Renovation + Home Improvement
rebuilder86Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?
28 November 2017
i do drylining all the time. Drylining: attaching gyproc sheets straight to the brickwork with CSR masonry adhesive and masonry nails. The nice sharp beaded corners and…
MissAlisonConcrete balustrades, what on earth to do?
23 November 2017
Good idea re-demo. They are pretty busy around here, but I could always try. It's in Avondale Heights, north west of Melbourne. These era houses are becoming more popular…
Hey all - I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times but the last was over 5 years ago. We live in Brisbane and looking to buy a Queenslander, colonial or cottage…
Pretzel2311VJ walls cracking within days of painting
14 November 2017
Hello, We recently had our Queenslander with VJ walls painted by a professional painter. Within 3 days the vertical joints had began to crack. There are now a lot of…
FionaKStone company recommendations in Melbourne please?
10 November 2017
Hi everyone, we are getting new kitchen cabinets in a couple of weeks and know I am leaving this late but am looking for recommendations for good stone benchtop companies…
arcadeltRemoving old air conditioner in Asbestos wall
5 November 2017
The aim is to avoid releasing asbestos fibres from bonded asbestos, so I guess if you can do the job while achieving that, you can leave the asbestos in place. I think it…
DamNitaCalacatta Nua Roman Stone Brisbane option to Calacatta Nuvo
3 November 2017
I like it!!
building-expertTurning basement into liveable space
29 October 2017
I would start by looking at the construction drawings and specification to determine if there is any waterproofing and drainage. What if your slab does not have…
arcadeltFloor Plan: It will helps to change your home interior
26 October 2017
Yes, it will?
Building a new deck over concrete cancer
o I need council approval to demolish concrete veranda to put new timber decking" No if it's the same size in appearance, 40sqm will need approval. "Rather have the whole…
Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?
As a carpenter my advice would to engage the best first floor addition mob in your area to do everything and you'll get what you paid for and if you don't you get what you…
ElzbethsRecommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)
10 October 2017
I realise this is a little late but we are using BBOT designs in Brunswick. They have been extremely efficient and have a lot of practical advice while respecting our budget.
Monash UniversityHow do you dispose of waste from your renovation?
19 September 2017
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…
ECOECODouble Glazed Window Stock Clearance $$$$ Prices $$$$
19 September 2017
Agile ApprovalsQuestion: Things that you can build on your front yard.
7 September 2017
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…
venomHELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB
7 September 2017
I can't believe it has been so long since I did this. It’s been around 4 years!!! Can…
AmalleyChanges to Second Lounge: option A or B-opinions needed pls!
15 August 2017
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…
ECOECOLow-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC
11 August 2017
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…
NiennCon-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?
6 August 2017
Thanks, I'm seeing him tomorrow. I'll look up the Dept of commerce->Plumbers & Electrical Rego Board-> and enquire within