Building

This section covers a range of general building how to guides. Carpentry articles show how to repair and hang doors, sliding wardrobe doors and windows, fit locks and latches as well as fitting shelves and repairing rotten wood. From advice on creaking stairs to stripping varnishing and repairing floors as well as laying hardboard, laminate flooring and vinyl floor coverings. There's a complete guide to plastering and skimming plasterboard plus repairs to old plaster as well as advice for drilling and plugging walls. There are hints and tips on glazing and insulation plus guides on chisels planes power drills and saws. Other articles cover patio building, loft ladders and attic conversions plus roof repairs, rising damp, and sealants.

Breaking up a Concrete Slab
Builder talk explained
Buying the Right Door Handles
Chimney flashing - front apron
Chimney flashing - lead dpc tray
Chipboard Flooring - Laying and Fixing
Chisels - choosing and using
Concreting Foundations
Coving and cornice fixing
Cupboard handles and catches
Cupboard hinges
Curtain Poles Measurement Guide
Cutting a mortice for a new door lock
Damp Proofing a Basement - The Essential Guide
Demolishing a Brick Wall
Door - reverse hanging 1
Door - reverse hanging 2
Door and window joint repairs
Door hanging 1
Door hanging 2
Door hanging 3
Door latch or mortice latch 1
Door latch or mortice latch 2
Door locks 1
Door locks 2
Door locks 3
Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme
Drilling - Dust Free
Drills - power and hand 1
Drills - power and hand 2
Dry Lining - Cutting and Fixing Plasterboard
Dry Lining - Taping and Jointing Plasterboard
Excavating Foundations
Excavation for a Concrete Slab or Base
Fitting a Curtain Track
Fitting a Roller Blind
Fixing Heavy Loads to Plasterboard or Solid Walls
Fixing to Hollow or Stud Walls
Fixing to Solid or Brick Walls
Flat Roof - Removing
Flat roof repairs 1
Flat roof repairs 2
Flat roof repairs 3
Floors - lifting boards
Floors - loose boards
Floors - stripping and varnishing boards 1
Floors - stripping and varnishing boards 2
Floors - stripping and varnishing boards 3
Foundations – Bridging a Drain Run
Glass - glazing windows and doors
Glass - removing a broken pane
Gutter and downpipe repairs
Hardboard - laying on floors 1
Hardboard - laying on floors 2
How to Fit a Door Threshold by Door Furniture Direct
How To Measure For Wooden Shutters
Installing a Soakaway for Surface Water Drainage
Laminate flooring
Laminate flooring 2
Lathe and plaster - minor repairs
Lathe and plaster - repair sagging ceiling
Lathe and plaster ceiling - removing
Loft access and loft ladders
Loft conversion and loft ladders
Loft conversions and loft conversion specialists
Loft insulation
Loft insulation - blanket or wool
Loft insulation - loose granules
Loft insulation - tanks and pipes
Loft ladder
Loft ladder - fitting
Lofts - new planning regulations
Mixing Concrete with a Mixer
Nails 1
Nails 2
On the Level
Party wall etc act 1996
Patio laying 1
Patio laying 2
Paving stones and slabs for patios
Permitted development - expansion to guidelines
Planes - power
Planes and planing wood
Plaster and plastering 1
Plaster and plastering 2
Plasterboard - cutting and fixing
Plastering - skimming plasterboard 1
Plastering - skimming plasterboard 2
Preparation for a New Concrete Garage
Professional Tools
Putting up a Fixed Shelf
Putting up an Alcove Shelf
Rainwater system replacement 1
Rainwater system replacement 2
Reclaiming Bricks
Removing an Old Kitchen
Removing Plasterboard from Walls and Ceilings
Repairing a Damaged Door
Repairing a Hole in a Ceiling
Rising damp
Roof domes and sun tunnels
Roof domes and upstands - installing
Roof light and means of escape
Roof vents for extractors
Roof window - installing
Rotten wood repairs and replacement
Saw - Multi Purpose
Saws - power and hand 1
Saws - power and hand 2
Screw types 1
Screw types 2
Screw types 3
Screws - using with wood
Sealant around baths and basins 1
Sealant around baths and basins 2
Sealants - An ultimate guide
Self Storage – When , Why, and How Much
Shelves
Skirting Boards - Fixing New
Sliding doors for wardrobes
Stairs - repairing creaks
Stairs - repairing tread nosing
Stairs for loft access
Stone balustrade
The who’s who of the trades
Timber Stud Walls and Partitions
Tips for finding your ideal home
Vinyl floor covering 1
Vinyl floor covering 2
Window locks - casement
Window locks - sliding sash
Windows - casement repairs
Windows - sash repairs
Wood and sheet material 1
Wood and sheet material 2
Wood flooring - How to choose

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