Rebuilding burnt down house
yep, i think i'm getting the picture here...
risks prob are not worth the benefits
thanks everyone for sharing your opinion
Tiling a front porch
Its a nice colour.
Have you tried looking for tiles that have a washed look to them and not a solid colour?
Free labour is sensational, but we do work for them in return in our own business, so there is some trade off.
Can't switch the door to the study because the pantry is…
You are probably talking about "Gidgee" bricks which were sometimes thin 10mm acrylic brick lookalike or actual thin masonry bricks stuck onto wall sheeting like…
Subfloor Clearance for Shed Extension
What constitutes something to be serviced? There won't be any plumbing and the floor will be as basic as lino over particle board. Theoretically, the subfloor structure…
How do I start my renovation
hi eyspy, thanks for your response.
it is a highset brick house over 30 year old. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 kitchen, dinning & living upsairs. Downstairs are…
Oct 13, 2011 12:46 am
Welcoming feedback on our plans
We're now actually 99% sure we're going to sell this when it's finished, move into a rental for a few years and save enough to build our dream home.…
Ok I'm going to chuck my colours in here ... again I love them so much. Dulux Heifer - a very soft grey, Surfmist garage, Dulux Stepney feature - a darker but pretty…
Okay... So here's my idea for what to do with the house when (if!) we move in initially as it will be at least 5 years or more before we can afford to renovate properly.…
rotten joists when restumping
resturmpoing part of my sold brick house and found 3 out of 12 joists have rotten due to dampness and mildew at the end where the joist sits on the brick wall.. Only…
West Melbourne Restumping
usually they only have to (carefully) take up the boards along the bearers, and although a little more expensive, you could get a good chippie who does flooring to…
Joining floorboards for an extension
Thanks Mrsjt.... I appreciate your info - that's helped give me an insight.
For the record, I don't mind if the timber buts up against each other if that is the…
Who should sand plastering works?
IMHO, finished ready for painting means sanded. The painters should be able to start by putting the undercoat on. They've give it a light sand and a look over, but this is…
Oct 25, 2011 7:29 pm
New to renovating
Can't comment on their workmanship but several years ago I got quotes from 4 companies for an extension. The extension company were the most expensive by a lot, hence the…
Solar Electricity or Gas?
this is my first post. I've bought a house that doesn't have gas connected. It needs a renovation. The hot water system is newish, but like everything its electric.…
Part of our renovation plan is to enclose a covered landing on our 1950 brick house. Presently you walk up the stairs and there is a 2.5m x2.5m covered patio, before you…
Nov 04, 2011 11:09 pm
Approximate renovation cost?
I have a 2 bed, 1 bath (+ sunroom, lounge, kitchen, dining and sleepout) 1930s Queenslander that I will basically need to raise and build under to convert it into a 4…
Thanks very much Gandj.
I've since got a quote from a builder and his estimate is $16,500 which I think is alot!
I'll keep shopping around for more quotes.
Painting pressed metal ceilings
Thanks for all the great info, i am in the same boat, i have just purchased a old house with pressed tin celings and walls!
There are also large gaps between all…
Nov 08, 2011 11:20 am
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
CSM roofing are pretty good. We have used them for some jobs (gov facility stuff) and had no complaints.
Nov 26, 2011 12:08 pm
New forumer, big extension!!
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…
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,…
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.
Extending Up and Out
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…
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…
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…
Perth Builder - Garage/Carport
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…
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…
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.…
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…