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How To Lay Bricks & Blocks the easy way: a step-by-step guide provides a simple and easy-to-follow introduction to the materials and techniques used when working with bricks or blocks made from concrete and clay. It details methods used to mix and lay concrete for foundations or garden paths, walkways and stairs, and illustrates techniques for plastering walls. Carefully summarised materials lists provide at a glance information. There are also easy-to-follow guidelines to familiarise the amateur with the vital building principles required to succeed with an impressive range of brickwork projects.
A short chapter on Sitework describes how to lay out structures from a basic garden planter to a simple building. It also gives valuable information on foundation types and requirements and covers the subject of damp-proofing floors, walls and roofs. A chapter on Building Procedures is intended for those wishing to tackle more complicated projects ranging from arches and curved or circular walls to garages, outbuildings and even a small house or addition. The use of shuttering for concrete is described and illustrated and the techniques used to build steps from bricks and concrete is covered in some detail. Since the installation of door and window frames, lintels and roofing are all a vital part of construction work, these elements are also included in the chapter. Finally, the various paving options are described and illustrated photographically.
How To Lay Bricks & Blocks the easy way: This step-by-step guide is a clear, concise and essential book for all brickwork enthusiasts, including total amateurs. Whichever project you decide to tackle, this book will help you complete it successfully. Hopefully you will find that not only is bricklaying a skill which anybody can master, but it also presents a wealth of opportunities few other DIY activities can offer.
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How To Weld the easy way. This full colour eBook will provide you with simple and easy-to-follow introductions to the full range of techniques needed when working with metal of various kinds. Detailed information about metalworking tools, materials and equipment, together with photographs and detailed step-by-step instructions, will enable you to successfully cut, bend and join metal using the most popular techniques and processes used by professionals worldwide.These include soldering, brazing, brazewelding, gas welding, arc welding and MIG welding.The most common finishing techniques are also covered.These include farily straightforward painting as well as special effects you can do yourself, as well as specialist coatings and finishes such as galvanising and powder or epoxy coating.
Whether you want to make practical items like burglar bars or garden gates, produce your own metal furniture or simply repair existing metalwork, this book will show you how to plan and execute the projects you choose with ease. Along with a host of good ideas, there are more than ten sample projects of varying complexity you can make, simply by following step- by-step photographic instructions. A list of materials is given for each project, and essential tools and equipment are listed.These projects are quite varied, and they include several that are suitable for complete amateurs, as well as others that require more advanced skills.
You can start working on the simpler designs with no prior experience; perhaps make a handy hanger or barbecue tongs, and then move on to the drinks stand or candle stick project. Once you are feeling more confident, you will be able to tackle burglar bars, gates and furniture with ease, and you can then move onto more complicated projects such as fireplaces and built-in barbecues. To read this book you will need Adobe Acrobat pdf viewer, please click the link at the top of the page (free).