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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 10:40 am
Michelle
Michelle
25 June 2012

help with furniture

help with furniture

Yep, need a photo. :)

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Michelle
Jun 25, 2012 8:57 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 8:16 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 25, 2012 12:24 am
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 12:15 pm
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 9:42 pm
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carmania
Jun 28, 2012 11:23 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 3:47 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
30 June 2012

First Metro Renovation Project HAstings Victoria

First Metro Renovation Project HAstings Victoria
1, 2, 3, 4

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 9:52 pm
Deemaree

oh joy! Maths!! Yay!

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jodge
Jul 01, 2012 11:03 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 3:18 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 7:33 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 11:15 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 12:25 pm
DemoChris
DemoChris
10 July 2012

Removal of Internal Wall

Removal of Internal Wall

Hi, I would bet money on it, just by looking at your floor plan that this is not a structural wall. In this case, not load bearing and stud frame, there is no need for…

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DemoChris
Jul 11, 2012 12:19 am
1sthome
1sthome
13 July 2012

Flat roof extension - can be we build 2nd story on top??

Flat roof extension - can be we build 2nd story on top??

I havev2 big steel beams under part of my skillion roof that spans the lounge room. It's engineered for a 2nd story. So it's possible. Best get a structural engineer…

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1sthome
Jul 13, 2012 11:49 pm
80s_abode
80s_abode
14 July 2012

Anyone heard of TASK brand led downlights?

Anyone heard of TASK brand led downlights?

Hi there, Long time reader, first time poster! Apologies if this is in the wrong section...mods feel free to move if it is. We've recently purchased a house which needs…

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80s_abode
Jul 14, 2012 7:01 pm
mellee
mellee
14 July 2012

First Time Renovators

First Time Renovators

Travelbug - we are very like minded. We are going to put the skirting boards on work horses and paint them whilst the floor sander is doing his thing - we reckon that…

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mellee
Jul 14, 2012 9:04 pm
d@n
d@n
16 July 2012

Exterior colour advice - building renovation

Exterior colour advice - building renovation

If you love brown then that's ok...but a bit of variety is always nice. Introduce some neutral colours and timber goes well too.

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d@n
Jul 17, 2012 12:39 am
zora0071
zora0071
17 July 2012

Renovating for $50k and under

Renovating for $50k and under

You need an engineer to look at the walls. If you are putting the plumbing against the same wall but on the opposite side that will be quite…

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zora0071
Jul 17, 2012 5:36 pm
mattminiotas
mattminiotas
19 July 2012

Vintage timber internal feature cladding

Vintage timber internal feature cladding

Hello, Im looking at doing a feature wall using some beautiful rustic timber i have procured, can internal walls be clad in non fire treated timber (for an aestetic…

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mattminiotas
Jul 19, 2012 12:30 pm
saandrews
saandrews
25 July 2012

Demolish kitchen and bathrooms

Demolish kitchen and bathrooms

Sorry Zora!! No, I'm in Melbourne.

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saandrews
Jul 25, 2012 11:22 am
delatite13
delatite13
25 July 2012

Building wall on angled floor

Building wall on angled floor

Not that hard. one way is underpin the current slab and pour a new area that fits with the old and then a normal stud wall. Or build a stud wall with the bottom plate on…

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delatite13
Jul 25, 2012 10:38 pm
delatite13
dsiroky
dsiroky
25 July 2012

Ideas for my Man Cave.

Ideas for my Man Cave.

This is about the same size as my home theater! It's the perfect size for around a 3M wide screen, with two rows of seats. Shoot me an email if you want a copy of the…

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dsiroky
Jul 25, 2012 11:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 July 2012

External colour scheme ideas

External colour scheme ideas

As well as painting, I'd trash the front landing and stairs and upgrade it to something much more modern. It really does detract from the rest of the house even at this…

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Stewie D
Jul 27, 2012 9:09 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
27 July 2012

Stuck for Feature Wall

Stuck for Feature Wall

IMO don't go for feature wall at all if you have dark furniture. Keep the walls neutral and hang pictures with splashes of burgundy in them- frame these in dark frames…

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Treeseachanger
Jul 27, 2012 1:01 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 July 2012

Replacing warped ceiling panels

Replacing warped ceiling panels

Now it's an architecturally designed, cutting edge house built by a master craftsman and estimated to be worth millions ! Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 30, 2012 3:56 pm
robbie55
robbie55
31 July 2012

Repointing - Tuckpointing Federation style home

Repointing - Tuckpointing Federation style home

As the title suggests I have a federation semi and the mortar on the front facade has started to fail. I would like to have at go at repairing this myself and have found…

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robbie55
Jul 31, 2012 12:52 pm
robbie55
Zigs
Zigs
31 July 2012

Asbestos in and out and lacking in maintenance - what to do?

Asbestos in and out and lacking in maintenance - what to do?

Hi, We bought the above house which definitely needs assistance. It is a post war and must have been a handyman's job. Everything about it is sus. We have limited funds…

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Zigs
Jul 31, 2012 2:50 pm
ennoh
ennoh
31 July 2012

How to freshen up my kitchen

How to freshen up my kitchen

I've decided to can the idea. I had a cabinetmaker in to quote for new doors, but he pointed out that as the sides to the cupboards were in pale grey melamine - it would…

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ennoh
Jul 31, 2012 6:41 pm

Any ideas on what to do to cover up/replace the ugly board thingo on the front of this house? Stack stone was discussed. Decided it was too try hard for an old…

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jzell67
Aug 01, 2012 1:47 pm
PossumTwo
PossumTwo
4 August 2012

Re-roofing options

Re-roofing options

Hi, our 1950's weatherboard is in need of a new roof. It currently has glazed terracotta tiles which are fretting badly and need replacing. Has anyone recently replaced…

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PossumTwo
Aug 04, 2012 3:40 pm
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 6:33 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 12:29 pm
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 11:56 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 12:58 pm
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 3:53 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 6:44 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 7:40 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 8:55 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 9:06 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 9:10 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 9:30 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 9:34 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 10:01 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 5:36 pm
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AlleyCat
Aug 12, 2012 5:32 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 9:12 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 10:44 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 10:04 pm


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