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kitty1982
kitty1982
14 February 2012

Extension - what is the initial process??

Extension - what is the initial process??

can i please ask, where does a certifier come into the process? We've been told to get our plans "certified" - is the council approval the same as "Certification"?…

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kitty1982
Feb 14, 2012 12:08 pm
kitty1982
kitty1982
kitty1982
15 February 2012

What are the next steps?

What are the next steps?

thanks roba, a draftsman did our plans for us.. he recommedned we next go to a the certifier said that the structural engineer is IN ADDIITON.. yes the certifier send s…

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kitty1982
Feb 15, 2012 9:06 pm
kitty1982
blacky199
blacky199
17 February 2012

Renovation Living/Kitchen/Dining Design

Renovation Living/Kitchen/Dining Design

Yea pretty wrapped with how it all turned out. definately a completely different transformation from what it was originally. Yes the artwork was a custom sprayed aeresol…

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blacky199
Feb 17, 2012 12:12 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
20 February 2012

1956 Farm House Major Renovation

1956 Farm House Major Renovation

Beautiful job!! Love the before and after photos. Thanks for sharing.

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fairy blue
Feb 20, 2012 5:21 pm
fairy blue
mattban1968
mattban1968
20 February 2012

Reno with no major structural changes

Reno with no major structural changes

If your house is small as you mentioned then one would presume that the garage would also be small in one way or other. therefore being too narrow and/or ceiling level too…

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mattban1968
Feb 20, 2012 7:44 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
23 February 2012

Possible floorplan feedback

Possible floorplan feedback

Great pics ... what the hell was that stuff on the walls??? The gyprock looks so much nicer than fake bricks! Looks like you had a lot of fun but what a mess! Can't…

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Mclaren
Feb 23, 2012 3:37 pm
Mclaren
John Atcharters
John Atcharters
27 February 2012

plaster cieling

plaster cieling

Thanks for you quick reply and advice

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John Atcharters
Feb 27, 2012 8:14 am
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
27 February 2012

Secondary Hanging Rail for Wardrobe

Secondary Hanging Rail for Wardrobe

Thanks parcelona. That is exactly what I was after. I might buy this on the weekend and see how it works. :)

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Madison27AA
Feb 27, 2012 1:44 pm
xya
xya
28 February 2012

Newbie Renovation

Newbie Renovation

Thanks for the response. My council is Randwick, no idea how easy they are to deal with. I'm hoping to give them a call soon. Anyone with experience to share dealing with…

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xya
Feb 28, 2012 2:03 pm
stormjr
stormjr
2 March 2012

Powerpoint regulations - distance from gas cooktop

Powerpoint regulations - distance from gas cooktop

After a quick flick through the 'wiring rules' I can find a reference to another 4 standards, but nothing in the AS/NZS 3000:2007A1 that would directly rule it out,…

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stormjr
Mar 02, 2012 1:02 am
stormjr
stormjr
2 March 2012

rewiring framed house

rewiring framed house

If you can pull the cladding off to run between the roof sheets and plaster, you might be able to get down the wall the same way and you will be set! If you have asbestos…

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stormjr
Mar 02, 2012 1:11 am
doczim
doczim
3 March 2012

Renovating Post War Brick Veneer Home

Renovating Post War Brick Veneer Home
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an update: we are now going knock down & rebuild. we have concept plans which are being costed as I type!! here's my new build thread. hope to see you over there!!

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doczim
Mar 03, 2012 1:49 pm
Baffled
Baffled
7 March 2012

Adelaide (north) tradie wanted to repair floorboards

Adelaide (north) tradie wanted to repair floorboards

Hi, does anyone have someone they would recommend to repair some flooring and polish up floorboards? Be great if you have someone to recommend. Im looking at removing a…

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Baffled
Mar 07, 2012 9:17 pm
mgilla
mgilla
12 March 2012

Material costs of a wall and a door.

Material costs of a wall and a door.

70x35 mgp10 Pine. 2@ 4.8 8@ 2.4 10mm Plasterboard 4 / 1200x2400 Cornice 2 @ 3.6 1 x Door @ desired size 92mm Jamb set 2 x 5.4 Architraves 2 x 5.4 Skirting Take the list…

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mgilla
Mar 12, 2012 5:50 pm
himalayan
himalayan
14 March 2012

granny flat extension Perth

granny flat extension Perth

I should also point out that we are not too particular about what building materials we use just so long as it is reasonable quality and doesn't feel like a demountable

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himalayan
Mar 14, 2012 11:55 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
16 March 2012

add an extra bedroom to a strata unit in Mascot

add an extra bedroom to a strata unit in Mascot

Yep definately check your strata laws and get legal advice so you know where you stand. We learnt early on how people will try and pull the wool over your eyes. We have…

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shackonthehill
Mar 16, 2012 2:37 am
shackonthehill
mgilla
mgilla
16 March 2012

Roof Tiles - Do you have the same problem?

Roof Tiles - Do you have the same problem?

I've seen before and only being 3 years you should be able to get them recoated. From my experience the gaurantee on the recoat holds a longer warranty then the glaze on the tile.

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mgilla
Mar 16, 2012 8:17 pm

The cupboard will be 60cm deep (in total) with 50cm of desk space depth. I've used the built-in in my daughters room for comparison (actually moved my laptop, monitor,…

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IncredibleBulk
Mar 19, 2012 7:44 am
tradeup
tradeup
19 March 2012

Extending up

Extending up

thanks Uncle Arfur, i should have said Terracotta.... i knew that as I typed in ceramic that it didn't quite sound right, but i let it go :) You're right, when the times…

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tradeup
Mar 19, 2012 8:19 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
19 March 2012

Timber Stumps Vs Galvanised Steel

Timber Stumps Vs Galvanised Steel

I'm pretty sure you'll need to speak to an engineer for this. you'll need a permit for that kind of work and the engineer will specify the type of material required.

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chrisandkate
Mar 19, 2012 2:40 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
19 March 2012

Our home reno and extension

Our home reno and extension

Wow what a transformation - well done :: :: ::

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Mclaren
Mar 19, 2012 3:56 pm
Mclaren
jodge
jodge
21 March 2012

Floor plan ideas .... need your creative ideas please

Floor plan ideas .... need your creative ideas please
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Hi CA! I was wondering what everybody else thought . . . but you have such an amazing block there, and renovating/extending a house costs a lot more per square metre than…

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jodge
Mar 21, 2012 11:22 pm
jodge
building-expert
building-expert
22 March 2012

Converting a double garage into liveable dwellings

Converting a double garage into liveable dwellings

Illegally converted garages, waterproofing problems, dampness, poor ventilation and mould is what I regularly find on my inspections. You should get your conversion…

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building-expert
Mar 22, 2012 8:36 am
building-expert
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 March 2012

Relocating Heating and Cooling when Extending Upstairs

Relocating Heating and Cooling when Extending Upstairs

We looked a this when we were going to extend but chose to re build. One problem is cost. The heating contractor wanted $3k just to remove and refit the old unit, with no…

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chrisandkate
Mar 23, 2012 11:47 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
24 March 2012

Easement on property boundary

Easement on property boundary

The easement would be a reciprocal one for the common party wall between the two houses. You can get more info here (look under cross-easements):

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cmhamilton
Mar 24, 2012 11:05 pm
Timo86
Timo86
25 March 2012

Massive Home Renovation Brisbane

Massive Home Renovation Brisbane

Thanks. Most of the house is hoop pine. But 8m of it was eaten out by termites a long time ago so I replaced those boards with new hoop pine today. Now it's the task of…

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Timo86
Mar 25, 2012 7:12 pm

Hi All, We're extending a 1930's brick/iron/veranda house. The extension comprises a new kitchen/dining and livening area as well as extra bedrooms etc. In the living…

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becost
Mar 31, 2012 12:51 pm
kaindec
kaindec
3 April 2012

How to tell if wall is load bearing

How to tell if wall is load bearing

Great thanks Mgilla, I am quite sure it is not load bearing as from what I can see in the roof the trusses are all self braced. The only thing they are touching is the…

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kaindec
Apr 03, 2012 3:33 pm
B STAR
B STAR
10 April 2012

Builder Required for Small Renovation

Builder Required for Small Renovation

Hi All, As the title states I need a builder to Quote for some insurance work. I have the unfortunate and had water leaking in my house cause some major damage. I live…

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B STAR
Apr 10, 2012 11:17 am
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 8:38 pm
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shannen22us
Apr 12, 2012 1:20 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 1:37 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 12:04 pm
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 5:41 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 7:31 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 10:41 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 11:57 am
jodge
jodge
22 April 2012

Shelf without drilling?

Shelf without drilling?

Uncle arfur. . . Agreed!

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jodge
Apr 22, 2012 6:41 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 2:01 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 2:15 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 3:42 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 11:20 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 3:25 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 3:37 pm
Deemaree


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