The free diy home improvement guide with answers to your questions on a wide range of do it yourself projects.

 

Foundations – Bridging a Drain Run

A drain run traversing the line of a new foundation can be bridged using steel beams encased in concrete so that the load from the building is transferred to the foundation either side and then to the load bearing ground.

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Glass - glazing windows and doors

How to re-glazing a door or window frame. Showing how to apply the putty and fix the pane of glass in the rebate with brads as well as instructions for shaping and trimming the putty.

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Glass - removing a broken pane

DIY how-to guide to removing a broken or cracked pane of glass from a window or door with details for preparing the frame for glazing.

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Gutter and downpipe repairs

DIY guide explaining the repair methods for gutters and rain pipes using spray on asphalt or epxoy putty.

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Hardboard - laying on floors 1

Laying hardboard over floor boards for an even surface suitable for laying carpets, vinyl tiles and sheet vinyl or laminate flooring.

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Hardboard - laying on floors 2

Cutting and trimming hardboard laid over floor boards around pipes door frames and skirting edges.

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How to Fit a Door Threshold by Door Furniture Direct

Fitting a brand new door threshold is a relatively easy process. Here is a steep-by-step guide breaking the process down into easy to follow stages.

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How To Measure For Wooden Shutters

A simple guide to measuring for wooden shutters. Measuring for window treatments can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t have experience with the window treatment in question. There are variations on techniques and some window treatments require more measurement details than others.

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Installing a Soakaway for Surface Water Drainage

Modular attenuation cells are set in the ground to form a soakaway for surface water drainage. The cells are covered with a permeable fabric and the surround is backfilled with gravel before making up the ground level with previously excavated material.

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Laminate flooring

Instructions for laying laminate floors. Details for acclimatising boards preparing the surafce and covering uneven floorboards with hardboard.

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Laminate flooring 2

Instructions for laying laminate and wood floors. Details for installing and how to scribe cut and fix the flooring as well replacing skirting boards or using mouldings.

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Lathe and plaster - minor repairs

Guide to repairing minor damage to lathe and plaster walls and ceilings using undercoat plaster.

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