All Home Building Tips

Erecting a Wooden Fence

The application chosen here is to erect a small fence between a brick built garage and the neighbour's fence, thus making your garden area more private. The fence will be subject to a lot of force from the wind as it is in an o...

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Fixing Vinyl Floor Tiles

Compared to stone or wooden floor coverings, vinyl tiles offer an inexpensive alternative. They are not hard to lay, but care is needed to ensure a good end result.

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Wiring a Plug

Electricity is considered as a normal part of everyday life and each year we put more and more appliances to use in our homes and work environment. This leaflet details how to wire a plug for an appliance, even though most elet...

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Applying Preglued Edging

Edge banding is commonly used in home decorating. It is intended to help the user change the style and look of the grain in the wood. For example, a plywood table can be changed to look like maple with the use of veneers and ed...

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Drylining Rhinoboard

A basic drylining system primarily for the housing market and refurbishment sector. A plasterboard system that replaces a wet sand cement plaster with a drylining that is smooth, straight and adds insulation to masonry walls.

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Building a Timber Deck

Wooden decks have grown very popular in recent years, and many home owners have added wooden decks to their houses and gardens, making it a much more inviting space for relaxing and entertaining, while also adding value to thei...

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Caulking a Bath Tub

When the caulking around a bathtub starts to crack and become a home for dark stains that signal mould, it’s time to replace it. The caulk is the water-tight seal between the bathtub and the wall. Once the caulk’s integrity is ...

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Replacing a Tile

The look of a tiled wall can be ruined by a broken tile or discoloured grout. There is no need to re-tile the whole surface - both problems can be solved fairly easily.

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Fitting Locking Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a great flooring option because you can have the beautiful look of a hardwood floor without all the maintenance. Installing a laminate floor may seem like a daunting task, but with some basic knowledge and ...

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Gluing & Joining PVC Plastic Pipes

Plastic plumbing looks easy to cut and join. There’s more to an installation than meets the eye. Here are some tips for cutting and joining plastic pipes that will guarantee a long-lasting, leak-proof plumbing job.

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