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Tile before or after installing a vanityTile before or after installing a vanity

I'd like to replace my existing vanity in my bathroom. I'm not sure if the floor tiles run underneath it or not. My home was built early 90's. The depth of my existing…

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heidi10
Apr 28, 2017 4:42 pm
NEED HELP HOME ADDITIONNEED HELP HOME ADDITION

Where is the entry planned, can't quite pick it up? Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Apr 28, 2017 7:00 am
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Architect Cost What is Reasonable?Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

We currently opened an office in NYC. Residential renovation projects make up the bulk of our work right now. We offer a fixed…

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Hopeful_Penguin
Apr 26, 2017 6:04 pm
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Renovation rip offRenovation 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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Hopeful_Penguin
Apr 26, 2017 6:02 pm
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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
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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
21 April
Recommendations - renos on turn of century homesRecommendations - 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
21 April
How to remove spray paint from floorHow 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
20 April
interior designer cost ?interior designer cost ?

Haha interesting, but seriously how much per hour can a painter charge in Australia, just to have an idea?

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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
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Weatherboad cladding for a orange brick veneer homeWeatherboad 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
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15 April
Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofingBathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Maybe a quick skim of base coat plaster and a top coat to finish should cover it. Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Apr 15, 2017 7:19 pm
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wildcatwoody
15 April
External door openingsExternal 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
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14 April
Insulating Raked CeilingInsulating 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
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LouBir
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14 April
Kitchen/laundry renovationKitchen/laundry renovation

Hi i tried to view the pics in the dropbox but can't get access. Do you have a floorplan I can look at?

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LouBir
Apr 14, 2017 9:10 am
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drad81
11 April
excavation - Sydney sandstoneexcavation - 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
31 March
Steps/stairs for residential propertySteps/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
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
30 March
Trying to strip wallpaper over woodpanelingTrying 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
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Ursh
30 March
Home Renovation BlogsHome Renovation Blogs
1, 2, 3

I usually refer Houzz and Apartment therapy. They are pretty good.

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Ursh
Mar 29, 2017 11:18 pm
rvrolla
28 March
Uneven tongue and groove flooringUneven 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
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
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21 March
Owner Builder InsuranceOwner 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
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Our Build123
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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
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LouBir
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19 March
Urgent Help with Paint Colours!Urgent Help with Paint Colours!

Hello, If you need help with painting or other types of work then you are in the same situation as me. For a long time I was looking for good professionals who would help…

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LouBir
Mar 19, 2017 11:48 am
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Our Build123
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15 March
Removing brick internal walls - Californian bungalow SydneyRemoving 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
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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
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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
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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
7 March
Sound proofing between granny flat and houseSound 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
7 March
Extension Ideas PlsExtension 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
6 March
Flooring - Tiles next to Engineered TimberFlooring - 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
bryn
6 March
Flat roof -Flat roof -

Why do you want a flat roof? How flat is "flat"? Colourbond can do 5% fall in some profiles. SIPS can do the same. Hebel could possibly do less with a waterproofing…

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bryn
Mar 06, 2017 3:44 pm
Apartment Bathroom RenovationApartment Bathroom Renovation

Hi @kitty1 if you are looking for renovation products for your apartment's bathroom, try dropping by to Renovation Kingdom in 9 Barney St North Parramatta or just…

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Our Build123
Mar 04, 2017 8:26 pm
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Mold in wall and door architraveMold in wall and door architrave

Trust your gut, if they have to do some repairs in that a anyway, then they can fix whatever you remove to satisfy your own interests. Kind Regards James Mason - Our…

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Our Build123
Mar 04, 2017 8:30 am
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qebtel
28 February
Villaboard vs tile underlayVillaboard vs tile underlay

Villaboard is impact & water resistant. Drill it and you'll find out. Tile underlay is not water resistant, you cannot use it to sheet a wall in a wet area, but you…

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qebtel
Feb 28, 2017 1:32 pm
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27 February
Planning a home renovation. Help!Planning a home renovation. Help!

Personally I'd go with a lighter neural colour if you want the rooms to feel bigger. You can spice the rooms up with coloured furniture if you want some colour for the…

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Our Build123
Feb 27, 2017 5:52 pm
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tfosydney
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27 February
External brickwall tilingExternal brickwall tiling

Hi there, It really depends on how uneven your brick work is, if it is only…

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tfosydney
Feb 27, 2017 12:41 pm
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buildX
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24 February
How to save money on renovationsHow to save money on renovations

Direct selling from manufacturers actually could save at least 20%-30% money. Oppein is the largest cabinetry manufacturer in Asia. If you would like to renovate your…

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buildX
Feb 24, 2017 12:51 pm
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StructuralBIMGuy
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21 February
Structural engineer - looking at foundations for extensionStructural engineer - looking at foundations for extension

Hi Loadchaos Your existing footings will need to conform with current Codes & Aust Standards eg. AS2870 residential footings, etc I suggest you sort ot you Plans &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2017 5:04 pm
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Hi - this is a picture of our house before we started renovations. Attached are elevations to give idea of what it will like when finished along with suggested colour…

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Nixy
Feb 18, 2017 6:27 am
Lotti
14 February
suggest me some low budget roofing solutions .suggest me some low budget roofing solutions .

I agree with Willey. We have an asphalt shingle roofing and it was installed by a…

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Lotti
Feb 14, 2017 9:42 am
DU86
9 February
SMALL EXTENSION TO BLUEBOARD HOUSESMALL EXTENSION TO BLUEBOARD HOUSE

i can give more details... what do you want to know... there is a sloping roof over the back part of house please see floorplans attached

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DU86
Feb 09, 2017 2:10 pm
Festivusoz
8 February
Retrofit wall insulation - weatherboard homeRetrofit wall insulation - weatherboard home

Thanks James for your feedback. I am looking into retrofitting sisilation as a u-shape between the studs. Then putting in some insulation. I think the batts are a little…

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Festivusoz
Feb 08, 2017 10:39 pm
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6 February
Renovating attic space above garageRenovating attic space above garage

Agreed with first comment, consultant a structural engineer. Kind Regards James Mason - Our Build. www.renovationjunkies.com.au www.ourbuildhandyman.com.au

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Our Build123
Feb 06, 2017 7:48 pm
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6 February
Subfloor supports: what are they used for?Subfloor supports: what are they used for?

Thank you both for your advice. My brother was given a time to put in an offer and he was just speculating I guess, from his very recent experience where the work done on…

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