- sushi03Member@sushi03Join Date: 2003Post Count: 33
For those people doing renos or thinking of doing them…or even those that wanna do their own maintenance. If you want to try to save a little cash and do some of the work yourself but dont know how Bunnings have DYI shows on the weekend where they show you the basics. whether it be tiling, painting, building decks etc.
I dont know if this has been posted before but i hope this helps some of u save eating into your cashflow or CG.
AlexdorkyboyMember@dorkyboyJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 16
Thanks Alex ….will they come to my place and give me a free demo?? 
regards Dorkyboysushi03Member@sushi03Join Date: 2003Post Count: 33
i think it might eat into their profit margin dorkyboy………
AlexRudiMember@rudiJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 2
I would highly recommend attending a Bunnings DIY workshop (particularly if you’re not very experienced in the field of renovating). My wife attend one recently. Before she went, she wasn’t too enthusiastic about getting her hands dirty. Now, I’m fighting with her for all the power tools! [8D]williParticipant@williJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 186
Another idea of how to get RENO experience is to offer your time to a local curch or community group such as lions or apex.
They do alot of great things for their respective communities and they might be doing some handywork which you can help out at and get some experience from….
…Beware of the dreamtakers…SooshieMember@sooshieJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 974
Another way is to get a DIY video from the library. Although this may not be the best way to get hands on experience. I did a course at Bunnings and it was great.
“Giving is a Blessing, receiving is the bonus”JonerMember@jonerJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 8
If you phone your local Bunnings they should send you a calander sheet, with up and coming DIY demo’s with times, dates and what they will be doing.
Thought it might be useful to know!!!!
[8D]HurricaneMember@hurricaneJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 10
Yeh go for it
I reno’ed this and my last PPOR. If your prepared to learn, and ask lots of questions, it can be a very rewarding experience.
Eg Polishing the Floor boards. I remember getting a quote once, and thought you are kidding!
Anyway, I asked lots of questions and found many answers, and saved a bundle by doing it myself.
Another organisation to get familiar with is your local Hire place. Having the right tool to do a job sometimes makes the difference in getting it done right. It is worth paying for the hire.
Oh, and I am no builder or tradesman (quite the opposite in fact), I just put in the time and effort to learn. It can also be a lot of fun too…
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