DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
chippySkirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall
18 October 2010
You need to let us know what sort of house construction you have. If you have brick internall walls you will need to dowel and nail the skirting back. If you have a framed…
smartskinbuildingRemoving excess rubber sealant
22 October 2010
Don't bother with proprietary potions to remove silicone residue, they don't work. Silicone is too inert once its gone off to be cleaned unless you use some really nasty…
Madmal1Double Brick - Cracking, clay soil and hydraulic engineers
27 October 2010
As a structural engineer giving advice on such matters in Canberra for the past 27 years I'd say 'bluey' is pretty much on the money. Although I would suggest that…
ChargerWAJarrah Skirting, Architraves and Door Frames
29 October 2010
Hi Rdiq, You will only find jarrah architraves and skirting in a real top end home new homes, if you specifically ask for it due to it being expensive. With old growth…
chrisandkateHow to cosmetically improve botched section of brick fence
4 November 2010
You could cut out the mortar and replace it with a colored mortar, but you'd have to mix the mortar before hand and let some set to see what the color will end up being.…
jassyWater flows into shed between slab and shed walls .
4 November 2010
Another good idea. And it might be easier than the flashing. Thanks mate.
qonyxHome Warranty - What duration is applicable for new building
7 November 2010
thank onc - do you know how much warranty houses these days get?
yellowrangerHelp: Any electricians here?... problem with light.
17 November 2010
My advice is to replace the complete fitting-by the time you get the tombstone replaced and find other bits astray inside the fitting, jettison the…
asylum119How do you prep plaster for painting??
29 November 2010
Firstly make sure the join is flat by sliding a paint scraper the whole way along the join. If some parts of the tape are proud (sticking out too far) you will need to cut…
prov1xno1Santorini 26 by *M* - Home falling apart!!
19 December 2010
hi shelz.. i have built with M aswell ive been in my house for roughly 1 year. my slab is m class. just wondering were abouts are you from. i feel bad for you as i know…
abbeyboxRender Question - Sand finish to Acrylic
1 January 2011
Hi All I need some advice. The builder has made a fairly large mistake and I want it fixed properly. We asked for an acrylic render finish and they have completed the…
SteveHBurning/Electrical smell in one room only
5 January 2011
I know this post is a bit late, but.. this is also a common problem when using low energy lighting (anything with an integrated DC SMPS (electronic ballast) in light…
bashworthHair line cracks and rusted mesh in concrete balcony
8 January 2011
I think you need to get an expert to have a look at this. Basically the problem is that the steel reinforcement should be about 40mm from the surface. With this depth of…
just ErinNeeded: plumber with leak detector (Doncaster VIC 3108)
10 January 2011
Hi, I found a leak at the end of the driveway. Please PM me if anyone know any plumber in Doncaster (VIC 3108) area who got a leak detector since…
stormbouywaterpfoofing an old deck with a room underneath
12 January 2011
I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good way to waterproof an old deck with a fibro cement floor I had a quote of $2000 for a paint on plastic membrane,but i reckon…