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    LED strip lighting in kitchen

    I'm busy ripping out my kitchen prior to fitting a new one. I'd like LED strip lighting in various places (under and above the cabinets), but can't decide how best to hook them up, so interested in hearing how other people are doing it. A lot of LED strip lighting kits come with a wallwart and...
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    Suggestion for paint for kitchen cupboards

    A few weeks ago I picked up some Dulux Trade Satinwood water-based by mistake (I usually go for oil-based), and was really happy with the results - first time I've used water-based. I now have some kitchen cabinets to paint (doors and shelves) and can't decide on the best paint to use. I...
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    Grouting clay tiles, 8mm joints

    I've just finished putting down some clay tiles on my front step ... now I need to grout them. The joint between the tiles is around 8mm (I know that's quite wide, but they are 150mm tiles, so it doesn't look out of place, and an 8mm gap ensured the tiles fitted the existing step nicely, without...
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    Kitchen cabinet doors

    I'm thinking about replacing my kitchen, and naturally I want to do most of it myself. At the moment I'm thinking about cabinet doors. I've been browsing for pre-made doors, and all are MDF with a washable vinyl coating. Thinking 10 years down the line (or realistically more like 5), when the...
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    Railing on curved brick wall

    In the summer I'm planning on building a dwarf garden wall with railing on the top. A secton of the wall needs to be curved and I'm wondering what my options are please. Looking at other peoples walls, the degree of curving isn't so bad that i'll need radial bricks, but I can't decide what to...
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    Shed - condensation on perspex roof

    The last couple of months I've been having great fun building a shed/greenhouse/summerhouse in my graden. Concrete base, timber structure, windows, 2mm perspex roof at an angle of around 10 degrees. Trouble is, the inside of the roof is constantly coated in condensation, to the point where...
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    dwarf garden wall: damp and engineering bricks

    I'm planning to build a small boundary wall in my garden next spring. Probably around 5 or 6 courses of bricks high, 2 skins. Often one of the first things to go in garden walls is often the bottom couple of layers of brick - they blow, presumably from damp and freeze/thaw. Someone suggested...
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