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Jeremyheyes
Jeremyheyes
12 August 2011

Budget Kitchen, Bathroom Reno Tradesmen Recommendations PLZ!

Budget Kitchen, Bathroom Reno Tradesmen Recommendations PLZ!

If you send the pictures of the kitchen then it would be good. Then we can see which should be where.

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Jeremyheyes
Aug 12, 2011 4:15 pm
eyspy
eyspy
13 August 2011

Ceiling Roses

Ceiling Roses

Having painted many Heritage homes and for the National Trust, I have found that all house differ in what ceiling roses they use. Some homes will stick with the same rose…

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eyspy
Aug 13, 2011 10:23 am
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
14 August 2011

I HATE HATE HATE MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!

I HATE HATE HATE MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!

oh I can say that moving from our home of 7 years into a rental while we wait for our build as re-affirmed that we are doing the right thing with our new home the passive…

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mecha-wombat
Aug 14, 2011 8:13 pm
mecha-wombat
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
15 August 2011

Cornice - putting new conice over old 55mm cove cornice

Cornice - putting new conice over old 55mm cove cornice

Exactly what I was going to say, but it's not that difficult to remove the old 'cleanly' if required. You just have to go along the top and bottom edges with a utility…

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Darren Stewart
Aug 15, 2011 4:56 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
15 August 2011

How can you tell if it is a structural wall

How can you tell if it is a structural wall

Architect you are very right - we should just get someone in to go over everything. I guess because we are really just tossing around ideas at the moment and trying to get…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 15, 2011 8:24 pm
jln
jln
18 August 2011

Roofing with tiles- valleys and ridges

Roofing with tiles- valleys and ridges

OK. I found this site that explains how to use these clips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb8T6vCrYLk Thanks again

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jln
Aug 18, 2011 9:56 am
11seaside
11seaside
18 August 2011

For Sale Arto Statesment Stainless Steel Square Mixer

For Sale Arto Statesment Stainless Steel Square Mixer

For Sale 1 x Brand New in Box Never Opened Arto Statesment Stainless Steel Square Mixer Latest Style great looking mixer. RRP - $720 Highest Bidder at End of…

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11seaside
Aug 18, 2011 9:56 pm
deconst
deconst
20 August 2011

stone villa outer wall moving outward

stone villa outer wall moving outward

Goodness, it sounds like you need a structural engineer to have a look at that.

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deconst
Aug 20, 2011 11:16 pm
deconst
IZofSA
IZofSA
24 August 2011

Decking Prices...?

Decking Prices...?

Well if you go 90mm boards you work out about 10 lineal meters per…

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IZofSA
Aug 24, 2011 4:11 pm
eyspy
eyspy
26 August 2011

Never say 'Never again !"

Never say 'Never again !"

Thanks for the kind comments. Yes I lived in every one of them whilst…

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eyspy
Aug 26, 2011 10:55 am
downundersir
downundersir
27 August 2011

Bathroom/Laundry extension roof/flooring issues

Bathroom/Laundry extension roof/flooring issues

Hi, i am not a builder. But i had a not dissimilar situation, we poured a slab at ground level & lived with steps. The laws in NSW have changed recently, best to seek…

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downundersir
Aug 27, 2011 10:15 pm
sbryzak
sbryzak
28 August 2011

DIY Roof repointing n ridge capping

DIY Roof repointing n ridge capping

There's a few good videos on YouTube that show how to do this.

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sbryzak
Aug 28, 2011 8:19 am
Jods
Jods
28 August 2011

Thinking Of Owner Builder an Extension

Thinking Of Owner Builder an Extension

Hi, well I have not started my reno's yet, but I am more and more looking like doing an owner builder job, the builder I had in mind didn't turn out to be a decent one, I…

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Jods
Aug 28, 2011 8:01 pm
Sunshihan
Sunshihan
29 August 2011

Rennovating on existing structure or to renovate outwards up

Rennovating on existing structure or to renovate outwards up

I think you can easily add the wall on your upstairs, but to remove a internal wall, any professional builder will need engineer plan for that. also about the small…

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Sunshihan
Aug 29, 2011 12:53 pm
Sunshihan
Sunshihan
29 August 2011

Building in upstairs verandah - comments welcome!

Building in upstairs verandah - comments welcome!

I like your WIR, big area. Do not need to keep it open, you already have enough space for your master room. And If I build that, I may close that door and have open left…

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Sunshihan
Aug 29, 2011 3:55 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
29 August 2011

TV points

TV points

The reason they dont install clipsal matching faceplate, is because most antenna guys use cheap chinese plates etc... because they can get them for around 2 dollars…

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cenemelectrical
Aug 29, 2011 4:13 pm
Ched
Ched
1 September 2011

Paint colour advice please!

Paint colour advice please!

I have Paperbark Colorbond windows throughout the house, and need advice on an exterior paint colour to use. The walls are rendered with a terracotta tile roof. I am…

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Ched
Sep 01, 2011 3:31 pm
ring09
ring09
1 September 2011

Retractable flyscreen in alfresco

Retractable flyscreen in alfresco

We were going to get these when we moved in, checked out a few places and ended up going all the way out to Sunbury to have a look at this place, we liked them the best. …

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ring09
Sep 01, 2011 6:19 pm
ring09
IZofSA
IZofSA
7 September 2011

Building decking/pergola serparately or at same time?

Building decking/pergola serparately or at same time?

McLovin - it is better to build them at the same time to achieve the seamless look. The outside timber posts to which the decking bearers and joists are attached should…

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IZofSA
Sep 07, 2011 12:07 pm
westozman
westozman
7 September 2011

Kinzone

Kinzone

Has anyone in Perth had a renovation done by a company called Kinzone?

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westozman
Sep 07, 2011 2:43 pm
Longwaytogo
Longwaytogo
8 September 2011

Stumped about stumps

Stumped about stumps

That's great advice. Thank you so much.

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Longwaytogo
Sep 08, 2011 9:49 pm
rocketship
rocketship
13 September 2011

Enclosing an outdoor area at the front of the house

Enclosing an outdoor area at the front of the house

Maybe post a photo, might help get a clearer picture of what you currently have. Sorry, I'm no help with cost estimates.

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rocketship
Sep 13, 2011 2:55 pm
funkychick
funkychick
13 September 2011

Extension plans - Any comments welcomed

Extension plans - Any comments welcomed
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I hear what your saying, but we've already done the figures and it make more financial sense to extend. Our house is already worth twice what we paid for it. To buy…

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funkychick
Sep 13, 2011 4:45 pm
becost
becost
14 September 2011

Reverse brick veneer

Reverse brick veneer

Thanks some woman and eyspy. I'll let you know how I get on!

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becost
Sep 14, 2011 5:50 pm
nemisis
nemisis
16 September 2011

Carpenter here in Adelaide

Carpenter here in Adelaide

Looking for a Carpenter to quote me on an extension job in Adelaide. Please PM me contact details.

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nemisis
Sep 16, 2011 5:33 pm
beaglebum
beaglebum
17 September 2011

Polished concrete floor

Polished concrete floor

hm thanks, I think the one he looked at used some sort of coat....we will definately have to look into it more.

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beaglebum
Sep 17, 2011 7:23 pm
jusblaz
jusblaz
19 September 2011

Help! Timber floor advice.

Help! Timber floor advice.

We are in the process of renovating a 104 year old house and would like to get the floor boards sanded and polished. Would appreciated contact details for someone located…

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jusblaz
Sep 19, 2011 10:22 pm
andy123
andy123
22 September 2011

Rebuilding burnt down house

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

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andy123
Sep 22, 2011 3:29 pm
Michelle
Michelle
23 September 2011

Tiling a front porch

Tiling a front porch

Its a nice colour. :D Have you tried looking for tiles that have a washed look to them and not a solid colour?

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Michelle
Sep 23, 2011 6:48 pm
Michelle
polarbear66
polarbear66
26 September 2011

Exterior Paint Advice - Extension

Exterior Paint Advice - Extension

Roof tiles are a reddish brown colour too. Can't show a pic as I don't know how unfortunately!

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polarbear66
Sep 26, 2011 5:19 pm
candykane
candykane
27 September 2011

Floorplan feedback

Floorplan feedback

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…

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candykane
Sep 27, 2011 9:14 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 September 2011

Lime rendering

Lime rendering

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…

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Stewie D
Sep 28, 2011 9:58 am
DarlaDark
DarlaDark
29 September 2011

buying and renovating - what should I know?

buying and renovating - what should I know?

we've only just started but I have to say that i wouldn't do a major reno for your first house. It's our first house but i have a family of builders telling me what to do…

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DarlaDark
Sep 29, 2011 3:13 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
30 September 2011

Archicentre extension costs Vs Reality???

Archicentre extension costs Vs Reality???

Sound advice chrisandkate - and all taken on board. Thank you - very greatly appreciated. Along with everyone else's advice - thank…

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How Hard Can it Be
Sep 30, 2011 10:24 pm
jdotpdot
jdotpdot
11 October 2011

Subfloor Clearance for Shed Extension

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…

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jdotpdot
Oct 11, 2011 3:13 pm
BobM
BobM
13 October 2011

How do I start my renovation

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…

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BobM
Oct 13, 2011 12:46 am
kels
kels
13 October 2011

Welcoming feedback on our plans

Welcoming feedback on our plans

Thanks everyone! 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.…

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kels
Oct 13, 2011 5:59 am

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…

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suh
Oct 15, 2011 10:13 am
suh

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.…

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kels
Oct 15, 2011 7:06 pm
renomart
renomart
16 October 2011

Built in wardrobes in high ceiling room

Built in wardrobes in high ceiling room

If the room is small I would advise against going all the way up to the ceiling.

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renomart
Oct 16, 2011 6:34 pm
renomart
rodster
rodster
18 October 2011

rotten joists when restumping

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…

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rodster
Oct 18, 2011 10:53 pm
sceen7
sceen7
21 October 2011

West Melbourne Restumping

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…

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sceen7
Oct 21, 2011 6:39 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
23 October 2011

Joining floorboards for an extension

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…

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 23, 2011 8:47 pm
dreamzr4u
dreamzr4u
24 October 2011

Suggestions on renovating the kitchen and outdoor setting

Suggestions on renovating the kitchen and outdoor setting

If you are thinking of adding a raised deck on the back, is the house already raised? Yes, it is If the back patio is…

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dreamzr4u
Oct 24, 2011 8:54 am
Casa2
Casa2
25 October 2011

Who should sand plastering works?

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…

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Casa2
Oct 25, 2011 7:29 pm
xoxo
xoxo
1 November 2011

Best way to level concrete ceiling joints

Best way to level concrete ceiling joints

I am going with gyprock as the cost will be around $900.

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xoxo
Nov 01, 2011 2:55 pm


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