Tag: walls

Covering Damp Stains on walls

| April 9, 2015
Covering Damp Stains on walls

If you have had a problem with damp that has left unsightly stains on the walls or ceilings of your home, covering them up after the problem has been solved can be tricky.

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Lintels

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Lintels

If you are planning to add a doorway or window to a load-bearing wall, you will almost always be required to support the load of the wall above the planned opening with a lintel.

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Laying Wall Foundations

| April 9, 2015
Laying Wall Foundations

Any wall not built on a solid surface must have a firm and level foundation. Standard wall foundations consist of a layer of concrete on a bed of hardcore, but if the ground is particularly firm, you can get away with just a thick bed of concrete.

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Fitting an Airbrick

| April 8, 2015
Fitting an Airbrick

Too few or blocked airbricks can cause serious ventilation problems in the home (there should be one airbrick to every 2 meters of wall), but fitting a new one isn’t beyond the Diy-er.

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How to Apply Undercoat Plaster

| April 8, 2015

When plastering walls, getting the undercoat plaster layer right is an important part of the process.

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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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Painting Walls and Ceilings

| May 11, 2014
Painting Walls and Ceilings

When you are painting a whole room, you should always paint the ceiling first to avoid splashing paint on walls and woodwork.

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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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