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A swing set question
I'm building an all-cedar "swing fort" from blueprints I purchased online. I'll try my best to briefly describe it before asking my question. …
I have 3 questions about a staircase installation which I hope you can answer so that I can organise which order I need to have work completed in my …
Is this a reasonable price?
Is this a reasonable price to tear down two walls and a ceiling in a bedroom?
I recently had a complete roof job on my house. It was installed …
Framing a door opening
I'm framing a door opening, what size do I need to make it?
How much wider should you make the door opening in a wall depending on the size of the door. …
T&G 2x6 removal and replacement
I have a single dry rotten T&G 2x6 in an exposed ceiling that I need to replace.
Ideally, I want to remove and replace it with minimal damage to …
How to stop floorboards creaking?
I need to know how to stop floorboards creaking !
We have an old house with pine strip floorboards. Every time anyone walks along the landing …
Trying to fit a hand-rail
I am trying to fit a hand-rail to a newel post in my house. When measuring for the height, do I come up 900mm from the first step to the …
Nail or screw concrete wall
Hello, great website!
There is some information I need that I can't find on your site though.
What kind of nail/screw do you recommend I use for …
Even up decking boards
How do we even up decking boards edges after they've all been screwed down?
We've just installed some nice new decking in our back garden and …
Miter a countertop
How do you cut a 221/2° miter in a 2ft (600mm) countertop?
Hello, hope you can help.
Two of us have volunteered to build the bar in the new firehouse. …
When Laying Wood Floors, Which Way Up do the Boards go?
When putting down wood floors, step, or decking, should you lay the crown face up or down?
To prevent cupping I was told to put the crown facing down. …
Stair return barrier - building regs
I have a staircase that turns at the bottom with fan steps. The main staircase steps leading down to the fan return used to face a wall but this wall has …
Skirting boards on different floor levels
Any tips on fitting skirting boards on different floor levels ?
I am looking to have oak skirting boards and solid flooring fitted in my hallway, …
Building a Linen closet?
I want to start building a linen closet for storage in the corner of a room.
I'm just going to add the front door framing and one side wall, utilizing …
In roofing terms, what is a collar beam and where does it go?
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Oak Veneer Finish Door Frames
I am installing some Oak veneer finish door frames , that I will be hanging some oak veneer doors into.
I'm just wondering what ways I could …
Condensation control in newly built loft conversion
I have my new floor down and I am now cutting the insulation between the sloping ceiling joists (rafters) and have found my existing felt is saturated. …
How level does my floor need to be?
How level does a floor need to be before laying new engineered boards over it?
I'm about to start laying a wood engineered floor over my existing …
Best trap door hinges
I have a trap door in my basement floor at home to get into the crawl space.
Right now there are no hinges on the door, it's more like a "loose …
Is sound proofing required between adjoining houses for loft conversions?
I've seen no mention of it on any website i've visited.
My house has …
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