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

Cutting a mortice for a new door lock

Buying a suitable mortice, measuring and fitting in a new or existing door. Details for cutting out the mortice and ensuring the new lock fits correctly

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Damp Proofing a Basement - The Essential Guide

Guide to damp proofing a basement detailing how to prevent water and moisture penetrating the walls and ceiling using a waterproofing slurry and studded membrane thereby allowing the area to be used as living space.

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Demolishing a Brick Wall

Demolishing an old brick wall to make way for new building work should be a planned and organised project. Inspect for safety hazards such as services and plan what will be done with the resulting rubble before starting work.

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Door - reverse hanging 1

Diy guide to changing the hinges and hanging of a door to open in the opposite direction.

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Door - reverse hanging 2

Diy guide to changing hinges and hanging of a door to reverse the opening direction.

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Door and window joint repairs

Help for diy repair of loose door or window frame joints explaining how to tighten and glue them.

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Door hanging 1

Choosing a new wood door and how to measure, mark and trim with a saw or plane to fit the frame opening.

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Door hanging 2

How to cut out for hinges on a new wood door including how to measure and mark the rebates to set the hinge flush with the door edge.

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Door hanging 3

Marking and fixing the hinge screws for a new wood door and how to measure and mark the frame ready for hanging the door.

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Door latch or mortice latch 1

Instructions for fitting or replacing the latch / mortice latch in a wooden door. Details for drilling the door to fit the handle and cutting the recess for the latch and strike plate

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Door latch or mortice latch 2

Details for fitting the strike plate on the door frame when replacing the latch in a wooden door. Instructions for cutting the recess and adjusting the lock.

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Door locks 1

Instructions for fitting or replacing a rim lock in a wooden door. Details for drilling the door and cutting the recess to fit the lock.

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