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  1. Stripping off tiles so as to sark and re-batten roof with same tiles - truss roof

    Hi all,

    I want to re-roof my home before sticking up solar panels. I plan on doing this myself.

    My plan (because i'm working alone) is to strip off the first few courses of tiles so as to...
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    Rake out an inch and then re-point. Please don't...

    Rake out an inch and then re-point. Please don't render though! The bricks look fabulous!
  3. Toothing the brickwork is the best option so long...

    Toothing the brickwork is the best option so long as your brickie can find a good match in bricks.

    Another option, somewhat outlandish really, is to brick up both sides of the window with...
  4. Thank you Pulse, I am about to get to doing the...

    Thank you Pulse, I am about to get to doing the screed and will go with what you said!
  5. Screed ideas for a badly poured slab of 18m2

    Hello all.

    I recently poured an 18m2 rectangular slab that a friend levelled out for me whilst I supplied the concrete. Unfortunately the slab has a crown in its centre which leaves me with a...
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    Thanks for the replies all. I layed the screed on...

    Thanks for the replies all. I layed the screed on top of the waterproofing. It's 40mm to 25mm in depth and has probably two or three not so solid sounding sections however the screed has gone off...
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    How to strengthen a sand cement screed?

    Hi all,

    I have just finished screeding the bathroom floor, 3:1 sharp sand and cement mix.

    Today I had a knock around with my knuckles and noticed in a two places a less than solid noise -...
  8. Thanks for the quick reply Phil. I will move the...

    Thanks for the quick reply Phil. I will move the angle to where you said.

    This is what I was wondering, what is the standard for door jambs in Australia - are they supposed to be buried in the...
  9. Door frame installation in bathroom reno and aluminium angle for screen location

    Hello all,

    Today I want to install the aluminium angle that will edge the floor screed (which will be put in after I waterproof the slab).

    In the photo there is an original opening that will be...
  10. Thread: Firepit

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    Nice to see i'm not the only person to remove the...

    Nice to see i'm not the only person to remove the guard on their grinder. Nice firepit!
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    We took out a three metre window and door...

    We took out a three metre window and door combination back home in England. The whole lot stayed put, no cracks, nothing. I couldn't believe it held. It helped I suppose that the brickwork was 9...
  12. I forgot to add, the stud wall sits on packers...

    I forgot to add, the stud wall sits on packers because it appears the slab for the bathroom was formed an inch or so off...

    And I am prepared to cover one of the wastes, but I won't if it gives me...
  13. Thanks for the replies chaps... So a few more...

    Thanks for the replies chaps...

    So a few more questions if you will.

    I plan on screeding the floor myself. I'm going to have to install an angle between the recess and the rest of the...
  14. Floor screed fall question in a bathroom reno - diagram included

    G'day all,

    Long time reader, only just registered!

    I have a question regarding falls for the screed in my bathroom that is currently about to be sheeted and then waterproofed.

    This is a...
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