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Category "Do-it-yourself & Construction"

How to fit bathroom showers

How to fit bathroom showers

When selecting and installing a shower unit, there are a number of considerations if you want the unit to fit in well and be laid out nicely in your bathroom. You need to plan ahead when designing and fitting a bathroom, especially if you are building on a concrete slab because moving or changing plumbing can become prohibitively expensive very quickly. Read this article to learn how to fit bathroom showers.
Where to buy combination door locks

Where to buy combination door locks

In keeping with the digital trend, combination door locks are all the rage. The only way in which it opens is when the lock combination is entered into the keypad locks. If bought without a manual key-override, these digital locks are unpickable considering that the keyless door has no keyhole to pick. Buyers can get these secure locks for doors online, or buy them from lock stores or home furniture and accessory stores.
How to use a drain auger

How to use a drain auger

The history of drains and plumbing date back to ancient Egypt. Oddly enough, the great pyramids contain "bathrooms for the dead." Many of the pipes were made from copper. In Babylonia, plumbers helped to create the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. As plumbing techniques increased, drain techniques improved as well. However, one thing remained the same: Occasionally, the drains can clog. Using a drain auger or plumbing snake or pipe snake can help you clear most clogged drains. This article provides a guide to using a drain auger.
How to make a wooden picture holder

How to make a wooden picture holder

A wooden picture holder is a useful way to store a picture. A wooden frame can protect a picture and display it lovingly in a home. They can be very expensive to buy, but you can make a wooden picture holder by yourself with time and little money. By using a few materials, you can make a wooden picture holder in a few short steps.
The benefits of fitting roof ventilation

The benefits of fitting roof ventilation

Roof ventilation is often something that a home owner doesn't really give much consideration to. However, there are many benefits of roof ventilation and as such, these need to be taken into consideration, especially in older houses or when the home owner is planning on making changes to the way the house is used, for example in loft conversion.
How to build an extra room?

How to build an extra room?

If you are in love with your house but still you want it to be little spacious enough to handle your friends and family at the same time, then, the best way to do that would be by building an extra room rather than buying a new house.
Erecting scaffold planks

Erecting scaffold planks

If you are doing some repairs to the exterior of your home, then you may require a scaffolding tower to allow you to reach those higher places. While companies can lease you some scaffolding supplies, buying used scaffold is an option which you could consider. However, when it comes to erecting the scaffold planks, what seems to be a fairly simple job actually has some strict guidelines that should be carefully followed. This article gives you more details regarding these guidelines.
Basement waterproofing: What to look for

Basement waterproofing: What to look for

Do you face a problem of water penetration in your basement? Waterproofing, is what you need, to get rid of it. Basements are the most important part of houses and offices. Therefore, maintaining one is not a very simple thing to do. The area, which is primary effected during rainy season is the basements. How is it effected? It is effected due to water logging, which is a common issue resulting in leaking roof tops and wet walls.
A guide to drill power tools

A guide to drill power tools

For any self respecting DIY enthusiast, owning a quality drill is essential. There are, however many hundreds of different choices and depending on whether you wish to buy a specialist drill or a general purpose unit, it can be tough choice. In this guide we'll show you what to look for when purchasing your new drill and how to buy a machine that will last for years to come.
How to build a log cabin?

How to build a log cabin?

Having your own log cabin (a mobile house) in the wood or near the lake to live in during a vacation could be very cozy, especially during the summer vacation. Building one does not have to be very expensive. If you have done your study, the outcome could be very appealing.
What to consider when buying handcarts

What to consider when buying handcarts

Handcarts are needed both in domestic and commercial situations to help with carrying loads with comfort and ease. Also called hand trucks or dolly carts, handcarts may be designed to serve a range of uses or for a specific purpose. Read more for tips to consider when buying handcarts to ensure you find one which suits your requirements.