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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Screed is a thin layer of paste on a concrete structure which is made of cement, sand, and other fine aggregates. Generally, the ratio of material combination to create good quality screed is one part of cement added to 3 – 5 parts of sand. If you are into the construction business, it is...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I saw a MICKE Corner Workstation on Ikea. It shows dimensions and a how to for building. The desk costs $150. Would it be cheaper to just build it myself with wood from Home Depot cut to the correct sizes and shapes?
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I am about to start a major renovation project on my home and although my chosen contractor has insurance and I have my own buildings insurance I have been advised to take out extra insurance to cover any issues. I didn't even realise there was such a thing as renovation insurance so I wonder if...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    I'm looking to have my 4'x14' front porch extended to a 10'x21' bringing it to the end of the house. I'm wanting to have a gable roof to match the second floor roof styles but I don't want the pitch to cause issue with the existing windows. Our door is offset and then there's open space in the...
  5. Green Home Improvement
    Hello, I plan on starting my biggest project of my life: building my own home. I am planning for an 800 sq. ft. house, with a bedroom loft. I want to add solar panels and a grey water system, as well as using as much recycled materials as I can. Besides energy efficient appliances and...
  6. Painting
    I have a large fireplace that is cultured stone I think. It has a shimmer to it. I have sanded and primed the Oak Mantel and surround. I am very traditional and I have no idea what color to paint it. The buffet is on the other wall which I primed also very large in size.This is in my dining area...
  7. Carpentry
    I bought my house 5 years ago with a bare concrete slab, walkout baseent. I am a novice carpenter at best. Like anything else, after a good deal of reading (including many threads on this site), much trial and error and persistence, my skills improved. I started by having a professionally...
  8. Carpentry
    Hey Folks, Long time reader - first time poster. Deep into a basement finishing project, COULD REALLY USE SOME GUIDANCE. Picture this.... I have approximately 100 feet of knee wall. The bottom half has been framed with 2 x 4s 16 oc to house all electrical, etc., then there is an approximately 3...
  9. Project Showcase
    recently purchased this 100 year old house. Property is about 150' x 100' and comes with a tiny 2 room house and carriage house. It has been used as a doctor/dentist office for the entirety of its life and has not been lived in in about 40+ to my knowledge. I will begin working on it end of this...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi all, The unfinished basement in our townhouse has walls framed, but I am wondering about the insulation. Along the front (below ground) and side (partially below ground) exterior wall (ours is an end unit), it is a blanket of insulation with a silver back to the room. It looks like a...
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