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 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”
How to Clean Stainless Steel and Chrome?
How To Fix Loose Handrails / Banisters on a Staircase
Filling Holes In Walls With 2-Part Filler
This is a little video showing you how I fill small holes and marks in plasterboard using 2-part filler. 2-part resin fillers have a lot of advantages over traditional ready-mixed fillers and I’ll explain a bit more about this later on.
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Repairing a Big Back Gate
This is just a quick repair to a back gate that wouldn’t lock and wasn’t hanging straight. I had to re-attach the gate post in to the wall properly and fit a new lock.
Skirting Board Repair (Baseboard) After Damp Proof Course
Have you ever been damp? I mean, in your walls? Have you ever had damp walls? Today I’m doing some skirting board repair.
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Cast Iron Downpipe Replacement
I don’t normally do this sort of work but it was for a regular customer. Today I’m ripping out an old cast iron downpipe and replacing it with a new plastic hopper and downpipe.
Skirting Board / Baseboard Refitting in a Victorian Property
Today I’m in another Victorian property where a new damp proof course has been installed. In such situations the skirting / baseboard needs re-fitted afterwards, often to walls that are now a different shape.
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