When it comes to your valuable home, what do you worry about? Is it termites, who can chew through your vital structures? How about a dangerous gas leak or a devastating burst water pipe? Worried about a bus smashing through your loungeroom wall? A bushfire on a hot and windy day? Actually, the thing that should make you sit up and start preparing today is for a storm - not just because of how common they are, but in light of how little thought people seem to put into the destruction that st..
Don’t think torquing the bolts on your project is important? Bolt tensioning safety is not something to be taken lightly if you want to avoid accidents. When you are assembling something, from a piece of furniture to a fighter jet, you have to consider the safety of using your product. Can your creation put the lives of people using it in danger or cause them serious injury? You, as the builder, is in charge of ensuring safety. Many newbies think bolt tensioning safety is not importa..
Water leaks in your plumbing can seem like a small concern, but they could quickly turn into a bigger problem. Small leaks can contribute to slow, consistent water damage over time, weakening your home’s structure and adding to your water costs. Plumbing leaks commonly occur in and around fixtures and appliances, such as sinks, showers and washing machines, and can lead to blockages in your homes plumbing. Serious leaks due to burst pipes can be especially costly and may be more difficult t..
So your tap is leaking, or your toilet won’t flush. Is it worth calling out a plumber for these plumbing problems or should you try and fix the issue yourself with the use of a YouTube tutorial? With the plethora of information now available online from every DIY job you can possibly imagine, it can be tempting to try and fix it yourself and avoid paying an emergency plumber to do the job. There’s only one dilemma – often plumbing problems aren’t as easy to fix as you may think. Th..
One of the most exciting things about owning a property is seeing its value increase over time. Do house extensions add value to your home? Whether you are looking to up your property value before selling, or just wishing to improve your home, a house extension can be a worthy investment. As a matter of fact, The Guardian recently found that a house extension can add up to 20% to your overall property value. Alongside this, house extensions will improve your everyday home life. Whether..
So it's been a long day at work, the kids have been shouting at you, and you've even run out of coffee. Worst case scenario. But it's all about to get better - in a steaming hot shower or bath. Thank your lucky stars your hot water system is always there for you. But when you really need hot water the most is usually when it goes bang. It might even say farewell with a friendly little flood. So if you don't want to spend too many days easing your stress under a torrent of freezing cold wa..
Are you ready for downsizing your home, but not sure where to start? Is clutter driving you crazy? Would you think clearer and work more efficiently if only you could find the space? Here are some top tips that will show you how to downsize successfully - from getting organised, to finding a secure self storage unit, to getting in touch with a reliable moving company. 1. Plan your new home This is the fun, inspiring bit! Downsizing your home means you get to come up with a brand new interi..
Buying a home is a huge commitment, it doesn’t matter if it is the third or first time doing it. But of course, the whole process does get easier the more you do it so first-time buyers tend to have a little more stressful time buying a home. Most people buy their first home in their 30s, at a time when they look to settle down. You can’t just settle for the first house you like, there are a lot of things you need to consider. This guide will help first-time buyers ease into the proce..
Anyone who has walked into a brand new kitchen thinks to themselves: "Wonderful!" But they also wonder what that beautiful kitchen renovation cost. How much to renovate a kitchen? Well, how long is a ball of string? You get the point. Of course, it's really just a matter of what you consider a kitchen renovation to be. Are you going to finally replace a few dilapidated features from the 1960s? Is that major overhaul going to be done on as tight a budget as possible? Or are you going to go..