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

Removing Plasterboard from Walls and Ceilings

Removing old plasterboard from walls and ceilings needs to be done methodically. In this guide we explain how to take down the old plasterboard as well as building paper, polystyrene insulation and timber battens.

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Repairing a Damaged Door

Guide to repairing a damaged door which has been kicked open. The lock and handle are removed, the damaged area cleaned, and the split glued and clamped. The lock and handle are refitted, filler used to make good small defects, and the door repainted.

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Repairing a Hole in a Ceiling

Guide to repairing a small hole in a plasterboard ceiling by cutting out the damaged area, fitting a timber support, fixing a new piece of board and patching in the plaster before making good the paint work

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Rising damp

Simple guide to identifying and curing rising damp and how to resolve problems with moisture penetration of walls.

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Roof domes and sun tunnels

Guide to roof domes and sun tunnels allowing more daylight into the room.

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Roof domes and upstands - installing

Guide to installing domes and upstands.

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Roof light and means of escape

Guide to roof lights and MOE (Means Of Escape).

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Roof vents for extractors

Guide to fitting roof vents for kitchen and bathroom extractors.

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Roof window - installing

Guide to installing or fitting a new roof window to provide daylight for an attic or loft conversion.

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Rotten wood repairs and replacement

DIY information on maintenance and prevention of wood rot, cutting away decay, fitting new wood and making good the repairs to doors and window frames.

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Saw - Multi Purpose

Guide to the multi purpose saw from Magic Tools which can cut almost all materials easily

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Saws - power and hand 1

Diy guide to the types and use of hand saws. Cutting wood with a tenon saw, looking after saws and tip for making straight cuts on pipes.

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