15 Common deck building mistakes, find out what they are

Deck / How to

Howtodecks.com.au has so kindly shared with us the top 15 deck building mistakes.  Howtodecks.com.au has been helping DIYer’s build decks for 5 years, if you get a chance go and check them out. Footings #1- Hitting underground water, power and/or gas mains The consequences of hitting a water, power and/or gas main may be serious […]

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Marble bench tops, the pros and cons

How to / Kitchen

Marble bench tops offer classic and timeless beauty for the interior finishing of your home, but the wisdom of installing one will depend on where you are using it. Generally, marble will make a perfect surface for bathrooms, fireplace surrounding, offices, and other light use areas. However, it is not recommended for use in the […]

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Ikea kitchen planner, how it works.

How to / Kitchen

Before you embark on the task of renovating or installing a new kitchen, you need to do your homework. Fortunately for you, we have made your homework much easier. Today, we are going to review the IKEA Kitchen Planner software. We will give you the pros and cons of using this 3D kitchen designing tool, […]

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Asbestos in old floor coverings, how to check?

Bathroom / How to / Kitchen

When you are renovating the time will come when you’ll replace old vinyl floorcoverings.  Something to keep in mind, there is asbestos in old floor coverings.  Particularly with vinyl and lino products that predates the 1970’s.  Now asbestos is not a problem if you do not disturb it, however if you are renovating the chances […]

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How to stop banging cupboard doors

How to / Kitchen

The sound of kitchen cupboard doors banging shut is one noise that you never really get used too.  By stopping the cupboard doors banging you get a little piece and quiet.  The answer, soft closing hinges, soft closers, sometimes referred to as shock absorbers. What are soft closers? How do soft closing hinges or soft […]

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How to cut Laminex, cutting laminate

How to

To cut Laminex panels there is a bit of an art form.  Laminex recommend that you cut their panels from the face side.  Cutting from front to back.  This is exactly what you need to do to stop the face of the panel being chipped. There are a number of tools to choose from when cutting Laminex; […]

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Sealing the kitchen splashback is important

How to

The kitchen splashback is an important element in the kitchen.  Not only does the splashback help make your kitchen look good, it has a purpose.  Splashbacks are there to stop water from getting behind the cupboards and ultimately the walls. Without the splashback, the constant wet and dry conditions (especially around the sink) start to […]

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