Laying a Tile Screed Bed

When you do bathrooms you need to create fall to the floor wastes. This video from DTA shows how to mix and lay a screed. It doesn't show how to create fall or how deep the tile screed bed should be. I use tiling products from Jacoba tiles. You can go to Ceramic Tile...

Flatpack is Mecanno for Adults

My wife and I are so sick of not having any storage space we have decided to put new wardrobes in both the front bedrooms. Now all I have to do is assemble the mecanno set. Shouldn't be too difficult.

Renovations

A blog post from the Android Phone. We are nearing completion. Just have to install Stainless Steel Wire Balustrading from All Things Stainless (incidentally they use Joomla and VirtueMart so nice to see a bit of open source being used in a nuts and bolts style of...

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 floor...

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 step/s in the reno...

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James is an IT Professional based in Melbourne, Australia. He blogs about Information Technology, Open Source software, home renovations, good reads and travel.

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