Renovation + Home Improvement
Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching
Go to a decent paint shop, ask to borrow their small computer color matcher ( off to leave a few dollars), they are cheap now,under a hundred dollars so it shouldn't be a problem
New member .... Help welcome. Timber frame wall coming down
Hey PBIO Thanks for the info..there are 4 progressive Stages Client Apps/Sketch-> Project Verification Stage/preliminary Design ->Planning/Development Application…
Joining timber frame extension to brick veneer house
Hi guys, Has anyone seen or heard of metal plates that are attached to timber studs to protect the plumbing/electrical services that may run through the stud??? Cheers!
Raising house - get exterior painted first or after?
So a better quality job when House is lower and also no notable deterioration after a raise for you. This is really handy. Thanks for the tips and the recommendation.
Where do I start with putting a door in a load bearing wall?
We’d like to get some quotes on putting a double door through this brick wall, could someone recommend a starting point for who to contact? Builder/structural engineer?…
Planning to build enclosed pergola, requesting advice
You will require construction and engineering drawings and details for the above ground structure The existing slab may well need to be inspected for compliance with the…
Is this asbestos? Vinyl flooring in previously renovated hom
How long ago are we talking ? How many months? Also you could arrange air testing and or patch testing and get an accurate idea. I think after months there would be no…
Newcastle Renovating + Extension builder recommendations?
Hi all, We are in the planning stages of renovating an existing older house. Pretty much ripping the entire current internals out and starting again + a small extension.…
Need ideas to converts alfresco into bedroom
AFAIK there is no designated forum for New Home builders and renovators 3D BIM assists in designing, engineering and construction by data collaboration, ie sharing…
70s Home Reno - first time renovators, can we do it?
Hey Phoebe how did you go? Did you end up buying? We bought a 1970's renovator at the end of 2016, few similar features to the one you are looking at, I've started a…
Attaching a side gate/fence to an EPS foam wall
I would be putting a past against the foam wall to hinge the gate off ensuring it is firmly concreted down. You want to avoid any penetration into the foam as this will…
Inner Melbourne - additional floor ext. 2bd 1bath addition
Hi Noel, I am planning for a first floor addition as well. I am living in Ryde Area in Sydney. The builder we are working with is Keystone Home Addition, the reason to…
Inner Melbourne - Extension - Recommendations
Did you have any luck? My wife and I are looking at doing something almost exactly the same as you in the inner south east - 120sqm double storey extension in the rear.
Choosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??
So you know you should paint all render rather than do a coloured rendered look, you'll end up with risk of staining etc. So you can simply render then I do a sample…
Seeking builder for extension of 1950's cottage (Camira).
Can anyone recommend a quality licenced builder to do extension/ renovation on our 1950's timber house/ cottage at Camira? We have all our plans/ engineering done and are…
Removing Paint from External Brick (full house)
You should follow these steps to remove pain from brick: . Fill a clean bucket with one gallon of warm water. . Add 1/2 cup trisodium phosphate (TSP) that is available at…
Renovate standard ceiling to high cathedral ceiling?
It depends does the house have a pitched stick roof or a timber truss roof? It is possible to remove the ceiling joists and put in a false Cathedral ceiling within the…
Siting variation side boundary Brisbane ‘air flow’ concerns?
Hi all, Our neighbors have requested to talk to Council re air flow concerns over a 7m extension we proposed that is next to their yard and pool, not the house itself (our…
Renos, Media Stylists , Influences who are the disruptors?
Renovations tipped to top $100 Billion with major players set to disrupt the building Supply & Install chain How should you now plan your reno projects and Can you really…
Help needed -How to stop Colorbond gate twisting and flexing
I have two 2 metre wide x 1.5m high colorbond gates that were installed by fencing contractor a couple of years ago. The gates are in closed position most of the time and…
Retainer wall needing council approval
Cheapest and simplest option is to do a stepped wall https://fencescape.com.au/wp-content/up ... g-Wall.jpg
Ideas to maximize the floor plan of our new house
Hey All. So we've just bought a house (well it's in the works) and we're trying to think up ideas for renovating the house when we get the keys later this year. I've…