The Self Build Self Help Site DIY Instructional Sites
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This page contains a list of sites that provide instructions and guides on certain aspects of house building, renovation, DIY etc. Although some of these instructions are best followed by a professional in the building trade, they will be useful to a very gifted "amateur" and will still be of interest to those people who simply want an understanding of what is involved.

link to Claims Helpline site
Top 25 Ways to Avoid Accidents In The Home Accidental injury is one of the biggest causes of death in the UK. Even more children die each year as a result of accidents than from illness. Ensure you read this crucial guide.
link to DIY Doctor site
DIY Doctor DIY Doctor offers advice on a number of DIY projects and a customer's forum
link to AJ McCormack site
AJ McCormack & Son a guide to paving, drainage & hard-landscaping in Britain & Ireland - a brilliant site
link to House Painting Guide site
House Painting Guide House painting information for the do-it-yourself homeowner with detailed instructions and helpful tips. Topics include interior and exterior surface preparation, interior and exterior house painting techniques, drywall repair instructions, wood refinishing, wood deck refinishing and staining, choosing the best painting tools and paint colors.
link to Knauf Drywall site
Knauf Drywall DIY workshops for installing Knauf plasterboard, plasters and drywall systems
link to Knauf Drywall site
Visit DoItYourself.com - The Leading Home Improvement and Remodeling Website Featuring the Internet's Largest Hardware Superstore
link to IG Lintels site
IG Lintels Learn about installing steel lintels and cavity tray systems
link to Lead Sheet Association site
Lead Sheet Association Rolled lead sheet - an installers guide
link to Wickes - Good Idea leaflets site
Wickes - Good Idea leaflets Wickes - Good Idea leaflets offer information on a variety of home improvement projects
link to Don Vandervort's Home Tips site
Don Vandervort's Home Tips your FREE resource for expert help with home improvement, remodeling houses, home repair, decorating, DIY
link to the calder site
The Calder Guide to Good Leadwork a booklet to promote and encourage the correct use of lead sheet flashings, weatherings and gutter linings in building
link to Our Property.co.uk site
Our Property.co.uk renovating the property market
link to Self Build Forum site
The Self Build Forum help and advice from self builders
link to Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls site
Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls Do It Yourself home improvement
link to This Old House site
This Old House features Norm from The New Yankee Workshop