Add garden lights to your patio

Testing the new decorative patio lights

With the patio construction pretty much complete and now laid in the 3 major zones around the perimeter of the house (garage, kitchen/dining room, side return) it’s now time to start building the periphery parts of the hard landscaping.

Replacing a Multipoint Lock System in a uPVC Door

uPVC door with mu;tipoint lock

The deadlock in this uPVC door failed so it was time to replace it with a new one. For the most part, there are a couple of variants for the dimensions of Euro Profile door mechanisms. The faceplate can be 16mm or 20mm in width and the depth from the centre of the cylinder to the faceplate can be 35mm or 45mm. This one was a 16mm faceplate width and 35mm cylinder depth.

How to maximize space by turning a standard 6-panel door into bifold doors

Completed and installed Bifold 6 panel doors

I have just such a room, a dining room, that has high traffic and is also used as a temporary workspace. It has 2 entrances, one from the kitchen and one from the lounge, with the 2 sets of doors being closed together. One of the doorways has a double door that really protrudes into the room. One of the double doors is always clattering into the door of the kitchen and blocking the walkway space into the room.