Reno: Strata approval and drawings
Why have you asked the builder to do the drawings ? Most builders are good tradies but lousy draughtsmen.
You need to either do it yourself or hire a professional as in…
Garage/Family Room Conversion
Rae01 , seeing as the original post was in January I think they have either abandoned the idea or converted the garage and moved in by now !
Re-Stumping - 75mm inside 90mm post
The first/last issue you have will be how are you going to tell if the welds are suitable(ie. enough penetration, strong enough)
You can buy steel stump that are pre made…
Installing aluminium sliding doors
The door with reveals attached to the fins on top and sides, slides in from the inside.
Using say 150 X 19mm reveals you will have about a 6mm gap each side between the…
Polystyrene Ceiling Tiles
I'd be more worried about what they cover up and always recommend removing what is on the walls /ceiling back to the timber framing and go from there.
WHAT ORDER TO RENOVATE IN
Strip the kitchen then rough-in ( shift H & C water pipes to new location, gas pipe to new location , wires in wall moved/added to new location etc ).
Cleaning wooden blinds
what are the easiest way to clean wooden blinds? please suggest me some tips on cleaning..
Planning and order for RENO
Then the bathroom is the first room I'd look at stripping and renovating.
When you rip out the bath, shower, toilet, taps & tiles there may be large parts of the render…
Sep 24, 2012 11:23 pm
Renovation Companies for Unit/Apartment.
We bought cheap imported tapware from warehouse-type places for our home. . . 2 and a half years ago, and it's never given us any problems!
We put in mixer…
Sep 26, 2012 11:22 pm
Nes 173 just wanted to let you know, the Astral went on this week and it is absolutely stunning!! Even the guys installing it said they never get sick of seeing it, it is…
I have recently raised my house in Brisbane and wondered if anyone can recommend someone who will be able to build the front and rear stairs.
Any help would be gratefully…
Navigating a HWI claim in NSW
The 'Final Contract Price' should be = the total value of the initial price + all agreed variations.
In other words it should be around $200,000…
I like to see what changes people have made with their renos.
So to kick things off here is my outdoor kitchen. …
I don't think an engineer would let you simply tack on another 300mm to all your walls. We have extended some walls up in the past where we had to take every second stud…
rough idea of costs
Hi all, I'm hoping to buy a house soon, finance pending. Could an experienced renovator give me a rough idea of costs to do the following repairs:
- replace about 12…
Building down (rather than up)
Most of the time dampness in buildings below ground level is from water coming in but it can be from leaks, condensation and poor ventilation. Sometimes it is combination…
What is this filler ?
Ive sealed a 3-4mm gap between my upright cooker and cupboards using clear silicone. Carefully applied then given a LIGHT spray with diluted dishwashing liquid and…
Ensuites on tow?
Anyone used them?
Just wondering what they are like and what they cost, if anyone can share.
New Colorbond Roof
Thank you everyone. We have now had another quote come in from another builder for $18K . Things are looking a little more reasonable now.
Oct 16, 2012 2:49 pm
Furniture Shops similar to Coco Republic
Hi, we will be moving to Brisbane soon and need to find furniture shops that are not too expensive. We love Coco republic's furniture and i was wondering if anyone can…
Oct 20, 2012 11:09 pm
Replacing flat roof for trusses
Pretty easy to work out.
Do a scale drawing of the plan outline of your house with the measurements shown for all the external walls ( show the eaves too as a dotted…
Hardiplank v weatherboard
there are a number of hardi products besides the hardiplank, which is one of the cheapest. it is a better solution than baltic pine board. why? the fc fibre cement board…
Installing rear roller door on garage
TBH if you don't know whats involved then my honest advice is pay a qualified professional to do it.
As its a structural change you're most likely going to need a…
Enclosing Games Room in Open Plan home
Hi there ... I'm wondering if anyone has enclosed their games room. My house is B&T and very open plan - with a very large kitchen, meals, family and games room, all…
unauthorised garage conversion
Illegal conversions are problematic and risky.
You could be facing: health,safety and liability issues.
For less than $600 you can get building and timber pest inspection…
I'm coming around to it now, I think it was the fact we'd JUST put the deposit on the flooring when we found out that was making me bang my head lol.
Yep having all the front done and paying an extra 350 i think to have 2 different colours too...
Removing Formal Areas
Looks good and probably the easiest and cheapest way to achieve a more useable open plan living area.
The biggest hindrance will be if any of the walls are load bearing.…
Roof Restoration - Perth
Hi Lin, we are a roofing company here in Melbourne (Guardian Roofing) and we also have one of those those company's you mentioned operating here. I cant speak for thier…
Corner garden shed (Triangular)
We are renovating on a triangular shaped block so I've been looking everywhere for a triangular shaped simple colorbond garden shed but can't find one? Can any…
Sleepout removal/demolition Perth
Not sure how much demo they do but we used KBE contracting to take down the asbestos verandah we had and an old shed and they were great. Don't have the contact details of…
Installing Doors and Door Frames
Not sure where you are located (we are in Perth) but years ago we added some doors like you are referring to, the business was appropriately named "Add a Door" they were…