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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Decking build.

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

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!

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.

Ashtons Handyman Services door trimming

Door is dragging on new carpet

Marking door along carpet

Mark the door along the top of the carpet, pushing down slightly.

   Door trimming and hanging

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.

Door trimming and hanging

Check the line and go over with a straight edge

Door trimming and hanging

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!!!

 

Base cabinet fitted in kitchen.

The customer wanted to use the space available by having a base cabinet fitted with access to the existing corner cabinet already in place.

I suggested a 400 mm cabinet with door to match. I will cut the side panel to access through to the existing cabinet.

Once fitted and screwed in place a shelf was added and the surrounding trims fixed in place to cover the gaps.

The customer wants to paint the cabinet and trim, nice and tidying with minimal cost. Cabinet £45 from Howdens and £65 to fit.