Building

Creating a chemical damp proof course Damp patches When a damp patch appears, most people do one of two things. They either ignore it or panic. Neither approach is the right one. Damp should not be ignored, but it is not usually the disaster that it may first appear to

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Hobbies

Most people have a video camera of some sort these days, whether it is a dedicated video device, a setting in a camera or a feature of a mobile phone or tablet. In all cases most of us had wished we could make our movies look smoother.

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Electrical

How to wire a cable to a plug There are either two or three wires in cables which need to be attached to a standard British electrical plug.

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Cleaning

Rule one is act quickly. As soon as a stain appears on polished wooden furniture (usually a ring from the bottom of a glass or cup) buff it with a clean dry cloth untill the water stain has gone. A paste of baking soda and water was a technique used by

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Painting & Decorating

First clean the table thoroughly. Modern Varnishes are quite excellent and come in a variety of tints and finishes. Choose matt, semi-gloss or full gloss depending on the look you want to achieve.

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Cleaning

Here are some simple tips that can save you many hundreds of pounds in replacing rusty tools. Tools get rusty because when left in damp conditions, oxygen in the water comes into long-term contact with the metals in the tools and oxidation occurs. Salt water is even worse for tools because there

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flooring
Building

Laminate flooring is very popular because it is hard wearing, easy to lay (more on that later) and looks good. I just finished laying a laminate floor running from the kitchen (concrete base) to the dining room (floorboards) and I am very pleased with the result. If you take things slowly

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Building

Creating a level floor is an important part of getting a home refurb job finished.If you are laying laminate flooring then you need to start with a flat base. Flat really means flat, and dips and bumps of just a few milimetres can really cause problems later on.

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Building

instructions to pour a slab of concrete  for large DIY projects requiring concrete often forget to tell you how to mix and pour a slab of the stuff. Well, here are the basics made simple:

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Cleaning

Get Upholstery Clean. Here’s how to remove stains from upholstered furniture and how to remove greasy stains such as accumulated sweat on the arms of a sofa.

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