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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This video shows how to easily remove a wall plug that is no longer required and also how to fill the hole in an external wall to prevent frost damage
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This video shows how to remove rust stains from stone. You can use oxalic acid or Nettrol to remove the rust stain.
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A bathroom door indicator bolt is useful as it shows when the bathroom is occupied, it also enables the door to be opened from outside in an emergency. This video shows how to install a bathroom door indicator bolt.
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A loose paving step can be a real danger, here we re-fix a loose paving step using a mortar mix of 5 sand to 1 cement by volume
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This video shows how to cut plate glass using a standard glass cutter. You can cut straight or curved lines using a cutter like this, the important thing Is to lubricate the cutting wheel using some oil.
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Garden burner bins (incinerator bins) are a great way to burn branches/clean wood in the garden. These incinerators can get to high temperatures and will easily burn most burnable household items although they should only be used for clean wood, paper and
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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