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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…

Cleaning oak beams
I wanted to minimise the use of steel in the building and I like the texture and appearance of untreated hard woods – that led to the importation of two…

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Step 9 = walls
…for a conversion your hands are usually tied but you’ll need to consider insulation, finishes and any remedial work. First things first, will the walls remain or do they need to…

tag: ‘advice

Pointing opinions
Having spent a fair amount of time over the last few years staring at a wall with trowel in hand pointing I’ve built up some opinions on mortar, pointing and…

tag: ‘advice

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