Internal door cut down to fit

The opening through this door space is an odd size. Normal a door is 760 mm wide at the smallest, height 1920 ish.

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Here is the old door in white and one that I have got from DIY in Middlesbrough.

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Right, time to measure up and start making the new door fit. These doors are boarded and hollow with a stuffing inside. The lock and handle is usually marked on the one side so make sure you have the right side for the hinges. I am going to cut and trim the side that the door will hang from, leaving the block for the lock and handle on the other side.

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It looks like this door has the lock and handle block on both sides of the door because there is the block fixed to the trim I’ve just cut.

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Now that I have removed the laminate from the edging trim that existed on the door, I am now going to use these to fit back in to make the edging of the door. with wood glue & screws, predrilling so as not to split the wood.

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There, having wiped down with a damp sponge removed the excess glue the door is now made to size.

Time to fit and hang it.

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Fite the door handle and yes, this door does have a block on both sides, but not all do, so always check which side the lock is on it will say on the top of the door frame.

 

Front of shed paneling needs replacing

The customer wants the rotten timbers replacing with new boards to the front of his shed.

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So let’s get to it, take some measurements and get the timber from JT Atkinson builders merchants. Having removed the old boards from the front I can see that the timber frame is also rotten along the base and up the 3×2 stud work. I will have to cut the old and replace with new.

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The 3×2 frame is rotten along the base and up the vertical studs.

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There now it’s time to fit the boards to match in with the existing Shiplap.

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Job done, including using up the leftover shiplap board and replacing it on the door to match in.

Now to get the rotten timber to the skip. All in a day’s work.

Office furniture assembly at Enappsys

Enappsys Ltd have moved to their new office and have rather a lot of office furniture to assemble as it’s all flat pack! Over 50 items to assemble, tables & office chairs, cabinets & cupboards. Well, let’s make a start.

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Two solid days to get this lot built. Job done.

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Got shot of all the cardboard packing & boxes aswell. Good job!

 

Shed door replaced.

The customer wants the shed door replaced with a new one. It turns out it’s cheaper to make one, custom build.

So let’s get to work. Having taken the measurements of the shed door opening, l go to get the materials from MKM.

I make the door using tung n groove plain sawn timber glueing the lengths together and clamping them tightly.

Now book in a convenient time with the customer to hang the door.

There is a few more things to do like fitting the bracing to the door and the lock. But also l can cut and trim the door to fit the shed opening as l know its not square.

There, job done. Just need to weather proof the timber.

Hole in stud wall fixed

This hole, to in a stud wall needs to be filled. The best way to deal with this is cut out a square area around the hole. As the wall has a cavity there is nothing for any filler to stick to.

Once l have cut out and removed l fix some wooden battens behind, this will give a support for the new plaster board to fit into. Now a quick coat of plaster. Once the plaster is dry give a sanding to prep for painting, you won’t even know it was there.

Handyman services for the small jobs that others won’t do.

Fireplace opening covered over.

The landlord wanted the old fireplace covered over. After removing the old fire unite the opening is revealed.

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Plasterboard is measured out & used to cover the opening fixing to the sides.

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A skim plaster is applied and leveled to the existing fireplace surface and left to dry out. Four coats of white paint are then painted over.

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There, job is done. Just need to finish off the hearth. I would advise adding an air vent to allow the chimney to breathe and prevent damp.

Fireplace Tiling Job

The old broken tiles on this fireplace need replacing.

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So let’s get to it and remove the old tiles and cut out some of the cement to make some depth.

Having removed any high rises we’re ready to add and level off the adhesive and place the tiles with a 5mm gap around each tile.

Leaving the adhesive to dry for 24 hours, we’re ready to grout, which the customer wants in black.

After a sponging over lightly to remove any excess grout, l leave to dry a little more before running a 15mm rounded trowel over the grout between the tiles.

With a dry cloth time to polish off. Job done. Looks great.

Basin in Bathroom

The bathroom basin is coming away from the wall & a tap needs replacing.

So, removed the basin and cut back the water feeds to allow me to fit the flex pipes.
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After cleaning up the wall and removing the old trim, I fitted the basin back and attached the water supply, making sure the hot & cold were connected to the right tap, they were not before. Fixed the waste back and turned on the supply, checking there were no leaks.
Finished off with white silicone around the back of the basin to the wall. Job done.
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Old window replaced for garage.

This old window is too rotten and damaged to repair.

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So, having measured up, off to the DIY Discount shop in Middlesbrough, where they have a large selection of used UPVC windows. They have them all stacked up in different sizes, it can take a while to find the right size but the price is good. I managed to find a near perfect one, just a little small for the opening I have, but with a sill and some 2×3 timber on either side, should do the job nicely.

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Having removed the old window & frame I start to add the timbers which I drill & screw to fix to the concrete garage walls. Once I am happy with the timber fittings, which make a good footing to attach the window, it’s time to get the window in and fixed. Now to finish off with some white trim to cover the timber frame.

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There, that’s it, job done. The customer mentioned that it looks better than was!