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Carpentacular
Carpentacular
29 October 2017

Floorboards

Floorboards

There's an article in reader's digest home maintenance (I have the book, only good thing my ex ever gave me) on how to fill holes and chips in floors which is super cheap…

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Carpentacular
Oct 29, 2017 12:12 pm
building-expert
building-expert
29 October 2017

Turning basement into liveable space

Turning basement into liveable space

I would start by looking at the construction drawings and specification to determine if there is any waterproofing and drainage. What if your slab does not have…

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building-expert
Oct 29, 2017 8:17 am
building-expert
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
27 October 2017

Storey Extension

Storey Extension

I'm a carpenter there are good reasons not to go up, 1) probably cost around 25% more than anything you can build at ground level if not more depending on the engineering…

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Carpentacular
Oct 27, 2017 9:24 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
27 October 2017

Full Gut renovation costs?

Full Gut renovation costs?

You could do it for that money if you had knowledge of building and buy material wisely, but those attributes aren't common.

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Carpentacular
Oct 27, 2017 8:33 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
26 October 2017

Building a new deck over concrete cancer

Building a new deck over concrete cancer

:Do I need council approval to demolish concrete veranda to put new timber decking" No if it's the same size in appearance, 40sqm will need approval. "Rather have the whole…

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Carpentacular
Oct 26, 2017 9:04 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
26 October 2017

Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

As a carpenter my advice would to engage the best first floor addition mob in your area to do everything and you'll get what you paid for and if you don't you get what you…

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Carpentacular
Oct 26, 2017 7:58 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
20 October 2017

Melbourne renovation - where to start!?

Melbourne renovation - where to start!?

Hi, Not sure where you're located but we may be able to assist themakeovergroup.com.au Regards Richard@themakeovergroup

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themakeovergroup
Oct 20, 2017 6:42 am
hayroka
hayroka
19 October 2017

cost for total renovation

cost for total renovation

Thanks for your sharing all member Tips on Choosing Quality Materials (Wood, Sand, Cement, Red Brick, Iron Concrete) For Your…

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hayroka
Oct 19, 2017 4:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 October 2017

Advice about Northern Beaches Sydney builders

Advice about Northern Beaches Sydney builders

Kevin welcome to the forum The internet is pretty much controlled by google and this in a nutshell is how…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
10 October 2017

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

I realise this is a little late but we are using BBOT designs in Brunswick. They have been extremely efficient and have a lot of practical advice while respecting our budget.

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Elzbeths
Oct 10, 2017 8:24 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
2 October 2017

Where to start

Where to start

You'll need to send me a PM with your e-mail address so I can send it to you. It's in MS Word format, or I could convert to PDF.

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arcadelt
Oct 02, 2017 2:38 pm
Adv
Adv
27 September 2017

Our home renovation/ideas

Our home renovation/ideas

Hi guys,I am building my kitchen ,need some ideas.i have overhead cupboards white with glass in it.an island bench with white colour while the lower cupboards are brown…

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Adv
Sep 27, 2017 3:15 am
Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
25 September 2017

New window

New window

All exterior walls are structural as a basic rule of thumb, seeming you will need to install a lintel above the window opening to transfer the weight of the building off…

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Wade+Erica
Sep 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Monash University
Monash University
19 September 2017

How do you dispose of waste from your renovation?

How do you dispose of waste from your renovation?

If you've recently used, or are planning to use a skip bin to dispose of waste in Victoria, we'd like to know your opinions. Monash University are conducting research…

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Monash University
Sep 19, 2017 11:52 pm
Monash University
algernon
algernon
19 September 2017

Framing in old Queenslander

Framing in old Queenslander

Well, to be fair, this site has more of a focus on new home building, not renovating. There are other forums that focus on renovating - you're probably more likely to get…

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algernon
Sep 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Limited Time HALF PRICE COMPOSITE FreshDeck ™ Decking 50% Off Only $65 Per m2 and FREE Same Week Delivery! Payment After Delivery. Includes Concealed Stainless Steel…

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halfpricedecking
Sep 19, 2017 6:23 pm
halfpricedecking
hileo
hileo
9 September 2017

Slab in garage

Slab in garage

Yes if good to do

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hileo
Sep 09, 2017 9:18 am
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Question: Things that you can build on your front yard.

Question: Things that you can build on your front yard.

Hi Tendious If the Council has given you the all clear to build your deck/patio with reduced setbacks, all you need is a building approval from a private building…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 5:08 pm
venom
venom
7 September 2017

HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB
1, 2

I can't believe it has been so long since I did this. It’s been around 4 years!!! Can…

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venom
Sep 07, 2017 2:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 September 2017

Adding a bedroom above garage

Adding a bedroom above garage

Gtaf345 You're welcome, that was a quick e$timate, if you want it more accurate? Then have your reno 3D designed Modelled, 'Engineered and Data Quantified. The 3D Is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 07, 2017 9:42 am
StructuralBIMGuy
May5
May5
6 September 2017

Renovation project coordinator

Renovation project coordinator

Anyone can recommend a person or firm to do a renovation for an apartment in Melbourne south eastern area? Need someone to coordinate flooring work, lighting, painting,…

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May5
Sep 06, 2017 8:08 pm
Jayden
Jayden
4 September 2017

Awesome Renovation Competition I Found

Awesome Renovation Competition I Found

Hey guys! I found this awesome competition for a $500 voucher for Renovator Store. Fill out a form and that's it. I bought a stainless steel tap from these guys and it's…

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Jayden
Sep 04, 2017 10:35 am
Jayden
Meyoui
Meyoui
19 August 2017

Render Colour Help+

Render Colour Help+

Sorry should have also noted window frames will stay too bronze.

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Meyoui
Aug 19, 2017 11:13 pm
farmhousereno
farmhousereno
19 August 2017

wallpaper dilemma

wallpaper dilemma

Hi, we have recently moved to a new farm and want to renovate the old farm house. The lounge and a couple of other rooms are covered in wallpaper. the lounge paper is on…

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farmhousereno
Aug 19, 2017 10:27 pm

Hi All, Just wanting to get some general advice and opinions with regard to some renovations we would like to undertake on our home. My husband and I would like to…

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Amalley
Aug 15, 2017 10:55 pm
amyaamanda
amyaamanda
9 August 2017

Renovating bathroom

Renovating bathroom

Hello, yes you can use 6mm sheet, but there could be a risk if it is not installed properly. 16mm compressed sheet would be a good option. If you still confused go with…

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amyaamanda
Aug 09, 2017 10:32 pm
rbalse
rbalse
9 August 2017

On slab extension

On slab extension

My brick veneer home is built on on stumps and on a slight slope. I am planning a small extension (ensuite and WIR - about 10 sq m) on the high side of the building. It…

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rbalse
Aug 09, 2017 7:41 pm
Nienn
Nienn
6 August 2017

Con-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?

Con-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?

Thanks, I'm seeing him tomorrow. I'll look up the Dept of commerce->Plumbers & Electrical Rego Board-> and enquire within :)

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Nienn
Aug 06, 2017 10:16 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
4 August 2017

1950s plaster panels?

1950s plaster panels?

Well, I hope that's what happens.

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arcadelt
Aug 04, 2017 7:41 pm
chode1984
chode1984
3 August 2017

Raising a house and building in

Raising a house and building in

30k will probably just include raising and stumping the house and depending on the size it might also include the disconnection and reconnection of services. It wouldn't…

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chode1984
Aug 03, 2017 1:34 pm
chode1984
Berek
Berek
2 August 2017

Can I do the garage painting by myslef?

Can I do the garage painting by myslef?

Don’t see why not, if you’re competent and follow the manufacturers installation guides. Be aware that they probably won’t warrant the product unless it’s…

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Berek
Aug 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Sorry, but this is what I get when I try to look at your pictures. If you are using Tapatalk, you could upload them to Homeone directly, which might be easier.

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arcadelt
Aug 01, 2017 3:41 pm
BigReno
BigReno
30 July 2017

Re-rolling 'old style' bullnose verandah iron ... anyone it?

Re-rolling 'old style' bullnose verandah iron ... anyone it?

Hi all! We are in the process of tidying up an old cottage, built late 1890's in country NSW. It seems the bullnose iron / guttering is still from the original build :) I…

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BigReno
Jul 30, 2017 1:07 pm
Chris47
Chris47
19 July 2017

Extension Ideas Pls

Extension Ideas Pls

I have the same issue. Want to add more space to my old house in Auckland. I hired professionals from a…

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Chris47
Jul 19, 2017 7:45 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
14 July 2017

Which order for tiling a bathroom

Which order for tiling a bathroom

Rightly or wrongly the order that I tiled my bathrooms was as listed below: I did the floor last to prevent it from being damaged when tiling the walls. I also left…

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Beetaloo
Jul 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Beetaloo
arcadelt
arcadelt
14 July 2017

Legal Question - Can I rescind/reverse a D.A modification?

Legal Question - Can I rescind/reverse a D.A modification?

You didnt get the Occ. Cert, so the condition of the Change of Use was not met. Since it wasnt approved, the classification is still Utility room I would think. What…

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arcadelt
Jul 14, 2017 12:32 am
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
11 July 2017

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

I think it is not entirely impossible. Why is it that with sufficient and proper waterproofing, the floor will still experience leakage? That will only happen provided…

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CameronRobertson
Jul 11, 2017 3:35 pm
CameronRobertson
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2017

Electrical upgrades

Electrical upgrades

Milesy3153 You might need to upgrade to 3 phase into your house The electrician can tell by the number of cables/wire/size connected to your house

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2017 4:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Our Build123
Our Build123
5 July 2017

Converting garage to workshop / studio

Converting garage to workshop / studio

No probs Dwain Come to think of it your right, it is thermal not accoustic. In that case see if they can use a dense acoustic insulation in the walls, a good one used to…

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Our Build123
Jul 05, 2017 10:59 am
Our Build123
ziggyblur
ziggyblur
2 July 2017

Wall options for 70's brick veneer extension

Wall options for 70's brick veneer extension

I live in an old 70's brick veneer home. We'd like to add a living area by slapping on a "box" at the back. Nothing complex. The original plan was to simply put up 3 brick…

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ziggyblur
Jul 02, 2017 10:00 pm
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
28 June 2017

Tile before or after installing a vanity

Tile before or after installing a vanity

I do not see any problem in doing so because normally tiles can be customized according to the new size that you need. Yes, your contractors might have a harder time…

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CameronRobertson
Jun 28, 2017 7:20 pm
CameronRobertson
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 June 2017

Terrace/Floating Concrete Slab - Help needed

Terrace/Floating Concrete Slab - Help needed

@Speck Thanks for the photos You will need to get the engineering reinforcement details from the Council and have an engineer check them properly At a glance I would say…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 26, 2017 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Brent06
Brent06
20 June 2017

Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Instead of facing problems and discussing, you should call or hire professionals from bathroom gallery renovation services.They are expertise to handle situations like…

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Brent06
Jun 20, 2017 11:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 June 2017

Load bearing wall removal help

Load bearing wall removal help

@cherie1987 Lets do the math $1000 engineer $1000 Draftsman $1000 Building Inspector $3000 Total+ Fees That leaves less than $2000 for the actual…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 20, 2017 10:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 June 2017

Tile removed and left with a 70mm height for carpet

Tile removed and left with a 70mm height for carpet

I'm surprised you can't lift the tiles without lifting the bedding layer. Is the bedding layer so brittle?

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arcadelt
Jun 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Troy Garland
Troy Garland
15 June 2017

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Anybody have this kind of flooring - ?

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Troy Garland
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