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Oscillating Tools
Oscillating tools are extremely versatile, with countless attachments for a variety of tasks including cutting, sanding and scraping. Also known as multitools, they have dozens of handy uses. Here 5 ways you can use this versatile tool when renova...
French Doors
In this DIY video, we show you how to install French doors to let in the light with glass-panels. Subscribe to Handyman on Youtube The carport at this property was recently converted into a combined guesthouse and artist’s studio. It was enclos...
Clean venetian blinds
Venetian blinds can be notoriously tricky to dust, but using this simple technique, you can get them clean in no time. All you'll need is a pair of tongs, two socks, and rubber bands. Simply slide the socks over each arm of the tongs, then secure...
Picture rail
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to install a picture rail.   A picture rail not only provides another decorative element to the wall, but also gives you the option to position wall hangings anywhere on the wall without havin...
splice joint
In this how-to video form Porta, Ed explains how to join two piece of moulding together with a splice joint.   If you're faced with a situation where your room is longer than a standard piece of timber, then you'll need to join two pieces to...
cornice
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to install a cornice to cover the gap between the wall and the ceiling.   A decorative way to tidy up the junction between the wall and the ceiling is using a crown moulding.   The intrica...
skirting boards
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed demonstrates how to install skirting.   Skirting is a decorative board that covers the gap between the floor and the wall.   To work out how much skirting is required, measure all the walls in the room...
architrave
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to install an architrave on a door or window frame using two different methods.   An architrave is decorative moulding used to cover the gap between the lining board and the door or window fra...
Scribe Joint
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to create a scribe joint for making perfect internal corners when installing skirting boards. To create the internal corner of your skirting boards, you have two choices. You can use a mitre joint,...
slidng door
The small bathroom in this 1950s cottage was due for a reno, and to fit a full-sized bath, extra space had to be found.    On the new layout, the shower was relocated to the wall by the door.    To free up wall space, the door was replaced b...
Floating floors
Laying new floating floors yourself can be a simple home improvement for you to complete on your own.    Floating floors are available in a wide range of thicknesses, finishes and patterns.    Preparation is key when laying a new floor a...
Floating Floors
When laying the plastic underlay, which protects the boards from moisture, check with the manufacturer to see what thickness of plastic they recommend.    Lay it over the whole floor and overlap joints by 200mm and secure it carefully with p...

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