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TrevandSam
TrevandSam
10 April 2012

Living through re-stumping!

Living through re-stumping!

Thanks for the replies :) PaulMac we didn't have to go in through the floor luckily. I'll bet that was difficult to endure! Screen7 wow that is an amazing extension! Bet…

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TrevandSam
Apr 10, 2012 7:38 pm
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shannen22us
Apr 12, 2012 12:20 am
baramyjb
baramyjb
12 April 2012

Electrical and Plumbing costs for a transported house

Electrical and Plumbing costs for a transported house

Thanks tjilpi The current bathroom floor is cracked and fallen so you can actually see the ground from the shower. So the bathroom will be one of 2 new room added to the…

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baramyjb
Apr 12, 2012 12:37 am
LeahSaul
LeahSaul
12 April 2012

Room extension - Bulimba Brisbane

Room extension - Bulimba Brisbane

We just had our first quote come through and were a bit surprised. For a small 17sqm extension, removing the kitchen (on the back wall) and replacing with bifolds and…

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LeahSaul
Apr 12, 2012 11:04 am
cherub
cherub
12 April 2012

Re-using a kitchen splash back

Re-using a kitchen splash back

Glad to hear. Win Win, reuse and recycle.

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cherub
Apr 12, 2012 4:41 pm
Jadielee87
Jadielee87
18 April 2012

garage slab price help

garage slab price help

We've just build a 15x9m steel framed shed. From memory these were our slab costs: Site works - $1600 (including roadbase and bobcat/mini digger hire Mesh - $800 Pine for…

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Jadielee87
Apr 18, 2012 6:31 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
19 April 2012

home extension. Who marks out where the footings go?

home extension. Who marks out where the footings go?

I agree with sbryzak, and would suggest you do it yourself if comfortable and if not get a carpenter. They do most site ets outs and are very familiar with plans.

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builderforlife
Apr 19, 2012 9:41 pm
builderforlife
firsttimerenovator
firsttimerenovator
20 April 2012

Good builders in Melbourne

Good builders in Melbourne

Hi, Has anyone had any experience wtih Sherbrooke Design & Constructions, Sheridan Building Services or Streaky Design? It's so hard to find reviews & recommendations for…

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firsttimerenovator
Apr 20, 2012 10:57 am
jodge
jodge
22 April 2012

Shelf without drilling?

Shelf without drilling?

Uncle arfur. . . Agreed!

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jodge
Apr 22, 2012 5:41 pm
jodge
mgilla
mgilla
25 April 2012

Foundations - Who builds them?

Foundations - Who builds them?

Pretty much got it all there, You may be able to get a Chippie who can do the setout and footings as well. The footing may be as simple as a 200mm trench with a single…

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mgilla
Apr 25, 2012 1:01 pm
Deb New
Deb New
26 April 2012

Downlights for a timber ceiling?

Downlights for a timber ceiling?

Hi All, I have recently built a timber deck in an alfresco area and am planning to clad the ceiling to match. The ceiling will need downlights…

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Deb New
Apr 26, 2012 1:15 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
26 April 2012

Flat roof verandah leaking where polycarbonate overlaps

Flat roof verandah leaking where polycarbonate overlaps

Had this problem once before with a roof such as yours, thats far too flat, and less than the minimum required fall. All I could do is open up the end lap, dry it out…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 26, 2012 2:42 pm
Northcote22
Northcote22
29 April 2012

Planning extension along party wall - town planning help pls

Planning extension along party wall - town planning help pls

Thanks bfl. I've had a draftsman come and inspect the property and his opinion was that because the next door property has extended back 5 metres (although a metre off the…

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Northcote22
Apr 29, 2012 10:20 pm
Integrity
Integrity
3 May 2012

Thought of buying a house and renovate it for use.

Thought of buying a house and renovate it for use.

Something we noticed when buying our 20 year old house was that the $510k we spent vs $400-$450k that other smaller, less well-appointed homes in the area were selling for…

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Integrity
May 03, 2012 2:25 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
3 May 2012

changing an existing house plan

changing an existing house plan

Brenda-as you seem to be based in Jamaica is there someone locally who can help you with you plan? Conditions here is Australia may be very different to the climate you…

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Deemaree
May 03, 2012 2:37 pm
Deemaree
nina marie
nina marie
5 May 2012

Anyone bought from www.ezyonlinebathroomsandkitchens.com.au?

Anyone bought from www.ezyonlinebathroomsandkitchens.com.au?

So, just opened the delivery to check it all. Quality of goods seems great, very happy with them. Unfortunately one wrong item which needs returning (mistake on their…

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nina marie
May 05, 2012 8:43 am
nina marie
BUILDING SOON
BUILDING SOON
6 May 2012

GOOD LOCAL BUILDERS INNER NORTHERN MELBOURNE FOR EXTENSIONS

GOOD LOCAL BUILDERS INNER NORTHERN MELBOURNE FOR EXTENSIONS

Hi I was after some recommendations from anyone who has experienced a good local builder in the northern/ inner part of Melbourne...my research suggests going with a big…

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BUILDING SOON
May 06, 2012 2:19 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
6 May 2012

DIY renovations or Subcontracting?

DIY renovations or Subcontracting?

Your main point seems to be your aversion to physical strain rather than if one is competent to do DIY and the huge savings to be made. Conversely, nothing looks worse…

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Uncle Arfur
May 06, 2012 5:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 May 2012

Carport

Carport

Yeah, I agree with Uncle Arfur, the original engineer designed it , the builder built it according to his drawings so the engineer should be accountable here. Maybe some…

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Stewie D
May 07, 2012 11:28 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 May 2012

Renovation in North Sydney area

Renovation in North Sydney area

Go to their website and click on the development tab then scroll down to their LEP. Download the North Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2001 and have a look in there. They…

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Stewie D
May 07, 2012 11:38 am
kiwi
kiwi
7 May 2012

First Renovation, looking for tips etc..

First Renovation, looking for tips etc..

ooow, good luck! we extended our last house and put in a new master and used the old master as an ensuite one part and a hall with study area the other. I LOVED doing…

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kiwi
May 07, 2012 6:45 pm
kiwi
travelbug
travelbug
7 May 2012

Home reno Newbie

Home reno Newbie

Hi, very difficult to say as there are lots of variables. We renovate cheap houses ($200K). We spend under $15K and put in a new kitchen, retile bathroom and put new…

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travelbug
May 07, 2012 10:55 pm
Integrity
Integrity
8 May 2012

Water proof membranes under slabs?

Water proof membranes under slabs?

There are various chemical treatments that can be applied to the slab surface to act as a moisture barrier and negate the requirement for a plastic membrane, however it is…

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Integrity
May 08, 2012 3:45 pm
fred1234
fred1234
10 May 2012

Blue Board vs. Scyon vs. EasyLap vs. Greenboard

Blue Board vs. Scyon vs. EasyLap vs. Greenboard

Thanks for your responses. I am flexible about the final look, but am concerned about effectiveness and safety. Are all of these materials equally fireproof, or are some…

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fred1234
May 10, 2012 8:56 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
12 May 2012

Experience in installation of a new steel supporting beam

Experience in installation of a new steel supporting beam

Jenfur 74 yes beam fititng was first , to hold the load above, and then remove the wall.

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builderforlife
May 12, 2012 7:47 pm
builderforlife
grom40
grom40
12 May 2012

Bookcases for heavy books: built-in or not?

Bookcases for heavy books: built-in or not?

Hi Fred. I have a fair number of books, some of which are quite weighty (ie law textbooks; perhaps unsurprisingly lawyers never use one word when a dozen will suffice!)…

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grom40
May 12, 2012 10:36 pm
grom40
THOMA
THOMA
16 May 2012

Selandra Rise- Henley

Selandra Rise- Henley

Where abouts are you building?

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THOMA
May 16, 2012 6:57 pm
kiwi
kiwi
18 May 2012

Third Kids Bedroom/Study or Second Bathroom

Third Kids Bedroom/Study or Second Bathroom

Most welcome! Actually, you aren't taking out the wall just moving it, so no beam is probably needed Should be sweet Why, thank you ms deb. nice to see you.

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kiwi
May 18, 2012 4:58 am
kiwi
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


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