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melcur
melcur
31 May 2011

What should I know before extending?

What should I know before extending?

I understand that they are not going to invest hours into the details of a job when they're not even sure they've…

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melcur
May 31, 2011 2:52 pm

Removing tiles from plasterboard walls

Removing tiles from plasterboard walls

Thanks everyone. Answers my question at least :D . We do a lot of bathroom reno's. Cut the plasterboard sheets 1200mm from the floor all…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jun 03, 2011 2:28 pm
haghlay
haghlay
4 June 2011

Renovate small or large

Renovate small or large

If the house is that old it would most likely have asbestos sheeting (unless renovated in the last 25 years or so), so if you are going to renovate I would factor in costs…

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haghlay
Jun 04, 2011 9:20 pm
haghlay
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
5 June 2011

Replacing outside window with something else

Replacing outside window with something else

Have you got something like Flickr or Photobucket which you could post a link?

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JazzyJess
Jun 06, 2011 12:29 am
Sdegraaf
Sdegraaf
8 June 2011

Calling all tradies

Calling all tradies

Hi, Any light weight cladding material fixed with sarking over the existing timber frame will be the best option. Consider using any of the following: Shadowclad…

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Sdegraaf
Jun 08, 2011 10:27 am
camelia
camelia
12 June 2011

waterproof paint

waterproof paint

Hi Simon, I have a south-facing wall at the side of my house that is constructed with villaboard. I know that villaboard is not waterproof only water-resistant...and…

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camelia
Jun 12, 2011 11:55 pm
Lee75
Lee75
13 June 2011

How to remove an old bath?

How to remove an old bath?

Thanks -we tried the wrench but no luck it was all just turning around.. Took to it with an angle grinder which I'm sure is going to cost us plumbing wise but at least we…

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Lee75
Jun 13, 2011 6:54 pm
Dollar
Dollar
14 June 2011

Biff's Reno - Updated Pics

Biff's Reno - Updated Pics
1 ... 5, 6, 7

:: :: :: Biff Congratulations on what I call a beautifully constructed/renovated home. I love everything about it. Your home is now on top of my fave list on the forum. Well done!

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Dollar
Jun 14, 2011 9:55 pm
rocky2812
rocky2812
15 June 2011

Concrete Roof renovation - Urgent Help

Concrete Roof renovation - Urgent Help

Hi, We are getting our concrete roof tiles repainted in charcoal and need an opinion as to what colour gutters and fascia to use. Am thinking 'Monolith' gutters from Ace…

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rocky2812
Jun 15, 2011 1:39 pm
netadelle
netadelle
17 June 2011

Removing wallpaper

Removing wallpaper

Depending on the age of the wallpaper it sometimes comes of quite easily. We tried to remove some wallpaper in an old 80's house. The steamer was taking forever and we…

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netadelle
Jun 17, 2011 8:35 pm
netadelle
ESB
ESB
18 June 2011

business from home and office garage

business from home and office garage

All Councils are different ... I worked from home as a Remedial Therapist when in Brisbane and I didn't need a permit, but I still had to abide by certain rules - had to…

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ESB
Jun 18, 2011 8:24 pm
ESB
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
28 June 2011

Importing carpet from America

Importing carpet from America

If you really want to do it, look at comGateway :) But I'd still say its going to get expensive.

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theanonyuser
Jun 28, 2011 3:52 pm
1sthome
1sthome
19 June 2011

concrete pad costs

concrete pad costs

It will vary depending on site conditions. We paid more per m2 but had 2 slabs, used concrete pump and had 2 helicopters. Total size of slabs was 65m2. I know who not to use. ;(

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1sthome
Jun 19, 2011 5:38 pm
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
20 June 2011

Final Inspection

Final Inspection

Absolutely get an independant inspection done, agree with Kayles, if they have done work to the Building Code regulations, they should be fine with having any work…

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RenoTeam
Jun 20, 2011 4:13 pm
Archie75
Archie75
23 June 2011

WA - Jarrah weatherboard renovations

WA - Jarrah weatherboard renovations

Hi All, Some help please in finding a builder/designer or architect and a couple of other random queries ... We're looking to renovate a run-down 2x1 single storey…

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Archie75
Jun 23, 2011 1:37 pm
darcella
darcella
23 June 2011

Extension for a distasteful 80's house

Extension for a distasteful 80's house

Hi all, Very new at this. I'm hoping someone can suggest an innovative architect or extension designer in the Perth area. We have an 1980's built (yeesh!)home on…

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darcella
Jun 23, 2011 6:51 pm
knucci67
knucci67
27 June 2011

Roof Gables

Roof Gables

Hi we are currently undergoing a renovation. The upper floor is rendered on the outside however there are 4 Right angle triangles of pre-primed timber sitting at edge of…

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knucci67
Jun 27, 2011 1:28 am
gcambo34
gcambo34
27 June 2011

Raising old house

Raising old house

Hi I am thinking of raising my old house and bricking it up underneath but I can't find anyone who can do the job. Does anyone know of someone in Sydney that can do the…

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gcambo34
Jun 28, 2011 12:12 am
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First_Timer_Ray
Jun 28, 2011 3:55 pm
First_Timer_Ray
bashworth
bashworth
28 June 2011

Anyone got some council approved veradah / plans?

Anyone got some council approved veradah / plans?

I have some hand drawn plans I used to get my 2m x 6m verandah through local council building control. If you are interested PM me with your address and you can have…

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bashworth
Jun 28, 2011 5:27 pm
bashworth
1sthome
1sthome
28 June 2011

COLOURBOND - roof over a terraced area

COLOURBOND - roof over a terraced area

Just doing a 45m2 colourbond roof at 5-8degrees. Colourbond was about $4k, 2 rolls of sacking, 1 roll of mesh, about 100m of wood. Probably about 12 days labour so far and…

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1sthome
Jun 28, 2011 6:36 pm
Novice!
Novice!
30 June 2011

Thoughts on extending into attic + re-roof.

Thoughts on extending into attic + re-roof.

Hi Teamfowler, Wanted to see if you got any additional information. We are looking into doing a similar thing with our brick and tile house of about 17 squares rather…

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Novice!
Jun 30, 2011 6:28 am
Coops
Coops
30 June 2011

Builder Recommendations Adelaide

Builder Recommendations Adelaide

Hi, We are in the initial stages of getting some plans drawn up for an addition to our home- open plan living/dining, bedroom, bathroom & laundry. We are keen to get some…

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Coops
Jun 30, 2011 4:35 pm
kiwichick
kiwichick
1 July 2011

Help! Exterior House Colour Issue

Help! Exterior House Colour Issue

Waiting for a picture please. hard to give advice otherwise

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kiwichick
Jul 01, 2011 6:18 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
3 July 2011

Moving a house

Moving a house

Hi I am looking at moving our current house from the front of our block to the back. I have a rough idea of all the costs apart from what it will cost to get the…

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donuts9999
Jul 03, 2011 12:48 pm
lazy
lazy
3 July 2011

NSW Housin Code about Dual Occupancy - HELP!!!

NSW Housin Code about Dual Occupancy - HELP!!!

Breaking house into two flats - it is dual occupancy. I do not need subdivision. I need a part of Code which can tell me about standards and rules, which I must obey. I…

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lazy
Jul 03, 2011 8:21 pm
I need glasses
I need glasses
5 July 2011

Putting Colorbond over concrete roof tiles

Putting Colorbond over concrete roof tiles

Yeah well i talked to the roofer today and it could be done and hes roofed over absetos but all the issues like raising the gutter line , engineering for the extra weight…

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I need glasses
Jul 05, 2011 10:16 pm
veseli
veseli
5 July 2011

Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor

You don't need quantity surveyor, unless you have too much money to throw around than get him. For the site survey you need Surveyor, and to fill up DA Job costing…

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veseli
Jul 06, 2011 12:10 am
brandonlee0910
brandonlee0910
6 July 2011

dual occupancy restriction and built granny flats

dual occupancy restriction and built granny flats

i am planning to buy property for renovation, extentions and built granny flats in Chatswood NSW. i found that the land is dual occuoacy restriction area. that mean i…

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brandonlee0910
Jul 06, 2011 10:31 pm
architect
architect
10 July 2011

Ideas to update the look of this house

Ideas to update the look of this house

the house is what it is. mission brown will be back in fashion in 3 years.!! unfortunately the garage dominates the elevation. some render on the front to tie in with…

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architect
Jul 10, 2011 11:13 am
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
12 July 2011

Appartment renovation (2 years ago)

Appartment renovation (2 years ago)

WOW, you've done an awesome job. I love the feature stone work :) Have you had the property revalued yet?

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RenoTeam
Jul 12, 2011 4:23 am
crazyhamish
crazyhamish
13 July 2011

recommended iphone app for building and renovating

recommended iphone app for building and renovating

I really need an iphone app as every time I go to bunnings or a supplier, I put prices and measurement etc directly in to my phone. I don't want to have to type all this…

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crazyhamish
Jul 13, 2011 1:29 pm
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
13 July 2011

Little old country house renovation

Little old country house renovation
1, 2, 3

::smile:: Looking forward to seeing what you're all up to over there in the little old country house.

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cheerupcharlie
Jul 13, 2011 6:10 pm
MissMe
MissMe
13 July 2011

Builder recommendations Sydney

Builder recommendations Sydney

Hi Can anyone recommend a builder based in Sydney. Am in the St George Area. Looking at removing an internal wall, doing some renos to a villa. Thanks

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MissMe
Jul 13, 2011 9:36 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
14 July 2011

Renovating rumpus room

Renovating rumpus room

Nope, definately a 1984 Subaru Sportswagon. (Plenty of room in the back for carrying…

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Pat the draftie
Jul 14, 2011 10:17 am
Pat the draftie
Yeah...no!
Yeah...no!
14 July 2011

Renovating a tiny tiny tiny ensuite

Renovating a tiny tiny tiny ensuite

Some other tips for narrow ensuites include: Concealed cistern toilets (500 deep as opposed to 700 for a standard toilet). The cisterns are made to fit within a standard…

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Yeah...no!
Jul 14, 2011 11:38 am
Michelle
Michelle
14 July 2011

Pushy Sales People

Pushy Sales People

If I remember right, I did have to pull out the stick to a guy trying to quote me Solar heating……I had a good laugh to myself when I sent him packing off with his tail…

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Michelle
Jul 14, 2011 7:34 pm
Michelle
free will
free will
15 July 2011

Extending a single storey to a double possible?

Extending a single storey to a double possible?

We are looking to demolish the old extension to our house (about 2 squares) and add 15 squares over two stories to make a total of about 25 squares. This will cost about…

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free will
Jul 15, 2011 9:06 pm
MrGumby
MrGumby
16 July 2011

Asbestos Question

Asbestos Question

OK, thanks for that. so other than paint, what sealant can I use? Is there a spray on sealer that is suitable for fibro?

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MrGumby
Jul 16, 2011 8:22 am
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
17 July 2011

Help/Question about skirting boards with a pic

Help/Question about skirting boards with a pic

If you change the architrave's and run the sides all the way to the floor, replacing the section in between the new arch's with a flat piece of matching timber ( looks…

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Darren Stewart
Jul 17, 2011 6:10 pm
Tony From West Oz
Tony From West Oz
17 July 2011

Warped French Doors

Warped French Doors

OK, so this forum is not particularly active. In my searches on this topic, I located suggestions ranging from taking the door off and weighting the most warped point, so…

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Tony From West Oz
Jul 18, 2011 12:55 am
deconst
deconst
20 July 2011

NSW building activity

NSW building activity

I put my own renovation out to tender and it took about 4 weeks to get all the responses back. I think the speed of tender responses depend on how much rain there's been -…

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deconst
Jul 20, 2011 1:39 pm
deconst
chuth77
chuth77
20 July 2011

Moving phone, internet and TV connections

Moving phone, internet and TV connections

By all means you can move your TV points... No drama's there and Bunnings will even sell you the various suitable terminations and crimps you'll need... Moving phone and…

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chuth77
Jul 20, 2011 1:49 pm
kims
kims
21 July 2011

ICF builders in Perth?

ICF builders in Perth?

Hi Dongle, That's a whole heap of handy information - thanks heaps. I checked out the concrete blocks at MidlandBrick (Boral) website after reading your suggestion and…

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kims
Jul 21, 2011 2:49 am
devank
devank
22 July 2011

Small reno – is this worth it?

Small reno – is this worth it?

House is valued at 600K. So it is not a great return.…

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devank
Jul 22, 2011 11:29 am
devank
dlk65
dlk65
23 July 2011

Power Box / Electrical Box

Power Box / Electrical Box

Hi Graham, The negativity I read about the smart meters is the fact that they will be networked to the power companies and they will be able to monitor power usage at…

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dlk65
Jul 23, 2011 10:10 pm
vlt
vlt
26 July 2011

Any restrictions on building walls next to windows?

Any restrictions on building walls next to windows?

Thanks everyone, I'm not to worried about the boundary as it seems to be standard to build to the boundary in our area (particularly when the…

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vlt
Jul 26, 2011 9:39 am
bentombed
bentombed
28 July 2011

old tiles!! bah

old tiles!! bah

Hello, thanks for the help, i'm in melbourne and thus far have had very little luck locating the tiles. the tiler i have gone with to fix up the obvious things reckons he…

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bentombed
Jul 28, 2011 2:13 pm
eyspy
eyspy
30 July 2011

Gyprock Flushing

Gyprock Flushing

hell yeah on the vac ! When I first started out in the trade donkeys years ago, all by hand and no vac. Now my nose is knackered and the slightest sneeze sets it bleeding.

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eyspy
Jul 30, 2011 11:15 pm
eyspy
eyspy
30 July 2011

Building in rear verandah

Building in rear verandah

Pretty easy to do really, just some frame work and cladding is needed (of course the obvious power and windows) Make sure you seek council permission first. Another thing…

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eyspy
Jul 30, 2011 11:20 pm


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