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StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 May 2016

Structural engineer to inspect wall cracking - Adelaide?

Structural engineer to inspect wall cracking - Adelaide?

Thanks that shows that the cracking is localized to the front of the house The reason I asked for photos of the the exterior is to determine (influence) factors…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 27, 2016 9:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster! I am buying a house with an enclosed pergola that has a BBQ area in the corner. My concern is that the area isnt ventilated…

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chucky20old
May 26, 2016 9:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 May 2016

Federation House - Wall Repair/Maintenance

Federation House - Wall Repair/Maintenance

Hi Andymac666 Welcome to the forum To be honest covering bad brickwork in bondcrete & then plasterboard, is a cheap and dangerous fix, it also adds nothing to the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 26, 2016 10:45 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Debshere
Debshere
25 May 2016

Renovation/extension Perth

Renovation/extension Perth

Hi all, i am new here, from Perth and just about to begin a big renovation plus extension to our house... So hoping to get LOTS of advice from you all ? My first…

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Debshere
May 25, 2016 8:42 am
Kari1
Kari1
24 May 2016

Confused about starting a renovation

Confused about starting a renovation

I would also recommend to contact a builder first and ask for the quote. This will help you in starting the renovation initially, focusing on your budget. This will also…

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Kari1
May 24, 2016 6:55 pm
ljrt
ljrt
22 May 2016

what do you think

what do you think

It will be on the smaller side - I work as a building designer and depending on your kitchen layout, minimum width we would layout for a galley style kitchen is 2700 (600…

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ljrt
May 22, 2016 9:39 pm
Lsaillard
Lsaillard
22 May 2016

Architect vs builder vs engineer

Architect vs builder vs engineer

Hi D101, There are companies that offer all these services under the one roof. Generally you start with the architectural plans. A good building designer will be able to…

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Lsaillard
May 22, 2016 8:40 pm
edge10
edge10
19 May 2016

Help adding a garage

Help adding a garage

look it may be the go to just update the current garage.. its not actually on the easement.. its my neighbours easement.. but the rules state 1m from boundary...

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edge10
May 19, 2016 2:47 pm
edge10
oneskyabove
oneskyabove
18 May 2016

Creating an entryway

Creating an entryway

Google flatpack cupboards you could build a book case or cupboard with the back of the bookcase or cupboard facing the door. Or alternatively you could put up a module…

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oneskyabove
May 18, 2016 1:04 am
danielviktori
danielviktori
17 May 2016

Where to start

Where to start

You can hire an home designer to decorate your home or office place.

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danielviktori
May 17, 2016 8:20 pm
Sridhar
Sridhar
15 May 2016

Recommendations for a professional renovating company in Mel

Recommendations for a professional renovating company in Mel

Hello, We are looking to get professional advice and a company that handles all the following: replacing old carpets with laminate…

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Sridhar
May 15, 2016 12:32 am
clh17
clh17
9 May 2016

Builder for extension in Adelaide SA

Builder for extension in Adelaide SA

Hi everyone, Im new to the forum. We are looking for a reliable, experienced and honest builder to knock and old sunroom area off of the back ofma solid brick 1950s house…

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clh17
May 09, 2016 9:02 pm
ChrisBirmele
ChrisBirmele
1 May 2016

Self supporting deck. Leave gap or butt against wall?

Self supporting deck. Leave gap or butt against wall?

I have a self-supporting outdoor deck (enclosed with roof) I want to resurface with cement sheets and then tile. The deck bearers are supported by brick posts. Is it…

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ChrisBirmele
May 01, 2016 4:39 pm
Joynz
Joynz
1 May 2016

Tiling over Timber Floorboards - Screed vs Sheet Underlay

Tiling over Timber Floorboards - Screed vs Sheet Underlay

Also, how are you sure there will be no more movement? If your house is on stumps, the floor slope in the kitchen may indicate that your stumps need replacing.

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Joynz
May 01, 2016 3:33 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 April 2016

Installing lights directly imported from the US

Installing lights directly imported from the US

Talk to an elecrtician or lighting shop in the Yellow Pages.

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qebtel
Apr 27, 2016 12:18 pm
qebtel
qebtel
22 April 2016

$11000 Qld building cap for home owners; ways to get around

$11000 Qld building cap for home owners; ways to get around

"the $11000 cap on trades doing work in a renovation on Qld " err no such thing.

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qebtel
Apr 22, 2016 2:40 pm

Has anyone had experience with exposed truss or beams with skylights or knows anyone who can do something like this?

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ValenciaOrange
Apr 21, 2016 12:08 pm

Hi guys! I could really use your help! My partner and I have purchased a lovely 2x1 which we knew would need to be renovated to add 1 x bedroom and 1 x bathroom to make…

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wegotagoat
Apr 20, 2016 1:31 am
mbassos
mbassos
19 April 2016

Ways to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

Ways to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

Hi all, I'm new and looking to do some renovation work throughout my kitchen and bathroom. I've been sourcing information off the internet and found an article on budget…

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mbassos
Apr 19, 2016 12:30 pm
juddy1987
juddy1987
17 April 2016

Cost of laying hardwood flooring vs 300x300 ceramic tiles

Cost of laying hardwood flooring vs 300x300 ceramic tiles

Hi, Wanting to know the price difference of getting someone to lay bamboo click system flooring vs laying 300x300 ceramic tiles, both over chipboard? cheers

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juddy1987
Apr 17, 2016 4:39 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
15 April 2016

Design programs

Design programs

I would think that SketchUp would be a good candidate. I've been using Blender 3D which works well, but may have a steeper learning curve than some others.

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oneJohn
Apr 15, 2016 2:58 pm
oneJohn
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
15 April 2016

Facade reno, rendering, facelift etc.

Facade reno, rendering, facelift etc.

I think it would be worth getting an architect to do a few concept sketches for you, then get a few builders to quote on it.

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 15, 2016 6:39 am
1960sModernistHome
latchland
latchland
14 April 2016

Sandy / Grinding sound under newly set bath

Sandy / Grinding sound under newly set bath

Thanks for the replies. I was thinking of using silicone but did something a little different last night which has worked flawlessly. Please read the whole sentence…

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latchland
Apr 14, 2016 10:21 am

Please forgive my ignorance if I am asking silly questions. Our house has been used wallpaper. We are planning to move. and the new place needs some serious renovation…

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thewall
Apr 14, 2016 9:52 am
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
12 April 2016

First Home Reno Project (Brisbane)

First Home Reno Project (Brisbane)

Are you planning on running the renovation yourself, as i, personally hiring each individual tradesman. If so, its pretty simple, just think about it like this. Dirtiest…

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rebuilder86
Apr 12, 2016 11:39 pm
excalibr
excalibr
12 April 2016

Rendering over non-brick elements eg weatherboard and timber

Rendering over non-brick elements eg weatherboard and timber

Thanks fingers-crossed, we seem to have found a renderer who'd take care of the carpentry side as well

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excalibr
Apr 12, 2016 4:52 pm
artmarnsw
artmarnsw
30 March 2016

HOW TO PRE-SEAL NATURAL STONE TILES

HOW TO PRE-SEAL NATURAL STONE TILES

In some cases when working with a very light, porous natural stone tiles product for example Limestone, Sandstone, it is recommended to pre-seal, before laying the…

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artmarnsw
Mar 30, 2016 8:52 am
artmarnsw
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 March 2016

Queenslander renovation and extension

Queenslander renovation and extension

Anything close to a large city centre that can can have either dual occ or or a second part of the property as a second income stream will always be sought after. I'd try…

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Stewie D
Mar 29, 2016 7:50 am

So we bought this house in SE Melbourne 5 months ago, and we were quite happy with the basic structure, orientation, layout etc, and the rest of the house was in good…

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Spyro P.
Mar 22, 2016 7:23 pm
hotshot
hotshot
16 March 2016

Roofing Crash Course needed!

Roofing Crash Course needed!

Impossible to tell without a picture.

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hotshot
Mar 15, 2016 11:54 pm
Shani
Shani
15 March 2016

Roofing Crash Course needed!

Roofing Crash Course needed!

Hi, I've got a 7200x3400 metal sheet roof carport (skillion)where I want to remove half of the roof - 3600x3400. I'd like to maintain the other half to later close it in…

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Shani
Mar 15, 2016 5:20 pm
Shani
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
10 March 2016

DIY Tile paint happy with it

DIY Tile paint happy with it

I will place a bet that it was taubmans white knight tile paint over tile n laminate primer for all posters. IF anyone used the flood product, they wouldn't have had any…

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rebuilder86
Mar 10, 2016 7:25 pm
Renov8it
Renov8it
10 March 2016

Ground Floor Extension (SYD) Small Builder Recommendations

Ground Floor Extension (SYD) Small Builder Recommendations

Hi We are looking to have a small extension done to the back end of the house. Removing an existing alfresco area and back fibro extension (built 30 years ago off the…

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Renov8it
Mar 10, 2016 6:36 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
8 March 2016

hebel and mortar

hebel and mortar

Can you bed them down with brick and mortar silicon? It will stick them and also not allow water under

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oldchippy
Mar 08, 2016 3:01 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
4 March 2016

Deck footing: Assistance required

Deck footing: Assistance required

If you are going to carry on with the same method,do yourself a favor and at least give those joists/battens a good coat of some sort of membrane paint.A lot of flat area…

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oldchippy
Mar 04, 2016 4:37 pm
abeauthome_blog
abeauthome_blog
2 March 2016

Our Kitchen Renovation ~ progress so far

Our Kitchen Renovation ~ progress so far

Hi Rebuilder86, Thanks for your opinion. Maybe I should have mentioned I'm going for a more coastal / scandi interior look. We are doing the external front elevation bay…

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abeauthome_blog
Mar 02, 2016 5:13 pm
abeauthome_blog
bashworth
bashworth
1 March 2016

Sunroom

Sunroom

Sorry I am a bit out of the loop for references

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bashworth
Mar 01, 2016 5:57 pm
bashworth
deejay08
deejay08
29 February 2016

House paint colour help please

House paint colour help please

I think what you have in mind sounds spot on...I think monument windows also would look nice too..though the roof may need painting...our old place was red brick and roof…

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deejay08
Feb 29, 2016 10:04 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
29 February 2016

First home, first renovations

First home, first renovations

Showers recesses here in Perth were all/supposed to be like that. Its to avoid the need for waterproofing. Its not the owner, its the builder and they did it to code. Now…

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rebuilder86
Feb 29, 2016 6:41 pm
disehome
disehome
29 February 2016

Home & Build Survey

Home & Build Survey

Hi All, We are a small business start-up based out of Brisbane. We are currently researching the home and renovation market to understand what is needed in a home concept…

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disehome
Feb 29, 2016 3:17 pm
abeauthome_blog
abeauthome_blog
28 February 2016

Extension: building company, building designer, architect?

Extension: building company, building designer, architect?

haha I did think maybe this would be a good idea to put our house renovation out there. Or maybe give us the pressure to actually complete it. I'm and interior Designer…

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abeauthome_blog
Feb 28, 2016 9:52 pm
abeauthome_blog
0ochello0
0ochello0
28 February 2016

Self contained apartment - insulating exposed brick

Self contained apartment - insulating exposed brick

Hi, I recently purchased my first home in the Dandenong Mountains Vic. There are 2 rooms and a bathroom below the main part of the house which has a separate entrance. I…

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0ochello0
Feb 28, 2016 10:24 am
purrfection
purrfection
23 February 2016

Recommendations pls - extension builders SE Melb suburbs

Recommendations pls - extension builders SE Melb suburbs

please PM me if you can recommend a builder for an extension/reno in the south-east. I'm not looking for (nor can I afford) a luxury home builder, just someone who will do…

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purrfection
Feb 23, 2016 5:44 pm
purrfection
Mart1n_
Mart1n_
22 February 2016

Ch 7 looking for Property Flippers

Ch 7 looking for Property Flippers

If you are a Property Flipper and would like to take part in a new exciting TV opportunity, the 7 Network would love to speak with you. Please call Alison on 0431 185 957

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Mart1n_
Feb 22, 2016 2:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 February 2016

Creating an overhang

Creating an overhang

Hi Darren I couldn't agree more posting photos and asking questions require professional advice..I've put up some useful window/ ventilation/lighting info here..

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2016 10:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 February 2016

Cellars Basements 3Ddetails Engineering costs construction

Cellars Basements 3Ddetails Engineering costs construction

Things to consider when you need that extra space,security,privacy etc,etc when going below ground 1. Windows,ventilation, lighting, controlled environment, security these…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2016 10:46 am
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