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Build an A-frame Chicken Coop

Build an A-frame Chicken Coop

Keep chickens safe and comfy with a well-made coop.

How to Grow Broccoli

How to Grow Broccoli

Find tips for planting and growing Broccoli, and learn the health benefits of Broccoli

How to Restore Rotted Timber

How to Restore Rotted Timber

When old timber becomes worn or rots away, reach for the epoxy wood filler.

Cutting Holes in Plasterboard

Cutting Holes in Plasterboard

One of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of fixing plasterboard is cutting holes for electrical outlets and light fittings. Here's how to cut perfect holes, first time.

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Laying Ceramic Tiles - Planning Layout

Laying Ceramic Tiles - Planning Layout

Tiled floors are durable and easy to clean. They are suitable for a wide range of locations, particularly wet areas, and there is a huge range of colours and patterns available.

Ultimate DIY Workbench

Ultimate DIY Workbench

It's a dream with lights, extra powerpoints plus slide-out space and even a dust extraction system

How to Prepare and Paint Weatherboard

How to Prepare and Paint Weatherboard

Update weatherboard, masonry or FC sheeting with good preparation and expert techniques for application.

Drilling Holes through Tiles

Drilling Holes through Tiles

Many bathroom and kitchen accessories, like soap dishes, must be screwed to the wall – in which case you may have to drill holes through ceramic tiles.

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How to Block out the Neighbours

How to Block out the Neighbours

Blocks are getting smaller while house sizes are getting bigger, so we're living closer to our neighbours than ever. At the same time, we aren't willing to give up our outdoor areas or our privacy.

Fix a Sagging Plasterboard Ceiling

Fix a Sagging Plasterboard Ceiling

A sagging ceiling can generally be renewed with a minimum of trouble simply by fixing timber battens and plasterboard sheets below it.

Types of Bricks

Types of Bricks

We explain the differences between extruded, pressed and special finish bricks.

Types of Building Materials

Types of Building Materials

Advantages and disavdvantages of various Types of Building Materials, plus earth-wise tips!

How to Grow Lavender

How to Grow Lavender

Find all the gardening tips and advice you need to grow lavender.

How to Grow Mulberries

How to Grow Mulberries

Mulberry trees mature into very large specimens so are not suitable for a small garden. But if you do have the space, the mulberry is well worth considering. It has a graceful, elegant habit and attractive foliage, and it produces abundant delicious fruit, with which you can make excellent jams and wines.

How to Install a Towel Rail

How to Install a Towel Rail

Towel rails should be positioned for easy access from the shower, bathtub or vanity, but not where they can get wet from splashing. The ideal height is 1200 to 1700mm, depending on the ceiling and any obstructions.

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