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Finding Wall Studs

| April 9, 2015
Finding Wall Studs

When hanging a picture, putting up shelves or attaching anything to a partition wall, it is important to find and fix into one of the wooden studs that make up the wall structure. There are several methods you can use to find the studs in a partition wall, depending on what tools you have to hand.

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Fitting a Plasterboard Patch

| April 9, 2015

Small holes in plasterboard, up to about 130mm across, can be filled with a small backing piece and standard filler. If you need to fill a larger hole or a large damaged section of plasterboard, you will need to consider fitting a plasterbaord patch.

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Plastering Guide

| April 9, 2015

Plastering is a DIY task that can often turn into a nightmare. Plastering is a skill that can only really be mastered with a lot of practice. This is especially true with “professional” plaster.

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Building a Metal Framed Stud Wall

| April 9, 2015

If you need to partition a room where sound penetration is not an issue, using a metal-frame stud wall kit can be an easier and cleaner option to building a traditional stud wall.

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How to Fit a Door Lining

| April 9, 2015

Before fitting a door into an opening in a stud or brick wall, you need to fit a door lining. The door lining gives you something to firmly affix the hinges to

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Building a Stud Wall

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Building a Stud Wall

Have a look at our complete DIY guide to planning, building and finishing a Stud Partition Wall.

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Fixing Plasterboard to Stud Walls

| April 9, 2015
Fixing Plasterboard to Stud Walls

There are only really two ways to fix plasterboard to a stud wall, vertically and horizontally (although we could also add: The right way and the wrong way). The choice is really down to economics.

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Cutting a Doorway in a Stud Wall

| April 8, 2015
Cutting a Doorway in a Stud Wall

Creating a new opening in a stud wall may sound like a massive task, but as long as you plan carefully and follow a few simple rules, it really should be fairly straightforward.

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Repairing Plastered Corners

| April 8, 2015
Repairing Plastered Corners

Where plaster has broken off of an external corner (such as the corner of a chimney breast) it can be difficult to make a good repair. Making a sharp corner and achieving a level finish is harder because you often have no solid surface to press the wet plaster against.

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Load-bearing Walls

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whenever you are planning on doing major work on the walls of your house, you need to know if they are load-bearing or not before you start. Load-bearing walls are holding up your house, and even slight alterations to their structure can cause big problems.

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Removing a Non-Loadbearing Stud Wall

| April 8, 2015

Removing an internal, non-loadbearing Stud wall can be great for opening up a living space and allowing more light into dark, underused rooms.

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10 Tips for Building Stud Walls

| February 12, 2015
10 Tips for Building Stud Walls

Planning, building, altering or removing a stud wall are all home improvement projects that are manageable by most competent DIY-ers. Being able to completely change the layout of a room, add storage space or a bathroom or turn two rooms into one, without having to call in an expensive builder has got to be worth considering.

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Stud Wall Regulations

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although you generally do not need to seek planning permission to build an internal stud wall, you will need to follow certain building regulations. Building regulations are in place for the safety of the householders and anybody visiting the property.

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Plasterboard Fixings

| August 11, 2014
Plasterboard Fixings

Everything you could ever need to know about light, medium and heavyweight plasterboard fixings.

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Staggered Stud Wall

| June 27, 2014
Staggered Stud Wall

If you are planning to partition a room it is often a good idea to create some built in storage space. By creating a staggered stud partition you can quickly create alcoves in both side of the newly partitioned room which can be used for exactly this.

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Guide to Wall Construction

| February 21, 2013
Guide to Wall Construction

A complete guide to the many different types of wall construction you may encounter in your house.

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Home Improvement Safety Tips

| June 25, 2012
Home Improvement Safety Tips

These Home Improvement Safety Tips cover the very least you should think about before even opening your toolbox.

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Types of Plasterboard

| March 30, 2011
Types of Plasterboard

Discover the different types of plasterboard available for the DIY market and learn which type is suitable for each different situation.

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Fitting Pipes into a Stud Wall

| March 29, 2011
Fitting Pipes into a Stud Wall

If you are planning to construct a stud wall to create a bathroom, for example, you might need to fit plumbing behind the plasterboard. This is fairly easy to do, as long as yoiu remember a few simple rules.

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Repairing Holes in Plasterboard

| March 22, 2011
Repairing Holes in Plasterboard

Dealing with holes in plasterboard depends a lot on the size of the hole in question. There are several methods for repairing holes, not all are suitable for all sizes of hole. Here we will take a look at repairing small and medium holes (up to about 120mm wide) in plasterboard. Repairing Small Holes Any […]

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Making a Footlifter

| March 13, 2011
Making a Footlifter

Plasterboard is heavy and cumbersome and even holding it in place against the studwork is tricky at times. One of the ways to lessen this problem is to make yourself a simple tool called a Footlifter or Rocking Wedge.

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Fitting an Insulated Wall Lining

| March 13, 2011

There are several ways to insulate a party wall to cut the sound that is transmitted, but one of the most effective is adding an insulated lining.

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