Plastering Topping compound
Why is a top coat required when plastering?
Is it possible just to use several layers of base coat and paint over this coat to finish?
Building a Shed
That's great. Don't forget to run some power out to the shed as well. A couple of fluoros should do for the lighting.
Removing Internal Walls
We've had that since, and I'm all good
I'm pretty sure, if you were checking to see if it moved at all, like I was, you'd know, but that's not really the point, and…
I'll change - hang in there for the long term gains.
Many a housing comission suburb are now wanted to be in areas If close to everything, once the govt renter and…
The Old Man's pool
I'd also put some sort of cover over it to stop sunlight otherwise it will be come an algle bloom in summer and a stagnant weed pond in winter.
Suggest you consider a…
An aerial won't work in a roof space if you have reflective foil sarking (a good idea) or a metal roof. If you have a tile roof and no reflective sarking then an aerial…
Jul 16, 2007 12:49 pm
Hi Alison, welcome!!
I must need laygirl explanations as well, as I can’t see how it can’t be done either!!
In fact, I’ll bet my right arm it CAN be…
What is a DIN Rail?
thanks for the comments and links everyone, you have all been very informative. it is so nice to have such prompt and enthusiastic responses. much appreciated.
Exactly. You have the option of using the lower power globes (275W), but they won't put out as much heat, and so won't work as well with a very high ceiling.
Jul 19, 2007 10:13 pm
Could you give us more information in regards to your question. Im not sure what you mean by 'buyer pay interest for builder'
Jul 20, 2007 10:23 pm
HELP ME PLZ
I havent looked at land rpices for a while so good to see that they are dropping in Seasons. Some of the prices they wanted were insulting to say the least.
I think you…
Pitched roof to flat
Have you thought of putting a skillion roof on?
You would not see it from the ground and it would hide your essential services.
We have just purchased a 50's house, but it's had a number of additions & renovation done over the years. There has been a really nice leadlight door & side panels…
Jul 27, 2007 11:46 pm
asbestos corregated roof
Any advice on a good paint product to revitalise an asbestos roof. I believe there is a product that has a water proofing membrane to give the roof sheeting extra…
Jul 28, 2007 12:15 am
Jul 28, 2007 11:01 pm
How much are your energy bills per year?
It would perhaps be better to equate use to household size, structure and the area of the house.
With 2 young children in a 3 bedroom house, I use more than if I was…
We will be building a Denver 43 in the Vogue facade. We are waiting for the plans (we have adjusted) and the visit to 501.
Photos of this home are hard to come…
Aug 03, 2007 9:50 am
How good is composite decking??
It is dearer on the initial outlay but there is no ongoing maintanance. Timber decks (esp. without cover) require ongoing coating and cleaning to keep in tip-top shape, so…
Problems need advice
I agree - stick to your guns -
Do you have it in writing? They made amistake etc....
If not - I'd sit down and document the date and times you chatted about the…
Aug 07, 2007 12:45 pm
Carport Pillars to be replaced
The house we have just purchased has an American style carport that is attached under tha main roof of the house.. The problem is that the 3 struts holding up the carport…
Flat roof - disadvantages???
I am building a house basicaly the same size as my father. He has a flat roof and ours pitched.
The difference in the quote for ducted air conditioning was $8000 more…
Sorry to tell you this, but I reckon you'll have about as much luck as the guy who wants a brickie to build a letterbox.
Try a 'handy-man' service instead or teach…
We probably like the design we are getting with PD a little better, the rawdon hill base price was reasonably expensive (though they did include heaps as standard), and…
A nice suprise...
I’ve just spent the better part of my day on my website.
I’ve tried my hardest to get rid of as much text as I could, without leaving it empty.
I’ve also now…
H Slab - Screw Piles
Just before the contract our builder has advised us that Screw Piles would be needed for our house as there is a sewer pipe on the easement in front of our block of…
Copper or plastic
RATS, not saying you have them but they can eat into plastic, imagine the drama if the little buggers ate into your plastic piping concealed in the ceiling of your 2…
Aug 09, 2007 11:53 am
Wood heater safety
I'm just reviewing the fireplace safety surrounds in my house and found these details are what's required.
The applicable regulation is AS/NZS…
Restoring my Roof
Yep, sounds like an ad.
There is no reason to paint a tiled roof, unless you want to change the colour. We had the same type of scammers (not saying that the above…
Gas Heater - Ugly - Need Ideas
Maybe building a feature wall-type thing that sticks out but is flush with the heater (ummm...does that make sense?)...then building recessed shelves above? It would make…
Our site supervisor popped round yesterday to check on a few things & I asked him if he had an idea as to what was wrong.
He told me I had the wrong type of seal. Oops.…