New Townsville Contractors Page

I’ve added a “Townsville Contractors” Page to the web-site.

Slowly I will be adding more information to the page about different contractors that we work with during our renovation process. Each contractor will have their own page, with specific information about our experience with them. It will probably take me a while to fill out all the information, but it will come.

For now you can check out some brief descriptions of the contractors, and find my personal rating (out of five) of our experience with them at the new Townsville Contrators page.

A Canadian Beaver Ate My Door!

Did a Beaver Chew on my Timber Door?

Here in Australia we need to protect our houses from numerous pests, especially termites. But one thing that we didn’t expect to have to protect our house against was a Canadian Beaver!!!

Our Canadian Beaver - Look at those TeethIn this case the Canadian Beaver was in fact our four year old son. For reasons that we simply can not fathom our son decided to eat the door on this particular morning! He has had some pretty strange things for breakfast before, but this is certainly a first for him…

Townsville Stump Grinding

We had to remove some more tree stumps from our yard so that we could move the fence into the proper boundary position. The previous owners had moved the fence into the neighbours hard and planted a stack of trees on the property line. Now our neighbours are putting in a new car port, so we are needing to move the fence line back and get rid of the trees.

With the neighbours we cut down the trees a few months back, but now we had to get rid of the old tree stumps. We had considered hiring out a bobcat to rip them up, but with the root system on these trees that could have caused a bit too much damage to our driveway and possible the nice new slab under our house. So we decided that the best thing for us to do would be to get in a stump grinder to grind down the tree stumps.

Townsville Stump Grinding owner Ivan

We had dealt with Ivan from Townsville Stump Grinding before when grinding down the stumps in our backyard and were very happy with his work, so we decided to use him again to get rid of these new stumps. Continue Reading →

Replace the Back of a Kitchen Cabinet

Tonight I had to figure out how to replace a water damaged kitchen cabinet back panel. Last week we had a fizzy drink break in the kitchen cabinet and we didn’t find it until the next morning, by which time the MDF-Melamine back panel had soaked up a lot of the liquid and become quite water logged.

Water Damaged Kitchen Cabinet

We were not able to figure out how to dry the MDF-Melamine (I’m convinced it’s not possible) so I set out to replace the back water damaged panel.

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