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Staying Safe While DIY-ing

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Thinking about doing some odd jobs around the house on the weekend? If you’re thinking about doing-it-yourself (DIY), you should seriously consider some important safety precautions.

  1. Safety gear & equipment: wear closed-in, appropriate footwear and clothing, and for certain messy jobs – eye protection, gloves and breathing masks.
  2. Ventilation: to prevent illness from fumes and other building materials, ensure the space you are working in is ventilated.
  3. Containment: try to contain fumes, waste and dust by covering floors with plastic sheets and sealing off areas not being renovated. Children and pregnant women should stay away from the work site for safety, and to prevent injury or illness.
  4. Electricity and gas: only certified professionals can undertake gas and electrical work, so please steer away from DIYing in these two areas.


DIYing can be both challenging and rewarding, but taking proper safety precations is an absolute must.

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New Project in Coorparoo

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This week marks the beginning of a new project in Brisbane’s south side suburb of Coorparoo. Phase 1 of the project included the removal of old tiles and underlying concrete in the backyard entertaining area, following by laying down a new slab of concrete for later additions to the areas.


Take a look at the area pre-concrete removal, and the preparations taken prior to laying down a new slab of concrete. Some of these preparations include termite treatment, leveling the ground and strengthening the slab with steel bars.


before concrete removal

Pre-demolition of existing concrete

termite treatment

Treatment of existing termites

slab prep

Flattening area

before concrete 2

Steel bar strengthening

before concrete 4before concrete 3

before concrete 1

Ready to lay new slab of concrete


Keep an eye out for more developments on this project – with renovations being added to various areas of the home, including laundry, new timber flooring, upgrading doors and windows, and a new roof, decking and pool fence for outdoor entertainment area.