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myhouseph
myhouseph
25 October

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
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All About Household Appliances, House Supplies Kitchen and Dining to know more visit this site:

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myhouseph
Oct 25, 2018 12:57 pm
Grarty
Grarty
4 February

Ideas on how to remodel front porch

Ideas on how to remodel front porch

Really appreciate your getting back to me. Yes, we actually chose the house because it is a bit different with some charm. My husband refers to the beam style as ranch,…

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Grarty
Feb 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Grarty
xaviertips
xaviertips
1 November 2017

Roof restoration Adelaide

Roof restoration Adelaide

Yea get in contact with Anthony at www.anthonyschlotzer.com, he has a bit of experience and from what i can tell is a pretty straight up sort of bloke

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xaviertips
Nov 01, 2017 7:59 pm
rvrolla
rvrolla
28 March 2017

Uneven tongue and groove flooring

Uneven 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 9:28 am
qebtel
qebtel
30 December 2016

Planning and Builidng consent fees

Planning and Builidng consent fees

the standard methodology in Australia is this - start off around the market rate, then gradually ramp up your fees and see how much a koala will bear. You'll find most…

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qebtel
Dec 30, 2016 1:08 pm
generalcuster
generalcuster
1 September 2016

SHORING UP and RENO ideas

SHORING UP and RENO ideas

this family home needs some reno/repairs and due to the location ( China countryside, basically difficult for trucks to get to the house) resources, workers and small…

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generalcuster
Sep 01, 2016 11:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2016

Veranda movement & reactive soil...

Veranda movement & reactive soil...

You should have queried the $10k for TV room as well? Material costs for a whole house is less than $10K? Short answer unfortunately not...The word structural is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2016 7:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi All, We are in the process of buying a house in SA and just doing some research on how much it would cost to 'update' the kitchen We don't mind the shape of the…

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LucyBear
Aug 02, 2016 2:35 pm
TomCat
TomCat
8 June 2016

how to mix pattern

how to mix pattern

Thank you very much for your apparition, It actually means a lot.

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TomCat
Jun 08, 2016 1:06 am
TomCat

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 10:35 pm
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 10:02 pm

Hi all, I am brand new to this forum so hoping you will forgive me if I don't have the proper forum etiquette. We are seriously thinking of buying a little house in…

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Sarahch
Jan 24, 2016 1:07 pm
Dredmunds
Dredmunds
24 November 2015

Tile selection Advice

Tile selection Advice

Help! I'm so confused. Looking for a neutral tile for kitchen/dining/living renovation. Needs to suit beech timber cabinets & Ivory ceaserstone bench. Also have 3 boys so…

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Dredmunds
Nov 24, 2015 11:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 September 2015

Structural Beam Sizing

Structural Beam Sizing

Hi HandyGuy You will need to Check/Engineers Certification for wind loads as well

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 25, 2015 10:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Mclaren
Mclaren
18 August 2015

New shower door fter 4 years in our new house?

New shower door fter 4 years in our new house?

Thanks ... it seems like a good idea to me, but how do I convince the other half??? :roll:

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Mclaren
Aug 18, 2015 11:26 am
Mclaren
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
3 August 2015

Floor joist beams replacement

Floor joist beams replacement

One minor issue is that the old timbers will be imperial (inches) but new timber is metric (and slightly smaller) so it is more difficult to replace individual timbers. …

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Beetaloo
Aug 03, 2015 12:13 pm
Beetaloo
starlight_cruiser
starlight_cruiser
15 July 2015

Fixing an impractical extension???

Fixing an impractical extension???

Hi Just to update we left our house as is but got it professionally staged as 3 bedroom with 2 living. Sold our house on the first open, accepted an offer in the middle…

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starlight_cruiser
Jul 15, 2015 1:52 pm
AJW
AJW
12 July 2015

Adelaide asbestos removal recommendations

Adelaide asbestos removal recommendations

Extracting asbestos is a risky and complex procedure that needs properly qualified and qualified industry experts. At…

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AJW
Jul 12, 2015 1:18 pm
robbie_p
robbie_p
23 June 2015

Installing downlights

Installing downlights

Hi guys, I am looking at getting downlights installed in my newly renovated main room, WIR and ensuite (soon to be renovated). I thought that while I get these rooms…

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robbie_p
Jun 23, 2015 12:39 pm
CluelessOne
CluelessOne
10 June 2015

Help! New Kitchen/renovation suggestions please

Help! New Kitchen/renovation suggestions please

Hi there! Best of luck with all your plans to renovate, this sounds great! My name is Madeleine Johnson and I’m an associate producer from Channel 9. I am reaching out…

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CluelessOne
Jun 10, 2015 10:25 pm
Oliver1
Oliver1
19 May 2015

Re-stumping house in Adelaide - after recommendations

Re-stumping house in Adelaide - after recommendations

Hi elecmuso, check out. https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&sour ... UhQIXBuMyA To my knowledge, stump replacement can be costly. The higher the better in my opinion, as…

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Oliver1
May 19, 2015 10:29 pm
Oliver1
vomiec
vomiec
8 May 2015

Laying Laminate Flooring - slab preparation

Laying Laminate Flooring - slab preparation

Getting white deposits after removing old carpets is quite normal. I think you should first fill in the holes that are there in the slab because flooring lamination on…

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vomiec
May 08, 2015 9:11 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
5 April 2015

Asbestos in Ceilings or not?

Asbestos in Ceilings or not?

Looks to me like horse-hair plaster. I don't think that it contains asbestos but if you want to be sure you can send it away to be tested

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 05, 2015 8:17 pm
1960sModernistHome
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33amc
Mar 28, 2015 8:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 March 2015

Laminate flooring DIY - Advice needed

Laminate flooring DIY - Advice needed

4: Yes but just the timber part of the jamb. Don't even think about trimming the metal frame! 5: 10mm should be more than enough if the slate is even and the jamb is plumb. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 24, 2015 11:28 pm
Surfnturf
Surfnturf
6 January 2015

Building a FirePlace into an Existing Home

Building a FirePlace into an Existing Home
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Hi there - thanks for a great outline! I'm about to tackle a similar project myself. One question - regarding the triple flue arrangement.…

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Surfnturf
Jan 06, 2015 8:20 pm

Use the IMG code under the "Share Links" side heading so we don't have to go to a third party…

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Stewie D
Dec 11, 2014 2:54 pm
jenathome
jenathome
6 November 2014

Removing paint from red brick quoins

Removing paint from red brick quoins

There is a product called Peel Away paint removal. I haven't used it myself but have seen it used many times including on some significant old buildings. It is a…

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jenathome
Nov 06, 2014 12:04 pm
jenathome
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
22 September 2014

Cutting Laminated Board

Cutting Laminated Board

Hi vouge, I'm a bit confused as to where these lights will finish up. Stewie D is definitely right about going through the board and depending on where this wiring needs…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 22, 2014 1:16 am
freakychick
freakychick
13 September 2014

Master bedroom reno (minor)

Master bedroom reno (minor)

here's some colours you can contemplate Grey, blue and some orange for contrast and green. white , blue and silver Lime green, black white walls Sage green, rust and…

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freakychick
Sep 13, 2014 1:40 am
freakychick
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 September 2014

Help with timber framing lintel

Help with timber framing lintel

Photobucket is better unless there is some way that you can edit the photos on imageshack . The only way I can see them as a full sized image is if I download them first…

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Stewie D
Sep 01, 2014 10:30 pm
MissLotus
MissLotus
20 June 2014

Building a second level

Building a second level

We are in the same process now. What I have learnt so far is to go the with a big building companies that has everything in one that will be able to give you a ball park…

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MissLotus
Jun 20, 2014 4:49 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 June 2014

polished concrete yes or no?!

polished concrete yes or no?!

Click on this link that is on the bottom of screen7s post above... viewtopic.php?f=53&t=49135 Stewie

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Stewie D
Jun 04, 2014 11:49 pm
Ajs12345
Ajs12345
31 May 2014

ornate windows

ornate windows

Thank you stewie, I just had no idea what they would be called. It is window headers that I'm after http://finishingtouchmouldings.com.au/w ... aders.html These ones…

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Ajs12345
May 31, 2014 1:23 pm
wobbly1
wobbly1
4 May 2014

Walk in pantry

Walk in pantry

a sliding cavity door perhaps ?

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wobbly1
May 04, 2014 7:10 am
leni
leni
18 April 2014

Advise Needed on Home Extension -Window Placement/ventilatio

Advise Needed on Home Extension -Window Placement/ventilatio

You could add a window with an awning to shade from the summer afternoon sun. I like the idea of a couple of tall narrow windows too,you could have a third on the narrow…

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leni
Apr 19, 2014 12:36 am
leni
saraperth
saraperth
3 April 2014

Polished concrete in and out

Polished concrete in and out

Was considering polished concrete for my renovation. But there's more pros than cons (to me anyway)! Have decided on using tiles that resemble polished concrete after…

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saraperth
Apr 03, 2014 7:53 pm
MMads
MMads
17 March 2014

Renovating in Adelaide

Renovating in Adelaide

Hi. We are looking to renovate and extend with Adelaide Home Improvements. Has anyone used them? What did you think? If not, can anyone direct me to a good website for reviews?

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MMads
Mar 17, 2014 2:28 pm
drewmyers
drewmyers
24 December 2013

Living in or moving out during renovation (Part one)

Living in or moving out during renovation (Part one)

Deciding you’d rather renovate your house than sell it and move somewhere new is not the only decision you have to make. Once you know you’ll be keeping your home, you…

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drewmyers
Dec 24, 2013 1:20 pm
ttpainting
ttpainting
4 December 2013

Suggestion on Home painting cost?

Suggestion on Home painting cost?

Hi, I am planning to paint my house which is around 2000sqft and would like to get some expert opinion on this. How much will be the total cost including the labour…

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ttpainting
Dec 04, 2013 5:51 pm
Michelle
Michelle
10 October 2013

Adelaide - 1950's reno project

Adelaide - 1950's reno project

My ex husband and I did up a house that was in worse condition than yours, it turned out great. BUT.....he was a builder. Its hard work but if your prepared to put in the…

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Michelle
Oct 10, 2013 6:23 am
Michelle
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 August 2013

Cost per meter squared free standing room or extension

Cost per meter squared free standing room or extension

renovation due to the inefficiency of a reno compared to new build It isn't the inefficiency of the reno work done by small builders…

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Stewie D
Aug 19, 2013 9:00 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 July 2013

What Sort of Professional Would I Need?

What Sort of Professional Would I Need?

You'd be able to rip out the old one Or if the timber ceiling is sound perhaps fix the gyprock over it, but a gyprocker will best advise you

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 29, 2013 9:28 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 July 2013

Looking for some tiles

Looking for some tiles

reckon we saw some, but not about to go knocking. Why not? Either that or its the long process of visiting every tile place. If you…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 11, 2013 5:22 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
17 April 2013

Discoloration on old cream bricks - cause? treatment?

Discoloration on old cream bricks - cause? treatment?

Ideally I would like to leave them bare Good idea. You may even find the marks bleeding through if you paint the wall, but rather than…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 17, 2013 8:26 am
Ripsnorta
Ripsnorta
15 April 2013

Potential renovation - need advice

Potential renovation - need advice

Looking at the overhead and street view it appears that room is built right along the boundary. I don't know adelaide that well, but the location…

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Ripsnorta
Apr 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Rusty Cheese
Rusty Cheese
15 April 2013

Removing textured render from internal walls

Removing textured render from internal walls

Ive seen stuff like this on TV when they are stripping fancy cornices/mouldings etc in the old mansions in the UK and while it looks great I…

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Rusty Cheese
Apr 15, 2013 1:27 pm
Rusty Cheese
Bella
Bella
5 April 2013

Power Point Installation

Power Point Installation

I measured ours. It was 22cm from the cooktop against the wall but if you measure from the burner to the outlet it was 30cm.

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Bella
Apr 05, 2013 9:49 pm
Bella

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