Alternator troubleshooting & repair might seem like a job to leave to the experts but in reality it is an easy DIY job! You can troubleshoot and repair faults with your car's alternator with a basic tool kit and this post and video will show you how. Often, alternators stop working due to a cheap and easy to replace component. Usually it is a problem with the diode plate … [Read more...]
DIY is something that I do a lot of. Mainly because I struggle to allow myself to pay someone to do something I can do myself! You'll find my DIY related content here!
Want to know how to build a DIY Porch Roof? In this post and video I will show you exactly how I made a small pitched roof, step by step. For a maintenance-free finish I used cedar shingles as roof tiles and charred wood cladding on the gable. Our house in the UK had a flat concrete roof above the front door. I didn't think it looked particularly nice and, whilst tackling damp … [Read more...]
Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique of preserving wood by burning it. This post and associated video will show you how you can make charred wood at home, without having to go and buy or hire an expensive propane torch. Shou Sugi Ban has been used to protect external cladding in Japan for centuries. The outer layer of the wood that will be exposed to the elements is … [Read more...]
Cavity tray installation - these three words might not exactly fill you with excitement but, if you would like to live in a damp-free home, this article is worth a read! What are cavity trays? Cavity trays are pre-formed polypropylene trays. They are installed into the external bricks of a cavity wall and their purpose is to collect any water dripping or running down the … [Read more...]
Weeds growing between paving stones' can be a real pain in the derriere! This post and the associated video will show you how you can use a simple dry sand and mortar mix to point the gaps between patio stones / flagstones for a permanent solution to this problem. This really is an easy job and, looking out on your weed-free patio for years to come, you will be very grateful … [Read more...]