DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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.
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…