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Architectural and Decorative Mouldings are used as decorative trims or to add final details and finishing touches to walls, ceilings or furniture. There are a large number of different types and shapes of these mouldings, a few of the more common…
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Traditionally a common method of creating internal walls is by making timber stud walls. However, a quicker easier way to do this is to make a metal stud wall, often referred to as stud and track. At its most basic the metal stud wall consists of metal…
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Many DIY and building jobs require the use of cement to make either concrete or mortar. Portland cement, is a fine powder that is made up of mixed lime and clay. Ordinary Portland Cement (sometimes called OPC) is grey in colour, although a more expensive…
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If you are planning on having an opening such as a window or door in a load-bearing wall you will normally need to support that load with a lintel. Due to their strength, flexibility and ease of use these are commonly made of steel. When selecting a…
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Our guide to choosing structural timber for building project.
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When you are looking at different types of insulation the highly technical terms used to describe their performance can soon become very confusing. Hopefully this mini guide can help simplify them. Thermal Conductivity Thermal conductivity measures how…
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Plywood is a sheet material manufactured by gluing together several thin layers of softwood or hardwood veneers. Because the plywood layers are bonded with the grains running against each other the plywood is highly resistant to expanding or shrinking, it…
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What type of plasterboard do I need for my job?
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