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Sandra James
Apr 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Sandra James

Underpinning works and renovations

Underpinning works and renovations

I would recommend you have your home inspected by experienced building consultant to determine the condition and ive you advice. A good building consultant has likely seen…

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building-expert
Jun 18, 2019 7:53 am
building-expert
arcadelt
arcadelt
17 June

Close window with 3D wall

Close window with 3D wall

Fair enough. See what the council says.

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arcadelt
Jun 17, 2019 11:33 am
Minty1985
Minty1985
15 June

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

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

Hi we have just done exactly what you are describing, we are 18 months down the line. We brought a 70's house that needed loads of renovating, which we had never done…

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Minty1985
Jun 15, 2019 11:32 pm
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SaveH2O
Jun 13, 2019 6:38 pm
SaveH2O
echelon6
echelon6
7 June

Prev owner painted walls and architraves with ceiling white!

Prev owner painted walls and architraves with ceiling white!

He said he used taubmans ceiling white, so at least it's not the worst brand. How can I remedy this? If I paint over it properly, will the ceiling white underneath will…

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echelon6
Jun 07, 2019 11:33 am
amilelka
amilelka
4 June

Period Ceilings - Knocking down walls

Period Ceilings - Knocking down walls

I would think that creating wide ornate arches between the rooms could work.

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amilelka
Jun 04, 2019 12:35 pm
5Goodwood
5Goodwood
1 June

Reno prep for sale

Reno prep for sale

My husband & i have been in our house 6 years. We have renovated our home, my husband is a plumber & his dad gave guidance (hes a retired carpenter but unable to work due…

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5Goodwood
Jun 01, 2019 10:55 pm
robbert
robbert
31 May

Home renovation from top to bottom in order suggestion?

Home renovation from top to bottom in order suggestion?

Your steps are great—stick to them and you'll be fine. However, for the windows, I would of course choose to have everything done at once so I would include it in the…

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robbert
May 31, 2019 3:08 pm
robbert
robbert
robbert
31 May

Decking framing - Timber or Steel

Decking framing - Timber or Steel

I won't use it solely for the frame. I'll use it to support my timber.

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robbert
May 31, 2019 3:05 pm
robbert
livo2019
livo2019
28 May

can i hang a heavy (18kg) mirror off 1 screw into the stud?

can i hang a heavy (18kg) mirror off 1 screw into the stud?

Hey all, I'm trying to turn an old mirror that was attached to a chest of drawers into a hanging mirror, mounted on the wall. The mirror weighs 18kg. Would one screw -…

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livo2019
May 28, 2019 8:47 pm
robbert
robbert
23 May

Bathroom Reno Ideas...

Bathroom Reno Ideas...

This new one is such a fresh layout. Where'd you get those tiles though?

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robbert
May 23, 2019 2:55 pm
robbert

How to render a backyard man shed?

How to render a backyard man shed?

There are many approaches to building a man…

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markbrown123
May 15, 2019 9:19 pm

Ducted air conditioning duct. Is it easy to replace?

Ducted air conditioning duct. Is it easy to replace?

If your home does not have an HVAC system and you plan to add one, you will need to have new ductwork installed. The cost for…

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markbrown123
May 15, 2019 9:17 pm
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alexp79
May 06, 2019 7:31 pm

Converting alfresco to a bedroom / study room

Converting alfresco to a bedroom / study room

Hi I am seeking recommendation of any builders who can help with converting alfresco (3.5 × 3.5 M) to a bedroom / study room. We are located in Melbourne, 3029. Thanks…

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tobehomeowner
Apr 28, 2019 12:33 pm

Foundation holding water.

Foundation holding water.

There are too many unknowns for a meaningful response. You should have your home inspected by experienced building consultant who will determine what is happening with…

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building-expert
Apr 26, 2019 11:03 am
building-expert
cedarclark
cedarclark
25 April

Cladding advice

Cladding advice

We love everything about our house with the exception of the cladding. It was built 20 years ago and is clad in colour bond steel. To my eyes it makes it look like a shed.…

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cedarclark
Apr 25, 2019 5:16 am
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
24 April

Changing old house eaves/gutters to parapet wall

Changing old house eaves/gutters to parapet wall

This would create a need for a box gutter scenario, which we try to avoid at all costs as once they fail (Matter of when not if) they leak into the home and can cause…

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Eco Builder
Apr 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Eco Builder
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 April

Irregular land shape - CDC ?

Irregular land shape - CDC ?

You tell us nothing about the existing setbacks for your house from the boundaries other than showing us a yellow blob on a tiny site plan. A bit more info might draw a…

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Stewie D
Apr 17, 2019 5:33 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
11 April

Levelling driveway to build carport

Levelling driveway to build carport

unlikely that carport company will do the levelling. i recommend you finalise carport first, take specifications from them about "how they want the levelling" and then…

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IamSAM
Apr 11, 2019 8:46 am
IamSAM
lisaawill
lisaawill
31 March

Beam in unit

Beam in unit

Thanks for your comments. That sounds promising

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lisaawill
Mar 31, 2019 1:19 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
29 March

Help in trying to even out floors

Help in trying to even out floors

Agree with the others, I would keep the timber, much nicer than floating floor. Even though it is not perfect...that is part of the character

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brokenstick
Mar 29, 2019 6:52 am
brokenstick
kenbron
kenbron
28 March

Battening under a Queenslander

Battening under a Queenslander

Hi I am from China, specialized in exporting furniture for over eight years. If you are looking for something from China, or searching for anything from China, I think I…

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kenbron
Mar 28, 2019 5:15 pm
kenbron
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
28 March

Question regarding screwing down deck

Question regarding screwing down deck

Great choice, we have used sleepers for decking on a few projects, and about to do another. Looks the bomb, really does. You wont need to screw down any more than you have…

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Eco Builder
Mar 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
28 March

Painting Underneath House

Painting Underneath House

Hey Mark Congratulations on your new home As a Brisbane Builderwe LOVE hearing about people who have rescued these magnificent old…

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Eco Builder
Mar 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
28 March

Converting timber windows into doors

Converting timber windows into doors

Hello LH4545, this is easy done as long as the width remains the same. What happens is you have a lintel above the window that takes the roof load and transfers the load…

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Eco Builder
Mar 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Eco Builder
ahoythere
ahoythere
24 March

Renovating Costs - Augustine Heights Qld

Renovating Costs - Augustine Heights Qld

I've gathered together a few resources on renovation cost guides and tips here https://homedesignedge.com/2019/03/24/h ... ion-costs/

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ahoythere
Mar 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Jug
Jug
23 March

Matching morter

Matching morter

Hi, I'm doing an extension and need to match the morter to existing brickwork. The builders used off white cement and off white sand. Q I have is what fatterning agent…

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Jug
Mar 23, 2019 8:15 am
samc
samc
20 March

Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching

Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching

Hi all, We have recently moved in to a new house and would like to patch up some of the screw holes where paintings once were. The house has recently been repainted…

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samc
Mar 20, 2019 4:45 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
14 March

Windowless powder room (with shower)

Windowless powder room (with shower)

I would suggest to just replace the fan for a newer model.

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bestspecials
Mar 14, 2019 1:14 pm
bestspecials
Steve-B
Steve-B
25 February

Foundation issue/ Movement

Foundation issue/ Movement

Thanks mate

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Steve-B
Feb 25, 2019 7:03 pm
DesiCon
DesiCon
21 February

Architect Recommendation

Architect Recommendation

can highly recommend Archipor - i think they are in Fairfield. They have designed some great new homes in our areaa

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DesiCon
Feb 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Althom
Althom
21 February

Hot west facing garage

Hot west facing garage

Surfmist - palest colour going

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Althom
Feb 21, 2019 9:03 am
Althom
jimhome
jimhome
20 February

Adding a fireplace (internal)

Adding a fireplace (internal)

Apologies, I have no idea where to post this question, where to start, or where to look if anyone asked before. We are looking to add a gas fireplace and framed…

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jimhome
Feb 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Leeanne
Leeanne
20 February

Blistering in exterior paint work

Blistering in exterior paint work
1, 2

Thanks...it appears at this stage they are each saying it is not there problem, even though Dulux guarantees that their paint won't flake blister or peel, and the…

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Leeanne
Feb 20, 2019 5:58 pm
skydad
skydad
20 February

Mold or Salt Damp?

Mold or Salt Damp?

Just moved into new house. Outside bricks have effoversence and mortar is turning powdery in many parts. Will get it repointed. Inside we have noticed that some rooms…

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skydad
Feb 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Deen
Deen
12 February

Exterior colour scheme

Exterior colour scheme

Updating our homes exterior We have a new colourbond wallaby tiled roof, white window frames and white internal shutters but am having endless hesitations for a render…

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Deen
Feb 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Rosemary_ng
Rosemary_ng
10 February

Renovate garage

Renovate garage

Hi everyone, I am newbie here and looking for some suggestions to renovate my garage. I have a single car garage with brick wall attached to the house. The garage is old…

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Rosemary_ng
Feb 10, 2019 6:32 pm
ockie
ockie
8 February

Choosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??

Choosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??

Hi. Just wondering if you can help me? What colour are your gutters? Is the trim around your garage door the same colour also? the render colour is dulux self destruct?…

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ockie
Feb 08, 2019 10:00 pm
CJB80
CJB80
8 February

Converting Paradise Room

Converting Paradise Room

Hi all, Upstairs we have a “paradise room” (indoor/outdoor room with screens on two sides, metal construction) which contains a kitchenette and small bathroom. It has…

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CJB80
Feb 08, 2019 4:21 pm
ardesign
ardesign
6 February

Modular outdoor decking question

Modular outdoor decking question

I don't have much idea about that but i think you're going right. I want to advice you to concern with relevant person or experience contractors to guide you for the same.

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ardesign
Feb 06, 2019 8:26 pm
ardesign

Project plan for reno

Project plan for reno

Project Planning & Tracking is discussed here hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 03, 2019 8:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy
ardesign
ardesign
30 January

Floor Plan Advice

Floor Plan Advice

Hello, You can use is it for the parking or merge with your plan make it bigger. Thanks.

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ardesign
Jan 30, 2019 9:07 pm
ardesign
redcali
redcali
24 January

Who to hire to divert rainwater on our sloping block?

Who to hire to divert rainwater on our sloping block?

Any builder or a landscaper should be able to build you a retaining wall. Without pictures or any idea about your situation there isnt much else to comment sorry.

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redcali
Jan 24, 2019 10:56 pm
ardesign
ardesign
23 January

Wardrobe doors help

Wardrobe doors help

Small rooms can seem very confining. But well-placed mirrors can create the illusion of a larger space. Mirrors can also reflect…

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ardesign
Jan 23, 2019 7:43 pm
ardesign
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
9 January

Electrical quote

Electrical quote

There is actually a fair bit of work there. And it’s not as straight forward as it sounds. Running strapper wires back and forth to the sockets etc.. Always room for a…

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Planet Sun
Jan 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Planet Sun

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