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stoilkot
stoilkot
23 March 2011

Concreting

Concreting

Thanks to all for responding. In particular, to Bashworth. Very helpful. Cheers

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stoilkot
Mar 23, 2011 12:13 am
iknowboonie
iknowboonie
24 March 2011

Demolishing old extension to our semi detached house

Demolishing old extension to our semi detached house

It depends on which State you are in but in Victoria, you generally need a building permit for demolition if you are removing any external walls, balconies, part of a…

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iknowboonie
Mar 24, 2011 9:14 pm
tory
tory
28 March 2011

Reccommmendation for good builder / carpenter in Sydney??

Reccommmendation for good builder / carpenter in Sydney??

hi we are planning a large scale rennovation with our Sydney terrace.. but also have some smaller jobs such as the opening up of a enclosed balcony. would appreciate some…

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tory
Mar 28, 2011 1:38 pm
Gibbo
Gibbo
30 March 2011

Levelling before an extension is built?

Levelling before an extension is built?

Thanks for the reply mate, we have come to an arrangement with the builder, we basically told him he was taking the pi$$ and he stepped down. Cheers!

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Gibbo
Mar 30, 2011 11:40 am
fireater
fireater
5 April 2011

what order to have things done???

what order to have things done???

I would also do a bit of a safety check first. Is the wall load bearing? May require an engineer How old is the apartment? Is there a possibility that there may be asbestos?

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fireater
Apr 05, 2011 2:46 pm
Pippi
Pippi
6 April 2011

Renovation Finance advice.

Renovation Finance advice.

I reckon there's a few things you could do... 1. Do what you can to improve without borrowing. Paint doesn't cost a lot and you can do it yourself. Do a few small things…

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Pippi
Apr 06, 2011 6:48 pm
Pippi
donnam
donnam
6 April 2011

Bathroom door - Bifold?

Bathroom door - Bifold?

Yep we got one at the local door store.

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donnam
Apr 06, 2011 8:54 pm
Michelle
Michelle
29 July 2016

My new project...My new home

My new project...My new home
1 ... 48, 49, 50

I know how you feel, same here! ::kiss::

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Michelle
Jul 29, 2016 10:02 pm
Michelle
kiwichick
kiwichick
11 April 2011

Questions to ask builders references

Questions to ask builders references

We had our lawyer check our builder when we did our renovation to check he was solvent, not in any financial difficulty, also his building company was registered…

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kiwichick
Apr 11, 2011 2:59 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
11 April 2011

Pergola design

Pergola design

I find that Googling for images of something you are after, like Pergolas, turns up heaps of…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Apr 11, 2011 7:57 pm
bashworth
bashworth
13 April 2011

working out average ceiling height.

working out average ceiling height.

Hi The following post explains what can be excluded as 'storage eaves" from the total floor area. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=163 As for working out the heights it…

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bashworth
Apr 13, 2011 6:13 pm
bashworth
jess p
jess p
15 April 2011

what sort of tradie would help with this?

what sort of tradie would help with this?

we had our plumber do it, they usually have a jack hammer and all sorts of crazy drills to do the job....my plumber is actually pretty handy, i always thought they just…

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jess p
Apr 15, 2011 9:47 pm
jess p
jess p
16 April 2011

Buying Paints? Sydney

Buying Paints? Sydney

hey have you heard of freecycle? its i think through yahoo. You sign up and people around sydney give away extra things they dont need...sometimes spare tiles and home…

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jess p
Apr 16, 2011 2:05 pm
JanetB
JanetB
18 April 2011

I've bought a house!

I've bought a house!

Well we've had a few busy weeks with friends staying, visiting family and occasions however hoping all will be calm now until we're into the new house. Yes the Finance…

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JanetB
Apr 18, 2011 10:35 pm
qonyx
qonyx
22 April 2011

Have you ever had a retaining wall dispute with developers?

Have you ever had a retaining wall dispute with developers?

I'm not quite sure if this is the same situation, but it sounds similar. We just had to suck it up and forgo $3k in additional retaining to level…

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qonyx
Apr 22, 2011 7:35 pm
qonyx
Lilmsreno
Lilmsreno
25 April 2011

My renovations......so far

My renovations......so far
1, 2

:D Wow thanks heaps for that....it's now given me a view of what it looks like....i'll have to show hubby when I get a chance....I like alot ::

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Lilmsreno
Apr 25, 2011 1:27 pm
Lelo
Lelo
25 April 2011

Renovating first Apartment - help please

Renovating first Apartment - help please

Hey, I have just purchased an apartment in Perth too and am also planning on doing something similar. Check out my blog on it =) http://myfirstapartmentreno.posterous.com/ Lelo

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Lelo
Apr 25, 2011 2:42 pm
kyton
kyton
29 April 2011

what's in stall for us, extending house?!

what's in stall for us, extending house?!

It cost us $20k just to install a new kitchen (flatpak so we did all the work), new bathroom and new flooring in a tiny 2 bedroom house. That was using the existing rooms…

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kyton
Apr 29, 2011 3:20 pm
kyton
Queen Bee
Queen Bee
2 May 2011

Patching Timber floor

Patching Timber floor

We did the same - ripped out robes and a wall from the 1950s part of our place leaving holes in the cypress floor. We had it patched with new cypress boards and polished…

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Queen Bee
May 02, 2011 2:44 pm
Queen Bee
unvme
unvme
3 May 2011

Two storey Pavillion addition to rear of single storey house

Two storey Pavillion addition to rear of single storey house

Hi, I want to add a two-storey pavillion type extension to the back of a single storey house (see pic)…

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unvme
May 03, 2011 4:53 pm
kiwichick
kiwichick
4 May 2011

Gathering ideas for renovating an older home

Gathering ideas for renovating an older home

Really difficult to predict costs for a renovation. We had a certain amount of money we wanted to spend, however it came out 25% higher in the end when all was finished.…

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kiwichick
May 04, 2011 3:07 pm
kyton
kyton
4 May 2011

re painting terrace fencing question

re painting terrace fencing question

You could use a grinder couldn't you? You would have to be very careful no matter what method you used to ensure that the metal underneath was still in good nick. The…

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kyton
May 04, 2011 4:13 pm
kyton
snoofie
snoofie
11 May 2011

Traditional Brick Fireplace

Traditional Brick Fireplace

Good Evening all We are nearing completion of our new home and the one thing we could not justify at the time was to get a fireplace. We would dearly love one in the…

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snoofie
May 11, 2011 8:24 pm
snoofie
kayandandy
kayandandy
11 May 2011

Good builder for small job in Perth?

Good builder for small job in Perth?

Yes, I know an amazing bloke who can do your knocking down, rebuilding, ceilings and organize the other trades. If you look at my thread in owner builder section there are…

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kayandandy
May 11, 2011 11:49 pm
GeorgieM
GeorgieM
12 May 2011

please help! Builders in melbourne???

please help! Builders in melbourne???

you should look for testimonials! and this forum is a great place to start! im guessing you are looking for a company to do the work? majority of them would have…

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GeorgieM
May 12, 2011 3:55 pm
BuildingSA
BuildingSA
15 May 2011

Adding storage space in attic with Strutts ???

Adding storage space in attic with Strutts ???

We are having a house built with Format with a blue steel frame , we had hoped to add in the future a storage space in the roof with proper walls / floor ect . Apparently…

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BuildingSA
May 16, 2011 12:30 am
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
17 May 2011

*For Sale* Timber Doors with Translucent Glass!!!

*For Sale* Timber Doors with Translucent Glass!!!

Post this over on propertyinvesting.com forum or even somersoft.com.... I'm sure someone will love them :)

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RenoTeam
May 17, 2011 7:11 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
18 May 2011

Banyule council prob with application for planning permit

Banyule council prob with application for planning permit

You can get all the info you want of the council website. Go to the Banyule website. Then go to planning and building regulations. If you read through those it will give…

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tjilpi
May 18, 2011 5:50 pm
BuilderPaul
BuilderPaul
18 May 2011

Advice on addition of a carport and room above

Advice on addition of a carport and room above

Dave, 1. You can't use the carport slab to support the addition. They are only about 100mm thick. You have to look at this as though the driveway is not there. 2. You are…

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BuilderPaul
May 18, 2011 7:18 pm
dale-reardon
dale-reardon
21 May 2011

Replacing roof in Hobart Tasmania

Replacing roof in Hobart Tasmania

Hi, I am wanting to get some quotes on re-roofing an old house in Hobart Tasmania. Thus far I've had one verbal quote yet to be confirmed in writing and it was 20000…

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dale-reardon
May 21, 2011 9:49 pm
joles
joles
24 May 2011

Renovating v's Demolishing and rebuilding

Renovating v's Demolishing and rebuilding

There's been a few other forumites in the same position as Sheznay and once you start doing reasonably involved renos, it becomes less and less viable to reno and more and…

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joles
May 24, 2011 6:57 pm
joles
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
24 May 2011

Supporting timber beam

Supporting timber beam

u will need too let somebody know how much roof load is being surported by that beam,although in todays beam programms i wouldnt think that bean would be sufficient. most…

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trishcoastie
May 24, 2011 7:56 pm
trishcoastie
xquisite
xquisite
25 May 2011

Cosmetic fix-ups

Cosmetic fix-ups

I'm assuming there would be no issue with removing them but wasn't sure if there were regulations about…

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xquisite
May 25, 2011 9:51 am
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ricaluanna
May 26, 2011 12:08 pm

Hi, Has anyone seen or used Duraplank for cladding on their house? Apparently it's a new range from Austech which looks a lot better than their current vinyl cladding…

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sco77k
May 27, 2011 10:12 am
sco77k
go baby go
go baby go
27 May 2011

Small bathrrom reno, advice would be great!

Small bathrrom reno, advice would be great!

Hi gfish. Im not sure how handy you are or how much you are prepared to do but here is some hot tips.... If you are in an old 1970s 1980s apartment building the waste…

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go baby go
May 27, 2011 11:11 pm
mavisbm
mavisbm
30 May 2011

Sliding Doors and Windows

Sliding Doors and Windows

I'm looking at replacing 6 windows and centre glass door with two windows either side of sliding door (so doesn't involve any wall cut). Length in total is about 5…

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mavisbm
May 30, 2011 2:10 pm
melcur
melcur
31 May 2011

What should I know before extending?

What should I know before extending?

I understand that they are not going to invest hours into the details of a job when they're not even sure they've…

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melcur
May 31, 2011 2:52 pm

Removing tiles from plasterboard walls

Removing tiles from plasterboard walls

Thanks everyone. Answers my question at least :D . We do a lot of bathroom reno's. Cut the plasterboard sheets 1200mm from the floor all…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jun 03, 2011 2:28 pm
haghlay
haghlay
4 June 2011

Renovate small or large

Renovate small or large

If the house is that old it would most likely have asbestos sheeting (unless renovated in the last 25 years or so), so if you are going to renovate I would factor in costs…

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haghlay
Jun 04, 2011 9:20 pm
haghlay
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
5 June 2011

Replacing outside window with something else

Replacing outside window with something else

Have you got something like Flickr or Photobucket which you could post a link?

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JazzyJess
Jun 06, 2011 12:29 am
Sdegraaf
Sdegraaf
8 June 2011

Calling all tradies

Calling all tradies

Hi, Any light weight cladding material fixed with sarking over the existing timber frame will be the best option. Consider using any of the following: Shadowclad…

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Sdegraaf
Jun 08, 2011 10:27 am
camelia
camelia
12 June 2011

waterproof paint

waterproof paint

Hi Simon, I have a south-facing wall at the side of my house that is constructed with villaboard. I know that villaboard is not waterproof only water-resistant...and…

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camelia
Jun 12, 2011 11:55 pm
Lee75
Lee75
13 June 2011

How to remove an old bath?

How to remove an old bath?

Thanks -we tried the wrench but no luck it was all just turning around.. Took to it with an angle grinder which I'm sure is going to cost us plumbing wise but at least we…

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Lee75
Jun 13, 2011 6:54 pm
Dollar
Dollar
14 June 2011

Biff's Reno - Updated Pics

Biff's Reno - Updated Pics
1 ... 5, 6, 7

:: :: :: Biff Congratulations on what I call a beautifully constructed/renovated home. I love everything about it. Your home is now on top of my fave list on the forum. Well done!

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Dollar
Jun 14, 2011 9:55 pm
rocky2812
rocky2812
15 June 2011

Concrete Roof renovation - Urgent Help

Concrete Roof renovation - Urgent Help

Hi, We are getting our concrete roof tiles repainted in charcoal and need an opinion as to what colour gutters and fascia to use. Am thinking 'Monolith' gutters from Ace…

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rocky2812
Jun 15, 2011 1:39 pm
netadelle
netadelle
17 June 2011

Removing wallpaper

Removing wallpaper

Depending on the age of the wallpaper it sometimes comes of quite easily. We tried to remove some wallpaper in an old 80's house. The steamer was taking forever and we…

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netadelle
Jun 17, 2011 8:35 pm
netadelle
ESB
ESB
18 June 2011

business from home and office garage

business from home and office garage

All Councils are different ... I worked from home as a Remedial Therapist when in Brisbane and I didn't need a permit, but I still had to abide by certain rules - had to…

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ESB
Jun 18, 2011 8:24 pm
ESB


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