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Maintenance

How to fix big cracks & holes in walls

Larger cracks and holes require a little more attention, but can still be made to disappear using the right methods and materials.

How to fix small cracks & holes in walls

Provided that you know what you're doing, you can easily make small cracks and holes in walls disappear completely.

Which floors are easy to maintain?

The time you have to spend cleaning a floor and how well it copes with stains will directly contribute to your long term satisfaction with it. Find out how to choose the right floors.

How to reseal flagstone or slate flooring

Over time, slate and flagstone sealant will be scratched off and worn. Resealing your floor will help to restore it to its original glory.

How to polish floorboards and parquetry

If your floorboards or parquetry floor are looking tired and worn, a good polish may be all that's needed to rejuvenate them.

How to clean and repair carpet

Properly cleaning carpet on a regular basis is a good way to keep it looking fresh and new, and to keep allergens under control.

Foundation stabilisation and repair

Concrete slabs may become damaged when they're installed on reactive soil. Find out how you can repair and stabilise them.

Restumping a house

Over time, stump subfloors need to be restumped to make sure the house is evenly supported. Find out what restumping involves.

How to prevent seepage and settling

Cracks in concrete and settling ground can do a lot of damage to your home. Find out how to deal with and prevent this kind of damage.

How to recycle a CRT television

With the vast masses of TVs being replaced for newer, thinner, more capable models, it's important that you dispose of your old television in a responsible way.

How to improve your WiFi range

How to improve WiFi range

Find out how to set your home up to get the best range and signal from your WiFi access point. Learn more about what affects signal strength and range.

Roof maintenance

Roof maintenance

A well maintained roof is vital to the health of your home. As people say when all else is going wrong - ‘at least I have a roof over my head’. Find out more about how to keep your roof well maintained.

Emergency roof repairs

A failing roof needn't be the end of a home. Roof restoration or repair can bring new life to most houses. Find out more about how different types of roofs are restored.

How to reshingle a roof

From time to time, a shingle roof will need to be re-laid. Find out what's involved, and who should do this work.

How to reseal a roof

Getting your roof sealed has many advantages - the first and most obvious of which is that it effectively becomes completely waterproof. Learn more about roof sealing and resealing.

How to connect banana plugs

There are many ways to connect your receiver to your speakers, but banan plugs are seen as a preferred option. Find out how to connect them.

10 tips to reduce your power usage

Learn the secrets to cutting your bills and improving your energy efficiency. Cutting electricity use is a great way to save both money and the environment.

What to do when plugs are arcing or sparking

It's not normal - or safe - for your plugs to arc or spark. Find out why this happens, and what you need to do when you notice that your plugs are arcing or sparking.

How to use your switchboard / switch box

Not sure about how your switchboard works? Have the lights or appliances gone out only in one part of the house? Find out how to use your safety switches, circuit breakers or fuses.

What to do in an electrical emergency

Electricity can be very dangerous when things go wrong. Find out what you should do when you have an emergency that involves electricity.

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Energy and water management
Phase out of incandescent light globes

Phase out of incandescent light globes

The difference between an efficient light globe and an inefficient one is amazing. To prevent unnecessary waste, inefficient incandescent GLS globes are being phased out in Australia.

Lighting

The pros and cons of LEDs

LEDs have come a long way from once being used in small electronic devices, to now being used to create extraordinary effects at events and concerts. This technology has now advanced to the point where this form of lighting can be used for everyday purposes in and around the home.

Heating
Central heating or space heating?

Central heating vs. space heating

Heating is generally dealt with in terms of either heating a building, or heating a small space. These two scenarios require very different approaches and technologies.

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