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Home Improvement

The home improvement topics here range from tools and materials to codes and regulations and everything in between. Whether you are a novice or an experienced master, come join these discussions and you'll sure learn something new every time you come!
  • Do-It-Yourself Homeowner

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  • Storage heaters

    by cryptogram
    I have a storage heater with four elements. It won't heat up. I see one ele ment is burnt out. However, the elements appear to be wired in parallel - a s I would have expected - which begs the ques... read more
  • UK Do-It-Yourself Forum

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  • Pound shop glue?

    by Mr Pounder Esquire
    Pound shop, Poundland or whatever. They flog 4 tubes of epoxy resin glue for a quid. Two tubes of hardener, two tubes of resin. I've had good results with this stuff, until today. The tubes are k... read more

Home Building

Whether you are building a home or an addition to it, hiring help or doing it yourself, it is imperative to make all the right decisions at the right time. Use these forums as a source of valuable information and advice from the construction industry pros and homeowners alike.
  • Woodworking Forum

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    by OFWW
    On one wall of my kitchen where the new stove sits I had only one temporary base cabinet for some storage, and in the corner on the other side of the stove there was an open area where the hidden s... read more

Home Climate

This category contains discussions about heating, ventilation and air conditioning trade, commonly referred to as HVAC. Although not as open for DIY homeowners as some other building trades, HVAC generates a considerable amount of topics about furnaces, A/C units, installation and maintenance of this equipment both by homeowners themselves and hired professional help.

Other Home Topics

The number of topics related to home ownership is so great, ranging from construction and architecture to lawn care and house chores, that some of the forums simply could not fit into an existing category and so we have collected them here, in "Other Topics"
  • House Cleaning

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  • Rodent Poison Bars

    by AddieHamm
    Does anyone know the name of the rodent poison that looks like a granola bar with seeds and nuts in it? Not One Bite. That stuff seems to make them go crazy with pain and come into the middle of the ... read more

Lawn and Garden

Topics of great interest to homeowners who care for a garden or a lawn
  • Garden Forum

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  • composting bins

    by Direct Compost
    We provide the best composter to our customers for home composting,organic composting and teach them how to compost with composting videos. -- Direct Compost read more »
  • Backyard Gardeners

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  • Brown patch in lawn?

    by Mike Lawton
    Hi, I've just returned from 2 weeks holiday and discovered a big brown patch in my lawn. I'd say it is about 2 foot square. It's been raining a lot in the UK recently and the soil below the grass ... read more »

Home Owner's Library

We have collected a number of books and documents about home construction, design as well as its upkeep and improvement. Our library grows continuously so please make sure to check back here often. We will be linking the new books and documents as soon as they are available in electronic format.
our latest books and documents:

A Treatise on Architecture and Building Construction Vol. III.

Common Sense Stair Building and Handrailing

Manual Training Course in Concrete