DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
home cleaning services
There are many companies offering cleaning services at professional level. Not only home cleaning services but office cleaning services as well. You can search on…
Lawnmover for small backyard
I'm looking to a lawnmower for a small backyard (100m2) and I was wondering whether anyone had any recommendations.
Painting timber fence – which spray gun?
I have a timber fence with lapped treated pine palings (i.e. no gaps) that I needs to paint both sides of. It is about 40m long and 2m high.
I figure it’s going to be…
Aug 12, 2017 3:20 pm
If you are using Boracol as a teak deck or other algae/mould treatments then I would recommend Boracol…
Repair Porch Wall (Shotcrete???)
Ive had some advice that the texture is easy to do by pulling the trowel away from the wall.
I just dont know what type of plaster or render I need. Any ideas?
Ceiling paint looks chalky & patchy
We are having the same issue. Country NSW, ceiling was perfectly fine but in a tinted colour prior so wanted to paint it white. Used Taubmans easy coat flat white. Four…
Brainstorming ideas on backyard
I would agree about the pavers too. Unless of course you entirely hate the tiles that are chosen and it seems like the original job is really bad. From what I can see in…
Jun 05, 2017 1:19 pm
Nice ideas. Even I love to transfer the junk into the reusable products. I have never experimented with the big ideas like this but had created some small things to decor…
Help with tile roof repair
I have difficulty finding someone who can / is willing to who can repair broken tiles, and re-bedding and re-pointing ridge capping. Any recommendation would be…
Running cables in ceiling
The only regulation you need to worry about is the one that requires this type of work to be carries out by qualified and licenced persons.
Drainage problem HELP!
I have a drainage problem.
The home is a 100 year old weatherboard. On one side, dirt has been piled up above the level of the barge boards and a concrete path laid…
Roof restoration 1
And ditto here. to recolor the whole roof and do some repointing cost me $5-600 and that included $200 for a painter to come out for a few hours and spray it all with his…
or what I know toilets regardless of their position use a trap pipe other than that There should not be a problem
Firmamatic Panel Lift Door Opener Issue
I have a Firmadoor panel lift door with the Firmamatic opener with the rectangular remote with the cream coloured button. It was installed in 2005. Recently, the…
Fill Gaps in Shed
Key word here is RENTAL.
First thing to do is speak to agent. Either have their tradie do it, or gain permission from owner to do it yourself.
Not doing that and using…
Mar 24, 2017 8:34 pm
solar hot water
You stuff that up and it could be very costly to the solar array on your roof. Plus you'll have insurance issues if you try to claim water damage later.
Mar 24, 2017 8:27 pm
From what you posted you have paid for capped service provisions for future use, that would require complete hook up to sewerage.
It seems builder missed it and now does…
Help with verandah
Hey whats up guys. Just a quick inquiry. I'm looking at building a slim flat roof verandah covering one side of my house. Approx 21m x 1m (yep 1m that's the gap between my…
Feb 28, 2017 11:54 am
Impossible to solve the issue from within.
Water seeping through the brick will damage anything u apply to it after a while. Whether it be from mould apores or aimply…
well lucky me,
the small amount of wood shavings i found under window frame are from carpenter ants
found a small amount of wood shavings, looks like when you sharpen a…
Engineered Yellow tongue floating floor
Hi, does anyone know which manufacturers would have made an engineered floating timber floor that uses plasti yellow tongue as the joiner?
I'm wanting to match the wood,…
Decaying brick mortar
You haven't said how old the house is.
Many new houses now have a "Performance Based Solution" aka Alternative Solution that allows the brickies to use a mortar mix that…
Land Levelling/ Landscaping
You can try getting a man with a dingo/excavator. You will pay for min 4 hrs at around $400 but they are good at what they do. They will excavate your land, remove it (at…
I havent done much brickwork.
I need to patch up a few cracks on the brickwork ( 4 ) joint together
not sure how to keep the joints strong as they are offset…
Painting an old fence
This is better option to paint over worn wooden fence but before it you have to see that this is in condition to paint it or not. I would suggest you to attached a photo…
Dec 06, 2016 4:38 pm
Hi All, Just trying to attached some conduit on a brick wall with some half saddles. Not too sure on what screws I should be using.