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EpicDNA
EpicDNA
24 June 2021

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
1, 2, 3

About to embark on our first (and hopefully only) renovation of our family home Feel free to pop by and share our advice / knowledge. :)

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EpicDNA
Jun 24, 2021 10:47 pm
EpicDNA

Pro finish tiling group

Pro finish tiling group

The wallopers will just say it's a civil matter.

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SaveH2O
Apr 15, 2024 2:58 pm
SaveH2O
Budapest
Budapest
9 April

Proposed walk in linen

Proposed walk in linen

Do you really want to accommodate the window? What is on the outside of the window? Do you want to be able to see your towels from outside? I would blank the window from…

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Budapest
Apr 09, 2024 3:56 pm

thought I attached this

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mogli
Apr 06, 2024 10:02 pm
oklouise
oklouise
5 April

Choosing easier lot for extension/renovation.

Choosing easier lot for extension/renovation.

are the three properties in the same suburb and/or close to your preferred services, where is north on each property and are the blocks all relatively flat, what is the…

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oklouise
Apr 05, 2024 12:57 pm

Is this what you talking about

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gemclinton03
Mar 28, 2024 3:26 am
jagberg
jagberg
11 March

Renovation - swapping kitchen and bathroom and other fix ups

Renovation - swapping kitchen and bathroom and other fix ups

I recently went through a similar renovation and move scenario when updating our family home. We also swapped some rooms around and tackled a major…

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jagberg
Mar 11, 2024 11:41 pm
sydney_kings
sydney_kings
10 March

Fittting Lower Ground entry door/landing in 2200mm of FFL

Fittting Lower Ground entry door/landing in 2200mm of FFL

I am looking to design an entry door to a lower ground basement that has 2200mm between the external entry height to FFL of the ground floor. This door will provide an…

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sydney_kings
Mar 10, 2024 11:23 am

Tradie charges to fix his mistake

Tradie charges to fix his mistake

Unless there were unforeseeable issues with the site, I dont think you should have to pay for contractors errors or poor planning. I'd probably try and be reasonable and…

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supersleuth
Mar 07, 2024 4:46 pm
EmmaBarron3
EmmaBarron3
29 February

Home Noise Reduction/Soundproofing

Home Noise Reduction/Soundproofing

Upgrading your windows to soundproof ones, like triple-glazed, can make a significant difference. While changing window…

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EmmaBarron3
Feb 29, 2024 2:10 am
EmmaBarron3

i think option 2 is much better with easy access to the garden without having to walk through the new sunroom which makes it a better room for guests and TV .a simple…

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oklouise
Feb 27, 2024 7:44 pm

Hi there, we have classic cream gutters, fascia’s, roller door and undercover carport. We are are going to paint the roof a terracotta orange colour. After some…

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BenLan
Feb 26, 2024 6:02 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
23 February

Smooth out / remove slate tile fireplace

Smooth out / remove slate tile fireplace

I would probably render it and then paint it as per your other advice, or gyrpock over the top.

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Ashington Homes
Feb 23, 2024 5:05 pm
Ashington Homes
yujingsz1990
yujingsz1990
22 February

roof structural repair

roof structural repair

Thanks for the information.

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yujingsz1990
Feb 22, 2024 9:27 pm
ChrisG777
ChrisG777
8 February

Offset Hinges

Offset Hinges

Yes, I had already tried searching those. In the end I am fabricating my own.

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ChrisG777
Feb 08, 2024 11:37 am
Robert.Clairs
Robert.Clairs
5 February

1st Storey addition vs Lower level excavation

1st Storey addition vs Lower level excavation

Hi there, We’ve recently had plans approved to add a 1st storey addition to our existing house for a growing family in Sydney. With the current cost of building…

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Robert.Clairs
Feb 05, 2024 3:15 pm

Hi everyone, Newbie renovator here, after some advice for combining our family room in the picture and the alfresco and make a larger family room. There is a flush sill…

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Reez
Feb 02, 2024 6:45 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
2 February

Patching Holes in EPS foam walls

Patching Holes in EPS foam walls

Oh no! I would use a can of expandable foam ( there are some that will take render) then cut it back and render over the top

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Ashington Homes
Feb 02, 2024 4:52 pm
Ashington Homes
Pavlo
Pavlo
26 January

Terracotta roof draft issues

Terracotta roof draft issues

Hi everyone I have a terracotta tiles roof When I climb inside the roof cavity I can feel that there is a draft inside the roof as the wind goes through the roof which is…

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Pavlo
Jan 26, 2024 1:11 pm

Hi Would love some advice on a DIY project I've dived into that's now keeping me up at night. We've got a cool 1970's Mid Century style house here in NZ and have always…

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Lukeluke
Jan 23, 2024 7:46 pm

Hi, Apologies - I know there is plenty out there on this but struggling to put together the puzzle. We're planning our garage/external laundry to master bedroom and…

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sejj
Jan 22, 2024 6:38 pm
building-expert
building-expert
20 January

Roof Load Width Needed

Roof Load Width Needed

Any structural alteration to your home requires building permit. Before you get it you will have to supply plans with structural assessment, you will also be removing…

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building-expert
Jan 20, 2024 10:31 pm
building-expert
JayB001
JayB001
20 January

Verandah repair - ledger attached to brick

Verandah repair - ledger attached to brick

Hi, I'll be starting on my verandah repair soon - replace ledger, rafters, roofing iron, flashing etc. (fascia board already done). My question is about the timber ledger…

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JayB001
Jan 20, 2024 1:39 pm
Pulse
Pulse
18 January

Stairs

Stairs

not sure how much but a “repair” should be ok, what ever that is technically

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Pulse
Jan 18, 2024 10:47 pm
building-expert
building-expert
14 January

Framing on floor joists

Framing on floor joists

Houses have been framed on floor joists since settlement, chipboard flooring is only around for 50 years or so, so why would it not be satisfactory? However exercise skill…

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building-expert
Jan 14, 2024 11:24 am
building-expert
wendlle
wendlle
31 December 2023

Backyard retreat or Granny Flat?

Backyard retreat or Granny Flat?

I think I know the answer but just checking to see if anyone has had experience with it. I want to build a small 20 square metre retreat in my backyard, it will have a…

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wendlle
Dec 31, 2023 6:45 pm
wendlle
Pulse
Pulse
21 December 2023

Extension roof and truss layout ideas

Extension roof and truss layout ideas

can’t see the plans

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Pulse
Dec 21, 2023 7:49 pm
Nickmof
Nickmof
15 December 2023

Old historical factory renovation - Damp Proof and Flooring

Old historical factory renovation - Damp Proof and Flooring

Hi all Am new to this forum. I want to get some ideas/info about how to manage an 80 year old factory restoration to convert to a residence. The factory floor is concrete…

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Nickmof
Dec 15, 2023 3:41 pm

Hi, have purchased a house with 2 single garage doors. The Centre pillar one side sits proud to the other. Can I change 2 doors into one. Please see picture.

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Rosie60
Dec 15, 2023 12:28 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 December 2023

Rumpus conversion to a master with ensuite

Rumpus conversion to a master with ensuite

From the information posted it looks to me your rumpus room is nothing more than extended garage. That will present a number of challenges. Single brick wall between…

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building-expert
Dec 12, 2023 10:54 am
building-expert
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chippy
Dec 12, 2023 2:42 am
chippy

1. Roof cleaning and paint - which colour do you recommend? I often see black/ dark grey in use these days but I would prefer…

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sydney01
Dec 03, 2023 1:19 am
ML24WA
ML24WA
29 November 2023

Extension cost - $3500/m2 reasonable?

Extension cost - $3500/m2 reasonable?

Seems good to me. I've been told $4-5k/sqm is reasonable in Perth.

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ML24WA
Nov 29, 2023 9:34 pm
Max23
Max23
20 November 2023

Expertise on keeping large pavers in place driveway

Expertise on keeping large pavers in place driveway

Appreciate that Chippy. I won’t do sand under pavers and will connect all up under pavers, however I was going to do: 1) Roadbase compacted with manual hand tamper 2)…

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Max23
Nov 20, 2023 12:25 am
Bek.H
Bek.H
18 November 2023

level the ground with self-levelling or yellow tongue PB boa

level the ground with self-levelling or yellow tongue PB boa

Hi guys, I want to do some floor levelling before laying the planks and am considering doing it with self-levelling or yellow tongue PB board. I am wondering which one…

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Bek.H
Nov 18, 2023 4:46 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
13 November 2023

Plumbing variation

Plumbing variation

Thats fine, but he still needs to provide an account of the wroks. otherwise you could judt demand whatever for whatever. Im ptetty sure his lawyer will not progress if…

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ponzutwo
Nov 13, 2023 8:35 am
Kate T
Kate T
12 November 2023

Beginner advice - how can we make this house work for us???

Beginner advice - how can we make this house work for us???

I posted the floorplan on Houzz.com forum and got some really good ideas and advice from people there. Then we reached out to a couple of renovation companies and one…

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Kate T
Nov 12, 2023 10:06 am
Althom
Althom
8 November 2023

Extending already approved patio

Extending already approved patio

If your patio is going to be 35 sqm then that's going to need Council Approval. The fact that they previously approved your 25sqm patio will be irelevant

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Althom
Nov 08, 2023 8:24 pm
Althom
Np1234
Np1234
30 October 2023

Extension cost

Extension cost

Hi Has anyone recently completed an extension in Melbourne. Any idea at what I'd be looking at for an extension of our living room (adding 4mx5m).

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Np1234
Oct 30, 2023 11:28 am
Donagh13
Donagh13
23 October 2023

Alternative to hallway?

Alternative to hallway?

Might cheaper to changer your idea of what makes a home, have you considered building a porch?

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Donagh13
Oct 23, 2023 11:27 pm
oklouise
oklouise
16 October 2023

Newbie to Home renovation: DIY?

Newbie to Home renovation: DIY?

a building inspector should be able to tell you about any major problems but we need a floor plan with dimensions to clarify options for extra bedrooms ... sometime an…

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oklouise
Oct 16, 2023 2:27 pm
building-expert
building-expert
13 October 2023

Renovating new home - Asbestos question

Renovating new home - Asbestos question

What you are looking at is fibrous plaster, true gypsum, it is cast on horizontal beds with fibers included to give strength. I has no Asbestos in it. Houses before 1985…

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building-expert
Oct 13, 2023 9:52 am
building-expert
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
4 October 2023

Sikaflex Pro instead of Window Flashing?

Sikaflex Pro instead of Window Flashing?

AFAIK, flashing is a minimum standard. Out of curiosity is your window glass stamped with AS requirements in any of the corners of each pane? Im almost certan if theyre…

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ponzutwo
Oct 04, 2023 8:43 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
10 September 2023

Hollow sounding new Hybrid flooring.

Hollow sounding new Hybrid flooring.

ShaneG We have been doing heaps of hybrid floors lately. The hollowness is caused by low spots in the slab or subfloor. No slab or particleboard floor is going to be…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 10, 2023 10:55 am
Ashington Homes
alexp79
alexp79
2 September 2023

Architect vs designer vs builder

Architect vs designer vs builder

Your build is relatively simple, I believe your job can be easily done by a good building designer, you really do not need to pay for the architect. Remember, architect's…

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alexp79
Sep 02, 2023 1:21 pm
Raecows
Raecows
30 August 2023

Builder has set mediation with Master Builders GC. Any tips

Builder has set mediation with Master Builders GC. Any tips

Thank you so much. This has been very helpful. We definitely wish to settle and get these people out of our life. They are trying to charge us interest on late…

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Raecows
Aug 30, 2023 1:03 pm
building-expert
building-expert
26 August 2023

Drilling into wall

Drilling into wall

I use Tramex moisture meter and it will tell me instantly if the wall is cement sheet or plaster or masonite but most people dont have the equipment.

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building-expert
Aug 26, 2023 10:18 am
building-expert

I have a home gym at home. It weights 150KG including the weight stack. I'm a big boy, around 150KG myself. I was thinking about moving it up stairs to the second…

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jorgo
Aug 24, 2023 11:03 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
19 August 2023

Easement and building garage to boundary

Easement and building garage to boundary

You should be able to encase the sewer but you will need it designed and approved and access to lot 580 to do the work

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Ashington Homes
Aug 19, 2023 1:22 pm
Ashington Homes

Your house roof does not show rusting other than some surface rust on the flashings. In my opinion you dont need to replace or paint the roof other than treat surface rust…

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building-expert
Aug 17, 2023 11:33 am
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