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granny flat heating and hot water

January 28, 2017, 3:16 pm

hi im after some advice, im building a granny flat for my elderly mother at the bottom of my garden, it will only have an electric supply (no gas). its a 35 square meter single storey building, bedro... Read more »


January 17, 2017, 8:25 pm

Their was a buzzing sound than my clock went out on my stove,so I unplugged it and plugged it back in and when I did I heard a buzz again and the lights came on again at the clock. Everything else wo... Read more »

Wooden paneling.

January 13, 2017, 4:11 pm

Hello all, recently I have decided to do anot aged wood panelling on my kitchen island like the picture that I have attached. They have premade tiles of this stuff that you can put together yourself ... Read more »

Watery spray paint

January 13, 2017, 7:18 am

I have a can of red glitter spray paint that when I go and spray it It's red, glittery, and watery. I tried to u clog it because my boyfriend said that's why with water then a needle. Neither worked.... Read more »

Power Tools for the Home

January 10, 2017, 3:54 pm

I'm going to be doing some work around our new home, and thought it best to invest in some proper tools. I was looking at power drills, and I really think I'll ned one with the support handle like th... Read more »

Floor tile

January 5, 2017, 9:30 pm

Should the cabinet go in before the tile Read more »

Thermostat display not working

December 31, 2016, 2:04 pm

There is no display on the thermostat I have replaced the batteries and also tried the reset function. When I reset the display comes up briefly then disappears again. Read more »

Laminate flooring

December 22, 2016, 6:25 pm

My husband and I will be installing laminate flooring in our bedroom soon. I would like everyone's opinion about where to begin installing the laminate wood flooring. Should we start in the close... Read more »

Need advice getting started

November 28, 2016, 2:45 pm

My family just closed on a home. This is the first home we have ever owned. This is an older home and much larger than any home i have ever lived in. Now that we are sleeping here, it seems like ther... Read more »

Replacing kitchen worktops

October 22, 2016, 1:11 pm

Our kitchen worktops must be quite old as they were in the flat when we moved in 15 years ago. As we need to replace our sink, built in oven and hob it seems a good time to put in better ones. T... Read more »

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How do I fix wall cabinets to thermalite blocks? rating: 5

Hello! I am in the process of moving our kitchen to an extension, built about twenty years ago, and I have discovered the interior walls are built with thermalite blocks. It is wonderful to drill ... Read more »

Soil pipes and rats rating: 5

Hi Slightly off topic but is there any truth in the rumour that rats can enter a house through a toilet.? Long story but I have an open soil pipe in my conservatory and have found rat droppings. Fi... Read more »

Base/Floor for metal garden shed? rating: 5

Hi, Got a metal garden shed, 8' x 6', it's going in a space which is mostly patio-slabbed, I'll lay more to level it all off. What would you recommend to use as a floor for the shed? Will the slabs... Read more »

lead gas pipe rating: 5

Hi during our bathroom conversion we came across what could be a problem. the gas pipe to the kitchen runs under the bathroom floor and thru the wall then across the ceiling of the kitchen which is ... Read more »

Water Leak Has Stained Ceiling rating: 5

Hi, we had a leaking tank, just small dripping over a few weeks, but the plasterboard ceiling has become yellowed now on the underside. The ceiling of the room below the leak is painted. We have at... Read more »

Painting a wallpaper stripped wall rating: 5

Hello We've just stripped a layer of wallpaper off in order to paint the walls but found that removing the wallpaper has also removed some of the underlying paint, down to the plaster. I'd say a... Read more »

old consumer unit / fusebox rating: 5

Hi I've just moved house - so decided to fit a shower - when I look at the consumer unit its an old tin box thing with BI Callender stamped on it. obviously in time it looks as though the unit needs ... Read more »

Recommendation of household help rating: 5

Hello everyone, I have been investigating several home service companies. Can anyone tell me if they subscribe to one of the following or has tried them before? Is it a good experience? Thanks in adv... Read more »

Oscillating tools - anyone taken the plunge? rating: 5

I was doing a really awkward central heating pipe cut the other day with a combination of Dremel, hacksaw, and skinned knuckles. Whilst the Dremel is great for some things, it has very little cutti... Read more »

What order to paper/paint a room rating: 5

Hi, Question for you all...I'm decorating a room and need to do the following 1) paint ceiling 2) put lining paper on walls 3) paint walls Is is best to line walls then paint ceiling then walls, OR ... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.