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Zigs
Zigs
5 August 2012

New show: Renovate or Bust.

New show: Renovate or Bust.

Thank you so much for the tip! We are seriously considering this.

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Zigs
Aug 05, 2012 5:33 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 August 2012

Advice

Advice

Try the council first, bring a plan or sketch and ask for their opinion. As a builder I can tell you that anything is possible but whether it is feasible it's a question…

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building-expert
Aug 06, 2012 11:29 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 August 2012

Drainage.....Question for plumbers

Drainage.....Question for plumbers

Ok...there is an existing drainage pipe on the south side. It is easy to calculate this pipe's maximum compliant flow rate and this is the first thing that needs to be…

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SaveH2O
Aug 06, 2012 10:56 pm
SaveH2O
kimmy25
kimmy25
9 August 2012

Surveyors / Soil Test in Brisbane

Surveyors / Soil Test in Brisbane

Gateway Survey & Planning are fantastic and have helped us on numerous projects: www.gsp-land.com.au or Ph: 07) 3893 0557

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kimmy25
Aug 09, 2012 11:58 am
ennoh
ennoh
9 August 2012

shingle roof tiles

shingle roof tiles

We are about to buy a home - it's ripe for renovation but the biggest thing I think will be a new roof. The pitch is very low at the moment and I thought a new roof with…

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ennoh
Aug 09, 2012 2:53 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Renovating - What you wish someone had told you.

Renovating - What you wish someone had told you.

I'll tell you something I was so thankful for when we renovated our kitchen was a second bathroom. We were with out kitchen for about 3 weeks as we had a bit of…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 5:44 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Cost of removing a wall?

Cost of removing a wall?

We needed to get a steel beam put in which cost a few thousand. We also took into consideration if we ever wanted to build up it would need to support a second level. A…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 6:40 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Renovating small flats/apartments for profit?

Renovating small flats/apartments for profit?

I am obviously clueless about Turkey but here there is body corporates to deal with and possible maintenance/strata fees, you would want to check this out when you are…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 7:55 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Decking on Tiles

Decking on Tiles

You might want to check out the building codes for your state. There might be a minimum amount of space between the ground and your deck and if you are building the deck…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 8:06 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Don't know where to start; Advice welcome

Don't know where to start; Advice welcome

Are you renovating to sell, rent out, or live in?

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 8:10 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Bifolds & Stackers & Floors, oh my!

Bifolds & Stackers & Floors, oh my!

Have you checked out the bi fold doors? We just put some in and the part that the doors sit up against (bottom seal) is a couple cm high to create a seal. Not sure if this…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 8:30 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Taking down a wall in a unit - how does it work with strata?

Taking down a wall in a unit - how does it work with strata?

I'm interested to know what happened if the original poster is still out there?

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 8:34 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Renovate to add value - How do I start?

Renovate to add value - How do I start?

Look up debbie williams and renovating, it is to do with getting a reValuation from the bank however I'm not really sure how to explain it.

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 9:01 pm
cosmos
cosmos
11 August 2012

Installing Bi-Fold Doors

Installing Bi-Fold Doors

Hi, We are looking to install some bifold door but we need to install a steel bar as we are removing a load bearing wall. Does anyone know approximately how much this will…

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cosmos
Aug 11, 2012 4:36 pm
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AlleyCat
Aug 12, 2012 4:32 pm
Darren Standish
Darren Standish
12 August 2012

Concrete slab floor vs timber truss for second level

Concrete slab floor vs timber truss for second level

Love Tudors...great to have a house that stands out from the crowd. Wouldn't like to work on their roofs though. Goodluck with your reno...i am sure it will be worth it…

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Darren Standish
Aug 12, 2012 8:12 pm
Darren Standish
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 August 2012

Post war - Doing enough to keep it going a while longer

Post war - Doing enough to keep it going a while longer

Then I'd take it room by room and renovate as you go. Any asbestos you find - remove it , don't do what the other clowns have done and tile over it or as in what happened…

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Stewie D
Aug 14, 2012 9:44 am
xya
xya
15 August 2012

A bit lost on what to do

A bit lost on what to do

Thanks for the suggestions, Laila. Would really like to have open plan but have heard from some people that it's not always great, especially if you have a few kids. This…

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xya
Aug 15, 2012 9:04 pm
travelbug
travelbug
16 August 2012

Need Your HELP PLZ! In a Dilemma Extend or Rebuild

Need Your HELP PLZ! In a Dilemma Extend or Rebuild

Without more info anyones "guess" is pretty useless. What will option 1/2/3 be worth after the change? THAT will tell you which is the better option financially. But…

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travelbug
Aug 16, 2012 4:52 pm
kyton
kyton
18 August 2012

Drawing up plans for reno in Lake Macquarie NSW

Drawing up plans for reno in Lake Macquarie NSW

I can second The Murray's - they have done quite a few jobs for us.

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kyton
Aug 18, 2012 8:41 am
kyton
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 August 2012

Yet another terrace renovation =)

Yet another terrace renovation =)

I've replied in your other thread about PCA's. I'm unsure of the cost or feasibility of the polished concrete for your bathroom so I'll leave that up to others to advise…

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Stewie D
Aug 20, 2012 10:20 am
Antarctic-H
Antarctic-H
23 August 2012

Digital Antenna

Digital Antenna

Hi banoncom. I can highly recomend Metropolitan Antennas. It is a family owned business and is operated by George and his son. They are competetive priced and do a…

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Antarctic-H
Aug 23, 2012 2:25 pm
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

Cost of renovations

Cost of renovations

most of this is so unrealistic. one problem is the usual, how long is a piece of string, and what type of string, diameter, strength, and so on.…

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 6:37 am
leighton
B STAR
B STAR
24 August 2012

Is it expensive to re-roof an old house?

Is it expensive to re-roof an old house?

but these guys are talking about replacing the whole roof structure including trusses etc.

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B STAR
Aug 24, 2012 11:11 am
judydg
judydg
24 August 2012

Bar near Living room, or Having a Entry Table/storage room

Bar near Living room, or Having a Entry Table/storage room

I suppose it depends on what type of entertaining you do, but personally I think the entry table looks much better.

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judydg
Aug 24, 2012 11:14 pm
bbboy
bbboy
27 August 2012

Patched holes from box airconditioners

Patched holes from box airconditioners

And it all looks good. But I used this stuff: FJ Clear Laminated Pine Panel http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_pro ... _5369.aspx To fill the gap around the panel I…

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bbboy
Aug 27, 2012 9:45 pm
myzie
myzie
28 August 2012

Roof Top Patio Reno

Roof Top Patio Reno

Hi I am new to the forum and any help would be appreciated! I have a 18 square foot patio that is on top of the bottom level of my house. The tiles have cracked and the…

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myzie
Aug 28, 2012 9:56 pm
polly66
polly66
30 August 2012

painting tips?

painting tips?

thanks so much , I shall get on with it this weekend

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polly66
Aug 30, 2012 8:52 am
chatterbox
chatterbox
30 August 2012

tilers and electrical outlets....?

tilers and electrical outlets....?

YES ALL DONE..... holes were cut out of the villa board, tilers tiled around them... now just got to make decisions on the switch sockets etc.....

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chatterbox
Aug 30, 2012 2:42 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
31 August 2012

Archicentre cost guide query

Archicentre cost guide query

Hi Pab... I gave more detail in my other post but didn't get a response so I thought I'd keep this one brief :wink: . Extension would be roughly 30m2 - single level - no…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 31, 2012 11:55 am
Michelle
Michelle
3 September 2012

My First Home Reno

My First Home Reno

Keen to watch your reno...... :D

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Michelle
Sep 03, 2012 7:48 pm
Michelle
Seanr
Seanr
3 September 2012

Removing/closing off fireplace

Removing/closing off fireplace

Hi there, Unlikely to be floorboards underneath the brick hearth, depending on the floorboards used in the rest of the room it could be very difficult or relatively easy…

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Seanr
Sep 03, 2012 9:44 pm
JB1
JB1
4 September 2012

First time Reno: Quality/ other questions HELP

First time Reno: Quality/ other questions HELP

Builders range is a fancy name for cheapest stuff they can get. I'd ask them to quote that you will supply taps, mixers, spout, toilets, kitchen appliances, etc. You'll…

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JB1
Sep 04, 2012 11:38 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 September 2012

Stairs to new first floor

Stairs to new first floor

The BCA max height for a riser being 190mm is there for a reason. Anything over this and it starts to feel like you are climbing a ladder. I always try to design stairs…

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Stewie D
Sep 06, 2012 10:40 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 September 2012

Power supply upgrade for old duplex

Power supply upgrade for old duplex

Ask the strata manager ( being a duplex I assume your property is strata ) or ask your energy provider for a rep to come out. I think you can enforce the insurance…

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Stewie D
Sep 06, 2012 10:44 am
PaulMac
PaulMac
6 September 2012

Moving wooden shed off the concrete slab

Moving wooden shed off the concrete slab

Have you thought about lifting the shed and pouring a new slab without actually moving it? This would be far less risky than trying to move it.

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PaulMac
Sep 06, 2012 7:55 pm
Rae01
Rae01
6 September 2012

Where to start!!

Where to start!!

Hi, We have just purchased a property that we plan on renovating before we move in. The ceiling and internal walls of the property are asbestos and though we understand…

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Rae01
Sep 06, 2012 9:10 pm
cmooring
cmooring
6 September 2012

timber for outside in WA

timber for outside in WA

No probs. Welcome to the forums.

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cmooring
Sep 06, 2012 11:21 pm
cmooring
TrevandSam
TrevandSam
7 September 2012

Home and contents insurance while renovating. Help please!

Home and contents insurance while renovating. Help please!

Good news is that I remembered that our financial planner is also an insurance broker so I called him and he is on the case for us. He is sorting our public liability and…

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TrevandSam
Sep 07, 2012 7:41 am
tubefeed
tubefeed
11 September 2012

Is it worth it to renovate or should I cut my losses & sell?

Is it worth it to renovate or should I cut my losses & sell?

What area are you in? There are a lot of benefits in renovating vs moving or taking on a new build. No stamp duty cost and you could live in the house during the Reno so…

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tubefeed
Sep 11, 2012 7:58 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 September 2012

Reno: Strata approval and drawings

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…

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Stewie D
Sep 12, 2012 12:14 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 September 2012

Garage/Family Room Conversion

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 ! ;-) Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 12, 2012 12:19 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
12 September 2012

Re-Stumping - 75mm inside 90mm post

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…

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chrisandkate
Sep 12, 2012 4:07 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
15 September 2012

Installing aluminium sliding doors

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…

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Uncle Arfur
Sep 15, 2012 12:42 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 September 2012

Interior Renovations - looking for a builder

Interior Renovations - looking for a builder

Looking at renovating the inside of my house (basically a complete redo). I don't want to muck around and want a professional finish I've…

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SaveH2O
Sep 15, 2012 2:28 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 September 2012

Polystyrene Ceiling Tiles

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. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 17, 2012 9:10 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 September 2012

WHAT ORDER TO RENOVATE IN

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 ). Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 18, 2012 4:20 pm
abigailthomas
abigailthomas
18 September 2012

Cleaning wooden blinds

Cleaning wooden blinds

hello, what are the easiest way to clean wooden blinds? please suggest me some tips on cleaning..

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abigailthomas
Sep 18, 2012 10:05 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 September 2012

Planning and order for RENO

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…

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Stewie D
Sep 20, 2012 9:37 am


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