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How to Drill into Tile to Avoid Cracking

How to Drill into Tile to Avoid Cracking

Brief  Looking for advice for drilling into tiles in your bathroom or kitchen? Try these tips from our DIY expert to avoid cracks and ensure your drill is up to the job.   Insight Drilling into tiles is relatively easy when you use the right tools, but it has the...

How to Insulating a Loft Hatch

How to Insulating a Loft Hatch

Brief  Insulating a loft hatch is a simple, cost-effective DIY task which could help prevent heat loss, draughts and condensation. Here's what you need to know first.   Insight heat loss in your home. And, if you are insulating your loft, it makes sense to...

How to Clean Paint Brushes and Keep Them in Good Condition

How to Clean Paint Brushes and Keep Them in Good Condition

Brief  A good paint brush isn’t cheap, so learning how to clean paint brushes and maintain them for future DIY projects is a job that needs to be taken seriously.   Insight A good paint brush isn’t cheap, so learning how to clean paint brushes and maintain them...

How to Transition From Rainscreen Cladding to Brick

How to Transition From Rainscreen Cladding to Brick

Brief  Emma Walshaw is the founder of First In Architecture and The Detail Library, and has written a number of books aiming to facilitate a better understanding of construction and detailing. Contributions by Aida Rodriguez-Vega, architect and researcher at the...

How to Reduce Your Project’s Waste

How to Reduce Your Project’s Waste

Brief  By recycling building materials, you can reduce the waste that occurs during a build and make sure your extension, self build or renovation is as green as possible.   Insight Waste inevitably occurs during a build, but by recycling building materials, you...

How to Insolate Concrete-free Slabs

How to Insolate Concrete-free Slabs

Brief  A plywood slab-on-grade requires a similar foundation construction to the ones used when building a traditional concrete slab-on-grade home.   Insight There are several benefits to building a concrete-free, slab-on-grade home, including a reduction in...

How to Design the Perfect Single Storey Bungalow

How to Design the Perfect Single Storey Bungalow

Brief  From the best bungalow design layouts to how to make the most of views, our guide reveals the secrets of creating the perfect single storey home. Here, we explain what your top bungalow design considerations should be and offer the best solutions when it comes...

How to Solve Common Issues of Retaining Wall

How to Solve Common Issues of Retaining Wall

Brief  These are the common retaining wall problems and solutions you should know about before starting your build. if you've decided to go for this approach for your garden wall ideas, the information below will definitely come in handy.   Insight t's well worth...

How to Apply an Epoxy Coating to a Garage Floor

How to Apply an Epoxy Coating to a Garage Floor

Brief  The standard for a tough, good-looking surface on the garage floor is garage floor epoxy. Although it is common to hear people refer to “epoxy paint,” in reality, epoxy and paint are different products with different chemical compositions. This a guide to apply...

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