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  • Artex - Fold-A-Board

    Fold-a-Board: 5 Top Tips

    Fold-a-Board is a moisture resistant folding plasterboard that makes transporting and fixing super easy.

    If you plan to use it in your next project, follow these tips for a simple and effective installation.

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  • Artex - Novelio Teaser

    9 reasons to choose Novelio wallcoverings

    Novelio fibreglass wallcoverings give walls both substance and style.

    They’re more durable than most wallpapers, covering cracks and resisting impact in high traffic areas.

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  • Artex - Fold-A-Board Panel

    5 reasons to use Fold-a-Board

    Fold-a-Board is a moisture resistant plasterboard that folds to make transporting and fixing hassle free.

    Here we share five great reasons to use Fold-a-Board, from removing the need for van rentals to being perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

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  • Artex - Moisture Resistant Board

    3 moisture resistant plasterboards

    If you’re renovating a kitchen or bathroom, it’s important to use a moisture resistant plasterboard to prevent water damage to walls and make them as durable as possible.

    Here are three high performance moisture resistant plasterboards to consider.

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  • Artex - Fold-a-Board

    Transporting plasterboard in a car

    A method you've never heard of before

    Whether it’s for a DIY job or a client, you might need to move plasterboard from one place to another. But if your mode of transport is a car, how can you get the job done?

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  • Artex - High Traffic Areas Article

    3 wall treatments for high traffic areas

    Walls in high traffic areas are prone to the worst damage, whether it’s from furniture removals or everyday activities.

    They’re also more likely to get dirty, and often provide a canvas for little ones with sticky hands.

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  • Artex - Easy to Install Article

    Is it easy to install plasterboard?

    Having plasterboard installed professionally is costly, and doing it yourself can be a nifty way to stay within budget.

    But if you’ve never done it before, installing plasterboard feels like a daunting task. Here we look at how easy the installation process is, and introduce a simpler alternative to traditional board.

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  • Gyproc Plasterboard Repair Patch

    Gyproc Plasterboard Patch user guide

    Plasterboard wall repairs

    Gyproc plasterboard patches make the task of repairing damage to walls quick and easy.

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  • Artex - Gyproc Habito Fixing Objects

    Fixing heavy items to plasterboard

    Fix 15kg with just one screw

    From home cinema systems to kitchen cabinets, most of us rely on our walls to support large amounts of weight. But standard plasterboard can make it difficult to get the most out of modern living spaces, with a lengthy preparation process for hanging everyday objects.

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  • plaster vs polystyrene

    Plaster coving or polystyrene coving

    Should you use plaster coving or polystyrene coving material for your next project?

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  • putting up coving

    How to put up coving

    Learn how to put up coving and prepare it for decorating

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  • How to fit cove

    How to fit coving

    Learn how to fit coving with our guide to essential preparation and first steps

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  • Plaster over Artex

    Plastering over Artex

    Two different ways of plastering over Artex textured finishes

    If you’re ready to make a change to a textured wall or ceiling, there are two ways of plastering over Artex textured finishes.

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  • Artex paint

    Painting over Artex textured finishes

    Simple and unique ways to tackle textured Artex paint jobs

    A textured Artex paint job might take more consideration than painting a smooth surface, but it doesn’t have to be boring. When painting over Artex, use your textured Artex surface to inspire your décor for a really unique room.

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  • Artex ceiling

    Artex ceiling

    5 popular Artex ceiling patterns you can do yourself

    Artex ceiling application basics

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  • ThistlePro Magnetic

    Creating a magnetic wall

    Use ThistlePro Magnetic plaster to create inspiring living spaces around your home

    ThistlePro Magnetic is a unique new product designed to transform any wall in to a surface which attracts magnets.

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  • Gyproc Profilex Access Panels - Ceilings

    Using Gyproc Profilex Ceiling Panels

    Using Gyproc Profilex for ceiling panel installation

    If you have concealed services in the ceilings, such as air condition units or electric cabling, Gyproc Profilex Access Panels offer you a professional way to make access quick and easy.

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  • Gyproc FibaTape

    Which FibaTape works best for you?

    Which FibaTape plasterboard joint tape works best for you?

    Gyproc Our 4 unique drywall joint tapes make easy work of plastering and jointing.

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  • Easi-Filler Range

    Gyproc Easi-Fill

    Which to choose?

    Here’s an easy way to restore damage to your rendered walls.

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  • Gyproc Profilex Access Panels - Walls

    Using Gyproc Profilex Wall Access Panels

    Make access quick and easy in walls

    Gyproc Profilex Access Panels are an easy way to create access to hidden services in walls, such as electrical control units, valves, light switches and pipes. Looking for advice on how to install wall access panels? The following video shows you exactly how to do this using Gyproc Profilex wall panels.

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  • Repair textured ceiling

    Repairing damaged texture

    Using the Artex Easifix Texture Repair Kit

    If you’ve been afraid to tackle a textured wall or ceiling that’s in need of repair, fear not, this handy guide will show you how to apply and seamlessly blend the texture into the existing pattern, using the Artex Easifix Texture Repair Kit.

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  • ThistlePro UniFinish

    ThistlePro UniFinish - Plastering without PVA

    Re-skim over a range of backgrounds without PVA

    Saves time and money on renovation jobs

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  • ThistlePro Magnetic

    How to use ThistlePro Magnetic

    Applying magnetic plaster to create unique walls

    ThistlePro Magnetic plaster is a unique new product designed to transform any wall into a surface which attracts magnets. Transform any wall into a surface which attracts magnets.

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  • Artex

    Fix holes and cracks in walls

    How to fix holes and cracks in walls

    It’s easily done, whether it’s the door handle, back of a chair, or a child’s toy that’s been hurled across the room, holes in your walls can seem a nightmare to repair.

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  • How to repair a rendered wall

    How to repair a rendered wall

    Using the Artex Easifix Render Repair Kit

    Here’s an easy way to restore damage to your rendered walls.

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  • Removing unwanted texture

    How to smooth over unwanted texture

    Now is your chance for a fresh start and a smooth ceiling.

    Smooth-It is ideal for covering over existing textured surfaces to leave a smooth surface. It contains everything you need to get the job done easily and hassle free. So, watch this handy video, then roll up your sleeves and get to grips with that ceiling using our Artex Easifix Smooth-it Kit!

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  • Artex - Repairing Walls

    Using wallpaper covering to cover cracks in walls

    Whether you live in an old house or your walls have suffered recent damage, they could probably do with some TLC.

    As an alternative to re-skimming your walls, some wallpapers and wall coverings can provide a fast and cost effective way to cover cracks.

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  • Cutting coving

    How to cut coving

    Our step-by-step guide takes you through how to cut coving

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  • Gyproc Cove

    Enhance your room with cove

    Use coving to compliment your home décor and hide settlement cracks between walls and ceilings.

    100mm C profiles are ideal for smaller rooms or a more discrete finish, 127mm C profiles are the most popular design and 135mm S shaped profiles create a decorative effect.

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  • Mending damaged floors

    Concrete floor repair

    Here’s an easy repair guide for solid floors

    Artex Easifix Floor Repair Kit for concrete floor repair.

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