Repairing Bakelite

Our work can be very varied and present a few interesting challenges.  A friend asked us to see if we could fix some broken parts on an old 1940’s bakelite radio. The broken parts were ‘spars’ on the speaker grill that had come off and needed re-fabricating. bakelite was really the earliest ‘plastic’ to be commercially […]

By |March 13th, 2016|handyman projects eastern suburbs, handyman tips|0 Comments

Handyman Tips – Power Tool Safety

Anyone who has used power tools for a while knows they can be potentially dangerous. The wattages of modern power saws, hammer drills, electric planers, drop saws and the likes have increased and these tools can do serious damage to their users if care is not taken. By no means an exhaustive list, here are […]

By |February 24th, 2016|handyman projects eastern suburbs, handyman tips|0 Comments

Installing Utility Racks In Laundry

Many of the newer apartments in the eastern suburbs of Sydney have relatively small laundries. As a result of this we get a number of people looking to improve the storage options in their laundries for their mops, brooms and other cleaning accessories. A number of ‘smart storage’ solutions are available to make keeping these […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|handyman projects eastern suburbs, laundry handyman work|0 Comments

Handyman Jobs – Hinges

There are many instances where hinges need to be changed. This can be because the existing hinges are damaged, rusted or inoperable. We recently replaced hinges on a bathroom door in a very old eastern suburbs home. The hinges were probably made from mild steel that, due to the high humidity conditions in the bathroom […]

By |February 21st, 2016|door hinges, handyman projects eastern suburbs|0 Comments

Set Top Box Project

We get asked to look at electronic jobs from time to time. Depending on the job we can often do basic fault finding to determine if we can get a piece of electronic equipment running. We were asked to setup a set top box for an owner of an old Panasonic television set that dated […]

By |February 19th, 2016|handyman projects eastern suburbs, handyman services|0 Comments

Installing Fittings In Bathrooms

We get a number of requests to install fittings in the bathrooms of homes, offices and units in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. These fittings are quite varied and can include any or all of the following:

installing toilet roll holders
installing towel rails
installing towel rings
installing shower curtain rails
installing shaving cabinets
installing bathroom shelves

Whilst these jobs may seem fairly straightforward, […]

By |February 16th, 2016|handyman projects eastern suburbs|0 Comments

Old Kitchen Removal

Many residents in the eastern suburbs are looking to upgrade their kitchen in 2016. Most kitchen installation companies will install the new kitchen you have ordered but may not remove the existing kitchen! We can remove the existing kitchen in your house or unit in most instances. Some old kitchens date back to the 1930’s […]

Handyman Painting Tips

Handyman work often involves painting. After hundreds of hours of painting walls, ceilings, doors, shelves, skirting boards, window frames, window sills and the likes we have good experience in all aspects of painting and offer these tips:

brushes – don’t spend a lot of money on expensive brushes. A reasonable quality brush generally does a good […]

By |February 13th, 2016|handyman projects eastern suburbs, painting|0 Comments

Changing Light Bulbs

We get many requests to change light bulbs in businesses, houses and apartments in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Light bulb technology has changed enormously over the last 10 years. The modern light bulb comes in many types and varieties and the technology used. They include:

Incandescent – the traditional filament light bulb used for more […]

Handyman Tips – Preparation For Installing Vinyl Over Tiles

A fairly common request for our services is laying vinyl plank floor systems. These click lock systems basically mimic the appearance of timer floor boards and look really fantastic when layed. The benefits of vinyl click flooring is:

waterproof – fine for kitchens and laundries
hard wearing
relatively easy installation
damaged planks can be replaced
reasonably priced
look great

If laying over existing […]

By |January 19th, 2016|floor laying, floor leveling, handyman projects eastern suburbs|0 Comments