Category - Beginner Guides

Different Types of Interior Doors

There is a treasure trove of interior doors. There are four main types of interior doors to consider: (1) Flush Doors: These doors can be use as exterior or interior doors. They have a flat surface on both sides. They...

About Troubleshooting Radiator Problems

When your radiator goes on the blink, there can be a number of reasons. Here’s a look at some of the more common causes and what you might do to solve the problem. If the top is cold and the bottom is hot, this could...

About Spanners and Wrenches

There are a multitude of spanners and wrenches on the market to suit almost any purpose. The combination spanner, which has an open ended and a ring spanner at opposite ends, has been one of the most popular tools for...

About Soundproofing in the Home

The pressure of the air changes in different ways depending on whether it is high or low frequency noise that is being produced, and the volume of that noise. As an example, take the use of hi-fi equipment where the...

About Solvent Weld Waste Pipes

It is usually accepted that the DIY enthusiast will rely on ‘idiot-proof’ fittings when undertaking the joining of plastic pipes, pipe reducers and bends. These fittings are more correctly referred to as push fit or...

About Solar Energy

Solar energy can be harvested quite freely by the use of one or more solar panels which are usually fitted to the south or southwest facing section of the roof of a building. The energy that is given off by the sun is...

About Sliding Wardrobe Doors

A lot of older houses and some of the newer ones were not equipped with built in wardrobes and therefore free-standing units had to be purchased. Many of these have doors that open at 90 degrees and which intrude...

About Skip Hire

Skip hire is an absolute necessity where larger DIY projects are being undertaken and getting rid of the waste is not just a matter of bagging it and putting it in the boot of the car. The DIY enthusiast must be very...

About Security in the Home and Garden

With today’s criminals becoming more and more clever and daring, it is increasingly necessary to check out the security in and around your home. As well as the house itself, garden sheds and garages have become a target...

About Screw Types

Almost everything in the DIY or construction industry requires a different type of screw and to give you some idea on the relative complexity, a few examples have been set out below. Single thread wood screws are used...

About Screw Sizes and Conversion

It is not really a difficult subject, but screws and their sizes seem to cause a lot of people considerable upset. This comparatively short article does not allow too much detail of sizes in chart form, but the aim is...