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“Starter for 10″ series on MBC

Category: Starter for 10 August 20th, 2009 by mbc

Having dabbled in all sorts of areas of building and do-it-yourself that I really have should left alone, I thought I’d record (should I ever dabble in these areas again) and share some of my experiences, mistakes and (sometimes painful) learning.
The aim of my new “Starter for 10″ series of posts is just that.

These won’t be static posts as I’ll add to them and refine them over time – in fact I’d love to receive any hints, tips or advice you may have. Any that are worthy of inclusion will be added with appropriate acknowledgements.

I’ve already published these:

Tiling Tips
Tiling Tips – get them here

Over the coming weeks and months, I’ll be posting on my insights into:

  • Installing a shower enclosure
  • Lime pointing
  • Woodcare – Sanding, Filling, Waxing

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

Step 8 = roof
… construction material, requirements for attic space?… Consider the following: Do you need to replace the roof? The answer may be a resounding and obvious YES – you may have holes…

tag: ‘advice

Pointing with lime mortar ~ Part 1 = Tools
Lime Pointing Tips As I near the end of my repointing opus magnum I feel a little more qualified to advise on pointing with lime mortar than on most of the…

tag: ‘advice

Lessons learnt the hard way – squeaky floorboards
Having spent a few hours cutting out tongues (from floorboards nothing more sinister), lifting boards, rummaging around underneath them, padding and separating copper pipes with insulation, rescrewing and renailing, I…

tag: ‘advice

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