Find out how to finish a plasterboarded wall with our step-by-step guide to skimming from British Gypsum
The charm and character that an original staircase can bring to a house is undoubtable, yet over time, subject to the usual wear and tear, they can begin to show their age. We explain how to restore an old staircase sensitively
The Georgian style is one of the most popular design styles for self builders. Classic in appearance, it looks simple to achieve, but it’s also easy to get wrong
Building a stud wall can be a bit fiddly — but, with our guide, should be a job you do not have to rely on the professionals for
Basements create amazing spaces if well designed and executed. We explain how to ensure your new basement is fully waterproofed and fit for purpose
Where there’s money involved, it’s all too easy to get burnt when building or renovating a home. Veteran self-builder David Snell offers his inside tips to dealing with builders
Underneath the carpets in your new (old) house is a great wooden floor just waiting to be restored. The good news is that you can restore it yourself — the bad news is that, to do it properly, you’ll need to do much more than simply hire a sander
Versatile, timeless and durable, there’s more to the humble brick than meets the eye. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right type of brick for your project
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