How To Replace An Air Brick

How To Replace An Air Brick

Good ventilation is essential in all buildings, not only to remove unwanted odours, but more importantly to prevent the build up of warm moist air that can lead to condensation, mould growth and rotting of timbers. Damp is one of the most dangerous enemies in any building but can be overcome by sealing the building to keep the water out.  Pockets of moisture laden air are inevitably created inside the building as a result of cooking, running...

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How To Fix A Dripping Or Leaking Tap

How To Fix A Dripping Or Leaking Tap

Repairing a leaking or dripping tap is generally a very simple job,  and one that anyone can do as long as they apply a little common sense. This guide covers replacing the washer in a fairly standard tap design, the pillar tap. Mixer taps, where there are two taps, are a little different but the general principal is the same except you would normally have to remove the plastic handle to get to the valve. To remove the handle you would normally...

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How To Replace A Fence Panel Or Fence Post

How To Replace A Fence Panel Or Fence Post

If one of your panels or posts become damaged they’re fairly easy to replace, this article show you how. Constructing a fence using fencing panels is very easy. However, should one of your panels, or posts become damaged they’re fairly easy to replace too – You’ll just need to buy a new fence panel or post. Should you spot a panel in your fencing that is damaged, or a post that is loose, then you should replace it as...

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How To Fix a Kitchen Cupboard Door

How To Fix a Kitchen Cupboard Door

Badly fitting kitchen cupboard doors present a common problem but they’re easy to fix yourself, this article shows you how it’s done. Most cupboards these days use a sprung steel hinge which which is concealed, so that the door stays closed without the need for any kind of a catch. Although various brands will vary slightly, they usually come in two parts where one screws to the door with two door holding screws, and the other part...

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Caring for Wood

Caring for Wood

Caring for and preserving your fine wood furniture is not really as difficult as it first may seem. Over the coming months I will be sharing my hints and tips for caring for your wood furniture, such as repair techniques, and I’ll also be giving my suggestions on how to deal with things like cracks in wood, scratches, burn marks, paint marks, and wax. To guarantee many years of beautiful looking wood furniture it’s best to keep any...

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