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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 9:43 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 3:19 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 6:45 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 12:28 pm
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 12:38 pm
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 7:45 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 11:55 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 4:45 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 9:56 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 8:47 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 11:36 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 7:57 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 5:58 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 11:57 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 4:41 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 5:39 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 8:47 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 25, 2012 12:11 am
NEWtobuilding3
NEWtobuilding3
25 May 2012

Curtains Online

Curtains Online

Thank you I will check it out

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NEWtobuilding3
May 25, 2012 12:13 pm
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 26, 2012 12:12 am
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 1:06 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 8:30 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 9:26 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 9:10 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 9:41 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 12:26 pm
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 7:29 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 8:39 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 9:32 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 3:59 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 11:10 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 11:57 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 9:13 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 2:43 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 9:49 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 8:32 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 7:45 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 9:31 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 1:59 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 11:38 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 12:26 pm
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 1:46 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 5:46 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 5:50 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 11:36 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 11:45 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 2:22 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 8:27 pm


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