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myhouseph
Oct 25, 2018 12:57 pm
Ziddy
Ziddy
Yesterday

Wardrobe doors help

Wardrobe doors help

You can ask the builder to change that to mirror door. As you said it will add more area to the bedroom. The builder will not be unhappy since it is your requirement he…

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Ziddy
Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm
simonk83
simonk83
16 January

Who to hire to divert rainwater on our sloping block?

Who to hire to divert rainwater on our sloping block?

Basically we have an issue with water running down under the house and causing water damage on our lowest floor (fairly extensive damage). We've spoken to the insurance…

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simonk83
Jan 16, 2019 8:46 am
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 7:25 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 5:15 pm
Mark from jimboomba
Mark from jimboomba
30 December 2018

Painting Underneath House

Painting Underneath House

Hello. I have an old queensland tgat has been relocated to my property. I am wanting to paint under the house. I plan to leave the ceiling exposed. It is just the…

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Mark from jimboomba
Dec 30, 2018 12:11 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 6:01 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 5:25 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 5:27 pm
meminiau
meminiau
22 December 2018

Question regarding screwing down deck

Question regarding screwing down deck

Hey everyone I've almost finished my deck!!! I have a quick question though.... I'm using 200mm by 50mm by 2.4 metre sleepers for the deck instead or traditional…

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meminiau
Dec 22, 2018 5:08 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 12:35 pm
amilelka
amilelka
18 December 2018

Floor Plan Advice

Floor Plan Advice

Hi i am agree with your point and i have seen your current floor plan, its looking amazing.

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amilelka
Dec 18, 2018 7:34 pm
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 10:35 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 4:00 pm

Want to change your bathroom look ,get new…

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travelbug
Dec 08, 2018 9:57 am
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 9:53 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 9:13 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 11:39 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 November 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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
RenoMentor
RenoMentor
26 October 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

DIY ideas?

DIY ideas?

Built in storage wardrobes for living room its the best option today for our office and home as well as you can add stylish wardrobes.

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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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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
Althom
Althom
31 August 2018

Gutter Guard in Melbourne

Gutter Guard in Melbourne

Got a top job done for $4750

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

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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

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