plaster types

Plaster – The Top 11 Types And How to Use Them

Bonding plaster, One Coat plaster or Tough Coat plaster? We all want that smooth, high-quality finish on our ceilings and walls, but where do you start? Getting a good finish on your first attempt at plastering a wall is a difficult and is almost impossible to learn from videos (I know because I tried!). It’s a […]

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wood battens

Wood Battens – How To Prepare A Wall For Dry Lining

While the bare brick look is trendy, many people still prefer a smooth wall. One way to achieve this is by attaching plasterboard over the masonry, using wood battens to provide support. This is a good method to use if you want to install insulation, as the battens provide a gap between wall and plasterboard […]

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carpet floor tiles

How to Lay Vinyl and Carpet Floor Tiles

Would you like to lay your own vinyl or carpet floor tiles with ease? Follow this tutorial step-by-step, and you could have a new floor in the space of a few hours.Vinyl and carpet floor tiles can be quite easy to lay. Which one you choose depends on the floor space you want to cover, […]

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fitting door architrave

How To Fit Door Architrave

Cost Time Difficulty Do you want to replace that old, chipped door architrave in your home? Are you looking to give your home a more modern and updated look? Whether you’re aiming for a luxurious or modern feel, replacing the old door architrave in your home is a great way to brighten it up and […]

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how to wallpaper around a window

How to Wallpaper Around a Window

IntroductionWallpaper has made a big comeback in home decor. No longer is it a thing of the past, only seen in midcentury homes that haven’t been updated since the 70s. Wallpaper can add colour and personality to any room, whether it’s an accent wall or covers every square inch. However, for some people applying it […]

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partition wall

How To Build A Partition Wall

Would you know how to make one large room into two by building a partition wall? When we moved into our current four-bedroomed house, not only was it a dump, but the previous owner had taken down a partition wall between two bedrooms to make it one long room, with unnecessary large areas of storage.As […]

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How To Treat Woodworm (and prevent it coming back)

You approach your roof timber, floor board or beautiful piece of solid wood furniture. You look closely, and there it is. Tiny little holes bored into the surface. You brace yourself, and turn to the internet. ‘How to treat woodworm’. Thankfully then this guide pops up and you relax, because I’m here to tell you exactly […]

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plasterboard fixings

Plasterboard Fixings – The Top 7 You Need To Know

I’m guessing you arrived at this guide after going to the DIY store for some plasterboard fixings, expecting to have a couple to choose from, and then getting a little dizzy from all the choice. That’s what happened to me when I started writing this guide. I knew there would be different size fixings, and reckoned […]

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how to plaster a ceiling

How To Plaster A Ceiling

Have you been meaning to update that old cracked or crumbling ceiling at home? You’re probably dreading the thought of calling a professional plasterer for a budget breaking quote. The good news is you can do it yourself if you put in the time and effort. Plastering is messy and requires a lot of work, but […]

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painting skirting boards

Painting Skirting Boards – The Ultimate Guide

Repairing and painting skirting boards to match your home décor gives any room a polished look. However, you might only need to give your skirting boards a touch up, because like me, you have a young family and they inevitably become damaged. Alternatively, you may want to repaint them entirely to match your new home décor.  Either way, […]

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