DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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…
If you are using Boracol as a teak deck or other algae/mould treatments then I would recommend Boracol…
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…
or what I know toilets regardless of their position use a trap pipe other than that There should not be a problem
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…
Did you get something sorted out in the end?Your picture isn't showing up.
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.
diagonal staircase cracks on brick wall
I have about 2 meters ( measured vertically ) of these cracks on my separate garage.
My first question is how to temporary stop them from getting bigger till i get to the…
This is what I want to make or something simular
This is what I what I want to make. I do not really need to adjust the size I can make it the…
basin waste leaks: how to fix?
I swapped an annoying flip-type basin waste to a pop-up, and ever since it has leaked. The old one was stuck in with silicon, which I don't like using because it has to be…
DIY Painted Wicker Chairs - help! :)
Painting wicker chairs are easy,there are several tutorial blogs online.In a lot of ways doing it yourself is better than hiring a professional because you can learn a lot…
Removing existing shelving in WIR
We built with Clarendon in about 2010. They installed 1 shelf from 1 end of the WIR to the other. Below it, there is a pole to hang clothes.
I am planning on…
I have bought teak to replace an exterior deck on my house. I'm indecisive about the way to treat the wood i.e. stain, marine sealant, colour etc etc. Any help, tips or…
Handyman in Perth
Ive used this Perth Handyman
I used him for home maintenance and he helped with a new…
Aug 22, 2016 7:23 pm
That's around 0.468 cubic m (plan for 0.5m3 which means 1200kg)
For a typical mix the proportions are
Cement = 1…