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Build a wood-fired pizza oven

Instead of focussing your attention on building a firepit, rather spend more effort into building a pizza oven that not only warms up your outdoor space and adds atmosphere, but can also be used for cooking a variety of meals, including pizza! Winter is the perfect time to build a pizza oven - when it's not too hot and the clay can dry slowly. I have been dreaming about building my own oven for ages now. I started talking about how much I would love...
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Basic bricklaying skills

With DIY on the increase, more and more homeowners are looking to acquire basic skills for quick and easy DIY projects, advanced projects such as making furniture, home repair and maintenance, and home improvement projects. One skill set that saves you thousands of rands is learning a few basic bricklaying skills. Bricklaying is one of those home improvement projects that many put off because of lack of knowledge. But acquiring a few basic bricklaying skills will allow you to take on a small project in...
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Preventing cracks between old and new brick walls

I often get asked what would cause wall that have been added on to crack. While there are a few reasons why newly added walls would crack or split apart, especially where a new wall is joined to an old wall, the main reason is due to lack of proper foundations or the walls not being joined together properly. Foundations Every brick construction needs to be built on a solid foundation, as the foundation is what provides stability to any brick construction. I have had readers ask me...
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