How To Install Iron Balusters

How To Install Iron Balusters

Guide to Installing an Orangery Roof

Adding an orangery can increase the value of your home, as they are an attractive feature to buyers. But even if you’re not considering selling your home in the foreseeable future, an orangery is still a good investment.

Home Soundproofing Pitfalls

Whether you have noisy neighbours or are situated under a flight path, soundproofing your home can make a huge difference to your quality of life. However, your infuriation at the noise could be coupled with despair at having wasted your cash, if your attempts at soundproofing fail.

When Is Acoustic Treatment Most Effective?

So, you want to turn your bedroom, spare room or cellar into a music studio or jam room. You’ve got all your instruments, laptops, speakers and mics set up, poised and ready to make beautiful music.

Steps on How to Make a Solar Panel – A DIY Project

Saving energy is very important both for the people and the environment. As a household, being able to save money for electric bills is a great way of economizing. Rather than spend more money on bills, these can be saved for emergencies. Saving energy can also save the environment. There is damage done when electricity…

Do It Yourself (DIY) Garden Toolbox

This woodwork project is an easy task that you can do in less than half a day. This wooden toolbox will hold all your garden tools for easy reach and access. Additionally, this will be made lighter and stronger which you can use for a very long time. There is no need to buy an expensive toolbox.

Do It Yourself (DIY) Magazine Storage Containers

Do you always see your magazines scattered everywhere in your house? If yes, then get them organized with these wooden magazine storage containers which you can do all by yourself.

Four Ways Ceramic Tiles Can Make Your Home Unique

Did you know that ceramic tiles are an excellent art medium for expressing yourself? Discover four cool ways you can make your home decor really stand out.

How to Lay Block Paving

Laying block paving is not an easy thing to do. Many people choose to hire contractors to do the work for them but some enterprising and handy souls find it in themselves to do the work on their own. If you decide to travel down this path it is absolutely imperative that you follow the correct steps in the correct order. This is to make sure that your block paving looks aesthetically pleasing. You also want to make sure that whatever you lay will stand up to the elements and time. Most of all you want it to be a safe surface. Luckily we have a handy guide to help you lay the most beautiful and functional block paving possible.

How Does a Solar Panel Work?

A common question when building your own solar panel is quite simply, how does a solar panel work? This article will answer one very important part of that question; what is the junction box and how does it work? When a solar panel is manufactured, the final component is almost always the junction box. The junction box is a plastic enclosure with its own mechanical assembly inside. The internal mechanism includes connectors and diodes. The junction box is usually bonded with silicone adhesive after it has connected to the electrical contacts located at the backsheet. If for whatever reason you have a solar panel without a junction box or if the junction box was damaged and you need to replace it, connecting is as easy as plug and play. You just align the junction box to the back contacts and then insert it. But you must have already applied the silicone adhesive on the side of the junction box that touches the backsheet prior to insertion.

Most Efficient Solar Panels

When attempting to create the most efficient solar panels, one must pay close attention to the back-sheet portion of the panels. A back-sheet is the layer of the solar panel where the solar cells are laid out. The other side of this backsheet, specifically at the top middle area, is the junction box. A back-sheet is often made of polyvinyl fluoride or PVF which is similar to PVC or polyvinyl chloride, the material used in conduits and water pipes. PVF is commonly used in airplane and vehicle interiors.