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

 

Stairs - repairing creaks

Diy repairs for curing problems with noisy creaking stairs and loose riser and tread joints on staircase.

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Stairs - repairing tread nosing

Repair guide for damaged or worn stair tread nose. How to cut out the worn timber and fit new section to the staircase.

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Stairs for loft access

Guide to traditional and spiral stairs for loft access.

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Stone balustrade

Advice and know how for building a stone balustrade. Includes details of building regulation requirements, solid base construction, laying stone, jointing and pedestals

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The who’s who of the trades

For a nation of home improvement enthusiasts, we are largely unaware of who does what when it comes to building trades. We take a look at the role of the Handyman and when to get a specialist tradesman

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Timber Stud Walls and Partitions

Diy guide to stud or partition walls usually constructed with timber studs, noggins and plasterboard. This article shows you how to build a simple non load bearing wall and how to finish the joints with tape and caulk

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Tips for finding your ideal home

Buying a house can be a drawn out and painful process, so follow these tips and pointers to help make sure you find a place that’s right for you

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Vinyl floor covering 1

Guide to choosing and laying vinyl floor covering. Measuring the room and marking the vinyl ready for cutting and fitting.

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Vinyl floor covering 2

DIY guide to laying vinyl floor covering. Fitting the sheet vinyl in the room and cutting, trimming and fitting around door frames. Then finishing the edges neatly.

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Window locks - casement

DIY guide to fitting window locks for security of casement windows.

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Window locks - sliding sash

DIY guide to fitting window locks for security of sliding sash windows.

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Windows - casement repairs

How to cure problems with windows, maintain the hinges and ease binding sashes or frames that are stuck.

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