Renovation - new floorboards - staircase?
Yes, a number of the better floating floor systems have stair nosing as a product, so you use the nosing piece as the edge and then standard boards for the tread & riser.…
Mar 24, 2017 12:10 pm
Owner Builder Insurance
I know this is a late reply, but we are still around (thanks for the mention Beetaloo). It's been a while since we were affiliated with Westcourt though. Now…
Quoting for a renovation?
It really comes down to what your time is worth. Have decided on your hourly rate and laid out an estimate of time for each task?
Generally if it's labour only I'd calc…
I have an old brick and tile house, 1940s, and in the original part of home the walls have a textured paint finish to them - see below
I would like to smooth…
Thanks for the pictures, it's a little hard to tell unfortunately. That short wall may take a beam that divides the span of the room.
Best bet would be to…
Master Bedroom Help!
What are the dimensions? I'm assuming if it was a single car garage it was minimum of 3.5 metres, possibly 4m wide? The master bedroom in my house is only 3.5m wide…
Flooring - Tiles next to Engineered Timber
Under floorboards you would use masonite not cement sheet generally, but yes it adds up.
Whats the existing surface- if its concrete you wont need a cement sheet under…
Flat roof -
Why do you want a flat roof? How flat is "flat"?
Colourbond can do 5% fall in some profiles. SIPS can do the same. Hebel could possibly do less with a waterproofing…
Apartment Bathroom Renovation
Hi @kitty1 if you are looking for renovation products for your apartment's bathroom, try dropping by to Renovation Kingdom in 9 Barney St North Parramatta or just…
Mold in wall and door architrave
Trust your gut, if they have to do some repairs in that a anyway, then they can fix whatever you remove to satisfy your own interests.
James Mason - Our…
Villaboard vs tile underlay
Villaboard is impact & water resistant. Drill it and you'll find out. Tile underlay is not water resistant, you cannot use it to sheet a wall in a wet area, but you…
How to save money on renovations
One great way to save even for future home improvements is by maintaining your electrical wires working at its best state. Because keeping them in good condition could…
Feb 21, 2017 8:46 pm
Hi - this is a picture of our house before we started renovations.
Attached are elevations to give idea of what it will like when finished along with suggested colour…
Feb 14, 2017 10:42 am
SMALL EXTENSION TO BLUEBOARD HOUSE
i can give more details... what do you want to know... there is a sloping roof over the back part of house
please see floorplans attached
Subfloor supports: what are they used for?
Thank you both for your advice. My brother was given a time to put in an offer and he was just speculating I guess, from his very recent experience where the work done on…
Hey guys I'm building a wooden boardwalk at the front of my house. This is my first attempt at Diy. I need opinions on what way I should have it going. How do I post…
External Decorative Fixed Blade Shutters
IT's actually pretty hard to match old stuff on your house - tile, brick, and pretty much all the other materials, if you hadn't kept some spare stuff aside when you first…
Building in underneath a deck
you want to enclose the underside of the deck, both walls & ceiling? If the deck roofed/walled above the deck level?
That style of deck is by design not sealed- you cant…
New plaster - pin holes everywhere
its common to see that in the first coat, but you always need at least two coats to get a good finish (3 if its deep).
Have they done 2 coats?
Does anyone know if you can still source Zacuba bricks? PGH have a similar colour but the Zacuba are slightly smaller than a standard brick. I am doing an extension and…
When I did my time back in the late 60's it was 9 & 6
9" up from the bottom and 6" down from the top.
or to you young'ns 230mm & 150mm.
Help with beam size for new opening
You will need to seek out an engineer who will do the comp's for you, which you can attach to your plans you have had drawn up for your proposal when you lodge them for a…
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 -…
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…
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"…
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…
building a carport
Long (relatively) time reader, first time poster
I am moving back into one of my investment properties with the intention of doing some renovations to make it…
The NSW Ombudsman complaint handling work is aimed at exposing and eliminating conduct that is illegal, unreasonable, unjust or oppressive, improperly discriminatory,…
Floor Tolerances for Extension
Yeasss, I would appreciate your help - I'm also looking for info!
Dec 15, 2016 11:52 pm
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…
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.
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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