DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
As a very general price guide - count number of rooms/spaces (eg. bedroom, bathroom, toilet, lounge, corridor, stairway) and multiply it by…
Fixing aluminium vents in brick work
I would "glue" the vents on with silastic. Not all the way around, just a few dabs to hold it in place. Later, if you want to replace the vent you can put a blade in a cut…
Aug 30, 2010 1:46 pm
I also experience that Farquire..That's why I research for some details that will help me on that matter.
After reading many articles and couples of videos, I found some…
Ornate Cornice Renovation
From your pics they mostly need a good clean and a lot of caulking plus a repaint. Wash them down with sugar soap, then get a paint scraper and…
Sep 07, 2010 10:08 pm
Looking for help with skylights
I'm looking into getting Velux skylights when we renovate. Will be in the kitchen area both to let in light as its in the middle of the room and also to allow the heat to…
Dog Door recommendations?
Hey all. Not far off finishing the house reno's and need to choose a dog door design. Our rear extension is very modern/stylish so I want to…
Sep 11, 2010 11:06 am
Rendering home, questions...
Can I ask another quick question. If the cement sheet is not flush with the brickwork but recessed, is there some way it can be filled so that…
155mm kauri pine board
thanks duke...I have a few lengths of the minyak...it isn't quite the same...it's 20mm (old kauri 22mm) thick and still only 150mm wide. It also is a bit lighter in colour…
I am no pro but when I recently painted over a dark colour to light, I used an undercoat and got the supplier to tint the undercoat to a similar colour to topcoat.. Hope that helps
What to use cleaning down the sink
I use Ajax cream to shiny up the outside of the sink, comes up sparkling like new. To clean the inside of the drain I just pour some bleach down and let it sit for a bit,…
tile on slab queerie
Hi all, I have heard that when laying porcelain tiles 60 x 60 the concrete slab has to have a skim coat (topping) so when the tiles are laid this will prevent uneven edges…
post handover clean up tips
Unfortunately metho didn't work but nail polish remover did (for the paint on tiles). I ended up having to just scrape paint from the grout and some bits I had to leave as…
Estimating amount of concrete
Thanks so much Ed and Onc and all...I've got a better understanding now of how much material I need to purchase.
Dulux Full Cover Texture
I thought I would bump up this post, since I couldn't find any more recent topics. You may have seen my recent post (re: DIY rendering), then in my googling I came across…
Treating Jarrah Timber Roof
Our 1990's house has jarrah roof timbers. It's only more recent WA houses that use pine trusses. It's all driven by cost - jarrah has become more expensive now that supply…
Our bath water is green?!
Don't forget to catch the water and re use it!!!!!
I don't care that they lifted restriction on Melbourne, we still have stuff all water.
I gather you are referring to plaster glass ceilings.
If possible get up in the ceiling and cut most of the straps that are holding the ceiling up. then give the ceiling a…
Problem with Reticulation system
Take the valve apart and clean the whole thing. Dig away the soil so water won't re enter the valve body and put sand in. You don't need to remove it, just take the top…
Exhaust fans - what have you got?
It sounds like it will be fine for you.
I unfortunately, the way my ensuite is designed there is not an openable window.
I also have them in my toilets and they…
Fisholene vs Rust Coverter
I have 3 large structural C beams under house, 20 years old, with the original worn factory primer remaining (now patchy due to past sanding & surface rust repair). …
Painting Bungle - Help Wanted
i see what you mean, mecha-wombat, paint stores dont 'push' this product, more than any other, however im sure most diy'ers would live with the smell/turps cleanup, if…
Thanks for the kind words mishb. I'm pretty pleased with myself - it was hard work, but there's a nice sense of satisfaction having achieved something myself. Plus I've…
low pressure with hot water
If your cold is affected, then it would be the filter on your meter, but if its your hot and its happening to all taps its one of three things.
1. like someone else said,…
Clean up of house
Do you have some tips about siding repair??I’m planning to improve my house and repair all those furniture that has been damage.
I already got some ideas at
Cabinet maker for small laundry job?
we did our own with bunnings flatpax cabinets and ikea benchtop, with tapware from plumbtec. the trickiest bit of ours was chasing the walls and getting the taps moved,…
Oct 05, 2010 12:49 am
there does not seem to be any issues with the doors at the moment but will keep a close eye on this,
the builder has done a touch up job on the gaps and things look…
Oct 06, 2010 2:48 pm
Myths about Asbestos
Question 1. Is Asbestos only found in old buildings?
Asbestos is not used anymore but can be found in modern buildings built…
Oct 10, 2010 8:45 pm
Can I ask how much you were quoted?
If my builder goes to completion bill will be approx $8800 incl gst (of course he wants cash) that's just for the labour.
A siloxane treatment is about $80 L/M.
But before you treat the symptom you need to find the cause.
Siloxane treatment by us is covered by a 10 year warranty.
changing door handle holes now to big
As a carpenter, if I was stuck with the handles or just absolutely had to have them, then I'd just hang new doors.
It takes about an hour to hang a door and fit the lock,…