DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Super NesRepairing chased internal finished wall.
27 July 2012
How easy is it to repair / replaster an internal wall that is going to be chased to add 2 runs of conduit. Currently the wall is finished to the point ready for layers…
alancStabilising Slope Under Highset Queenslander
22 July 2012
Hi - I am looking for tips on how to stabilise the sloping soil underneath the back of my highset Queensland. Everytime it rains, more of the clay soil gets washed down…
building-expertNeed advice on repairing foundation flooding + house jacking
8 July 2012
In regards to your property inspector, has he got professional indemnity insurance? It should be on the report. Building and timber pest reports are in excess of 35 pages.…
TooheyHow to remove shelf from walk in robe installed by builder
29 June 2012
Thanks for that, will give it a try.
Stewie DConcrete blocks breaking down/deteriorating severely!!
22 June 2012
BFL may be correct with the water coming from the outside or either the bitumen paint/waterproofing compound has reacted with the cement or the builder has used…
sugarfreeRepair damage to underside of slab on 1st floor townhouse
19 June 2012
Hi All, A plumber is renovation my townhouse and has repositioned the toilet and vanity. To do this he jackhammered new holes through the 1st floor slab. The jackhammer…
tracey emSeeking a seamstress / upholsterer in Melbourne
11 June 2012
this is what I posted into the interior decorating page where I had posted same topic: Just to let you know that I was recommended to an upholsterer in Highett by a…
alexlovearchitectureHanging Heavy shelving off internal walls
11 May 2012
If your looking to hang heavy shelving off walls, check these guys out. they did my garage for all my bikes, kayaks, surfboards, boogas, etc. its like a slot wall kind of…
Uncle Arfurwhere to through or recycle my old carpet
13 April 2012
When I tore up my 3 rooms of carpet and underlay I cut it into strips, rolled it up and put it in the rubbish bin and when the neighbors had put their bins out, put some…
Uncle ArfurBritish Paints Ceiling Paint Flat Acrylic
19 March 2012
Excalibur is correct. Ceiling paint is for ceilings and brand has nothing to do with it. The main offenders for dirtying ceilings are electricians, A/C installers and…
Uncle ArfurRusted metal studwork. Replace or repair?
1 March 2012
If its only two part-studs and a part-bottom plate rusted I would look at cutting them out and replacing with timber. Once done, I would also look at the acrylic grout…
barkersontheblockWalking on a Metal framed roof requirements
16 February 2012
Hi Landfish, As long as you only stand on the truss frame you will be ok but it will be alot easyer if you use a plank my roof trusses span 7m with no centre supports and…
PaulMacThe hardest wearing paint for external timber stairs ....
2 February 2012
Industrial paint such as 2 pac would be the toughest paint, problem is it's expensive, best bet would be any exterior oil based enamel. Don't use water based enamel, it…