Category - DIY Tips

Finding pipes and cables

When doing any work around your home it is important to know where any pipes and cables may run behind the walls or in any other area that is obscured from sight. Specialist instruments are available, which can detect...

How to fill in window or door openings

If you have decided that a window or door is no longer needed, you can fill the gap left behind, once they have been removed, quickly and easily. The first step is to remove all traces of the window or door and the...

Electrical Safety

Safety measures are important in avoiding any serious accidents when dealing with electrical equipment. Here are some tips and measures that can help in ensuring your safety when doing electrical work. First, always...

DIY Blog: Home Safety Tips

Home is one of the most essential parts of a family. This is where the most integral part of a person is built and made. However, home is not the safest place on earth; in fact, it can be the most dangerous. The hazards...

Brick Care and Maintenance

The brick’s diverse composition of different minerals makes it durable, but even if bricks are proven suitable for house emplacement and construction design, it also needs to be properly maintained to avoid...

About Trade Organisations

There are literally more than 100 building trade organisations in the British Isles, so many, in fact, that it is impossible to even consider listing them all in this short article. They cover almost every aspect of the...

About Toothing Out Brick and Blockwork

Before the introduction of new materials and more modern methods of construction, the old way of joining two sections of brickwork or blockwork together was known as ‘toothing out’. When extensions or additions are...

About Timber Joints 5

Another joint that is in common use is the shoulder or lapped joint; it is often seen on the corners of pieces of furniture. This is not as strong as some of the other joints, but is quite easy to form by cutting away...

About Timber Joints 4

Finger joints are used in the making of box type furniture such as drawers and cabinets and as with dovetail joints, they are extremely strong, especially when glued together. Unlike dovetail joints, where the pins and...

About Timber Joints 3

This part of the project deals with making a dovetail joint and although it can be completed using a dovetail jig and a router, making it by hand can be very rewarding. Dovetail joints are very strong and are mainly...