Bricklaying usually requires a bit of practice in order to 'get the knack'. Most DIYers, myself included, usually jump in with both feet and start the project straight away. As you become more experienced in the world of DIY, you'll realise it's better to have a plan first! If you have never laid bricks before it is good practice to build a small sample wall first. A four brick course … [Read more...] about How to Lay Bricks: Bricklaying Tips and Advice for the DIYer
If you are fixing something to a wall the first thing you must do is to ascertain how heavy it is and what is the wall made of, eg brick, plasterboard, thermal block etc. Experience does go a long way to help you decide what size / type of screw and plastic rawlplug you should need and the more DIY you do the better your judgement will be. The following examples of screw … [Read more...] about Which Screws do I Use?