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Which plants are perfect for keeping in the bathroom?

Which plants are perfect for keeping in the bathroom?

An easy way to liven up the bathroom is to add indoor plants. But which are the most successful and popular plants to thrive in such an environment?
How to build a retaining wall – fast!

How to build a retaining wall – fast!

DIY expert Frank Gardner needed to find a simple system for installing a retaining wall in a just a day.
Build a Bookcase With Dad

Build a Bookcase With Dad

Spend Father’s Day in the workshop and pass on your DIY woodworking skills to the next generation. Here’s a simple project that gives your child the chance to spend the day with Dad and get hands-on DIY experience.
How to Build a Dry Stone Wall
How to Build a Brick Letterbox

How to Build a Brick Letterbox

How to build a permanent front yard concrete and brick letterbox around the water meter

The 1-hour Deck

The 1-hour Deck

Use Handi Blocks to build a deck in no time at all.

Build an A-frame Chicken Coop

Build an A-frame Chicken Coop

Keep chickens safe and comfy with a well-made coop.

How to Repair Damaged Plaster

How to Repair Damaged Plaster

Step-by-step DIY guide on repairing plaster cracks and holes in your walls or ceiling.

How to Restore Rotted Timber

How to Restore Rotted Timber

When old timber becomes worn or rots away, reach for the epoxy wood filler.

Cutting Holes in Plasterboard

Cutting Holes in Plasterboard

One of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of fixing plasterboard is cutting holes for electrical outlets and light fittings. Here's how to cut perfect holes, first time.

Fix a Sagging Plasterboard Ceiling

Fix a Sagging Plasterboard Ceiling

A sagging ceiling can generally be renewed with a minimum of trouble simply by fixing timber battens and plasterboard sheets below it.

How to Install a Towel Rail

How to Install a Towel Rail

Towel rails should be positioned for easy access from the shower, bathtub or vanity, but not where they can get wet from splashing. The ideal height is 1200 to 1700mm, depending on the ceiling and any obstructions.

How to Install Deck Steps

How to Install Deck Steps

Install deck steps to solve a height difference

Building Steps Into a Slope

Building Steps Into a Slope

Roughly shape the slope before you start building the steps. If it is steep, remove some of the soil. On an irregular slope, build up where necessary with additional soil

Build a Retaining Wall using Concrete Blocks

Build a Retaining Wall using Concrete Blocks

Masonry retaining walls are built with a reinforced concrete base as an anchor and a wall of hollow concrete blocks reinforced with 12mm steel bars.

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