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My outdoor area is comprised of two different concrete slabs. One old slab that has some old paving on it and a newer slab that is about 70mm lower than the old one -…

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trexathon
Jan 05, 2017 11:55 am
Guzzi07
Guzzi07
3 January

Brick Spalling

Brick Spalling

Hi: I have a wooden farm house near Crookwell in NSW built prior to 1907 which I am slowly restoring. The brickwork for the chimneys (for the two chimneys on the outside…

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Guzzi07
Jan 03, 2017 3:44 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 December 2016

Taps - water hammer - how to stop

Taps - water hammer - how to stop

You can buy anti water hammer tap seals like the Hydroseal and other anti hammer devices like the Fix-a tap hammer relief valve. Just Google "Anti water hammer fittings"…

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SaveH2O
Dec 30, 2016 3:31 pm
SaveH2O
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 12:08 pm
kingy13
kingy13
28 December 2016

building a carport

building a carport

Hi all Long (relatively) time reader, first time poster :D I am moving back into one of my investment properties with the intention of doing some renovations to make it…

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kingy13
Dec 28, 2016 6:42 pm
Jennie1
Jennie1
27 December 2016

Council Inspections

Council Inspections

The NSW Ombudsman complaint handling work is aimed at exposing and eliminating conduct that is illegal, unreasonable, unjust or oppressive, improperly discriminatory,…

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Jennie1
Dec 27, 2016 7:40 pm
tjbu
tjbu
15 December 2016

Floor Tolerances for Extension

Floor Tolerances for Extension

Yeasss, I would appreciate your help - I'm also looking for info! __________________________________________________________________

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tjbu
Dec 15, 2016 10:52 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
13 December 2016

Strengthen a deck

Strengthen a deck

Hi. 3 meters is excessive and I am guessing that they used 90x45 pine? Generally you would want to keep it at 2m max or 1.5m which would be better. Some options, you…

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Adam.M
Dec 13, 2016 10:07 am
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
12 December 2016

Funny Dunny?

Funny Dunny?

Here is the setup, see the access pipe on the top right, i undid this to confirm if this made a different, it did not.

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 12, 2016 6:05 pm
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
12 December 2016

cost for total renovation

cost for total renovation

I agree your costs are too low, are you doing the work yourself? Restump, not enough info and i have only done raises, but this seems low. deck $10k - what about a cover…

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 12, 2016 9:27 am
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
12 December 2016

Extension, where to start

Extension, where to start

You can draw up and measure up and then quote yourself based on Bunnings prices, add a couple of thousand for misc. add your draftsman and council costs, then double that…

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 12, 2016 9:24 am
leni
leni
11 December 2016

Kitchen Hob wall

Kitchen Hob wall

Will you replace the kitchen? Maybe just remove the whole Wall.

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leni
Dec 11, 2016 1:02 am
leni
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
9 December 2016

Replacing wooden house posts with steel - what gauge?

Replacing wooden house posts with steel - what gauge?

Hi, I need to replace existing wooden posts (like the power poles), with steel posts on a single story qlder. Some of the house has new posts (75*75*?), but for whatever…

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 09, 2016 9:58 am
Our Build123
Our Build123
3 December 2016

Builders Margin vs "Management/Supervision/Administration"

Builders Margin vs "Management/Supervision/Administration"

It's a tricky one to comment on without seeing the full contact. All cost plus contracts take a high level of trust from both parties. There have been stories of builders…

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Our Build123
Dec 03, 2016 11:32 am
Our Build123

That's very logical - I think I'll go with this. On another note, the stonemason mentioned there might be a 5mm gap between the benchtop and the IKEA cabinets due to…

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johnzo
Nov 28, 2016 8:23 am
Our Build123
Our Build123
25 November 2016

Remove walls

Remove walls

Sure, try a site called HI Pages, you will get three quotes from licenced contractors - www.hipages.com.au Kind Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Nov 25, 2016 5:38 am
Our Build123
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Plans for extension

Plans for extension

Have they considered having a crack at the design themselves first? A lots of draftsmen are just that, they can drive CAD. Don't expect them to come up with anything…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 3:59 pm
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Renovation plans and costings - advice

Renovation plans and costings - advice

Hey, can I ask where North is on your plans? It is vital to know where the sun is before designing anything, otherwise you run the risk of spending all your hard earned…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 3:44 pm
architect_yourself
hendyb
hendyb
16 November 2016

Drafter recommendations for Sydney/St George area

Drafter recommendations for Sydney/St George area

Hi, I'm thinking of doing a ground extension and general renovations and have a hard time to find excellent drafters as most of them that I could find on the internet does…

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hendyb
Nov 16, 2016 8:13 am
qebtel
qebtel
4 November 2016

Squeaky floor & Masonite.

Squeaky floor & Masonite.

First you need to identify where the squeak is coming from exactly.

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qebtel
Nov 04, 2016 10:11 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 November 2016

Basement renovation costs

Basement renovation costs

You've done the right thing getting your geotech and civil engineers involved early to get independent professional design advice, but if you want cost advice then you're…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 01, 2016 6:33 pm
1960sModernistHome
Crazyk
Crazyk
1 November 2016

Suspended weight from rafters

Suspended weight from rafters

That'll be fine. It's just like you walking on the rafters. Effectively you have 5kg on each rafter. Not a problem at all

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Crazyk
Nov 01, 2016 6:07 pm
Crazyk

We have a large outdoor deck which was coated with Intergrain Ultradeck. Most of the deck is fine, but around the edges (where it gets the most sun & rain) it is peeling.…

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GillyM
Oct 31, 2016 12:04 pm
GillyM
Our Build123
Our Build123
27 October 2016

Major reno but in which order?!

Major reno but in which order?!

Next 50 years... LOL, I know the feeling, we are finally wrapping up ours (#SSBBproject) after 4 years. Your build sounds very similar to ours, in either order will be…

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Our Build123
Oct 27, 2016 6:31 pm
Our Build123
4wdewok
4wdewok
23 October 2016

Builder/ Carpenter Newcastle area

Builder/ Carpenter Newcastle area

Hi all, We have just bought our first home I am looking at removing a load bearing wall and reducing the size of another to open up the living areas. I have been into the…

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4wdewok
Oct 23, 2016 8:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2016

Conversion of shearing shed to house

Conversion of shearing shed to house

Victorian homebuilders must be sick and tired of having to hire all these expert consultants at great expense and LOL you guys also have the worst record of building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2016 5:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2016

Building company too expensive

Building company too expensive

They probably will get their nose out of joint if they miss out on the build job but I don't think you should be held to ransom if you don't want to proceed with them.…

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2016 1:31 pm
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2016

No Permit for existing extension

No Permit for existing extension

Hi Miss Lotus Its sounds like the structure on the boundary is non-compliant the major issue with structures built on the boundary is fire compliance Your issue now is to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2016 9:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
mickloff
mickloff
18 October 2016

Anyone ever bought from direct tile and bath in perth?

Anyone ever bought from direct tile and bath in perth?

Hi Brad, Sorry for the late reply. I ended up purchasing from these guys. Likewise the tiler was impressed with the quality and advised i had got a great price. What…

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mickloff
Oct 18, 2016 1:01 pm
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
14 October 2016

Kitchen island - Where to start

Kitchen island - Where to start

Hi Baxter01, If you're looking for kitchen design ideas ideas check out…

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themakeovergroup
Oct 14, 2016 3:35 pm

Hi All My wife and I Moved into my Masterton Home about 1 year ago and have a decent size home theater room. A niche was installed against one of the walls. The niche is…

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Faulksy
Oct 13, 2016 11:49 pm
Althom
Althom
10 October 2016

Garage Door Replacement

Garage Door Replacement

Thanks, quite reasonable then

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Althom
Oct 10, 2016 12:47 pm
Althom
Jazz926
Jazz926
10 October 2016

MDF Skirting Painting and filling nail hole

MDF Skirting Painting and filling nail hole

Thanks mate. Love the sound of Liquid Nail as it's sounds like a nice clean easy solution. Do you reckon over time it may peel or lose its adhesiveness? If I go Liquid…

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Jazz926
Oct 10, 2016 12:11 am
RJ_McGray
RJ_McGray
6 October 2016

Second Story Addition Sydney

Second Story Addition Sydney
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi , sorry it has been a while since I checked in here! We live in Sylvania, down in the Sutherland shire. Yes, even though there was not an architect, we had plenty of…

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RJ_McGray
Oct 06, 2016 5:16 am
RJ_McGray

Another update.. lots of chances since our last post. Inside is now pretty much finishes, just the deck and landscaping outside left to go. Ensuite Reno (Polished plaster…

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scottandkylie
Oct 03, 2016 11:41 pm
Jwalker86
Jwalker86
30 September 2016

Plastering Cost Brisbane

Plastering Cost Brisbane

I received a price from a plasterer for supply, install and finishing of plaster work which was $4,975.00 Including GST. Does this seem competitive? Kitchen Wall 50…

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Jwalker86
Sep 30, 2016 2:47 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 September 2016

Replacing a Faucet on a Pedestal Sink

Replacing a Faucet on a Pedestal Sink

You need a basin spanner or basin wrench. A 300mm long shaft with a hinged end and serrated arm to get into tight places. Like this one here...

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Stewie D
Sep 29, 2016 1:59 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 September 2016

Trunking System for electric cable in Roof Cavity

Trunking System for electric cable in Roof Cavity

Because I am a precise person (my wife would say OCD, while I would say just perfect ) I would like to recall the electrician to "clean up the mess" in…

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Stewie D
Sep 28, 2016 12:46 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2016

Bathroom window ratings

Bathroom window ratings

It will depend more on your local council more than anything else. Some like ours couldn't give a hoot if you are changing the window from clear to translucent. Changing…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2016 1:18 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
26 September 2016

How to find tradesmen and contractors

How to find tradesmen and contractors

Hey Guys Just wanted to share a short video with you on how I find my contractors and store all their information - https://youtu.be/2DKst_woViw I have had a few…

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Our Build123
Sep 26, 2016 12:00 pm
Our Build123
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 September 2016

RTA Cabinets

RTA Cabinets

Homeone prefers NO Spam, Yank or otherwise. Please read the forum's rules about advertising. Thank you.

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SaveH2O
Sep 26, 2016 9:13 am
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September 2016

Please help: wall water barrier

Please help: wall water barrier

You need to find where the moisture is coming in from outside. No point installing new plasterboard etc inside if the timber frame is continuously wet otherwise it will…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2016 4:02 pm
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

Tiling Info Help?

Tiling Info Help?

Hi Ness If you're working with a red brick house it's important not to over-do it with the paving/tiling. While it can seem an obvious choice to use paving in a similar…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 3:50 pm
JordanT
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Gaudi
Sep 18, 2016 7:36 pm
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Agent_009
Sep 16, 2016 10:23 am


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