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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 11:24 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 4:13 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 1:46 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 6:59 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 11:13 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 8:06 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 7:34 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 11:53 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 7:39 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 9:47 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 9:54 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 8:29 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 3:55 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
2 November 2011

New to renovating

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…

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tjilpi
Nov 02, 2011 4:03 pm
Baffled
Baffled
3 November 2011

Solar Electricity or Gas?

Solar Electricity or Gas?

Hello, 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.…

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Baffled
Nov 03, 2011 6:22 pm
phatmike
phatmike
3 November 2011

Internal walls/archways

Internal walls/archways

All sorted found the correct information - they can just be removed.

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phatmike
Nov 03, 2011 7:40 pm

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…

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Dion
Nov 05, 2011 12:09 am
verynewtothis
verynewtothis
6 November 2011

Approximate renovation cost?

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…

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verynewtothis
Nov 06, 2011 5:38 pm
chardie
chardie
7 November 2011

Decking costs

Decking costs

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. Kind Regards, Chardie.

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chardie
Nov 07, 2011 10:41 am
Adsy
Adsy
8 November 2011

Painting pressed metal ceilings

Painting pressed metal ceilings

HI, 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…

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Adsy
Nov 08, 2011 12:20 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 November 2011

bearer replacement -

bearer replacement -

Multiple posting wont help your cause

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Uncle Arfur
Nov 08, 2011 7:16 pm
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 11:25 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 10:42 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 3:19 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 7:03 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 10:39 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 8:44 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 4:13 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 10:17 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 1:08 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 6:22 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 9:33 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 1:03 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 10:45 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 5:29 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 10:59 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 11:44 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 3:29 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 1:29 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 11:09 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 9:58 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 2:43 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 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

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