How to Stop a Dripping Tap

It should be realised that a tap dripping at the rate of one drip per second wastes approximately 2.5 gallons every 24 hours. If left unattended it can also cause unsightly stains and even wear lines on enamel coatings...

How to Get Started in Woodworking

Woodworking (or carpentry) is an art of creating objects by cutting and carving wood. It has become widespread in America and continues to grow. If one has gained expertise in this particular skill, home improvements...

How To Find Land To Build Your Own Home

Without wishing to discourage anybody wanting to start the self build process, finding a suitable plot of land can be difficult and time consuming. Professional developers will always have a head start when it comes to...

Self Build – About Finding a Mortgage.

The difference between self build loans and those for normal house purchase is that the bank or building society will release the money in stage payments as each phase of the project is completed rather than in one lump...

How to Self Build – Design Your Home

There is nothing quite like sitting down with a blank piece of paper, preferably graph paper in the first instance, a pencil and a scale ruler and creating a dream design for your planned new home. Start off by thinking...

How to Build a Shed

Make sure that the shed you intend to erect is centred on the concrete base that has already been constructed, by marking the centre points of the side and end panels and the floor. Lift the end panel and prop it up to...

How to Build a Shed Base

Any shed base must sit on solid ground no matter whether you decide to construct it in-ground, suitable for small sheds, or above ground. In the case of the above ground base where the ground is soft, it will be...

About Shelving

Shelving is available in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles to suit any purpose in any setting. It can be constructed quite easily from many different species of timber or can be purchased already made from DIY and...

About Settlement Cracks in Buildings

Settlement cracks can be caused by a variety of circumstances occurring under or around a building. Vertical cracks, as the name suggests, run up or down a wall following the weaker mortar joints around block or...

Using Woodworking Patterns

Whatever type of innovative wood project one has in mind, he must first consider certain conditions before creating it. Evidently, he must first have the passion for woodworking. Otherwise, it would be improbable that...