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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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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Removing moss from a roof can seem like a difficult task, some people reach for the pressure washer but often you can clean the roof simply using a stiff brush. Once the moss is removed from the roof the tiles are then brushed again before the roof is sprFeatured
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how to free rusted parts using spray penetrant. Often this is all that is required to free rusted parts.
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How to cut plasterboard/drywall, using the score and snap technique
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A spirit level is very useful when doing a wide variety of DIY projects from wallpapering to installing decking. This video shows how to use a spirit level in normal use and also how to use a level to calculate a fall when installing decking.
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How to use holesaws to cut out large holes from wood, plastic or metal.
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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 remove rust stains from stone. You can use oxalic acid or Nettrol to remove the rust stain.
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How to refurbish brass door furniture, this can save you a lot of money as it is much cheaper than replacement
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Damaged patches of Tarmac can easily be repaired inexpensively using a suitable cold lay repair compound.
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The Gutter Hedgehog is a fast and easy way of prevent gutters from being blocked by leaves/debris etc.
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Children just love to press buttons, especially if the button is illuminated. This simple trick shows how to use a small piece of acrylic with a 6mm hole drilled through it to protect the switch from little fingers. The appliance can still be switched on
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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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Euro cylinders are normally pretty easy to change, this video shows how
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This video shows how to cut webbing, more importantly it shows how to seal the webbing using a lighter to seal the cut edge to prevent it from fraying.
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Cracks can often appear in plastered or drywall walls due to settlement or slight movement. In most cases the cracks are nothing to worry about and are only cosmetic. These cracks in the plaster or cracks in the drywall can easily be fixed using a suitabl