Find out how to safely maintain your home's electrical systems, and what to do if there's an electrical emergency in your house.
Doors generally aren't all that complicated - and fixing them isn't that hard. A little attention when and where it's needed will usually keep them in good working order.
Stubborn lock? Key getting stuck in the keyhole? Locks can get dirty or rusted, especially if they're not used for some time. Find out how to clean and fix a dirty lock.
There are several things that can cause this problem, and accordingly, several ways to deal with it. Find out how to fix a door that either won't open, or is hard to close.
Over time, decks may lose their colour and lustre. Find out how to choose the right stain for your deck, and safely restain it to the best effect.
Properly cleaning and oiling your deck will help to bring out its natural colours and make it look like new. Find out the best way to go about it.
Not all decks require that much maintenance. With wood plastic composite (WPC) decking and uPVC decking, for example, it's almost a matter of install-and-forget.
One of the most important parts of cooling your home is ensuring that air conditioners and fans are properly taken care of.
While it normally takes a licensed plumber to fix more serious issues with your pipes and plumbing, there are a few things you can do to fix minor issues and keep things running the way they should. Maintaining your plumbing system means looking a
There are few things that will ruin a barbecue as quickly as an exploding gas tank... Find out how to ensure that your barbecue is safe and properly maintained.
Need some help with plumbing? Got a leak and not sure what to do? Don't panic - here's some quick how to handle various different sorts of plumbing emergencies.
A gas leak is serious business - and is extremely dangerous anywhere in your home. Find out what steps to take if you suspect there is a gas leak inside your home.
What sort of insulation can you install yourself - and when might you need to hire a professional do the job properly? Find out more about what's required to install different sorts of acoustic insulation.
Is your house not keeping out the neighbour's noisy parties? Perhaps you're intending on setting up a home theatre? Find out more about how to improve the soundproofing in your home with better insulation.
Feeling a chill in your home? Think your heater's being overworked? It could be that you need a top up on your insulation, but you'll need to make sure that you know that insufficient insulation really is the problem.
Squeaky doors are annoying - although thanfully, fixing them is normally very easy to do. Find out how to fix door squeaks, what sort of oil to use, and how to deal with the causes of squeaky doors.
A well maintained home, even if it’s covered in brown tiles, green shag pile and other construction crimes from three decades ago, is a much better home.
Download our free home maintenance schedule. This schedule's a great way to stay on top of all of your home maintenance tasks, and to keep your place in perfect shape for years to come.
Ever had an electric shock? Not sure what you should and shouldn't be working on in your home? Find out what you should handle in terms of your home's electrical systems.
Thinking of getting on the roof? Awkward to get the ladder exactly where you want it? Make sure you understand how to stay safe when working at heights.
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Particularly appropriate for reactive soil or sloped ground, stump sub floors involve raising the house off the ground on stumps sunken into the earth.
A blocked toilet can be an awful thing, and knowing the right way to unblock one can prevent a bad situation from becoming much, much worse...
Once the frame's up (and sometimes after the roof goes on), it’s normally time to put the external cladding on your house. How exactly it’s done will depend on what you’re building with. Obviously the process for cladding a house will be different depending on what you’re using – bricks, weatherboard, metal cladding, hardboard or something else – and the amount of time it’ll take will vary too.