Hint: Hold hammer with both hands to avoid striking fingers.
Rule of Thumb:
There are approximately 12 – 13 wheelbarrows of Sand/stone to 1m3 or again approximately 30 pockets cement = 1m³.
A general mortar mix stones/sand – 5 wheelbarrows – 1 wheelbarrow cement (2 pockets)
Other useful information:
1m³ building sand, stone, 5 pockets cement for 1000 bricks.
1m³ plaster […]
When painting or sealing an external wooden or steel door that is exposed to the elements, always endeavour to apply sealer or varnish to that inaccessible but most vulnerable area, the underside edge of door where water pools after running off the face of the door, due to wind driven rain, and is absorbed and […]
A suggestion prior to building your new house or envisaged home alteration – make contact with your local building inspector to get advice from him/her as to how to progress with your proposals, this will include the drawing up and submission of plans an all important areas of concern. He/she can assist with the initial […]
The general process can be summarized as consisting of the following steps.
1. Understand your local rules and make a plan
2. Get the appropriate permits
3. Get quotes and contracts from any subcontractors
4. Order materials
5. Begin construction. Getting periodic inspections as required.
6. Get more materials
7. Continue construction
8. Curse your incompetence
9. Get more materials
10. Repeat steps 7-9
DISCLAIMER: While […]
*Remove your existing door. This can be done by removing the pins in the hinges or by completely unscrewing the hinges from the door frame.
*Measure your door and purchase the same size from your local hardware store.
*Use your existing door as a template for hinge location. Mark the areas where the hinges should go. Hollow […]
When applying wood sealers the following basics will help you achieve the best results:
• Use as large a brush as possible.
• It pays to buy a good brush with long bristles.
• Only use a brush that has been thoroughly ceaned.
• Never thin the first coat or any other coats.
• Do not overload the brush, only […]