Why Your House May Pose A Threat To Your Health And What To Do

Building standards have changed and evolved over time as different materials and procedures have been found to be not as safe as new material. There is no greater example of this than the discovery that asbestos, a commonly used building material for hundreds of years, had extremely negative effects on the health of those who lived amongst it. Fortunately, as this information became widely available, Australia banned it from being used in this way and from the early to mid-1990s it was phased out. Read More 

A Ceiling Pimple: What to Do When Water Pools in Your Ceiling Caviity

The inside of your home is supposed to remain as it is, unchanging aside from the cosmetic differences, such as re-positioning your furniture or when your kids leave a mess. It can be unsettling when your home develops a new feature⸺like a sign that something is seriously amiss. The plastering in your ceiling should always be smooth and flat, so an obvious bulge in your ceiling can be a cause for alarm, particularly if it has already begun to drip water. Read More 

How to Repair a Leaking Showerhead

If the showerhead in your bathroom is leaking, this can really be annoying. Not only can the constant dripping sound send you around the bend, but it can also use valuable water. Increased water usage will push up your water bill and could also contribute to the droughts which have been affecting large parts of Australia. The most likely cause of a leaky showerhead is a faulty washer. Below is a guide to the steps you need to take to replace the washers, so your shower stops leaking: Read More 

Minimising 3 Types of Damage to Your Timber Flooring

Undeniably one of the durable and hardwearing natural materials, timber flooring is a mainstay in numerous household. However, just as most other supplies, they will need eventual repair and restoration. The frequency at which you would need to re-sand, re-stain and possibly even re-floor your timber products would be dictated by the degree of maintenance that they are accorded. Below are some of the common types of damage that your timber flooring may acquire and tips on how to minimise them from occurring. Read More 

How to Repair Cracked Brickwork

Why couldn't the wolf huff and puff and blow down the third pig's house? Because it was made of brick, so it was strong and stable and secure. Unfortunately, the real world is not a fairytale and brickwork is not always perfect. Cracked brickwork is an all-too-common problem that can indicate underlying structural issues with a house. Many renovators encounter this problem on the job, and it is a tricky one to deal with. Read More