DIY Window Joinery Replacement

At a time when most new windows are made from UPVC due to their long life, price and environmentally friendly tendency, what has happened to the once traditional wooden windows and can an amateur fit them? These days, many homeowners who have old wooden style windows that are old and in need of replacing are opting for keeping with wood for their new windows. Some are choosing to try their hand at the DIY approach as opposed to calling in a specialist company. Believe it or not, it is not as difficult as it may seem to make and fit new windows in materials such as wood and aluminum. The main thing is to familiarize yourself with how windows are measured and joined, what material you will use for the new windows and what tools you will inevitably need to make the job a triumphant one. Attractive windows in the home can become part of the furniture if you do your homework and choose what style and materials correctly. They will give your home a completely fresh new look and even…
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All You Need To Know About DIY End-of-Tenancy Cleaning

Did you know that when you move out, cleaning the place before you leave is something you’re going to be held responsible for? End of tenancy cleaning refers to cleaning up a house when you’re moving out. While end of tenancy cleaning is just basic courtesy- after all, who wants to have to look after a mess left behind by someone else- it also helps you save money on your initial deposit. A lot of landlords will charge you a fee out of the damage deposit if you leave the house in a messy state when you move out. In this article we share some great advice on end of tenancy cleaning and how you can make the most of the process.Since end of tenancy cleaning is essentially a house cleaning process, it is important to stock up on the right cleaning tools and supplies. Make a list of all the things you will need, from cleaning rags and sponges to a mild detergent and mop. However, before you run out to purchase these cleaning supplies take a look around the house to see what you …
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DIY guide. A Step by Step Guide to Building a Brick Wall

In terms of DIY, bricklaying is considered to be one of the more adopted tasks. Many homeowners are keen to give the craft a go, but it isn’t a job that should be taken on lightly. If you want to build a secure wall you will need to follow certain guidelines. The following is step-by-step guide in how to build the perfect brick wall.Step 1 After preparing your foundations, lay out the bricks you plan to use at where the wall will start and end. Then use a string line to create a straight guideline between the two.Step 2 At a five to one ratio, mix cement and sand together until it becomes one consistent colour. Then form a central hollow on an old board, pour in water and continue to blend until it is a smooth texture that still has a thick consistently.Step 3 Put down a 1cm to 2cm mortar along the set-up string line. Start at one end, lay the initial brick and tap it in to ‘bed it’. Prepare the next brick and adjoin it to the one you previously laid, repeat this…
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DIY Student Removals vs. Professional Student Removals

When it comes to hiring removals companies for student removals, most clients feel that it is an unnecessary expense, or at least, one that can be easily avoided. We understand the reasoning behind this assumption: after all, most student removals are of a much smaller scale than regular house removals or office removals and hence the requirements thereof are also of a much smaller scale. Most people feel that student removals can be easily managed and for a student moving to a dorm or a small university apartment it makes sense to save money by passing up on a removal company. In this article we discuss the merits and demerits of both DIY (Do It Yourself) and professional student removals.Let us begin by taking a look at DIY removals, why they are a great option and some of the drawbacks of the same. To begin with, the most important factor in favour of DIY student removals is that they are affordable. A common complaint most people have with European removals is that no m…
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Step-By-Step Guide To Hanging Shade Cloth

Shade cloth is a weaved material that can be hung over structures or wrapped around fencing. In most cases, its purpose is to protect against extreme weather conditions and harmful UV rays, or to keep dust and debris at bay. However, since shade cloth comes in varying stitched densities, it can also be used by gardeners to control the amount of sunlight that plants receive.Source: Flickr.com Depending on use, shade cloth can be draped or installed in different ways. If you’re looking to do some DIY, before purchase it’s important to consider which type of shade cloth you’ll be working with, as the material can be knitted or woven. Keep in mind that knitted cloth is usually lock-stitched and easy to repair, while woven cloth can tear or unravel when cut.Once you’ve chosen the type of shade cloth that works best for your project, the next step is learning how to install it. We’ve rounded up different uses and applications below. Applying Shade Cloth To Wooden Frames…
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