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Stewie D
Stewie D
10 November 2011

Skylight installers Sydney?

Skylight installers Sydney?

I wouldn't go for any of the skylight installers unless you can view their work or are recommended by friends. Some of the ones I've seen are hopeless/rough. I'd get an…

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Stewie D
Nov 10, 2011 10:25 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 November 2011

habitable versus inhabitable area

habitable versus inhabitable area

Where the single brick wall and piers sit on the slab, there should be a DPC there so you should be fine with that. I'd do a quick drawing showing dimensions from the…

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Stewie D
Nov 11, 2011 9:42 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
18 November 2011

Neighbour dispute over extending party wall

Neighbour dispute over extending party wall

how do you define " solid structure" A slab with brick walls roof etc; a living area?

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Uncle Arfur
Nov 18, 2011 2:19 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 November 2011

Recladding for resale

Recladding for resale

Look at the style of house it is or you want it to be and then clad appropriately; federation style - use older style weatherboards, contemporary style - blue board and…

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Stewie D
Nov 20, 2011 6:03 pm
sbryzak
sbryzak
23 November 2011

How to attach internal wall?

How to attach internal wall?

This sounds like nonsense, I have Hebel walls in my new extension and I'll be sticking the FC sheets directly to it (and this is what we did in my parent's house in their…

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sbryzak
Nov 23, 2011 9:39 am
greg_123
greg_123
23 November 2011

Cost per sqm for under house renovation with existing slab

Cost per sqm for under house renovation with existing slab

Hi everyone, We recently purchased a queenslander on a sloping block that has already been excavated under (at legal height), with necessary retaining wall, appropriately…

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greg_123
Nov 23, 2011 7:44 pm
azhrei
azhrei
24 November 2011

Footing for freestanding pergola+deck close to strip footing

Footing for freestanding pergola+deck close to strip footing

Hi all, How close can I put a pergola footing to my house? Here are the details: 1. My brick veneer house foundation is pier/beam on strip footing on highly reactive…

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azhrei
Nov 24, 2011 3:13 pm
luka
luka
25 November 2011

renovating a relocated house

renovating a relocated house

hello all. I am considering buying an old fibro house that has been relocated to a block of land. i am writting this post to get ideas and hopefully a good understanding…

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luka
Nov 25, 2011 9:17 pm
mirob
mirob
26 November 2011

Adelaide re-roofing

Adelaide re-roofing

Hi CSM roofing are pretty good. We have used them for some jobs (gov facility stuff) and had no complaints.

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mirob
Nov 26, 2011 12:08 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
27 November 2011

New forumer, big extension!!

New forumer, big extension!!

Hi Mischa I am on the Atherton tablelands near Cairns. Our frames came as part of a kit but you might want to look into superior steel systems Over this way if you pike…

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Raleighfarm
Nov 27, 2011 5:22 pm
Raleighfarm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 November 2011

Fibro Cottage

Fibro Cottage

A friend of a family member bought a cottage in country NSW a couple of years ago and it is fibro clad inside and out, plus the eaves , plus the ceiling to the verandah,…

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Stewie D
Nov 29, 2011 8:33 am
1sthome
1sthome
30 November 2011

Finished/in before christmas

Finished/in before christmas

Gave up sanding old skirtings. Bought new ones and painted them with first coat today. Floor sanding 5th, carpets 12th. Painting mostly done. So much more to do though. :(

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1sthome
Nov 30, 2011 12:03 am
TMak44
TMak44
30 November 2011

Extending Up and Out

Extending Up and Out

G'day, I have an urgent need to extend my home both up and out due to the pending arrival of my third (and last) child. I'm hoping some of you on here can recommend…

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TMak44
Nov 30, 2011 9:45 am
~steph~
~steph~
30 November 2011

Interior Wall Colour

Interior Wall Colour

Hi Steph, yes have seen Sandy day too. Prefer Buff it to it . Have seen another colour , Dulux Male which is also quiet good....phew , never knew…

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~steph~
Nov 30, 2011 4:29 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
30 November 2011

Rough costing on construction of a garage

Rough costing on construction of a garage

Ok more info on mine as well. Mine is 8.95M by 7m with a high pitched roof to allow cavity ceiling. 28 course, tile roof. The price is probably like that because we are…

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AussieMark
Nov 30, 2011 9:59 pm
Tigers55
Tigers55
30 November 2011

Perth Builder - Garage/Carport

Perth Builder - Garage/Carport

Hi All Does anyone know of a good reliable builder that could cost us on extending or single garage to a double or build a new double onto the front of the yard. We are…

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Tigers55
Nov 30, 2011 10:44 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 December 2011

Kitchen doors

Kitchen doors

One of the other quotes we received used vinyl wrap and from what I have read on here, its definately off our list!! Thats a move in…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 04, 2011 2:29 pm
Stumper
Stumper
8 December 2011

Timber floor for workshop

Timber floor for workshop

Cheers Pat, I was thinking exactly that just yesterday, the only problem I can think of with checker is rolling engine stands and cranes around on it would be difficult.…

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Stumper
Dec 08, 2011 12:29 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
9 December 2011

who will do the bearer replacement?

who will do the bearer replacement?

Why does the bearer need replacement? I'm just interested to know as if it's termite damage you may have to solve that problem as it may still be ongoing. I had a bearer…

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Mozzie
Dec 09, 2011 10:09 pm
Mozzie
Nott
Nott
17 December 2011

What flooring for the entry?

What flooring for the entry?

Thanks, i mostly forgot the question posted here. maybe we'll bring some tiles next time and see if they like the look .

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Nott
Dec 17, 2011 8:58 pm
Nott
ajantakadam
ajantakadam
20 December 2011

Help with feature walls

Help with feature walls

Edited by Forum support to remove quote and link Oh yes, we were actually planning on getting a really nice damask wall paper for…

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ajantakadam
Dec 20, 2011 1:43 pm
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 1:02 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 1:05 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 10:34 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 2:14 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 2:25 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
1, 2, 3

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 2:37 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 8:53 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 12:33 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 9:42 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 7:32 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 7:55 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 7:47 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 7:47 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 10:44 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 10:48 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 3:55 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 7:52 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 10:26 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 9:47 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 6:13 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 7:39 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 8:01 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 12:20 pm
EVinnie
EVinnie
29 January 2012

Kitchen plumbing

Kitchen plumbing

Terrific, thank you!

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EVinnie
Jan 29, 2012 2:58 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 3:42 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 5:04 pm


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