Everyone knows about asbestos, but it’s surprising how few people realise how much of a risk lead paint can be – and just how common it is in older Australian homes.
Most of the time, if a tap in your home is leaky, dripping or hard to close it's the result of a broken washer. While it's possible that your leaking tap's a 'washerless' tap (i.e. one with a ball, cartridge or ceramic disc mechanism - see the 'Types of taps' article linked below), it's a lot less likely that these taps will be leaking like this. You can usually tell if you have a ceramic disc type tap because it'll only need a quarter or half turn to fully open the tap.
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As well as allowing you to play games, video game consoles have evolved to also work as streaming audio and video devices, communication tools and exercise machines, among other things.
A badly designed laundry won't just be uncomfortable and inconvenient - it can also be dangerous. Find out how much space should be allowed for different parts of your laundry.
There are a few different regulations relating to the way that baths need to be installed. These include rules about the quality and manufacture of the bathtub itself - it has to be built to Australian Standards.