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Hire Affordable Removalists & Movers in Melbourne. ES Removals are reliable and trustworthy removals company. Visit esremovals.com.au to learn more about Phone: 1300…

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DyukeFletcher
Mar 27, 2017 5:26 pm
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Amerex
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25 March
Recommendations - renos on turn of century homesRecommendations - renos on turn of century homes

Have you contacted They specialise in renovating character homes in the Mt Lawley area.

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Amerex
Mar 25, 2017 2:38 pm
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Hi Alysha29 Generally consultants have an upfront fee , hourly rate or a % of the contract cost ( %Commission) , some architects do all 3 (Ouch) Here in WA all hidden…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 25, 2017 7:36 am
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bryn
24 March
Renovation - new floorboards - staircase?Renovation - new floorboards - staircase?

Yes, a number of the better floating floor systems have stair nosing as a product, so you use the nosing piece as the edge and then standard boards for the tread & riser.…

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bryn
Mar 24, 2017 12:10 pm
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carmania
Mar 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Allrisk
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21 March
Owner Builder InsuranceOwner Builder Insurance

Hi Debshere, I know this is a late reply, but we are still around (thanks for the mention Beetaloo). It's been a while since we were affiliated with Westcourt though. Now…

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Allrisk
Mar 21, 2017 5:01 pm
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LouBir
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19 March
How to remove spray paint from floorHow to remove spray paint from floor

Hi before you use those harsh chemicals please try Eucalyptus oil. not a cheap nasty one but the Thursday island one will work. Put some on a clean rag and rub the area.…

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LouBir
Mar 19, 2017 12:50 pm
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LouBir
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19 March
Urgent Help with Paint Colours!Urgent Help with Paint Colours!

There is another thread here about the colour 'Hogs Bristle' and it seems to work on exterior. Not quite modern and not quite old fashioned. I know it sounds awful but the…

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LouBir
Mar 19, 2017 12:48 pm
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Hi guys, I am thinking to convert the space on top of the garage to a study room. the space is roughly 12-14…

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s17
Mar 18, 2017 3:28 pm

Done replacing the old bathroom sink.It looks so good. Planning to change the paint too but we decided to leave it to the hands of the experts.…

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buildX
Mar 17, 2017 4:52 pm
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Our Build123
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15 March
Removing brick internal walls - Californian bungalow SydneyRemoving brick internal walls - Californian bungalow Sydney

It's hard to say a ball park cost without seeing a rough plan or photos, feel free to upload some. https://youtu.be/_DlwtgzXVQw Kind Regards James Mason - Our Build.

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Our Build123
Mar 15, 2017 11:00 am
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axp1000
15 March
excavation - Sydney sandstoneexcavation - Sydney sandstone

Hi all - I have about 250m3 to excavate - 100m3 of soil and 150m3 of sydney sandstone to cut out. Access is good from the street. Ballpark, how much should I expect to…

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axp1000
Mar 15, 2017 7:33 am

Hi all I have an old brick and tile house, 1940s, and in the original part of home the walls have a textured paint finish to them - see below I would like to smooth…

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f1jez1980
Mar 13, 2017 8:43 pm
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10 March
Structural Wall?Structural Wall?

Hey mate Thanks for the pictures, it's a little hard to tell unfortunately. That short wall may take a beam that divides the span of the room. Best bet would be to…

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Our Build123
Mar 10, 2017 7:40 pm
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farmmum96
7 March
Master Bedroom Help!Master Bedroom Help!

What are the dimensions? I'm assuming if it was a single car garage it was minimum of 3.5 metres, possibly 4m wide? The master bedroom in my house is only 3.5m wide…

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farmmum96
Mar 07, 2017 11:32 pm
farmmum96
7 March
Sound proofing between granny flat and houseSound proofing between granny flat and house

The door is not on that wall (it's a 4.8 metre straight wall with no windows or doors etc), however both the adjoining bedroom and the studio have doors opening onto a…

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farmmum96
Mar 07, 2017 2:27 pm
Chris47
7 March
Extension Ideas PlsExtension Ideas Pls

yea sure ill draw the full block its over 750sq and post it here. Once again thanks for your suggestion.

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Chris47
Mar 07, 2017 10:07 am
bryn
6 March
Flooring - Tiles next to Engineered TimberFlooring - Tiles next to Engineered Timber

Under floorboards you would use masonite not cement sheet generally, but yes it adds up. Whats the existing surface- if its concrete you wont need a cement sheet under…

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bryn
Mar 06, 2017 4:47 pm
bryn
6 March
Flat roof -Flat roof -

Why do you want a flat roof? How flat is "flat"? Colourbond can do 5% fall in some profiles. SIPS can do the same. Hebel could possibly do less with a waterproofing…

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bryn
Mar 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Architect Cost What is Reasonable?Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

@farmmum96 I am sorry you had a costly unfortunate experience Being charged $500 for a consultation, when you can't afford it, is stressful to say the least Here are my…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 06, 2017 12:54 pm
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Apartment Bathroom RenovationApartment Bathroom Renovation

Hello, The first step to any renovation is taking a step back and seeing just what needs to be done with the space. How much…

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Our Build123
Mar 04, 2017 9:26 pm
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Mold in wall and door architraveMold in wall and door architrave

Trust your gut, if they have to do some repairs in that a anyway, then they can fix whatever you remove to satisfy your own interests. Kind Regards James Mason - Our…

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Our Build123
Mar 04, 2017 9:30 am
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qebtel
28 February
Villaboard vs tile underlayVillaboard vs tile underlay

Villaboard is impact & water resistant. Drill it and you'll find out. Tile underlay is not water resistant, you cannot use it to sheet a wall in a wet area, but you…

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qebtel
Feb 28, 2017 2:32 pm
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27 February
Planning a home renovation. Help!Planning a home renovation. Help!

Personally I'd go with a lighter neural colour if you want the rooms to feel bigger. You can spice the rooms up with coloured furniture if you want some colour for the…

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Our Build123
Feb 27, 2017 6:52 pm
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tfosydney
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27 February
External brickwall tilingExternal brickwall tiling

Hi there, It really depends on how uneven your brick work is, if it is only…

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tfosydney
Feb 27, 2017 1:41 pm
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buildX
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24 February
How to save money on renovationsHow to save money on renovations

Direct selling from manufacturers actually could save at least 20%-30% money. Oppein is the largest cabinetry manufacturer in Asia. If you would like to renovate your…

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buildX
Feb 24, 2017 1:51 pm
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StructuralBIMGuy
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21 February
Structural engineer - looking at foundations for extensionStructural engineer - looking at foundations for extension

Hi Loadchaos Your existing footings will need to conform with current Codes & Aust Standards eg. AS2870 residential footings, etc I suggest you sort ot you Plans &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2017 6:04 pm
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Hi - this is a picture of our house before we started renovations. Attached are elevations to give idea of what it will like when finished along with suggested colour…

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Nixy
Feb 18, 2017 7:27 am
Lotti
14 February
suggest me some low budget roofing solutions .suggest me some low budget roofing solutions .

I agree with Willey. We have an asphalt shingle roofing and it was installed by a…

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Lotti
Feb 14, 2017 10:42 am
DU86
9 February
SMALL EXTENSION TO BLUEBOARD HOUSESMALL EXTENSION TO BLUEBOARD HOUSE

i can give more details... what do you want to know... there is a sloping roof over the back part of house please see floorplans attached

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DU86
Feb 09, 2017 3:10 pm
Festivusoz
8 February
Retrofit wall insulation - weatherboard homeRetrofit wall insulation - weatherboard home

Thanks James for your feedback. I am looking into retrofitting sisilation as a u-shape between the studs. Then putting in some insulation. I think the batts are a little…

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Festivusoz
Feb 08, 2017 11:39 pm
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6 February
Renovating attic space above garageRenovating attic space above garage

Agreed with first comment, consultant a structural engineer. Kind Regards James Mason - Our Build. www.renovationjunkies.com.au www.ourbuildhandyman.com.au

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Our Build123
Feb 06, 2017 8:48 pm
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Vdubbed 12
6 February
Subfloor supports: what are they used for?Subfloor supports: what are they used for?

Thank you both for your advice. My brother was given a time to put in an offer and he was just speculating I guess, from his very recent experience where the work done on…

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Vdubbed 12
Feb 06, 2017 12:21 pm
D101
3 February
Extensions using a one stop shop vs own builders, architectsExtensions using a one stop shop vs own builders, architects

We are looking to extend our house and are having to choose between going to a major builder and getting them to do everything vs going to our own architect, getting them…

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D101
Feb 03, 2017 7:59 pm
sophieuw20
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2 February
Before and After - exciting!Before and After - exciting!

What a great transformation! Great Job!

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sophieuw20
Feb 02, 2017 6:56 pm
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building-expert
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2 February
Asbestos Roof Repair on Sleepout with furniture stored underAsbestos Roof Repair on Sleepout with furniture stored under

If you can identify where there is a crack or leak coming from and you can reach without putting weight on the roof you can use either silicone or…

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building-expert
Feb 02, 2017 2:08 pm
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Peterpan1992
31 January
Wooden boardwalkWooden boardwalk

Hey guys I'm building a wooden boardwalk at the front of my house. This is my first attempt at Diy. I need opinions on what way I should have it going. How do I post…

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Peterpan1992
Jan 31, 2017 11:02 am
cathierabbit
29 January
Before & Afters -80's Red Brick Beachhouse Budget RenoBefore & Afters -80's Red Brick Beachhouse Budget Reno

Just sharing some before & afters of my reno. (Put this in the Interior Decoration forum first before I found this one - seems more appropriate). Did most of the work…

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cathierabbit
Jan 29, 2017 7:53 pm
External Decorative Fixed Blade ShuttersExternal Decorative Fixed Blade Shutters

IT's actually pretty hard to match old stuff on your house - tile, brick, and pretty much all the other materials, if you hadn't kept some spare stuff aside when you first…

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CameronRobertson
Jan 26, 2017 4:14 pm
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hanklane
25 January
Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

Hi, My partner and I are looking to extend our two-bedroom house in Reservoir. We have lots of questions about this but would like to start with asking for…

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hanklane
Jan 25, 2017 9:05 pm
bryn
23 January
Building in underneath a deckBuilding in underneath a deck

you want to enclose the underside of the deck, both walls & ceiling? If the deck roofed/walled above the deck level? That style of deck is by design not sealed- you cant…

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bryn
Jan 23, 2017 4:43 pm
bryn
23 January
New plaster - pin holes everywhereNew plaster - pin holes everywhere

its common to see that in the first coat, but you always need at least two coats to get a good finish (3 if its deep). Have they done 2 coats?

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bryn
Jan 23, 2017 4:37 pm
cross74
20 January
Zacuba BricksZacuba Bricks

Does anyone know if you can still source Zacuba bricks? PGH have a similar colour but the Zacuba are slightly smaller than a standard brick. I am doing an extension and…

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cross74
Jan 20, 2017 1:00 pm
oldchippy
10 January
hanging doorshanging doors

When I did my time back in the late 60's it was 9 & 6 9" up from the bottom and 6" down from the top. or to you young'ns 230mm & 150mm.

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oldchippy
Jan 10, 2017 10:12 pm
oldchippy
7 January
Help with beam size for new openingHelp with beam size for new opening

You will need to seek out an engineer who will do the comp's for you, which you can attach to your plans you have had drawn up for your proposal when you lodge them for a…

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oldchippy
Jan 07, 2017 4:23 pm

My outdoor area is comprised of two different concrete slabs. One old slab that has some old paving on it and a newer slab that is about 70mm lower than the old one -…

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trexathon
Jan 05, 2017 12:55 pm
Guzzi07
3 January
Brick SpallingBrick Spalling

Hi: I have a wooden farm house near Crookwell in NSW built prior to 1907 which I am slowly restoring. The brickwork for the chimneys (for the two chimneys on the outside…

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Guzzi07
Jan 03, 2017 4:44 pm



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