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16 Aug How to fix a leaky tap
Zak 0 687
A leaky tap might seem like an insignificant problem, certainly not one worth calling a plumber out for. But aside from creating an irritating sound, it can also be symptomatic of several issues which, if left unchecked, can lead to more serious problems. The good news is, it can be fairly simple to fix yourself without the need to call out a plumb..
15 Aug How to lay laminate floorboards
Zak 0 921
Choosing to use laminate floors in your home can give a beautiful finish to a room. With many benefits such as their resistance to scratches, spills and the occasional muddy boots, laminate remains a popular choice among homeowners. Compared to carpets laminate floors also produce less dust, which is a relief for those who suffer from allergies. La..
15 Aug How to attach a shelf to a wall
Zak 0 989
Putting up a shelf is a great way to optimise your space. It can give you somewhere for additional storage or to display items, without impacting on your floor space. And, on the surface, it’s a pretty easy task to complete. However, if you get it wrong, you could end up with a shelf that is wonky, unstable and, at worst, completely unusable. Lucki..
15 Aug How to prevent frozen pipes in winter
Zak 0 979
Last winter the ‘Siberian Blast’ caught many homes unprepared for the big drop in temperatures right across the UK. As a result, homeowners experienced pipe freezes that resulted in millions of pounds worth of damage. The weather experts are predicting that next year the temperature drop could be just as large. Now is a good time to prepare your ho..
14 Aug How to wallpaper a room
Zak 0 640
A well-papered wall creates a stylish finish to a room and with so many patterns available is a great way to stamp your own personal style to your home decor. However, papering can be a tricky prospect and one which may DIY decorators avoid for fear of getting it wrong. With these simple tips, you can cut out some of the hassle of papering your wal..
08 Aug How to unblock a sink
George 0 651
A blocked sink is a common and often unpleasant problem. But the good news is, it's an easier problem to fix than you might think. There are a number of methods for unblocking your sink, depending on the severity of the problem. With this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through each of the methods and ensure you get back your sink unblocked safe..
07 Aug How to fit a Mortice Lock
George 0 723
There are many reasons why you might want to fit a new door lock. It might be a security concern, you may have lost your keys, or you may just enjoy the satisfaction that comes from a successfully completed DIY project. Whatever the reason, we're here to help, with this handy, step-by-step guide to fitting a new mortice lock to your door.1. Choose ..
02 Aug How to build a timber deck
George 0 1940
1. PreparationAs with any DIY project, good preparation is the key to doing a good job. When installing decking there are a few things you need to think about to make sure your project is a successful one.First, be sure to check with your local council that your new decking plans comply with Building Regulations. The last thing you want is to have ..
01 Aug How to paint a room
George 0 916
Painting and decorating is probably the most common DIY activity. Not only is this something that gets done regularly, but it's also something that almost anyone can do. Safely, it's also something that almost anyone can do incorrectly, the consequence being a poorly decorated or even unfinished room. But don't despair. Frank Key are here with some..
01 Aug How to fix a gutter
George 5 805
Problems with your guttering can develop for a variety of reasons, but the symptoms are pretty easy to spot. If your gutters are leaking, then you have a problem that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Leaving issues unattended can lead to bigger problems further down the line so you should fix them as soon as they are identified. Luckily, with..
31 Jul How to refinish your fence
George 0 536
Refinishing your fence is a good way of giving the garden a facelift and in the gloomy winter weather, it is a good time to start the work so that in the winter you can enjoy them in the summer.The main key to attractive fences is consistency and regularity across all fences. Keep this mind when refinishing to control the tone.1. CheckBefore starti..
24 Jul How to weatherproof your door in the winter
George 0 780
Weatherproofing your doors during the winter period is highly important. As the temperature drops and we experience more rain than usual, our doors experience more abuse from other elements. Over periods of sustained weathering, water finds its way into the cracks in your doors and can form ice and expand, further cracking them leading to a loss in..
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