DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
bestspecialsBroken tiles on front verandah/driveway - cause/fix
I am no expert, but tend to agree that would have been caused from the driveway expanding. There should have been an expansion barrier between the tiles and the concrete…
FirstrenoFloor levelling before or after hanging walls
Hi, I’m doing a full renovation of an old house, and have had the old walls and flooring taken off in the two rooms which are on a concrete slab. It appears as though…
greatrobAdvise on repairing/repainting weatherboards
Hi all, I'm a recent first home buyer and looking for some advice on the quality of my weatherboards. The house is 10 years old so I figured they would at least need…
loginidTop bit on door track broken - identify part to buy
Hi there, The top part that has wheels and attaches the top of the bi-fold roller door has broken off. Can someone please help me to identify the name of the part (or a…
StructuralBIMGuyRepairing lumpy render patch
Some useful information https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/repairin ... nd-render/
BootShapedMcNuggetHow concerned should I be about my ceiling?
Hi all, as you can see in the photos I have a nail (or maybe some other type of fixing) slowly working it's way out of my living room ceiling. You can see the same thing…
cbarreInstalling a timber floating shelf - single stud
29 December 2018
Hi all I am.wanting to install two timber floating shelves in my kitchen, one above another. First one just above where the splashback tiles finish. It's only about…
RonshaKemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles
13 December 2018
If just a haze try car cutting compound. Tape the grout area apply compound to the haze and hand buff. Once done.. Wipe with detergent as tile will be slippery.
24HR Plumb SolutionsHelp removing tap nozzle / aerator
29 November 2018
Going on the picture it looks as if it is a female aerator and may screw off under the groove section in the photo. I usually use a thin bit of rubber like an outlet…
building-expertSkirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles
22 October 2018
You need to engage a very experienced building consultant to assess what is happening with your home and to do forensic on whether the builder has followed approved drawings.
GeorgeoExternal render patch-up what product do I get?
15 October 2018
Hi, I’ve chased in a 40mm air con drain to below the floor level where a future deck will be constructed, I just don’t know what type of rendering product I need to…
GLOPipe sticking out underneath roof tile into guttering?
30 September 2018
I think these are your AC condensation drip pipes.
JacobiteCorrect deflection in floor - hybeam joists
29 August 2018
With all due respect, we're talking about a 10mm deflection over 3.6 metres that hasn't moved in almost 12 years. Most people wouldn't even worry about it. However being a…
MelanieJohnson8501home cleaning services
14 August 2018
I can personally recommend Fantastic Services Group as a cleaning company - https://fantasticservicesgroup.com.au/c ... -services/ , they offer all kinds of services, not…
First renoFixing up old timber kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts
6 August 2018
knhchrisIs it possible for me to do this water leak job?
18 July 2018
Hi all, Thank you for all your replies. I have applied a silicone as a temporary fix. It has been working so far. I definitely agree with getting a professional to do…