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sceen7
sceen7
27 November 2012

Any Builder recs. for Western Suburbs of Melbourne

Any Builder recs. for Western Suburbs of Melbourne

Just bumping this thread as we also have a friend who has had the WORST experience using this company. They have been going for almost 2 years, is still not back in and…

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sceen7
Nov 27, 2012 2:04 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
3 December 2012

Corrugated iron wall cladding: experiences?

Corrugated iron wall cladding: experiences?

Hi, i recently replaced wall cladding in my home, for the cause i consulted http://www.staxstone.com/, till date the installation seems…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 03, 2012 10:29 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
WheelZ
WheelZ
4 December 2012

Recommend a plasterer for a job in west footscray?

Recommend a plasterer for a job in west footscray?

Hey Guys, Need to get a quote on getting a couple of small, none load bearing walls removed and finished in my unit in west footscray. Given there is so much choice,…

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WheelZ
Dec 04, 2012 10:02 am
CurrentWave
CurrentWave
4 December 2012

Question about closet shelves

Question about closet shelves

Hello, I just bought my first place, and I'm already remodeling.... I've added a couple of linen closets and now it's time for the shelves. Will 1x2" cleats be enough…

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CurrentWave
Dec 04, 2012 12:03 pm
Taazan
Taazan
4 December 2012

Rusty lintels so thinking of window conversion

Rusty lintels so thinking of window conversion

Hi all, Background - 1905 double brick home with narrow French doors with very nice that lead into each of the front bedrooms from the front verandah. Lintels are…

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Taazan
Dec 04, 2012 9:23 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
5 December 2012

Bungalow/Studio Cost

Bungalow/Studio Cost

We have been looking at getting a kit form timber shed/garage but converted to use as an outdoor room/guest room/study - approx. 5.4m x 3.6m (from memory) - but given size…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 05, 2012 7:18 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 December 2012

is a steel beam needed here?

is a steel beam needed here?

Your plans are pretty good actually for home drawn - clear, concise and to scale. I've had clients show me some that have been drawn on the back of a cornflakes packet and…

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Stewie D
Dec 07, 2012 8:31 pm
brad-tlk
brad-tlk
11 December 2012

Sliding Door Help

Sliding Door Help

Ok, I'll give that a shot tonight

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brad-tlk
Dec 11, 2012 2:34 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
13 December 2012

Skirting boards - Perth

Skirting boards - Perth

Search for Marybond's Redink building thread, she has used a company in Perth and seems happy, and the price wasn't to bad either.

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off2theburbs
Dec 13, 2012 6:52 pm
travelbug
travelbug
15 December 2012

Tell me we aren't insane?!

Tell me we aren't insane?!

That's exactly what we've just done (without the baby). We bought a run down place and have been ronovating while our house was on the market. Moved in 4 days ago (boxes…

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travelbug
Dec 15, 2012 9:01 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 December 2012

Restumping vs Underpinning - Brick House

Restumping vs Underpinning - Brick House

Kind of hard for any of us tradies or any other pro's in the building trade to comment without seeing photos of the problem. That being said though an engineers report…

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Stewie D
Dec 17, 2012 10:05 pm
Andrewphill
Andrewphill
17 December 2012

Kitchen renovation in Sydney

Kitchen renovation in Sydney

For finding a kitchen renovator in Sydney is not a difficult task. Just find it online or post an add for that. I recommend you try for walk in bath tub review. It's an…

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Andrewphill
Dec 17, 2012 10:40 pm
travelbug
travelbug
20 December 2012

Cost of first floor/second story addition in Sydney

Cost of first floor/second story addition in Sydney

I live in an older area and a few neighbours looked into building on top but all said price was prohibitive. They knocked their houses down and rebuilt. They said at the…

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travelbug
Dec 20, 2012 4:32 pm
pirate
pirate
21 December 2012

Renovation for Profit

Renovation for Profit

Thanks Travelbug. I tried to contact the ATO for advice but was stopped because I could not provide an agent's number... bloody useless.

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pirate
Dec 21, 2012 2:39 pm
shebu
shebu
23 December 2012

"STICKY" - What did your extension end up costing?

"STICKY" - What did your extension end up costing?

Hi We finished an extension and reno on our 30s art deco home a year ago: 1. 64sqm (kitchen, dining, 2nd living area) inside ground floor extension , plus deck and…

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shebu
Dec 23, 2012 8:39 am
lesliemorris85
lesliemorris85
26 December 2012

LED vs energy saver lights

LED vs energy saver lights
1, 2

I think we can also consider LED lights as energy saver lights. Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. Their lights are free of toxic…

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lesliemorris85
Dec 26, 2012 5:00 pm
sceen7
sceen7
27 December 2012

How to decide upon extensions

How to decide upon extensions

Agree with all that is said above... Especially, go with a small local builder. DO NOT use a volume builder.

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sceen7
Dec 27, 2012 11:01 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 December 2012

Cleaning up old rafter beams... any ideas?

Cleaning up old rafter beams... any ideas?

As above but it depends mostly on what the dirt is. If it is just that - dirt, then a belt sand and lots of hand sanding should remove 99% of it. If the beams have oil in…

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Stewie D
Dec 30, 2012 10:15 am
murthy54
murthy54
31 December 2012

Looking for some names for adding an extension to our house

Looking for some names for adding an extension to our house

Hi, I am new to this forum. I am looking for adding about 90sq mts addition to an existing 10 yr old property. Planning to put a kitchen in one side of this extension…

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murthy54
Dec 31, 2012 7:50 pm
MR2
MR2
4 January 2013

How good/safe is Flat roof?

How good/safe is Flat roof?

Depending on how it's done it's very hard to add in wiring/systems in the roof as well, that's where you get tradies making holes in the roof to throw stuff on top and…

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MR2
Jan 04, 2013 11:47 am
MR2
PAB_34
PAB_34
6 January 2013

Cost of one room extension.

Cost of one room extension.

6 x 4 = 24 sq.m I'd guess from 24 x $1000 = $24000 to 24 x $1800 = $43200 BUT it depends on what flooring you want, what type of roof you have to match into, what type…

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PAB_34
Jan 06, 2013 1:51 pm
PAB_34
bkm2009
bkm2009
7 January 2013

Painting Internal Brick Walls...

Painting Internal Brick Walls...

Texture paint is another good product. Just make sure you still seal the walls first and allow it to dry for at least a few hours before y use the texture paint. Have…

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bkm2009
Jan 07, 2013 9:36 pm
bkm2009
travelbug
travelbug
8 January 2013

Re-sale Advice

Re-sale Advice

Agree with Deemaree, ring some agents. If its going to be a long term home you do what suits you. But if not you need to do your research to ensure you don't lose money.…

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travelbug
Jan 08, 2013 12:52 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
9 January 2013

Cost to strip and repaint

Cost to strip and repaint

Depends how much work is involved. can you post some photos. Is the current plaster in good condition, or is it exterior paint?

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mynameisjonas
Jan 09, 2013 10:24 pm
G-Thorpe
G-Thorpe
10 January 2013

Building an internal wall

Building an internal wall

This is usually a simple job, but does require a bit more info to answer your questions. I'll try and answer them as best as I can. 1. Cost will depend on a number of…

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G-Thorpe
Jan 10, 2013 8:47 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 January 2013

Flywire/Screens

Flywire/Screens

Yes - and get the tool (like a…

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Saint Mike
Jan 10, 2013 4:01 pm
Saint Mike
Deesy73
Deesy73
14 January 2013

Cost to level apartment floor?

Cost to level apartment floor?

Depends on how un level they are and what you are putting over them. I use a product called Ardit for leveling concrete floors for new flooring. Generally K15 with an…

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Deesy73
Jan 14, 2013 11:24 pm
MFünke
MFünke
15 January 2013

Advice on building a small deck off lounge room?

Advice on building a small deck off lounge room?

Thanks all! Ok those are good tips - I guess I was thinking French doors as the lounge has another set of French doors going out to the sunroom so they would match quite…

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MFünke
Jan 15, 2013 11:46 am
fozzy
fozzy
15 January 2013

Reusing Bricks in an Extension

Reusing Bricks in an Extension

Thanks for the replies. I think it makes sense to just use either all new or all old bricks on the same wall. Since we won't have enough old bricks for a whole wall and…

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fozzy
Jan 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Mario Matassa
Mario Matassa
15 January 2013

How much information do I need to get quotes?

How much information do I need to get quotes?

Invest in a competant estimator or quantitiy surveyor. Usually around the $300 to $500 mark. This will get you ball park figure. Enough to make a decision in which…

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Mario Matassa
Jan 15, 2013 11:16 pm
Mario Matassa
Mario Matassa
15 January 2013

Roof design advice

Roof design advice

* Go with the hip. * Match the pitch of the existing roof. * The more roof space the better. It helps with heat loading. * Replacing the exsting roof for the sake of…

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Mario Matassa
Jan 15, 2013 11:30 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 January 2013

Greening carport roofs

Greening carport roofs

Do you want to know…

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SaveH2O
Jan 20, 2013 10:58 am
SaveH2O
Pellana
Pellana
21 January 2013

Renovation/Extend Help - How best to renovate my property

Renovation/Extend Help - How best to renovate my property

That's exactly what we think in regards to making a sacrifice for the future, as luck would have it we are able to finish all the things we planned to finish but there are…

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Pellana
Jan 21, 2013 4:05 pm
kek
kek
25 January 2013

Attaching rings to brick

Attaching rings to brick

I'm with Uncle Arfur. It's now illegal to attach basketball rings to bricks above garage doors, and the setup you're describing would potentially be required to bear a lot…

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kek
Jan 25, 2013 3:28 pm
kek
EthosDesign
EthosDesign
27 January 2013

Renovating a bungalow

Renovating a bungalow

If you are willing to do the painting yourself it will almost certainly be cheaper to paint the panelling than replastering. You simply need a good quality 3-in-1 style…

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EthosDesign
Jan 27, 2013 2:30 pm
EthosDesign
leighton
leighton
3 February 2013

Enclosing the Alfresco area. Any suggestions pls ???

Enclosing the Alfresco area. Any suggestions pls ???

This should depend on aspect. I mean the orientation and particulary where the sun comes from relative to the openings. ask me more if you like. cheers

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leighton
Feb 03, 2013 8:42 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
5 February 2013

Advise on removing Chimney from Kitchen

Advise on removing Chimney from Kitchen

To me, it is a job for a carpenter. He can remove the bricks and ensure that the frame is safe. Pulling the bricks out is just a dirty job. A good chance nil asbestos. The…

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leighton
Feb 05, 2013 6:09 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
5 February 2013

Creaking floors question?

Creaking floors question?

Most of those houses had kiln dried hardwood strip flooring. Likely something has happened to bearers and joists. I agree more creaking with particleboard and I am taking…

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leighton
Feb 05, 2013 6:15 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
5 February 2013

Recommendation for wardrobe fitouts in Vic?

Recommendation for wardrobe fitouts in Vic?

we are using our kitchen cabinet manufacturer to do some more fancy wardrobes and the cost is in the vicinity of $3000 for the full width robe and drawers. Might be worth…

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leighton
Feb 05, 2013 6:30 am
leighton
Evelin
Evelin
6 February 2013

Cost of staircase

Cost of staircase

Gosh not sure, but the staircase we put in our house which had 16 steps cost us $25k. Our steps when they are finished will have wooden treads…

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Evelin
Feb 06, 2013 12:56 pm
SoozyStyle
SoozyStyle
6 February 2013

Subfloor that's soft and crumbly

Subfloor that's soft and crumbly

Hello I'm about to install a floating floor into a 1967 apartment in Sydney. After removing the carpet and underlay I found a sub floor (on top of the concrete slab) that…

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SoozyStyle
Feb 06, 2013 8:42 pm
knb
knb
7 February 2013

question -which paint colour for bedroom

question -which paint colour for bedroom

Ive also used white duck full and 1/4 strength and love both! A great grey and nice alternative to plain white or beige. Good choice :)

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knb
Feb 07, 2013 8:41 am
Mammosgrub
Mammosgrub
7 February 2013

Choosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??

Choosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??

Great - thank you! that is very close to what i have in mind. Will keep you posted!

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Mammosgrub
Feb 07, 2013 2:03 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 February 2013

New build and we're renovating 2 years later!!

New build and we're renovating 2 years later!!

It's the same number of steps so it's not less fiddly. I've attached photos on this forum using both IS and PB but I just prefer PB. Unless you can show me what I'm doing…

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Stewie D
Feb 08, 2013 8:09 am
tim_k
tim_k
9 February 2013

Staircase company recommendation

Staircase company recommendation

I've used stallion before- zero complaints.

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tim_k
Feb 09, 2013 11:17 pm
gascha
gascha
12 February 2013

Opinion on workmanship sought...

Opinion on workmanship sought...

Hi, sorry I didn't get back to this post earlier, was too busy. Thanks everyone for their opinion. I'm glad I wasn't alone with my opinion that this was bad.... After…

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gascha
Feb 12, 2013 3:58 pm

Check out the inovar range of floors... They are a timber laminate... But they have a few different types in the range.. We are putting them in our new build, and they are…

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benblinkau
Feb 13, 2013 9:56 pm
benblinkau
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HowieB
Feb 16, 2013 6:05 pm


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