All Home Building Tips

Glazing a Window

An errant ball, a hurled stone, or a falling branch is all it takes to end the life of a windowpane. For most modern double-glazed windows, this means a trip to your local glass shop for repairs. For single-glazed windows, you ...

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Installing a Window

Replacing window frames is a relatively simple task, involving little more than extracting one frame and inserting another of identical size.

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Mortising a Door for Hinges

Follow these tips and instructions on how to mortise a door for hinges. Following these instructions can save you time and effort, while helping you to end up with a neater, more satisfactory installation.

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Installing Burglar Guards

Installing a burglar guard is a simple task. Read these basic, simple instructions and go about making your home as secure as possible.

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Installing Skirtings

Skirtings are an attractive feature in any room and are very easy to install. Removing old skirtings may be the time-consuming, but it’s well worth taking your time to work carefully and cause as little damage as possible to th...

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Installing Dado Rails

Dado and picture rails can give a room a lift and also add practicality as you can suspend items from them. Both types of rail are easy to fix to the walls.

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Building Shelves

Additional shelving is useful in almost every home and can be added quickly and easily. And it need not be expensive. Consider adding shelves in your basement, attic, kitchen and other areas to help keep stored materials much n...

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Making Your Home Child Safe

Prevent injuries inside the home. One out of every four children suffers a preventable injury that requires medical attention, at home. There are things that can be done to prevent these kinds of serious injuries. The key is to...

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Building a Braai

You can buy barbecues in every conceivable shape and size from any number of different outlets, but if you are serious about barbecuing and enjoy your DIY, what could be more satisfying than building your own? The materials tha...

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Building a Block Screen

A block screen is a simple and effective way to create a private area in the garden.

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