Category Archives for Construction

Managing the project yourself

Managing the project yourself There is, of course, one person who could potentially manage the project: you. It seems temptingly easy at first. Materials will arrive, contractors will turn up, and the work will proceed until it is done, which is … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Planning a Loft Conversion

Loft conversions Although an empty loft can seem like an open invitation to extend your living area, loft conversions can be quite tricky. They usually involve dealing with an older, established structure and reorganising the loads it has to cope … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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How to Build a Patio

One feature which should be included in most garden layouts is a paved area. There are several good reasons why this feature is worth consideration. Firstly it will provide a place for relaxation and leisure where garden furniture can be … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by admin
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Building Garden Walls and Steps

The character and appearance of a garden can be enhanced considerably if features are constructed with decorative stone. Great strides have been made in recent years by manufacturers and a wide range of attractive stone is available for all purposes. … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by admin
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Fencing: Making Fences

Fencing has an important role to play in the garden where it can be used to provide shelter from strong winds, privacy from neighbours and a means of dividing off or partitioning parts of the garden. Quite often, a suitably … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by admin
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Guide to Making Good Walls and Ceilings Ready for Decorating

If you’re making a lot of alterations to your house, you’ll probably pull out cupboards, partitions, remove fixings and strip off old wallcoverings. Don’t worry if you cause some damage, since you can quite easily put it right. No matter … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by admin
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Ready Reference: Plasters and Wall Fillers

WHICH FILLER TO USE Cellulose filler or ready-mixed filler for: • superficial cracks in plaster and plasterboard • small holes (up to 50mm/2in) across • gouge marks in plaster • joint cracks in plasterboard or coving • filling dents and … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by admin
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Filling Holes and Cracks Prior to Painting

Filling holes and cracks Most fillers fall into one of two categories: resilient fillers and non-resilient fillers. Resilient fillers — mastics, for example — are useful for lilting gaps between dissimilar materials where movement is expected. Non-resilient fillers — t … Continue reading

28. July 2011 by admin
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How to Build a Concrete Garden Pool

There are two types of garden pools, both of which are quite easy for the handyman to make. One is an informal pool, which is best suited to informal gardens. The other is a formal pool, rectangular in shape with … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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How to Build a Garden Wall

Small concrete slabs or concrete bricks, are very suitable for building low garden walls and for making garden steps. The site of the wall should be defined with lines and pegs and the foundation should be prepared by digging a … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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