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…
Calling all tradies
Any light weight cladding material fixed with sarking over the existing timber frame will be the best option. Consider using any of the following:
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…
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…
Jun 13, 2011 6:54 pm
Concrete Roof renovation - Urgent Help
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…
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…
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…
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. ;(
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…
WA - Jarrah weatherboard renovations
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…
Extension for a distasteful 80's house
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…
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…
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…
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…
Builder Recommendations Adelaide
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…
Jun 30, 2011 4:35 pm
Moving a house
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…
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…
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…
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…
Builder recommendations Sydney
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.
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…
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…
OK, thanks for that. so other than paint, what sealant can I use? Is there a spray on sealer that is suitable for fibro?
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…
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 -…
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…
ICF builders in Perth?
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…
Power Box / Electrical Box
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…
Jul 23, 2011 10:10 pm
old tiles!! bah
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…
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.
Jul 30, 2011 11:15 pm
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.
Jul 30, 2011 11:20 pm