kitty1982Extension - what is the initial process??
14 February 2012
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"?…
blacky199Renovation Living/Kitchen/Dining Design
17 February 2012
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…
mattban1968Reno with no major structural changes
20 February 2012
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…
MozzieRecommend me a plasterer Melbourne Outer Eastern suburbs
26 February 2012
stormjrPowerpoint regulations - distance from gas cooktop
2 March 2012
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,…
BaffledAdelaide (north) tradie wanted to repair floorboards
7 March 2012
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…
MichelleElephants upstairs :: sound proofing a mid-floor structure
13 March 2012
expensive task no doubt.
shackonthehilladd an extra bedroom to a strata unit in Mascot
16 March 2012
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…
mgillaRoof Tiles - Do you have the same problem?
16 March 2012
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.
jodgeFloor plan ideas .... need your creative ideas please
21 March 2012
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…
building-expertConverting a double garage into liveable dwellings
22 March 2012
Illegally converted garages, waterproofing problems, dampness, poor ventilation and mould is what I regularly find on my inspections. You should get your conversion…
chrisandkateRelocating Heating and Cooling when Extending Upstairs
23 March 2012
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…
baramyjbElectrical and Plumbing costs for a transported house
12 April 2012
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…
builderforlifehome extension. Who marks out where the footings go?
19 April 2012
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.
Uncle ArfurFlat roof verandah leaking where polycarbonate overlaps
26 April 2012
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…
Northcote22Planning extension along party wall - town planning help pls
29 April 2012
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…
IntegrityThought of buying a house and renovate it for use.
3 May 2012
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…