DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
travelbugTermite damage on future purchase is it bad(pictures include
4 February 2013
Good pointsa above. Check the ends of the beam. What does it butt up against? The reason for asking is- where did the termites enter this beam? Maybe it is localised. We…
scotty78Install Your Own Plantation Shutters - Is it worth it?
3 February 2013
Hi Everyone, I got a quote from our builder to install plantation shutters and the price seems quite expensive. For those people out there who ordered online and…
Uncle Arfuraluminium Gutter guards which one?
14 January 2013
Hi all - whether you choose to install them or not depend on a range of factors but they sure do help stop regular cleaning. Tapex gutter guards are great, Australian made…
smorgzzzSteam Mops ? Cleaning a house with so many tiles
11 January 2013
I made my husband sit through the TV infomercial for a steam mop. He isn't convinced. Mum has one of those "Shark" steam mops & is going to bring it over and do my…
How to paint a brand new overlapped wood picket fence??
Hi Bella13, Some of my opinions: Sand it... I wouldn't bother. A rough look should suffice and you won't notice it in a few months. Also, how would you sand the palings…
mynameisjonasfilling gaps between skirting and floor
30 December 2012
Hi there, hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I am just about to start this project, and did a test run on a small patch. I used No More Gaps which has some expansion play…
MarineEngineerSanding deck with Stainless steel decking screws
19 December 2012
just piggybacking onto this thread. I'll be coating my deck this weekend. The deck was constructed about 5 months ago and the timbers have…
Kelly44Advice on Anti-Corrosion for Coastal Homes
12 December 2012
I have recently built a home by the ocean at Salt in Kingscliff, NSW. After only a few months corrosion occurred on the ceiling fans, stainless steel railings, letterbox &…
8jenjen8Art Deco Architraves for Sales in Essendon Vic
13 November 2012
Hey guys, I over ordered my Architraves (oops! ) so trying to sell them....So in short; 16 pieces of art deco architraves/skirting boards at 4.8metres each. In total…
PHLPorous sandstone and run-off from a neighbour
13 October 2012
If they are doing renovations, what's the drainage plans like? I know in our area, you have to make sure water from your property does not affect neighbours; a neighbour…
juzdownunderHow to shave an aluminium security door?
6 October 2012
Appreciate all the replies. I wasn't after anything fancy, it's the bottom of a security door after all, not something anyone's going to notice much. Anyway, bought…
LexDoes anyone self-read their gas or electricity?
21 September 2012
Thanks. Interesting stuff. Anyone else has any experience with this? I just noticed that I didnt mention our own experience .. so ... Our meter reader-man left us a…
judydgAnyone got tips for revitalising outdoor wooden furniture??
20 September 2012
Cabot's do an outdoor furniture oil. You could also stain it before oiling if it is really grey.
bashworthHow to hang or stick foam board on the wall?
9 September 2012
Velcro dots bing about the size of a 1$ coin are easier to remove than a line of double sided tape. You would probably only need 4. Some double sided tape is one layer of…
Stewie DURGENT: Help needed with Shellac table!
24 August 2012
Do the whole top. Like anything - cork floor , timber floor etc if you damage a piece then without stripping the whole thing there is a big chance you will either make it…
DreamerWood flooring, how to clean without leaving marks?HELP
16 August 2012
The guy who sanded and polished our floors said hot water and vinegar. However these days I use Norwex microfiber mop with water only. It's like Enjo but cheaper.