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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
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


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