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myhouseph
myhouseph
25 October

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
1, 2, 3

All About Household Appliances, House Supplies Kitchen and Dining to know more visit this site:

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myhouseph
Oct 25, 2018 12:57 pm

Electrical quote

Electrical quote

Where are all the sparkies? Have I posted in the wrong forum?

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Frappe
Dec 10, 2018 8:04 pm

Does the bath go to the wall at the other end? I'd mover it up close to the wall by the vanity. I did one and put a hob at the and with an alcove so you could put a tidy…

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travelbug
Dec 08, 2018 9:57 am
travelbug
travelbug
8 December

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 9:53 am

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 9:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Cremorne35
Cremorne35
6 December

Opening up roof and sarking for wiring: common practice?

Opening up roof and sarking for wiring: common practice?

We're in need of installing some additional wiring and the only way to do that is to go through a roof cavity space that has no manhole access. The electrician…

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Cremorne35
Dec 06, 2018 2:23 pm

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 11:39 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 November

Load bearing - yes or no

Load bearing - yes or no

troy1888 A correct photo taken with the insulation removed over an internal wall would tell you they are trusses? Unfortunately, a builder can't advise you on the Truss…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 30, 2018 9:35 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi all, I am hoping someone can help..! My partner and I have just moved into a rental while weHi all, I am hoping someone can help..! My partner and I have just moved…

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Eva27
Nov 30, 2018 2:03 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
28 November

Goodbye 80s house... hello fresh, modern home

Goodbye 80s house... hello fresh, modern home

If your council allows it, a light covered roof will aid in keeping your home cool. Also, a more neutral colour (or even raw Zincalume) will give you flexibility if you…

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arcadelt
Nov 28, 2018 7:40 am
2019reno
2019reno
27 November

Renovating 1970's House - Help with Exterior Colours

Renovating 1970's House - Help with Exterior Colours

How about wallaby roof instead of monument if too dark? We are doing a 70s house too and considering wallaby roof, dune render. Not sure yet

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2019reno
Nov 27, 2018 11:06 pm
ksihra
ksihra
21 November

Adding alfresco to existing house

Adding alfresco to existing house

I have a similare situation.How did you go with your Alfressco ?

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ksihra
Nov 21, 2018 11:48 am

Hi all, Would love some opinions on our extension. We're adding an 8m extension on our 70's weatherboard cottage (existing 12m frontage) as per the photo. The current…

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felix_deLarge
Nov 14, 2018 7:49 pm

Hello, my apartment is divided in a way that wastes…

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Truetop
Nov 12, 2018 10:17 am

Over the weekend I had a go at doing this myself and have lifted one tile so far! In case anyone wants to try this themselves, here's what I…

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Stevo61
Oct 29, 2018 11:18 am

I recently had a carport built,, approx 4 months ago. Two posts on the same corner are starting to show 'cracks', about 3cm at the deepest point. My builder contacted wood…

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Archie711
Oct 28, 2018 8:12 pm
Althom
Althom
27 October

Insulated Garage Door OR Shade Sails

Insulated Garage Door OR Shade Sails

Our garage door faces west and in summer the garage is stinking hot. I've tried some foil backed insulation on the door which has helped but am now considering two…

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Althom
Oct 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Althom
saj41
saj41
26 October

Loft Project

Loft Project

Timber roof - central beam supporting the pitched beams you see in the pic.

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saj41
Oct 26, 2018 9:40 am
RenoMentor
RenoMentor
26 October

Cost of extension on weatherboard house

Cost of extension on weatherboard house

Hi Burtie, As structuralBIMguy has said, you probably need to give a bit more info. I feel for you in trying to understand if you’re being taken for a ride. Why…

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RenoMentor
Oct 26, 2018 9:28 am
RenoMentor
RenoMentor
RenoMentor
26 October

Renovating Costs - Augustine Heights Qld

Renovating Costs - Augustine Heights Qld

Hi Stashy, My first post and I hope I can be of some assistance! It’s so hard when you’re buying a property, trying to understand how much you’re going to spend,…

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RenoMentor
Oct 26, 2018 9:03 am
RenoMentor
Emcdermott85
Emcdermott85
20 October

Grey Pebble quarter by Dulux.

Grey Pebble quarter by Dulux.

Hi i am also going for a greige colour scheme. I tried grey pebble half on the inside and it is very warm (pinky red in reality). Unfortunately I don't have any pics of …

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Emcdermott85
Oct 20, 2018 1:49 pm

Hi All Can any one please advise what should I do . My painter filled all around my cable ends with expandable foam and now my roof cannot breath. Do I try to cut out the…

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Rob007
Oct 20, 2018 10:00 am
MJS
MJS
13 October

Renovating - raising ceiling height of a 4 year old 2 -store

Renovating - raising ceiling height of a 4 year old 2 -store

We’ve got regrets for not having a high ceiling on the ground floor. It is a 2 storey home. Is it too late to increase ceiling height? Has anyone done it? Your input…

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MJS
Oct 13, 2018 7:05 pm
meminiau
meminiau
11 October

Pool earthing rod missing

Pool earthing rod missing

Hi all We had a new pool put in a few months ago. I'm on the process of landscaping around it and I've found a wire coming from the concrete pool that I reckon is the…

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meminiau
Oct 11, 2018 3:34 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 October

DIY ideas?

DIY ideas?

Since you like reading and bird watching there, perhaps you could cover the cushions with fabric depicting your favourite Australian books or birds.

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arcadelt
Oct 07, 2018 10:32 am

We are the cheapest fabricator of solid surface a non porous non stain and repairable material we do 30 mm thick front edge or 40 mm thick front edge we can deliver the…

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Pacman19833
Oct 03, 2018 1:06 pm

Hi, We're in Melbourne. Want to build a new fully detached 6m x 6m carport, ideally with 4 posts, on a concrete slab, with rolladoor onto rear alley Doesn't attach to…

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sxwallac
Oct 02, 2018 9:40 am

Have just bought a 2 bedroom unit in a 20yo apartment. Need some help on sprucing up the kitchen and bathroom. Functionally they…

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Dezz
Sep 29, 2018 6:33 pm
spb
spb
29 September

Reblocking - do I need it?

Reblocking - do I need it?

I'm planning kitchen and bathroom renos. Kitchen will include removing a wall to open up to lounge, so I'll be adding some structural steel. I've started with getting a…

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spb
Sep 29, 2018 3:04 pm

It is not only spacer, but overall profile itself. For example, this is how one of the best profiles in the world look like - you can see that is not only warm spacers,…

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alexp79
Sep 05, 2018 12:50 am
Ape
Ape
2 September

Extending Floor Structure

Extending Floor Structure

The roof will be a simple 'lean to' roof, tucked underneath the existing eave. It's only 3 metres wide, sloping 5deg (I think, or the minimum allowed for colorbond). That…

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Ape
Sep 02, 2018 11:28 am
Lucie
Lucie
31 August

Render colours

Render colours

Hi We have classic cream windows and I’m looking for advice on best colour for exterior render - I am looking at Victorian Pewter

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Lucie
Aug 31, 2018 5:31 pm
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Althom
Aug 31, 2018 4:16 pm
Althom
DonnaP
DonnaP
22 August

Futuro door monitor

Futuro door monitor

Sorry but unsure of the model no. New system just moved in and it keeps flashing lights both on the front door button and flashing lights on panel inside the house. We…

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DonnaP
Aug 22, 2018 8:52 pm
dexx
dexx
18 August

Plasterer in Perth, WA?

Plasterer in Perth, WA?

The job is done. I can recommend Joel (0439526059) who did a great job at a reasonable price.

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dexx
Aug 18, 2018 4:38 pm
red wolf
red wolf
16 August

Before and After - exciting!

Before and After - exciting!

The transformation is wonderful!! Great job!

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red wolf
Aug 16, 2018 7:35 am
red wolf
red wolf
4 August

Review of layout for home extension

Review of layout for home extension

I think the layout of your home seems great. Best of luck!

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red wolf
Aug 04, 2018 1:51 am
red wolf
red wolf
28 July

Wardrobe doors help

Wardrobe doors help

No, I just have plain brown doors with no mirrors. But, adding a mirror is a good idea since it can help you get ready in the morning.

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red wolf
Jul 28, 2018 3:35 am
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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2018 7:49 am
StructuralBIMGuy
red wolf
red wolf
17 July

Basement ideas???

Basement ideas???

Hi, If you want to make your basement to have a more cozy feel I'd add a nice couch for people to sit on. Also, some comfy chairs so people can socialize will make the…

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red wolf
Jul 17, 2018 3:27 am

Extending a steel frame home

Extending a steel frame home

Yes, I'm doing the designs, engineering & Costings for one at the moment (OB) in perth/guldford It depends on your design? More info required You will need to leverage…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 16, 2018 9:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
raelph
raelph
14 July

foil backed insulation

foil backed insulation

I need some foil backed insulation but cannot find thick enough. R2 insulation is available in rolls and I thought if I add some silver sided sarking below the insulation…

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raelph
Jul 14, 2018 1:55 pm

Protecting Bottom Wall Plates in Brick Veneer Extension

Protecting Bottom Wall Plates in Brick Veneer Extension

mai-au Who approved your Flashing & Waterproofing details Are they code Compliant or certified as an alternate Solution? More info required

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jetbootz
jetbootz
1 July

Renovation rules in QLD

Renovation rules in QLD

thanks for reply . I was actually going to get a builder to do the reno - at 49% increase in size, then , about 6 months later , do that same thing again but knock over…

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jetbootz
Jul 01, 2018 6:01 pm
BellaFW
BellaFW
29 June

Looking for a Project Manager

Looking for a Project Manager

Hey, last time we did renovation we hired inOne. They did really a lot of work for us, as we wanted to make a part of house our office. It was a hell of project, but they…

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BellaFW
Jun 29, 2018 7:42 pm

Hi guys, I'm after a supply of western red cedar to clad the outside of a bedroom, aiming for it to look something like this: If anybody knows where to get it, and a…

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