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 Post subject: In built wardrobe project tips please
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:22 am 
Hello there

I was wondering if anyone could give me their opinion.
I want to build my wardrobe for the attic room I just converted. I have drawn the plan to scale and done the measurements but I am not very sure what is the best way to start.

I am a complete beginner. I have been reading, researching, watching videos and I have a couple of ideas as to how ...

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 Post subject: What sort of nails are used on pallets?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:11 pm 
We have been given an old shed for our allotment plot.
I struggled to fix it together as we have no battery operated power tools, don't know anyone with them and can't afford to hire.. I resorted to using nails and
a hammer to fix the sides to the floor and together. As it has a pent roof, I tried nailing the old ply sheeting to the sides but it was before a storm and ...

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 Post subject: Fitting new stair case material spec and advice please!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:49 pm 
Hi Folks,

I am currently specifying up stairs to be put in up to our loft.

They include a 4 turn winder which I know isn't ideal but it is the only way we can make the stairs total going work to clear the correct headroom once on the landing.

Our architect has put in his drawings that the large center null post be attached below downstairs floor level to a floor joist, I don't ...

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 Post subject: Fitting a Wooden Gate at an Angle to Concrete Walls
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:52 pm 
Hopefully the picture helps you to figure this one out. The boundary wall that separates our garden from next door stops at around the tree and leaves a large gap. I would like to stop my little ones running into next door’s garden constantly and would like a wooden gate across this area.

Problem is, the gap is at an angle between the concrete kitchen wall on the left, and the garden wall behind the ...

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 Post subject: Snapped Head
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:46 pm 
Afternoon people, just changing door hinges and I have snapped a screw in oak door lining. Literally I am unable to get it out as it has snapped below the wood level. Photo attached. What can I do to extract the screw?



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 Post subject: First Time Building A Decking Any Tips?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:37 am 
Hi All
I am planning on building a decking (approx 3x4M) in the back yard accessed from patio doors. Currently I have an ad hoc step to get down into the garden(no steps there when I bought the house) so plan to step down onto the patio. I was thinking I could build it over what is already there (flags,grass) I will add a picture of the area(currently too big to load)

I have not ...

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 Post subject: Bracing internal stairway for large refrigerator move
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:40 am 
Hi there,

I'm new here, so hoping someone can offer an opinion and advice.

Old fridge died recently, so I've got a new one to replace it. I'm in a multi-level apartment, starting from the 6th floor to 8th (rooftop). The kitchen and fridge are on the 7th floor, accessed via an internal staircase.

The challenge
Measurement wise, the new fridge fits up the stairway. However, the bottom portion of the stairs are too ...

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 Post subject: Any finishing forman on here
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:48 pm 
Are there any finishing foreman on here, if so what paperwork do you need to be one? Thanks

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 Post subject: Squeaky flooring
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:35 pm 
A friend lives in a downstairs flat and the upstairs flooring was very noisy. I know that the floor/ceiling is made of concrete beams with standard chipboard flooring laid on relatively this laths of wood. A carpenter/builder has recently cured the squeaking because (as the story was related to me) the laths had "popped out of their holes at the fixings against the walls." Once these were replaced and, I assume, secured, the floor is ...

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 Post subject: Kitchen Cabinet Near Disaster - how to re-install
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:46 pm 
I own a Glasgow tenement flat, built around 1900, exterior walls light sandstone. I recently noticed one of the corners of a kitchen cabinet had loosened itself from the wall so I took everything down to inspect what was holding it. (It is an Ikea Varde glass-door cabinet, like this one:

I soon realised that the previous hack "joiners" had installed the unit directly into plasterboard, and when that evidently began to fail, drilled ...

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