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  1. August 31, 2021

    A guide to Door Furniture

    There is some basic ironmongery that adorns a door, making it functional. But the choices of ‘door furniture’ can seem endless, with many variants of handles, hinges, catches, closers and more. Here’s a basic guide to door furniture.

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  2. August 23, 2021

    Curtain fittings

    Any interior designer will tell you, there’s a huge variety of curtain fittings available on the market, each offering a different solution to your soft furnishing requirements. Whilst we can’t help you pick the right curtain fabrics or styles, we can certainly provide some guidance on fixings. We have over 180 different hooks, rings, brackets, tracks, rods and more for all your curtain fit

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  3. August 17, 2021

    Greenhouse maintenance

    When the summer growing season ends and harvesting is nearly all done, it’s time to turn your attention to your greenhouse to prepare it for the winter. September is a great time to carry this maintenance out whilst the weather is still pleasant enough to work outside and you have time to fix any bigger problems you may find.

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  4. August 17, 2021

    Using drywall foams

    Drywall foam is used to fill and seal awkward gaps, hollows, and cavities. It shoots liquid foam deep into cavities, creating a long-lasting seal, which insulates against heat, sound, and moisture. Here's a step-by-step guide on using drywall foam.

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  5. July 27, 2021

    A guide to adhesives and sealants

    Many projects require some kind of adhesive or sealant, and it is important to use one most appropriate for any particular task. Many types are available, some can even act as both an adhesive and sealant. Here’s a guide to common adhesives and sealants.

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  6. July 22, 2021

    A guide to chisels

    A set of decent chisels is likely to become any woodworker’s best friends. They need to be sharp and sturdy, and having a range of sizes and styles will ensure you’re using the correct tool for the job.

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  7. June 21, 2021

    Which Nail to use for your DIY project?

    There are a huge amount of nail types, so it’s understandably difficult to always know which one is right for each job. We’ve created a guide to understanding which hammer-driven nail to use for which project.

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  8. June 21, 2021

    Which type of Screw to use for which job?

    There are so many options of screw to choose from that often it can be difficult to decide which screw to use for a job. You need to consider screw-head design, screw-thread design, the material of the screw for the subject, and specially designed screws.

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  9. May 26, 2021

    How to hang wallpaper

    Wallpaper can really transform the look and feel of a room. To make the finish look great, you’ll need to do some basic wall preparation and then you can get on with the exciting (and frustrating!) part, hanging the paper… Here’s a guide, with advice on all the tools you’ll need.

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  10. April 22, 2021

    Wood preservation tips

    There are a number of different woodcare products on the market, and all have a slightly different purpose and result. When choosing how to preserve your wood products, you need to consider the current condition of the wood, where it will live, and what you’re trying to achieve. Here’s a guide to wood preservation.

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