Al has started on the gates assembly. The gates are made from Galvanized steel and have been painted to match the colour scheme of the house. The 1.8m Cyprus pine Pickets are sealed with clear coat and attached with hex head metal screws.
Carport Makeover - 4
Carport Makeover 3
Due to the long wait for the longer Cyrus boards and the fact that break ins are on the rise, the owners now want it installed ASAP, so we will go back to the original plan of 1.8m.
Al has already got the steel gates assembled and will start installation in the next few days. Stay posted.
Carport Makeover - 2
Update: The makeover has a new change as the home owner has decided to pay the extra and go for the taller gate and timber option. We have already installed the 1.8m fence match up but the home owners want to go over 2m for the gate timbers and lattice replacement.
Al the handyman will now need to source the longer cypress timber on the coast as the longest that are readily available are only 1.8m. Al has a supplier in Gosford who can come to the rescue, but due to low demand for Cyprus it may be a month or so wait till they mill some boards. As they say 'All good things come to those who wait'. We shall keep you updated..
Carport Make-over - 1
Al's a Handyman has been called to give an old place a make over. The owners want a new look for the Carport that is both stylish and practical. They want to replace the current gates with a new steel one with 1.8m high timber pickets. They want either side covered in the same material (Cyprus pine) and the same height for security and the lattice removed. We shall be using Fortress Galvanised 'Aussie made' gates for this project.
'Al' will keep you posted as the works progress.
All the offending roots need to be removed and cut out. A barrier needs to be made between the garden and the paving by way of a concrete mix, this will slow down the future incursions of the tree under the paving. Then fresh paving base is laid and levelled off and the paving carefully replaced as it needs to fit exactly. The final result below make all the back breaking worth the effort for 'Al the handyman'.
Outdoor Furniture Restoration
Do you have old outdoor furniture that looks a bit worse for wear? Well do not be too quick to send it out on dumping day, it may still be able to have a new lease on life.
Recently Al the Handyman got to restore some old weathered kids outdoor setting and give it a new lease on life. In fact it looked better than new and will last outdoor far longer than a new set.
With a good sanding and coat of oil based stain and a clear coat for protection, what was once throw away is better than new.
The above picture show the three initial stages. The top being the original condition, the middle with a careful sanding and finally with a stain applied.
With a coat of clear furniture varnish this set of Outdoor Furniture will stand up to the toughest treatment mother nature can throw at it.
Do you have some old furniture that needs a "makeover" call Al to come to the rescue on 0425390409
Concrete 'Skin' Cancer
As we know cancer comes in many forms, some are deep and some superficial, likewise when it comes to concrete. Our previous article touched the subject of cancer in concrete. As a summary, it is usually caused by poor installation, but sometimes even good concrete can suffer the symptoms of cancer.
Recently we had to repair concrete that was suffering the bad signs of cancer. Due to poor drainage over a long period of time water had made its way into concrete and begun to cause the re-enforcing to rust.
Fortunately for this customer we were able to fix it before the damage was too severe. Here is how we attacked this problem.
First we chiselled away the concrete and render from around the re-enforcing
No job too small