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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 5:13 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 4:31 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 7:19 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 1:07 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 3:43 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 10:49 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 3:55 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 5:45 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 6:50 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 6:33 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 8:23 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 11:22 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 4:29 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 7:48 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 6:19 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 10:14 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 10:58 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 4:13 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 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


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