Bricklaying is considered one of the more approachable construction skills, and many self-builders are understandably keen to give it a go. But this isn’t a task to be taken on lightly, especially if you’re building structural walls.
Skirting covers the joint between the wall and the floor. It makes a decorative border while hiding the gaps that are needed to cope with the natural expansion and contraction that will take place in your home.
Plasterboard is a popular choice, thanks to its speed and relatively straightforward installation. One of the key things to remember when tackling this job is to hang your plasterboard horizontally rather than vertically.
This project is fairly straight forward and simple. With the paving slabs, depending on their weight, you may need an extra pair on hands to help you. Before you start...