Renovation + Home Improvement
A few questions for convert carport to garage
Hi tomking.chen Structurally speaking - it can be done but the brickwork will need footings and the footings will need to be cut into your slab. The connection between…
Exterior colour suggestions please for our renovated facade
Hi there! Our newly renovated facade is almost complete and we are still undecided on colours. We intend staining the deck, timber…
Living in or moving out during renovation (Part one)
Deciding you’d rather renovate your house than sell it and move somewhere new is not the only decision you have to make. Once you know you’ll be keeping your home, you…
3metre extension to back living area only - is it worth it?
Thanks D@n, Floor vent is very strange, I think the previous owners got heating put in, but it was rented out for 20 years. In relatively good condition considering, but…
Changing DA approved extension plan: Architect or Draftsman?
Ask to see a couple of full sets of drawings they have done. Stewie
Independent review of completed (incomplete) building works
We haven't started our build yet but have been referred to these guys from other posters: http://www.hnkryan.com Are you sure your builder has gone AWOL and not just on break?
Renovating/ Extending our Californian Bungalow
Hi guys, I just did a blog post of our renovation/ extension with floor plans and some photos included. Would love to hear from other people that have finished or are in…
How to fill gap between tile underlay and plaster wall
Hi, Yes all of the above Plus I would also fill the 2cm gap with something suitable even silicone if that,s the only thing available
Approximate cost for garage and bedroom extension?
Thanks greenify and wood bang for your input, 1500 per square metre sounds ok but I will take a look at the cost calculator too and see if I can work out a rough ballpark…
Design/Construct/Builders - Melbourne Recommendations
Wow...thanks for such a detailed and informative reply kats_meow. I really appreciate the time you've taken. I have my first appointment with one next week. We will do…
Building under the back half of my Queenslander -Woodend QLD
Hi mate. Hope your plans are going well. I came across your message and realised that I am wanting to embark on doing something similar to my Queenslander in Norman…
What was the most expensive part of your house extension?
Much appreciated, thanks Pellana. The house is solid (double) brick so we are hoping that the footings are strong enough. In any case we would look at getting light…
Cost of re roofing 3 bedroom house in colorbond?
We just re-roofed in Colorbond for $16k including fascia, gutters, downpipes and insulation etc. The house is 120sqm floor area and the roof has a number of ridges and…
Making the garage door Wider, what cost to expect
I'm with bpratt on this one. I'd rip out the central pier and make it one big ( good quality ) door too just for ease of access. There is also this thread further down the…
Renovating with no roof/ceiling space - DEAR GOD HELP
As the others have said and I'll add that you can remove some of the sheets to let the sparky do his stuff beforehand. Most sheets have 10-15 screws holding them down so…
FIRE FIRE FIRE ..reqirements for bush fire prone areas
In general the top of a hill is the most dangerous as fires (depending upon ground fuel) increase in activity and ferocity on upslopes in part due to convection. I would…
Expertise needed to advise recommended reno order of work
Hi All, I am a first time renovator and need to please seek your advise on what you would recommend on the order of works for a 1940's brick veneer bungalow we are…
Cost to excavate double garage through sandstone
Thanks, Stewie, no I haven't checked yet. I was thinking of weighing up costs of several options before contacting council. Our other option is retaining the double garage…
hi all- an old apartment of the '60s in Milan
There is nothing wrong with posting those links here - it gives us an idea of what you are aiming for. I agree with Robbie 55 though, showing us a floorplan would help us…
Jetmaster fire - Heat n Glo too hot? Better decorative?
thanks Stewie. You're right, it's the 550 and 350 I'm looking at.
HELP -- Starting an extension - Draftsman VS Archtect
And just make sure that your designer signs a clause in the contract that states that the proposed building works must fall inside your quoted building budget. No point…
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