Category Archives for Internal Repairs

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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General Internal House Repairs

The jobs described in this section are those, dealing with maintenance of the structure of the house; other types of jobs are dealt with in other sections under their appropriate headings, For instance, small plumbing and electrical repairs will be … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by admin
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How to Repair a Damaged Sash Window Frame

If exterior woodwork is painted at regular intervals, this should afford full protection against changing weather conditions, but if exterior painting is neglected, water may enter the woodwork and cause a great deal of damage. If window putties are allowed … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by admin
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How to Tile Walls

Developments in the improved manufacture of modern tiling materials make it possible, for the handyman with average ability to tackle the work of tiling walls of bathrooms, lavatories, kitchens, etc. Either full walls, half walls or sections of walls surrounding … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by admin
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Sash Window Fittings and Hardware

A sash window screw is a simple device for locking windows. It may be used as a deterrent to burglars, or as a safety measure for upper-floor windows where there are children in the house. There are three parts to … Continue reading

06. July 2011 by admin
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Window Repair: Sticking or Warped Windows

There is very little that can be done to ease a warped window except by easing a few shavings where undue pressure is apparent. In many cases a window that sticks or jams is due to too many thicknesses of … Continue reading

06. July 2011 by admin
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Window Repairs: Reglazing Windows

Reglazing a broken window-pane is a simple job for the home handyman. If the window is on a lower floor and can be easily reached from the outside, the reglazing can be done with the window in position in the … Continue reading

06. July 2011 by admin
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Sash Windows: Replacing a Sash Cord

A frayed sash-cord is dangerous; it creates the danger of sudden snapping which could lead to a nasty accident. Sash-cords should be inspected regularly and replaced immediately any signs of undue wear become apparent. To test a sash-cord for wear, … Continue reading

06. July 2011 by admin
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