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‘Brickwork Foundation DIY’ Category

Types of Lintel

Posted on: 21st February 2021 Permalink: Bookmark Discussion: No Comments Tags: ,

Introduction to Lintels You may be wondering what types of lintel are available. But let’s first start with what is lintel is. A lintel is simply a horizontal... (more)

What is a Damp Proof Course (DPC)?

Posted on: 20th February 2021 Permalink: Bookmark Discussion: No Comments Tags: ,

Introduction A Damp Proof Course (DPC) is a protective barrier that helps to keep ground moisture from entering your home.  The ground around your property can become very... (more)

Screeding and Insulating a Garage Floor

Posted on: 19th January 2021 Permalink: Bookmark Discussion: No Comments Tags: ,

This is a guide on Screeding and Insulating a Garage Floor in the UK.  You are probably reading this because you are thinking of turning your garage into... (more)

What is a Cavity Wall

Posted on: 25th December 2020 Permalink: Bookmark Discussion: No Comments Tags: , , ,

Cavity wall construction is required for any modern masonry built home in the UK. Such walls are double layered consisting of brick and concrete blocks, with a gap... (more)

Guide to House Foundations

This guide to house foundations explains why house foundations is so important, and how the regulations have changed over the years. House foundations is what provides a structure... (more)

How to Mix up Concrete using a Shovel

Posted on: 2nd May 2020 Permalink: Bookmark Discussion: No Comments Tags: , ,

This is a guide on How to Mix Concrete using a Shovel. Concrete consists of three main ingredients. Ballast: Is a mixture of sand and course gravel. Cement:... (more)

How to Build a 4 Inch Garden Wall

Posted on: 2nd May 2020 Permalink: Bookmark Discussion: No Comments Tags: , ,

In this article we are going to discuss how to build a 4 inch thick garden wall that is upto 500mm high. This wall should only be used... (more)

How to Mix Concrete using a Cement Mixer

Posted on: 2nd May 2020 Permalink: Bookmark Discussion: No Comments Tags: , , ,

This is a complete guide on How to Mix Concrete using a Cement Mixer. Before we start, it is important you understand the basics about concrete. The concrete... (more)

How to Mix Mortar for Bricklaying

Posted on: 2nd May 2020 Permalink: Bookmark Discussion: No Comments Tags: ,

This guide tells you how to mix mortar for bricklaying to a ratio of 5 parts sand, to 1 part cement. But first it is important to explain... (more)

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