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Cutting Holes in Plasterboard

Cutting Holes in Plasterboard

One of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of fixing plasterboard is cutting holes for electrical outlets and light fittings. Here's how to cut perfect holes, first time.

How to Install a Towel Rail

How to Install a Towel Rail

Towel rails should be positioned for easy access from the shower, bathtub or vanity, but not where they can get wet from splashing. The ideal height is 1200 to 1700mm, depending on the ceiling and any obstructions.

How to Install Deck Steps

How to Install Deck Steps

Install deck steps to solve a height difference

Building Steps Into a Slope

Building Steps Into a Slope

Roughly shape the slope before you start building the steps. If it is steep, remove some of the soil. On an irregular slope, build up where necessary with additional soil

Build a Retaining Wall using Concrete Blocks

Build a Retaining Wall using Concrete Blocks

Masonry retaining walls are built with a reinforced concrete base as an anchor and a wall of hollow concrete blocks reinforced with 12mm steel bars.

Build Timber Covers for Wheelie Bins

Build Timber Covers for Wheelie Bins

Keep wheelie bins accessible but tucked away with a timber cover.

How to stain a table

How to stain a table

DIY step-by-step guide on how to stain a table

Ultimate DIY Workbench

Ultimate DIY Workbench

It's a dream with lights, extra powerpoints plus slide-out space and even a dust extraction system

Laying Ceramic Tiles - Planning Layout

Laying Ceramic Tiles - Planning Layout

Tiled floors are durable and easy to clean. They are suitable for a wide range of locations, particularly wet areas, and there is a huge range of colours and patterns available.

Drilling Holes through Tiles

Drilling Holes through Tiles

Many bathroom and kitchen accessories, like soap dishes, must be screwed to the wall – in which case you may have to drill holes through ceramic tiles.

How to Prepare and Paint Weatherboard

How to Prepare and Paint Weatherboard

Update weatherboard, masonry or FC sheeting with good preparation and expert techniques for application.

Fix a Sagging Plasterboard Ceiling

Fix a Sagging Plasterboard Ceiling

A sagging ceiling can generally be renewed with a minimum of trouble simply by fixing timber battens and plasterboard sheets below it.

How to Build a Courtyard Deck

How to Build a Courtyard Deck

Utilise that wasted space in your backyard

How to Fix Faulty Flush Cisterns

How to Fix Faulty Flush Cisterns

Leaking toilet cisterns do waste water, and cistern overflows occur if the inlet valve doesn't shut off when water reaches the correct level.

How to Lay Turf

How to Lay Turf

Artificial turf is a great new alternative

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