Home Improvement Projects
Here you will find diy advice and information on projects throughout the home.
The aim of these guides is to provide you with impartial help and advice on DIY Home Improvements, allowing anyone, whether you're a do it yourself (diy) novice or enthusiast to complete a vast range of jobs in and around your home.
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DIY Projects by Specific Trades
Health and safety advice. How to use ladders and platforms, how to stay safe outdoors and when working in the garden. Learn about the safe hire of tools and equipment and how to stay safe when using gas and electricity. First aid help and know what to do in an emergency.
Diy Building & Garden
Building & Garden diy help advice and guides. See how to replace a single brick, discover how to replace a fence including posts.
Electrical diy help advice and guides. Learn how lighting circuits work, how to wire a two way lighting circuit. What Part P electrical regulations mean to you, how to wire a plug, strip flex and cable and rewire a fuse. Learn about double insulated appliances.
Flooring help and guides. Ever wondered what the difference between solid wood floor, engineered flooring and laminate flooring is? Discover how to lay a laminate floor, see how easy it is to cut round those awkward pipes.
Diy Painting & Decorating
Painting and decorating guides. Learn how to strip wallpaper, rub down woodwork, choose the right paper, mix the paste and hang the rolls. Calculate how many rolls you'll need, Information on using plumb lines, paint brushes, rollers and pads. Safety around light switches and sockets. Learn painting techniques tips and types of paints.
Help, advice and guides on joinery & carpentry. How to hang a door, fit a lock, box in pipes, fit skirting and architrave. Identify nails, screws their descriptions and uses. Put up shelves and shelving systems. Learn about different woods and precautions when sawing or drilling.
Plumbing help, advice and guides. Cure airlocks, understand your central heating system, identify faults and how to maintain it. Drain your taps and heating, replace tap washers or fit new sanitary ware. Learn how to connect pipework and radiators using plastic push fittings, compression and soldered fittings and joints.
Help advice and tiling guides. How to plan the setting out, calculate ceramic tiles needed and prepare the wall or floor. Learn what you can and can't tile on top of, how to lay, grout, cut and drill ceramic tiles. Understand ceramic floor tile pei rating and symbols.