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Essential Build Planning

Ted Stevens discusses if you fail to prepare... then you should prepare to fail Almost every day I get someone enthusiastic about building their own...Read More
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Coastal Living

Filled with natural materials and nautical touches, Max and Kate Lyons' wooden beach-house retreat has brought a breath of fresh air to a UK...Read More
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Dural Flooring

THE PERFECT FINISH We take a look at the fantastic Performance Movement Joint Profiles from Dural UK Ltd. Flooring Accessories specialist, Dural UK...Read More
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How to Plasterboard A Stud Wall -...

So you have your materials, now to use them! First, mark out with your tape measure, level and pencil where the location of your stud wall is to be...Read More
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How to Tape and Joint a...

Cover all your joints with either jointing tape or scrim. Depending on how your wall is, you may need corner jointing tape as well. Follow the...Read More
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How To Mix Up Plaster - Tommy's...

Ensure all the joints of your plasterboards and screw holes are covered nicely with the scrim tape. As a rule, try to make sure you don’t overlap the...Read More
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How To Grout Tiles - Tommy's Trade...

Put some water in your mixing bucket. Add the grout a bit at a time and mix until you get a nice creamy consistency. Leave for 5 minutes before...Read More
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A guide to leather couch...

This shows you a guide to leather couch cleaning  Read More
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How To Get Rid Of The Smell Of...

The challenges of a major party clean up. In this video we give you top tips on how to get rid of stale smoke.  Read More
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How To Tile A Floor

Tiling a floor or decorating a bathroom is a complicated job, but if you follow this simple guide, you can do a job even a professional would be proud...Read More
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Challenging new-build

Don't be fooled by this fortress-like exterior: the walls conceal a light and spacious family home, designed by architect Alan Jones, which exudes...Read More
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National Custom & Self Build...

Ted Stevens discusses the second National Custom and Selfbuild Week   Seven million people are currently researching and planning how to go about a...Read More
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Where to Find a Building Plot

A plot is anything and anywhere – it’s just knowing where, and how, to look A plot isn’t just a piece of open, grassy land surrounded by a neat fence –...Read More
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Assessing the Plot

Thorough assessment of a plot takes a lot of time and effort, but will determine the failure or success of your project Plots can have a powerfully...Read More
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Plots Without Planning Consent

As a general rule there’s no use buying a plot of land without planning permission, but there are always exceptions... Planning permission...Read More
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PLOT SEARCH

PlotSearch, in association with theselfbuilder.com, is the UK’s premier online plot and property finding resource PlotSearch is the single biggest...Read More
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Metrotile Product Profile - The...

Metrotile Lightweight Roofing has started 2014 with an exciting new content-rich website at www.metrotile.co.uk. In addition, Metrotile roofing has...Read More
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KEEP PROPERTY WATERTIGHT WITH...

Flexseal, the UK's leading coupling manufacturer, is now distributing the Floodbreaker range of flood defence products which offers comprehensive...Read More

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