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PropertyTechnical
PropertyTechnical
14 September 2019

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
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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, wood floor refinishing in Silver Spring, MD. On the…

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PropertyTechnical
Sep 14, 2019 8:26 pm
PropertyTechnical
haschen
haschen
14 February

Floor Plan comments pls

Floor Plan comments pls

So, we've bough an old house in the nice old neighborhood, and we are planning to do the second floor extension. Our builder managed to get us very nice plan, taking into…

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haschen
Feb 14, 2020 1:47 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
12 February

Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching

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

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thepa1nter
Feb 12, 2020 7:55 am
thepa1nter
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

What is the process to remove or change a window shape? Who are the contracters that I need to speak to? What sort of costs would be involved?

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

Barge boards - repair or replace?

Barge boards - repair or replace?

We've had to replace barge boards on a few houses over the years for clients and it is a pain in the a$$ type of job. Once something like that starts to rot in the obvious…

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Stewie D
Feb 05, 2020 12:15 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
Bjayem2
Bjayem2
27 January

Raising house - get exterior painted first or after?

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.

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Bjayem2
Jan 27, 2020 1:03 pm

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?…

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digitalkiwi
Jan 25, 2020 7:03 pm
digitalkiwi

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
HowardH
HowardH
11 January

acrylic water based gloss not smooth finish

acrylic water based gloss not smooth finish

Hi, Anyone professional painters here know how to get a super smooth finish using acrylic water based paints? I'm trying to paint my doors and for the life of me i…

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HowardH
Jan 11, 2020 6:03 pm
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
LilyJimJam
LilyJimJam
4 January

Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Renovating a 70s Monstrosity
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Hey, yes there are actually drain holes in the garden beds, if you look closely at the pics you'll see them and all are draining well. When we waterproof, we'll make…

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LilyJimJam
Jan 04, 2020 9:06 am
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
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 December 2019

Humidifier for Baby room

Humidifier for Baby room

I can’t imagine that there is any danger from the extra humidity, but there could be danger of burns from a steam type of humidifier if the baby gets close to the…

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arcadelt
Dec 08, 2019 10:27 am
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
6 December 2019

Removing Paint from External Brick (full house)

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…

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thepa1nter
Dec 06, 2019 12:28 am
thepa1nter
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 November 2019

Roof support, want to remove some walls

Roof support, want to remove some walls
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Need the photos, after that anyone can suggest you the right option. And the second thing is that you should consult with a contractor for .

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Stewie D
Nov 28, 2019 10:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 November 2019

Renovate standard ceiling to high cathedral ceiling?

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 14, 2019 9:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2019

suspended slab?

suspended slab?

Looks like simply a sand/cement screed for the tiles which could be over a fibro sheet floor or a concrete slab. Hard to tell as SBG says. Take a torch and climb under the…

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2019 1:15 pm
hollie1978
hollie1978
3 November 2019

Siting variation side boundary Brisbane ‘air flow’ concerns?

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…

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hollie1978
Nov 03, 2019 11:53 pm
JJ2019
JJ2019
31 October 2019

Which brand of hybrid flooring?

Which brand of hybrid flooring?

I haven't researched extensively. Just called a few tradies and enquired with them.

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JJ2019
Oct 31, 2019 8:58 pm
JJ2019
JJ2019
JJ2019
29 October 2019

Which Brand of Hybrid Flooring

Which Brand of Hybrid Flooring

Looking to add hybrid flooring to my home but confused on the brands to go for. Here are the things I considered before finalizing on a Hybrid…

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JJ2019
Oct 29, 2019 8:47 pm
JJ2019
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 October 2019

Renos, Media Stylists , Influences who are the disruptors?

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 28, 2019 11:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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…

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jaff067
Oct 19, 2019 11:39 am
PropertyTechnical
PropertyTechnical
17 October 2019

adding a wall to jgking house..

adding a wall to jgking house..

If you have a photo handy of the existing skirting boards would help. Is it very unique? There are a lot of varieties out there available off the shelf. You'd possibly be…

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PropertyTechnical
Oct 17, 2019 7:10 pm
PropertyTechnical
Rhetti
Rhetti
10 October 2019

Retainer wall needing council approval

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

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Rhetti
Oct 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Rhetti
arcadelt
arcadelt
9 October 2019

Cost of putting a door in a brick wall

Cost of putting a door in a brick wall

Unfortunately, this is a bit of a "how long is a pice of string" question, because this will very much depend on your specific circumstances. I suggest you will need…

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arcadelt
Oct 09, 2019 7:54 am
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
4 October 2019

Hardwood floor repair

Hardwood floor repair

it's not the best looking job, but not the worst. It really depends on how much you paid for it.

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IsabellaBoots
Oct 04, 2019 11:51 pm

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…

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diydude
Oct 03, 2019 1:55 am
crash76
crash76
28 September 2019

Concealed gutter conversion

Concealed gutter conversion

Has anyone ever converted their conealed gutters to standard gutters? We have the conealed type, and after 25 years of leaf litter build up the gutters are now rusting,…

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crash76
Sep 28, 2019 11:13 am

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