Renovation + Home Improvement
Established Home Renovation - Deciding what to work on first
Thanks!! arcadelt 😁 It all takes time to get it finished. We found the best way is to not freak out about how much there is to do and focus on how much we have done.…
Rear Extension - Value to Home (Garden Concerns)
I undertook the project as an owner builder. Those civil engineering structural issues and stormwater issues have been prepared for prior to the project and has been…
Builder not providing certificates to certifier for OC
Meridian... Thanks for the update, imo, That makes things worse If he's a one man operator and he doesn't do things himself, Then he has to rely on others.. Problems…
Front Path and steps from driveway to front porch ideas
My 2C don't straighten the path. widen it along the side which does not have the long hedge at the moment.
Joining timber frame extension to brick veneer house
BTW..You need to provide better Drawings and Details otherwise I'll only be guessing even a hand sketch will do...LOL I don't rate/score artistic…
Weatherboard Build & Renovation - Completed Bathroom Photos
I must have to say your home is looking amazing after renovation.
Repainting house built in 1993-1996- higher lead level
Sorry, found my topic in another part. thanks!
ROCKCOTE sandcote hydroguard acrylic colour render
Cement or lime render is a good and cheaper (and healthier) alternative for the bricks. You would really need some serious justification to apply acrylic (e.g. having…
Insulating subfloor - from above or below???
If you plan on pulling the floor up anyway, do it then. You can drop Batts in from above for thermal and put a regipol rubber sheet matting over the joists (and below the…
What insurance covers the home during renovation
The builder should have a construction all risk policy in place to cover any damages they may cause on site. Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au
Occupation Certificate - organised by builder??
Hi mate Was there anything written into your contract about who is responsible for obtaining council approval? From memory I thought this was a line item that requires…
Converting bedroom to bathroom- need ideas on floor plan- ne
That will work well. Is the floor structure bears and joists? If so as long as there is good access under the floor getting the new plumbing in should be doable. If the…
Sectioning Off Part of House for Student Accom
I live in double story house in Melbs Eastern suburbs Proximity to Unis etc , in terms of distance / transport is quite good There is just myself & partner at the house…
Building over preexisting slab with sewer line
Hi I would like some advice about building on a preexisting slab that has a sewer line underneath. I have a 1960s built house which had an asbestos garage that I had…
Old tiles over sheet in kitchen. Will the boards look ok?
Hi miss alison in my suggestion is better you can renovate your home using tiles because it shows beautiful and it can be patches your living area and hall.When people…
lift up and flip over mechanism for table top
Hi all, my first post and hope this makes sense along with the diagram prepared to help aid my description. The space I have upstairs is very small and I am unable to fit…
new construction versus existing dwelling
Hi Chica, like BespokeHB said, try to follow this up with a contractor or your estate advisor to gather the factors needed to make the most efficient decision regarding…
can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???
The difficulties of living in the city with surrounding buildings - pity. Seems insulating would be best all round then. Best of luck with it.
Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?
i do drylining all the time. Drylining: attaching gyproc sheets straight to the brickwork with CSR masonry adhesive and masonry nails. The nice sharp beaded corners and…
Concrete balustrades, what on earth to do?
Good idea re-demo. They are pretty busy around here, but I could always try. It's in Avondale Heights, north west of Melbourne. These era houses are becoming more popular…