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In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to install an architrave on a door or window frame using two different methods.   An architrave is decorative moulding used to cover the gap between the lining board and the door or window frame....
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to create a scribe joint for making perfect internal corners when installing skirting boards. To create the internal corner of your skirting boards, you have two choices. You can use a mitre joint, but...
The small bathroom in this 1950s cottage was due for a reno, and to fit a full-sized bath, extra space had to be found.    On the new layout, the shower was relocated to the wall by the door.    To free up wall space, the door was replaced by a...
Laying new floating floors yourself can be a simple home improvement for you to complete on your own.    Floating floors are available in a wide range of thicknesses, finishes and patterns.    Preparation is key when laying a new floor as i...
When laying the plastic underlay, which protects the boards from moisture, check with the manufacturer to see what thickness of plastic they recommend.    Lay it over the whole floor and overlap joints by 200mm and secure it carefully with plen...
We show you how to lay floating floorboards like a professional.    Start the second row of boards with a half board, and make sure you use a tapping block, using a hammer against the edge of a board will only damage it.    For the next boa...
Dirt and grime will scratch and damage floating floors, so ensure you have a mat at the front door to prevent excess debris entering your home.    Add soft pads to furniture feet to prevent scratching the floor.    Electrostatic mops will p...
If you've ever worked with plasterboard before, chances are it was patching a hole in a wall or minor repairs and touch ups prior to painting. It isn't until you undertake a full renovation that you need to figure out how to measure, cut, hang and...
In this video, we show you how to handle, measure and cut plasterboard.   Once you have planned your project, it's time to measure and cut your plasterboard.   for this, you'll need a tape measure, a pencil, a straightedge, a utility knife,...