sceen7Any Builder recs. for Western Suburbs of Melbourne
27 November 2012
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…
CuttingEdgeKitchensCorrugated iron wall cladding: experiences?
3 December 2012
Hi, i recently replaced wall cladding in my home, for the cause i consulted http://www.staxstone.com/, till date the installation seems…
WheelZRecommend a plasterer for a job in west footscray?
4 December 2012
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,…
TaazanRusty lintels so thinking of window conversion
4 December 2012
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…
Stewie DRestumping vs Underpinning - Brick House
17 December 2012
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…
travelbugCost of first floor/second story addition in Sydney
20 December 2012
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…
shebu"STICKY" - What did your extension end up costing?
23 December 2012
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…
Stewie DCleaning up old rafter beams... any ideas?
30 December 2012
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…
murthy54Looking for some names for adding an extension to our house
31 December 2012
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…
MFünkeAdvice on building a small deck off lounge room?
15 January 2013
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…
Mario MatassaHow much information do I need to get quotes?
15 January 2013
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…
PellanaRenovation/Extend Help - How best to renovate my property
21 January 2013
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…
leightonEnclosing the Alfresco area. Any suggestions pls ???
3 February 2013
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
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…
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…
MammosgrubChoosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??
7 February 2013
Great - thank you! that is very close to what i have in mind. Will keep you posted!
Stewie DNew build and we're renovating 2 years later!!
8 February 2013
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…
benblinkauFloor advice - existing pine, laminate or bamboo?
13 February 2013
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…