The free diy home improvement guide with answers to your questions on a wide range of do it yourself projects.

 

Fixing Heavy Loads to Plasterboard or Solid Walls

DIY guide to fixing heavy items and frames to plasterboard and hollow walls by mounting a suitable timber between the studs, or by using anchor bolts or frame fixings on solid walls.

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Fixing to Hollow or Stud Walls

DIY guide for drilling fixing and screwing to hollow walls / stud walls / partition walls with plugs or rawlplugs to fit shelves, cupboards and other fixtures

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Fixing to Solid or Brick Walls

Drilling fixing and screwing to solid walls with plugs or rawlplugs to fit shelves, cupboards and other fixtures

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Flat Roof - Removing

Guide to removing an old flat roof which needs replacing. The felt, roof boards and joists are removed methodically and a suitable working platform is used where the roof is weak or has rotted due to damp penetration

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Flat roof repairs 1

Diy fault finding instructions for leaks and damp in a flat roof covered with asphalt bitumen or roofing felt.

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Flat roof repairs 2

Diy repair instructions for leaks, blisters and damp in a flat roof covered with asphalt bitumen or roofing felt, including patching kits.

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Flat roof repairs 3

Diy repair instructions for leaks and damp from defects in flat roof flashing, including patching kits.

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Floors - lifting boards

How to lift floorboards for access to pipes and wiring with a guide to lifting tongue and groove boards or chipboard flooring as well as replacing them.

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Floors - loose boards

Diy repairs to cure noisy loose or sqeaking floorboards with details for boards without support.

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Floors - stripping and varnishing boards 1

Diy step by step guide to stripping paint varnish or polish and wax from old floor boards.

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Floors - stripping and varnishing boards 2

Diy step by step guide to sanding old floor boards ready for varnish or wax coatings.

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Floors - stripping and varnishing boards 3

Diy step by step guide to scrubbing and cleaning old floor boards and applying varnish for a beautiful natural finish.

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