DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Verandah roof leaking near house
You can purchase that foam from the same supplier where the laserlite was purchased. It is sometimes shaped to match the roof profile and it seals those gaps
Nov 07, 2010 12:27 pm
Asbestos or not?
Sorry for the late reply. We ended up getting our bathrooms and…
Recommend ceiling repairer in Perth
I own an investment property in Perth, but I live in New Zealand (it's my old house, I moved here from Perth).
It's being managed by a real estate company, but not…
Re sheeting a coro roof?
I just did a full install and it is not rocket science providing there are 2 people on the job it is easy. And also if it is windy dont bother, I assume that is why the…
Thermal imaging...I wonder how it works? does it have to be done during rain when the leak is active? I'm guessing so
Nov 20, 2010 10:01 pm
How do you prep plaster for painting??
Firstly make sure the join is flat by sliding a paint scraper the whole way along the join. If some parts of the tape are proud (sticking out too far) you will need to cut…
Next time you pass a construction site pull in and see the foreman as he can suggest trades that you know are in work and trusted, But remember to get extra quotes to make…
hUGE tREE and CRACKS
Its a long bow to draw to assume a tree would cause cracks in a house on reactive clay soils which is around 100 years old. It should be expected to have cracks which open…
-Hot weather during set coat application causes the plaster to dry too fast, and crack
-Moisture ingress (eg. rising damp, leaking roofs etc)
If there is…
Cleaning Metallic Patio Pillars
The metallic patio pillars in my home is starting to get dirty...
There is some white patches on it and needs a good clean
Any good products to recommend? or would it be…
Old house - no water meter!
Also has no tap handle so wondering how to turn it off.
Ring Sydney water and tell them the handle is missing on the meter. They'll…
Santorini 26 by *M* - Home falling apart!!
i have built with M aswell
ive been in my house for roughly 1 year.
my slab is m class.
just wondering were abouts are you from.
i feel bad for you as i know…
raw timber window frame
Thanks chrisandkate, I tried a timber preservative with a copper napthenate solution...I'm advised by the hardware store that because it is in slightly oily solution that…
Render Question - Sand finish to Acrylic
I need some advice. The builder has made a fairly large mistake and I want it fixed properly. We asked for an acrylic render finish and they have completed the…
Ceiling Patching and Painting
what id suggest for your holes in the ceiling depends on the size of them ... if they are the size of a fist or so you will have to place a backing…
Paint Shop in WA
We just used the Solver paint shop on High Road in Willetton - if you're with the RAC you can get up to 30% discount. They had great service and were very patient as we…
Burning/Electrical smell in one room only
I know this post is a bit late, but.. this is also a common problem when using low energy lighting (anything with an integrated DC SMPS (electronic ballast) in light…
Stuck tap washer (jumper valve)
I need to provide an update on this after completing the job. This tap is for the shower and due to the depth of the wall there is a spindle extender. So before I…
Jan 08, 2011 3:53 pm
Roof Replacement Perth
Im currently looking to replace my concrete tiled roof with colorbond. Anyone have any experience with Perth companies and can provide recommendations?
Jan 09, 2011 10:08 pm
What type of paint to use?
Haymes Solashield (not available in all states easily) is the best exterior paint on the market, self-priming and it was the first to come out with a 15 year guarantee,…
Oil versus Acrylic paints
Lexicon comes to mind 1% black o white however I find it too cold of a colour personally would add some red to it too.
Acrylic paints do not flow out of the brush easily…
water problem..needs repairing
Never mind the pics from outside the pipe is causing damage inside the building this in itself is enough evidence for the body corporate to act calling the appropriate…
Smell from tank water
This type of environment usually is favourable for the growth of algae inside the tank. I would chuck a few chlorine tablets usually you can get them from your local pool…
Tongue and Groove wall preparation
Well our house at the moment that we live in......actually it is no longer our house I keep forgetting we now rent it back from the new owners but we painted it (me…
Sapphire Blue Bedroom
One thought springs to mind YUK, but seriously a dark colour makes the room seem much smaller and high gloss paint highlights every imperfection in the surface.
Class H Slab Edgebeam depth
Spoke to 2 engineers last week on this very topic, both were more confident in the waffle pod design, especially on highly reactive soils.
both prefer 100mm cover as…
We just purchased a house and we were told the walls might be made of asbestos there is a bolt hole in on of the walls. looking at the walls they…
Feb 01, 2011 10:03 am
Rain water leaking into garage
Is the garage wall a single skin wall, I'd be tipping to use an elastomeric coating,
it doesn't have to be the black stuff, there are easier to use products on the same…
Replacing gutter, what I need to know?
when you say gutter, do you mean curb/channel along the road? I'm assuming you do. If so, you should speak with council. For us to put a stormwater through the nature…
Caved in ceiling due to moisture...help!
I think I'd be looking at the cause(s) first
...likely a combo effect caused the issues/cave in.
The repair seems pretty straight forward so a week or 2 of tarpaulan…
Water leaking from driveway
if the leak is before the water meter, then it's not your burden. call your water company, and tell them about the situation.
i had this problem, where there was a…
re pitching a roof!
Consider what else you can do to make the place more attractive like restoring any old looking areas. There are some great examples of modern and art deco homes with flat…
Thanks for the help boys n gals.
PS: Ziplock, I need to scrape, some serious peeling going on here, but not for long