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Raising a house and building in

Raising a house and building in

Sorry I should clarify, when I say enclose, I obviously don't mean a completed project, just the walls. What would this set me back?

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djblurr
Jun 29, 2017 4:45 pm

Tile before or after installing a vanity

Tile before or after installing a vanity

I do not see any problem in doing so because normally tiles can be customized according to the new size that you need. Yes, your contractors might have a harder time…

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CameronRobertson
Jun 28, 2017 7:20 pm
CameronRobertson

Hey folks, Over the next few months, I'll be…

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dwain
Jun 26, 2017 11:00 am

Terrace/Floating Concrete Slab - Help needed

Terrace/Floating Concrete Slab - Help needed

@Speck Thanks for the photos You will need to get the engineering reinforcement details from the Council and have an engineer check them properly At a glance I would say…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 26, 2017 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Brent06
Brent06
20 June

Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

plaster plus coat it properly so that it might not be noticeable, same shade with the rest . whisk a little art

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Brent06
Jun 20, 2017 11:05 pm

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
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 June

Tile removed and left with a 70mm height for carpet

Tile removed and left with a 70mm height for carpet

I'm surprised you can't lift the tiles without lifting the bedding layer. Is the bedding layer so brittle?

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arcadelt
Jun 19, 2017 6:20 pm

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Do have a list of must-haves that you want to have with your kitchen renovation? I think The Pinnacle Kitchen Company can help you with it. Just let me know more of the details.

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Troy Garland
Jun 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Kirralie87
Kirralie87
15 June

An alternative to Gyprock that is just as cheap?

An alternative to Gyprock that is just as cheap?

Cool thank you. I will look into that. I'm not super stressed about the price, but figured I would write that so top of the range products weren't suggested. Being that we…

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Kirralie87
Jun 15, 2017 10:54 am

Pergola but a motorised one

Pergola but a motorised one

Hello, I am looking to get like a semi usable space at my house. Pergola is nice but i need like a retractable roof. I found a few companies. I seen one by oztech but i…

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yorre oshe
Jun 09, 2017 4:14 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
2 June

Floorboards

Floorboards

In my opinion, real timber has a "warmer" look, sound and feel, while laminate timber is "colder". That said, there are very nice laminates on the market and they will…

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arcadelt
Jun 02, 2017 11:39 am
starmart
starmart
31 May

Bedroom sizes

Bedroom sizes

Thanks so much algernon, that is incredibly helpful! I really really appreciate your feedback! We might keep the three big bedrooms and look at building in our front porch…

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starmart
May 31, 2017 11:09 am

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

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?
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@vinothkumar It doesn't matter how much Architecture costs wherever it comes from.. you can give it away for free if you wish? but If the engineering and construction is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 24, 2017 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
22 May

Extending a home with 2.4m ceiling: New section 2.7m or 3m?

Extending a home with 2.4m ceiling: New section 2.7m or 3m?

I think it depends on the size of the rooms. In smaller rooms 2.7 would feel more proportionate, but in larger rooms you could get away with 3.0 or even higher.

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arcadelt
May 22, 2017 9:08 am

Can anyone please tell me best company for kitchen respray i

Can anyone please tell me best company for kitchen respray i

Hello friends, please help me to choose the best company for respraying my kitchen cabinet...

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albertsean
May 18, 2017 5:45 pm

Trying to choose between Hebel Powerwall and Foam Cladding

Trying to choose between Hebel Powerwall and Foam Cladding

Straw has great thermal properties as well as Foam..But most remember the Story of the "The Three Little Pigs" who built from Brick, Sticks & Straw

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 18, 2017 11:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi Everyone, I am currently doing an owner build and stuck on what I should be doing under the decking of our alfresco. Should I be laying Scyon sheeting, battens and…

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Turnerbuild
May 11, 2017 6:23 am
Harpies
Harpies
10 May

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

Listen to the builders W2160. From my thread on designing you own home: "One very useful (and somewhat amusing) bit of advise came from my nephew's boss. He owns a home…

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Harpies
May 10, 2017 5:52 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 May

Tiling in herringbone style

Tiling in herringbone style

It's a very fiddly pattern, because every edge tile needs to be cut, which is not always the case with brick or stack pattern. Unfortunately, if that is what your tiler…

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arcadelt
May 10, 2017 10:39 am

Urgent Help with Paint Colours!

Urgent Help with Paint Colours!

Hello! Every person provided best views but if you still have any doubt then…

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albertsean
May 04, 2017 11:43 pm

NEED HELP HOME ADDITION

NEED HELP HOME ADDITION

hi friend , look at this website you can find a lot of items that you need :) http://www.artisanbazzarts.com/moroccan-artisanat/

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nickcampbel
May 01, 2017 6:23 pm

Got talked into removing the sills and I hate the outcome. The style is Hamptons/Queenslander/Colonial and the modern sills do not look right. If you did the same what did…

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ideaswoman
Apr 25, 2017 4:46 pm
ideaswoman
ecnal
ecnal
25 April

Renovation rip off

Renovation rip off

In our last house I built the basement myself. I bought a book at Home Depot called "how to build a basement" which became my…

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ecnal
Apr 25, 2017 3:05 pm
world2160
world2160
23 April

Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

Hi everyone, We are looking to add an extra floor to our existing brick veneer house. I know we have to get DA/CDC approved first. - Should we directly approach the…

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world2160
Apr 23, 2017 6:36 pm
banu
banu
21 April

Recommendations - renos on turn of century homes

Recommendations - renos on turn of century homes

A Coffee Finish Wallclock would look great on a turn of the century home. I bought one ( ) for $48 when I was having my house renovated. While doing the reno you might…

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banu
Apr 21, 2017 2:14 pm
banu
banu
21 April

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
gripina14
gripina14
20 April

interior designer cost ?

interior designer cost ?

It depends on how many works can the same employee do, but having always the truth about his/her professionality on it. Try to find some company that can do all the jobs…

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gripina14
Apr 20, 2017 12:13 am

Hi, I just had a question - would we need council approval (we are City of Wanneroo, WA) for a feature wall similar to the attached. It would be inside the fence line and…

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hwearing
Apr 19, 2017 5:53 pm
hwearing

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
wildcatwoody
wildcatwoody
15 April

External door openings

External door openings

Hi guys, Based on gold coast, keen to know what the laws are in creating extra external openings in my house? I have created a granny flat internally so want to remove a…

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wildcatwoody
Apr 15, 2017 7:09 pm
grinder
grinder
14 April

Insulating Raked Ceiling

Insulating Raked Ceiling

Probably you mean joist the space between them is 40 or 60 batts can be bought either siizes I have recently installed R6 gold batts so if you have roof space then go for…

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grinder
Apr 14, 2017 11:32 pm
grinder
drad81
drad81
11 April

excavation - Sydney sandstone

excavation - Sydney sandstone

Hi Adam, As a point of reference I was quoted $35,000 to excavate 400sqm of clay from a Sydney job. That's bulk excavation without detail.

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drad81
Apr 11, 2017 3:51 pm
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Tendious
Apr 04, 2017 11:41 am
theriver
theriver
31 March

Steps/stairs for residential property

Steps/stairs for residential property

That's great to hear. I don't quite know though if it was originally built like that, or whether it was later extended by the previous owners, as the property looks like a…

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theriver
Mar 31, 2017 5:30 pm
mick1990
mick1990
30 March

extension on top of Garage with a shared wall?

extension on top of Garage with a shared wall?

You'll definitely need approval from the council and from your neighbours - had a mate that made an extension on a shared wall and he had some issues getting the wiring…

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mick1990
Mar 30, 2017 10:52 am
mick1990
mick1990
30 March

Trying to strip wallpaper over woodpaneling

Trying to strip wallpaper over woodpaneling

Hi guys, For whatever reason the previous owners used wallpaper over some nice wood pannelled walls in the rumpus. I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of it without a…

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mick1990
Mar 30, 2017 10:48 am
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buildX
Mar 30, 2017 9:30 am
buildX
Ursh
Ursh
30 March

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
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Its not as easy as shows like The Block make it out to be. Here are some inspirational pics for when your ready to do your bathroom

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Ursh
Mar 29, 2017 11:18 pm
rvrolla
rvrolla
28 March

Uneven tongue and groove flooring

Uneven tongue and groove flooring

I would be more concerned in repairing what had caused the drop - do you have any ideas?

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rvrolla
Mar 28, 2017 8:28 am
bryn
bryn
24 March

Renovation - new floorboards - staircase?

Renovation - new floorboards - staircase?

Yes, a number of the better floating floor systems have stair nosing as a product, so you use the nosing piece as the edge and then standard boards for the tread & riser.…

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bryn
Mar 24, 2017 11:10 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
21 March

Owner Builder Insurance

Owner Builder Insurance

Hi Debshere, I know this is a late reply, but we are still around (thanks for the mention Beetaloo). It's been a while since we were affiliated with Westcourt though. Now…

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Allrisk
Mar 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Allrisk
Our Build123
Our Build123
20 March

Quoting for a renovation?

Quoting for a renovation?

It really comes down to what your time is worth. Have decided on your hourly rate and laid out an estimate of time for each task? Generally if it's labour only I'd calc…

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Our Build123
Mar 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
15 March

Removing brick internal walls - Californian bungalow Sydney

Removing brick internal walls - Californian bungalow Sydney

It's hard to say a ball park cost without seeing a rough plan or photos, feel free to upload some. https://youtu.be/_DlwtgzXVQw Kind Regards James Mason - Our Build.

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Our Build123
Mar 15, 2017 10:00 am
Our Build123

Hi all I have an old brick and tile house, 1940s, and in the original part of home the walls have a textured paint finish to them - see below I would like to smooth…

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f1jez1980
Mar 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
10 March

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
farmmum96
farmmum96
7 March

Master Bedroom Help!

Master Bedroom Help!

What are the dimensions? I'm assuming if it was a single car garage it was minimum of 3.5 metres, possibly 4m wide? The master bedroom in my house is only 3.5m wide…

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farmmum96
Mar 07, 2017 10:32 pm
farmmum96
farmmum96
7 March

Sound proofing between granny flat and house

Sound proofing between granny flat and house

The door is not on that wall (it's a 4.8 metre straight wall with no windows or doors etc), however both the adjoining bedroom and the studio have doors opening onto a…

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farmmum96
Mar 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Chris47
Chris47
7 March

Extension Ideas Pls

Extension Ideas Pls

yea sure ill draw the full block its over 750sq and post it here. Once again thanks for your suggestion.

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Chris47
Mar 07, 2017 9:07 am
bryn
bryn
6 March

Flooring - Tiles next to Engineered Timber

Flooring - Tiles next to Engineered Timber

Under floorboards you would use masonite not cement sheet generally, but yes it adds up. Whats the existing surface- if its concrete you wont need a cement sheet under…

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bryn
Mar 06, 2017 3:47 pm


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