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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello We have a cottage in the Tarn about 40 minutes from Albi. It is a white painted stone cottage and is in need of freshening up on the outside. It is well known that paint prices are astronomical in France but I would like some advice on what paint to use to paint the exterior of our...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi Guys, im trying to find something similar to HardieBacker or Durock in Spain. Im converting my bathroom to a wetroom and therefore need waterproof board. The green plasteerboard they have at LeroyMerlin is apparently plasterboard with a waxed paper, so its resistant, but not waterproof.. Im...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear friends, I'm thinking of applying for Australian Immigration under the skilled category. Can someone please tell me the best 'Do It Yourself' way. Thanks in advance Muhammad
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I need to refinish a dining room table. In the US, I would just sand the table, stain it and then either polyurethane, varnish or lacquer it. In Spain, it looks like stain is called tinte. What is stain called in the UK? I have seen "woodstain" "stain" and "dye" used. Are these just different...
  5. Philippines Expat Forum
    There are lots of threads, I'm sure, about what to bring and what is essential for living here comfortably. Besides an open mind and willingness to let go of some of what you expected in your country of origin. But what did you decide you really needed and decided to make yourself once you...
  6. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    aggravated once again here in acapulco the costa azul area, 3 days without running water i have 55 gal plastic drum and 100 gal with my family that last two days, and big inconvenience using the stored water when needed think its time to build a cistern system to store more water, even...
  7. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi everyone, I have made a garden chair using wooden pallets and would like to get some cushions made for it/ I need the sponge for the stuffing and some sort of weather proof cover. Does anyone know the best place to go to get cushion covers made? People say Satwa but where and who? Thanks so...
  8. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Good Afternoon All I am an artist and have just moved to Dubai 48 hours ago and I am looking to purchase some much needed Art supplies as well as some DIY/Building material for my projects. I am in particular looking to purchase: 1. Artist quality Oil Paints 2. Planks of wood of various...
  9. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Does anyone know any DIY/Craft stores in Dubai, where i can find something like knitting yarns? Daiso is the only shop where i could find them but they don't have the complete colors i need for my projects.
  10. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    I might sound crazy for asking, but I hope there is someone on here that could help me with this subject... I understand that the cost of food is significantly higher than the price in America (for a good reason, too). I have not been to NZ myself, but my husband has and had remarked on how...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey guys, Im currently renovating my property, and love the whole Idea of DIY thing, and want to go all out on making the place look modern. I want to you a lot of glass (splashback, down the stairs as a banister, shower screen etc...) but everywhere in France I've found is soooooooo...
  12. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    We are planning to move to Crete this year. The plan is to buy some land and build a small house. Now the difficult bit! We want to build the house ourselves. Does anyone have any experience of building in Greece? In particular working with a Greek architect, costs involved, building standards...
  13. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi there, We're renovating a property near Serta. We've had the experts in to do the serious stuff, like roof, windows etc., but the rest we plan on doing ourselves as we have to watch the pennies or should I say euros. In the Algarve we came across plenty of DIY stores but don't seem to be able...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi there, My partner has owned an apartment near Calletta for 30 years and has recently had it refurbished. It has been an expensive project but looks lovely. There are still a few minor things to do to finish it but all of his work has been organised by a Spanish woman who 'caretakes'...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Everyone! Newly arrived to Perth and we are thinking of redoing the place we've just rented out so I am looking for a store where we could get supplies for our DIY project:) Any ideas? Also we want to buy a car, fridge, dishwasher, freezer ect, if someone is selling... Viv ps. thanks for...
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