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Multi Home Gym assembly

In the box, the components for the Home Multi Gym. The instructions mention that it should take 4/5 hours to assemble. So start the stopwatch!

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In the box.

Five hours, not too bad, better to do a good job than to rush.

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Completed in five hours
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Fireplace opening covered over.

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

Covering Fireplace

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

Covering Fireplace

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.

Covering Fireplace

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.

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Fencing job with a modern design.

Just need a paint of stain and weather sealing. Looking smart.

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Chimney Removed

Having taken the chimney down in the roof, we make a start on removing the chimney breast from the 1st floor inorder to take out the brick wall. A dusty dirty job but someone’s got to do it.

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Fireplace Tiling Job

The old broken tiles on this fireplace need replacing.

Fireplace

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.

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Flooring Replacement

The original floor boards where so damaged that they needed to be replaced. Because there is a carpet going down the cheapest material to use in 18mm chipboard. Just be very careful to mark where the pipes lay.

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Flooring Replacement with chipboard

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TV Cable is hidden in Wall

The customer wished to have the TV cable hidden and then to wallpaper the wall.

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Nice job!

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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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Decking build.

Decking built from design to customers requirements with a view of Infinity Bridge in Stockton on Tees.

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Old window replaced for garage.

This old window is too rotten and damaged to repair.

Old window

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!

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Internal Door Trimming.

The carpets are laid and look great but the doors are dragging on the new carpets, quite often, when there is a thick underlay, there is a good 6/7 mm to be trimmed off the bottom of the door. If left, the door hinges will pull out and the carpet will be damaged.

So, to work…..

First, mark along the bottom of the door to be trimmed, I do this by laying a sharp pencil on the carpet and run it along the edge pushing down slightly.

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Door is dragging on new carpet
Marking door along carpet
Mark the door along the top of the carpet, pushing down slightly.

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Now you have your mark along which you are going to trim off.

Remove the door from its hinges and take outside being careful not to bang the walls or ceiling with the door. Some doors can be pretty heavy!

Lay the door on tressels with the marked side up. Check the amount that you are trimming and go over the line with a straight edge.

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Check the line and go over with a straight edge
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Prepare to cut

Now you have the right length for the door to fit nicely over the carpet, not too much, just enough so the door lightly touches the carpet surface. Now run a plain over & smooth off the edge on both sides of the door.

Door trimming and hanging

Time to hang the door back in the frame.

Door trimming and hanging

Job done. The door is now able to open & close without force and lightly touching the carpet. What a straight edge! Okay, only another 8 to do!!!

 

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Widening a door way through to a garage.

Nice photo taken on me taking the bricks out to widen a doorway through to the garage.

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The door frame is attached and the new Suffolk solid internal door is furnished & hung.

Door frame fitting
Sill added to make step up to floor level in main room.
Door Hung and furnished
Frame and new plaster skim applied.
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Office refurb at RS Industrial Services

Part of the refurb was to replace the kitchen units and sink. Having removed the old one, this cleared the way for the new. So, off to Howdens to collect the units and worktop.

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Units in and worktop fitted with sink & tap. Now to connect the water supply & waste.

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Doors on with handles. There’s room for a fridge, Good thinking Chris!

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Office re furniture job

RS Industrial Services office re furniture commission. Nice view.

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Laminate Flooring and skirting replaced.

The old laminate and skirting is removed to make way for the new.

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Having prepared the area the job to get the new skirting starts, and when that is good the skirting is fitted, which nicely covers the gap left between the laminate boards and the wall.

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Nice job, the customer is very pleased.

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Laminate flooring & skirting

The customer wanted new laminate flooring put down and to replace the skirting, which is a good idea to hide the edging of the laminate floor as a gap should always be left at the edge to slow for expansion.

Laminate flooring laid
Finished job.
Laminate flooring
The old laminate flooring and skirting is removed.
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Door frame widened and hung door.

The door frame is not wide enough to fit the oak veneer door by 40mm and you can only trim the door by 12mm. So we decided to widen the door frame. Once done the frame was fitted back with only a small amount of trimming to do to the door. With dressing and frame completed. Nice door.

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