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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.

How to Grow Brussel Sprouts

How to Grow Brussel Sprouts

This hardy vegetable is rich in vitamin C and will provide a crop during autumn and winter if early and late varieties are planted.

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

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How to Grow Capsicums and Chillies

How to Grow Capsicums and Chillies

Peppers have been part of the cooking of the Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa and Asia for so long that many believe the plants are native to those areas

How to Grow Cherries

How to Grow Cherries

Many sweet cherry trees require a great deal of space, so unless you have a large garden, look for a cherry tree grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock.

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.

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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 Block out the Neighbours

How to Block out the Neighbours

Blocks are getting smaller while house sizes are getting bigger, so we're living closer to our neighbours than ever. At the same time, we aren't willing to give up our outdoor areas or our privacy.

Types of Bricks

Types of Bricks

We explain the differences between extruded, pressed and special finish bricks.

Types of Building Materials

Types of Building Materials

Advantages and disavdvantages of various Types of Building Materials, plus earth-wise tips!

How to Grow Lavender

How to Grow Lavender

Find all the gardening tips and advice you need to grow lavender.

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