DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
EntertainerCleaning Polished Porcelain Tiles ... what do you use?
2 October 2010
Thanks for the tips
TheOKFold out clothes lines attached to weatherboard???
6 October 2010
An exterior grade board between studs or a vertical post 90x45 screwed to the WB's will suffice. If your DIY skills are up to it, for a cleaner look remove the WB and fix…
chippySkirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall
18 October 2010
You need to let us know what sort of house construction you have. If you have brick internall walls you will need to dowel and nail the skirting back. If you have a framed…
smartskinbuildingRemoving excess rubber sealant
22 October 2010
Don't bother with proprietary potions to remove silicone residue, they don't work. Silicone is too inert once its gone off to be cleaned unless you use some really nasty…
Madmal1Double Brick - Cracking, clay soil and hydraulic engineers
27 October 2010
As a structural engineer giving advice on such matters in Canberra for the past 27 years I'd say 'bluey' is pretty much on the money. Although I would suggest that…
ChargerWAJarrah Skirting, Architraves and Door Frames
29 October 2010
Hi Rdiq, You will only find jarrah architraves and skirting in a real top end home new homes, if you specifically ask for it due to it being expensive. With old growth…
chrisandkateHow to cosmetically improve botched section of brick fence
4 November 2010
You could cut out the mortar and replace it with a colored mortar, but you'd have to mix the mortar before hand and let some set to see what the color will end up being.…
jassyWater flows into shed between slab and shed walls .
4 November 2010
Another good idea. And it might be easier than the flashing. Thanks mate.
qonyxHome Warranty - What duration is applicable for new building
7 November 2010
thank onc - do you know how much warranty houses these days get?
yellowrangerHelp: Any electricians here?... problem with light.
17 November 2010
My advice is to replace the complete fitting-by the time you get the tombstone replaced and find other bits astray inside the fitting, jettison the…
asylum119How do you prep plaster for painting??
29 November 2010
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…
prov1xno1Santorini 26 by *M* - Home falling apart!!
19 December 2010
hi shelz.. 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…
abbeyboxRender Question - Sand finish to Acrylic
1 January 2011
Hi All 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…