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  1. DavidH1983

    New architrave around windows

    Hi all, I'd like to replace the plastic trim on our bedroom windows with something that has a little more detail, preferably a wooden architrave. Feeling all excited and productive I pulled off some trim to see what we were working with. As expected there is a large void. Rather than fill this...
  2. DavidH1983

    Easiest way to stop a draught

    Hi all, At the rear of our property the external wall has been opened up (H200cm x W125cm). This leads into a poorly constructed lean-to/conservatory. In the summer things are great, it's lovely and warm and the kitchen and the rest of the downstairs benefits from nice warm air. In the...
  3. DavidH1983

    Using gripit fixings on a double plasterboarded wall

    Hi all, I am hanging two floating shelves (some 2x6”) on a bathroom wall. I drilled some holes into the side of the shelf and then ripped 2” off of the width giving me two parts. Into the smaller part I installed some 1/2” dowels and made sure everything fit nicely. The smaller piece is...
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    Beginners woodworking

    Hi, I'm slowly getting into a little bit of woodworking and have completed a couple of projects at home (some ladder shelves and some floating shelves). I've mainly taken guidance from Youtube and here. I have built up a small array of tools and now I'd quite like to start using them...
  5. DavidH1983

    Another "my boiler is losing pressure" post

    Evening, Since having a new boiler, a Vaillant Eco 825 installed at the end of Feb I have occasionally had to top up the water due to low pressure (F22 error). I was doing this around once a month. Last week I did it twice and now this week I've had to do it every morning before being able...
  6. DavidH1983

    Bathroom shelves

    After lots of searching online for bathroom shelves we couldnt find any that were suitable and so I decided to make these: Our main problem was the space we had available for the shelves which is quite narrow. I purchased some timber and got to work. The shelf you can see at the...
  7. DavidH1983

    Hanging a not so heavy mirror on a plasterboard wall

    Evening, I'm looking to hang a mirror onto our bathroom wall. The wall is constructed of timbers, plasterboard and plaster. Whilst I'll try to find a timber I think the mirror is light enough to go onto the plasterboard if necessary. The mirror is to be hung by its rope but I'd like to...
  8. DavidH1983

    Floating shelves

    Hi, We'd like some floating shelves installed either side of the chimney stack in our bedroom. Measurements are slightly different each side but are around 960mm wide and 330mm deep. 330 will sit them back into the recesses slightly. In total we would like 10 shelves. 5 each side. We...
  9. DavidH1983

    New boiler install and move - things to consider

    Hi all, I am in the middle of gathering quotes for the supply and install of a new combi boiler. Currently the boiler is situated in the second bedroom and makes plenty of noise. It is around 8-10 years old and probably hasn't been serviced (based on the condition of the rest of the house)...
  10. DavidH1983

    Vinyl flooring advice

    Hi all, We've just had some vinyl laid in our new bathroom. The suite isn't in yet so there are just the pipes coming up through the floor and our shower tray installed. Where the vinyl has been laid over the bath waste pipe there is a cut outwards towards the edge of the floor. Is this...
  11. DavidH1983

    Hardwood flooring question

    Hi, Over the past few days I've been working on laying some bamboo flooring in our bedroom. By the time I've been getting home there hasn't been much daylight and so progress has been slow. The room is 2/3 complete and yesterday I decided to have a walk on the floor. There is an area of...
  12. DavidH1983

    Best way to cut porcelain mosaic tiles

    Hi all, I would like to cut some Victorian style porcelain tiles (100mm x 100mm x 7mm) purchased from Topps tiles. They came on a mesh of 5 x 5 and we'd like to rotate the design 45deg in the hearth. This means cutting a few. Maybe more than a few :) Is the best tool to use a manual tile...
  13. DavidH1983

    Preparing for a plasterer

    Hi all, Firstly please allow me to apologise for the numerous questions. There is a lot going on at the moment and I need as much help as I can get! Our first room is almost prepared for plastering. The majority of the wallpaper has been removed (all three layers of it), the skirting boards...
  14. DavidH1983

    Plywood choices!

    Hi all, I'm about to order some plywood in order to cover the floorboards in my bathroom ready for the installation of vinyl. I have become completely confused with what plywood I should actually be ordering. Hardwood, softwood, structural/non-structural, different thicknesses etc...
  15. DavidH1983

    Have I gone too far?

    I've started to take down the plaster and plasterboard in what will eventually be our new bathroom. I'm glad I did as structurally some of it is shocking. The batons that go into the brick are loose and it's all a bit of a mess. The plan (once the electrician has been) is to put new batons up...
  16. DavidH1983

    Drywall onto uneven plaster

    Hi, We would like to convert one of our rooms into a bathroom. I've had a few tradesmen round to take a look and offer quotes etc. It's all very doable with no unforeseen nasties (as of yet). The stack pipe and water services are all easily routable. Naturally I would like to keep the costs...
  17. DavidH1983

    Opinions on Hitachi C10FCE2 miter saw

    Hi, I was just wondering what people's opinions on this saw were. It is quite reasonably priced and seems to get good reviews. The only drawback I can see from a novice's point of view is the fact it doesn't come with a laser. Is this at all necessary or should I perhaps just learn to use a...
  18. DavidH1983

    Removing adhesive from wood and slate

    Hi all, First time poster so please bear with me. My girlfriend and I have just purchased our first home in South East London. A mid terraced 1900s property with some lovely features. The house is in liveable condition but really needs quite a bit of work to bring it up to standard. One of...
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