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syba
syba
21 May 2012

Tender v building contract

Tender v building contract

A tender is basically a written quote to do the job. A builder is a 'tenderer' who is 'tendering' on the project. Usually you would get a number of quotes or 'tenders'…

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syba
May 21, 2012 10:57 pm
fdierer
fdierer
22 May 2012

Quality Builder Required for Renovation in Melbourne

Quality Builder Required for Renovation in Melbourne

Thanks Guys, I'll check out that mob Fozzy. ;) I'm in the inner north of Melbourne. I've had a look around, but I kind of want to go with someone who is referred over just…

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fdierer
May 22, 2012 3:41 pm
gascha
gascha
22 May 2012

Need company for living room reno in Melbourne....

Need company for living room reno in Melbourne....

Hi all, we want to get the living room of our 1910 Terrace renovated. Has anyone got a recommendation for a company to carry out the following jobs: Fixing ceiling…

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gascha
May 22, 2012 4:39 pm
kiwi
kiwi
23 May 2012

Dont know where to put a fourth bedroom!!

Dont know where to put a fourth bedroom!!

like rocketship did. can you not see the picture?

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kiwi
May 23, 2012 7:47 pm
kiwi
enixus_ii
enixus_ii
24 May 2012

House extension- Extra Room

House extension- Extra Room

Thanks for your reply. The external cladding will be done by the builder but I am not sure if the frame will be on stumps since I don't know much about building. I did ask…

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enixus_ii
May 24, 2012 11:11 pm
NEWtobuilding3
NEWtobuilding3
25 May 2012

Curtains Online

Curtains Online

Thank you I will check it out

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NEWtobuilding3
May 25, 2012 11:13 am
Dreamer
Dreamer
25 May 2012

Our Remodel - Wallpaper nightmare!

Our Remodel - Wallpaper nightmare!
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Wow what a transformation. We are also renovating a 70s house. No wallpaper when we bought it but I think it must have had some at some stage! It has a crazy green…

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Dreamer
May 25, 2012 11:12 pm
MD@KEYS
MD@KEYS
26 May 2012

Needs wall removed in Melbourne

Needs wall removed in Melbourne

Hi Guys, Looking at removing hinged doors from a supprting wall and installing cavity sliders instead in a supporting wall. Can anyone recommend someone who could do this…

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MD@KEYS
May 26, 2012 12:06 am
afsheen161
afsheen161
26 May 2012

Home Renovation Loan

Home Renovation Loan

What is an FHA Home Renovation Loan?

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afsheen161
May 26, 2012 7:30 pm
Dreamer
Dreamer
27 May 2012

Help with exterior colours for old house and new deck

Help with exterior colours for old house and new deck

I'm not a cream fan either! If I was building I wouldn't pick our brick colour!

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Dreamer
May 27, 2012 8:26 pm
Mikaela_D
Mikaela_D
28 May 2012

Before and after renovation.

Before and after renovation.

Looks great! Is there a fence or hedge going in between those column thingers out the front? Love the floors.

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Mikaela_D
May 28, 2012 8:10 pm
Mikaela_D
custombuilder
custombuilder
28 May 2012

Local Builder or an Extension Company for Extensions

Local Builder or an Extension Company for Extensions

my advice find someone who does the design and construct, get a price for all-up happy hunting

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custombuilder
May 28, 2012 8:41 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 May 2012

Rafter Direction & Size advice

Rafter Direction & Size advice

A sketch or proper drawing of the floorplan with existing and proposed setout including existing roof lines would help a lot here... Stewie

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Stewie D
May 31, 2012 11:26 am
rnb design
rnb design
1 June 2012

Ideas on facade update please

Ideas on facade update please
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Personally I would look at bringing that merbau fence across towards the portico. Changing the colour of the portico cladding from cream to maybe a darker colour to match…

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rnb design
Jun 01, 2012 6:29 pm
Lourance
Lourance
5 June 2012

3m high retaining wall - what can be done?

3m high retaining wall - what can be done?

Couldn't find the original post but this site worth a look http://www.landscapetanks.com.au/. Not sure on price but having water storage tanks as part of it is a nice plus.

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Lourance
Jun 05, 2012 7:39 am
enixus_ii
enixus_ii
6 June 2012

Does this quote sound good ?

Does this quote sound good ?

Hi everyone, I live in Brisbane an im planning to extend my brick house. I am going to add 25sqm room to the front of the house , in bricks on a concrete slab. The…

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enixus_ii
Jun 06, 2012 8:32 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
7 June 2012

Water under New Floorboards

Water under New Floorboards

Hi all, Would water remain between the floorboards and concrete slab? Would mould develop in time, We are also worried about the floor under…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 07, 2012 2:59 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 June 2012

Help.. it's my garage..

Help.. it's my garage..

I'm looking for someone/ company who can help me to remove/ demolish my garage. At the moment t's attached to the house. I want to keep the house…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 08, 2012 10:10 am
Stormy
Stormy
8 June 2012

Carpet retailer recommendations in melbourne

Carpet retailer recommendations in melbourne

It's OK, Uncle Arfur, the member was a spammer, and has had all their posts deleted :)

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Stormy
Jun 08, 2012 10:57 am
Stormy
matrix47
matrix47
9 June 2012

Update - finally started getting rid of slate floors!

Update - finally started getting rid of slate floors!
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This is a bit late I know but the Easy Hammer as shown on the ABC Inventors some time ago is available from some equipment hire outlets. it is basically a jack hammer…

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matrix47
Jun 09, 2012 8:13 am
ahavegimite
ahavegimite
11 June 2012

Northern Melbourne Draftie recommendations?

Northern Melbourne Draftie recommendations?

Hello, Can anyone recommend any reliable, professional draftie? We'd like to start our reno/extension but need plans drawn. Didn't think architect was required cause it's…

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ahavegimite
Jun 11, 2012 1:43 pm
JacC
JacC
11 June 2012

pressed ceiling - art nouveau

pressed ceiling - art nouveau

Thank you! that's great to know. Cheers

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JacC
Jun 11, 2012 8:49 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
12 June 2012

Help!! Exterior render colour

Help!! Exterior render colour

Hi, first you need to join an exterior site like photobucket or imageshack. Then upload the pics. Once you've done that, select the image you want to display, the site…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 12, 2012 7:32 pm
cherub
cherub
13 June 2012

Add an internal stud wall to brick for insulation

Add an internal stud wall to brick for insulation

Put in two rows of noggins. If you can, have a void as a space is a good insulator of sound

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cherub
Jun 13, 2012 6:45 pm
fredstar
fredstar
14 June 2012

inline roof extension to cover deck

inline roof extension to cover deck

Can anyone provide some reptuable companies that I can get quotes from? located in Pakenham. thanks

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fredstar
Jun 14, 2012 8:31 am
astrob38
astrob38
17 June 2012

SDN Carpet: Beaulieu or Quest?

SDN Carpet: Beaulieu or Quest?

I'm looking at new carpet for my house. Originally, i was interested in the SDN by Beaulieu, but when I went to the carpet retailer, they suggested I consider Quest as…

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astrob38
Jun 17, 2012 12:59 pm
roba
roba
17 June 2012

Opinions/Suggestions on our planned extension

Opinions/Suggestions on our planned extension

In regards to your problem #2: I'd put the stairs in the kitchen wall, rather than taking up space in the guest room. The guest room would be practically unusable, and…

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roba
Jun 17, 2012 10:38 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
18 June 2012

“Peep-in” wardrobe

“Peep-in” wardrobe

If you 'couldnt find your own post' you have a real problem. Using this site, and posting pictures is simple using IMGUR where you upload your pics there, and provide a…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 18, 2012 11:26 am
beccaj63
beccaj63
18 June 2012

Looking for advice re waterproofing garage

Looking for advice re waterproofing garage

yes, he actually applied silicone inside and out in an effort to patch the job up, but that wasn't enough. apparently no amount of silicone will completely resolve this…

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beccaj63
Jun 18, 2012 12:46 pm
JDTservices
JDTservices
19 June 2012

help with colorbond gate

help with colorbond gate

To help support the weight without a brace is to buy caster wheel, the brace will make the colorbond more firm when opening it, without having that wobble in it. Hope…

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JDTservices
Jun 19, 2012 4:46 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 June 2012

New Fence

New Fence

I dont think electric fences are permitted in suburbia

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 19, 2012 4:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 June 2012

extending up

extending up

Work out your budget first, do a quick scale drawing of the upstairs layout then get an engineer to have a quick look for whether it is possible or not. I tell my clients…

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Stewie D
Jun 20, 2012 10:36 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 June 2012

Floor Boards

Floor Boards

It is probably just a bowed bearer not being carried on a pier until you walk over it ( easily fixed ). Get another adult to walk over the floor while you are underneath…

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Stewie D
Jun 20, 2012 10:45 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 June 2012

Bathroom

Bathroom

No Stewie, I didnt 'mis-hear' him nor did I mis-read the post and stand by my previous statement. I was pointing my reply to Thom, not…

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Stewie D
Jun 20, 2012 1:22 pm
Chooky81
Chooky81
20 June 2012

Render or Plaster ?

Render or Plaster ?

Thank you both for the comments. It has been very helpful. We received initial quotation for rendering. Quotes came back with a huge spread. Range from 3,000 - 10,000.…

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Chooky81
Jun 20, 2012 7:27 pm
travelbug
travelbug
23 June 2012

Garage conversion into Granny Flat

Garage conversion into Granny Flat

Sorry I meant distance from the boundary .9m

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travelbug
Jun 23, 2012 9:40 am
Michelle
Michelle
25 June 2012

help with furniture

help with furniture

Yep, need a photo. :)

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Michelle
Jun 25, 2012 7:57 pm
Michelle
wilbur
wilbur
24 June 2012

Building Contractor in the Maitland (NSW) area?

Building Contractor in the Maitland (NSW) area?

G'day Stanella, How did you go finding a builder ? Wilbur ?

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wilbur
Jun 24, 2012 7:16 pm
carmania
carmania
24 June 2012

Home Extension - Looking for design ideas.

Home Extension - Looking for design ideas.

Hi Connie68, Thank you for you feedback. I think this might be a great idea! We are in the process of getting council approval but any mild modification like you…

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carmania
Jun 24, 2012 11:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 June 2012

California Bungalow Verandah Columns

California Bungalow Verandah Columns

Very Art Deco-ish. As above , not a common building product but could be made quite easily out of concrete, fibreglass or concrete if you wanted it to look exactly the…

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Stewie D
Jun 25, 2012 11:15 am
cathierabbit
cathierabbit
27 June 2012

BEFORE & AFTER: 80's Red brick exterior makeover -NO RENDER!

BEFORE & AFTER: 80's Red brick exterior makeover -NO RENDER!

Thanks for the feedback..... Garage door configuration wasn't too tricky - was dictated by how much 'clearance' was needed around the edges of the doors openings to…

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cathierabbit
Jun 27, 2012 8:42 pm
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carmania
Jun 28, 2012 10:23 pm
cgalloway
cgalloway
29 June 2012

Rendering over tile

Rendering over tile

The putside of my house is covered in 2"x4" glazed tile. I'd like to render over them if possible, but I'm not sure what would stick to the tile. Would something like…

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cgalloway
Jun 29, 2012 2:47 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
30 June 2012

First Metro Renovation Project HAstings Victoria

First Metro Renovation Project HAstings Victoria
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I live in the floorplan of 10 Barcoo back in the 80's ( in Bendigo though)...can tell you that the floorplan is not to scale! :roll: Had lunch in Hastings today-but didn't end…

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Deemaree
Jun 30, 2012 8:52 pm
Deemaree

oh joy! Maths!! Yay!

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jodge
Jul 01, 2012 10:03 pm
jodge
kenbaca2000
kenbaca2000
3 July 2012

Bathroom Tiling verticle or horizontal

Bathroom Tiling verticle or horizontal

Hello, I've read some posts regarding verticle or horizontal tiling. However, i would like some advice on tiling my bathroom with following conidtioin: bathroom = 330cm…

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kenbaca2000
Jul 03, 2012 2:18 pm
kek
kek
3 July 2012

Goodbye 1980s ....how would YOU improve this house exterior?

Goodbye 1980s ....how would YOU improve this house exterior?
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I just spotted this thread, read through the initial posts and was about to suggest Colorbond Ironstone with a crisp white... :lol: It's one of my favourite colours - we…

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kek
Jul 03, 2012 6:33 pm
kek

Hi all, I've been reading the forum for a little bit now and figured I should post up at some stage. Very helpful site for me so far. I've got a question regarding a…

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Nardy
Jul 06, 2012 10:15 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 July 2012

Brick Laying Costs - House Extension

Brick Laying Costs - House Extension

When you get bricklayer aside from supplying all the bricks, sand and cement. who supplies the cement mixer and scaffolding if…

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Stewie D
Jul 09, 2012 11:25 am


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