Renovation + Home Improvement
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…
nina marieAnyone bought from www.ezyonlinebathroomsandkitchens.com.au?
5 May 2012
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…
BUILDING SOONGOOD LOCAL BUILDERS INNER NORTHERN MELBOURNE FOR EXTENSIONS
6 May 2012
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…
fred1234Blue Board vs. Scyon vs. EasyLap vs. Greenboard
10 May 2012
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…
builderforlifeExperience in installation of a new steel supporting beam
12 May 2012
Jenfur 74 yes beam fititng was first , to hold the load above, and then remove the wall.
grom40Bookcases for heavy books: built-in or not?
12 May 2012
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!)…
fdiererQuality Builder Required for Renovation in Melbourne
22 May 2012
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…
gaschaNeed company for living room reno in Melbourne....
22 May 2012
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…