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    Default New/old house.

    G'day everyone, I just signed up. Recently bought my first house, a 1950's ex-Govt Housing place, double brick. Solid & neat enough to begin with.
    Before I properly unpack & settle in I'm attempting to save some $$$ & DIY a few initial improvements. Nothing spectacular; bathroom & some basic plumbing/drainage issues, landscaping & I wanna get the floor boards sealed/polished. I have some construction experience, (though not qualified) & not in the area of domestic housing so I'm hoping some of you forum members might be able to steer me in the right direction here & there.
    Chees!

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    Welcome aboard Goodintentions.

    Some sub-forums to get started.

    FLOORING, DECKING, STUMPS, etc

    PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, HEATING, COOLING, etc

    LANDSCAPING, GARDENING, OUTDOORS

    Plenty of friendly advice here so hook in & have fun.

    Cheers

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    Default All aboard!

    Thanks for the first pointer & th welcome Chips. I'll check out those forums asap. I've worked in the theatre industry as a set builder for a while (8 yrs) & know my way around carpentary tools & a welder but have no quals. Used to workin to specific plans, mostly for unique projects & under the supervision of very experienced Tradies. This whole reno thing looks familiar in terms of what to do, but foreign in sofar as how to go about it. Have a few manuals etc but I like to do a proper job so all the advice I can gather will be invaluable. Looking 4d to a steep new learning curve.
    Cheers.

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