BRIAN'S BUILDING TIPS
WELCOME to Building Works Australia's blog.
This is where I will impart my 40+ years knowledge in the form of helpful advice on house building, renovating, repairing and maintaining your home.
I will share with you useful tips and tricks in the pursuit of achieving the most appealing and age-defying home. And whenever I uncover rave-worthy building products and materials, I'll share these here with you too.
Plus, if you have any building related questions for me, simply add these in the comments section below and I'll give you my attention and quality guideance. Feel free to also reach out to me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & Pinterest
I'm here to assist you build and/or maintain your biggest asset.
Home Building Tip #7: Oiling a Deck or Fence
Another helpful tip from Building Works Australia. This time, what mix to use when oiling a natural timber deck or fence to obtain a lovely natural, protective finish.
Published - Jul 13, 2016
Home Building Tip #6 – Painting exterior timber doors
Get this handy builder's tip - plus a bonus tip for home buyers. Paying attention to the little things can prevent headaches down the track.
Published - Jun 27, 2016
Home Building Tip#5: Sealing around painted surfaces
Remember this handy hint so you don't buy or use the wrong type of sealant.
Published - Jun 14, 2016
Home Building Tip#4: Tips on painting windows
Here's something that often gets overlooked when painting windows and window frames. Follow Brian's advice to do the job properly and give timber windows a longer life.
Published - Jun 07, 2016
We have an ONLINE SHOP! Have you seen the magnificent monogram door knockers?
Since 2001 our Chief Building Guru, Brian, has renovated homes, repaired homes, and built beautiful bespoke homes from the ground up all over Sydney. But, before Brian and our team get underway with any project, big or small, it does all start with a phone call or email to our office. This is followed by an initial home visit by Brian. With many thousands of home visits now under his tool belt, Brian has come to notice that there is one completely forgotten, neglected, ignored (you get the idea) part of the home. It misses any attention year, after year, after year. And this part of the home is... Read more...
Published - Mar 17, 2016
Home Building Tip#3: Tips & Tricks for Building and Designing your Deck
Decks can add real value to your property. Find out how not to turn your decking into a catastrophe with these Tips & Tricks for Building and Designing your Deck. Read more...
Published - Oct 14, 2015
Home Building Tip #2: Roof and Guttering Maintenance
Roof and Guttering Maintenance: Why Does Your Home Need It? To avert potential disasters, find out what to look for in common guttering problems and how to address them. Read more...
Published - Aug 17, 2015
Home Plumbing Tip #1: How to Prevent a Bathroom Flooding Catastrophe
Have you had your plumbing (aka under sink pipes) checked lately? Flexible water connectors are common in the home but they can leak or burst. Read how to check your flexi-connectors in your bathroom to avert a potential disaster. Read more...
Published - Mar 13, 2015
13 things to check before you start building
When building a new home or undertaking a home renovation it is important to get a reliable builder for the project, and to undertake some due care and diligence at the start, to ensure things go as smoothly as possible during the build. This checklist will help you make a good choice. Read more...
Published - Jan 15, 2015
Sneak peek of what Brian builds around Sydney, Part 1
Building Works Australia is based in Dural NSW. They design and build quality homes and renovations. Here are just a few examples of what Brian and the team can do. Read more...
Published - Nov 25, 2014