Instructions in the field of home improvement on the subject of house building

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Brick it yourself - instructions

The independent construction of a wall in the house or garden gives you the feeling that you have really achieved something. Is the wall ...

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Drawing a floor plan - how to do it right

You need floor plans for everything - a new garden or flower bed, the redesign of your balcony or the installation of a ...

Pouring concrete - instructions

Pouring concrete is fun and if you don't want to pour in large quantities you don't even need a cement mixer (although ...

Pouring the foundation - instructions

You may need a foundation for a bicycle shed or garden shed, a swing or a post. It is to be poured from concrete ...

Mirror windows - instructions

Treat yourself to a bit of privacy with tinted or mirrored windows. Avoid strangers and tropical ...

Building instructions - make attic insulation yourself

If the roof is leaky and needs to be renewed, so-called over-rafter insulation is recommended, which is removed from the ...

Drying out the basement wall - instructions

A dry cellar wall is the prerequisite for healthy living. In older houses, the impermeability can be reduced after a few decades ...

Laying cobblestones - instructions

Even laypeople can lay cobblestones if they observe a few things. A simple guide can help you with this.

Sealing concrete waterproof - Instructions

Facades, pavement slabs or other floors made of concrete can be sealed against dirt and weather-related ...

Setting in concrete ground anchors - Instructions

Would you like to put up a carport or a fence in your garden? For such heavy constructions you have to use ground anchors ...

Use instant concrete correctly - this is how it works

Flash concrete (often also called flash mortar) is particularly suitable for small assembly or repair work. He stands out ...

Saltpetre in masonry - what to do?

There are special areas in the house that are particularly prone to moisture. Of course, this includes ...

Laying roofing felt - instructions

Anyone can lay roofing felt relatively easily. All you need is a little guide. When laying the roofing felt ...

Sealing flat roofs - instructions

Flat roofs are easily damaged, be it in summer from extreme heat or in winter from freezing cold. It doesn't always have to be ...

Roof is leaking - what to do?

A major problem that a homeowner faces starts the moment the roof suddenly starts leaking. However, here is ...

Repair cracks in the plaster - this is how it works

You can repair cracks in the plaster quickly and easily. If you have only a few and small cracks in the plaster, then one ...

Painting wooden windows - they look like new again

Have the best days of your windows behind them and you don't have the money for new windows? No problem, at least if you have wooden windows ...

Repairing cracks in the wall - how to do it right

Wall cracks can have various causes and, depending on their size, are repaired differently. With the help of this ...

Roller shutter is stuck - here's how to fix it

It often happens that a roller shutter jams in the box and can no longer be pulled down. How to fix the problem ...

Renovating your balcony - this is how you do it right

One of the components of a building that is almost always exposed to the weather is the balcony. That’s why it’s pretty much ...

Parcel number - how to find your property

The lands and waters of a country belong in many hands. Governments, institutions, companies and individuals own land and ...

Creating a chimney for a fireplace - what you should pay attention to

Chimneys are used to direct smoke gases outside. There are different systems, some of which also allow a ...

Cleaning roof tiles - this is how it works

If you own a house, you should know that the roof is the most important part of the house when it comes to protecting ...

Laying drainage - instructions

A drainage laid in the ground is used to specifically collect and discharge seepage water on your property. So you can ...

Aerated concrete blocks - this is how you build with aerated concrete

Aerated concrete blocks are a very pleasant building material. Aerated concrete can be used wherever the static conditions allow it ...

Roof insulation in old buildings - instructions for do-it-yourselfers

If you want to use the attic for residential purposes, the roof insulation is indispensable. The same goes for a no, or bad ...

External wall insulation - Instructions for external insulation on the house

In times when energy prices continue to rise, the thermal insulation of buildings is becoming increasingly important. Without too …

Concreting correctly - instructions

Regardless of whether you want to manufacture a base plate for your garden shed or want to build a base for your fence, in any case ...

Fill the formwork blocks with flowing concrete - this is how it works

Formwork blocks made of plastic or concrete are a good and inexpensive solution if you want to concret walls and walls yourself ...

Cutting Glass Wool - Here's How To Do It Right

Glass wool is very suitable for insulating attics. To fit these between the roof beams, it is often necessary ...

Install dormer - instructions

Cover the roof, saw a large hole, install and insulate the dormer, cover the roof again. You already have more space in the attic. …

Lay the drainage correctly - this is how it works

Drainage protects against moisture penetrating a building. By laying a drainage system, seepage water can ...

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This is how the water pressure is regulated - instructions

If the water gushes out of the faucets or the shower head with little pressure, this leads to annoying waiting times. Under the …

Make roof insulation yourself - instructions

You are on the verge of roof insulation for your shell or would like to subsequently insulate the roof in your old building. But you are still ...

Waterproof concrete - how to use it correctly

Waterproof concrete, also called waterproof concrete or waterproof concrete for short, is the right building material if ...

House opening - this is how you plan a topping-out ceremony

Finally the time has come! The roof structure is up, most of the work, a lot of sweat and possibly tears are now ...

Dry the basement - that's how it works

Many people have problems with their home because the basement is damp. It is therefore important to dry out the cellar, because the ...

Attach gutter covers yourself - this is how it works

Dirt and leaves clog your gutter and prevent rain or meltwater from draining off quickly. In regular ...

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Concrete mix - how to mix cement

A concrete mix must correspond to the respective purpose. Therefore there is no rule of thumb for an optimal mixing ratio.

Get rid of moisture in the basement - this is how it works

The basement is often the problem for the whole house because it is damp and therefore tends to form mold, which can be problematic ...

Connect the motion detector - this is how it works

Any DIY enthusiast who is able to change a light switch can also connect a motion detector. This works in ...

Laying paving stones correctly - instructions

Laying paving stones is not easy. With a little practice, however, you can do it yourself. The most important thing is ...

Insulate the attic - this is how it works

Insulating the attic brings great savings in energy costs, especially in old buildings. Otherwise it's very ...

Step height - dimensions and standards

Anyone who builds stairs in Germany must adhere to the building regulations. The dimensions of the stair step height are regulated in DIN 18065.

Process liquid bitumen correctly - this is how it works

Leaky exterior walls can be safely sealed with liquid bitumen so that your basement is dry again. This material can be ...

Wet walls - this is how the wall is laid dry

What is of course not at all possible in a house and also not exactly beneficial to health are wet walls. Always …

Replacing window panes - this is how you do it yourself

Replacing window panes yourself is hardly possible today when it comes to modern windows with insulating or ...

Laying exposed aggregate concrete slabs - this is how it works

Laying exposed aggregate concrete slabs is not a great craftsmanship. Knowing how, you can also lay exposed aggregate concrete slabs yourself. These …

Plastering the wall chimney again - this is how you proceed step by step

Of course, it can happen that an old plaster comes off at some point and has to be replaced. Especially with a wall fireplace that ...

Soldering Zinc Gutter - How To Do It Right

In the age of plastics, zinc guttering is more of a discontinued model. But if you have your reasons for rejecting plastic, you should ...

Use YTONG bricks for insulation - this is how it works

Ytong bricks offer various advantages in processing and have a good insulation value. That's why they are often used in ...

Cutting concrete slabs - instructions

When cutting concrete slabs, you should first consider which device will help you best and which cutting disc ...

Cut fireclay bricks - this is how it works

Fireclay bricks are fireproof building materials that are used, for example, for the interior lining of wood-burning stoves ...

Build sliding gates yourself - that's how it works

Your property entrance is open day and night and you would like to install a sliding gate there? Save money on purchases ...

Keep your eyes peeled when buying a garage - this is what you should pay attention to

When it comes to buying a garage, there are a variety of reasons for making such a purchase. For example, there are homeowners who ...

Sealing basement windows - this is how it's done

A particularly sensitive point when it comes to cold and moisture in the house is and will remain the cellar. Therefore you should pay attention to ...

Use insulation foam correctly - instructions

Insulating foam can be used for many things. You can use it to form windows or foam larger gaps in walls. The …

Roof window installation - what to consider

You can install a skylight yourself if you are technically gifted. Use the following rules as a guide so that your ...

Claim the costs for the loft conversion for tax purposes - this is how it works

The extent to which costs for work in the house, including the loft conversion, mean tax advantages depends on whether you are using the property ...

Process cold tar correctly - this is how it works

Potholes and cracks in the asphalt surface can be removed quickly and inexpensively with cold asphalt (colloquially also called cold tar).

Replacing roof tiles - instructions

One of your roof tiles was destroyed by hail, a ball, birds or other things and you want to replace it? So ...

Make your own concrete worktop - that's how it works

A lot of space and 14 days are required to make a concrete worktop yourself. The plate must be at least 5 cm thick ...

Insulate house facade - this is how you do it right

In times of exploding energy prices, it makes sense to tackle the problem at the root and insulate the house facade in good time ...

House building simulator - how to download it as freeware

Anyone looking to build their own house, for understandable reasons, wants to see what it will ultimately look like in advance. For this there is ...

Painting the carport - this is how you can do it yourself

A wooden carport should be painted regularly with a wood protection glaze. This increases the service life of the shelter. That …

Fasten corrugated roof correctly - instructions

How a corrugated roof is attached always depends on the material. There are corrugated roofs made of metal, plastic and bitumen.

Buy used trapezoidal sheets - you should pay attention to this

If you are looking for used trapezoidal sheets, you should be well informed. Because often new sheets are hardly more expensive than used trapezoidal sheets.

Build at ground level - you should pay attention to this

If you want to build your own house, it is sometimes difficult to decide whether it will be built on the ground floor or with a basement ...

Draft a blueprint for a bungalow

Do you think you need an architect to come up with a blueprint for a bungalow? If you want something spatial ...

Mix screed concrete yourself

When it comes to large areas, do-it-yourselfers like to make their own concrete screed. If for example …

House - design the outdoor area to be functional

Just as you plan your house before building, the outside area must also be carefully prepared. Include a few aspects to enhance your ...

Calculate the costs for the roof structure correctly

If you want to make your roof truss habitable and therefore want to expand it, this is of course also associated with costs. At long last …

Buy fireclay bricks - this is what you should pay attention to

Fireclay bricks are refractory building materials that are used, for example, for the interior lining of tiled or fire stoves. There …

Chimney - use bricks correctly for masonry

If you want to build a chimney yourself, it is important to do extensive research beforehand. Among other things, you must ...

Changing the lock on the front door - that's how it works

If you miss your front door key, you usually only feel safe again after changing the lock. Because this is the only way to know that ...

What does a new roof cost? - Calculate costs correctly

Anyone who has an older house often needs a roof renovation and is faced with the question of what a new roof will cost. To answer the question of the ...

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Carport - draw the blueprint yourself

Of course, planning a carport also includes a construction plan. You can easily create it yourself, provided you have a little experience in ...

Achieve sound insulation with glass wool - this is how it works

It is a common misconception that glass wool can only be used for thermal insulation. It is also suitable ...

Add a balcony later - you should pay attention to that

If you want to add a balcony to your house at a later date, you must first commission a structural engineer to carry out the structural ...

Mount the titanium zinc gutter correctly

Gutters made of titanium zinc are more durable than copper gutters, come in all common shapes and sizes, and are recyclable. …

Eternit roof - advantages and disadvantages

An Eternit roof has many advantages, but also some disadvantages. It has a very long lifespan and is almost indestructible. Therefore …

What does an extension cost? - Estimate costs correctly

The most common form of extension usually consists of a garage that is "incorporated" into the house. To make it usable as living space ...

Sealing aerated concrete blocks from Ytong

If you want to build a shelf made of Ytong bricks for your apartment, you have the problem that these aerated concrete bricks - many call them ...

Build your own chimney - this is how it works

If you want to build a chimney yourself, you have to deal with the matter in detail. The purpose defines the ...

Replace door glass - this is how it works

And suddenly there was a loud bang and the old window was on the outside - and now you stand perplexed in front of your beautiful old door and ...

Attach verge cladding yourself - this is how it works

If you have re-covered your roof, you can of course also attach the verge cladding yourself. All you need is ...

Insulate the basement - this is how it works

A frequent problem, regardless of whether it is a new or old building, is the question of thermal insulation and therefore also the insulation of a basement. …

Insulate basement windows with plastic - this is how it works

Due to its location below the living space, the basement makes special demands on room ventilation. How to insulate your basement windows ...

Creating the foundation - this is how it works for a garden shed

Every building that you want to create for greater durability needs a solid base. Depending on the type of house, the ...

Do the loft conversion yourself - you should pay attention to that

If you haven't already done the loft conversion when building your own home, you have to deal with this topic at the latest ...

Install the zinc gutter

Fitting a zinc gutter is not that easy. Some manual skills are required for this. In particular …

Sealing windows with silicone - you should pay attention to this

Would you like to seal your windows safely and professionally with silicone? Then read here what you should be aware of in any case.

Build wooden railings yourself

We find handrails wherever there is a need for increased safety when walking or climbing. They should protect passers-by from accidents ...

How to cut the clamping felt correctly - instructions

In addition to mineral wool, clamping felt is one of the most frequently used materials for thermal insulation under the roof. Processing is easy.

Sealing a wall - it will never get wet again

If walls above the basement, i. H. on the ground floor and above, becoming damp, there are usually cold bridges in the insulation ...

Secure basement windows - this is how it works

Burglars usually choose the easiest way into the house and that is unsecured basement windows. Make it difficult for uninvited guests ...

Glazing wooden windows - instructions

Wooden windows look great and provide a good living environment. With proper care, you will enjoy your windows for a long time ...

Sealing the basement from the inside - what you should pay attention to

Basements should actually be sealed from the outside, but this is often not possible. In these cases, you can also seal the basement from the inside.

Lay light panels correctly as a roof

Since the beginning of human civilization, people have been used to the fact that a roof protects them, but also the light from the house ...

Sealing the garage roof - this is how it works

You can only seal a leaky garage roof if you know the cause of the leak. Because there are many ways ...

Renovating stairs - this is how it works with a wooden staircase

If you have wooden stairs in your house or apartment, they will wear out a little over time. In order to restore you ...

Drying damp walls - this is how it works

A house can draw water and the result is damp walls throughout the house. To be able to dry such damp walls again, ...

Build a brick wall yourself - this is how it works

People learned in good time to build walls. The buildings of the ancients still wrestle them with the greatest respect to this day ...

Saltpetre in the cellar - what to do?

If you have discovered saltpeter in your basement, this indicates that the masonry is damp. With a drainage of the walls and the ...

Renovating half-timbered houses - this is how it works

Most of the time, the structural problems with historic houses are practically everywhere. Nevertheless, you can renovate half-timbered houses and so ...

Remove the window sash - this is how it works

Windows and doors should be tight and attractive. If you want to remove old window sashes, you can do this without damaging the ...

Insulate the outer wall of the basement - you should pay attention to this

The question of how to properly insulate an outer cellar wall is not easy to answer, because it depends on the location of the ...

Refurbishing a wooden staircase - it will look like new

It often happens that you have to renovate a wooden staircase. However, a distinction should be made here whether it is an external staircase, ...

Sealing old windows - this is what you should pay attention to

Windows should let light through as well as possible, but cold and wind should stay outside. Old windows meet this ...

Roof - replace tiles correctly

Tile roofs are characterized by a long service life and offer an attractive appearance. But if such a roof is getting on in years, ...

Replacing windows yourself - that's how it works

Windows are a key issue when it comes to thermal insulation. The thermal windows from the 90s meet the modern criteria for ...

Insulate the balcony - this is how it works

Modern buildings already have balconies with adapted insulation properties. You can also build an older balcony with the right technology ...

Mount the balcony railing correctly

A balcony railing is primarily for safety, not beauty. Therefore, you should consider certain technical ...

Have the house water connection replaced

The renewal of a domestic water connection is frightening for many homeowners because they fear high costs. To the …

Replace the doorbell

Since bell systems in private properties consistently work in the low-voltage range, it is even possible for older children to ...

Insulating flat roofs - what you should pay attention to

Like any other roof, you should definitely insulate a flat roof. In order to save energy, this is crucial. …

Sealing the outer wall - this is how it works with the basement

Is your basement already very damp or do you just want to prevent this? Then you need to seal your outer wall to ...

Carry out window renovation yourself

Old windows do not necessarily have to be exchanged for new ones immediately, you can do it first with a thorough window renovation ...

Damp walls in the basement - what to do?

Do you have damp walls in the basement? This often manifests itself through the formation of mold; Paint coatings and plaster crumble. An annoying and ...

Painting the garage door - that's how it works

To upgrade your property or to add a little color to everyday life, you can paint your garage door in an original way. With a …

Balcony leaking - what to do?

If a balcony is leaking, it is almost always due to a wrong wall connection or that the floor slab is sucking water from the edges. …

Install balcony door - this is how it works

The door to the balcony works much like a window in your living area. You build step by step with the right ...

Chimney stove: replace the fireclay - this is how it works

In times of rising energy prices, the wood-burning stove is a real alternative and is enjoying increasing popularity. After Several …

Fasten balcony end profile correctly

General weather conditions such as direct sunlight, snow and rain can cause tension on your balcony. …

Install basement windows - this is how it works

If you decide to install new basement windows in your house, then you can do this work as a reasonably practiced ...

PVC roof - this is how roof panels are laid correctly

A PVC roof is relatively easy to erect. All that is needed is a stable substructure. Then the ...

Rising damp in the basement - what to do?

In many cellars there is humidity that is completely normal and harmless. However, rising groundwater is a problem ...

Sealing concrete - this is how it works

Concrete floors have long since ceased to be found exclusively in garages or basements. Even in modern residential buildings, floors spread ...

Have a dormer built in - that's how the planning works

The drag dormer is the archetype of all dormers, it has vertical, triangular cheeks, the roof is simple in its area ...

Use rigid foam boards correctly for insulation

Hard foam panels are ideal for thermal insulation. Thanks to the practical tongue-and-groove system, they can be installed smoothly.

Install a sliding patio door - this is how it works

A space-saving variant for a patio door is a lift and slide door. Read here how you can make a patio sliding door yourself ...

Coloring concrete - you should pay attention to that

Concrete is a resilient, versatile material. Anyone who still thinks today that concrete is boring and gray does not know how ...

Roof insulation - construction done right

Heat rises to the top. For this reason, roof insulation is of the utmost importance, but you have to pay attention to the correct construction.

Make gutters clean - this is how it works

Cleaning the gutters is part of the usual maintenance work on the house and should be carried out at least once a year. …

Build yard gate yourself - instructions

If you have a driveway to your house, you want it to be safe from prying eyes and also to protect your property ...

Basement insulation outside - this is how it works

If you want to have a sensible basement insulation, you not only have to consider various things, but above all one ...

Lay granite paving stones yourself in the courtyard - this is how it works

The fact that you have an inner courtyard is very nice in itself, but you can hardly use it properly? It's uneven and bumpy, ...

Install patio door - that's how it works

Perhaps you are one of those people who want to easily reach your terrace or balcony. That's why you ...

Build your own wooden windowsill - this is how it works

No plastic fits into a rustic ambience, not even plastic-coated chipboard. If you value balanced harmony ...

Build your own wooden garage door

Some people will smile at you when they build a garage door out of wood. You have to get out to open and close, there is ...

Set ground anchors - this is how it works

You want to set a ground anchor for your pavilion and are not quite sure how to do it. Check out the ...

Screed drying - this is how it works with a heat pump

If you have decided to use a heat pump as a heating option for a new building, you should, before laying the screed, with ...

Plastering the house wall - this is how it works

It takes some practice to be professional with a trowel if you have not learned the craft. With perseverance and ...

Replacing the basement window - this is how it works

If you still have an old metal window in your basement, you can replace it with a modern one. As the …

Mending facade plaster - this is how it works

A house facade is exposed to numerous weather influences: sun, wind and rain leave their mark, and in some places ...

Make full thermal insulation yourself - this is how it works

If you have bought an older house, it is in most cases not or only very slightly insulated. To keep costs as low as ...

Laying the drinking water pipe - this is how it works

It is irrelevant whether the drinking water pipe needs to be repaired, expanded or re-laid. The basic rules apply to ...

Build your own shutters - that's how it works

When you drive past the houses like that, the window fronts have become quite a uniformity. Almost everyone has blinds, nothing ...

Create a point foundation - this is how it works

Point foundations are quite popular, as they can be built in a very simple way and with relatively little material ...

Concrete or brick? - This is how you weigh up when building a house

The choice between concrete and bricks for your own home is above all a matter of taste. However, there are also a few points ...

Insulate walls - this is how it works

More and more people want to insulate the walls, especially because of the increasing energy prices. Since this variant ...

Install the roller shutter box correctly

Roller shutters are mounted on windows so that residents are protected from sun, hail, snow and rain - or even from noise. …

Sealing the cistern - this is how it works

A cistern only makes sense if it is watertight. For this reason, regardless of whether you are building a new building or renovating, ...

Painting concrete - you should pay attention to this

Anyone painting concrete is faced with the question of whether a primer is necessary and, above all, which color the ...

Plastering the clinker facade - what you should pay attention to

Clinker facades are permanent and durable. Of course, these were not attached to later disappear under the plaster. That's why …

Concrete in the awning posts correctly

Your awning is braced between the posts with elastic straps. Even small gusts of wind have an enormous force on the large ...

Lean concrete - how to mix it correctly

It all depends on the mix: There are numerous possible uses for concrete, whereby the proportions of the individual components ...

Sealing the house wall - this is how it works

The new houses must all be built according to the Energy Saving Ordinance. But with older houses you have to seal the house wall.

Build light shaft yourself

Those who build themselves know that everything is very expensive. All the better if you can do a lot yourself. A light shaft is easy ...

Carry out house insulation properly on the outside

If your house has no exterior insulation, then expensive heating energy escapes through the house facade. Read here how you can ...

Soiled chimney - what to do?

Many homeowners struggle with the problem of the fireplace getting sooty over and over again. But what does this actually mean and what can ...

Build a sandstone wall - this is how it works

Building a sandstone wall yourself is easy. However, you have to observe a few manual requirements. After all, the wall should be steadfast.

Painting roof tiles - this is how it works

If you no longer like your roof, you don't necessarily have to re-cover it. You can clean it thoroughly and remove the roof tiles ...

Mount the gutter bracket correctly

When installing gutter brackets, you must ensure that the gutter has a sufficient slope. Otherwise that would ...

Plan stairs - that's how it works

A staircase represents an escape route and a connection to other residential floors. Particularly well planned and professionally implemented ...

Renovating an old house - this is how you can do it

Unfortunately, old houses are exactly the opposite of old wine - houses get worse and worse with age. But …

Renovating wooden windows - instructions

If you have installed old wooden windows or even newer ones in your apartment or house, then these must always be well ...

Build a balcony yourself - you have to pay attention to that

With a balcony you can expand your living space and create an "open-air room" in the summer months, which is ideal for relaxing, ...

Properly seal balconies

Balconies are constantly exposed to the weather, which is why they should be well sealed against rain and moisture. How do you do that on ...

Cover the fireplace insert with fireclay

A fireplace in the living room not only exudes a romantic atmosphere, it also has the purpose of warming the room. The …

Successfully install the inner lining in the roof window

After the new skylight is in place, its surroundings should also look neat again thanks to an inner lining ...

Refurbishing old tiled stoves - you should pay attention to this

How you should refurbish an old tiled stove depends on various factors. If the stove is just an old stove, it is enough to ...

Renovating damp walls - this is how it works

There are damp walls not only in old walls, but also in new buildings. You have to renovate these as soon as possible, because the ...

Build a sauna in the basement - that's how planning works

The sauna is the ultimate relaxation classic: this dream comes true by installing a sauna in the basement at home. If …

Renovating stairs - this is how it works with concrete stairs

They still exist: We are talking about concrete stairs, which are mainly used as outdoor stairs or cellar stairs. But …

Concrete in wooden posts - this is how it works

After you have erected a garden fence, you will notice that the wooden posts buried in the ...

Insulating the roof from the inside - instructions

In today's times of energy saving, houses are very well sealed. But older houses in particular are insulated ...

Roof covering at the carport - this is how a flat roof succeeds

A carport is the garage in "light" and protects your car from rain, snow and hail. In summer it also provides shade, which ...

Insulate the facade - calculate the costs correctly

High energy costs do not have to be, because they can be reduced considerably through energetic renovations. It is particularly effective ...

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Correctly set ground sleeves for posts

Ground sockets for hammering in are an ideal alternative to setting wooden posts. They guarantee a secure hold with every ...

Concrete in the post anchor - this is how it works

If you are planning a garden shed or a terrace with a roof, the anchors for this are of crucial importance. She …

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Replacing the window handle - this is how it works

Do you no longer like the look of your window handles? Then you could replace your window handle with a new one. And it's very easy.

Correctly attach insulation panels for the facade

You can attach insulation panels to the facade yourself. You just have to know how to properly assemble these panels. The …

Building a half-timbered house - this is how planning works

The right living environment can largely determine the quality of life. If you therefore decide when building a house, ...

Build a carport - that's how it works

The carport is an inexpensive alternative to a standard garage. A carport can be set up quickly from wood or aluminum. …

Building a dormer window - what to consider

Dormer windows are one of the particularly stylish building extensions as they enrich the building with a lively roof landscape. …

Open the roller blind box and fix the jamming

With older roller shutters in particular, it can happen that they are difficult or impossible to operate. Here it is not always from ...

Install the chimney pipe reduction piece correctly

The connection of wood-burning stoves causes many problems, especially if the chimney pipe on the stove is larger than the one on the chimney. Do you know where …

Building with Ytong stone - this is how it works

Ytong stone is very popular with do-it-yourselfers because it is easy to work with, light and offers other advantages. Of course there is ...

Replace window glazing - this is how it works

Replacing window glazing yourself can save a lot of money. With a little courage for the gap and the right tools, this is also ...

Install a tubular motor - this is how it works in the roller shutter box

Anyone who wants to control their roller shutters automatically cannot avoid a tubular motor in each winding shaft. But also in place of the ...

Painting a wooden house - this is how it works

If you paint your wooden house regularly, you can use it to maintain its value over the long term. But you should definitely have a ...

Making wooden doors weatherproof - this is how it works

The material of a wooden gate is exposed to much higher loads than a rigid piece of fence. So that …

Eliminate moss on the roof - this is how to proceed

Moss on the roof is rarely a real problem. It just doesn't look good and if there is heavy vegetation it can ...

Double the rafters - this is how it works

If you want to convert the attic into living space, you have to insulate the roof. An insulation between the rafters is ideal, ...

Make insulation with Styrofoam - this is how it works

Especially in this day and age, when energy prices are exploding, it is of course very important to give your house a good ...

Install the fireplace yourself - that's how it works

Everyone knows them - chimneys. This energy-saving but effective heat source offers a cozy atmosphere and is a real ...

Mount the outside window sill correctly

It takes a bit of skill to assemble an exterior window sill yourself. Basically, you set granite window sills with ...

Build a wooden bicycle shelter - this is how it works

Those who want to get a new bike today often have to pay as much as they would for a used car. So it's no wonder that ...

Bend the brass tube correctly

Even if it sounds implausible, a brass tube is not so easy to bend. Why? Because when bending it usually ...

Cleaning roof tiles - this is how you proceed

Roof tiles that are getting on in years no longer look good either. It has certainly already become moss and other ...

Use sealing tape correctly to seal joints

Sealing joints should generally be done with a suitable sealing tape for the purpose. There is sealing tape on the outside and inside.

Mount the double T-beam correctly

Double-T-beams have a low dead weight and still have a large load-bearing capacity and span. In the construction industry ...

Build a flat roof - that's how it's done

You can easily build a flat roof yourself. You only need a little manual skill and should be familiar with the ...

Create a light shaft in front of the basement window

With structural changes, as well as with new buildings, it may be necessary to build the basement window below the floor level. Then …

Painting shutters - that's how it works

Shutters are only as beautiful as their paintwork. If your paint is peeling off, maybe it's time to ...

Insulate the balcony - this is how to proceed

With good craftsmanship it is possible to insulate your own balcony yourself. However, you should always ...

Building a roof terrace - this is how planning works

If you have your own home with a garage right next to the house, you can build a roof terrace on it with a little sweat.

Concrete in the flagpole - Instructions

After the men's soccer world championship at the latest, it will become more and more fashionable in Germany. We're talking about the flagpole and the ...

Building a jumble - you should pay attention to that

If you expand the attic and if there is still no jamb, you have to install it later. There are ...

Flat roof waterproofing - you should pay attention to this

A real guy doesn't call a craftsman so quickly, but at least tries to do any work on the house and yard himself ...

Illuminated ceilings - this is how the installation can be planned

Luminous ceilings are a good solution for the basic lighting of a room, they donate even, shadow-free light. You are a ...

Install the wall duct for the stove pipe correctly

You can make the wall feed-through for a stovepipe yourself. By carefully prying out the hole you can reach one of the ...

Sealing the rain gutter - this is how it works

Sealing a defective rain gutter immediately after discovering the damage means saving yourself a lot of trouble and this kind of ...

Insulate jam properly

Perhaps you know the word knee stick better, but knee stick and jamb are the same thing. As a rule, one thinks about ...

Lay bone stones correctly

If paving stones are to be laid, the question naturally arises, for what purpose this should be done. If it's not ...

Aerated concrete or Poroton when building? - Advantages and disadvantages

Many people know the problem that there are so many materials that are ideal for building. All are considered optimal ...

Use the insulation board correctly

If you want to insulate your facade from the outside with insulation panels, you have to cut the panels accordingly. Who here has the right tool ...

Painting the windowsill - that's how it works

If your wooden window sill needs repainting, there is some groundwork to be done before painting. Are you going …

Sealing masonry - instructions

Walls in the outdoor area are always exposed to strong weather, whether snow, rain or sun. That's why you should ...

Build concrete stairs - instructions

Building a staircase requires good planning and is not easy to calculate with the thumb. The structural conditions ...

Building a retaining wall out of concrete - this is how it works

A concrete retaining wall can be used to support slopes or embankments. Pour this wall or build it on a foundation in ...

Laying composite stones

With composite stones you can lay your terrace, your yard or just a path. These paving stones are put into a gravel or ...

Insulate the roof with a vapor barrier - this is how it works

You can save a lot of energy costs by insulating your roof. But don't forget to attach a vapor barrier.

Insulating flat roofs - instructions

Insulate your flat roof with the right instructions. You can use hot bitumen as a vapor barrier. If you have a warm roof, ...

Remove bitumen paint - that's how it's done

That's pretty tough. You have to plaster your wall again and a bitumen coating prevents the project, because bitumen contains oil, ...

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Mending the wall - this is how you plug holes in the walls

Often when old wallpaper is removed, especially in old buildings, the plaster underneath comes loose from the wall, so that small but also ...

Insulate wooden beam ceilings - this is how it works

According to the Energy Saving Ordinance, you as a homeowner are obliged to insulate your wooden beam ceiling if it is not accessible. The …

Laying bitumen sheeting - this is how it works

Laying bitumen sheeting on roofs and especially on garages is something that few do-it-yourselfers seem to be able to do themselves. …

Mixing cement - this is how it works

Cement is a non-metallic, inorganic substance that solidifies and then hardens when water is added. Once dried, it is ...

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Correctly observe the mixing ratio for concrete

You can easily mix concrete yourself. However, you must always pay attention to the required mixing ratio. The more resilient the ...

Sealing wooden windows - you should pay attention to this

You don't necessarily have to replace old wooden windows if the apartment gets drafty. You can seal this very well, while ...

Nail and glue shingles

Shingles are available in different colors and shapes so that you can harmonize the roofing on your building facade ...

Build a garage roof - that's how it works

A leaky garage roof can sometimes no longer be repaired. In that case you will have to build a new one. For people who ...

Concrete in the post base - this is how it works

For reasons of stability, you should set the post bases in concrete. It's easier than you think. There are no special ...

Build a basement - that's how it works

If you own a house, you can build it with a basement for more storage space. You can also use this for guests or for ...

Roof repair - how to lay roofing felt

If a roof repair or repair is required on your shed or garage roof. a repair of the roofing felt is pending, so you can do this work ...

Mix concrete yourself - you have to pay attention to that

Our world is no longer conceivable without concrete. Even the Coliseum was built from concrete. You can also mix concrete yourself and ...

Use quick ties correctly

If water-thinned quick-release binders are added to cement, setting is greatly accelerated. As a result, the mortar sets very quickly ...

Laying bricks - instructions

Walls is not just about laying stones on top of each other, there are a number of things to consider. How to Correctly Bricks ...

Solder a copper gutter - this is how it works

Soldering a copper gutter is actually something for professionals. But with a little practice, skilled do-it-yourselfers will manage it too.

Attach ridge tiles correctly

Do you think you can't install ridge tiles yourself? That is a mistake. Anyone who has a head for heights and has something handcrafted ...

Roofing with roofing felt - this is how it works

Roofing with roofing felt has many advantages. Roofing felt is relatively cheap to buy and it can be installed quickly.

Coloring concrete - this is how it works

Concrete doesn't have to be gray and boring. Color the concrete for the exterior facade in a bright blue. Like this …

Make external insulation yourself - this is how it works with Styrofoam

At the latest when the next heating season is just around the corner, many homeowners start thinking about the heat insulation of the house. …

Building a drainage shaft with concrete - this is how it works

The construction of a drainage shaft with concrete requires careful planning, especially what the right size of the system and the ...

Remove windows - that's how it works

With the help of the following instructions you can expand your windows yourself. In addition to some manual skill, you also need ...

Above-rafter insulation or between-rafter insulation? - Decision support

With builders who want to insulate their roof, the question often arises as to which type of insulation is best suited. There are …

Laying the sewer line - this is how it's done

You can save a lot of money if you lay your sewer yourself. No special manual skills are required for this.

Wall in the inspection flap correctly

Inspection hatches - also known as inspection doors or maintenance hatches - enable you to access installations that are ...

Restoration plaster - this is how you dry damp masonry properly

Restoration plaster is a special plaster that is open to diffusion, i.e. lets out steam but protects against moisture. Before you apply restoration plaster ...

Use scarf stones for a wall correctly - this is how it works

Scarf stones have air chambers inside, which are filled with concrete after a wall has been built. They are ideal for ...

Carry out a thick coat on the wall correctly

Thick coatings are a good way to seal walls and vertical surfaces when it is a question of non-stagnant moisture.

Cleaning cement mixers - this is how it works

The most important thing when cleaning the concrete mixer is that you clean it quickly, because hardened concrete can hardly be removed.

Apply window glaze correctly

Many older wooden windows are painted with a window glaze. Although today it is almost exclusively plastic windows of the latest ...

Use a PE film correctly as a vapor barrier

In many cases - for example when laying new screed or on underfloor heating - a PE film can be used as ...

Fill in cavities with construction foam - this is how it works

Every handyman or do-it-yourselfer knows the situation where, intentionally or unintentionally, cavities have arisen. These can …

Lay KG pipes correctly - this is how it works

If you want to lay a drainage pipe system, you also need KG pipes. You use these for cables in the ground.

Bring the garage yourself - building instructions

A garage can easily be built with sand-lime bricks yourself. You should make sure that the wall walls are horizontal and in ...

Laying roofing membranes - this is how it works

Before you re-cover your roof, you should install underlay membranes. This allows any condensation that occurs to be drained into the gutter.

Solder gutters - instructions

Perhaps older zinc gutters adorn your roof. Then it can happen that you have to repair defective areas. …

Insulate windows - that's how it works

In view of the dizzying energy costs, it is annoying when windows are so leaky that the thermal energy ...

Painting roofing felt - this is how it works

Like all other roofs, a roof that has been covered with roofing felt needs to be looked after. Whereby it has to be said that roofing felt ...

Refurbish water pipes - this is how it works

Over the years, of course, water pipes are also in need of renovation. This problem always arises, especially in older houses ...

Process fiberglass mats correctly

The processing of fiberglass mats requires some precautionary measures - and then a patient approach. This is particularly suitable ...

Masonry Cord - How To Use It Correctly

The bricklayer's cord is a very special cord and almost a sanctuary for every bricklayer. Whether professional or hobby bricklayer, for an exact ...

Refurbishing an Eternit roof - this is how it works

Many older garages and sheds were provided with an Eternit roof, as this material was considered indestructible in the 1960s. …

Build concrete furniture yourself - this is how it works

Concrete furniture is a new trend and more and more hobbyists want to try their hand at concrete furniture. Depending on your experience, you should ...

Sealing the gutter with silicone - instructions

If your house has a galvanized metal gutter and it is leaking, you can temporarily seal it with silicone. …

Roof constructions made of wood - this is how they succeed

Even today, our roof structures can hardly deny their Germanic-Roman origins - both the rafter roof and the ...

Laying quartzite slabs correctly - this is how it works

Quartzite slabs are laid in a thin bed. Only use an adhesive that is suitable for natural stones.

Glass block - this is how you build a skylight

The times when glass blocks in the house and garden were built as complete, non-load-bearing walls are over. As …

Walling concrete blocks - this is how it works

With concrete blocks in a complete system, you can wall a property boundary or an enclosure in no time, because thanks to ...

Bringing up a garage - a simple guide

Building a garage is not that difficult. Even if you've never worked with bricks and mortar before, you should succeed.

Wall drainage - you should pay attention to this

If you live in an older house, the walls may be damp. Due to insufficient insulation ...

Roof tiles: engobed or glazed - selection criteria

Whether roof tiles should be engobed or glazed depends on various factors. If you know the differences, you can ...

Sewer pipe - this is how you seal a leak

A leak in the sewer pipe can quickly lead to major water damage. That is why you should seal it immediately. Therefor there ...

Attach a gutter made of zinc - that's how it works

Due to their low price, zinc guttering is still popular today. With a manageable maintenance effort ...

Attach a vapor barrier - this is how it works with the attic conversion

If you want to expand your attic or want to insulate the roof of your house sufficiently, it is advisable to lay a vapor barrier. …

Chain link fence - assembly goes like this

Since Stefan Raab at the latest, the "chain-link fence" should no longer be a foreign word for anyone, in addition to the "Knallerbsenstrauch". …

Use mineral wool correctly as insulation in the roof

When it comes to insulating your attic, you can go about it in different ways. The possibilities mostly result from the current ...

Laying bitumen roof shingles yourself - this is how it works

Roof shingles made of bitumen are mainly used for functional buildings, but also for roofing residential buildings, if the ...

Install perimeter insulation in the basement - this is how it works

For those who want to insulate the basement of their house against the cold, the perimeter insulation of the basement is an effective, possibly ...

Install the front door - this is how it works

You can install a front door yourself quickly and without spending too much time. There are house doors made of different materials, ...

Replacing window seals - this is how it works

Over time, window seals can lose their elasticity and become harder as a result. With professional guidance you can ...

Welding pipes - this is how it's done

We find pipes in all areas of daily life. Be it as a drain pipe for a sink or as a pipeline for our ...

Attaching a wooden facade - instructions

More and more people are choosing a wooden facade because it looks more natural than a plastered wall. In addition, it can be ...

Sealing the basement floor - this is how it works

The basement floor is often damp, which can make it impossible to expand the basement if you do not seal it properly. Are you going …

Laying the drainage channel - instructions

Do you want to rebuild your driveway, but don't know how to effectively drain the entire area? Do the ...

Expertly set concrete fence posts

In order to fence your property, you first need fence posts to which you can attach your fence. If the fence is right ...

Insulate truss - you should pay attention to this

When insulating half-timbered houses, you probably don't want to miss out on the beautiful sight of the valuable facade. Your framework can ...

House with swimming pool - what to look out for

Do you dream of having your own swimming pool in the house? Then, when you buy a house with a swimming pool, you should be aware of a few factors ...

Concrete in the ground sleeve - this is how it works

When installing posts and piles, you should set the ground sockets in concrete. This gives the posts a secure hold.

Laying floor tiles - this is how it's done

Laying floor tiles is not easy. In order to lay floor tiles in a handsome way, you have to be a very skilled and experienced craftsman.

Weatherproof wood - this is how maintenance works

Weatherproof wood is suitable for garden furniture, fences, terraces and many other structures that are exposed to the elements. …

Chimney stove - replace firebricks

Fireclay bricks in a wood-burning stove function as a heat store: They store the heat emanating from the material to be fired and slowly release it ...

Install doors like a pro - instructions

If you are planning a major renovation of your house or apartment, the doors are of course not left out either. It can …

Renewing the garage roof - a guide

The garage gives your car or motorcycle a dry and sheltered home. However, after many years it can happen that ...

Make house numbers out of concrete - this is how it works

You can cast your own house number out of concrete. You can choose a specific shape that contains the number or just ...

Use rock wool as insulation - this is how it works

Rock wool is ideal as an insulating material because its material properties make it resistant to vermin, mold and ...

Concrete pavement - how to clean oil stains

Oil stains on concrete pavement are not only unsightly, they also represent a serious risk of slipping and also endanger the ...

Install the zinc gutter on the roof - this is how it works

Zinc gutters are still attractive today. And not least because of the low prices for this material. The assembly can ...

Carry out insulation correctly under the floor slab

Not every house is built with a basement. In this case, however, a floor slab is always poured onto which the house ...

Welded wire mesh - calculate size correctly as required

Since there are welded wire meshes in different sizes, you should calculate the required dimensions of the meshes exactly. This will save you ...

Paint the concrete terrace covering with paint - this is how it works

There are terraces that have no coverings other than a concrete slab and there are those that were laid with concrete slabs. …

Point holder tips

Point fixings - you have to pay attention to this during use With point fixings you can fix glass securely in rooms or on facades or ...

Using bricks for walls - instructions

Use whole bricks of the same size if you want to build a wall. Use half bricks when there is ...

Mount the aluminum gutter correctly

Have you bought an aluminum gutter and now you don't know how to mount it on your house? These …

Cleaning the slate roof - this is how it works

With its slope, a slate roof can pull itself down so deep that it is cleaned more often than a simple gable roof ...

Making a stair step from exposed aggregate concrete - instructions

Often the distance from the house or Bungalow too high to take a normal step into the garden. One step is to ...

Floor drain in the basement - this is how you avoid problems

A floor drain in the basement is not only useful, it is often also required if you have the water meter in the basement. So that the ...

Properly apply restoration plaster in the basement - this is how it works

In mostly older houses it can happen that the walls are damp. To combat this evil effectively, you should use renovation plaster in ...

Fireplaces with chimneys - this is how you plan correctly

Fireplaces that are to be operated with an open fire must be built together with a chimney, because the poisonous ...

Concrete renovation - repair small cracks in concrete yourself

It can happen that smaller cracks appear in the concrete. This can be done quickly with a little concrete renovation ...

Balcony waterproofing - plan the construction carefully

The construction of a balcony waterproofing must be planned carefully, because if you make mistakes, you will only pass the water on ...

Pellet silo - this is how you build it yourself

If you need a silo for your pellets, then you should try to convert an existing room so that the pellets ...

Connect the doorbell - that's how it works

You can connect a doorbell yourself without any further problems. If the old doorbell is defective, then ...

Make formwork for house construction yourself - this is how it works

Formwork is required wherever liquid, semi-liquid or earth-moist building materials are to be used. The formwork ...

Strip foundation - DIY instructions

The strip foundation is a common type of foundation in construction that is widely used today. With an easy to understand ...

Concrete in post anchors - this is how you build a fence

To surround a large property with a fence, you should concrete the fence posts very deeply and firmly into the ground. As …

Plastic cladding for facade renovations

When it comes to redesigning facades, plastic cladding is far superior to other ways of beautifying buildings.

Attach insulation between the rafters - instructions

Searing heat in summer, bitter cold in winter. It gets uncomfortable under the roof without thermal insulation. The easiest and ...

Laying polygonal slabs for driveways - this is how it works

Polygonal slabs are broken slabs made of natural stones such as slate, quartzite, granite and porphyry. She …

Insulate the upper storey ceiling - this is how it works

The legislature stipulates that homeowners have to insulate at least the upper storey ceiling. Usually this is the ...

Install interior insulation for half-timbering

The interior insulation of timber framing is often the only solution because of the monument protection. Here it is particularly important when choosing the material ...

Apply flat roof coating - this is how it works

Flat roofs have their own properties that prevent the use of roof tiles. An effective and inexpensive alternative ...

Cantilever sliding gates - how to assemble them

In some buildings it is necessary to install cantilever sliding gates. These include, for example, stable or barn doors or ...

Concrete and mortar - difference and correct use

The main difference between concrete and mortar is that mortar is finer than concrete due to the grain size and aggregate.

Steel door - this is how it is installed

For certain structural conditions, the building supervisor may ask you to install a steel door with certain properties ...

Clinker - instructions for expanding your house facade

Clinker is a good way to beautify the facade of a house, which is becoming more and more popular. Especially in the context of ...

Use silicate panels for interior insulation - this is how it's done

There are situations where external insulation of buildings is not possible, for example if you own a listed building ...

Concrete light shaft - noteworthy

A light shaft - made of concrete, for example - has the task of supplying basement rooms with sufficient light and fresh air and for ...

Paving work - this is how it becomes professional

You can do paving work yourself with a little skill. Allow enough time for this. It is best to practice beforehand ...

Buy Eternit panels - you should pay attention to this

For many years, Eternit products were considered harmful to the environment and health due to the asbestos fibers they contain. Since the 1990s ...

Laying roof shingles - this is what you should pay attention to

If you are building a new gazebo, the roof must be covered to protect it from the elements. To do this, you can use roofing felt. …

Paint windows with alkyd resin paint

In contrast to plastic windows, a wooden window regularly needs a new coat of paint. To paint, use either ...

Eliminate holes in the wall when pulling out - that's how it works

If you move, you usually have to hand over your old apartment renovated before you move out. This includes a new coat of paint on a normal ...

Clad ceiling beams - this is how it works

If you have ceiling beams in your room that need cladding, then simply make some yourself ...

Incorporate expansion joints into concrete - this is how you proceed

If you want to make a property driveway or a footpath in your garden out of concrete, you should definitely ...

Build a light barrier yourself - this is how it works

A light barrier is used to switch an electrical consumer depending on the incidence of light. There are many options for ...

Using clay as a building material - instructions for building a clay house

Together with wood, clay is an ancient building material. In recent times, clay has been paying more attention to as a building material because it has different ...

Proceed successfully against moisture in the basement

Moisture can collect anywhere and at some point inevitably leads to mold. This is particularly quick in rooms that tend to be ...

Knot mesh - how to build a game fence

In rural areas in particular, it is important to protect yourself against the intrusion of game such as deer or wild boar. Just as important …

Insert the U-post base correctly

U-post bases are often used to create a secure base for carports, a pergola, or fences. Right here is ...

Bending multilayer composite pipes - this is how it works

Multi-layer composite pipes have many advantages over other pipes and they can even be bent quite easily. With small radii ...

Use smooth-edged boards for the external formwork - this is how it works

You want to clad your facade with smooth-edged boards, but you don't know how, invest the money in a professional, that's what you want ...

Buying Styrodur - you should pay attention to this

Styrodur panels are ideally suited as thermal insulation. In addition, they are also often used for model making. Since there are different ...

Making exposed aggregate concrete yourself - a challenge

Among the different types of concrete, the exposed aggregate concrete is particularly attractive from a visual point of view. That is why it is also used in ...

Pergola - this is how you build it yourself from wood

A pergola often adorns gardens, divides them into sections or provides with its vegetation with climbing roses, ivy or other ...

Welding tar cardboard - this is how it works

The welding of tar paper roofing membranes is a popular technique for sealing flat roofs effectively and permanently. Exactly …

Lay plastic pipes correctly

Plastic pipes are primarily used for drainage lines. You can relatively easily make the plastic pipes yourself ...

Wooden hut: create a blueprint - this is how it's done

As a rule, a construction plan is drawn up for every building. It is the same with a wooden hut. However, it depends on ...

Build snow grids for the roof

If you want to save yourself unloved surprises from your house roof in winter, you should have a snow grate on your roof ...

Laying the bubble wrap - this is how it's done

Laying bubble wrap has been part of house building for many years. This type of film is often used to seal ...

Cracked concrete repair guide

Cracked concrete is annoying, but repairable. Whether it's age, the mixing ratio or the excessive exposure, a ...

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Carport - make your own drawing

A drawing is also part of the planning of a carport. However, you can easily make these yourself, as long as you are familiar with ...

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Painting house: what color? - Decision support

The facade of your home needs a new coat of paint? The color to choose when painting the house depends on a few factors.

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Adjust plastic window - instructions

Even with good maintenance and care of your plastic windows, it can happen that they have to be readjusted after a few years. …

Painting slate - you should pay attention to that

Like many natural products, slate has special properties that can be a challenge when painted. They find out …

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Calculate stairs - how to find the slope height

Building new stairs - this is how you calculate the height of the slope. Calculating stairs is a topic for carpenters and builders. One …

Make asphalt yourself - that's how it works

Asphalt is a mixture of sand of various grain sizes with a bitumen binder. It is used to fix floors and finds ...

Slate - how to remove broken slate sheets

In this guide you will learn how to remove old or broken slate. The old material can be relatively easily ...

Disabled parking space - measure the size correctly

Finding a handicapped parking space of sufficient size is not always easy. As the holder of a severely handicapped ID card ...

Process colored stone plaster - this is how you proceed

If you want to save money and enjoy doing manual work, you can renovate a lot at home yourself. You should, however, have some important ...

Calculate the cost of homeowners

If you are planning to become a proud homeowner, it can only be useful if you know in advance which ...

Laying the bitumen sheeting - this is how it's done

Laying the bitumen sheeting is a good way to protect the roof from moisture penetration. This material is the ...

Processing Poroton stones correctly - instructions

The Poroton stones are very special bricks. You work on two sides with functional implementation. They keep the existing ...

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Water pressure in the house - you need to know that

To ensure that the tap water flows sufficiently from the tap in all areas of your house, you need optimal water pressure.

Calculate excavation - instructions

If you have decided to dig the construction pit for your own home on your own, you must first think about ...

Pour concrete bike racks yourself - this is how it works

A bike rack can be made of many different materials, including concrete. The disadvantage must be accepted that the ...

Correctly mount the flush-mounted external socket

In the case of flush-mounted external sockets, protection against moisture is primarily necessary for safe operation. In addition, the socket should ...

Processing sandstone - this is how you proceed

Do you know the Imperial Cathedral of Speyer or the Heidelberg Castle? These are structures in which a lot of sandstone is built. …

Roof extension costs per square meter - this is how you calculate correctly

For many people, including you, it will become necessary in the course of time to remove the roof. Usually the reason is ...

Noise barrier - calculate the cost of building it yourself

A noise barrier can significantly increase the quality of life. If it is self-built, the costs are also kept within limits.

Adjust the patio door - this is how it works

The patio door looks good, is also used on warm winter days, you can enjoy the fresh air, maybe even the little ones ...

Slaked lime - you have to keep this in mind when handling it

Slaked lime is used for disinfection and during construction, there are a few things you should definitely pay attention to. The fact is that slaked lime is very ...

Burst water pipe - what to do?

A burst water pipe is one of the types of damage in a house that can occur suddenly. As soon as you find a leak ...

Motion detectors instead of light switches - this is how you retrofit

It can make perfect sense to replace a conventional light switch with a motion detector in some rooms. The exchange …

Corrugated bitumen sheets - instructions for installation

Corrugated bitumen sheets are not only cheap, they are also relatively easy to attach and are available in several colors, so ...

Processing temperature of concrete - this must be taken into account

Concrete - a building material that hardly any house or property owner would want to do without. There are the desolate basement walls ...

Plaster the base and make it waterproof

Are you in the process of plastering the base of your exterior wall in such a way that it is impermeable to water? What you need for this and how ...

Apply quick-setting concrete correctly

Small defects in the walls or on the floor can occur in various situations. Rapid concrete is exactly that ...

Putty windows - this is how it works

If you don't have any new windows, but old wooden windows, you will have to repair them at some point. This is how the windows ...

Plastic shingles - these are their advantages

For several decades, building owners have been using plastic shingles as an alternative to slate shingles, for more than one ...

Painting roof tiles - you have to pay attention to that

A roof lasts for several decades. However, the roof tiles can become unsightly over the years. Before you re-cover the roof ...

Remove safely - this is how you remove moss from roof tiles

Due to general weather conditions, moss can form on your roof over time, where it spreads relatively quickly. …

Build a canopy yourself - you should keep that in mind

If you want to build a canopy yourself in front of your front door, you should bring some basic technical knowledge with you to the start.

Install an outside chimney - this is how it works

An outside chimney is very suitable for retrofitting a second chimney. The acquisition costs are relative ...

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Dismantle the light switch - this is how it works

If a light switch is no longer required or needs to be replaced, you can remove it and either ...

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Measuring moisture in walls - this is how it works

When moisture has accumulated in walls, a lot of damage has often already occurred. Early measurement, can ...

Wiener screws - how to use them correctly

Viennese screws and Vienna sausages do not come from Vienna. But they are very useful and can be used in a variety of ways.

Asbestos roof - this is how the renovation works

If your asbestos roof shows defects, you have to renovate it. However, this is not so easy with asbestos roofs. You should ...

Refurbish basement - that's how you calculate the costs

When it comes to the renovation of a cellar, the first question that arises is which method is best for draining the cellar ...

Insulate the house - this is how interior insulation works

If you want to insulate a house from the inside, you should proceed in such a way that the heat loss from your house is then kept to a minimum.

Build a roof balcony - tips

After you have added a complete floor to your house as a bungalow, you now have the option of building a roof balcony.

Pump out the cellar with a submersible pump - this is how it works

A violent thunderstorm can not only frighten you, but also bring the water into the basement. Then you have to …

Corrugated roof sheets - how to assemble them

Whether on the canopy of your small shed or as a roof for the firewood, you can use corrugated roof sheets as rain protection everywhere.

Mount the snow guard bar - this is how you proceed

In addition to grille systems, the snow guard bars provide effective protection against roof avalanches. Not only on houses but also on garages, huts and ...

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Calculate the flow rate - this is how it works empirically

When you need to know what flow rate is flowing through a valve or pipe, there are several ways to calculate it.

Insulate with styrofoam balls - this is how you proceed

If you want to insulate the spaces between floors or outside walls, you can do this with suitable insulation materials. Concerns …

Use Parsol glass for the winter garden - this is how it works

Parsol glass seems to be the ideal material for glazing winter gardens. If you want to take advantage of this glass, you should ...

Apply window varnish correctly - this is how it works

Window lacquer is a special high-quality lacquer for painting doors and window frames. There are a few things you should consider when using it.

Painting the balcony - this is how you proceed

A little fresh color on the house and balcony makes the home appear more neat and new. How to go when painting ...

Repair bitumen sheeting - this is how it works

Bitumen sheeting is a soft material. Although very resistant to weather conditions, it is sensitive to ...

Laying electrical cables - this is how it works

You can lay an electrical cable yourself, for example to connect a socket to it. Often there are no sockets ...

House cultivation: calculate costs correctly

A building project is usually associated with considerable costs. This also applies to your house extension, so you should calculate the costs in advance ...

Isolate double windows - instructions

Double windows no longer correspond to the state of the art and can be found at the end of the table with regard to thermal protection. …

Touch up basement plaster

Especially in older houses it can happen that the basement plaster comes off the walls over time. In such cases you should ...

Gutter overflows, what to do?

You have noticed that rain is no longer running down the gutter and you are now wondering: what to do? You can't ignore it ...

Roof terrace construction - you have to pay attention to this

With a roof terrace you increase the living quality of your property and also increase the value with this extra. Before …

Renew the tar roof - this is how it works

A badly damaged tar roof should be replaced as soon as possible, otherwise water will penetrate the roof structure. This will ...

Drying out the house - you should pay attention to this

A damp basement is often a sign that moisture is entering your home through the basement walls. So that in the long run no ...

Carry out sound insulation to the neighbors correctly - this is how it works

Noises or There is noise always and everywhere, both inside and outside. Does the noise come from the neighbor or maybe you have a ...

Drying out the cellar from the inside - this is how it's done

A damp basement isn't exactly what a homeowner wants. But if there should be a burst pipe ...

Create a building sketch - this is how a first draft works

The plan for your own house is already set in your head? Even though you see your project in front of you, you can see an important detail from ...

Window won't close - here's how to fix it

If your window no longer closes, it could be for various reasons. You can often solve the problem by ...

Use insulating wool correctly - this is how it works

If you insulate a house today, then in many cases insulation wool is used. However, when it comes to handling and ...

Use roofing felt v13 - this is how it works

A common material used to protect roofs is roofing felt. It serves to protect the roof from the ingress of water ...

Attach roof steps - you should know that

As a homeowner, you are familiar with the situation; the chimney sweep comes to the house twice a year to clean it. Should you then ...

Concrete slurry - how to make it

Concrete is a mixture of cement and water. If you want to fill hairline cracks in a concrete surface, concrete slurry is very suitable. …

Chimney draft does not work - what to do?

If the chimney draft is not working properly, the exhaust gases cannot be conveyed outside. In the rarest cases is ...

Loosen old silicone joints - that's how it works

There are silicone joints in a properly installed bathroom. These serve to seal the transitions between the ...

Blue concrete - this must be taken into account

Because of its bluish color, blue concrete, colloquially blue concrete, got its name. Below are a few ...

Renew window insulation - this is how it works

Good window insulation can save you a lot of money, poor insulation can cost you a lot of money. But how do you replace the old ...

"Where's the weather side?" - This is how you determine this

Where the weather side is at a certain location can be determined on the basis of various conditions. Numerous references to ...

Do fine plaster yourself - this is how it works

Plastering work in and around your house is pending. But this time you don't just want to buy the plaster you need, you want it ...

Pouring concrete in frost - you should pay attention to this

Usually there is not much going on on the construction site in winter. One of the reasons for this is that working with concrete in freezing temperatures ...

Simply insulate glazed windows - this is how it works

Not least because of the constantly rising energy costs, it makes perfect sense to insulate single-glazed windows. Stand for …

Mending house insulation outside - this is how it works

Good exterior insulation can be worth real money. The insulation keeps the heat in the house and thus reduces your heating costs, all the more so ...

How long does a roof last? - Interesting facts about roofs

If you are a homeowner or are just about to build your own home, then you know that a roof is a ...

Dig the point foundation - this is how it works

For smaller structures, such as carports, a single point foundation is sufficient. You can easily dig this out yourself.

Window: set the pressure - this is how it works

Most windows are delivered from the factory with a medium pressure. The pressure on many windows can be set differently.

Retrofitting a door in a prefabricated garage - this is how it works

Now that the prefabricated garage has been delivered and installed, you will notice that you could add a door later. As …

Garage: Standard for a double garage - you should keep this in mind

If you are planning to build a double garage, you should note that there are standard dimensions for such garages. Depending on how ...

Carry out core drilling in the chimney - this is how it works

It is a little tricky to core drill a chimney. You have to pay attention to a few things, because modern chimneys consist of ...

Install a heater for a garage - instructions

Sometimes it makes sense to also install a heater in a garage. Which type of heater is best for the garage ...

Unhook the Velux roof window - this is how it works

It rarely happens, but sometimes it is necessary to remove a Velux roof window. This guide shows how to do it.

Grouting polygonal plates - this is how it becomes weatherproof

Polygonal plates impress with their natural, mineral surfaces and asymmetrically shaped edges. This is how a ...

Mending external plaster - instructions

Over the years it can happen that a plaster is damaged. This is particularly uncomfortable outdoors. If …

Basement smells musty - this is how you get to the bottom of the smell

If a cellar smells musty, there can of course be many reasons. Read here what can be hidden behind it and what you ...

Does triple glazing make sense? - Decision support

As soon as you start thinking about new windows, you will be confronted with the question of whether those on the market are still relatively new ...

Repairing firebricks - this is how it works

If you look inside a wood-burning stove or a tiled stove, you will come across a very special stone. It is located in ...

Water in the basement penetrates concrete - what to do?

If water penetrates even through thick concrete in the basement, then mistakes were usually made in the construction of the structure. If the …

Insulate roller shutter box - Instructions

An internal roller shutter box allows cold, drafts and disturbing noises to penetrate into the living space and at the same time ...

Completely remove the wooden sponge - this is how it works

The wooden sponge, also known as dry rot, represents a constant danger, especially for half-timbered houses. If an infestation ...

Bending gutter iron - this is how it works

Gutter irons determine the slope of a gutter. So that the roof drainage works well, the gutter irons are on the right ...

Cold bridge - formation and interesting facts

Regardless of whether you want to build a new building or modernize an old one, in both cases you should make sure that ...

Interior insulation of the walls - worth knowing

Due to the rapid increase in energy costs, thermal protection is also being pushed more and more. But since it is not always possible ...

Sealing the asbestos roof - this is how you proceed

Countless people have died in agony as a result of asbestos. By inhaling the asbestos fibers, the fibers settle in the ...

Sealing the garage door - this is how it works

If you are fed up with hacking dirt, leaves, water and even small animals like mice in the garage over and over again, you have to ...

Residential building space in the outdoor area - this must be taken into account

Not infrequently it happens that citizens who own a property in the outdoor area want to erect a building on it and ...

Gravel costs: compare offers - this is how it works

If roads are built or tracks are laid, a ballast bed is required. Also under the foundations and floor slabs of buildings ...

Rent a construction machine - this is how it works

If you have to do extensive earthworks, you can make the job easier by renting suitable construction machinery.

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Vent the domestic waterworks - this is how it works

If the water pressure in your house water pipe is not sufficient to supply all water tapping points with sufficient water pressure, ...

Roller blind box: installing insulation - instructions

It used to happen again and again that the insulation was missing from a roller blind box. Nobody here paid any attention to it. If you …

Insulate the water pipe - this is how you protect it from frost

After all, water has the unpleasant property of expanding like ice. This leads to considerable economic ...

Sealing bricks - this is how it works

If it used to be the case that roof tiles had to be replaced after a certain period of time, today you can seal your tiles and ...

Roller doors for garages - this is what you should pay attention to

Roller doors are an alternative to up-and-over garage doors. However, there are a few things you should consider if you choose this type of gate.

Sealing the front door - this is how it works

If you live in an area with frequent storms, the front door should be well sealed. To seal your front door ...

When do you need a building permit? - Hints

The state building regulations of the federal states determine when you need a building permit. The building law serves your safety and ...

Concrete on concrete - how to erect a wall on a foundation

Concrete is a material that consists of water, gravel and cement. This can deal with various elements, for example iron, ...

Adjust the front door correctly - this is how it works

There may well be a need for a new front door at some point. Regardless of whether it is made of wood, plastic or metal, ...

Hide garbage can - ideas for a wooden panel

A garbage can should be set up in such a way that it is easily accessible and does not spoil the view. Often this cannot be done ...

Drainage shaft - benefits and use simply explained

A drainage shaft is always necessary when there is stagnant moisture, but it is undesirable. With a small excavator you can ...

Heating - which heating systems are environmentally friendly

If you believe the advertising, there is no such thing as a heating system that is harmful to the environment, because even conventional heating systems with coal, oil, ...

Cover the roof correctly - that's how the professional does it

In order to be able to cover a roof properly, you have to carry out a sequence of work steps over and over again.

Install light well attachments - this is how it works

They are found in almost all houses that have a basement. We are talking about light shafts. Since the windows are mostly under ...

Scaffolding - that's how you calculate the costs

If your home needs repairs, you may also need scaffolding. The costs for the scaffolding should ...

Painting a window - step-by-step instructions

Painting windows correctly is one of the tasks of every hobby craftsman. The windows should be renovated every few years ...

Calculate the cost of roofing felt - this is how it works

If you plan to cover a roof with tar paper, you can calculate the costs in advance relatively easily.

Process aerated concrete blocks - this is how you build an exterior wall

Aerated concrete or aerated concrete, as this building material was originally called, is a popular building material for many reasons. As …

Building a hall - tips for building a warehouse out of wood

If you are planning to build a warehouse, you can also build it out of wood. Wood is a natural building material that ...

Our construction diary - this is how you document your house construction

The construction management is obliged to keep a construction log for documentation. In the event that defects occur, a court can ...

Concrete - calculate the cost of a self-poured foundation

When it comes to pouring a foundation, many are concerned with the question of whether it can be done by yourself. …

Ytong or brick - this is how you make the right choice

For your building project you have to choose whether you should use Ytong or rather brick. Both materials have both advantages ...

Mineral exterior plaster - this is what you should pay attention to

When it comes to the renovation of facades, a mineral exterior plaster is definitely a good choice. But you should use the structure as ...

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Toilet - dimensions to consider when planning

If you want to retrofit a toilet, you should take certain dimensions into account, because you have to ...

Water pipes made of PE, stainless steel or copper? - Advantages and disadvantages

When it comes to laying new water pipes in a house, a discussion quickly arises as to whether they are made of PE or ...

Top up the bungalow - this is how you calculate the costs

Making changes to an existing home can sometimes be more expensive than building a new one. It is therefore advisable to ...

Cement and the dry season - worth knowing

Especially when you roll up your sleeves yourself for the first time and build a garage or a driveway on your own, you will ...

Apply insulation with perlite - instructions

In many building projects you can achieve excellent thermal insulation with perlite. In some projects, the bulk insulation is ...

Insulate the garage door - instructions

Garage doors are usually drafty and uninsulated for a good reason, because the car should dry out in the garage and very few garages ...

Garage doors - use roller doors correctly

Garage doors are more important so you might be thinking. Most of the time, people have been so busy building a house that there is often a ...

Attach GRP corrugated sheets - you should pay attention to this

Since you have decided to cover your little garden shed with GRP corrugated sheets, it certainly can't hurt if you ...

WLG 040 - Interesting facts about thermal insulation

A well-insulated house brings you great savings on heating costs. The materials used for thermal insulation are quite ...

Installing a sectional door - instructions

A sectional door is divided into segments similar to a roller door. In contrast to the roller door, the sectional door is not rolled up ...

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Standard dimensions for windows - worth knowing

In this sense, there are no standard dimensions for windows. Depending on your taste and space, you can have completely differently sized windows ...

Replace windows - this is how the costs are calculated

If you are planning to have your windows replaced in the near future, it couldn't hurt to know in advance what costs ...

Wooden battens on a facade - the procedure simply explained

The wooden battens of a facade is not a book with seven seals, but follows simple logical laws. It is used to attach ...

Window installation - instructions for installation in the garden shed

In order for the window installation in your garden shed to be a complete success, you should work according to a set of instructions. You have a …

Building a concrete light shaft - instructions

A concrete light well is usually installed directly in a new building. For older houses, you can use a concrete light well ...

Liquid bitumen - this is how you can use it

Liquid bitumen is z. B. Used in road construction as a binder for asphalt surfaces and is also used in building construction. …

Interior insulation with Multipor - this is how ceiling insulation works

Almost everywhere in the streets you can see how houses are retrofitted with external insulation. What many people don't ...

Roof shapes - compare the costs

The price of a house roof essentially depends on three factors. These factors are roof shape and construction, roofing and ...

Facade insulation and price per m2 - this is how you calculate

Thermal insulation plays a crucial role in today's world. Since energy costs have risen to dizzying heights, ...

Interior insulation with Rigips - this is how thermal protection is guaranteed

There are buildings where external insulation is not possible. For example with half-timbered houses that are subject to monument protection. …

Loft conversion - instructions for thermal insulation

Now that you have made up your mind to move forward with your loft conversion, the first thing on your to-do list is thermal insulation. …

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Construction costs per m3 - this is how you determine prices for precast concrete

Incorrectly calculated or unplanned construction costs can, if they turn out to be too high, cause real problems for building owners. Want …

How bricklayers build stairs

You are not a bricklayer, but want to build a staircase yourself? Then it is important to know how the bricklayers go about climbing stairs ...

Make blow-in insulation yourself - instructions

Making blow-in insulation using the do-it-yourself method is somewhat problematic. You can of course do a lot yourself, ...

Aerated concrete blocks - choose the right size

Aerated concrete blocks are often used as modern building materials. There are reasons for this, not only in the extensive range of ...

This is how you weld flanges for pipe connections

Pipe connections are difficult, and even with flanges it is not that easy. Usually these tend to ...

Solder galvanized gutter - this is how it works

The gutter is dripping, which is annoying and sometimes quite uncomfortable when the water from the gutter above the front door is directly ...

Construction with a base plate - advantages and disadvantages of the method

If you want to build something, you can't avoid building a foundation. A base plate is not always necessary. A strip foundation ...

Slate the chimney - this is how it works

If the chimney no longer looks beautiful, you should disguise it. Slate has the advantage that it gives you a tried and tested ...

Carport: Attach the fixings correctly - this is how it works

Setting up a carport is usually not a big problem. In hardware stores, complete kits are usually offered in which ...

Processing building material - this is how you mix concrete

Regardless of the project, a real do-it-yourselfer mixes his own building material. Indeed, stirring is ...

Build a wooden door yourself - this is how it works as a roller door

A roller door can be used wherever there is not enough space or where a door does not have to be absolutely leak-proof. You have to do this for ...

Wall corners - this is how you proceed

Don't hesitate to use the trowel yourself for your home improvement project. Especially with smaller construction projects like the ...

Concrete stairs - instructions

On the one hand, a staircase should be safe to walk on and, on the other hand, it should have dimensions that suit the human anatomy ...

Storing wood - this is how you store lumber

In contrast to storing firewood, you need to be even more careful with lumber so that it is not damaged during storage.

Install flat roof drainage - this is how it works

In addition to the low construction costs, a flat roof also offers the advantage that it can be walked on and, in this capacity, also as ...

Laying a welding line works like this

Bitumen sheets are laid on all flat roofs to protect against moisture. However, these can show defects over the years ...

Build a hipped roof - that's how it works

Roof types are diverse. The most common is the gable roof, followed by the hipped roof. Both roof types are related and represent ...

Plastering concrete in the basement - this is how you proceed

If you want to plaster your concrete walls in the basement, the easiest way to do this is with finished plaster. To make this project a reality ...

Poroton - U-value and its importance explained

Anyone who builds a house today makes sure that it is shielded as well as possible against energy losses. Below you will find out what ...

Buying XPS plates - you should keep that in mind

If you want to insulate your house, you need insulating material for this task. Easily said, because the range of insulation material we offer is really ...

Painting garage doors - this is what you should pay attention to

Garage doors are constantly exposed to a wide variety of weather conditions. Sooner or later, wind, snow, hail, ...

Insert window sill - this is how you plaster properly

Finally the new window is installed, properly foamed and glazed. Now you have to insert the correct window sill. …

Bringing in the chimney - this is how it works with aerated concrete

If you want to make your home really cozy with a fireplace, you can do it today as a DIY job: You ...

Sliding yard gates - you should pay attention to this when buying

Sliding yard doors form a safe and practical closure for your yard. Whether made of steel or aluminum, self-supporting or with ...

Building a garage - how to measure correctly

If you want to build a garage afterwards, there are of course a number of things you have to consider before the project can be put into practice.

Process formwork blocks - this is how it works

Formwork blocks are so-called hollow blocks, with air chambers that are open at the top and bottom and filled with concrete after they have been set ...

Strip foundation - that is what it means

Most of the time, when you want to build a building, it means that you need a strip foundation first. This term is something ...

Assembly of the snow guard - this is how you attach it to the roof

So that your visitors are not surprised by a roof avalanche while they are still standing in front of the front door, you should ...

Concrete basement blocks - this is what the building material entails

Concrete basement stones can be processed particularly cleanly and without problems, because their smooth surface structure means that you can ...

Renew slate facade panels - this is how you proceed

If individual facade panels made of slate are broken, you should replace them. It is important that you get the new plates ...

Sealing the chimney - a guide for laypeople

Your stove door has seals on the inside, some of which wear out and may therefore be replaced after a while ...

Carry out cellar renovation with finished plaster

You have now bought an old building in need of renovation and would like to start renovating the basement. Since you already have all the pipes ...

Walling with Ytong works like this

When looking for an ecological building material that can be used in house construction, one material has become more and more popular. …

Hairline cracks in the plaster - how to fix the wall

Hairline cracks in the plaster can be caused by various causes. Basically, you don't have to deal with them as long as they are not bigger ...

Bricks - formats that became the norm

Bricks are small natural stones but are made of ceramic material. Hence the name brick. Although it is very ...

Formwork block - that is what it means

Formwork blocks are extremely practical and easy to install. This saves costs when building a house, provided you lend a hand yourself.

Double-walled chimneys - worth knowing for buyers

If you are planning to retrofit a heater or a stove, the correct removal of exhaust gases is one of the most important ...

Shiny roof tiles - these are the reasons

You have probably already wondered when you have looked at different roofs: Many have a matt color and ...

Limescale protection system - that is what it means

Water is not simply water. The different properties of this vital resource mainly consist in the degree of ...

Sealing the expansion joint on the masonry - this is how it works

If different materials come together when building a house, expansion joints should be set here. The joints should be after ...

Rigips sloping ceilings have cracks - you should be aware of that

If a sloping roof has been clad with plasterboard when it is being removed, cracks are very common. These are mostly harmless in nature, ...

This is how you calculate construction costs for a wooden carport

You would like to build a carport yourself, but you have no idea what costs you will have to face. To the …

Inside thermal insulation - that's how it's made of Styrofoam

If you want to achieve effective thermal insulation from the inside, you can choose to use Stryopor. The material …

Smoothing the base plate after casting - this is how it works

Building a floor slab is a prerequisite in many projects. The production itself is not the problem if you ...

Testo 616 - this is how you measure the material moisture

With the Testo 616 measuring instrument, the material moisture of various building materials such as concrete, bricks, screed and types of wood can be ...

Laying PE lines - you should pay attention to this

PE lines are quite easy to lay, but even experienced do-it-yourselfers should know and observe their limits. This is how you do everything right.

Build wooden balcony railings yourself - instructions

You have a balcony or terrace at your house and the railing no longer looks nice. So would you like a ...

Water meter: Qn 6 - what does the name stand for?

The water consumption in houses is measured and billed using special meters. In many houses, water meters of the Qn 6 size ...

Applying plaster to concrete - this is how you go about it

An unplastered wall can also become a stylistic device in your home design, but plaster is always common. On concrete is a ...

Build light well attachment out of concrete - Instructions

To get light in a basement room, you can install light shafts in front of the basement windows. These are available in the hardware store. As …

HT pipe DN 40 - useful information for do-it-yourselfers

The designation HT pipe DN 40 gives an exact specification of a water pipe. Familiarize yourself with the names ...

Buy tar paper - you should consider this before purchasing

Tar paper has an important function, so you should definitely pay attention to various tips that will help you make the purchase decision ...

Angling the foundation - this is how it works

If you want to build on an area, you first have to angle the area and then build the foundation on concrete. For this you need ...

Installing a fireplace in a wooden arbor - ways to the goal

You would like to integrate a fireplace so that it can also be pleasantly warm in your wooden arbor in the future. You can find this project on ...

Steinel 7394 - assembly instructions for the lamp

The Steinel 7394 is an outdoor lamp that is very suitable for installation in the entrance area. You can easily assemble ...

Oversize and undersize - requirements for concrete

Concrete is a building material that is becoming more and more popular, and if you want to build something out of or with concrete, you will find yourself ...

Insulating glass blocks - instructions

There are materials that are only used very rarely because they are not very useful for energetic reasons. How else …

Install a gate in the picket fence - instructions

A picket fence looks very natural and is easy to set up. But even in this fence you should have at least one ...

Retrofit windows according to WK2

If you want to retrofit windows, you should also pay attention to security. There are burglar-resistant elements that are used in ...

Attachment snow blower for lawn tractor - to be observed

A lawn tractor can usually do a lot more than you think with the right additional parts, such as an add-on snow blower. Depending on the model ...

Dormer approval - this is how it works

The Energy Saving Ordinance stipulates that buildings must be sealed so that they are impermeable to air. At the same time, it stipulates that ...

Motion detector function

Motion detectors have numerous functions. They can be a practical alternative to the light switch or as a trigger for ...

Flowstone concrete - processing instructions

When it comes to processing concrete, everyone thinks first and foremost of floor or wall processing. It looks completely different when the ...

Process roofing felt

Smaller roof areas can be sealed well yourself and covered with roofing felt. If you are processing roofing felt, you should have some ...

Install flat roof skylight

There are various ways of getting light under a flat roof. A light dome is a comfortable one. She has in ...

Eternit plate - overview

Eternit panels are a modern and innovative building material. You can block it without hesitation, but there can be a great risk of ...

Replacing window panes - the cost

If you need to replace your window panes due to damage or a lack of insulation, then you should carefully ...

Refurbish the vaulted cellar

Refurbishing old cellars is a demanding task. Above all, the rising damp causes problems. In the …

IPE carrier notes

IPE carriers used to be traded under the name "Differdinger". These are very special steel girders that are used in construction ...

Trass cement - information

Conventional cement essentially consists of the raw materials clay, limestone and marl. Only hardens through reaction with water ...

Build a roof terrace - costs

Perhaps you are one of those people who don't have a garden or a balcony. Here it would be interesting to ...

Concrete B15 - Notes

Those who need concrete B15 for a construction site often do not know what to do with this information. It is actually relatively simple: You ...

Styrofoam as thermal insulation for indoor use

As energy prices continue to rise, the call for good insulation is getting louder and louder. There are two ...

Top floor apartment - advantages and disadvantages

An attic apartment often discourages tenants for a variety of reasons, but there are also advantages that can be extremely appealing ...

Offset monopitch roof - construction instructions

You are planning an offset pent roof on your house. But don't be too hasty. I'm sure you know that you don't just ...

Pre-construction inquiry - information

Anyone planning to build a property needs a building permit. In advance, it is advisable to provide information about the buildability of a ...

Monopitch roof - informative

A monopitch roof is a roof shape that consists of just one sloping roof surface. The slope of such roofs is usually relative ...

Monopitch roof: inclination - indications

A roof with a certain slope is called a monopitch roof. This is exactly what distinguishes pent roofs from other roof shapes such as ...

Welded wire mesh - overview

Welded wire meshes are summarized under the term welded wire mesh. They are used for all possible components, carriers ...

Extension in timber frame construction - helpful

If you are planning an extension, you should definitely deal with the wooden stand construction. Compared to a ...

Poroton T8 - product information

Rising energy prices are causing many house builders to focus more on thermal insulation when building. There comes a building brick ...

PUR insulation board 024 - product information

The designation 024 for insulation boards refers to the thermal conductivity group. PUR is available in different versions. The WLG ...

YTONG stones - weight and co

YTONG stones are particularly popular because of their low weight. The building material has other positive, but also negative ...

Roof battens - overview

Roof battens are used to cover roofs. DIN plays an important role in choosing the right battens. But also the …

House entrances - plan stairs

In order to create a good bridge to the basement or to still be able to enjoy a straight home when hanging out, the buildings are ...

Calculate U-value for windows

The U-value of a window provides information about how well a window can prevent heat loss. It's a little complicated to ...

Danish wooden windows - information

Many people like Danish wooden windows, as the narrow lattice windows in the country house style leave an idyllic impression. Who at ...

Chimney and roof duct - helpful

A normal chimney is located inside the building. So it has to penetrate the roof at one point. This condition …

Install aluminum window sill

The installation of an aluminum window sill on the ground floor does not require any special security measures, unlike windows on the upper floor ...

Insert windows - instructions

Inserting windows is not a special science. A skilled do-it-yourselfer can do this. Error in ...

Trapezoidal sheet roof structure

A trapezoidal sheet metal roof is mostly used for garages or sheds. These sheets often replace the questionable Eternite roofing. …

Plastering the facade - costs

The facade of a house shapes its external appearance and also protects it from external influences such as rain, wind, heat or ...

Galvanized steel railing

Galvanized steel railings are coated with a thin layer of zinc. This protects them from corrosion for a long time and thus ...

Cover the garden shed with roofing felt

Even without prior knowledge, you can cover your garden shed with roofing felt yourself. For this, however, you also need a stable ...

PU foam (waterproof) - processing tips

PU foam can be used in a wide variety of ways. Nevertheless, its possible uses are limited, often including pretreatments ...

Sewer pipe: diameter - notes

When a sewer pipe becomes clogged, it is not only annoying, it can also be expensive. Therefore, minimum dimensions for the ...

Building a garage - calculate costs

Would you like to build your own garage, but you don't have a real overview of the costs? What has to be considered? As …

Insulation of the window reveal - notes

If there are thermal bridges at component transitions, this has a higher energy consumption, moisture problems (condensation, mold formation) ...

Heavy concrete blocks - instructions for use

Heavy concrete blocks are primarily suitable for the construction of walls and walls in agricultural buildings, basement areas, ...

Concrete: curing time - notes

Concrete is mixed from cement, sand and gravel or grit and of course water. This means that concrete can then also be used within the ...

Styrofoam - product information

Styrofoam is a trademark of the US DOW Chemical Company. It stands for tightly extruded rigid polystyrene foam whose ...

Resol insulation information

Resol rigid foam is an innovative insulation material made from a thermosetting plastic. It is mainly made from ...

Exposed concrete slab - notes

You are looking for an alternative to paving stones for the floor design of your sidewalk, which can be laid quickly and safely. There …

Fermacell attic element - informative

The Energy Saving Ordinance must be complied with when converting the attic. Fermacell attic elements make it easy for you to ...

Costs: new roof structure - notes

A new roof structure or a roof renovation are associated with considerable costs. Anyone planning a project of this kind should ...

How big is a garage? - Informative

If you are toying with the idea of ​​building or buying a garage, you need to reconsider how much space you have for it ...

Building a fireplace: costs - information

Anyone who would like to live independently of gas bills for their heating is thinking about investing in a fireplace. This must ...

House water pressure in bar - instructions

The water is delivered from the waterworks to your home. Inside the house, the homeowner is responsible for ensuring that ...

Residential container: building permit - notes

Even a living container cannot simply be placed on a meadow. Depending on the local regulations, a ...

Garage doors: standard dimensions - informative

The specification of standard dimensions for garage doors is not always easy to compare, as different manufacturers measure differently. …

Make Beton Ciré yourself

Beton Ciré is a concrete floor layer specially mixed with synthetic resin milk for the living room or bathroom area, which ...

MEM dry wall - application notes

MEM dry wall is an ideal means of combating moisture in masonry. Used correctly, it creates a new ...

Number of floors - calculation

Everyone should know that there are numerous regulations for a new building project. It is the same when it comes to ...

Fermacell ceiling tiles - overview

When it comes to the expansion of older buildings, the search is usually for material that has special properties, such as ...

F90 ceiling notes

When building public buildings such as schools, office buildings or other multi-storey buildings, fire protection requires ...

Glass wool from Isover - information

Whenever insulation material is needed and you ask around or look around, you will come into contact with the name Isover again and again. It ...

Bubble wrap in the basement - advantages and disadvantages

The bubble wrap has been used for years in house building, especially in the basement. This keeps moisture and water out. Of the …

Concrete damage from water - first aid

Concrete itself is hardly damaged by moisture. If you have a water leak in your house, you can therefore quickly ...

What are window reveals?

Of course, if you're thinking of swapping out your windows, do some research. Often you will also meet ...

Reinstall the fireplace

A chimney that has become dilapidated poses an imminent threat to anything moving on the ground. Falling parts of the wall ...

Solder the gutter with an electric soldering iron

You can solder a gutter if it is made of copper, for example. Plastic gutters, which are used more and more often ...

Garage floor plate - instructions

Building a garage can save money, but you have to do it yourself. You can e.g. B. the floor slab of the garage ...

Renovate the basement floor

If you want to renovate your basement floor, you have many different options. Which you use is not least influenced by ...

Oak planks - notes

If you are looking for oak planks, you have to expect quite high prices. But you also get a good ...

Motion detector defective? - Helpful

The small motion detectors are very practical, especially in the entrance area or in the carport. However, they only use if ...

Mahrenholz windows - company profile

The Mahrenholz company produces high-quality windows and doors for houses and apartments. You can choose the brand if ...

Sto-Flexyl - use

If you fear problems with moisture in the plinth area of ​​a building, Sto-Flexyl can be the solution to the problem. These with cement ...

Chimney cladding - costs

Perhaps you want to install a new chimney cladding for visual reasons? A good idea if your chimney has something ...

3-substance system for concrete - processing instructions

The most commonly used ready-mixed concrete is brought to the construction site by means of a concrete pump. In order to avoid "clogging" here, one is to ...

Rainwater: downpipe - care instructions

If the downpipe of the rain gutter on the house is blocked, the rainwater looks for other paths and causes problems. When the downpour ...

Triple glazing and light - noteworthy

The thermal insulation of a building can have various weak points. This includes primarily windows and doors. With modern ...

Installing Velux windows - notes

Would you like more light in the room and a friendlier atmosphere? Maybe you should add new windows. Larger windows let ...

Boiler room: ventilation - noteworthy

If you plan to build a boiler room in your home, you should take some ventilation precautions. Because depending on ...

Mount the roof ladder

A roof ladder must be installed as precisely as possible to avoid accidents. Here you can find out what you have to pay attention to and ...

Remove roofing felt

Roofing felt is a good protection against moisture. But over the years this becomes irreparably defective. Now is the time to ...

DIN 18550: Plaster - Notes

DIN standards (German Institute for Standardization) are developed under the direction of the working committee. This is about ...

Install the French window

When it comes to window shapes, a distinction is made between double-sided windows and mullion windows. With a double-leaf window there is no ...

Gebra gratings - product information

If you are looking for different covers for window shafts that lead to the basement, then you are definitely ...

POROTON-WDF - application note

POROTON-WDF is a special brick for the energetic renovation of old buildings. You have to proceed very carefully with this, because ...

Bulk insulation - information

If you are planning a new construction or expansion in the near future, sooner or later you will come across the subject of insulation. Here ...

Fermacell thermal insulation filler information

For the simple and tight thermal insulation of ceilings and facades, the product ...

EHL paving stones - information

If you want to lay paving stones on your property, you can opt for stones from EHL for the stoneware. This provider has ...

Hydraulic binder - characteristics

Hydraulic binder hardens in the air or under water. It permanently connects solid materials with each other or on a base ...

Corrugated Eternit Sheets - Features

Corrugated eternit sheets are a popular material for covering a roof. Before laying and handling the Eternit panels, you should ...

Welded wire mesh: weight - facts

Welded wire meshes look relatively light, but when you transport them you will notice that the mats are quite heavy. As …

FunderMax panels - instructions for use

The FunderMax company has different panels in its range that are intended for different purposes. There are a few …

Concrete lintel dimensions - informative

The required dimensions of a concrete lintel naturally depend on the size of the planned wall opening. Furthermore, the ...

Septic tank - informative

You may have seen an old outhouse that was often found in the past to move fecal matter into a ...

Frost-proof fitting - helpful

If you have fittings on the outside of your house, you should protect them from the damage that frost can cause before winter sets in. Take …

Scaffolding - Regulations

Scaffolding is a permanent part of the cityscape in many parts of the city. This is simply because old facades are being renewed and restored ...

Fiber concrete floor slab in house construction

At the beginning of the house construction there is the foundation. Choosing the right floor slab is a very important one for decades ...

Weather bar on the front door - information

Anyone who has their own house and perhaps helped with the construction themselves knows what a weather bar is. The metal profiles or sheets ...

Staircase without a railing - information

A staircase that has no handrail at all can stand out quite well in the foreground in a suitable facility as an eye-catcher ...

Repair balcony door - expert tips

Even if you take care of your balcony door regularly, it can happen that it warps from time to time, so that it only ...

Floor plan of the farmhouse - informative

For many people, living in an old farmhouse is a lifelong dream. But with its unusual floor plan, such a ...

Flat roof: slope insulation - noteworthy

According to the flat roof guidelines, flat roofs also have a slope of at least two percent. This slight incline is necessary so that ...

Installer certificate - noteworthy

After certain construction work has been completed, you will receive a so-called installation certificate from the company carrying out the work. This important ...

Flat roof without parapet - information

The parapet can only be omitted on a flat roof under certain conditions because it fulfills several important functions. Without …

Water pipe rehabilitation - helpful

Water pipes are often forgotten during renovations. The old lines remain in place even with major kitchen modernizations ...

Blowing machine - working instructions

Very often, components built earlier are insufficiently or not at all insulated. Insulation must therefore be carried out subsequently. …

Concrete grades - helpful

There are different types of concrete. A differentiation is made, among other things, according to the place of production and physical properties. …

Paint the roof box

Are you about to renovate your property? Then don't forget to paint your roof box, because that does more ...

Duplex garage - usage instructions

If space is scarce, the solution is stacking. What works with cans in supermarkets also works with cars. So that the car stacking egg ...

Do roof cleaning yourself - instructions

As a homeowner, you have to regularly clean the roof. You have the option of hiring a company to do the work ...

Styrodur or Styrofoam - comparison

Styrodur and Styrofoam are two materials that you can use for insulation. These building materials can also be used for decking purposes, ...

Rigips panels with a styrofoam thermal insulation system

Thermal insulation is essential so that you can keep your energy costs within limits. You can do this in different ways ...

Laying a tin roof - this is how it works

A tin roof is very popular for garages or sheds. There are a few points about laying the individual roof tiles ...

New building without a basement - advantages and disadvantages

When building a new house, a basement is increasingly being dispensed with. Mostly the supposed cost saving is the reason ...

Renovation in a single family home - a guide

Would you like to renovate a single-family house? Then there are a few things to consider, because forgotten or incorrectly executed measures during ...

Concrete and cement - the difference simply explained

Many people use the words "cement" and "concrete" interchangeably. Strictly speaking, however, that is wrong. The difference is actually quite big.

The motion detector is going crazy - remedy

A motion detector is extremely useful for controlling lights or triggering an alarm. But if he goes crazy, he will ...

Building a carport on a house wall - noteworthy

You have two options to build a carport next to a house wall. It can be attached to this or designed as a free-standing ...

A terrace on the garage roof - that is important to note

You can enjoy a little vacation every day on your terrace. If you don't have one yet, consider whether the garage roof ...

Ventilate basement in summer - better not?

Only good ventilation helps against musty smells in the basement. But be careful, in summer this measure can exacerbate the problem. …

Mount gutters

Gutters not only protect passers-by from unwanted showers, but also protect the masonry from moisture penetration. Around a gutter ...

Instructions for a garbage can cladding

Garbage cans are usually not pretty to look at. However, that can be changed with a garbage can cladding. Here you can ...

Building a fireplace - instructions

It's icy outside. You lie in the living room with a cup of tea and watch the flames in the fireplace mesmerized. It cracks quietly ...

Install the stove - this is how it works

Fireplace stoves have been in business again for several years. The reason is undoubtedly the price trend for fossil fuels. Everywhere where …

Point foundation at the garden house

A self-built garden shed needs a secure foundation. You have the choice between a concrete floor slab, a ...

Wall dehumidification - instructions

Damp walls are an uncomfortable affair. Often this also goes with mold that is hazardous to health and an unpleasant smell ...

The brick and its uses

The classic brick is one of the oldest building materials in the world. In its current form, it is often used in construction. The …

Laying the drainage - instructions

In order to keep a house or property dry, it is advisable to use a drainage system in a simple or more comfortable design.

Painting the house facade - this is how the color design works

The house facade is the first impression the house gives and should match the house, the style and the owner, so you should ...

What does a Dixi toilet cost and where can I borrow it?

Regardless of whether you have craftsmen in the house for weeks or you are celebrating a big party: renting a Dixi toilet is sometimes a clever ...

Buy lumber cheaply on the Internet

Today it is possible to get everything on the internet. Even if you are looking for inexpensive lumber, you will quickly find it on the Internet. She …

Correctly mount the downpipe for the rain gutter

You can easily assemble a downpipe for the rain gutter yourself. Downpipes made of plastic are particularly suitable for self-assembly.

Design the garage entrance - this is how it works

You can design your garage entrance individually by using natural stones or concrete stones in different colors and shapes ...

Attach the vapor barrier correctly

A vapor barrier is usually used in heated rooms to prevent water vapor from penetrating the insulation material. …

Get a photovoltaic building permit

Photovoltaic systems are considered to be structural systems. However, you do not necessarily need a building permit. Whether you need one ...

Install built-in mailbox correctly

A built-in mailbox has the advantage that it can be embedded very inconspicuously in the wall or door. That saves space and ...

Put on a splash guard around the house - this is how it works

If you want to protect the house wall from splashing rainwater, it makes sense to put a layer of gravel around the house as ...

Buy screed mats - you should pay attention to this

When applying screed, a new trend seems to be emerging - the incorporation of screed mats. What used to be done by bringing in ...

Let the house have a basement - you should pay attention to that

When you build a house, you are faced with the question of whether you should completely or partially basement it. Also an already built ...

Build a roof structure - that's how it works

The roof structure is one of the most important components of a house. It bears the weight of the roof and protects the building from ...

Insulating with rock wool - this is how it works

Stone wool is traditionally used to insulate attics, where it is still very ...

Attach wind springs - this is how it works

Wind springs are also called wind boards or gable boards. If you want to attach them, you can find out more about the ...

Building in winter - you should pay attention to this

Today, unlike in the past, construction takes place almost all year round. Under certain conditions it is no longer a problem to ...

Laying clay drainage pipes - this is how it works

Clay drainage pipes are rarely laid these days. Nevertheless, the advantages of such drainage should not be overlooked.

Your house extension - this is how you plan correctly

If you own an older house or want to purchase one, then it is a matter of converting a house according to your personal ...

Sealing the septic tank - this is how it's done

If you have a septic tank that is leaking, you'll need to seal it up. You have to pay attention to a few things, including the ...

Air-to-water heat pumps - estimate costs correctly

If you are planning a heating upgrade in a renovated building or in your new building, you can take advantage of ...

Price for cement - this is how you calculate the costs

Cement is used in a very versatile way when building a house. It starts with the creation of the foundations and extends over walls to ...

Calculate roof - with these formulas it works

Anyone who remembers math class will know that among the many confusing formulas there were also some that ...

Wooden beams: statics - noteworthy

Static ...

Formwork boards - informative

Wherever concreting is used, shuttering boards are usually also needed. They primarily serve as a form for the later shape of the ...

Drainage for drainage - informative

Drainages are installed on buildings as moisture protection and on garden paths and properties for drainage. Depending on …

YTONG do-it-yourself house - informative

Even if it sounds a bit improbable, there are experienced builders who can build a self-build house from YTONG (aerated concrete) in less than ...

Carport: building permit in Thuringia - information

If you don't have the opportunity to build a garage or want an additional shelter for your vehicle, you can do it ...

Lattenknecht - Notes

Every craftsman uses him when it comes to redesigning a roof, the lath servant. With this aid made of wood ...

Process concrete angle supports

The installation of angle brackets made of concrete is a simple and inexpensive method to make jumps or slopes on your own ...

Painting the roof - useful or not?

Homeowners worried about maintaining their roof come across conflicting statements. Some claim it does ...

Bitumen shingles - properties and application

Bitumen shingles can be a worthwhile alternative for your roof covering. The shingles are most often used for small ...

Install a heater for a garage - instructions

Sometimes it makes sense to also install a heater in a garage. Which type of heater is best for the garage ...

Heating - which heating systems are environmentally friendly

If you believe the advertising, there is no such thing as a heating system that is harmful to the environment, because even conventional heating systems with coal, oil, ...

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