General DIY videos
This section contains videos that will help when doing general DIY that does not fit into any other categories. In here you will find videos showing how to remove mould or even how to remove a wall plug with ease.
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Glass can easily be drilled using a spear point glass drill bit, these bits will also drill ceramic tiles! For larger holes you can use a diamond coated holesaw. Whichever drill bit you use to drill the glass you will need some coolant/lubricant, Parrafin
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Decking posts are often installed when building an elevated deck, this video shows how to install the posts and ensure that the posts last as long as possible. Please be aware that some decks require planning permission and some decks require designing by
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Year on year electricity bills increase at a much higher rate than inflation. By installing low energy light bulbs you can make a substantial saving on your energy bills in a quick time. Typically payback is after 12 months, by that time you have paid for
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It's often useful to know how much force is required to move an object; this can easily be accomplished using a spring balance. Once you know the value in KG’s of the item you are trying to move you can easily convert it to Newtons.
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One problem with garage doors is that leaves, rain and snow can blow under the gap in the door, by fitting this floor seal you can prevent this from happening in future.
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Chalk Lines can be purchased for less than £5 and can make marking out much easier, just hook the chalk line over a screw head, pull the line tight and then snap the chalk line down. This will leave a straight chalk line for you to follow.
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Flashband can be used for repairs to leaking roofs and most sound surfaces, some absorbent surfaces may require priming before applying the flashband tape, this will help the tape to stick. Applying heat to the flash band will also help it to stick.
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Plastic gutter unions often leak as the gasket perishes. This video shows how to quickly and easily replace the gasket.
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Gutters can periodically get blocked from leaves etc. This can cause the gutter to overflow which can cause damage to your property. When clearing the cutters it is essential that the correct equipment is used to access the gutter, this will normally invo
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French door’s normally rely on two keyed alike euro cylinders to lock them. Replacing one of the cylinders is easy, but the other one is a bit more difficult as you have to remove the keeper plate and often drill a hole through the internal PVC prof
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How to fit an electrical double back box onto a solid brick wall that has been wallpapered. Fitting a back box is normally done before the wall is papered but if you wanted to add an extra socket in your home and the wall has been papered then this video
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How to clad a bathroom ceiling using PVC cladding.
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squeaky stairs can be very annoying, if you can get access to the back of the stairs it is possible to fix the stairs to prevent them from squeaking.
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A solid floor can often be un-level, but before a floor covering is applied (especially tiles) it is often necessary to level the floor. Here we level a very uneven concrete floor using floor levelling compound, which is mixed with cold, clean water. It's
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Here we tank a concrete floor that has no physical damp proof course. Tanking the floor is a great solution that is cheap and will prevent any dampness from rising up through the floor. In this example KA tanking slurry was used which costs about £2
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Gutters can eventually leak, perhaps because the joint has separated slightly, in this video we clean the gutter out and then apply plumbers gold which is a sealant that can be used in wet conditions. This seals the joint in the gutter and stops the leak.