Tools required :- Spade / shovel, spot board and bucket. Safety tip :- Bags of sand, cement and aggregate are heavy so care should be taken when lifting them, squat down and gripping the bag lift … [Read more...] about Mixing Concrete or Mortar by Hand
These are the most commonly used additives that are used with mortar and cement :- Plasticiser :- This is added to mortar to reduce cracking and crazing and makes the mortar more … [Read more...] about Additives for Mortar or Concrete
Building your own brick barbecue requires a bit of planning before you start. It should go without saying, but please, build your BBQ a safe distance from anything flammable (including your … [Read more...] about How to Build a Brick Barbecue
Tools required :- Spade / shovel, spot board, trowel, 1000 / 600mm spirit level, tape measure, wood saw, rubber mallet and plate vibrator (whacker plate). There are two common ways DIYers lay … [Read more...] about How to Lay Flags or Decorative Paving
Tools required :- Marker pen and pipe cutter. Push fit fittings are one of the better inventions to come on the DIY market in recent years, the time they save on plumbing installs or repairs is … [Read more...] about Plumbing with Push Fit Fittings
Choose the appropriate length of screw for the job, if you are fixing a piece of timber to a wall there should be at least 2/3 of the screw in the wall. Does the screw need to have an … [Read more...] about Which Screws do I Use?