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    'How to' projects


    Bathroom

    Ceramic repair
    Fitting a bath panel
    Fitting a bathroom sink or bidet
    Fitting and wiring an electric shower
    Fixing mosaic tiles to a wall
    How to ceramic tile
    How to grout tiles
    How to remove grout
    How to replace a bath
    How to replace a broken tile
    How to replace a toilet
    How to replace and descale a shower head
    How to replace silicone sealant around a bath or shower
    How to use a sealant gun
    Installing a heated towel rail or electric radiator
    Installing a shaver point
    Installing a shower cubicle
    Pull-cord switch

    Building, brickwork and masonry

    Basement conversions
    Brick calculator
    Building a barbeque
    Building a brick garden wall
    Building a partition wall with concrete blocks
    Building a shed foundation
    Chimney repointing
    Control joints in brickwork
    Cutting a brick
    How to build strip foundations
    How to replace a damaged brick
    How to use an angle grinder
    Repointing bricks
    Using wall plugs

    Ceilings

    Fitting coving and cornices
    How to paper a ceiling
    Plasterboarding a ceiling
    Removing a lath and plaster ceiling
    Removing artex
    Repairing a sagging lath and plaster ceiling

    Cleaning

    Cleaning a patio
    Cleaning a shower head
    Cleaning shower curtain or door
    Cleaning tiles
    How to clean a barbeque grill
    How to clean a carpet
    How to clean a shower
    How to clean decking
    How to clean grout
    How to remove graffiti
    How to sweep a chimney
    Using a pressure washer

    Concrete work

    Applying a self-levelling compound to a concrete floor
    Concrete crack repair
    How to break up concrete
    How to use a cement mixer
    How to use a hammer drill
    Laying a concrete floor
    Laying concrete outdoors
    Mixing concrete and mortar
    Sealing concrete

    Damp, rot and infestation

    Damp proof injection
    Damp proof membrane installation
    Rising damp treatment
    Tanking a damp wall

    Drains

    Drain unblocking
    Driveway and patio drainage
    French drains
    Soak away
    Soak away for sewage effluent

    Electrical

    Converting a single socket outlet to a double socket
    Electrical earthing
    Extending a flex
    Extending a lighting circuit
    Extending electrical circuits
    Fitting and wiring an electric shower
    Fitting fluorescent strip lighting
    Fix a light switch
    How to troubleshoot electrical problems
    Installing a fused connection unit (FCU)
    Installing a heated towel rail or electric radiator
    Installing a multi-socket mains adaptor
    Installing a new electric socket
    Installing a shaver point
    Installing a shower cubicle
    Installing an electric cooker
    Installing an exterior wall light
    Installing an outdoor socket
    Installing underfloor heating
    Preparing the circuit route
    Pull-cord switch
    Replacing a socket
    Strip cable and flex for connection
    TV aerials
    Using a continuity tester
    Wiring a dimmer switch
    Wiring a light switch
    Wiring a plug
    Wiring a telephone extension
    Wiring a wall light
    Wiring ceiling lights
    Wiring electrical circuits
    Wiring low voltage spotlights

    Fireplaces

    Chimney cap installation
    Closing a fireplace
    How often to clean a chimney
    Restoring a fireplace

    Floors

    Applying a self-levelling compound to a concrete floor
    Carpet laying
    Carpet underlay installation
    Filling gaps in floorboards
    Floor maintenance
    How to carpet stairs
    How to lay laminate flooring
    Laying a concrete floor
    Laying a plywood subfloor
    Laying ceramic floor tiles
    Laying floorboards onto joists
    Laying terracotta or quarry tiles in a diagonal pattern
    Laying vinyl floor tiles
    Laying wood flooring
    Measurements and advice when laying floors
    Planning the arrangement of floor tiles
    Sanding floors
    Using a drum sander

    Garden

    Building a barbeque
    Building a garden shed
    Building a greenhouse
    Building a pergola
    Building an arbour
    Building an exterior block screen
    Building steps
    Covering a flat roof
    Creating a garden path
    Cutting a hedge
    Drain unblocking
    Drilling through steel or metal
    Driveway and patio drainage
    Erecting a panel fence
    Erecting close-board fencing
    Exterior wall repairs
    Fitting an outside tap
    French drains
    Gate maintenance
    Gravel path or driveway
    Hanging a gate
    How to build a patio
    How to build a pond
    How to build decking
    How to lay block paving
    How to lay turf
    How to repair a damaged lawn
    How to stain decking
    How to use a chainsaw
    Installing an exterior wall light
    Installing an outdoor socket
    Laying concrete outdoors
    Making bird boxes
    Patio and driveway repairs
    Repairing kerbing
    Setting fence posts in concrete
    Soak away

    Heating

    Air source heat pumps
    Combination boilers
    Draining a central heating system
    Electric central heating systems
    Fitting a new radiator
    Fix a leaking radiator valve
    Gas central heating systems
    Ground source heat pumps
    Immersion heaters
    Installing underfloor heating
    Lagging pipes, radiators and cylinders
    Oil central heating system
    Open vent boilers
    Radiator problems and radiator repairs
    Re-filling central heating system
    Replacing a central heating pump
    Replacing a radiator
    Solar water heating system
    Storage heaters
    System boilers

    Insulation

    Insulating a loft
    Insulating the rafters
    Lagging pipes, radiators and cylinders
    Radiator insulation
    Water tank insulation

    Kitchen

    Adjusting kitchen unit doors
    Fitting a gas hob
    Fitting and plumbing a kitchen sink
    Fitting kitchen worktop
    How to fit a kitchen
    Installing an electric cooker
    Plumbing in a washing machine
    Tap repairs

    Lighting

    Extending a lighting circuit
    Fitting fluorescent strip lighting
    Fix a light switch
    Installing an exterior wall light
    Wiring a light switch
    Wiring a wall light
    Wiring ceiling lights
    Wiring low voltage spotlights

    Lofts

    Fitting a loft ladder
    How to board out a loft
    Insulating a loft
    Insulating the rafters
    Loft hatch

    Painting and decorating

    Boxing in pipes
    Calculating wallpaper rolls
    Carpet laying
    Cleaning paint brushes
    Constructing a flatpack cupboard
    Door repairs
    Exterior house painting
    Finishing wood
    Fitting a roller blind
    Fitting architrave
    Fitting coving and cornices
    Fitting shutters
    Hanging a door
    Hanging pictures and mirrors
    How to hang wallpaper borders
    How to paint concrete
    How to paint metal
    How to paint wood
    How to paper a ceiling
    How to remove paint or varnish
    How to repair flaking paint
    How to stain a fence
    How to use a wallpaper steamer
    How to wallpaper
    Paint effects
    Painting a ceiling
    Painting a room
    Painting doors and door frames
    Painting radiators
    Painting techniques
    Painting with a roller
    Plaster ceiling rose
    Removing a wallpaper border
    Removing artex
    Removing ceiling stains
    Removing cork, polystyrene or vinyl tiles
    Removing rust from metal
    Removing wallpaper
    Removing wallpaper paste
    Repairing damage to plasterboard
    Repairing wallpaper
    Replacing a balustrade
    Sanding floors
    Shelves and shelving
    Skirting boards
    Spray painting
    Tongue and groove wall panelling
    Using a glue gun
    Using a paint sprayer
    Wallpapering a stairwell
    Weatherboarding

    Plasterwork

    Fixing plasterboard to a stud wall
    Painting new plaster
    Plaster interior walls
    Plasterboarding a ceiling
    Plastering over artex
    Repairing plaster walls
    Skimming plasterboard

    Plumbing

    Bleeding a radiator
    Burst pipe
    Changing a tap washer
    Changing water heater element
    Clearing a blocked sink
    Draining a central heating system
    Fitting a bathroom sink or bidet
    Fitting an outside tap
    Frozen pipes
    Gas detection
    Gas Safe Register
    How to change a tap
    How to cut pipe
    How to replace a bath
    How to replace a toilet
    How to use a pipe bender
    Immersion heaters
    Installing a shower cubicle
    Joining pipes
    Leaking mixer tap
    Leaking toilet
    Plumbing in a washing machine
    Push fit fittings
    Radiator problems and radiator repairs
    Removing an air lock in a water pipe
    Replacing a central heating pump
    Replacing a radiator
    Self cutting taps
    Soldering copper pipe
    Tap repairs
    Turn off water supply
    Unblock a toilet

    Roof and guttering

    Covering a flat roof
    Downpipe repairs
    Fitting a roof window
    Flashing repairs
    Gutter repairs
    Installing UPVC guttering
    Roof repairs

    Safety

    Childproofing the home
    Removing asbestos
    Smoke alarms

    Security

    Changing door locks
    Fitting a cylinder rim lock (a yale lock)
    Fitting a mortise lock
    Hinge and mortise door bolts
    House and garden security

    Tiling

    Drilling through tiles
    Fixing mosaic tiles to a wall
    How to ceramic tile
    How to cut ceramic tiles
    How to grout tiles
    How to remove grout
    How to replace a broken tile
    Laying ceramic floor tiles
    Laying terracotta or quarry tiles in a diagonal pattern
    Laying vinyl floor tiles
    Planning the arrangement of floor tiles
    Removing cork, polystyrene or vinyl tiles
    Tiling on tiles
    Using a chalk line

    Walls

    Building a metal framed stud wall
    Building a stud partition wall
    Building an exterior block screen
    Closing a fireplace
    Creating an arch
    Demolishing interior walls
    Dry lining masonry walls
    Exterior house painting
    Exterior wall repairs
    Fitting a door frame
    Fitting a doorstop
    Fitting an airbrick
    Fixing plasterboard to a stud wall
    How to build a doorway
    How to wallpaper
    Plaster interior walls
    Pointing brickwork
    Removing artex
    Removing wallpaper
    Repairing damage to plasterboard
    Repairing plaster walls
    Repairing wallpaper
    Restoring a fireplace
    Tongue and groove wall panelling
    Wallpapering a stairwell

    Windows

    Cutting acrylic
    Fitting a roof window
    How to remove glass scratches
    Sash window repairs
    Window replacement
    Window stays and fasteners
    Windows - minor repairs

    Woodwork

    Bending wood
    Boxing in pipes
    Door repairs
    Finishing wood
    Fitting a door frame
    Fitting a doorstop
    Fitting architrave
    Fitting shutters
    Floor maintenance
    Hanging a door
    How to build a doorway
    How to fit a cat flap
    How to lay laminate flooring
    How to saw wood
    How to use a belt sander
    How to use a circular saw
    How to use a jigsaw
    How to use a mitre saw
    How to use a random orbit sander
    How to use a wood chisel
    Laying a plywood subfloor
    Painting doors and door frames
    Replacing a balustrade
    Sanding floors
    Scribing
    Skirting boards
    Staircase repairs
    Using a nail gun
    Using a pillar drill
    Using a plane
    Using a power planer
    Using wood filler
    Using wood glue
    Weatherboarding
    Wood joints
    Woodworm treatment