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Out of doors diy articles

  • Cladding - external timber and uPVC plank cladding explained.

  • Concrete:
    • Concrete design - a guide to the thickness, sub-base, slope etc required for different uses.
    • Concrete mixing - a guide to mixing concrete by hand, using a cement mixer or using Ready mix.
    • Metric calculator - for concrete volumes - squares, rectangles, circles and triangles.
    • Metric calculator - for working out the quantities of cement, sand, gravel or all-in ballast required for a volume.
    • Imperial calculator - for concrete volumes - squares, rectangles, circles and triangles.
    • Imperial calculator - for working out the quantities of cement, sand, gravel or all-in ballast required for a volume.

  • Garden arch - plans and instructions for building your own garden arch.

  • Garden Decking
  • Laying paving blocks - a step by step illustrated guide to laying pavers.