Home-Building

HANGING WALLPAPER

Follow these easy steps to hanging wallpaper and you will find the job easier than you imagined.

INSTALLING A SECURITY LIGHT

External security lighting provides both peace of mind and useful night-time illumination in the garden. There are a variety of styles of lighting that you can choose from and many of these are quite simple to install.

ADJUSTING HINGES

If your cabinet doors are out of alignment and you have European-style hinges, no problem. Hinges are designed for easy adjustment. Don’t let their complex look scare you. All you have to do is turn a few screws, and any mistakes you make are easy to correct.

CHANGING A TAP WASHER

Not only is a dripping tap annoying, it also wastes precious water. Water by-laws make house holders responsible for the maintenance of their own water systems. In this leaflet we will discuss how easy it is to change a leaking tap washer.

BUILDING A PICNIC TABLE

Building a picnic table is a project that can be fun and practical. This simple, but sturdy, picnic table can seat six adults and will provide years of service.

CHANGING A LIGHTBULB HOLDER

This is a particularly useful skill to have if you wish to upgrade the fittings in a room after decorating, or simply replace an old or broken one. An old dusty lightbulb holder can let down an otherwise decent space.

MIXING CONCRETE

There are many small concrete projects that you as a homeowner can confidently tackle on your own, and by doing so, save yourself money.

GLUING & JOINING PVC PLASTIC PIPES

Plastic plumbing looks easy to cut and join. There’s more to an installation than meets the eye. Here are some tips for cutting and joining plastic pipes that will guarantee a long-lasting, leak-proof plumbing job.

FITTING LOCKING LAMINATE FLOORING

Laminate flooring is a great flooring option because you can have the beautiful look of a hardwood floor without all the maintenance. Installing a laminate floor may seem like a daunting task, but with some basic knowledge and a small array of tools, the average homeowner can install a floor in a relatively short amount of time.

REPLACING A TILE

The look of a tiled wall can be ruined by a broken tile or discoloured grout. There is no need to re-tile the whole surface - both problems can be solved fairly easily.