Category Archives for External Repairs

Gates: Repairs and Maintenance

Most of the damage to gates is caused by deterioration of capping on the top edge. This should be inspected at intervals and replaced if any cracking is noticed. The joints of gates are usually wedged tenons or dowel-pinned tenons, … Continue reading

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Repairs to Garages and Garage Doors

Garages: Bottom edge drainage for the sides of garages may be afforded in the same way as for garden sheds, and in most cases it will be found advisable to fit a gutter to a garage roof. This may be … Continue reading

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Repairs to Garden Sheds, Garages, Fences, Gates, and Paths

The good state of outbuildings and other exterior features is just as important as the maintenance of the main structure to the well-run home. The outbuildings, etc, should be inspected at regular intervals and any necessary repairs should be carried … Continue reading

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Fence Repairs: Rotten Panels and Posts

The most general types of repairs to boarded fences consist of measures to deal with fence panels or boards that are rotted at the lower edges and dealing with rotted posts. In the case of the former, if the rot … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Repairs

Greenhouses and garden frames should be repainted as soon as any deterioration of the existing paint surface is noticed. Special consideration should be given when inspecting greenhouses, etc., to the putty, and any decayed putty should be removed and replaced … Continue reading

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Repairing Exterior Walls: Damp-Proofing and General Repairs

Damp-proofing: Most handyman jobs to exterior walls consist of repairs and maintenance, to prevent the entry of damp. The joints between bricks should be inspected periodically and any decayed pointing should be raked out and replaced with new pointing, as … Continue reading

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Drain Repair: Down-pipes and Drains

Down-pipes: The sections of down-pipes (identified in Image 1) should be inspected and cleaned at regular intervals and any rusted patches dealt with as explained above. Broken or loose joints should be tightened and cracked sections should be repaired with … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by admin
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Gutter Repair and Inspections

The function of guttering at the edge of the roof of a house is to carry away rainwater and melted snow. The guttering is usually of cast iron, but it may also be of zinc or plastic, and the use … Continue reading

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Roof Repair: Ridges and Roofing Repair Advice

Repairs to  Roofs: If damage to a roof is extensive, the handyman should call in an expert to do the job, but if one or two slates or tiles have loosened, or become cracked, the work of replacement can quite … Continue reading

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Chimney Repair: Chimney Flashing, Bricks and Repointing

Before carrying out any repairs to chimneys or to the roofs of houses make sure that any ladders used to gain access to upper parts of exteriors are firmly secured. All ladders used should be of a sensible length, to … Continue reading

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