Help

This section provides you with instructions for managing your activities on the DIYManager site


Registering

 

Click on the ‘Register’ button under the Log-in boxes (top left of the screen)
Click on the ‘Sign Up’ category
Enter you personal details into the online form, this includes:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Postcode
  • Username (you will use this to sign in each time you wish to post an ad)
  • Password (you will use this to sign in each time you wish to post an ad)


Signing In

 

Enter your log in details into the ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ text input boxes (top left of the screen)
If you have forgotten your username and/or password click on the ‘Forgotten your password’ link under the ‘Sign In’ and ‘Register’ buttons. We will send your details to the email address you registered with us
 

Toolbox


Use the Toolbox functionality for the following activities:

Account Information

  • Change your password
  • Change your registered email address and postcode


Classifieds

  • Posting a classified
  • Manage your classified


Jobs

  • Posting a job
  • Manage your job posting


Feedback

  • Leave feedback for companies listed on this site

 

Listing a Company 

 

The listings of companies on our Products and Services pages are provided by Thomson Local.

You need to register as an individual before you can register your company.

Once you are registered as an individual, you can register your company by filling in the online form (access via the ‘Listing your Co.’ link on the left hand menu).

We will pass your details to Thomson Local to appear on the Thomson Local and DIYManager sites.
 

Classifieds & Jobs


Posting a Classified

Enter details for your ad in the following text boxes…
 

  • Title – Enter the title for your ad. This will be displayed in your listing summary
  • Category – Select if you have an item for sale or if you are looking for an item
  • Sub-category – If you select ‘For Sale’ a sub-category dropdown will appear. Select the appropriate sub-category for your product
  • Short Description – Enter a brief description of the product. This will be displayed in your listing summary
  • Long Description – Enter a full description of the item you are selling for example: quantity, quality, age, delivery or pick up details.
  • Price – Enter the total price for your listing
  • Town – Enter the town or suburb you are located in
  • Postcode – The postcode will allow users to identify items for sale in their area
  • Email – Enter in the email address you wish to be contacted on
  • Phone – Email the phone number you wish to be contacted on
  • Pictures – You have the opportunity to upload a maximum of 3 photos of the item you wish to sell


Posting a Job
 

  • Title – Enter the title for your ad. This will be displayed in your listing summary
  • Category – Select if you have a job available or if you are looking for a a job
  • Sub-category – If you select ‘Job Categories’ a sub-category dropdown will appear. Select the appropriate sub-category for your job
  • Short Description – Enter a brief description of the job. This will be displayed in your listing summary
  • Long Description – Enter a full description of the job you are selling for example: quantity, quality, age, delivery or pick up details.
  • Town – Enter the town or suburb the job is located in
  • Postcode – The postcode will allow users to identify how far away the job is from their home
  • Email – Enter in the email address you wish to be contacted on
  • Phone – Email the phone number you wish to be contacted on


Activating an ad

Once you have entered in the details for your ad press ‘Review Ad’, you will then see a preview of your ad before you have a chance to submit. If you wish to change the ad before you submit press ‘Edit Ad’. If you’re content with the information you have provided press ‘Submit’. The ad will not be visible to those searching on the site.

Editing an ad

Once the ad is submitted you have the ability to edit your ad.

Click on ‘My Toolbox’ on the left-hand menu. Once you’re in the toolbox select ‘Classifieds’ then ‘Manage Your Classifieds’ or ‘Jobs’ then ‘Manage Your Jobs’. Select the ad you wish to edit then make the necessary changes before pressing ‘Review Ad’. If you’re content with the information you have provided press ‘Submit’. The ad will not be visible to those searching on the site.

In-activating an ad

If you wish to temporarily remove your ad from the view of users but not delete the ad uncheck the ‘Active’ tickbox once you have selected the ad you wish to make inactive. You can find you ad by my selecting ‘My Toolbox’ from the left-hand menu, then ‘Manage Your Classifieds’ or ‘Manage Your Jobs

Deleting an ad

If you wish to delete your advertisement click on ‘My Toolbox’, see the left-hand menu. Once you’re in the toolbox select ‘Classifieds’ then ‘Manage Your Classifieds’ or ‘Jobs’ then ‘Manage Your Jobs’. Select the ad you wish to delete. At the top of the page select ‘Click here’ when instructed ‘If you want to delete the entire advert…’

Receiving Responses to my ad

If someone wishes to contact you regarding your classified or job posting they can contact you with the phone number you provided or use the contact via email form. Both of these are visible when the person clicks ‘Contact Seller’. If email is the preferred contact method you will be sent an email enquiry with questions from the potential buyer.

Posting Tips

Please see our ‘Buy & Sell Guide’ for tips on posting an ad
 

Searching for Companies


Our Products and Services pages enable you to search for DIY related companies. There is a listing of categories on each page that you can click to help define your search, e.g. Architects. If you select one of these categories you will receive a listing of all architects in the UK so you need to use the search boxes at the top of the page to refine your search.

Enter in ‘Architect’ into the ‘Search For’ textbox then the postcode/suburb/town into the ‘Location’ textbox you are wishing to find architects in.

The refined search will return a listing of companies starting with those in your immediate area and list based on distance to your ‘Location’ request

If you are logged in the links to the category lists will default to your registered location. If you are logged in and looking for companies in another area use the refined search text boxes explained above.
 

Leaving Feedback for Companies

 

To leave feedback for a company you can enter in the company name into the 'Be a Star, Leave Feedback' box (bottom left of your screen) or you can access ‘Leave Feedback’ from ‘Your Toolbox’. Note: You need to be logged in to the DIYManager site in order to leave feedback for companies.

Once you have selected the company you wish to leave feedback for you will be asked for the following information:

 

Work Undertaken – Enter a short description of the work undertaken or the product you purchased

Date Completed – the date the company finished the work for you or the date you made a purchase from them

Then select a rating from 1 to 10 (1 for very poor and 10 for very good) for the following areas:

  • Quality of the Product or Service
  • Price
  • Timeliness
  • Courtesy


Finally you can add further comments about the service or product you received.

Please Log In

 

Be a star, leave feedback!

Don't forget to rate your experience. Log in and enter the name of the company you wish to leave feedback for