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PropertyTechnical
PropertyTechnical
14 September 2019

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
1, 2, 3

Hi jazzy why are you wandering here and there when you have the internet facility. Google is the biggest solution provider.you can search thousands of blogs related to…

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PropertyTechnical
Sep 14, 2019 8:26 pm
PropertyTechnical

Paint colour HELP!!!!!!

Paint colour HELP!!!!!!

I’m just a brilliant white and dark grey person. Do you have a preference of paint brands, or what…

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Aaronbice
Apr 09, 2020 2:47 am

Help replacing tap valve

Help replacing tap valve

Are you in QLD? If so you probably have those outrageously overpriced washers everyone was having installed as part of the “smart” energy program You can buy these…

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forrestmount
Apr 05, 2020 4:53 pm
AmyC
AmyC
5 April

Extension ideas

Extension ideas

Hi, we just bought a house and will need to add an extension as it’s super small! Would like some ideas if any one has worked on the same style or had this style floor…

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AmyC
Apr 05, 2020 1:49 pm
LilyJimJam
LilyJimJam
5 April

Exterior paint colour help

Exterior paint colour help

I'd probably look at putting more ironstone around, but I prefer dark colours. It also depends if you want an overall muted front or if you want particular features to…

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LilyJimJam
Apr 05, 2020 8:39 am
Alexsearle
Alexsearle
5 April

Need Some Suggestions on Home Improvement!!!

Need Some Suggestions on Home Improvement!!!

Thanks Mlcark for the suggestion. Can you suggest what would be the ideal locations to install the cameras?

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Alexsearle
Apr 05, 2020 5:44 am
nemisis
nemisis
4 April

Dropped Ceiling For Electrical Upgrade

Dropped Ceiling For Electrical Upgrade

Thanks for the advice from all. A 40-50mm dropped ceiling would be fantastic. I would like to use some form of lighting which limits the loss of ceiling height. What…

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nemisis
Apr 04, 2020 4:10 pm
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Bjayem2
Apr 02, 2020 12:22 pm
MClark
MClark
31 March

Lining a shed

Lining a shed

Bugger, if in Melbourne could have dropped in. It isn't alot when you break it down item by item.

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MClark
Mar 31, 2020 12:22 pm
MClark
arcadelt
arcadelt
28 March

indoor exposed brick wall sealer

indoor exposed brick wall sealer

Fair enough. Must be something about the way bricks are made, as our recycled brick wall doesn’t drop dust at all, unless you rub it with something abrasive.

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arcadelt
Mar 28, 2020 8:22 am

Hi all, Have a really steep staircase with some low hanging beams which we'd love to remove in some way to make the stairs much more useable. Any thoughts on what could…

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mslodyczka
Mar 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 March

First floor addtiion - Sequence from beginning to build

First floor addtiion - Sequence from beginning to build

With our local councils, you lodge the DA then if there are changes that are more than just say moving a window 500mm then you do a modification to a consent ( mod to a DA…

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Stewie D
Mar 17, 2020 9:31 pm

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alymei
Mar 14, 2020 5:37 am
chippy
chippy
13 March

Where do I start with putting a door in a load bearing wall?

Where do I start with putting a door in a load bearing wall?

it depends on your inside, call someone to your home, when they saw , they will give you a advice.

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chippy
Mar 13, 2020 8:48 pm
chippy
abrogard
abrogard
7 March

replacing tiles in a shower... how?

replacing tiles in a shower... how?

sorry guys. didn't get round to posting pictures. And now I've done the job, mostly. Got new questions now: or a new question - what about grout sealer? Following…

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abrogard
Mar 07, 2020 10:02 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 March

Tax Payers Slugged $400K to renovate Parliament coffee cart

Tax Payers Slugged $400K to renovate Parliament coffee cart

"... if anybody in this country doesn't minimise their tax, they want their heads read, because as a government, I can tell you you're not spending it that well that we…

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arcadelt
Mar 07, 2020 2:03 pm
samc
samc
5 March

Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching

Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching

Haha not a chance they were going to let me borrow their tester but I ended up just chipping some brick behind the fridge and peeling a bit off. Have patched it now. All…

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samc
Mar 05, 2020 12:01 am
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Brickface
Mar 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Brickface
MClark
MClark
2 March

Barge boards - repair or replace?

Barge boards - repair or replace?

This is all dependent on how damaged they are once you start striping the paint back, I replace only what is needed and once you repaint and maintain the paint then all is…

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MClark
Mar 02, 2020 9:54 pm
MClark
MClark
MClark
2 March

Enclose downstairs space, raised access floor?

Enclose downstairs space, raised access floor?

I'd have a chat to the builder and get their insight for some cost saving ideas, give them a brief and chat through the most cost effective solutions. Then go out to 2…

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MClark
Mar 02, 2020 9:45 pm
MClark

Latest project has been creating a walk in robe for the Master bedroom. First to cut a hole in the wall... The small space was a walk in style robe for one of the…

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LilyJimJam
Feb 28, 2020 7:41 am
Althom
Althom
24 February

Anyone installed InsulGuard Cavity Shield?

Anyone installed InsulGuard Cavity Shield?

Thank you both for your responses. Much appreciated. We didn't end up with anticon either - builder didn't recommend it back then (one of WA's best supposedly????) Looks…

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Althom
Feb 24, 2020 10:46 am
Althom
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DanteV
Feb 21, 2020 4:05 pm
DanteV
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 February

fitting a yale lock... little tweaks?

fitting a yale lock... little tweaks?

You will probably find that the metal is not quite manufactured to the exact measurements that it should be. it wouldn't be the first time that I've had to dig out my…

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Stewie D
Feb 20, 2020 2:08 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 February

Replacing two gable roofs with one.....

Replacing two gable roofs with one.....

Fair enough, but the offset is the cost of continually repairing the existing gutters. Anyway, back to your original question, you'd need to settle on a design, and…

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arcadelt
Feb 10, 2020 6:58 am

New member .... Help welcome. Timber frame wall coming down

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 08, 2020 9:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 February

New floorboards matching old

New floorboards matching old

I had a problem with Paul, he was in a terrible state .I didn't know what to do because I don't know about repairs, . On the advice of a friend, I called specialists . Now…

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arcadelt
Feb 07, 2020 3:27 pm
scotlandgee
scotlandgee
6 February

Remove/change window

Remove/change window

Typically the cost would be up to $200. Cost depends on the window style and quality and the company.more over it depending upon you.if you want good quality and good…

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scotlandgee
Feb 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 February

Large Barn door

Large Barn door

Attaching the track to the studs is fine but It will depend mostly on what size lintel is under the plasterboard over the opening. You're adding another 50kg and then the…

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Stewie D
Feb 05, 2020 12:08 pm
AndyMurray
AndyMurray
30 January

Joining timber frame extension to brick veneer house

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!

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AndyMurray
Jan 30, 2020 2:38 pm

Planning to build enclosed pergola, requesting advice

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 25, 2020 10:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bjayem2
Bjayem2
22 January

Is this asbestos? Vinyl flooring in previously renovated hom

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…

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Bjayem2
Jan 22, 2020 8:35 pm
stuy
stuy
21 January

Newcastle Renovating + Extension builder recommendations?

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.…

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stuy
Jan 21, 2020 6:10 pm
alexf40
alexf40
21 January

Loft ladder recommendations

Loft ladder recommendations

Hi, I'm after a loft ladder which can be square set to fit flush with the gyprock. All the ones I've seen so far show an architrave being used. I'm sure some of these…

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alexf40
Jan 21, 2020 4:14 pm

Here's another view. Whatever you choose, for a nice clean look, put the power points under the desk and use some kind of brush to cover gaps at the back of the desk to…

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arcadelt
Jan 14, 2020 6:23 pm

Hi All, Doing a complete renovation at the moment with new kitchen/lights/bath/laundry involved. We are in the process of opening up the room to move the kitchen into a…

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munners
Jan 14, 2020 1:14 pm

Need ideas to converts alfresco into bedroom

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 14, 2020 12:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
6 January

Show me your Harkaway Home pavilion roofline

Show me your Harkaway Home pavilion roofline

We are about to start renovating our harkway home pavillion style and would love to see photos of floorplans etc We are mainly after kitchen and bedroom areas. Please…

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DustyBlue
Jan 06, 2020 1:14 pm
LilyJimJam
LilyJimJam
5 January

70s Home Reno - first time renovators, can we do it?

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…

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LilyJimJam
Jan 05, 2020 8:45 am
MClark
MClark
4 January

Attaching a side gate/fence to an EPS foam wall

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…

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MClark
Jan 04, 2020 7:23 pm
MClark
Herre
Herre
4 January

Inner Melbourne - additional floor ext. 2bd 1bath addition

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…

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Herre
Jan 04, 2020 12:10 pm
Herre
ma.byrne90
ma.byrne90
3 January

Exterior plumbing?

Exterior plumbing?

Hey all. We bought a place recently that was built in the 50s. The previous owner did an extension and when plastering created a box over some external plumbing (i…

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ma.byrne90
Jan 03, 2020 6:41 pm
nfhanssens
nfhanssens
2 January

Inner Melbourne - Extension - Recommendations

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.

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nfhanssens
Jan 02, 2020 10:43 pm
MClark
MClark
1 January

Changing house facade costs

Changing house facade costs

$70k is a great budget to work with, the key to get your moneys worth is to plan every detail well in advance. Changing, guessing and hoping as you go will cost you extra…

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MClark
Jan 01, 2020 8:49 am
MClark
MClark
MClark
1 January

Choosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??

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…

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MClark
Jan 01, 2020 8:46 am
MClark
MClark
MClark
1 January

Reducing road noise

Reducing road noise

There are options that can help mitigate the noise, but I'd hate to think you wouldn't get the result you want. Maybe keep looking for the dream home in a quieter street :) MC

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MClark
Jan 01, 2020 8:40 am
MClark
MClark
MClark
1 January

Cost of building a flat roof garage

Cost of building a flat roof garage

I'd say around $45,000 excluding plans and permit as a roughy. I'd have to have a look at it once you get plans together. Depending on location I could have a look for you. Myles

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MClark
Jan 01, 2020 8:34 am
MClark
johannaQLD
johannaQLD
29 December 2019

Seeking builder for extension of 1950's cottage (Camira).

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…

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johannaQLD
Dec 29, 2019 9:12 pm
johannaQLD
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 December 2019

Cladding - Biowood, Future Wood? Anyone used it?

Cladding - Biowood, Future Wood? Anyone used it?

Timber Cladding fire scare spreads as NCat Finds Panelling poses "Undue Risk" to residence

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 14, 2019 8:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Herre
Herre
12 December 2019

Second Story Addition Sydney

Second Story Addition Sydney
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

thank you for sharing your experience mate, we are currently in the early stage of fist floor addition ( Sydney) we have received an estimate ( not a quote yet) from the…

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Herre
Dec 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Herre
chippy
chippy
9 December 2019

Help, can I get rid of this ?

Help, can I get rid of this ?

I'd say it's a plumbing IO. It's capped so it's not a relief gully and they are typically next to the house anyway. You shouldn't really cover these over. They are…

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chippy
Dec 09, 2019 4:02 pm
chippy

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