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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 9:41 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 11:20 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 3:25 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 7:37 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 12:11 pm
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 25, 2012 12:14 am
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 10:45 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 10:56 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 9:52 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 3:42 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 12:55 pm
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 8:48 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 10:44 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 05, 2012 12:38 am
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 11:40 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 11:44 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 8:55 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 10:10 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 07, 2012 12:21 am
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 8:41 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 8:58 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 1:14 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 1:19 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 5:07 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 1:42 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 3:28 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 10:10 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 5:20 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 11:05 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 10:37 am
nev25
nev25
24 September 2012

Getting MCBs and Ceiling fans Installed

Getting MCBs and Ceiling fans Installed

Can anyone please give me a rough estimate how much will it cost considering the ceiling fans were never there and there may be some…

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nev25
Sep 25, 2012 12:23 am
nev25
Deemaree
Deemaree
25 September 2012

Who does these smallish renovation jobs?

Who does these smallish renovation jobs?

We have Hire a Hubby coming to help with some plastering and wall removal work-you could try them.

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Deemaree
Sep 25, 2012 8:43 pm
Deemaree
jodge
jodge
26 September 2012

Renovation Companies for Unit/Apartment.

Renovation Companies for Unit/Apartment.

Hi Simon! 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…

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jodge
Sep 27, 2012 12:22 am
jodge
Noosagirl
Noosagirl
27 September 2012

Kitchen Bench

Kitchen Bench

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…

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Noosagirl
Sep 27, 2012 5:26 pm
dingozzz
dingozzz
30 September 2012

Building stairs

Building stairs

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…

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dingozzz
Sep 30, 2012 11:09 pm
bashworth
bashworth
3 October 2012

Navigating a HWI claim in NSW

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…

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bashworth
Oct 03, 2012 7:02 am
bashworth

I like to see what changes people have made with their renos. So to kick things off here is my outdoor kitchen. …

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mrs mozz
Oct 03, 2012 11:57 am
Loaf
Loaf
4 October 2012

Recommendation for structural engineer Sydney

Recommendation for structural engineer Sydney

Hi slam5, How did you go finding someone? We're hoping to do a similar thing on our apartment and looking for a struct eng. Would you recommend anyone? Any other hints or…

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Loaf
Oct 04, 2012 2:08 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 October 2012

Wall Frames

Wall Frames

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…

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Stewie D
Oct 05, 2012 8:24 am
building-expert
building-expert
5 October 2012

Leaks and dampness, forensic testing with thermal imaging

Leaks and dampness, forensic testing with thermal imaging

Most homeowners will at some point experience roof leaks, water leaks and or dampness. It's not always easy to detect the cause and many will spend good money treating…

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building-expert
Oct 05, 2012 9:59 am
building-expert
leisadent
leisadent
5 October 2012

rough idea of costs

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…

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leisadent
Oct 05, 2012 2:28 pm
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building-expert
Oct 05, 2012 3:17 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
5 October 2012

Building down (rather than up)

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…

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building-expert
Oct 05, 2012 4:59 pm
building-expert
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 October 2012

What is this filler ?

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…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 08, 2012 7:23 pm
TrevandSam
TrevandSam
12 October 2012

Ensuites on tow?

Ensuites on tow?

Anyone used them? Just wondering what they are like and what they cost, if anyone can share. Thanks ::smile::

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TrevandSam
Oct 12, 2012 6:57 pm
purifyer
purifyer
13 October 2012

Suggestions for architect north-eastern suburbs

Suggestions for architect north-eastern suburbs

Hi guys We have an acreage property in the north-eastern suburbs of melbourne and are looking to extend the house and renovate the existing house. Currently the house is…

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purifyer
Oct 13, 2012 7:54 pm
remontbuilder
remontbuilder
14 October 2012

Metamorphosis in Poland - ruined house on yt

Metamorphosis in Poland - ruined house on yt

Not long ago, I've became a 'lucky' owner of this ruined and deserted house with a garden whose area amounts to 1200m2. The house was uninhabited for almost 15 years. It…

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remontbuilder
Oct 14, 2012 5:47 am
jamian
jamian
15 October 2012

New Colorbond Roof

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.

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jamian
Oct 15, 2012 8:12 am
leighton
leighton
16 October 2012

Converting fibro clad cottage to brick veneer?

Converting fibro clad cottage to brick veneer?

i agreie with the view on using alternate material as a fabric, hardi products, colorbond, render, other wise, too expensive. i have actually done this some years ago. if…

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leighton
Oct 16, 2012 8:31 am
leighton


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