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EpicDNA
EpicDNA
24 June

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
1, 2, 3

Australia is known to be a nation of renovators. Everyone wants to improve their living environment. So I write blog on What is the difference between Restoration and…

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EpicDNA
Jun 24, 2021 9:47 pm
EpicDNA
MelBr
MelBr
23 September

Building Permit Application for Batten Screen

Building Permit Application for Batten Screen

We are looking at installing a 2.7 metre tall Merbau Batten Screen that will be 12 metres long, and I am currently putting together a building permit application for…

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MelBr
Sep 23, 2021 11:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 September

Converting alfresco to a bedroom / study room

Converting alfresco to a bedroom / study room

Hey lovehouse If you wants ideas to share?...try putting up photos the better the info the better the reply plus it helps others Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 20, 2021 12:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
GemzC
GemzC
19 September

House Exterior colour scheme

House Exterior colour scheme

Hi Everyone, I’m new to the site and have seen so many great transformations while looking for inspiration. We’re doing a full renovation but the thing we are…

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GemzC
Sep 19, 2021 12:30 pm

Hi oklouise, thanks so much they are great suggestions! We are meeting with the builder on Tuesday so will run through these options. Agree on single vanity and laundry…

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dylydyly
Sep 17, 2021 11:45 am
Althom
Althom
14 September

Do I really need to cover my solar inverter?

Do I really need to cover my solar inverter?

My meter box is on the south side of the house, our garage is on the north side and our inverter is in the garage. Not possible to install in your garage? I very much…

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Althom
Sep 14, 2021 7:55 pm
Althom
skylights
skylights
14 September

AirConditioner quandary

AirConditioner quandary

I currently have a single storey ground floor house with a ducted reverse cycle system and an outside wall unit. I have plans in to add an upstairs addition. The builder…

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skylights
Sep 14, 2021 1:51 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
5 September

Can someone help me with identifying these render colours pl

Can someone help me with identifying these render colours pl

Might be Colorbond Monument, but hard to tell without a sample chip up against the wall.

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arcadelt
Sep 05, 2021 4:53 pm
Noname
Noname
31 August

Noggings required

Noggings required

yeah because it doesnt look like theres any room to attach something to the back and ensure the board is waterproofed or sealed in some way. I assumed the stud walls…

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Noname
Aug 31, 2021 3:33 pm
oklouise
oklouise
29 August

First time home owner wanting to extend

First time home owner wanting to extend

no point making plans unless you know what you can spend so start with the bank and a builder will be reluctant top quote without a rough plan and a designer will be…

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oklouise
Aug 29, 2021 8:18 am
dannyboy92
dannyboy92
27 August

Floor Plan Reconfiguration- Advice Needed

Floor Plan Reconfiguration- Advice Needed

While it is a large block it looks like the back part has already been extended. I don't know if there is much scope for further extension without losing the backyard. The…

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dannyboy92
Aug 27, 2021 8:10 am
Robert2043
Robert2043
21 August

Skirting board dilemma

Skirting board dilemma

Hi Chippy, The floor has probably been like this for quite some time. There are probably a few causes for the movement. - The corner near the window had seen some water…

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Robert2043
Aug 21, 2021 9:35 pm

Playing around with some toilet-in-bath ideas here... I think I like option B best: best privacy for toilet and shower, best amount of room and privacy (assuming door is…

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damienh7
Aug 16, 2021 11:31 am

Hi, I have had a window removed and replaced with brick. Due to the workmanship (massive variation in perpend thickness, bricks are more than 2mm out of step and the…

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Richo11ty
Aug 15, 2021 2:51 pm
chippy
chippy
14 August

Constructing an exterior stud wall

Constructing an exterior stud wall

There is only one simple way I can think of that would work although as I stated above it's not really ideal. Are you planning on installing a door to the outside in the…

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chippy
Aug 14, 2021 3:43 pm
chippy
ChrisBirmele
ChrisBirmele
14 August

Section 4.55 Alteration - Do I need one?

Section 4.55 Alteration - Do I need one?

We have DA approval for a renovation project but haven't started yet. We are considering a few alterations to our original plan but I can't determine if I require a…

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ChrisBirmele
Aug 14, 2021 11:00 am
Matt796
Matt796
10 August

Plasterboard Crack Repair

Plasterboard Crack Repair

The old part of my property is an original settler's cottage, built around 1850. The new part at the rear was built in the 1980s. There is an open doorway between the…

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Matt796
Aug 10, 2021 10:16 pm
Glenda S
Glenda S
10 August

Paint colours

Paint colours

Well, I think it all depends on how bright the brick is at your house. It's a pity you didn't attach a…

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Glenda S
Aug 10, 2021 8:27 am
oklouise
oklouise
8 August

Extension 2400 to 2700 ceilings

Extension 2400 to 2700 ceilings

we need to see your floor plans to better understand the new spaces but easiest way to change ceiling heights is not to attempt to have them match by keeping the dividing…

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oklouise
Aug 08, 2021 1:36 pm

Converting garage - slab

Converting garage - slab

You will need a building permit to convert a garage into a habitable room so you should in the first instance speak to the council building surveyor if you want free…

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building-expert
Aug 04, 2021 3:37 pm
building-expert
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 August

Painting Aluminium Window Frames

Painting Aluminium Window Frames

Fabianda has a great post on this in the "Windows & Doors" forum. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=72852

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ECOECO
Aug 04, 2021 1:06 pm
ECOECO

We are just about to get a verandah designed for our high-level house in the inland savannah tropics - i.e. always warm and long months of constant high temperatures and…

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Bob the non-Builder
Jul 28, 2021 9:49 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
27 July

Laminate Flooring - Expectation

Laminate Flooring - Expectation

Check the levelness requirement specification of the boards and check your floor surface to the mm after its been levelled to ensute your boards and new base surface will…

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Kippers01
Jul 27, 2021 1:20 pm
MCDAT
MCDAT
26 July

Struggling with Colour selection - decking

Struggling with Colour selection - decking

ANy more suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I feel a grey colour goes best with our bricks but having said that our roof guttering is Colorbond Jasper and all of…

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MCDAT
Jul 26, 2021 1:52 pm

some of your dimensions are inconsistent and i don't think your new bathrooms fits the available space allowing for wall thicknesses and i've suggested an alterative with…

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oklouise
Jul 21, 2021 8:15 pm

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney
1, 2

Hi Elena I had a look at your website and you are doing some really nice work. We are based on the upper north Shore doing renovations and custom builds. We should have…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 21, 2021 3:07 am
Ashington Homes

Bushfire Control Company (Warrior FZ Windows)?

Bushfire Control Company (Warrior FZ Windows)?

Hi Chris As I am sure you are aware, there are quite a few elements that go into building an FZ compliant home and you will end up with certificates from various…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 20, 2021 5:01 am
Ashington Homes
oklouise
oklouise
19 July

Struggling with floor plan

Struggling with floor plan

i'm very happy to offer an opinion and my very basic CAD plans at no cost to help get you started but it's always best to engage a professional for final plans...what…

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oklouise
Jul 19, 2021 10:46 am
oklouise
oklouise
18 July

Extension in Essendon: help please 🙏🏻

Extension in Essendon: help please 🙏🏻

a builder and draftsperson will need to know what you want to do and it can be helpful to post a plan of the existing house and a plan of the block of land showing the…

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oklouise
Jul 18, 2021 9:18 pm

Adelaide- rear extension budget

Adelaide- rear extension budget

Hey rosierosie Welcome to the forum Lack of trades and materials, cost & interest rate increases, economic uncertainty, decreasing full time employment, Stalled…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 15, 2021 9:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Howie
Howie
15 July

Freshening up exterior of home

Freshening up exterior of home

Love this ^. Looks classy

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Howie
Jul 15, 2021 4:44 am
Howie
Howie
Howie
15 July

First time renovators - looking for floor plan advice

First time renovators - looking for floor plan advice

I agree, I think an entry from the porch for a mudroom would be a good idea. Also I prefer the second plan with the double garage, and master at the rear works better.

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Howie
Jul 15, 2021 4:37 am
Howie
Howie
Howie
15 July

Extension/Renovation ideas needed

Extension/Renovation ideas needed

Yep, I reckon you’re spot on. That kitchen / living space looks nice and open - I’d personally convert the lounge/study into a master bedroom given the other bedrooms…

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Howie
Jul 15, 2021 4:32 am
Howie

Hi I am wondering to know is it possible to add alfresco to our living room as we have plenty room on backyard already , if yes what’s the estimate to remove the both…

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Mans44
Jul 13, 2021 9:48 pm

Bluestone wall

Bluestone wall

Hi, first time poster here. I have a large bluestone wall at the front house (consisting of many bluestone pitchers). We're likely to knockdown and rebuild an existing…

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Blackburnian
Jul 13, 2021 3:28 pm

Hi All, hoping for some suggestions on what we can do to our house. We renovated out the back and added a large extension (Blueboard) but need to do something with the…

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Maltait
Jul 12, 2021 9:06 pm

Brick exterior rennovation - help!

Brick exterior rennovation - help!

That is literally the ugliest brick I have ever seen! You're right, you have two options: 1. Render - If you are in Sydney I can refer you to one of my guys who will…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 12, 2021 8:14 pm
Ashington Homes

What is under my carpet? Is this an issue?

What is under my carpet? Is this an issue?

A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing. One more inquiry guides me where can track down the trendy ita bag tote.

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lenovolaptop2249
Jun 29, 2021 5:21 pm
EpicDNA
EpicDNA
25 June

Toilets

Toilets

Thanks for that, super useful!

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EpicDNA
Jun 25, 2021 10:10 pm
EpicDNA

Been hunting for tapware to go with our classic look / style renovation and came across Modern National - Montpellier. The Montpellier range is quite new from what we…

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EpicDNA
Jun 24, 2021 9:33 pm
EpicDNA

Noise transfer through duplex common wall - solutions?

Noise transfer through duplex common wall - solutions?

Hi Simeon, Appreciate your reply - that's good information. I'm not in Sydney, otherwise I'd gladly take your gyprocker's contact details. I now have some hope the…

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HomeOwner2021
Jun 17, 2021 5:45 pm
Jimb084
Jimb084
17 June

Decking and concrete

Decking and concrete

Awesome advice thank you !

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Jimb084
Jun 17, 2021 5:05 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 June

Exhaust fan noisy - squeaking and flapping noise

Exhaust fan noisy - squeaking and flapping noise

No, I have only seen one that you could add into the duct.

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arcadelt
Jun 11, 2021 7:29 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
6 June

Behind the render... is this normal?

Behind the render... is this normal?

On the inside it is called plaster, not render…and that green "film" just looks like old paint to me.

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arcadelt
Jun 06, 2021 10:51 am
heykrazi
heykrazi
5 June

How best to resurface my sloped driveway?

How best to resurface my sloped driveway?

Hello forum friends – I desperately need some advice as my research and discussions with tradespeople is not clarifying things…

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heykrazi
Jun 05, 2021 1:52 pm
heykrazi
fivespice
fivespice
2 June

Updating our ugly duckling

Updating our ugly duckling

Looks excellent and your kitchen is great too!

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fivespice
Jun 02, 2021 10:43 am

Flashing on eaves of corrugated clad building

Flashing on eaves of corrugated clad building

Hi everyone, I have some builders re-cladding a building on our property with vertical corrugated Colorbond. They have done the roof and walls, and are now doing the…

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May 31, 2021 10:48 pm

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