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New Contributor
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Patience and hard work paid of with my very own dream 3x1x1 bachelor pad. Double brick with a garden and shed. Small but with interesting spaces and ...


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Hi, great forum here.Im building a low level deck, with limited clearance in Eastern Melb. Nice clay soil with lots of rocks!I'm down to 500mm deep x ...

Community Manager Jason
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Many Australians are looking forward to a long weekend. In addition to a well-deserved break, the weekend provides the chance to get stuck into som ...

New Contributor
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just looking for some tips. On how to hide this lovely looking drain. I plan to get rid of the fake grass and put some real turf down. But then there ...

Junior Contributor
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Hi All. We've just purchased a house and we'll be getting the keys in December.I'm fishing for tips, ideas and advice for a home reno. What mistakes h ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
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Here's the 70s-era kitchen that we inherited when purchasing our house. What would you do with it? Jason

Junior Contributor
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Hello! Looking for tips on closing gaps in floating floor panels - don't wanna pull it all apart and start again. There's just a few of them in a hall ...

Budding Browser
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We have just built a pergola that’s we intend to put a roof on & backs onto our brick garage wall. We have a stand alone bbq that we would like to bu ...

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What the best thing to put infront of a colour bond fence to stop soil rotting the fence as i need to build it up a foot or so with dirt

Meet the community
  • Meet Judy, a hands-on person

    Judy believes D.I.Y. projects give you a real sense of achievement. Home improvement is also a continual learning process. “It stretches your imagination," Judy says. "It challenges you. And you end up with something you are proud of."

  • Meet Rob, who renovates caravans

    Rob only started renovating caravans in recent years, but his stylish projects have been a big hit with the Workshop community. “I sit at a desk all week and so it’s good to indulge my ‘inner tradie’ at the weekends. I think of it as physical creativity.”

  • Meet Peter, who gives anything a try

    Peter thinks you can’t lose by doing something yourself. Despite not having any formal trade qualifications, he has tackled a huge range of projects. “If it works, you did it! You made something that works. If it doesn't work, you find out why and give it another go."