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

Door locks 2

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

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Door locks 3

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

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Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme

Formation of the Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme aims to clean up the industry and protect home owners from rogue traders

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Drilling - Dust Free

How to contain dust when drilling holes in plaster tiles plastic and wood and make cleaning up really easy

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Drills - power and hand 1

Advice on types of hand and electric power drills and how to use them correctly for diy. Details of drill stops and using a clamp to hold the wood or metal when drilling.

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Drills - power and hand 2

Advice on types of hand and electric power drills and how to use them correctly for diy. Details of drill stands, brace and bit and drill attachments.

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Dry Lining - Cutting and Fixing Plasterboard

In this article we explain how to cut and fix taper edge plasterboard to timber stud walls ready for taping and jointing so that they can be painted without the need for a top coat of plaster. This guide includes all you need to know - from measuring and marking to cutting and fixing the plasterboard with drywall screws.

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Dry Lining - Taping and Jointing Plasterboard

Tapered edge plasterboard can be taped the joints filled with jointing compound to create a smooth wall ready to receive decorations without the need for finish plaster. This method known as dry lining is simple to do and overcomes the need to develop good plastering skills.

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Excavating Foundations

This guide details the process involved in setting out the deep strip foundations for a new extension as well as the method of excavation which may be carried out with a mechanical digger or by hand. Depth of foundation trenches will be influenced by soil type and trees in the area and will be inspected by the District Surveyor.

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Excavation for a Concrete Slab or Base

Guide to excavating an area of ground for a new concrete slab forming a base for a new building, extension or shed. A mini digger may be used to excavate the soil to the required depth as detailed on the Architect's drawings. Particular attention should be given to the potential danger of buried services and pipes while digging out the ground.

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Fitting a Curtain Track

Guide to setting out and fitting a new curtain track including instructions for cutting the track to length and fixing to the wall with the supplied brackets.

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Fitting a Roller Blind

Guide to fitting a roller blind including details on how to mount the brackets as well as trim the fabric and roller to length.

Tools and materials for fitting a roller blind
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