Category: DIY

How to build a timber stud wall

Step by step guide Stud partition walls are normally built from 100 50mm (4 x 2in) softwood sawn timber. Step 1 First we mark out the wall's position by drawing lines on the ceiling and floor. Horizontal timbers can then be fixed along the lines to form the header plate and base plate respectively (a.k.a. [...]

Installing a roof window

There's some debate about whether it's better to install roof windows from inside the loft or from outside. Whilst the job can sometimes largely be done from inside, the preliminary stage of removing slates or tiles is normally better carried out externally. This is because it's very difficult to loosen and remove traditional slates or [...]

Repair Damaged Plaster

REINFORCING A CORNER Plastered corners are vulnerable, particularly in corridors, and often need reinforcing. Corner beading reinforcement If damage to a corner extends along most of the edge, we usually reinforce the repair with a metal or plastic corner beading. As well as strengthening the new corner, it will speed up the repair work considerably, [...]

Laying sheet vinyl

Before you start Leave the vinyl sheet in a room for 24 to 48 hors before laying, preferably opened flat - or at least stood on end, loosely rolled. Make a scribing gauge by driving a bail through a wooden lath about lets say 50mm from the end. You will use this gauge for fitting [...]