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Ursh
Ursh
30 March

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
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Its not as easy as shows like The Block make it out to be. Here are some inspirational pics for when your ready to do your bathroom

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Ursh
Mar 29, 2017 11:18 pm

Give me ideas please

Give me ideas please

without seeing elevations, its difficult to just tack on rooms and not know what it is doing to the exterior look. At first glance you could add on to the front of the…

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roger_b
Sep 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Monash University
Monash University
19 September

How do you dispose of waste from your renovation?

How do you dispose of waste from your renovation?

If you've recently used, or are planning to use a skip bin to dispose of waste in Victoria, we'd like to know your opinions. Monash University are conducting research…

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Monash University
Sep 19, 2017 11:52 pm
Monash University
algernon
algernon
19 September

Framing in old Queenslander

Framing in old Queenslander

Well, to be fair, this site has more of a focus on new home building, not renovating. There are other forums that focus on renovating - you're probably more likely to get…

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algernon
Sep 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Limited Time HALF PRICE COMPOSITE FreshDeck ™ Decking 50% Off Only $65 Per m2 and FREE Same Week Delivery! Payment After Delivery. Includes Concealed Stainless Steel…

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halfpricedecking
Sep 19, 2017 6:23 pm
halfpricedecking
roger_b
roger_b
19 September

Recessing fridge wall

Recessing fridge wall

No, I joists are for flooring. What arcadelt's picture shows something like a 170 x 35mm pine board. For a header, (lintel) they are doubled with a 20mm plywood strip…

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roger_b
Sep 19, 2017 10:01 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 September

Floorboards

Floorboards

You should - it looks lovely. Our timber is re-milled, so we have fault throughout, but we were expecting that.

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arcadelt
Sep 11, 2017 1:24 pm
hileo
hileo
9 September

Slab in garage

Slab in garage

Yes if good to do

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hileo
Sep 09, 2017 9:18 am
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September

Question: Things that you can build on your front yard.

Question: Things that you can build on your front yard.

Hi Tendious If the Council has given you the all clear to build your deck/patio with reduced setbacks, all you need is a building approval from a private building…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 5:08 pm
venom
venom
7 September

HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB
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I can't believe it has been so long since I did this. It’s been around 4 years!!! Can…

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venom
Sep 07, 2017 2:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 September

Adding a bedroom above garage

Adding a bedroom above garage

Gtaf345 You're welcome, that was a quick e$timate, if you want it more accurate? Then have your reno 3D designed Modelled, 'Engineered and Data Quantified. The 3D Is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 07, 2017 9:42 am
StructuralBIMGuy
May5
May5
6 September

Renovation project coordinator

Renovation project coordinator

Anyone can recommend a person or firm to do a renovation for an apartment in Melbourne south eastern area? Need someone to coordinate flooring work, lighting, painting,…

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May5
Sep 06, 2017 8:08 pm
Jayden
Jayden
4 September

Awesome Renovation Competition I Found

Awesome Renovation Competition I Found

Hey guys! I found this awesome competition for a $500 voucher for Renovator Store. Fill out a form and that's it. I bought a stainless steel tap from these guys and it's…

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Jayden
Sep 04, 2017 10:35 am
Jayden
Meyoui
Meyoui
19 August

Render Colour Help+

Render Colour Help+

Sorry should have also noted window frames will stay too bronze.

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Meyoui
Aug 19, 2017 11:13 pm
farmhousereno
farmhousereno
19 August

wallpaper dilemma

wallpaper dilemma

Hi, we have recently moved to a new farm and want to renovate the old farm house. The lounge and a couple of other rooms are covered in wallpaper. the lounge paper is on…

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farmhousereno
Aug 19, 2017 10:27 pm

Hi All, Just wanting to get some general advice and opinions with regard to some renovations we would like to undertake on our home. My husband and I would like to…

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Amalley
Aug 15, 2017 10:55 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 August

Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Hi Everyone, If you have any quesions about your energy rating, or Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC, acoustics (noise), or anything to do with…

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ECOECO
Aug 11, 2017 11:39 am
ECOECO
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 August

New window

New window

Anything is possible with enough money. Cost would depend on whether the wall was structural or not. I'd start by seeing if the body corporate would give in principle…

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arcadelt
Aug 10, 2017 10:31 pm
amyaamanda
amyaamanda
9 August

Renovating bathroom

Renovating bathroom

Hello, yes you can use 6mm sheet, but there could be a risk if it is not installed properly. 16mm compressed sheet would be a good option. If you still confused go with…

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amyaamanda
Aug 09, 2017 10:32 pm
rbalse
rbalse
9 August

On slab extension

On slab extension

My brick veneer home is built on on stumps and on a slight slope. I am planning a small extension (ensuite and WIR - about 10 sq m) on the high side of the building. It…

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rbalse
Aug 09, 2017 7:41 pm
johnsonren
johnsonren
9 August

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

We are looking a draftsman as well for our new build. Have you got anyone good at the end?

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johnsonren
Aug 09, 2017 8:02 am
Nienn
Nienn
6 August

Con-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?

Con-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?

Thanks, I'm seeing him tomorrow. I'll look up the Dept of commerce->Plumbers & Electrical Rego Board-> and enquire within :)

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Nienn
Aug 06, 2017 10:16 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
4 August

1950s plaster panels?

1950s plaster panels?

Well, I hope that's what happens.

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arcadelt
Aug 04, 2017 7:41 pm
chode1984
chode1984
3 August

Raising a house and building in

Raising a house and building in

30k will probably just include raising and stumping the house and depending on the size it might also include the disconnection and reconnection of services. It wouldn't…

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chode1984
Aug 03, 2017 1:34 pm
chode1984
Berek
Berek
2 August

Can I do the garage painting by myslef?

Can I do the garage painting by myslef?

Don’t see why not, if you’re competent and follow the manufacturers installation guides. Be aware that they probably won’t warrant the product unless it’s…

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Berek
Aug 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Sorry, but this is what I get when I try to look at your pictures. If you are using Tapatalk, you could upload them to Homeone directly, which might be easier.

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arcadelt
Aug 01, 2017 3:41 pm

Extension Ideas Pls

Extension Ideas Pls

I have the same issue. Want to add more space to my old house in Auckland. I hired professionals from a…

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Olivia Grin
Jul 31, 2017 7:20 pm
Olivia Grin
BigReno
BigReno
30 July

Re-rolling 'old style' bullnose verandah iron ... anyone it?

Re-rolling 'old style' bullnose verandah iron ... anyone it?

Hi all! We are in the process of tidying up an old cottage, built late 1890's in country NSW. It seems the bullnose iron / guttering is still from the original build :) I…

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BigReno
Jul 30, 2017 1:07 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
14 July

Which order for tiling a bathroom

Which order for tiling a bathroom

Rightly or wrongly the order that I tiled my bathrooms was as listed below: I did the floor last to prevent it from being damaged when tiling the walls. I also left…

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Beetaloo
Jul 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Beetaloo
arcadelt
arcadelt
14 July

Legal Question - Can I rescind/reverse a D.A modification?

Legal Question - Can I rescind/reverse a D.A modification?

You didnt get the Occ. Cert, so the condition of the Change of Use was not met. Since it wasnt approved, the classification is still Utility room I would think. What…

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arcadelt
Jul 14, 2017 12:32 am

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

I think it is not entirely impossible. Why is it that with sufficient and proper waterproofing, the floor will still experience leakage? That will only happen provided…

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CameronRobertson
Jul 11, 2017 3:35 pm
CameronRobertson

Electrical upgrades

Electrical upgrades

Milesy3153 You might need to upgrade to 3 phase into your house The electrician can tell by the number of cables/wire/size connected to your house

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2017 4:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Converting garage to workshop / studio

Converting garage to workshop / studio

No probs Dwain Come to think of it your right, it is thermal not accoustic. In that case see if they can use a dense acoustic insulation in the walls, a good one used to…

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Our Build123
Jul 05, 2017 10:59 am
Our Build123

Full Gut renovation costs?

Full Gut renovation costs?

@adzza83 without data, plans & details.... seriously your Costs are way off

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 05, 2017 10:50 am
StructuralBIMGuy
ziggyblur
ziggyblur
2 July

Wall options for 70's brick veneer extension

Wall options for 70's brick veneer extension

I live in an old 70's brick veneer home. We'd like to add a living area by slapping on a "box" at the back. Nothing complex. The original plan was to simply put up 3 brick…

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ziggyblur
Jul 02, 2017 10:00 pm

Tile before or after installing a vanity

Tile before or after installing a vanity

I do not see any problem in doing so because normally tiles can be customized according to the new size that you need. Yes, your contractors might have a harder time…

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CameronRobertson
Jun 28, 2017 7:20 pm
CameronRobertson

Terrace/Floating Concrete Slab - Help needed

Terrace/Floating Concrete Slab - Help needed

@Speck Thanks for the photos You will need to get the engineering reinforcement details from the Council and have an engineer check them properly At a glance I would say…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 26, 2017 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Brent06
Brent06
20 June

Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Instead of facing problems and discussing, you should call or hire professionals from bathroom gallery renovation services.They are expertise to handle situations like…

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Brent06
Jun 20, 2017 11:05 pm

Load bearing wall removal help

Load bearing wall removal help

@cherie1987 Lets do the math $1000 engineer $1000 Draftsman $1000 Building Inspector $3000 Total+ Fees That leaves less than $2000 for the actual…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 20, 2017 10:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 June

Tile removed and left with a 70mm height for carpet

Tile removed and left with a 70mm height for carpet

I'm surprised you can't lift the tiles without lifting the bedding layer. Is the bedding layer so brittle?

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arcadelt
Jun 19, 2017 6:20 pm

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Anybody have this kind of flooring - ?

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Troy Garland
Jun 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Kirralie87
Kirralie87
15 June

An alternative to Gyprock that is just as cheap?

An alternative to Gyprock that is just as cheap?

Cool thank you. I will look into that. I'm not super stressed about the price, but figured I would write that so top of the range products weren't suggested. Being that we…

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Kirralie87
Jun 15, 2017 10:54 am

Pergola but a motorised one

Pergola but a motorised one

Hello, I am looking to get like a semi usable space at my house. Pergola is nice but i need like a retractable roof. I found a few companies. I seen one by oztech but i…

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yorre oshe
Jun 09, 2017 4:14 pm
starmart
starmart
31 May

Bedroom sizes

Bedroom sizes

Thanks so much algernon, that is incredibly helpful! I really really appreciate your feedback! We might keep the three big bedrooms and look at building in our front porch…

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starmart
May 31, 2017 11:09 am

hi all Ive never done an extension or any major renovations for a home but am in the market to buy a family home at the moment and have seen plenty of houses that are a…

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cbarre
May 29, 2017 12:15 pm

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?
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@vinothkumar It doesn't matter how much Architecture costs wherever it comes from.. you can give it away for free if you wish? but If the engineering and construction is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 24, 2017 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
22 May

Extending a home with 2.4m ceiling: New section 2.7m or 3m?

Extending a home with 2.4m ceiling: New section 2.7m or 3m?

I think it depends on the size of the rooms. In smaller rooms 2.7 would feel more proportionate, but in larger rooms you could get away with 3.0 or even higher.

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arcadelt
May 22, 2017 9:08 am

Can anyone please tell me best company for kitchen respray i

Can anyone please tell me best company for kitchen respray i

Hello friends, please help me to choose the best company for respraying my kitchen cabinet...

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albertsean
May 18, 2017 5:45 pm


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