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Handyman calculation tips for measuring around the home

Knowing how to work out metric to imperial calculations will make your life easier when carrying out a DIY handyman job, particularly as such measurements always seem to be needed at the most stressful times!

Calculate volume, area and convert measurements from imperial to metric, or metric to imperial by using the simple charts below.

Make sure your calculator is at hand; you'll be needing it!


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Length - how to convert metric to imperial and vv

From To Multiply by
centimetres (cm) inches (in) 0.3937
feet (ft) metres (m) 0.3048
inches (in) metres (m) 0.0254
inches (in) centimetres (cm) 2.54<
metres (m) yards (yd) 1.0936
metres (m) feet (ft) 3.2808
metres (m) inches (in) 39.37
yards (yd) metres (m) 0.9144

Area - metric and imperial comparisons and vv

From To Multiply by
square centimetres (cm2) square inches (in2) 0.155
square feet (ft2) square metres (m2) 0.0929
square inches (in2) square metres (m2) 0.00064516
square inches (in2) square millimetres (mm2) 645.16
square inches (in2) square centimetres (cm2) 6.4516
square metres (m2) square yards (yd2) 1.196
square metres (m2) square feet (ft2) 10.76
square metres (m2) square inches (in2) 1550

Temperature ' how to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

From To Multiply by
Celsius Fahrenheit 9/5 x C + 32

Power - how to convert Watts to Horsepower and vv

From To Multiply by
horsepower (hp) Watts (W) 745.7
Watts (W) horsepower (hp) 0.001341

Pressure - how to convert pounds per inch to kilopascals and vv

From To Multiply by
pounds-force per square inch (lbf/in2) kilopascals (kPa) 6.8947573
kilopascals (kPa) pounds-force per square inch (lbf/in2) 0.14503774

Weight - how to kilos to stones, pounds and ounces

From To Multiply by
kilograms (kg) stones (st) 0.1575
kilograms (kg) pounds (lb) 2.2046
kilograms (kg) ounces (oz) 35.274

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