Brick Piers, Antcaps and Termite Proof Silicone

My Wife and I are putting an extension on our Weatherboard House. The extension is supported by 350x350mm brick piers with Gal Threaded rod running up through the centre of the piers to hold down the bearers. This setup requires a penetration through the Ant-cap (see...

New Guttering Installed

After 3 days of struggling with scaffold my Wife and I have finished the guttering. We sourced the Guttering from a sheetmetal product company in Newcastle Hancock Speedway When ordering the guttering I used my trusty QCAD, an Opensource 2D CAD Program to provide a...

Insulation – DIY

Cold Floors We own an old timber cottage. It’s sitting on concrete peers on a sloping block, so wind can get under the house and chill the floor boards down. Insulating under the floors To try and take the chill off the boards, we have put insulation under the...

Owner Builders License

After completing an ozob.com.au online owner builders course. Today I traveled to Newcastle to get my Owner Builders License. After getting the license I let the council know that I’m about to start using a “Notice of Commencement”. Another small...