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MIC Martin
MIC Martin
11 April

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, 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

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

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

Renovation Building permit - limited to structural works??

Renovation Building permit - limited to structural works??

Hey Greenroom It's sounds like the house wasn't insured? If it was then the insurance company will get a structural engineers report I suggest you have a good read of…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 22, 2020 9:45 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Revinator
Revinator
16 October

Freshening up exterior of home

Freshening up exterior of home

All you need is to render it and a new panel lift door. That will sort it out.

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Revinator
Oct 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Revinator
Pulse
Pulse
15 October

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

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

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

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
Oct 05, 2020 2:10 pm
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Nickson76
Oct 04, 2020 10:22 pm
LizBiz
LizBiz
4 October

2 bed 1 bath to 3 bed 2 bath

2 bed 1 bath to 3 bed 2 bath

Thank you very much Arcadelt this is very helpful.

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LizBiz
Oct 04, 2020 9:40 pm
aussieta
aussieta
3 October

Combination tile/sheet metal roof

Combination tile/sheet metal roof

if you get similar colour ,may not look too bad

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aussieta
Oct 03, 2020 2:01 pm
aussieta
jpl
jpl
3 October

Roof Replacement - First Steps

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…

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jpl
Oct 03, 2020 1:13 pm
sam raj
sam raj
30 September

Kitchen renoveter in westren sydney

Kitchen renoveter in westren sydney

Hi is anyone could suggests kitchen renoveter in westren sydney not very expencive one becuse have a limited budget.

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sam raj
Sep 30, 2020 11:07 pm
oklouise
oklouise
26 September

Raising Ceiling Height

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…

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oklouise
Sep 26, 2020 11:56 am
pengie00
pengie00
20 September

Concealed gutter conversion

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 Cheers Chris

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pengie00
Sep 20, 2020 7:47 pm
TTLE
TTLE
15 September

Stocklands Fencing

Stocklands Fencing

Hi There We recently bought a corner block in an estate and Stockland is the developer. Looking through the guideline,…

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TTLE
Sep 15, 2020 3:17 pm
TTLE

Hi All, 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…

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TomComposer
Sep 12, 2020 2:49 pm
gobear
gobear
7 September

Exterior house painting advise needed starting from scratch

Exterior house painting advise needed starting from scratch

Thinking to do some exterior painting but I have some questions I would like to ask some appropriate procedures and preparation starting from…

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gobear
Sep 07, 2020 1:05 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 September

Adding Steet Appeal

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…

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Stewie D
Sep 05, 2020 11:12 am
Homefinder
Homefinder
31 August

Builder recommendation

Builder recommendation

Thanks for your replies

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Homefinder
Aug 31, 2020 8:40 pm
Homefinder

Second storey addition Brisbane

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....…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 29, 2020 11:52 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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…

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Sparkyf
Aug 29, 2020 11:48 am
Sparkyf

Garage relocation/House extension

Garage relocation/House extension

Hey Mcal247 Welcome to the forum A basic Garage/House extension is here Once you have the 1st Stage Quants, Data Rates and Pricing can be obtained from the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 26, 2020 12:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
darb74
darb74
24 August

Roof Insulation

Roof Insulation

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…

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darb74
Aug 24, 2020 1:52 pm
darb74

What DIY can be done in QLD

What DIY can be done in QLD

Seems more of a minefield over here around what can be done yourself. For example, - If get a structural engineer to confirm which walls are load…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 14, 2020 11:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
12 August

Painting - all one colour yes or no?

Painting - all one colour yes or no?

Glad you came to a decision

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arcadelt
Aug 12, 2020 9:26 pm
Speakers
Speakers
11 August

Front render vs no render

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 🤔

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Speakers
Aug 11, 2020 4:55 pm

Soundproofing common wall in apartment

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.…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 09, 2020 10:39 am
StructuralBIMGuy
d@n
d@n
8 August

New tinyroom outdoor office

New tinyroom outdoor office

LOL. You're in the dog house.

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d@n
Aug 08, 2020 8:16 pm
wendlle
wendlle
6 August

Changing Door Handles

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…

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wendlle
Aug 06, 2020 7:27 pm
wendlle
d@n
d@n
27 July

Help with layout improvement/ extension

Help with layout improvement/ extension

Do you think it makes sense to do a butlers pantry? If you have the space and want one, why not. But it's personal choice.

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d@n
Jul 27, 2020 1:19 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
26 July

Exterior House Colour

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…

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arcadelt
Jul 26, 2020 9:32 pm
staplar
staplar
26 July

How would you blend these previous hard paint lines?

How would you blend these previous hard paint lines?

Awesome, thanks for the advice mate, appreciate it! 👍

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staplar
Jul 26, 2020 5:55 pm
lindsayr
lindsayr
25 July

House Extension

House Extension

Hi SIRIUSKEY, 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…

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lindsayr
Jul 25, 2020 3:11 pm

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney
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Hi there, saw your post from some years ago, did you find a builder you were happy with quality and cost wise? we are looking to build in northshore too, would you mind…

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mumstheword
Jul 25, 2020 1:55 pm
aussieta
aussieta
22 July

Renovation delays can I impose a penalty

Renovation delays can I impose a penalty

did you put a penalty clause in the contract if not, then you have answered your own question

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aussieta
Jul 22, 2020 5:52 pm
aussieta
d@n
d@n
21 July

Help Choosing house & fence paint colours please

Help Choosing house & fence paint colours please

Dune is fine. Very popular choice. Although it's not a dark colour. Whether it suits depends on what else you do with the home colour wise.

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d@n
Jul 21, 2020 12:52 pm

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…

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LilyJimJam
Jul 18, 2020 12:59 am
jimbass
jimbass
16 July

Adding a 3rd Bedroom. Small extension.

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…

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jimbass
Jul 16, 2020 10:51 am
Cuthy
Cuthy
13 July

Dark house.

Dark house.

Thank you. The sky lights were mentioned before Inside. I can see there the difference it makes outside as well.

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Cuthy
Jul 13, 2020 8:10 pm

Sliding door woodgrain veneer

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?

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MIC Martin
Jul 09, 2020 12:43 pm
MIC Martin

Waterproofing bathroom

Waterproofing bathroom

the best way for temporarily should be build a water proof suface to stop the water sink in

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MIC Martin
Jul 09, 2020 12:29 pm
MIC Martin

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

Hey Ahass, 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…

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MIC Martin
Jul 09, 2020 12:12 pm
MIC Martin
ks04
ks04
5 July

Floorplan Feedback

Floorplan Feedback

Hi, Thanks - I've updated the image in the original post to indicate North

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ks04
Jul 05, 2020 11:53 am
Moman
Moman
5 July

Ventilation for The Foundation

Ventilation for The Foundation

Good to hear. If you installed drainage it would also stop some of the moisture seeping in.

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Moman
Jul 05, 2020 10:57 am
Duke13
Duke13
1 July

New home and new reno questions.

New home and new reno questions.

Apologies i didn't know how to adjust pics on here.

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Duke13
Jul 01, 2020 10:15 am
pastor399
pastor399
26 June

Exterior plumbing?

Exterior plumbing?

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…

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pastor399
Jun 26, 2020 10:17 am
pastor399
Mr.Trieuho
Mr.Trieuho
23 June

What colour front door and side gate??

What colour front door and side gate??

I think the dark green color is suitable

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Mr.Trieuho
Jun 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Mr.Trieuho

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