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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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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 »

Moving a sectional garage rating: 5

Hi I've got a concrete sectional garage only it dominates the back garden and I want to take it down, reduce it in length and width by removing panels and then re-erect it in a different place. Befo... Read more »

Keeping brass shiny? rating: 5

After polishing brass on the outside door can I paint it with something to stop it from tarnishing again ? Some one told me to use clear nail varnish, any thoughts. Read more »

Electric Oven Outlet Box? rating: 5

Hello all, I need to connect a new electric oven to an electrical outlet. I already have the 45A cooker control switch, but this usually feeds the load (oven) below the kitchen worktop. At the momen... Read more »

Challenge (Argos own brand) brushes for angle grinder rating: 5

Bought Argos Challenge angle grinder (cat no. 711/0591, 9 Angle Grinder (NOT Extreme). After two short bursts of light use, installed brushed gave up. Replaced with spare set included, also gave up... Read more »

Cracked concrete window sill rating: 5

Hi A sizeable part of our outside bathroom windows sill has fallen off exposing the steel reinforcement within. I have no experience at all of working with concrete. Is it possible to repair a conc... Read more »

Understanding ECO Grants rating: 5

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a stupendous initiative by the UK govern ment to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and at the same time help the residents upgrade their gas heating boiler... Read more »

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 »

Sump Pump Water Freezing Outside The House rating: 5

I'm not sure if I'm posting this to the right place but... My sump pump pumps water from my basement to the street in front of my house. When the weather is warm the water flows down the street to t... Read more »

How much to charge ? rating: 5

Im not a builder by trade but have done all my house and know various trades, totally gutted my house, built extensoin etc. Next door neighbour wants thier bathroom re doing, Approx 6ft square, want... 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.