essentially a power plant being installed on your most valuable […]

Getting off Eskom grid-step-by-step

The time to take back control of your electricity costs and security of supply for your home and business has never been more crucial, or more pressing. South Africa is on the precipe of a radically different energy future. No doubt you are looking at alternatives, and one of the very best solutions is solar [...]

8 Signs you need to replace your doors

Doors serve such an important function in a home. It is not only your means from the interior to the exterior of a home, but also incredibly important in terms of presentation and curb appeal. Doors make your life easier by opening and closing properly. The bad news is that doors withstand a lot of [...]

6 Gadgets that make life easy during load shedding

Load shedding is sweeping across, South Africa, Bringing darkness, frustration, and major disruptions to all households. When the lights dim and electrical appliances shudder to a halt, you know you have been struck by the scourge of rotational load shedding. Productivity stops for a few hours - costing the South African economy billions of rands [...]

7 DIY Home Improvements Projects for Beginners

There are a lot of projects you can do yourself with just some basic tools and materials you can get at Mega Mica. Plus there is so much you can learn from watching videos and reading up on what you would like to do. Sometimes the hardest part is to choose what to do first. [...]

7 Essential Products To Have at Home During COVID-19

Coronavirus is the most dreadful thing we heard in 2020! COVID-19 has changed our perspective towards life in so many ways. One should be extra cautious while stepping outside the home, such as using a mask and sanitizer. The essential product list for COVID-19 is getting more heat as we move towards another wave of [...]

10 Steps to paint your walls like a Pro

Painting a room is a popular project for beginners DIYers and veteran renovators alike. It is pretty painless, relatively inexpensive, and should something go horribly wrong, it is easy to fix. But before you grab that paint brush and get started, it is important to have a plan of action. Below we give you 10 [...]

Solar Hybrid Inverters and Battery Systems

With the abundance of hybrid solar inverters, energy storage systems and battery options that are out on the market now we have put together a complete guide plus comparison of the various systems available. Although many hybrid solar inverters function in a similar way to off-grid inverters, only a select few of these systems are [...]

What are solar Inverters?

Solar power inverters are an essential part of a solar power system. It converts the direct current (DC) produced by the solar PV panels into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that is directly consumable by the electrical appliances. This AC can be fed into a grid in case of an energy surplus. Solar inverters [...]

5 Temping Reasons To Go Solar

Utilising solar energy might not be the easiest thing in the world, but it is definitely among the most useful ones. It also makes sense in the long run, no matter how sustainable you are and where you live. There are alot of benefits of doing this, and every home or building owner will be [...]