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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The adhesive used by label manufacturers can be extremely difficult to remove.
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It may be necessary to clean debris from your cavity, especially before you install a damp proof course. Debris in the cavity can cause damp to pass from the outside skin of the property to the inside and it can also cause a cold bridge which attracts con
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Lifting floor boards is often required when doing DIY, here we demonstrate an easy way to lift floor boards so that they can be replaced with the minimum of making good afterwards.
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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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How to remove wall paper using a perforated roller and scraper
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How to quickly remove Moss
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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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How to fit a dry lining back box in a plasterboard wall.
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A hot wire cutter is useful for cutting polystyrene.
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Once a hole has been cut using a core drill or holesaw it is difficult to enlarge the hole, but here I demonstrate an easy way to acheive this.
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If you discover a hole in your roofing felt it can quite easily be repaired from inside using some flashbanding
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Surface drains can easily become blocked with debris, therefore it is a good idea to clear them before they get blocked and cause problems. Often this is simply a case of lifting off the covers and removing the debris.
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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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Here I strip wallpaper using Zinsser DIF and Zinsser's paper tiger, this is the best way I have found to remove wallpaper easily and quickly with the least amount of work.
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Detail sander sheets are currently £7 for 5 at B&Q but for the same price you can buy a 5 metre roll of abrasive paper, which can be cut to the same shape as the detail sander sheet and can be glued to one of the old worn out sheets, then when t