Energy, Save Money
Energy Efficient Non-residential Construction
by John Ross
While the mandatory energy-efficiency requirements for new residential construction
do not yet apply to commercial/industrial buildings, the Skills Publishing premises
are an example of what can be achieved.
Cut It Right
Our quick saw guide — if you are having problems
cutting material effectively and accurately, you may need a different type of
Your Projects from Rotting
Rot and termites can attack timber within days,
so choose the right treatment to protect the timber in your renovation and construction
The 9th National Building Design Awards for the Building Designers
Association of Australia attracted many exciting entries. This issue we look at
the categories for new residences.
Out the Building... Who Does What?
by John Harper, BRANZ Technical
Mistakes in setting out can be very costly and sometimes the owner
has to bear the cost.
Simple — 10
Water seals, vents, traps and gullies — how they work and
why they smell and when they don’t.
with Bunnings Warehouse
True one coat painting — Dulux
NeverMiss matt ceiling paint goes on pink, dries white. Plus tips on selecting
brushes and rollers. .
by Geoff Syme
Geoff adapts a
Neil Scobie design and builds it using the Triton Workcentre 2000 and Triton accessories.
Insulation for Your Home
This winter insulate your roof
and walls for warmth and sound.
by Les Miller, Associate Editor
Levels and other
Tips on using the right device to measure accurately
so that components ‘fit’ and how to check if your builder’s level is truly accurate.
by David Haskett
This is a very practical setting
of two garden seats and a table top, which can be separated into two separate
seats if required.
to Keep You Cool
by Craig Tilley
By installing modern synthetic
sunblinds to your windows, you can not only shade the windows but also keep the
heat out of the adjoining rooms when summer comes.
by Bert Toomey
Waterproofing a bench or stove splashback
with ceramic tiles is a quick and simple project to upgrade your kitchen.
for the Front Path
by John Newman
Make your front yard a showpiece
with this stunning timber arbor.
by Leigh Brown
This simple to make Pine Foot Stool
is a very handy item to use when changing shoes.
by Bert Toomey
Ideal for your own home or as a
gift, this attractive display stand is a little more challenging than the standard
Makita DA3011F 10mm Angle Drill
by Glenn Roberts
drills are not a common power tool in the home workshop, but Glenn considers the
latest models from Makita a worthwhile purchase for those tricky drilling tasks.
Teledyne Water Pik
by Alex Johnson
With six settings, the water-saving
Teledyne Water Pik is one of the more sophisticated AAA-rated showerheads available.
The Pond Specialist
by A & G Bridgewater
by Rick Williams
by Stan Bray
Building A Shed
by Joseph Truini