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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
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Workshop members are encouraged to drop by your local Bunnings store’s sausage sizzle between 9am and 4pm this Friday (November 22) to help raise f ...


New Contributor
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 Hi All, I joined this group in hopes that I can learn from you knowledgeable people as I love a bit of DIY around the home but I don’t know a lot abo ...

New Contributor
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I would like to build a roof (2m x 10m) over the deck on the 1st floor.I envisage having 90x90 posts (4 off) in a line parallel to the house.The roofi ...

Junior Contributor
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Now I have a modern table saws, a jig saw, a circular saw, a scroll saw and a compound saw, what to do with the old saws and mitre box and little draw ...

New Contributor
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Hi There. Has anyone removed a load bearing wall without a permit? It seems quite the process to get the permit ... Engineer, surveyor, permit. Effect ...

Budding Contributor
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Hello workshop community, Hoping you can help! I'm in the process of reducing moisture in a small shed (about 2.65m x 1.8m). It's attached directly to ...

Bolted-on Browser
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Hi.. I'm just wondering what flowering plants can I hve in my garden during summer pls? 

Trusted Contributor
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Hi all, I'm certainly not greenthumb so I'm looking for some advice. I've recently built some brick/render planter boxes and I've now filled them with ...

Frequent Browser
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I recently had a patio installed and want to complete the feature with a 5.4mx3.8m deck. There is an existing 3.3mx3.3m ~100mm thick slab as shown wh ...

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About to convert shed into Granny Flat. Paying trades to do plumbing, electrical. Want to do as much of the rest myself as possible. Never done anyth ...

Budding Contributor
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Hi everyone, about halfway through pulling out all the old kitchen cupboards and need to remove the sink and taps. Is this something that I can do mys ...

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."