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MIC Martin
MIC Martin
11 April 2020

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
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Top 10 best inverter split ac 1.5 ton in India 2020 – Reviews & Buyer’s…

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MIC Martin
Apr 11, 2020 6:46 pm
MIC Martin

Hi All, We have an old 70's/80 house we have added an extension to at the rear of the property (blueboard). We were thinking of rendering the whole house but thought…

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Maltait
Jan 17, 2021 10:01 am

We have a north facing backyard and have 3 Velox Skylights. The rear wall is almost entirely window as well. During spring, we get a lot of sun through the Skylights and…

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tran.k88
Jan 12, 2021 10:54 pm

Hi all looking for some inspiration and ideas. We are gutting the ensuite and WIR. What we want is extra large WIR, with dresser if possible. Need in the ensuite…

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semrau
Jan 12, 2021 10:15 pm
caru
caru
11 January

Floor Tiling

Floor Tiling

My tiler reckoned we dont have to completely remove the adhesive he will grind the thick one but leave the rest. He s sure its gonba be okay.. Cant argue back because we…

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caru
Jan 11, 2021 9:44 pm
joanholt
joanholt
10 January

install vented dryer

install vented dryer

I have an upper (above bench) laundry cabinet into which to insert a vented dryer. The brackets are there and the venting pipe installed. There is a small hole on one side…

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joanholt
Jan 10, 2021 4:25 pm
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
9 January

Distances between cooktop, backwall & rangehood

Distances between cooktop, backwall & rangehood

Hi chippy, I understand that the slideouts are on the lower end of the spectrum. However, would any of the following avoid the need to upgrade to anything higher: a)…

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LandAndHome
Jan 09, 2021 2:25 am
mikecd
mikecd
7 January

Tray Ceilings as means to raise ceiling height

Tray Ceilings as means to raise ceiling height

Thanks for this, good to know. Sounds expensive given the room is 6 × 4 m , I'll get a builder in for a quote, certainly doesn't sound like a DIY. Thanks again!

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mikecd
Jan 07, 2021 4:00 pm
Kate_s
Kate_s
29 December 2020

Home orientation in Perth design advice

Home orientation in Perth design advice

Hi all, we have a home where the main living area and kitchen windows face NW. What should I do to optimise the light and solar principles? It is a renovation so…

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Kate_s
Dec 29, 2020 2:25 pm
valiantbr
valiantbr
27 December 2020

Bathroom Tile Stores

Bathroom Tile Stores

:-D TY!

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valiantbr
Dec 27, 2020 7:13 pm
chippy
chippy
25 December 2020

Finishing of Engineered Timber floors

Finishing of Engineered Timber floors

No. That is the whole point of them being pre-finished. The manufacturers have produced a finish that is complete. You install and walk away.

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chippy
Dec 25, 2020 3:43 pm
chippy
MamaDuck
MamaDuck
16 December 2020

How long to complete works?

How long to complete works?

In a builders contract, what would be a reasonable time to commence and complete works? Build is $150 - $160K.

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MamaDuck
Dec 16, 2020 3:07 pm
MamaDuck
MamaDuck
16 December 2020

Building Contract - what should I be looking out for?

Building Contract - what should I be looking out for?

I have a contract from my builder (HIA "Lump Sum Building Contract for Alterations and Additions"). What should I be looking out…

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MamaDuck
Dec 16, 2020 3:01 pm
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fezzab
Dec 14, 2020 9:53 am
Rob McM
Rob McM
13 December 2020

Domestic House wall removal Queensland.

Domestic House wall removal Queensland.

Awesome, thanks everyone for the replies, I'll consult an engineer and the council before proceeding.

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Rob McM
Dec 13, 2020 11:55 pm
gda452
gda452
13 December 2020

Removing windows, replacing with wall

Removing windows, replacing with wall

Great information regarding because work to improve your lifestyle and upgrade the luxuries of your…

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gda452
Dec 13, 2020 8:49 pm

Hi everyone, Any design flaws you can see in our revised plan? Trying to work with existing walls as much as possible. Extending out front of house to make decent sized…

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Kate_s
Dec 13, 2020 8:09 pm
Kate_s
Kate_s
13 December 2020

Design Advice

Design Advice

What's everyone's thoughts on our revised floor plan? We are doing a renovation. We are a family of 3.

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Kate_s
Dec 13, 2020 8:04 pm
LilyJimJam
LilyJimJam
13 December 2020

Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Renovating a 70s Monstrosity
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Thank you. We were pleased that we got back what we had put in, and a little on top of that but certainly wasn't heaps. On to the next project now! :)

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LilyJimJam
Dec 13, 2020 9:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
12 December 2020

House Reno - Concrete slab work

House Reno - Concrete slab work

Welcome to the forum...It helps if you put up plans or photos Concrete cutting and jacking is the quickest cheapest option Here's a tip you can buy a new cheap saw and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 12, 2020 1:23 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
rross18889
rross18889
9 December 2020

Where to begin - Apartment Reno South Yarra

Where to begin - Apartment Reno South Yarra

is good to find professionals like architects Once engaged, they'll put together a design (i.e. floor plan, elevations, fixtures & finishes, equipment schedule) is…

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rross18889
Dec 09, 2020 8:36 pm
fivespice
fivespice
8 December 2020

Cornices in kitchen?

Cornices in kitchen?

Thanks for your recommendations. Will make sure the gap is closed.

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fivespice
Dec 08, 2020 1:28 pm
rross18889
rross18889
7 December 2020

Proposed Renovation - feedback requested

Proposed Renovation - feedback requested

To save on cost, why not one large central bathroom that's accessible from both bedrooms? A powder room is all you need in close proximity to living room for resale value…

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rross18889
Dec 07, 2020 10:40 pm
John Wick
John Wick
7 December 2020

Yellow tongue particle board on top of existing particle boa

Yellow tongue particle board on top of existing particle boa

Can't really tell from photos but it looks more like fibre cement sheets are laid on top of the particle board here. Which would make more sense as cement sheets are…

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John Wick
Dec 07, 2020 10:11 pm
John Wick
John Wick
7 December 2020

How would you freshen this baby up?

How would you freshen this baby up?

Umm the house looks modern and awesome already

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John Wick
Dec 07, 2020 9:44 pm
kayway
kayway
3 December 2020

Moving a bathroom to under stairs

Moving a bathroom to under stairs

When we renovated our house 10 years ago, it wasn’t until construction that it was discovered that our sewerage point is in the middle of our block meaning that our…

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kayway
Dec 03, 2020 3:12 am
oklouise
oklouise
1 December 2020

Changing roof pitch and roof tiles to build a dormer

Changing roof pitch and roof tiles to build a dormer

to change roof pitch is a very expensive option and adding an extra floor means that you have to lose a substantial amount of floor space to allow for stairs both upstairs…

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oklouise
Dec 01, 2020 9:44 pm
building-expert
building-expert
26 November 2020

Validating builder cost estimates?

Validating builder cost estimates?

How do you know the cost is 20% too high or is it just your wish list it should be lower. The best cost estimate is economic reality, what the builders will charge to get…

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building-expert
Nov 26, 2020 9:31 am
building-expert
Debunk
Debunk
24 November 2020

Ventilation for The Foundation

Ventilation for The Foundation

ps i agree with other comments - remove the concrete path, get all vents open and funcitoning as they should, slope all ground away from the house (1:10 slope) to good…

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Debunk
Nov 24, 2020 1:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 November 2020

Didn't want a bulk head for supporting beam, who was respons

Didn't want a bulk head for supporting beam, who was respons

From your other posts it seems he is a lazy builder. Not getting a step ladder out and having a quick look up in the ceiling to see how the roof is configured re your…

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Stewie D
Nov 24, 2020 7:28 am
Superstar123
Superstar123
23 November 2020

Small builder recommendations for renovation in Sydney

Small builder recommendations for renovation in Sydney

If you already have a builder make sure to have someone to it. Nightmare arises when the quality is not up to standard and issues start to appear.

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Superstar123
Nov 23, 2020 12:25 am
aussieta
aussieta
20 November 2020

Floor joists in extension running perpendicular to existing

Floor joists in extension running perpendicular to existing

just my opinion he shouldnt charge extra for additional framing but he should install perpendicular to existing floor boards which would you prefer a little additional…

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aussieta
Nov 20, 2020 3:21 pm
aussieta
trav90
trav90
20 November 2020

Hot Water Cabinet

Hot Water Cabinet

Hi, my hot water system is a Dux Proflo and its in a cabinet in the laundry, the cabinet inside gets very humid to the point the cabinet door fixings and hinges have…

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trav90
Nov 20, 2020 10:30 am
Hutao
Hutao
18 November 2020

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

I cannot agree more…

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Hutao
Nov 18, 2020 2:25 pm

Voila!

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karcher.cc
Nov 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Rosierosie
Rosierosie
15 November 2020

Adelaide- rear extension budget

Adelaide- rear extension budget

Hi all we are planning on a rear extension approx 9.5 x 7.5m deep consisting of an open plan kitchen dine living. We are trying to work out if our budget of 1800 per sqm…

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Rosierosie
Nov 15, 2020 5:28 pm
jackofalltrades
jackofalltrades
15 November 2020

Attaching pergola to existing metal fascia

Attaching pergola to existing metal fascia

Hi everyone, I am planning to build a pergola in our garden and want to fix the ribbon plate to the existing metal fascia of our alfresco. How do I locate the rafters of…

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jackofalltrades
Nov 15, 2020 9:16 am
ellevations
ellevations
10 November 2020

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney
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Hi Anna, I would be delighted to discuss your upcoming renovation if you are so inclined. I am a Building Designer located in the Northern Beaches. Please visit our…

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ellevations
Nov 10, 2020 3:51 pm
building-expert
building-expert
8 November 2020

Roof support, want to remove some walls

Roof support, want to remove some walls
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I don't often agree with StructuralBIMGuy but this time he is absolutely right. He says: "It affects people that go on and inadvertently purchase…

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building-expert
Nov 08, 2020 4:21 pm
building-expert
Clueless Engineer
Clueless Engineer
1 November 2020

Storeroom addition

Storeroom addition

Yep that'd help! I live in Kambah, ACT. Tuggeranong Council. Added to the sig, thanks.

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Clueless Engineer
Nov 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 November 2020

Renovation Building permit - limited to structural works??

Renovation Building permit - limited to structural works??

Get a licenced carpenter or roofer for the roof and structural work and do all the rest your self. If you need a building permit then get that too and just get the trades…

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Stewie D
Nov 01, 2020 4:22 pm

Kitchen renoveter in westren sydney

Kitchen renoveter in westren sydney

Hi Sam Great to hear you are looking at getting a kitchen completed. Private message me your contact details and I can get in touch. Thanks

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Modern Era Constructions
Oct 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Modern Era Constructions
mikeg12
mikeg12
26 October 2020

Wall Demolition ?

Wall Demolition ?

Hi all, My partner and I have recently moved into a new property that we intend on doing a large scale renovation. The house was built in 1984 with a unique design…

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mikeg12
Oct 26, 2020 1:39 pm

Hi All, Was hoping someone could identify the type of floorboards in these photos. They're currently under carpet in an old 1960s brick home built in Melbourne. They're…

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mark1881
Oct 24, 2020 4:30 pm
oklouise
oklouise
24 October 2020

Renovation questions (a lot) and advice and tips

Renovation questions (a lot) and advice and tips

if the house is already safe and comfortable enough for tenants i would move in and live in the house for at least a year to see how it feels in all seasons ... my…

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oklouise
Oct 24, 2020 8:41 am
bwenman
bwenman
22 October 2020

Restoring Correct Finish to a Patched Interior Brick Wall

Restoring Correct Finish to a Patched Interior Brick Wall

Sorry! I was asking in a more general sense as I do have larger holes to fill as well so your advice will be put to good use. We'll paint over it a few times with the…

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bwenman
Oct 22, 2020 9:47 am
Pulse
Pulse
15 October 2020

Steel fence post - welded and rusty

Steel fence post - welded and rusty

The posts are strong enough but need to be painted to stop rust, the weld especially and the thin gal is almost gone. The rail is warped because it was not kiln dried,…

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Pulse
Oct 15, 2020 10:05 pm
alexp79
alexp79
15 October 2020

Small Townhouse Reno

Small Townhouse Reno

Might still be an issue to approve window change if it is not a detached house.

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alexp79
Oct 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Oh oh now what
Oh oh now what
13 October 2020

House Color H E L P

House Color H E L P

Hey all looking for suggestions tips pointers pictures - Like most Melbournians stuck at home in ISO - Im about to forced to into leave for 4 weeks so thought id put the…

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Oh oh now what
Oct 13, 2020 2:21 pm
renolover
renolover
5 October 2020

Installing quarter round?

Installing quarter round?

I'm having new vinyl flooring put in a room. when I pulled up the quarter round, some of it was split/cracked so I've recut it all for the room and am halfway through…

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renolover
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