Renovation + Home Improvement
free willExtending a single storey to a double possible?
15 July 2011
We are looking to demolish the old extension to our house (about 2 squares) and add 15 squares over two stories to make a total of about 25 squares. This will cost about…
Darren StewartHelp/Question about skirting boards with a pic
17 July 2011
If you change the architrave's and run the sides all the way to the floor, replacing the section in between the new arch's with a flat piece of matching timber ( looks…
chuth77Moving phone, internet and TV connections
20 July 2011
By all means you can move your TV points... No drama's there and Bunnings will even sell you the various suitable terminations and crimps you'll need... Moving phone and…
vltAny restrictions on building walls next to windows?
26 July 2011
Thanks everyone, I'm not to worried about the boundary as it seems to be standard to build to the boundary in our area (particularly when the…
ChristsnpMove internal wall between bedrooms
30 July 2011
Thanks for the post, thanks for breaking it down for me, I thought it really wasn't a big job. We are not handy, so will need to find a builder or good handyman. Thanks again
catrionaa84Decking/Pergola companies in Adelaide
31 July 2011
Hi everyone, We are looking at getting a new deck and pergola installed (definately don't want to do the work ourselves as we dont have the skills and would rather pay to…
GBusernameSplitting existing corner house into two dwellings
3 August 2011
Hello all, Great forum. Considering splitting corner allotment house into two houses, as in a duplex, and adding second floors to both halves. Has anyone had any…
eyspyExtend backwards or upwards, which one is cheaper?
8 August 2011
Cost ??? Hmmm ? Similar. But, BUT ? Think long and hard about going up. The disruption will be greater. The downstairs will be disrupted by the up stairs. Weather if…
JeremyheyesBudget Kitchen, Bathroom Reno Tradesmen Recommendations PLZ!
12 August 2011
If you send the pictures of the kitchen then it would be good. Then we can see which should be where.
mecha-wombatI HATE HATE HATE MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!
14 August 2011
oh I can say that moving from our home of 7 years into a rental while we wait for our build as re-affirmed that we are doing the right thing with our new home the passive…
Darren StewartCornice - putting new conice over old 55mm cove cornice
15 August 2011
Exactly what I was going to say, but it's not that difficult to remove the old 'cleanly' if required. You just have to go along the top and bottom edges with a utility…
eyspycan you convert brick veneer with weatherboard cladding
15 August 2011
A spade is a shovel .......
How Hard Can it BeHow can you tell if it is a structural wall
15 August 2011
Architect you are very right - we should just get someone in to go over everything. I guess because we are really just tossing around ideas at the moment and trying to get…
11seasideFor Sale Arto Statesment Stainless Steel Square Mixer
18 August 2011
For Sale 1 x Brand New in Box Never Opened Arto Statesment Stainless Steel Square Mixer Latest Style great looking mixer. RRP - $720 Highest Bidder at End of…
downundersirBathroom/Laundry extension roof/flooring issues
27 August 2011
Hi, i am not a builder. But i had a not dissimilar situation, we poured a slab at ground level & lived with steps. The laws in NSW have changed recently, best to seek…
SunshihanRennovating on existing structure or to renovate outwards up
29 August 2011
I think you can easily add the wall on your upstairs, but to remove a internal wall, any professional builder will need engineer plan for that. also about the small…
SunshihanBuilding in upstairs verandah - comments welcome!
29 August 2011
I like your WIR, big area. Do not need to keep it open, you already have enough space for your master room. And If I build that, I may close that door and have open left…
IZofSABuilding decking/pergola serparately or at same time?
7 September 2011
McLovin - it is better to build them at the same time to achieve the seamless look. The outside timber posts to which the decking bearers and joists are attached should…
rocketshipEnclosing an outdoor area at the front of the house
13 September 2011
Maybe post a photo, might help get a clearer picture of what you currently have. Sorry, I'm no help with cost estimates.