Smithy

name James is a Brisbane home builder and qualified property pre-approval inspector working in Brisbane and other areas in Queensland Australia. James works on all types of home building and property inspection.
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Renovating Patch Rendering

23rd December 2010
Rendering is the layer of plaster that covers the brickwork on your building. It is essential to have rendering to protect the brickwork from penetrating damp. Over time, cracks will appear or rendering will flake. These faults need to be repaired. This i... Read >

Builders Tips - Flat Roof Repair

23rd December 2010
Repairing flat roofs By their very nature, flat roofs tend to present more troubles than pitched ones. Although they should have been built with a slight fall to allow water to run off, pools of water tend to form on the surface. The wide variation in te... Read >

Building & Replacing Fireplaces

23rd December 2010
How to replace a fireplace Removing a fireback is a messy job, so empty the room as far as feasible and cover any remaining items with dust sheets. Wear old clothes and a dust mask and lay additional dust sheets over the hearth along with the floor aroun... Read >

Building & Repairing Fences

23rd December 2010
How to repair a fence All timber fences will need some sort of maintenance or repair during their lifetime. This may could consist of dealing with rotten timber or stabilizing the fence. Whatever the dilemma, it should be dealt with promptly. Spurring... Read >