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Maintenance

Lead paint

Beware of lead paint when renovating

Everyone knows about asbestos, but it’s surprising how few people realise how much of a risk lead paint can be – and just how common it is in older Australian homes.

How to fix a leaking tap

How to fix a leaking tap

Most of the time, if a tap in your home is leaky, dripping or hard to close it's the result of a broken washer. While it's possible that your leaking tap's a 'washerless' tap (i.e. one with a ball, cartridge or ceramic disc mechanism - see the 'Types of taps' article linked below), it's a lot less likely that these taps will be leaking like this. You can usually tell if you have a ceramic disc type tap because it'll only need a quarter or half turn to fully open the tap.

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Tiles
Natural stone tiles

Natural stone tiles

As the name suggests, natural stone tiles are tiles that are cut from stone (of the ‘natural’ variety). The word ‘natural’ is used to qualify this, because there actually is such a thing as ‘engineered stone’ too.

Climate control

How to insulate for different climates

Different climates require different sorts of insulation to make homes comfortable. Find out what sort of insulation is appropriate for your home and location, whether it's up in the tropics or in cooler southern states.

Maintenance
Toilet maintenance

Toilet maintenance

Cleaning a toilet is the least fun but most necessary part of cleaning a bathroom.

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