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Ladybug09
Ladybug09
3 May 2018

Order of Renovations

Order of Renovations

Hey dan123 Wondering how you are getting on with your renovations?

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Ladybug09
May 03, 2018 8:33 am
Ladybug09
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 May 2018

Established Home Renovation - Deciding what to work on first

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.…

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arcadelt
May 01, 2018 3:11 pm
Ladybug09
Ladybug09
1 May 2018

First Time Renovation Costs

First Time Renovation Costs

Hey trp35 Sounds like you are on the right track for making the most out of the investment property. I'm interested to see how you went with everything?

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Ladybug09
May 01, 2018 11:03 am
Ladybug09
CazMaz
CazMaz
23 April 2018

New PPOR renovation- where to start who to call?

New PPOR renovation- where to start who to call?

Haha! Thank you so much! I really appreciate the advice. I wish there were medicare engineers/ architects. Could do with bulk billing or just a small gap.

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CazMaz
Apr 23, 2018 11:34 am
kellyp
kellyp
22 April 2018

location of gas pipe

location of gas pipe

We are adding a second story to a 20 year old brick house, where the staircase is going we are cutting a hole in the wall to add a pantry/storage. My question is, we have…

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kellyp
Apr 22, 2018 8:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 April 2018

Rear Extension - Value to Home (Garden Concerns)

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 21, 2018 9:11 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 April 2018

Builder not providing certificates to certifier for OC

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 20, 2018 9:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bashworth
bashworth
17 April 2018

Solar Skylights - reviews?

Solar Skylights - reviews?

I would be saving the money towards a proper solar system rather than bothering with a little panel like this. With modern LED bulbs you are paying $379 to save a few…

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bashworth
Apr 17, 2018 6:03 pm
bashworth

Unfortunately the spot I need to photograph is covered by blow in insulation and an aircon duct. This is the best pic I could get. It is of the start of the point I want…

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Red Smarties
Apr 16, 2018 10:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 April 2018

Patio Post Problem for Flyover Roof

Patio Post Problem for Flyover Roof

Julianflynn Welcome to the forum Here are some tips for "getting the most from your post" 1.Most viewers have difficulties understanding 2D Flat (Planar) plans 2. Please…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 15, 2018 7:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 April 2018

Front Path and steps from driveway to front porch ideas

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.

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IamSAM
Apr 12, 2018 11:06 am
IamSAM

Hi guys, Wondering if someone out there can help me identify what material our kitchen/laundry floors are covered with. The Laundry floor is concreted and i imagin this to…

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tj94
Apr 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Mackie87
Mackie87
8 April 2018

Replacing flashings

Replacing flashings

Yes. Will like potable water from it.

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Mackie87
Apr 08, 2018 2:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 April 2018

Joining timber frame extension to brick veneer house

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 05, 2018 8:30 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Nedge
Nedge
1 April 2018

To reconfigure or not?

To reconfigure or not?

Hi Folks, This is my first post on the forum and I'd be grateful for some feedback on renovation ideas.…

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Nedge
Apr 01, 2018 6:35 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
31 March 2018

Suggestions on appalling house plans please!

Suggestions on appalling house plans please!

It'd be useful to know where north is, too. It make all the difference with how to reconfigure.

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SquirtyChookGirl
Mar 31, 2018 3:38 pm
jesicamacdroff
jesicamacdroff
27 March 2018

Weatherboard Build & Renovation - Completed Bathroom Photos

Weatherboard Build & Renovation - Completed Bathroom Photos
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I must have to say your home is looking amazing after renovation.

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jesicamacdroff
Mar 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Matwm
Matwm
21 March 2018

Eaves Sheets left in rain

Eaves Sheets left in rain

Hi, We're in the middle of a big reno and we painted all the eave sheets with 2 coats of exterior acrylic on the weekend ready for the builders to put up on Monday. …

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Matwm
Mar 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Juno89
Juno89
14 March 2018

Repainting house built in 1993-1996- higher lead level

Repainting house built in 1993-1996- higher lead level

Sorry, found my topic in another part. thanks!

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Juno89
Mar 14, 2018 7:26 am
alexp79
alexp79
7 March 2018

ROCKCOTE sandcote hydroguard acrylic colour render

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…

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alexp79
Mar 07, 2018 5:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 March 2018

Roofspace storage and downlights.

Roofspace storage and downlights.

Newts more info required are you putting a loft/attic floor in the roof space? BTW photos do help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 05, 2018 12:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

You can see the frame has come loose from the wall. So I'm a bit confused as to how to attach the new section to the wall, or is it held in simply by being tight?

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alexr
Mar 02, 2018 12:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 March 2018

Home Renovation (first time)

Home Renovation (first time)

Brendon thanks for the info The bunnings link is to an exhaust Fan? See if you can track down a "Two Room Transfer Kit" with a …

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 01, 2018 10:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 February 2018

Very first step - Architect vs Council

Very first step - Architect vs Council

Danraw Continuing on from planning is Costing & Building you might want to also read & Having the right BIM Tools (Building Information Model, Construction &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 28, 2018 9:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
mydreamhom3
mydreamhom3
27 February 2018

My First Home Reno

My First Home Reno

I am happy with my firs renovation for my home by and the . They give me best plan and idea in my budget.

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mydreamhom3
Feb 27, 2018 12:40 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
23 February 2018

Extension for blonde brick house

Extension for blonde brick house

There are brick matching service available - check online.

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arcadelt
Feb 23, 2018 10:26 am
Joker
Joker
17 February 2018

Replace skirting?

Replace skirting?

There's simply no comparison, no Scotia look is so much cleaner and classier.

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Joker
Feb 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 February 2018

Insulating subfloor - from above or below???

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…

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Our Build123
Feb 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 February 2018

What insurance covers the home during renovation

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

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Our Build123
Feb 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 February 2018

Occupation Certificate - organised by builder??

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…

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Our Build123
Feb 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Our Build123
Grarty
Grarty
4 February 2018

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 7:38 pm
Grarty
Our Build123
Our Build123
28 January 2018

Renovating - How much to add a room

Renovating - How much to add a room

if you have decided to upgrade your home or to renovate your home then first thing is first just complete the area first after that come to your kitchen and then so on.…

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Our Build123
Jan 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
28 January 2018

Converting bedroom to bathroom- need ideas on floor plan- ne

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…

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Our Build123
Jan 28, 2018 8:43 am
Our Build123
Mako
Mako
22 January 2018

Sectioning Off Part of House for Student Accom

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…

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Mako
Jan 22, 2018 9:26 pm

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…

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Canella
Jan 20, 2018 10:55 am
building-expert
building-expert
19 January 2018

Asbestos around pipe?

Asbestos around pipe?

Asbestos is only dangerous if it is disturbed becomes airborne and can be inhaled. To me this looks like an old pipe going through old wall and the penetration is old even…

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building-expert
Jan 19, 2018 6:01 am
building-expert
Token3
Token3
6 January 2018

House raise and build under costs

House raise and build under costs

queenslanderreno1 Did you end up finalising costs? Old post but I'm looking into this myself, who did you use for the plans / build?

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Token3
Jan 06, 2018 11:10 am
DaveTaylor
DaveTaylor
29 December 2017

'Carcelite' roofing?

'Carcelite' roofing?

Hi everyone, I have to replace a section of roofing in my 1930s home. This section of roofing was done in about 1960. The building inspector said he 'suspected' it was…

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DaveTaylor
Dec 29, 2017 6:10 pm
danieldb3
danieldb3
28 December 2017

Old tiles over sheet in kitchen. Will the boards look ok?

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…

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danieldb3
Dec 28, 2017 5:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 December 2017

Extensions for a steel frame house

Extensions for a steel frame house

TCKID Welcome to the forum If you wish to put up a rough sketch, budget, data (ie areas) and more specific info I am happy to help with preliminary Engineering &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 23, 2017 8:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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…

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Samomics
Dec 21, 2017 4:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 December 2017

Balcony over alfresco

Balcony over alfresco

Kazz It may not be as simple as adding a balcony over an existing alfresco area you may also need to, add pad footings, Trim the GF Roof, cut in and flash a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 19, 2017 5:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
BespokeHB
BespokeHB
6 December 2017

new construction versus existing dwelling

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…

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BespokeHB
Dec 06, 2017 10:14 am
BespokeHB
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 December 2017

Has anyone used Attic Group

Has anyone used Attic Group

crazysafari Attics have been discussed I do recommend that you get it designed yourself and then get 3 builders to quotes Lofts prices have a tendency to vary considerably hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 03, 2017 10:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
3 December 2017

can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???

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.

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arcadelt
Dec 03, 2017 6:41 am
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
28 November 2017

Render, half render or no render

Render, half render or no render

yeh i think those bricks should be left, 1.gutters painted with gloss acrylic to a herritage colour, possibly brunswick green, 2. the roof cleaned, anti moulded and…

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rebuilder86
Nov 28, 2017 8:26 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
28 November 2017

Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?

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…

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rebuilder86
Nov 28, 2017 7:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 November 2017

extension vs Knock Down Rebuild

extension vs Knock Down Rebuild

Hi lay69u welcome to the forum Most Designers & Builders offer a free one hour consultation unfortunately I think designers often lack engineering, build costs &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 25, 2017 8:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MissAlison
MissAlison
23 November 2017

Concrete balustrades, what on earth to do?

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…

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MissAlison
Nov 23, 2017 2:21 pm

Hey all - I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times but the last was over 5 years ago. We live in Brisbane and looking to buy a Queenslander, colonial or cottage…

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Nov 16, 2017 1:25 pm

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