DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
arcadeltplane or sand veranda posts and roof for varnishing?
4 July 2017
I wouldn't plane or sand them, but just oil them with something that will protect the colour but not be shiny.
tfosydneyI want to install timber decking on my small balcony
14 February 2017
Timber look tiles would look great. Seeing that it's an outdoor area, it would be advisable to get an R11 anti-slip product as they provide more grip especially when it…
BrandonCrayden81Anyone had professional tile/grout cleaning???
7 February 2017
Calling a company for tile cleaning is definitely a better alternative than trying to scrub the tiles yourself. Companies have specialised equipment, which uses steam and…
Wes2824Updating exterior of a dark brown brick home
4 February 2017
Hi I have a 70's dark brown brick home with a brown tiled roof and yellow cream coloured eaves, gutters, garage door, fence and fascia board. The windows have bronze…
aspire029Advice DYI Water feature Wall Projecting Spillway
4 February 2017
Hey Guys Hope im posting in the correct forum and respecting the rules here. I am doing some work in the backyard with landscaping, im a bit of a handy man. I have a…
qebtelneighbours have damaged fence. Who's cost to repair is it?
3 January 2017
Whatever percentage of blame is their fault, is the percentage of repair costs they pay. Seems obvious they are 100% at fault.
gib802What should I be doing to fix this flooding
30 December 2016
I have a similar problem in my place once every four or five years when heavy rain over several days can cause water from a neighbouring battle-axe driveway to flow over…
crash76Engineered Yellow tongue floating floor
15 December 2016
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,…
Dani_JGloss or Semi Gloss Enamel for Window and Door Trims?
14 November 2016
Hi Jay, we are going semi gloss as our builder has advised high gloss is terrible for showing up finger prints
mrfixitdiagonal staircase cracks on brick wall
3 November 2016
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…
SaveH2OSteel Beams Rusting
26 October 2016
Your problem sounds similar to another thread that I think would be good for you to read. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=83659&p=1566589&hilit=+rust#p1566589 In the case of the…
MajesticBohoDIY Painted Wicker Chairs - help! :)
29 September 2016
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…
Broken houseremote receiver for garage roller door not receiving
27 September 2016
Happy Happy Happy? For the first time in nearly 4 years I can open my garage door by remote!
JordanTInterior brick sealing - the powdery white stuff
19 September 2016
Without more information I think what you're looking at is efflorescence - salt being drawn through your mortar and left to dry as moisture evaporates. If this is a new…