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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 […]

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By |May 18th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off

Painting Tip by Sandpit

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 […]

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By |March 1st, 2016|Weekly Tips|Comments Off

House It

We are now well into the new year.  Soon it will be Easter, then Christmas again (it comes up so fast).  The cricket tests are over for a while and at least we somehow redeemed our image by winning the last and final test against the English. So back to work.  All is not gloom […]

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By |February 9th, 2016|Weekly Tips|Comments Off

House It

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 […]

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By |February 9th, 2016|Weekly Tips|Comments Off

How to Build a Garage Step by Step – Part 1

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 […]

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By |January 7th, 2014|Weekly Tips|Comments Off

Hanging a Door

*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 […]

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By |January 7th, 2014|Weekly Tips|Comments Off

Weeds Growing Between your Paving

Instead of getting the gardener to pick them out every week, Or using a dangerous chemical that may harm you other plant or pets, Here is something you should try: Mix salt with water & pour it between the paving, this stops the weeds from growing. It won’t harm your other plants & your pets […]

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By |January 7th, 2014|Weekly Tips|Comments Off

Applying Woode Sealers

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 […]

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By |January 7th, 2014|Weekly Tips|Comments Off

Coming soon, Watch this space

Coming soon, Watch this space

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By |January 7th, 2014|Construction Building Industry News|Comments Off

Choosing Roof Tiles

Concrete roof tiles furnish the home with the protection it needs to keep the elements out, as well as visual texture. This article will help home and business owners choose the right tile for their buildings from four commercially available tile ranges.

The origins of the roofing tile can be traced back to China, about 10,000 […]

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