Renovation + Home Improvement
Raising house - get exterior painted first or after?
Ok thanks for confirming. Will take this advice!
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…
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.
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…
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…
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!
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…