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Unfortunately the spot I need to photograph is covered by blow in insulation and an aircon duct. This is the best pic I could get. It is of the start of the point I want…

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Red Smarties
Apr 16, 2018 10:28 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 April

Front Path and steps from driveway to front porch ideas

Front Path and steps from driveway to front porch ideas

My 2C don't straighten the path. widen it along the side which does not have the long hedge at the moment.

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IamSAM
Apr 12, 2018 11:06 am
IamSAM
EllieBroad
EllieBroad
9 April

Before and After - exciting!

Before and After - exciting!

Wow, congratulations. It's a great job! And the yard transformation is amazing.

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EllieBroad
Apr 09, 2018 6:07 am
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jesicamacdroff
Mar 27, 2018 8:16 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
23 February

Extension for blonde brick house

Extension for blonde brick house

There are brick matching service available - check online.

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arcadelt
Feb 23, 2018 10:26 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
27 October 2017

Full Gut renovation costs?

Full Gut renovation costs?

You could do it for that money if you had knowledge of building and buy material wisely, but those attributes aren't common.

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Carpentacular
Oct 27, 2017 8:33 am
hayroka
hayroka
19 October 2017

cost for total renovation

cost for total renovation

Thanks for your sharing all member Tips on Choosing Quality Materials (Wood, Sand, Cement, Red Brick, Iron Concrete) For Your…

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hayroka
Oct 19, 2017 4:31 pm
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
10 October 2017

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

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.

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Elzbeths
Oct 10, 2017 8:24 pm
Adv
Adv
27 September 2017

Our home renovation/ideas

Our home renovation/ideas

Hi guys,I am building my kitchen ,need some ideas.i have overhead cupboards white with glass in it.an island bench with white colour while the lower cupboards are brown…

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Adv
Sep 27, 2017 3:15 am
venom
venom
7 September 2017

HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB
1, 2

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
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 August 2017

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
rbalse
rbalse
9 August 2017

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
Berek
Berek
2 August 2017

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
Our Build123
Our Build123
5 July 2017

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 June 2017

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

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
banu
banu
21 April 2017

How to remove spray paint from floor

How to remove spray paint from floor

If the paint is dry you could saturate a clean rag in rubbing alcohol, then remove the rubbing alcohol with a clean, soapy cloth.

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banu
Apr 21, 2017 2:03 pm
strongandbold
strongandbold
17 April 2017

Weatherboad cladding for a orange brick veneer home

Weatherboad cladding for a orange brick veneer home

Hi guys, I am thinking about cladding my 1960's orange brick veneer home with weatherboard cladding and replacing the steel windows (in bad condition ) with chunky timber…

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strongandbold
Apr 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Ursh
Ursh
30 March 2017

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
1, 2, 3

Great one sharing for renovation work. There exist they are more famous for their interior service and gives unique interior work in budget.

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Ursh
Mar 29, 2017 11:18 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
10 March 2017

Structural Wall?

Structural Wall?

Hey mate Thanks for the pictures, it's a little hard to tell unfortunately. That short wall may take a beam that divides the span of the room. Best bet would be to…

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Our Build123
Mar 10, 2017 6:40 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
4 March 2017

Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Hi @kitty1 if you are looking for renovation products for your apartment's bathroom, try dropping by to Renovation Kingdom in 9 Barney St North Parramatta or just…

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Our Build123
Mar 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Our Build123
Festivusoz
Festivusoz
8 February 2017

Retrofit wall insulation - weatherboard home

Retrofit wall insulation - weatherboard home

Thanks James for your feedback. I am looking into retrofitting sisilation as a u-shape between the studs. Then putting in some insulation. I think the batts are a little…

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Festivusoz
Feb 08, 2017 10:39 pm
Vdubbed 12
Vdubbed 12
6 February 2017

Subfloor supports: what are they used for?

Subfloor supports: what are they used for?

Thank you both for your advice. My brother was given a time to put in an offer and he was just speculating I guess, from his very recent experience where the work done on…

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Vdubbed 12
Feb 06, 2017 11:21 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
10 January 2017

hanging doors

hanging doors

When I did my time back in the late 60's it was 9 & 6 9" up from the bottom and 6" down from the top. or to you young'ns 230mm & 150mm.

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oldchippy
Jan 10, 2017 9:12 pm
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
12 December 2016

Extension, where to start

Extension, where to start

You can draw up and measure up and then quote yourself based on Bunnings prices, add a couple of thousand for misc. add your draftsman and council costs, then double that…

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 12, 2016 9:24 am
Our Build123
Our Build123
25 November 2016

Remove walls

Remove walls

Sure, try a site called HI Pages, you will get three quotes from licenced contractors - www.hipages.com.au Kind Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Nov 25, 2016 5:38 am
Our Build123
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Plans for extension

Plans for extension

Have they considered having a crack at the design themselves first? A lots of draftsmen are just that, they can drive CAD. Don't expect them to come up with anything…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 3:59 pm
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Renovation plans and costings - advice

Renovation plans and costings - advice

Hey, can I ask where North is on your plans? It is vital to know where the sun is before designing anything, otherwise you run the risk of spending all your hard earned…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 3:44 pm
architect_yourself
qebtel
qebtel
4 November 2016

Squeaky floor & Masonite.

Squeaky floor & Masonite.

First you need to identify where the squeak is coming from exactly.

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qebtel
Nov 04, 2016 10:11 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 November 2016

Basement renovation costs

Basement renovation costs

You've done the right thing getting your geotech and civil engineers involved early to get independent professional design advice, but if you want cost advice then you're…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 01, 2016 6:33 pm
1960sModernistHome
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2016

Conversion of shearing shed to house

Conversion of shearing shed to house

Victorian homebuilders must be sick and tired of having to hire all these expert consultants at great expense and LOL you guys also have the worst record of building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2016 5:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2016

Building company too expensive

Building company too expensive

They probably will get their nose out of joint if they miss out on the build job but I don't think you should be held to ransom if you don't want to proceed with them.…

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2016 1:31 pm
building-expert
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
14 October 2016

Kitchen island - Where to start

Kitchen island - Where to start

Hi Baxter01, If you're looking for kitchen design ideas ideas check out…

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themakeovergroup
Oct 14, 2016 3:35 pm

Another update.. lots of chances since our last post. Inside is now pretty much finishes, just the deck and landscaping outside left to go. Ensuite Reno (Polished plaster…

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scottandkylie
Oct 03, 2016 11:41 pm
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Agent_009
Sep 16, 2016 10:23 am
Agent_009
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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 4:08 pm
marge78
marge78
13 September 2016

Which shade of 50 greys?

Which shade of 50 greys?
1, 2, 3

Does anyone know what Rellie ( previous poster) did their house colours in at all ?

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marge78
Sep 13, 2016 10:05 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

Quick & Easy Renovation Cost Estimator

Quick & Easy Renovation Cost Estimator

Getting a quick and easy estimate for your renovation can be a challenge so try this renovation cost calculator…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 8:55 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

Looking for recommendations for a draftsperson (Vic)

Looking for recommendations for a draftsperson (Vic)

Hi Imogene, once you've got your rough design, you might want to use this handy renovation cost…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 8:46 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

Reno Costing

Reno Costing

It does sound very cheap. You'd probably want to check they're a registered building practitioner. To work out your costs, there's a renovation cost…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 8:29 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
2 September 2016

Draftsman SE suburbs of Melbourne

Draftsman SE suburbs of Melbourne

Hi, We're needing a draftsman to design deck/pergola for permits. Any recommendations welcome!!! Thanks in advance

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Gaudi
Sep 02, 2016 7:17 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
2 September 2016

Draftsperson recommendations SE suburbs Melbourne

Draftsperson recommendations SE suburbs Melbourne

Hi purrfection, who did you end up using and were you happy? I'm currently looking for draftsman for deck/pergola design for building permit Thanks Rob

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Gaudi
Sep 02, 2016 7:10 am
IvMike
IvMike
23 August 2016

Chinese Prefab Bungalow/Granny Flat

Chinese Prefab Bungalow/Granny Flat

Read this and you will probably want to have another think about the idea. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2189944. Personally, I wouldn’t want to live in…

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IvMike
Aug 23, 2016 8:35 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 August 2016

September 5 2016 Swinburne university workshop invitation

September 5 2016 Swinburne university workshop invitation

Interesting choice of words " to achieve their Vision" If it is rendering presentation software/services your offering Sponsored by marketing/Sales Software companies ..…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 17, 2016 10:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 July 2016

Art Deco renovation Murrumbeena - Melbourne Victoria

Art Deco renovation Murrumbeena - Melbourne Victoria

Looks great ! I love that front entrance. That thread looks great, unfortunately none of the pictures work anymore. Are you able to see them?…

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Stewie D
Jul 24, 2016 11:25 am

Hi everyone, This is my first time posting here, so hopefully the link to my image works. We are looking to purchase a property that has an outside laundry and I am…

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cellent
Jul 05, 2016 12:02 am

Where to start for taking out a wall?

Where to start for taking out a wall?

Load bearing wall? Power points in wall need moving? I agree, the carpenter is the first man to talk to, he'll spot it right away if a sparkie is needed. If no sparkie,…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 04, 2016 8:36 am

Colour Selection help please!

Colour Selection help please!

I'd go with professional advice. They know whats 'cool' in the marketplace now and will have better results on market. New modern exterior always makes a house look good.…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 04, 2016 8:29 am
fifiki
fifiki
3 July 2016

A pitched roof and a flat roof

A pitched roof and a flat roof

Thanks, Stewie D. Had one person say to me that the cost of building an extension beside the pitched roof (levelling off the back of the house) would be my entire budget…

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fifiki
Jul 03, 2016 10:19 pm


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