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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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Waste pipe dug & assembled for toilet waste to connect to mains.

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Entrance made through from Kitchen to garage

The customer wants an entrance made through wall into garage. The door, which is supplied measures 760mm wide. So need to cut width to include door frame. Also the floor in the garage is a different level to the floor in the kitchen so this has to be taken into account when cutting the height to include lintel as well.

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Plastering ceiling

The customer does not like the textured ceilings in his house in Ingleby Barwick.

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That’s not a problem. Having scraped of any extreme high points I applied a PVA coat. Right, let’s get a mix on and start plastering.

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There, just one more smoothing over before the plaster dries.

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That looks better.

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Plastering & skimming over. Contact Chris. 07947125983

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Lintel replaced over garage door

The old wooden lintel over the garage door has rotten away leaving the brick work over to sag and bow. It’s in quite a dangerous state.

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First thing to do is hire an acrow bar, from Andy Hire, and get that brick work back to it’s level position & supported.

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Having cleared out the old rotten lintel, I took the measurements for new concrete & wooden lintels, the wooden to sit behind the concrete one under the second course of bricks and over the garage door frame. I used wood so that I can screw the door frame back under to straighten.

Both lintels had to cut down to size.

Time to fit the lintels into place, I use slate to pack under, at the ends, and above to the brick work so I can get cement into the gap. It meant lifting the bricks further, so cranked up the acrow.

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All looking good. Time to remove the acrow and get cement in. I use a method to get the cement into the space’s by using a builders bag and a sloppy mix, a bit like funneling icing onto a cake.

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Looking good, certainly level & without the bow.

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Double door entrance to sitting room turned into on door entrance.


Finished off with a plaster skim, once dry will blend in making a one door entrance. Just needs painting now. Nice.

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Internal door replaced with new.

The new door had to be cut down to fit. With panelled door one should replace the wooden batten back with glue.
 Once fitted, the latch and door handles are fitted. Job done. 

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Making a concrete base for new shed

Removed old greenhouse and prepared a concrete base for a new shed.

Replaced the all paving slabs and added 4 new, looks neat and very level.

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Fireplace opening boarded over.

The customer wanted to board over the fireplace and plastered over to make good.

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Made a frame with 3×2 stud timber and added the plaster board.
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I plaster right up over the boarded area to to blend in. Then added a skirting to match with existing.
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Covered damp chimney breast

This chimney breast had damp coming through the plaster and the customer wanted it covering over with new. So I suggested dry walling over and plastering.

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I used 3×2 stud wall timber to the breast area keeping the timber spaced away from the surface with plastic so that the wood would not absorb the moisture.

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I also made a cut for ventilation.

Next I added the plaster board.

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Corner trim is added

Next part of the job is to plaster.

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Then finish of with skirting and cover over the air vent.

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Removed laminate flooring and replaced with tiles

As you can see the leak had affected the laminate flooring, so time to replace. The customer wanted floor tiles and for the pipes to be boxed in under the towel rail.

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Once l had the tiles stuck down, l was ready to grout.

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I boxed in the pipes read to tile over.

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Nice job. Completed in a day and half. Floor tiling by Chris.