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Building a Retaining Wall with Railway Sleepers

| April 9, 2015
Building a Retaining Wall with Railway Sleepers

Reclaimed wooden railway sleepers are an excellent alternative to using bricks of blocks for building retaining walls for raised beds.

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Replacing a Cracked or Spalled Brick

| April 9, 2015
Replacing a Cracked or Spalled Brick

If you live in an old brick built house, it is inevitable that at some point some of the bricks will need replacing. Assuming that the area to be replaced is not too large this is a relatively easy job.

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Tiling a Wall

| April 9, 2015
Tiling a Wall

Tiling a wall is one of those DIY jobs which is fairly easy for anyone to do, but more difficult to do well.

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Building a Wall

| April 9, 2015
Building a Wall

Building a wall is a fairly easy task, building a wall well is a lot tougher. Bricklaying is a job that can only be mastered by practice. Building the odd wall here and there does not make you a bricklayer.

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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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Painting Stripes on an Interior Wall

| August 11, 2014
Painting Stripes on an Interior Wall

Painting stripes on a wall, rather than using striped wallpaper, can be a very effective way of creating a feature wall, and one which allows you total control over the width and colour of the stripes.

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Building a Brick Pier

| August 11, 2014
Building a Brick Pier

Building a pier into a wall not only looks good, but it also adds to the structural strength of the wall as a whole, particularly on Half Brick Walls (walls which are only one brick thick).

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Planning a Solid Block Wall

| June 27, 2014
Planning a Solid Block Wall

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.

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Blocking Up Doorways in Brick Walls

| February 21, 2013
Blocking Up Doorways in Brick Walls

When blocking up a doorway or entryway in a brick wall, it is important to make sure that the new section is tied into the existing wall. This can be done in a variety of ways, as we will show here.

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Dry Lining a Wall

| April 16, 2012

Dry Lining involves applying plasterboard sheets to a masonry wall and using the face of the boards as the surface for decoration.

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Spanning Openings in Brick Walls

| June 18, 2011
Spanning Openings in Brick Walls

When planning on adding a doorway or window to a brick wall, you need to make sure that the wall does not lose its strength. Window and door frames are not designed to carry heavy loads so you should always support the opening with a lintel.

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Building Block Partition Walls

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
Building Block Partition Walls

Non-loadbearing Partition walls are usually constructed from wooden studs and plasterboard, and in many cases you will not need to look for another solution. If, however, you are planning to build a partition wall on a solid concrete floor, it is worth considering using concrete blocks for the construction.

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