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.

Insulating a Concrete Floor
Understanding Internal Partition Walls
7 Secrets of Skip Hire
Asbestos Guide
BigDug – Storage Solutions
- Two Rooms or One?
- Planning Permission Guide
Damp Problems
Basement Waterproofing
Home Information Pack
The Energy Performance Certificate
Home Insurance Advice
Top 5 Home Improvement Projects
Our Top 5 Online DIY Stores

Brickwork and Stonework

Blocking Up Doorways in Brick Walls
Planning a Solid Block Wall
Building Block Partitions
Building a Brick Pier

Removing a Fireplace
Guide to Wall Construction
Building Brick Walls
Cleaning Brick and Stone
Fitting an Airbrick
Replacing a cracked or Spalled 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
Flat Roofing Materials
Cleaning Polycarbonate or Glass Roofs
Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

How to Fit Guttering
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
Applying Undercoat Plaster
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