Do you need a retaining wall?

retaining wall erosion

If there is a sudden, steep change of gradient in the level of the land on your property, or if your foundations are under threat from a sliding hill, you should consider building a retaining wall.



How to test for lead paint

old wooden door with lead paint

Lead paint can be potentially hazardous to your health. How do you tell if a particular coat of paint is lead based? They look the same. It isn’t worth the risk, especially when the risks are so high and the tests for lead paint so easy! Discover if you have lead paint the easy way.



Eye Bolt Lag Screws are perfect to Build your own Clothes Line

washing line with eyebolt lag screws

An eye bolt lag screw is a screw which, on one end has a loop, with threads on the other. Generally, eye bolt lag screws are used for securing cables, wires, chains or strings to another surface. Apart from these …



Dealing with Mould, Mildew and Dampness in your Rental Property

mould in rental property

With winter on our doorstep (as I write this it is pouring with rain) I thought I would cover the issue of mould/mildew/dampness. In the past I have inspected a couple of properties where mould has been a major problem.



Attractive Rental Property means Good Tenants and High Rent

photo of an attractive rental property

Do you have an attractive rental property? Find out how to have a great looking rental property without paying a fortune!



How a Property Inspection Report Helps with Tenant Damage

With a regular property inspection report of the rental during a tenancy (not just the start and end of a tenancy) it should be possible to keep the property in good order and up to standard.