2018-01-22Talisman

The average homeowner and DIY-er knows that their house has gutters and that these gutters need to be cleaned out every once in a while. This is often a task that we push to the back of our minds, but if you procrastinate long enough then it can lead to serious issues (especially in thunderstorm season). South Africa is famous for its thunderstorms. This brings a host of things to consider about, such as lightning damage and power outages. One thing that you should also keep in mind is that leaves get blown all over your property during a thunderstorm. Dry leaves aren’t an issue,Read More →


2018-01-15Talisman

Maintaining and cleaning your home’s exterior may seem like a fairly simple and straightforward job, but when it comes to using a high-pressure washer, there are many common mistakes that should be avoided. Instead of renting a high-pressure washer and thinking you can wing it, we have set out a list of common pitfalls that you should avoid. Too much pressure Some high-pressure washers allow the user to control the pressure. Make sure you understand the different settings so that you don’t inadvertently use too much pressure. If your washer is set to a high-pressure setting, it can lead to cracked bricks, concrete and glass,Read More →


2018-01-15Talisman

If you need to hire construction equipment, then you will likely be using drill bits as part of your project. There are different drill bit types that you should use depending on whether you are drilling into wood, masonry or cement. Here’s a brief overview of what you need to know about drill bits: Brad Point drill bits Also known as dowel drill bits, these are one of the most common types of drill bits used for wood drilling. Brad point bits have a small point and spurs on both side of the point that ensure clean drilled holes. They are available in a varietyRead More →


2018-01-08Talisman

As many homeowners and DIY enthusiasts know, bathroom remodelling and renovations can be a laborious and messy job. Whether you’re simply installing a new shower or giving your bathroom a complete overhaul, you need to make sure you have the right plumbing equipment, tools and materials before you get started with the job. Some of the standard tools and supplies that you will need include the following: Hammers Sand paper Measuring tape Razor knifes Chisel Tiles (such as ceramic or glass tiles, depending on the renovation job) Chaulk or silicone if you need to mount fittings Tool pouch / fastener pouch Extension cords Demolition barsRead More →