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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
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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
Jun 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Kirralie87
Kirralie87
15 June 2017

An alternative to Gyprock that is just as cheap?

An alternative to Gyprock that is just as cheap?

Cool thank you. I will look into that. I'm not super stressed about the price, but figured I would write that so top of the range products weren't suggested. Being that we…

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Kirralie87
Jun 15, 2017 10:54 am
yorre oshe
yorre oshe
9 June 2017

Pergola but a motorised one

Pergola but a motorised one

Hello, I am looking to get like a semi usable space at my house. Pergola is nice but i need like a retractable roof. I found a few companies. I seen one by oztech but i…

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yorre oshe
Jun 09, 2017 4:14 pm
starmart
starmart
31 May 2017

Bedroom sizes

Bedroom sizes

Thanks so much algernon, that is incredibly helpful! I really really appreciate your feedback! We might keep the three big bedrooms and look at building in our front porch…

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starmart
May 31, 2017 11:09 am

hi all Ive never done an extension or any major renovations for a home but am in the market to buy a family home at the moment and have seen plenty of houses that are a…

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cbarre
May 29, 2017 12:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 May 2017

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?
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@vinothkumar It doesn't matter how much Architecture costs wherever it comes from.. you can give it away for free if you wish? but If the engineering and construction is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 24, 2017 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
22 May 2017

Extending a home with 2.4m ceiling: New section 2.7m or 3m?

Extending a home with 2.4m ceiling: New section 2.7m or 3m?

I think it depends on the size of the rooms. In smaller rooms 2.7 would feel more proportionate, but in larger rooms you could get away with 3.0 or even higher.

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arcadelt
May 22, 2017 9:08 am
albertsean
albertsean
18 May 2017

Can anyone please tell me best company for kitchen respray i

Can anyone please tell me best company for kitchen respray i

Hello friends, please help me to choose the best company for respraying my kitchen cabinet...

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albertsean
May 18, 2017 5:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 May 2017

Trying to choose between Hebel Powerwall and Foam Cladding

Trying to choose between Hebel Powerwall and Foam Cladding

Straw has great thermal properties as well as Foam..But most remember the Story of the "The Three Little Pigs" who built from Brick, Sticks & Straw

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 18, 2017 11:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi Everyone, I am currently doing an owner build and stuck on what I should be doing under the decking of our alfresco. Should I be laying Scyon sheeting, battens and…

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Turnerbuild
May 11, 2017 6:23 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 May 2017

Tiling in herringbone style

Tiling in herringbone style

It's a very fiddly pattern, because every edge tile needs to be cut, which is not always the case with brick or stack pattern. Unfortunately, if that is what your tiler…

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arcadelt
May 10, 2017 10:39 am
nickcampbel
nickcampbel
1 May 2017

NEED HELP HOME ADDITION

NEED HELP HOME ADDITION

hi friend , look at this website you can find a lot of items that you need :) http://www.artisanbazzarts.com/moroccan-artisanat/

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nickcampbel
May 01, 2017 6:23 pm

Got talked into removing the sills and I hate the outcome. The style is Hamptons/Queenslander/Colonial and the modern sills do not look right. If you did the same what did…

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ideaswoman
Apr 25, 2017 4:46 pm
ideaswoman
ecnal
ecnal
25 April 2017

Renovation rip off

Renovation rip off

In our last house I built the basement myself. I bought a book at Home Depot called "how to build a basement" which became my…

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ecnal
Apr 25, 2017 3:05 pm
banu
banu
21 April 2017

Recommendations - renos on turn of century homes

Recommendations - renos on turn of century homes

A Coffee Finish Wallclock would look great on a turn of the century home. I bought one ( ) for $48 when I was having my house renovated. While doing the reno you might…

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banu
Apr 21, 2017 2:14 pm
banu
banu
21 April 2017

How to remove spray paint from floor

How to remove spray paint from floor

If the paint is dry you could saturate a clean rag in rubbing alcohol, then remove the rubbing alcohol with a clean, soapy cloth.

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banu
Apr 21, 2017 2:03 pm

Hi, I just had a question - would we need council approval (we are City of Wanneroo, WA) for a feature wall similar to the attached. It would be inside the fence line and…

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hwearing
Apr 19, 2017 5:53 pm
hwearing
strongandbold
strongandbold
17 April 2017

Weatherboad cladding for a orange brick veneer home

Weatherboad cladding for a orange brick veneer home

Hi guys, I am thinking about cladding my 1960's orange brick veneer home with weatherboard cladding and replacing the steel windows (in bad condition ) with chunky timber…

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strongandbold
Apr 17, 2017 2:45 pm

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