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Creative Reuse Is A Key DIY Skill

Creative Reuse Is A Key DIY Skill

Much renovation and DIY work involves starting with very basic materials — wood, metal, fastenings and adhesives — and forming them into new objects. Starting from the basics is always a useful skill, but you should also be ready to recognise when using something pre-made will let you get a…

Safety Rules For When You’re Buying A Bike

Safety Rules For When You’re Buying A Bike

Cycling is a green and fitness-friendly way to get around, and you can save money by assembling the bicycle yourself. However, the experience can sour pretty quickly if you don’t have a decent bike. Having busted a bunch of retailers for selling bikes that don’t meet Australian safety standards, the…

Top Tricks For Hassle-Free Painting

Top Tricks For Hassle-Free Painting

We’re using Renovation Week to kick off our new Reno 101 column, a weekly look at tips and tricks for better DIY practice. And we’re kicking off Reno 101 with a look at one of the most common tasks: painting.