DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
VandMWhite spots on windows and white streaky bricks.
6 November 2017
We have recently moved into a new house and after they have used an acid wash to clean the mortar off the bricks it has left a white streaky effect running down the…
Wes2824Updating exterior of a dark brown brick home
4 February 2017
Hi I have a 70's dark brown brick home with a brown tiled roof and yellow cream coloured eaves, gutters, garage door, fence and fascia board. The windows have bronze…
aspire029Advice DYI Water feature Wall Projecting Spillway
4 February 2017
Hey Guys Hope im posting in the correct forum and respecting the rules here. I am doing some work in the backyard with landscaping, im a bit of a handy man. I have a…
qebtelneighbours have damaged fence. Who's cost to repair is it?
3 January 2017
Whatever percentage of blame is their fault, is the percentage of repair costs they pay. Seems obvious they are 100% at fault.
SaveH2OSteel Beams Rusting
26 October 2016
Your problem sounds similar to another thread that I think would be good for you to read. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=83659&p=1566589&hilit=+rust#p1566589 In the case of the…
Broken houseremote receiver for garage roller door not receiving
27 September 2016
Happy Happy Happy? For the first time in nearly 4 years I can open my garage door by remote!
MeetaGarage expansion joint waterproofing and concrete repair
22 August 2016
I have an expansion joint in my property that extends to the garage directly underground. Above ground the joint is covered by tiles but the grouting has worn away…
PeejayellFront door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing
16 May 2016
Dkun, Raven makes a spring loaded pivoting weather seal for door bases. When installed it effectively seals against anything, and the only way water could enter would be…
Stewie DFlooding problem - common underground garage
5 May 2016
Believe me it is a body corporate issue despite the water collecting in your garage. There is obviously a problem with both the floor level in your garage and the drain…
bg100Garden Power Tools - Electric vs Petrol?
16 February 2016
I ended up going with Husqvana 2-stroke models for both as the Honda range was a bit out of my price range. I got them last week and tried them out on the weekend - very…
bobgVertical crack down wall trying to understand options.
24 January 2016
Thanks Stewie its brick veneer.
Leonardo_23Fixing wood rot in vertical weatherboards
30 December 2015
Hi Rayza1952, If you are certain that the boards are hardwood, that has been an excellent life... probably because oil-based primer was used (possibly even red lead…
HurraKaneJonesTreating rust on galvanised steel roof
9 December 2015
If you are happy to buy time and prepared to replace in a few years, i'd suggest you grab some White Knight rust guard. It now comes in a single step formula so no…
pauly665524Down pipes aren't connected and no storm water drainGe
23 August 2015
You need to fix this asap. Realistically it is better for you to have the area excavated and put in storm water lines connected to your main storm water.
rebuilder86large tiled balcony leaking to underneath car port
27 May 2015
HANG ON HANG ON. Everyone's jumping at the idea that the balcony is leaking. The underside of the balcony is lined, remove the lining and look what is in there. I can see…
eliter33How do I change my door video intercom?
12 April 2015
Hi. Most intercoms have been roughed in using standard Cat5/6 cabling which gives you 4 pairs of cabling to use. Most intercoms are 2-wire or 4-wire so you should get away…
B STARGainsborough door knob - DIY Fixit - how?
3 January 2015
i am not familar with this model of level. However it doesnt seem like its sitting properly. Could it have been installed wrong. We really need to also see a photo of the…
Aforster11Subfloor ventilation - Livermore & Son
11 December 2014
Hi I would recommend a Livermore & Son installed subfloor ventilation system. Found it ineffective, unreliable and expensive. Made little or no difference to dampness. It…
Stewie DHelp! - what is oozing from my weatherboards? (pics)
21 November 2014
I am surprised this would be happening now? We have owned the place for 2.5 years now and the area that has this issue seems to be on boards that would be…
Our Build123Makita duel 18V Cordless saw - VIDEO REVIEW
3 August 2014