As I write this the UK is in the biggest energy crisis of a generation. One serious consideration for many is a wood burning stove. They’re relatively cheap and many people have an abundant free fuel supply. But what about the emissions? THINK OF THE CHILDREN!! OK, I went down the rabbit hole…Continue reading “Emissions from Wood Burning Stoves”
Wood Burning Stoves for Beginners
Are you considering installing a wood burning stove? They’re not for everyone so it’s important you go in to this with your eyes wide open. Used wrongly they cause pollution and could end up costing you more money that you save. Used correctly the emissions are minimal and you could save a fortune.Continue reading “Wood Burning Stoves for Beginners”
How to create a Soundproof Ceiling
Welcome back to our series about creating a soundproof studio room. It’s time to tackle the ceiling, one of the most critical parts of the whole build.Continue reading “How to create a Soundproof Ceiling”
How to Re-Silicone a Mouldy Shower
Do you have a shower or bath with old, black, mouldy silicone? Is the silicone damaged and is the shower leaking as a result? Sometimes the best bet is to start again – this means removing all the old silicone and re-applying new silicone properly.Continue reading “How to Re-Silicone a Mouldy Shower”
The only 16 drill bits you’ll ever need!
Are you stuck with hundreds of plastic library cassettes full of drill bits but whenever you open them the one bit you need is missing or broken? Are you starting out in DIY and just want to know what drill bits you need? Hopefully this will be of some help to you. This is an evolving article. I’ve changed my mind what needs to be in it about 150 times now. For the moment I’m settled on these drill bits and I’m comfortable with that.Continue reading “The only 16 drill bits you’ll ever need!”
How to use a Tape Measure
Learning how to use a tape measure properly is an essential life skill. I’m forever seeing people using this simple tool wrongly and in this article I want to address the most common mistake I see – the difference between taking inside and outside measurements.
How to Paint Melamine?
Melamine or Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) can be a total nightmare to paint but in this article I’m going to give you a couple of options of how to paint it and get a good finish. So if you’re wondering how do you paint melamine then read on!Continue reading “How to Paint Melamine?”
How to attach ANYTHING to a Dot and Dab wall?
Dot and dab walls are hated by many and loved by few BUT in this article I’m going to be chatting about how to attach anything to one of these walls with zero hassle. When you know what fixings to use dot & dab can actually be a pleasure to work with. Hopefully you’ll learn to love it as much as I do after reading this.
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Tips for using Wall Plugs & Anchors in Solid Walls
The humble yellow, red or brown wall plug can take huge loads when used properly. A little while ago we showed that a single red plug can take over quarter of a tonne in concrete. In today’s tips video we’re looking at a few simple tips and techniques to get you of of trouble when you’re attaching things to walls.Continue reading “Tips for using Wall Plugs & Anchors in Solid Walls”
Heavy Stuff on Walls – How to use Wall Bolts?
Have you ever wanted to attach something really heavy to a wall, floor or ceiling? And I mean stupidly heavy… like giant TVs on cantilever arms, network cabinets or huge, ridiculously heavy radiators? Welcome to the world of the Wall Bolt! Today we’re taking a look at how to use wall bolts / expanding anchors.Continue reading “Heavy Stuff on Walls – How to use Wall Bolts?”