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

Installing Curtain Rods

We get asked to install a lot of curtain rods. The range and variety vary hugely and they have become quite sophisticated over the years. Many curtain rods available today are ‘telescopic’ meaning the overall length of them can easily be adjusted to accomodate varying window widths. A few tips when installing curtain rods:

check the […]

By |January 10th, 2016|curtain rods, handyman projects eastern suburbs, handyman tips|0 Comments

Patching Gyprock

From time to time we get asked if we can patch a hole in gyprock or plasterboard walls or even ceilings. Depending on the situation is is often possible to repair holes in plasterboard provided it is not too large and there is reasonable access to the job. In some instances small holes can be […]

By |January 5th, 2016|handyman services, Property Maintenance|0 Comments

Installing Weather Strips

We recently installed a number of weather strips in an eastern suburbs home. The type and variety of weather strips now available is huge. We installed 2 different types of weather strips. One type was a rubber base weather strip that is designed to virtually create a seal between the door and the flooring surface. […]

Installing Towel Rails, Hooks and Fixtures Onto Ceramic Tiles – Handyman Tips

We get many requests for installation of a wide range of fittings and fixtures onto tiled walls, particularly bathrooms but also in kitchens and laundries in the eastern suburbs. The fittings that people ask to to install onto ceramic and porcelain tiles include:

towel rails
toilet roll holders
picture hooks
spice racks
kitchen roll holders
shaving cabinets
shower curtain rail brackets

Drilling into […]

Handyman Project December 2015 – Wiring Tidy Up

We had an interesting project this month. With the increase in usage of a huge variety of audio visual devices, computers and peripherals, many home owners in the eastern suburbs end up with a ‘rats nest’ of cables and wires in their lounge rooms and seek a way to tidy up the appearance of the […]

Curtain Rod Installation

We get asked to install curtain rods by home and apartment owners in the eastern suburbs. We have installed onto brick walls, gyprock and even concrete walls. The array of curtain rods and curtain tracks available nowadays is staggering and the types of fittings and fixtures we encounter are very varied. The number of curtain […]

By |December 21st, 2015|curtain rod installation, handyman projects eastern suburbs|0 Comments

Home Repair Handyman Services

Home Repair
We get a lot of enquiries from eastern suburbs property owners for home repair services. These can include requests for repairs to:

sticking doors – often caused by movement of the foundations over time, excessive paint build up, swelling of timber work due to water ingress and other issues
painted over windows that won’t open
broken tiles […]

By |December 17th, 2015|handyman services, home repair|0 Comments

Ikea Assembly Service

It is amazing that when you buy an ikea table, computer desk, lounge, shelving system or kitchen it is very easy to underestimate the time and skill to put it together! A recent example we came across was an ikea computer desk. The desk consisted of a work top, 4 shelves, a sliding computer keyboard […]

By |December 15th, 2015|handyman projects eastern suburbs, ikea assembly|0 Comments

Mirror Hanging

We have been asked to hang a wide variety of mirrors in the eastern suburbs, from small bathroom vanity mirrors that require us to drill carefully into ceramic or porcelain tiles to large and heavy dressing mirrors mounted in a hallway, bedroom or lounge room. Large mirrors can easily weigh 40 kg so it is […]

By |December 14th, 2015|handyman projects eastern suburbs, mirror hanging|0 Comments