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SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
2 January 2012

Looking for ideas for extension

Looking for ideas for extension

Hmmm, looking at the original layout, perhaps you could use the space like this: * Living room becomes master bed with BIR along wall and ensuite using part of kitchen…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Jan 02, 2012 2:02 pm
memaa
memaa
2 January 2012

Renovating an old queenslander

Renovating an old queenslander

Would love some advice on the cost of lifting and raising an old queenslander, putting in internal stairs and building a bedroom, kitchen and loungeroom downstairs. I…

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memaa
Jan 02, 2012 2:05 pm
kitty1982
kitty1982
2 January 2012

Recommendations for a good Brisbane builder

Recommendations for a good Brisbane builder

hi fellow brisbane renovator! we are embarking on a similar project, though we dont have a queenslander, just a 1950s home in Rocklea.. hope you've found a decent builder! :)

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kitty1982
Jan 02, 2012 11:34 pm
kitty1982
YandiGirl
YandiGirl
4 January 2012

Perth Builder Recommendation - Extension and reroof

Perth Builder Recommendation - Extension and reroof

Hi All, Just bought my first house with my lovely man and we are planning on extending. We are after some recommendations for reputable builders in Perth (we are in…

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YandiGirl
Jan 04, 2012 3:14 pm
Sullo41
Sullo41
9 January 2012

Structural Engineer Recommendation Melbourne

Structural Engineer Recommendation Melbourne

Hi all, I'm sure this has been covered before but I was hoping somebody could recommend a structural engineer in the north eastern / eastern suburbs of Melbourne? I…

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Sullo41
Jan 09, 2012 3:25 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
12 January 2012

Em & Mike's Vic Cottage Reno - Town Planning Submitted

Em & Mike's Vic Cottage Reno - Town Planning Submitted
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Hi Emily, Glad to see you are progressing. I'm still not convinced the design is all that it could be. That's not to say there is anything wrong but it certainly wouldn't…

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Biff Costanza
Jan 12, 2012 3:37 pm
Biff Costanza
becost
becost
12 January 2012

External walls

External walls

Hi, I'm doing an extension to a 1930's double brick and iron house. The extension will be modern. I'm not sure if I should do double brick or timber frame or even…

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becost
Jan 12, 2012 9:53 pm
JTdotWK
JTdotWK
13 January 2012

Buying plasterboard - Fit to wall or buy large sheets

Buying plasterboard - Fit to wall or buy large sheets

Thanks for the responses all. I guess I will go ahead and redo the ceilings with new gyprock. Just need to decide now whether to go over the top, or replace the existing…

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JTdotWK
Jan 13, 2012 1:33 pm
brydon
brydon
14 January 2012

Brick retaining wall core fill

Brick retaining wall core fill

Thank, mate. Yeh, there's ties in there.

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brydon
Jan 14, 2012 10:42 am
roba
roba
15 January 2012

Structural Engineer / Architect - Sydney

Structural Engineer / Architect - Sydney

I was in a similar situation as you: just 12 months ahead. We're currently undertaking a major renovation, also on the Lower North Shore (I've got a thread running on…

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roba
Jan 15, 2012 8:32 pm
Nika25
Nika25
16 January 2012

Painting question.

Painting question.

Hi. I am getting our house painted next week. The painter will be using Solver brand paint. (opinions on this brand welcome too). I…

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Nika25
Jan 16, 2012 8:55 pm
Nika25
Henderae
Henderae
18 January 2012

Preparing to demolish - any interest in.. ?

Preparing to demolish - any interest in.. ?

Thanks for the reply - still working out how the forum works re checking replies ! Any general advice that you could give ? Would you recommend the father/son team ?

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Henderae
Jan 18, 2012 8:47 pm
Casa2
Casa2
20 January 2012

Builders License

Builders License

Yes, I agree. An owner builder can produce a good or bad product, depending on the person. Generally speaking an owner builder, with the same amount of money to spend (or…

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Casa2
Jan 20, 2012 8:47 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
20 January 2012

Hello to all from new member and more on flooring pls.

Hello to all from new member and more on flooring pls.

When you say 'laminate' flooring I guess you mean a floating floor. I deliberately avoided them because I have dogs and feared they might scratch the coating plus I have…

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Uncle Arfur
Jan 20, 2012 11:44 am
travelbug
travelbug
20 January 2012

Kitchen renovations Perth

Kitchen renovations Perth

The big kitchen mobs have people but that involves big money. How are you wanting to do it? Do you need someone to design the wall moves and also the kitchen? If you…

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travelbug
Jan 20, 2012 11:48 am
taps
taps
20 January 2012

Bathroom Makeover - where to begin??

Bathroom Makeover - where to begin??

make sure the waterproofer is licensed. Some plumbers do it, but they're not licensed. Grays online is another site to look at for fixtures, but remember the buyers…

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taps
Jan 20, 2012 4:55 pm
Patchie
Patchie
22 January 2012

Replacing Ceiling in bedroom

Replacing Ceiling in bedroom

cool might give that a go! thanks heaps

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Patchie
Jan 22, 2012 8:52 pm
Patchie
manger
manger
23 January 2012

Garage slab advice

Garage slab advice

Thanks for replies, I've taken the sketch to the council and they said that I need to submit plans and then they consider and decide if it is ok, it can be. The double…

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manger
Jan 23, 2012 11:26 am
travelbug
travelbug
24 January 2012

where to buy laminates?

where to buy laminates?

It would want to be a great kitchen to warrant the trouble. Is it that good that you want to but stone benchtops? You need to justify the money spent on updating an old…

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travelbug
Jan 24, 2012 10:47 pm
kiwi
kiwi
25 January 2012

Minor (?!) changes

Minor (?!) changes

oh yes, on the original it had a loo in the laundry..eek, might want to keep that somehow. and the original had a lounge that looks smaller than on this plan, so might not…

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kiwi
Jan 25, 2012 7:13 am
kiwi
travelbug
travelbug
26 January 2012

Removing and replacing cornices in my apartment

Removing and replacing cornices in my apartment

How wide is the old cornice? The thing is that if it is narrow that's easy as the new one will cover up the area. The difficulty is that if it is wide there will be damage…

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travelbug
Jan 26, 2012 8:39 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 January 2012

Job Specifications

Job Specifications

Who drew up your plans - an Architect or Draftie ? Whoever it was I'd get them to draw up your detailed specs as they would be more familiar with all the details of your…

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Stewie D
Jan 28, 2012 9:01 am
jjn
jjn
28 January 2012

Looking for cheap Elfa (Sydney)

Looking for cheap Elfa (Sydney)

Yeah, I don't trust them to last...

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jjn
Jan 28, 2012 1:20 pm
EVinnie
EVinnie
29 January 2012

Kitchen plumbing

Kitchen plumbing

Terrific, thank you!

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EVinnie
Jan 29, 2012 3:58 pm
magnum
magnum
31 January 2012

Recommendation builder . Langwarrin , Frankston area

Recommendation builder . Langwarrin , Frankston area

Hello . About to do an extension and major internal alterations to our house . First time and nervous about getting the wrong builder . Can anyone recommend …

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magnum
Jan 31, 2012 4:42 pm
Reno101
Reno101
4 February 2012

Colorbond Windspray Render Colour

Colorbond Windspray Render Colour

Hello, Does anyone have any pictures of their home with the front rendered in Colorbond Windspray? I have been having trouble finding good pictures on the internet, and…

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Reno101
Feb 04, 2012 6:04 pm
travelbug
travelbug
5 February 2012

Advice needed on renovation

Advice needed on renovation

Bec, where are you located? If in Sydney give Shane a ring 47739404 or 0428600122. His company does asbestos removal.

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travelbug
Feb 05, 2012 9:07 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
5 February 2012

Where to buy Linoleum and House Paint Cheaply (SYD)

Where to buy Linoleum and House Paint Cheaply (SYD)

I have just returned from Moscow where I could purchase for $5-15/square meter. Import some from Moscow then?

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 05, 2012 6:31 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
7 February 2012

Cost to lay concrete

Cost to lay concrete

How much higher do you want the floor to be. I'm pretty sure the minimum is around 50mm for concrete and it will likely have cracking issues if not properly specified and…

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chrisandkate
Feb 07, 2012 3:19 pm
webbeetle
webbeetle
9 February 2012

Tatami Flooring Platform renovation

Tatami Flooring Platform renovation

I think "finella" has already listed all major suppliers in Australia... One thing to look out for is the actually quality and thickness of the Tatami mats, so compare…

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webbeetle
Feb 09, 2012 2:27 pm
Audisadi
Audisadi
10 February 2012

$100,000 Home Extension? Possible?

$100,000 Home Extension? Possible?

Well the plan was to put in a third bedroom/office in the place of the current kitchen, and a second bathroom in the place of the current dining area. Both the existing…

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Audisadi
Feb 10, 2012 1:50 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
10 February 2012

NSW - Newtown rebuild - updated flythroughs

NSW - Newtown rebuild - updated flythroughs
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I was reading your story and then .... it ended in November ... please give us an update, would love to see how things have turned out ....

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Mclaren
Feb 10, 2012 4:22 pm
Mclaren
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
14 February 2012

Renovation help

Renovation help

I agree and…

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 14, 2012 2:20 am
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


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