woodworm

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, the dreaded woodworm signs! You brace yourself, and turn to the internet and type: ‘How to treat woodworm’. Thankfully then this guide pops up and you relax, because …

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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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dry-lining

Dry-Lining Stud Partition Walls – A Beginner’s Guide

Dry-lining stud partition walls is a project any homeowner can take on; you just need to have the right tools, materials, and knowledge. This guide will walk you through the whole process of dry-lining, from selecting the right plasterboard to taping and jointing. Note: If you’re dry-lining brick walls, please check out Dry Lining Brick Walls – …

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Dry Lining Brick Walls – The Complete Guide

Dry lining is fixing plasterboard to walls, which, if done correctly, produces a nice smooth finish that you can decorate straight away. There are two main ways to fix plasterboard to your wall:​​​​​1. Stick directly onto walls with adhesive2. Nail/screw to a timber/steel frame attached to the walls In this post I’ll cover #1. Quick Navigation Dry Lining Pros …

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painting new plaster

Painting New Plaster – A Step-by-Step Guide

Transforming your home decor often involves painting new plaster, which has some key differences compared to painting ‘old’ plaster.  Fortunately, producing a nice smooth finish in the colour you love is a relatively simple and cost-effective way of giving your home a stunning new look. Before you get started though, there are three common questions that DIY …

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