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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.
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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!
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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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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.

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Time to hang the door back in the frame.

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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.

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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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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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Chimney breast covered over

The Chimney breast in the bedroom was in need of sorting. So fitted plaster board & angle bead and plastered over. Much better looking.

 

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Window blocked up.

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New toilet fitted

The old toilet had to go.

Removed and replaced with a new one from B&Q.

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I filled in where the old tank fill was and plastered over.

Job done.

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One of those butterfly bushes.

Oasis Dental Care wanted a large bush removed. Now you see it.

Now it’s gone!

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Bathroom basin fitted

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New back door replaced.

Removed old door and replaced with an external fire door, which will need painting. This saved the landlord a few hundred pounds.

Fitted the lock, job done.

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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.

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Tiling job.

A bit of a tricky one. Certainly had to make sure the lines where straight as would look a mess, especially as this is a feature wall. Small tiles make it even harder.

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New window replaced in garage.

Sourced and fitted UPVC window, got from Discount DIY in Middlesbrough, they have a load in the yard, different sizes so have to find one that fits. This one was almost a perfect fit. By the time I’ve finished, with a coat of paint, all looks great!

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