Whenever you are working wood with a chisel, it is essential that you keep the blade as sharp as possible. This will not only make your job easier, but will almost always result in a better finish to whatever you are paring.
The concrete floors of most modern houses should all have been insulated during construction, normally using a thick layer of dense polystyrene laid in sheets between the hardcore base and the finished surface. In older houses, this insulation layer may be missing from concrete floors, and it is definitely worth thinking about adding some if […]
There are several reasons why you may want to build a partition wall from solid blocks, rather than the potentially easier and quicker stud partition wall. Solid walls will give far greater acoustic and thermal insulation than a stud wall (even if the stud wall has insulation fitted) and will certainly feel more solid.