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Sandra James
Sandra James
11 April

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
1, 2, 3

Hi All! Just to let you know I've done my research on what's best for my own home demolition and found a company called DC Demo Solutions in Sydney that got back to me…

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

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
Sandra James
Sandra James
11 April

Bathroom Reno Ideas...

Bathroom Reno Ideas...

One of those issues is how to achieve a modern style restroom. With so many how-to tips, articles and reviews on the Internet…

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Sandra James
Apr 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Sandra James
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
arcadelt
arcadelt
5 April

Decking framing - Timber or Steel

Decking framing - Timber or Steel

Pros: strength, stability, longevity and robustness. Cons: cost (maybe).

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arcadelt
Apr 05, 2019 9:15 pm
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

Thank you. What’s the best phone number to ring to arrange a quote? Thanks Bron

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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
justenr
justenr
7 January

After builders clean - Sydney

After builders clean - Sydney

Can anyone recommend a company? Thanks

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justenr
Jan 07, 2019 4:15 pm

What would be a good filler to use here? The old stuff has definitely passed its used by date. As it is vertical, it isn't really load bearing besides any movement due to…

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Aussietrooper
Dec 29, 2018 5:01 pm
bashworth
bashworth
24 December 2018

Opening up roof and sarking for wiring: common practice?

Opening up roof and sarking for wiring: common practice?

Going through the roof is pretty common. For running cables down outside walls it's often the only way it can be done as there isn't enough height to get to the top of…

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bashworth
Dec 24, 2018 4:25 pm
bashworth
buffalicious
buffalicious
22 December 2018

Idea of electrical cost

Idea of electrical cost

Hi, I know I may not get the exact answer I am needing but I just want to get a sense of how much it would cost to wire a outdoor studio that is 15m2. I feel like my the…

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buffalicious
Dec 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Pauloswindon
Pauloswindon
21 December 2018

Balcony conversion

Balcony conversion

StructuralIBIMGiy, thank you for the reply. Would you have any ballpark estimate of what a build such as this would cost?

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Pauloswindon
Dec 21, 2018 11:35 am
ConfidentDIYer
ConfidentDIYer
13 December 2018

Double Wardrobe internal corridor dimensions

Double Wardrobe internal corridor dimensions

Hi, We're looking to reno a space which is currently a bathroom to create a double walk-in wardrobe. The plan is to create two separate wardrobe spaces facing each…

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ConfidentDIYer
Dec 13, 2018 9:35 pm
ConfidentDIYer
amilelka
amilelka
11 December 2018

Loft Project

Loft Project

This is a great idea, and a great use of space. You will need to consult an engineer to see how best to build the structure without any visible supports.

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amilelka
Dec 11, 2018 3:00 pm
travelbug
travelbug
8 December 2018

Quality of cornice repair

Quality of cornice repair

Haha!. I do better cornice than that myself. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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travelbug
Dec 08, 2018 8:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 December 2018

Exposed rafter eaves detail - home renovation

Exposed rafter eaves detail - home renovation

Lopezdesign Welcome to the forum I assume you have enclosed truss roof Frame? If that is the case then you can fit exposed Dummy rafters in between the trusses, panelling…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 07, 2018 8:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 December 2018

Core renovation by our own

Core renovation by our own

I had A quick look It lacks Building Information & data to be of use to the Battlers & Punters That's the problem with instagram Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 04, 2018 10:39 am
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