DIY Projects

A Complete Guide to Tiling a Bathroom

In this guide, we’re going to be looking at tiling your bathroom, which you might want to do after you’ve fitted a new bathtub. We’ll look at the tools you need and the methodologies required to do a good job. If you’ve never tiled before, it makes sense to tile a smaller area (a kitchen…

Loft Conversions – What’s Involved? A Guide to the Process

In this article, we’ll look at everything you need to consider when converting a loft or attic space into another room in your home. Typical examples include an extra bedroom, a hobby room or a home office. Converting a loft isn’t a simple DIY job you could do in a few hours nor is it…

How to Wallpaper a Room (Step-by-Step Guide)

From this guide, you’ll learn how to wallpaper a room. We’ll look at the whole process from start to finish and provide you with some top tips to make everything go as smoothly as possible. As with most things DIY, good preparation is key to doing a great job. So be prepared to spend a…

Building a House Extension: A Step by Step Guide

Building an extension on your house is an excellent way to improve your home. You’ll gain light, space and comfort. When moving house means hassle and costs, from stamp duty to legal fees, extending your house sounds an excellent alternative. This guide will help you: Understand all the stages Identify the planning requirements Evaluate costs…

How to Board Your Loft Whilst Achieving Good Insulation

In this article, I’ll explain how to board your loft the correct way, whilst achieving the recommended insulation thickness. Boarding out a loft helps increase the amount of storage space within your home. It’s the ideal place to store items you do not need regularly, such as Christmas decorations, collectables, or stuff you cannot store…

How to Plaster a Wall – A Guide for Beginners

Get ready to dive into this detailed guide to plastering for beginners by somebody who does it every day! Through my whole experience as a plasterer, I’ve always been lucky to work with people who knew what they were doing. I’ve been shown the right plastering tools to use, the correct ways to prepare a…

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Joinery

What is Japanese Joinery? Centuries before the invention of screws and fasteners, Japanese carpentries created their own beautiful and effective woodworking joints (known as joinery), closely related to Japanese architecture. It is the work of tightly slotting together pieces of timber or lumber to hold together and produce more complicated items. Joinery does not require…

How to Build a Sunken Seating Area and Fire Pit in Your Garden

There is nothing like a real fire. It brings out the primitive fascination in all of us. A garden that has comfortable seating and a good fire pit will be used in the evenings much more than one that hasn’t. We are going to take a look here at how you can create your own…

How to Build a Summer House

There was an upsurge in the popularity of garden design in the 1980s thanks to the garden renovation programs on television and personalities like Alan Titchmarsh. Also, thanks to the rise in the popularity of DIY stores and garden centres, materials were widely available to the general public in a way that they never were…

Fitting a Bath – How to Install a New Bathtub

Installing a bath isn’t a particularly difficult project; as long as you plan thoroughly and work in a methodical fashion you should be able to achieve a satisfactory end result. Here we work through the steps for installing a new bath in the order you are likely to encounter them The first step should, of course,…