We had our new floors laid a few weeks ago and before that we had to take all the doors off their hinges and trim them to make sure that the would open over the new floor. I searched the internet for clever ideas for trimming doors and there is a special power tool, but […]
We probably didn’t quite do this in the right order, but I guess its one of those things that you can deliberate over for so long you’d never get anything done! This is the story of how we eventually decided what colour to paint our second-hand house.
We’ve been working on our second-hand removal house for a LOOOONG time now. It was moved to our property in July 2013. It took us a year to get council approval (basic plumbing, electrical, insulation etc complete – see update here). Then we got the roof replaced, and the real work started when we started […]
Renovating our second-hand “Queenslander” removal house has been like a cross between repairing a lovely old piece of handmade antique furniture and an archaeological dig! The house was probably built around 100 years ago, from locally sourced timber, but has been modified many times since then. Verandahs have been built in, the kitchen, bathroom and […]
One of the reasons that we were reluctant to buy another old house was asbestos. Unfortunately asbestos was a very common building material up until the mid 1980s. Once you have identified the asbestos, then you have two choices, either leave it sealed and do not drill, sand, cut or damage it, or remove it […]