Renovation + Home Improvement
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…
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…
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,…
Oct 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Small Townhouse Reno
Might still be an issue to approve window change if it is not a detached house.
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…
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…
Roof Replacement - First Steps
The garage is actually a Stratco sheds so it is a completely different building, it just looks like it is attached in the floorpan, there is about a foot gap. We don't…
Raising Ceiling Height
simples way to achieve the result is to remove the whole roof and build up the walls and make a new roof but a huge expense for no extra living space.... instead of higher…
Concealed gutter conversion
We are also interested in the conversion we are in need of major repair/replacement, any info or pictures of works would be great
We recently bought a corner block in an estate and Stockland is the developer.
Looking through the guideline,…
My first post here.
I have a deck where some balustrades are rotting and need replacing. This is work I'm confident to do on my own, but I'm after any advice…
Adding Steet Appeal
" why paint or render the bricks to create an expensive long term maintenance commitment "
Because rendering and painting it would cost maybe $20-$30,000 ( actual size of…
Second storey addition Brisbane
Hey stefcia Welcome to the Forum
The $64K question is " did your Builder make provisions for possible upper floor extensions on your initial build for down the track....…
We did a cleanout of boxes stored under the stairs, so I took the opportunity to sort out the shoe cupboard, to make it walk in again!
That's all mine on the top left…
Howdy, This all depends on your opinion relating to whether or not to ventilate your roof cavity though. Personally I would rather ventilate rather than air seal the…
What DIY can be done in QLD
Seems more of a minefield over here around what can be done yourself.
- If get a structural engineer to confirm which walls are load…
Front render vs no render
Thanks for reply.
Yeah, the other idea is to tender front then paint the side and back with same colour. But then not sure if that will make the place look half baked 🤔
Soundproofing common wall in apartment
Low frequency reverberation can be an issue on lightweight materials, you will need a proper assessment, Contact a consulting engineer firm that also does installations.…
Changing Door Handles
Thanks for the reply. When I went to work today I was thinking, why not just try to drill out the hole a bit that the new latch won't fit into. The issue was the two holes…
Exterior House Colour
White is always a good decision, as for me and you can never go wrong with it because it's universal, and goes with everything. My house is all white, and I like it this…
No that would not be my intent. I am intending that it would be fully enclosed downstairs with a half wall upstairs.
After @oklouise's thoughts, I am…
Thank you! The floors were fortunately in place, hubby who is a floor sander just had to bring them back to former glory.
Here's a shot of our progress in the upstairs…
Adding a 3rd Bedroom. Small extension.
Well it looks like we're going to keep it under the current roof line in terms of adding a 3rd bedroom. After meeting with a few more builders over the last few weeks…
Thank you. The sky lights were mentioned before Inside. I can see there the difference it makes outside as well.
Jul 13, 2020 8:10 pm
Sliding door woodgrain veneer
it's seems hard to take them off, are you sure you want to replace them? there must be a way to replace them if you can take them off, or change a door would be easiler?
the best way for temporarily should be build a water proof suface to stop the water sink in
Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation
Hope you're good.
I have just joined this forum back in august and see a lot of good discussions,
it's really helpful for those people who are confused to do…
Thanks - I've updated the image in the original post to indicate North
Jul 05, 2020 11:53 am
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It looks like a cast iron drainage fitting with integrated inspection opening. Hard to tell from that photo so close to the fitting, but i guess that it connects through…