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In this how-to video form Porta, Ed explains how to join two piece of moulding together with a splice joint.   If you're faced with a situation where your room is longer than a standard piece of timber, then you'll need to join two pieces toget...
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to install a cornice to cover the gap between the wall and the ceiling.   A decorative way to tidy up the junction between the wall and the ceiling is using a crown moulding.   The intricate...
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed demonstrates how to install skirting.   Skirting is a decorative board that covers the gap between the floor and the wall.   To work out how much skirting is required, measure all the walls in the room an...
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to install an architrave on a door or window frame using two different methods.   An architrave is decorative moulding used to cover the gap between the lining board and the door or window frame....
In this how-to video from Porta, Ed explains how to create a scribe joint for making perfect internal corners when installing skirting boards. To create the internal corner of your skirting boards, you have two choices. You can use a mitre joint, but...
The small bathroom in this 1950s cottage was due for a reno, and to fit a full-sized bath, extra space had to be found.    On the new layout, the shower was relocated to the wall by the door.    To free up wall space, the door was replaced by a...
Laying new floating floors yourself can be a simple home improvement for you to complete on your own.    Floating floors are available in a wide range of thicknesses, finishes and patterns.    Preparation is key when laying a new floor as i...
When laying the plastic underlay, which protects the boards from moisture, check with the manufacturer to see what thickness of plastic they recommend.    Lay it over the whole floor and overlap joints by 200mm and secure it carefully with plen...
We show you how to lay floating floorboards like a professional.    Start the second row of boards with a half board, and make sure you use a tapping block, using a hammer against the edge of a board will only damage it.    For the next boa...