Category Archives: Knowledgebase

Vinyl Flooring






Handyman services were required in Edinburgh to fit new Vinyl in a conservatory. The Vinyl was collected from a local flooring store. Thankfully the original sticky backed flooring sheets had been lifted prior to arrival. The floor however was very sticky … Continue reading

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First Impressions






Handy David, Edinburgh Handyman Services, was asked to fix up the entrance to a local business, Nexus Business Space, as the mouldings at the foot of the main door surround had been badly repaired previously and were starting to deteriorate. To fix the … Continue reading

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Stairwell Plastering Repair






Repair to a tenement stairwell which had suffered water damage causing the existing plaster to crumble, blister and fall off the wall. The aim was to repair and re-instate to match the undamaged section of stairwell. The first task was … Continue reading

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Front Door Painting






Every now and again, the front door needs a little TLC, but if it’s been a bit longer, then it might need a bit more elbow grease and effort. The door in this case was a brown varnished door where … Continue reading

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Wallpapering






Wallpapered a large new town room recently with some fantastic ‘Cole & Son’ wallpaper. Really great wallpaper to work with, paste the wall on this occasion which makes cutting and trimming the paper much easier. I couldn’t help feeling this … Continue reading

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Bath Re-tiling






Bath Re-tiling. In this case the tiles were old and the grouting had failed at the shower end of the bath. As a result the board behind the existing tiles had rotted and gone mouldy. Once all the tiles had … Continue reading

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Garage door Painting






Bring a bit of life back to a weathered garage door. 1. Scrape off any blistered, cracking or loose paint. 2. Sand entire door to provide key for new paint, paying particular attention to sanding down any rough edges where … Continue reading

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Repairing Warped floorboards – Tongue and Groove






Repairing solid wood laminate flooring. Step 1: Find the cause and fix – In this case it was a dripping dishwasher inlet hose, the floor only got bad when the property was vacant for a month, but could have been … Continue reading

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Wall Types






Lath & Plaster, Plasterboard Stud, Solid Masonry or Dot and Dab? When it comes to putting up a shelf, curtain track or a heavy mirror, knowing what the wall structure is will help determine how a safe and reliable fixing … Continue reading

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