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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 30, 2017 12:18 am

Building a new deck over concrete cancer

Building a new deck over concrete cancer

Hi I am now going through Australian Outdoor Living company that takes care of all the paperwork with council. It is more expensive though I don't…

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renotime
Oct 21, 2017 9:45 pm
trp35
trp35
16 h

First Time Renovation Costs

First Time Renovation Costs

I'm currently in the settlement period of my first property. I'm purchasing it in a bad suburb, as an investment property. I've had a look at other similar places, and I…

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trp35
Oct 21, 2017 6:10 pm

Melbourne renovation - where to start!?

Melbourne renovation - where to start!?

Hi, Not sure where you're located but we may be able to assist themakeovergroup.com.au Regards Richard@themakeovergroup

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themakeovergroup
Oct 20, 2017 7:42 am
hayroka
hayroka
19 October

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 5:31 pm

Full Gut renovation costs?

Full Gut renovation costs?

Hi Adzza83, You might want to try this to help you come to a reasonable figure. Regards Richard@themakeovergroup

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themakeovergroup
Oct 17, 2017 3:54 pm

Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

Hi World2160, It's always a bit of a chicken and egg conversation but you might like to use this Hope that helps. Richard@themakeovergroup

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themakeovergroup
Oct 17, 2017 3:49 pm

Advice about Northern Beaches Sydney builders

Advice about Northern Beaches Sydney builders

Kevin welcome to the forum The internet is pretty much controlled by google and this in a nutshell is how…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2017 12:16 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Recommended Sydney builders company for major renovation?

Recommended Sydney builders company for major renovation?

gobear you should save on Builders Margin & Profit but be mindful that some trades take advantage of owner builders and charge more, take short cuts and try it on ...if…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 13, 2017 10:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
10 October

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 9:24 pm

Storey Extension

Storey Extension

khp3294 If you ask a builder for ideas and to do a sketch with preliminary costings then he won't want you shopping his drawings and quote around to other…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 09, 2017 6:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
2 October

Where to start

Where to start

You'll need to send me a PM with your e-mail address so I can send it to you. It's in MS Word format, or I could convert to PDF.

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arcadelt
Oct 02, 2017 3:38 pm
Adv
Adv
27 September

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 4:15 am
Foddy77
Foddy77
25 September

Turning basement into liveable space

Turning basement into liveable space

Hello, I have a basement/underground garage that I want to turn into a livable space and I have a moisture concerns that I'm trying to overcome. Construction of ext…

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Foddy77
Sep 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
25 September

New window

New window

All exterior walls are structural as a basic rule of thumb, seeming you will need to install a lintel above the window opening to transfer the weight of the building off…

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Wade+Erica
Sep 25, 2017 4:42 pm
roger_b
roger_b
22 September

Give me ideas please

Give me ideas please

without seeing elevations, its difficult to just tack on rooms and not know what it is doing to the exterior look. At first glance you could add on to the front of the…

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roger_b
Sep 22, 2017 10:54 pm
Monash University
Monash University
19 September

How do you dispose of waste from your renovation?

How do you dispose of waste from your renovation?

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…

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Monash University
Sep 20, 2017 12:52 am
Monash University
algernon
algernon
19 September

Framing in old Queenslander

Framing in old Queenslander

Well, to be fair, this site has more of a focus on new home building, not renovating. There are other forums that focus on renovating - you're probably more likely to get…

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algernon
Sep 19, 2017 9:12 pm

Limited Time HALF PRICE COMPOSITE FreshDeck ™ Decking 50% Off Only $65 Per m2 and FREE Same Week Delivery! Payment After Delivery. Includes Concealed Stainless Steel…

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halfpricedecking
Sep 19, 2017 7:23 pm
halfpricedecking
roger_b
roger_b
19 September

Recessing fridge wall

Recessing fridge wall

No, I joists are for flooring. What arcadelt's picture shows something like a 170 x 35mm pine board. For a header, (lintel) they are doubled with a 20mm plywood strip…

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roger_b
Sep 19, 2017 11:01 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 September

Floorboards

Floorboards

You should - it looks lovely. Our timber is re-milled, so we have fault throughout, but we were expecting that.

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arcadelt
Sep 11, 2017 2:24 pm
hileo
hileo
9 September

Slab in garage

Slab in garage

Yes if good to do

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hileo
Sep 09, 2017 10:18 am
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September

Question: Things that you can build on your front yard.

Question: Things that you can build on your front yard.

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…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 6:08 pm
venom
venom
7 September

HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB
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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 3:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 September

Adding a bedroom above garage

Adding a bedroom above garage

Gtaf345 You're welcome, that was a quick e$timate, if you want it more accurate? Then have your reno 3D designed Modelled, 'Engineered and Data Quantified. The 3D Is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 07, 2017 10:42 am
StructuralBIMGuy
May5
May5
6 September

Renovation project coordinator

Renovation project coordinator

Anyone can recommend a person or firm to do a renovation for an apartment in Melbourne south eastern area? Need someone to coordinate flooring work, lighting, painting,…

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May5
Sep 06, 2017 9:08 pm
Jayden
Jayden
4 September

Awesome Renovation Competition I Found

Awesome Renovation Competition I Found

Hey guys! I found this awesome competition for a $500 voucher for Renovator Store. Fill out a form and that's it. I bought a stainless steel tap from these guys and it's…

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Jayden
Sep 04, 2017 11:35 am
Jayden
Meyoui
Meyoui
19 August

Render Colour Help+

Render Colour Help+

Sorry should have also noted window frames will stay too bronze.

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Meyoui
Aug 20, 2017 12:13 am
farmhousereno
farmhousereno
19 August

wallpaper dilemma

wallpaper dilemma

Hi, we have recently moved to a new farm and want to renovate the old farm house. The lounge and a couple of other rooms are covered in wallpaper. the lounge paper is on…

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farmhousereno
Aug 19, 2017 11:27 pm

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…

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Amalley
Aug 15, 2017 11:55 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 August

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 12:39 pm
ECOECO
amyaamanda
amyaamanda
9 August

Renovating bathroom

Renovating bathroom

Hello, yes you can use 6mm sheet, but there could be a risk if it is not installed properly. 16mm compressed sheet would be a good option. If you still confused go with…

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amyaamanda
Aug 09, 2017 11:32 pm
rbalse
rbalse
9 August

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 8:41 pm
Nienn
Nienn
6 August

Con-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?

Con-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?

Thanks, I'm seeing him tomorrow. I'll look up the Dept of commerce->Plumbers & Electrical Rego Board-> and enquire within :)

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Nienn
Aug 06, 2017 11:16 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
4 August

1950s plaster panels?

1950s plaster panels?

Well, I hope that's what happens.

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arcadelt
Aug 04, 2017 8:41 pm
chode1984
chode1984
3 August

Raising a house and building in

Raising a house and building in

30k will probably just include raising and stumping the house and depending on the size it might also include the disconnection and reconnection of services. It wouldn't…

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chode1984
Aug 03, 2017 2:34 pm
chode1984
Berek
Berek
2 August

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 10:10 pm

Sorry, but this is what I get when I try to look at your pictures. If you are using Tapatalk, you could upload them to Homeone directly, which might be easier.

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arcadelt
Aug 01, 2017 4:41 pm

Extension Ideas Pls

Extension Ideas Pls

I have the same issue. Want to add more space to my old house in Auckland. I hired professionals from a…

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Olivia Grin
Jul 31, 2017 8:20 pm
Olivia Grin
BigReno
BigReno
30 July

Re-rolling 'old style' bullnose verandah iron ... anyone it?

Re-rolling 'old style' bullnose verandah iron ... anyone it?

Hi all! We are in the process of tidying up an old cottage, built late 1890's in country NSW. It seems the bullnose iron / guttering is still from the original build :) I…

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BigReno
Jul 30, 2017 2:07 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
14 July

Which order for tiling a bathroom

Which order for tiling a bathroom

Rightly or wrongly the order that I tiled my bathrooms was as listed below: I did the floor last to prevent it from being damaged when tiling the walls. I also left…

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Beetaloo
Jul 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Beetaloo
arcadelt
arcadelt
14 July

Legal Question - Can I rescind/reverse a D.A modification?

Legal Question - Can I rescind/reverse a D.A modification?

You didnt get the Occ. Cert, so the condition of the Change of Use was not met. Since it wasnt approved, the classification is still Utility room I would think. What…

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arcadelt
Jul 14, 2017 1:32 am

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

I think it is not entirely impossible. Why is it that with sufficient and proper waterproofing, the floor will still experience leakage? That will only happen provided…

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CameronRobertson
Jul 11, 2017 4:35 pm
CameronRobertson

Electrical upgrades

Electrical upgrades

Milesy3153 You might need to upgrade to 3 phase into your house The electrician can tell by the number of cables/wire/size connected to your house

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2017 5:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

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 11:59 am
Our Build123
ziggyblur
ziggyblur
2 July

Wall options for 70's brick veneer extension

Wall options for 70's brick veneer extension

I live in an old 70's brick veneer home. We'd like to add a living area by slapping on a "box" at the back. Nothing complex. The original plan was to simply put up 3 brick…

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ziggyblur
Jul 02, 2017 11:00 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 8:20 pm
CameronRobertson

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 11:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy


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