DIY Building Guides and Projects

DIY Building Guides and Projects. Building and construction related DIY tips, advice and articles. Including Building Block Partitions, Creating a Stud Wall and Building a Concrete Driveway.

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Brickwork and Stonework

- Blocking Up Doorways in Brick Walls – NEW!
- Planning a Solid Block Wall – NEW!
- Building Block Partitions – NEW!
- Building a Brick Pier – NEW!

- Removing a Fireplace
- Guide to Wall Construction
- Building Brick Walls
- Cleaning Brick and Stone
- Fitting an Airbrick
- Replacing a Brick
- Repointing a Wall
- Identifying Load-bearing Walls
- Spanning Openings (Brick Walls)
- Types of Lintel
- Preparing Masonry for Plaster
- Laying Wall Foundations
- Cutting Bricks and Blocks

Roofing

- Replacing Flashing – NEW!
- Flat Roofing Materials – NEW!
- Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets – NEW!

- How to Fit Guttering – NEW!
- Insulating Your Loft
- Felt Roof Repairs
- Guide to Roofing Materials
- Replacing Shed Roof Felt
- Roof Repair Tools
- Repairing Roof Verges

Stud walls, Plasterboard and Plastering

- Finding Wall Studs – NEW!
- Applying Undercoat Plaster – NEW!
- Removing a Non-Loadbearing Stud Wall
- Plasterboard Fixings

- Applying Joint Compound
- Plastering External Corners
- Building a Stud Wall
- Building a Staggered Stud Wall
- Metal-framed Stud Walls
- Stud Wall Regulations
- Cutting a Doorway in a Stud Wall
- Fitting a Plasterboard Ceiling
- Stud Walls – Fitting Pipes
- Fixing Plasterboard to Studs
- Plastering Guide
- Preparing Plaster

- Types of Plasterboard
- Repairing Holes in Plasterboard
- Making a Footlifter
- Fitting Standard Architrave
- Fitting Classical-Style Architrave
- Repairing Plastered Corners
- Fitting a Plasterboard Patch
- Dry Lining a Wall
- Fitting an Insulated Wall Lining

Concrete and Mortar

- Using Floor Leveling Compounds
- Using a Cement Mixer
- Ready-Mix Concrete
- Building a Concrete Driveway
- What is Concrete?

- Concrete and Mortar Guide
- Concrete Pads – A Guide
- Concrete Surface Finishes
- Repairing Exterior Render
- Replacing Concrete Slabs
- Repairing Concrete Steps
- Laying a Concrete Floor

Self Build

- Self-build guide

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