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Other areas

Other areas

You’ll find plenty of other jobs in and around the home that don’t fit into any specific category – insulating a house or garage, or installing a false ceiling, to name just a couple of examples. Jobs like these and many more are no problem, thanks to our handy step-by-step instructions. You can do it all just by following the instructions and using the right tools!

Just click on one of our step-by-step instructions or DIY tips and you’ll be able to get started right away!

How to fit a false ceiling

How to fit a false ceiling

A false ceiling has a number of advantages. You can make a room or hall more attractive, or you can use it to hide roofing beams or an unfinished ceiling.

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How to paint inside walls

How to paint inside walls

There are a lot of things to remember when you’re painting inside walls. You’ll find handy step-by-step instructions here for how you can paint your inside walls.

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How to make a window sill

How to make a window sill

You don’t have to hire someone else to make a new window sill. It’s easy to do it yourself. Read all you need to know here about fitting a new window sill.

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How to make a cat scratching post

How to make a cat scratching post

Making your own cat scratching post can help save your furniture. Scratching posts are quite expensive to buy, but easy to make.

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How to fit a curtain rail

How to fit a curtain rail

The most common way to hang curtains is by using a metal or aluminium rail fixed to the wall or ceiling with brackets, do it yourself via DIY 4 beginners.

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How to insulate pipes

How to insulate pipes

Insulation is good for the environment and it will save you money. Pipes are the weakest link in a heating system, insulating them makes savings.

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How to make a wooden Christmas tree

How to make a wooden Christmas tree

Learn how to build a wooden Christmas tree with our simple step-by-step instructions. DIY Christmas tree: easy and fun to do.

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How to paint doors and window frames (indoor)

How to paint doors and window frames (indoor)

There are a lot of things to remember when you’re painting door and window frames. You’ll find handy step-by-step instructions here for the best way to do the job.

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How to make a radiator housing

How to make a radiator housing

You can make your interior more attractive with a radiator housing. It’s easy to make a housing yourself, with these step-by-step instructions and handy tips.

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How to mount plasterboard panels

How to mount plasterboard panels

If you want to renovate your attic and install a dividing wall, then plasterboard is an obvious choice. Plasterboard panels are easy to install.

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How to make a tool board and overview hand tools

How to make a tool board and overview hand tools

You can easily make a tool board. Most tool boards are peg boards with holes or slots into which you can fit different kinds of hooks, eyes and holders.

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How to fit a cat flap

How to fit a cat flap

If you’re a cat lover, you probably need to let your cat in and out all the time. A cat flap is a handy solution which you can fit into a door yourself.

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How to insulate a loft

How to insulate a loft

Hot air rises, so in your house that means it often ends up in the loft. That’s why the loft is the first place you should insulate.

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How to remove wallpaper

How to remove wallpaper

You want to replace the wallpaper in your home. Of course you can get a specialist to do the job, but it’s also easy enough to do it yourself.

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How to fit a roller blind

How to fit a roller blind

You can buy roller blinds in different sizes. It’s easy to cut a blind to the right size thanks to our step-by-step instruction.

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How to lay laminate flooring

How to lay laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is an easy way to give your living room, kitchen or bedroom a new look. You can get started straight away with these instructions and tips.

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Drilling in a cavity wall

Drilling in a cavity wall

To measure the depth of the cavity between the plasterboard and the wall behind it, first drill a small hole. Then push a piece of thick electric wire through the hole until it touches the inner wall. Then you know exactly what extra depth you will have to drill.

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Tapping wooden and laminate flooring into place

Tapping wooden and laminate flooring into place

To prevent damage to the 'tongue', it's a good idea to place a tapping block with a groove between your hammer and the piece of flooring before tapping it into place.

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Drilling in a cavity wall

Drilling in a cavity wall

To measure the depth of the cavity between the plasterboard and the wall behind it, first drill a small hole. Then push a piece of thick electric wire through the hole until it touches the inner wall. Then you know exactly what extra depth you will have to drill.

Tapping wooden and laminate flooring into place

Tapping wooden and laminate flooring into place

To prevent damage to the 'tongue', it's a good idea to place a tapping block with a groove between your hammer and the piece of flooring before tapping it into place.

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