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3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
26 April 2007

It's all about perception of value

It's all about perception of value

When selling a house, you need to sell a dream. Basic 101 marketing. Note the picture change is not just about lighting but the second one is taken further back giving…

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3timesbuilda
Apr 26, 2007 12:18 pm
3timesbuilda
yvette72
yvette72
15 July 2007

Sub-dividing

Sub-dividing

there is something else to remember my parents subdived a block in penrith and left the house they had plans to knock down the house and build on one block and sell the…

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yvette72
Jul 15, 2007 7:11 pm
ziggyboy
ziggyboy
10 August 2008

Are we doing the right thing re increasing home value?

Are we doing the right thing re increasing home value?

I suppose the simple answer would be yes it would increase your property's value; don't see why it wouldn't. I bought a 2br unit for $250k in February of this year while…

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ziggyboy
Aug 10, 2008 9:01 am
stumpjumper
stumpjumper
12 February 2009

Best material to fill Mortar joins in Brickwork

Best material to fill Mortar joins in Brickwork

There are two issues: 1. What was the original 'mortar' between the bricks? 2. What sort of render are you going to use over the whole? !. The filler 'mortar' must…

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stumpjumper
Feb 12, 2009 5:30 pm
WFFS
WFFS
27 February 2009

Converting a study to a bedroom

Converting a study to a bedroom

Changing a profile of a property by adding bedrooms or bathrooms has been a very successful way of increasing the value of a property for us up to now and we have chosen…

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WFFS
Feb 27, 2009 9:47 am
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
11 March 2009

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Hey SuH, many months ago a member offered up this great website…

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TimmyDunlop
Mar 11, 2009 3:45 pm
Drsimmy
Drsimmy
7 May 2009

renovating to increase value

renovating to increase value

Adding extra bedrooms/bathrooms will always increase value, aslong as your not over capatilizing on your property ie 2 extra bedrooms in a predominate 4 x 2 suburb.

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Drsimmy
May 07, 2009 7:53 pm
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
24 May 2009

Update air-con system to add value?

Update air-con system to add value?

Air conditioning will help you rent your home quicker and for a cheaper price. If you could get an extra $15 per week in rent, it would pay for the air conditioning system…

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TheBoatMan
May 24, 2009 8:50 pm
themax
themax
4 August 2009

Double Garage = Over Capitalizing?

Double Garage = Over Capitalizing?

I agree with jbdave, and also agree that the kitchen is just fine as it is.

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themax
Aug 04, 2009 4:41 pm
themax
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 November 2009

DA Approval resources in Sydney

DA Approval resources in Sydney

Pop your search in here. http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Development/DAsOnExhibition/DASearch/default.aspx More thatn you can read in a…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 07, 2009 8:17 am
Yak_Chat
starryaprilz
starryaprilz
15 November 2009

Porter Davis - delayed the guaranteed site start

Porter Davis - delayed the guaranteed site start

Hi everyone...anyone who has already started building with Porter Davis, how long did it take for your site start?? we were told by our Administrator that it will take 1…

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starryaprilz
Nov 15, 2009 2:36 pm
adrian
adrian
23 November 2009

Limited renos to improve sales price

Limited renos to improve sales price

D'OH! I should of looked at your location! I think Evaporative will be good enough for what we want. During the day mon - fri no one is home anyway, and if it gets too…

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adrian
Nov 23, 2009 3:24 pm

Hey guys we have our next project happening. My research for today is to work out what colour we should change the green painted alfresco area to. We painted the yellow…

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gweluphome
Jan 11, 2010 1:00 pm
new renovator
new renovator
24 February 2010

Patching up a 1970s Duplex

Patching up a 1970s Duplex

note: replastering / reno bathroom / reno garden is just cosmetic. you don't need a complete rebuild for that. building companies will try to rip you off, selling you…

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new renovator
Feb 24, 2010 5:51 am
new renovator
new renovator
24 February 2010

Help with adding value ideas for our home

Help with adding value ideas for our home

hello, i am facing some of the same issues as yourself! I would say one thing. in my experience anything made of timber rots and decays over time. In the mountains, it…

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new renovator
Feb 24, 2010 6:16 am
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
24 February 2010

Reno or demolish and rebuild? what is cheaper?

Reno or demolish and rebuild? what is cheaper?

I would renovate, nearly a full demolish but don't do the whole lot. We have kept the outer walls on our place, roof and floor. Everything else is GONE. We worked out…

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Nathan SteelFab
Feb 24, 2010 11:49 am
Nathan SteelFab
Melrich
Melrich
17 March 2010

$1 for $1 home improvements as home resale value...

$1 for $1 home improvements as home resale value...
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Get local agents in to give you their opinions. It is very hard to stike a hard and fast formula because it will vary depending so many factors. We bought a 100 year old…

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Melrich
Mar 17, 2010 9:55 am
Pepto471
Pepto471
27 March 2010

Should I second Glaze the windows?

Should I second Glaze the windows?

I've got double-glazed windows and so far so good they cut out a lot of noise, and this morning it was 11 degrees outside and inside the inner…

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Pepto471
Mar 27, 2010 10:23 am
Pepto471
Living the dream
Living the dream
9 April 2010

What would you spend $10k on in a reno. Suggestions please.

What would you spend $10k on in a reno. Suggestions please.
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We have just renovated to sell (currently on the market) we did EVERYTHING our selves except splashback & shower screen installation. It really depends on what needs doing…

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Living the dream
Apr 09, 2010 1:04 pm
foc1
foc1
23 April 2010

Air Con.....

Air Con.....

I just installed some small systems for an extension that are in br around 4 x 4m these are for the heating and cooling and work a treat. I picked them up at a large…

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foc1
Apr 23, 2010 12:01 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
25 April 2010

Open for inspection - Selling our home to build.

Open for inspection - Selling our home to build.

Thanks Penny.. Well I bought the smelly curlys from the store but as I have googled & found out that it is just a South Australian store. On our second weekend open we…

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Cooped07
Apr 25, 2010 8:37 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
Cooped07
29 April 2010

footing costs in coast estate seaford rise

footing costs in coast estate seaford rise

well looks like ill have to answer my own question in the hope that it helps someone else. price can back at $22,000.

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Cooped07
Apr 29, 2010 7:13 pm
Cooped07
borg
borg
16 May 2010

single brick garage

single brick garage

regarding concrete slab- is that an infill slab put in after bricking is finished or is the slab the foundation?/ If so 62 mesh sounds to week. I would have thought 82…

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borg
May 16, 2010 6:01 pm
borg
L_Turks
L_Turks
28 May 2010

Renovate or Budddoze and Build?? Duncraig PERTH WA

Renovate or Budddoze and Build?? Duncraig PERTH WA

Interesting discussion. We are in the same boat... but we are just over the border in Padbury. We are renovating our 3x1 with bargain timber floors, landscaping,…

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L_Turks
May 28, 2010 12:00 am
kiwichick
kiwichick
7 June 2010

Updating Bathroom

Updating Bathroom

Replacing the toilet with a new watersaver one is a good start. Even if you dont do anything else. We bought a house that had been on the market for a while for a very…

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kiwichick
Jun 07, 2010 4:45 am
kiwichick
kiwichick
7 June 2010

Updating Kitchen and Bathroom - Urgent advise required!

Updating Kitchen and Bathroom - Urgent advise required!

Why not take some photos so we can see what you are talking about. It really helps to get a better idea

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kiwichick
Jun 07, 2010 4:50 am
kiwichick
kiwichick
8 June 2010

To paint or not to paint?

To paint or not to paint?

If you dont like painting and a freshen up of the main rooms can definitely improve the resale, get someone else to do it. My Dad was on a tight budget, and the house was…

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kiwichick
Jun 08, 2010 10:09 pm
Almond~Eyes
Almond~Eyes
9 June 2010

BRISBANE - CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A GOOD BUILDER?

BRISBANE - CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A GOOD BUILDER?

Hi. I can recommend our builder. His name is Martin Palmer. Phone: 0488 032 009 gohaloenterprises@westnet.com.au He's done a lot of stuff for us - getting stuff up to…

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Almond~Eyes
Jun 09, 2010 3:00 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 July 2010

double glassed windows

double glassed windows

Double glassed windows seal off your house. We are very often called to get rid a severe mould issues in double glassed…

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ECOECO
Jul 31, 2010 3:38 pm
ECOECO
garden lover
garden lover
17 September 2010

Adding Solar?

Adding Solar?

And I'm 100% with travelbug. Have been doing the exact same. By the way, I have solar HWS. Fantastic. :z: Fully recommend. We are able to turn off our electric HWS…

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garden lover
Sep 17, 2010 9:42 am
garden lover
garden lover
17 September 2010

Pool Fence

Pool Fence

Go the fence. You can put up something fairly cheap but not nasty. That way it doesnt cost a bucket. It will appeal to more buyers too. No matter what I would never…

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garden lover
Sep 17, 2010 10:09 am

I'd really appreciate any suggestions, critiques, opinions on our plans and assumptions :) Home is a modest 1950's 100sqm 3 bedroom house on sloped 700sqm block. We have…

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taththi
Oct 07, 2010 2:52 pm
travelbug
travelbug
28 October 2010

Garage to living space conversion

Garage to living space conversion

Is the garage existing garage able to be habitable? ie has the floor been laid to suit habitation? If it hasn't got the proper insulation there may be a problem. I'd check…

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travelbug
Oct 28, 2010 4:59 pm
kiwi
kiwi
23 November 2010

Keep Open-Plan Lounge/Dining OR Add 3rd Bedroom?

Keep Open-Plan Lounge/Dining OR Add 3rd Bedroom?

put 3rd bedroom or dining room/ study in the ad but put a sliding door on it now (like Helyn says, cos no door..not really a 3rd bedroom and wont get the $$$) even a…

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kiwi
Nov 23, 2010 9:07 am
kiwi
shape
shape
2 January 2011

What do independant valuers look for?

What do independant valuers look for?

I bought a property with my brother a year ago. The house is a large three br, two bath, two living with a big backyard in an area that is big for…

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shape
Jan 02, 2011 6:18 pm
shape
shape
shape
2 January 2011

Rough calculations and questions for sub-division

Rough calculations and questions for sub-division

Morning all, A few questions regarding sub-divsions When you sub-divide a block, and you have to build 2 adjoined houses, is it…

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shape
Jan 02, 2011 6:24 pm
shape
tomthechippy
tomthechippy
11 January 2011

Repairing Cracks in interior walls of 1905 Stone Home

Repairing Cracks in interior walls of 1905 Stone Home

I cant help you with salvage yards in Adelaide as I'm based in Sydney. If you are looking to replace the cornices with same profile you can get it match perfectly but does…

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tomthechippy
Jan 11, 2011 6:47 pm
shape
shape
1 February 2011

What should I do to this room?

What should I do to this room?

nice room! let us know how you go and post pics :)

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shape
Feb 01, 2011 8:59 am
shape
garden lover
garden lover
6 February 2011

Ducted reverse cycle inverter air con

Ducted reverse cycle inverter air con

This is probably a very late post, but I'll write it anyway as it might help someone. We purchased our house, not because of the a/c but was a definate added bonus for…

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garden lover
Feb 06, 2011 1:49 pm
Javs
Javs
19 February 2011

Can anyone recommend a painter in Adelaide?

Can anyone recommend a painter in Adelaide?

We are about embark on painting a rental property and as such need the job completed pretty quickly in order to get tennants in ASAP. We…

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Javs
Feb 19, 2011 4:00 pm
seemax
seemax
17 March 2011

Garage or Carport

Garage or Carport

You can use cement sheeting cladding to meet the fireproof regulations , but the fascia cannot be timber. This is the simplest and cheapest option.

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seemax
Mar 17, 2011 12:02 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
14 April 2011

Toilets in bathrooms

Toilets in bathrooms
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Well completely irrelevant here, but we are living in a really old house that didn't have an indoor toilet at all originally, so there is now a toilet in the laundry! I am…

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wertmezer
Apr 14, 2011 10:15 pm
beth95
beth95
16 April 2011

stacked stone

stacked stone

I have decided to just use it in the garden now. Thanks for the advice. I think it may look confusing

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beth95
Apr 16, 2011 3:48 pm
renomart
renomart
22 April 2011

Built in Wardrobe

Built in Wardrobe

fitted wardrobes is the best thing to save space . for slide you can use black glass door or oak door .

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renomart
Apr 22, 2011 9:42 pm
renomart


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