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Althom
Althom
10 October 2016

Garage Door Replacement

Garage Door Replacement

Thanks, quite reasonable then

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Althom
Oct 10, 2016 1:47 pm
Althom
Jazz926
Jazz926
10 October 2016

MDF Skirting Painting and filling nail hole

MDF Skirting Painting and filling nail hole

Thanks mate. Love the sound of Liquid Nail as it's sounds like a nice clean easy solution. Do you reckon over time it may peel or lose its adhesiveness? If I go Liquid…

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Jazz926
Oct 10, 2016 1:11 am
RJ_McGray
RJ_McGray
6 October 2016

Second Story Addition Sydney

Second Story Addition Sydney
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi , sorry it has been a while since I checked in here! We live in Sylvania, down in the Sutherland shire. Yes, even though there was not an architect, we had plenty of…

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RJ_McGray
Oct 06, 2016 6:16 am
RJ_McGray

Another update.. lots of chances since our last post. Inside is now pretty much finishes, just the deck and landscaping outside left to go. Ensuite Reno (Polished plaster…

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scottandkylie
Oct 04, 2016 12:41 am
Jwalker86
Jwalker86
30 September 2016

Plastering Cost Brisbane

Plastering Cost Brisbane

I received a price from a plasterer for supply, install and finishing of plaster work which was $4,975.00 Including GST. Does this seem competitive? Kitchen Wall 50…

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Jwalker86
Sep 30, 2016 3:47 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 September 2016

Replacing a Faucet on a Pedestal Sink

Replacing a Faucet on a Pedestal Sink

You need a basin spanner or basin wrench. A 300mm long shaft with a hinged end and serrated arm to get into tight places. Like this one here...

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Stewie D
Sep 29, 2016 2:59 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 September 2016

Trunking System for electric cable in Roof Cavity

Trunking System for electric cable in Roof Cavity

Because I am a precise person (my wife would say OCD, while I would say just perfect ) I would like to recall the electrician to "clean up the mess" in…

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Stewie D
Sep 28, 2016 1:46 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2016

Bathroom window ratings

Bathroom window ratings

It will depend more on your local council more than anything else. Some like ours couldn't give a hoot if you are changing the window from clear to translucent. Changing…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2016 2:18 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
26 September 2016

How to find tradesmen and contractors

How to find tradesmen and contractors

Hey Guys Just wanted to share a short video with you on how I find my contractors and store all their information - https://youtu.be/2DKst_woViw I have had a few…

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Our Build123
Sep 26, 2016 1:00 pm
Our Build123
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 September 2016

RTA Cabinets

RTA Cabinets

Homeone prefers NO Spam, Yank or otherwise. Please read the forum's rules about advertising. Thank you.

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SaveH2O
Sep 26, 2016 10:13 am
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September 2016

Please help: wall water barrier

Please help: wall water barrier

You need to find where the moisture is coming in from outside. No point installing new plasterboard etc inside if the timber frame is continuously wet otherwise it will…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2016 5:02 pm
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

Tiling Info Help?

Tiling Info Help?

Hi Ness If you're working with a red brick house it's important not to over-do it with the paving/tiling. While it can seem an obvious choice to use paving in a similar…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 4:50 pm
JordanT
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Gaudi
Sep 18, 2016 8:36 pm
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Agent_009
Sep 16, 2016 11:23 am
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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 5:08 pm
renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Help needed to deal with incompetent Builder

Help needed to deal with incompetent Builder

goto fair trading. he cant threaten and expect you to keep paying for supplies. thats his risk as well.

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 5:08 pm
marge78
marge78
13 September 2016

Which shade of 50 greys?

Which shade of 50 greys?
1, 2, 3

Does anyone know what Rellie ( previous poster) did their house colours in at all ?

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marge78
Sep 13, 2016 11:05 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 September 2016

Planning home renovations!!

Planning home renovations!!

You may get more replies if you ask a mod to shift this topic to the Finance dept... viewforum.php?f=9 Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 12, 2016 1:58 pm
Shawnpmanch
Shawnpmanch
5 September 2016

External Toilet Roof (5 sq m)

External Toilet Roof (5 sq m)

A sheet metal roof like corrugated Colorbond shouldn't be laid at less than 5º although I wouldn't lay them at less than 7º to be safe.A tiled roof shouldn't be less…

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Shawnpmanch
Sep 06, 2016 12:44 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

Quick & Easy Renovation Cost Estimator

Quick & Easy Renovation Cost Estimator

Getting a quick and easy estimate for your renovation can be a challenge so try this renovation cost calculator…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 9:55 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

Wanting to buy a "do-er upper" have no idea on costs!

Wanting to buy a "do-er upper" have no idea on costs!

If you use this renovation cost calculator, you'll be able to assess each property really easily. Check out…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 9:51 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

Looking for recommendations for a draftsperson (Vic)

Looking for recommendations for a draftsperson (Vic)

Hi Imogene, once you've got your rough design, you might want to use this handy renovation cost…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 9:46 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

kitchen extensions

kitchen extensions

Hi Clark, to work out your costs, you might also want to use this handy renovations cost calculator at…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 9:37 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

Reno Costing

Reno Costing

It does sound very cheap. You'd probably want to check they're a registered building practitioner. To work out your costs, there's a renovation cost…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 9:29 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
2 September 2016

Draftsman SE suburbs of Melbourne

Draftsman SE suburbs of Melbourne

Hi, We're needing a draftsman to design deck/pergola for permits. Any recommendations welcome!!! Thanks in advance

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Gaudi
Sep 02, 2016 8:17 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
2 September 2016

Draftsperson recommendations SE suburbs Melbourne

Draftsperson recommendations SE suburbs Melbourne

Hi purrfection, who did you end up using and were you happy? I'm currently looking for draftsman for deck/pergola design for building permit Thanks Rob

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Gaudi
Sep 02, 2016 8:10 am
generalcuster
generalcuster
1 September 2016

SHORING UP and RENO ideas

SHORING UP and RENO ideas

this family home needs some reno/repairs and due to the location ( China countryside, basically difficult for trucks to get to the house) resources, workers and small…

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generalcuster
Sep 01, 2016 11:21 am
boulder
boulder
26 August 2016

Thoughts on brickwork please

Thoughts on brickwork please

The cream cement used looks off.

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boulder
Aug 26, 2016 8:48 am
boulder
IvMike
IvMike
23 August 2016

Chinese Prefab Bungalow/Granny Flat

Chinese Prefab Bungalow/Granny Flat

Read this and you will probably want to have another think about the idea. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2189944. Personally, I wouldn’t want to live in…

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IvMike
Aug 23, 2016 9:35 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 August 2016

Help me to see the contractor 3D palnning

Help me to see the contractor 3D palnning

I Think new home owners are sick and tired of being sucked in by Salesman with rendering images/packages Rendered images don't form part of the building contract..if…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 20, 2016 12:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 August 2016

September 5 2016 Swinburne university workshop invitation

September 5 2016 Swinburne university workshop invitation

Interesting choice of words " to achieve their Vision" If it is rendering presentation software/services your offering Sponsored by marketing/Sales Software companies ..…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 17, 2016 11:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2016

Veranda movement & reactive soil...

Veranda movement & reactive soil...

You should have queried the $10k for TV room as well? Material costs for a whole house is less than $10K? Short answer unfortunately not...The word structural is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2016 7:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi All, We are in the process of buying a house in SA and just doing some research on how much it would cost to 'update' the kitchen We don't mind the shape of the…

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LucyBear
Aug 02, 2016 2:35 pm
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
1 August 2016

First Time Renovating - where do we start

First Time Renovating - where do we start

Hi SM, My personal opinion would be to either have a rough sketch and specifications of what you are wanting, if you can do that yourself sweet, or engage an architect or…

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Howyagoin
Aug 01, 2016 7:40 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 August 2016

Extending Floor Joists

Extending Floor Joists

Your welcome, I try not to discourage people from posting photos & asking general structural questions ..but it(balconies) will need to be examined/sighted and signed off…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 01, 2016 10:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
renoauction
renoauction
29 July 2016

Ideas needed.

Ideas needed.

Dont over capitalise. I made a lot of money just by doing up all the superficial areas and just sitting tight for a few years. Agree with Piscean on land value so this is…

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renoauction
Jul 29, 2016 2:53 pm
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qebtel
Jul 29, 2016 2:19 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 July 2016

Planning Approval for new deck in Brisbane?

Planning Approval for new deck in Brisbane?

As a guide all our local councils will let you build a timber deck as long as it - doesn't have a roof over it - is not above 900mm off the natural ground at any point -…

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Stewie D
Jul 26, 2016 2:56 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 July 2016

Art Deco renovation Murrumbeena - Melbourne Victoria

Art Deco renovation Murrumbeena - Melbourne Victoria

Looks great ! I love that front entrance. That thread looks great, unfortunately none of the pictures work anymore. Are you able to see them?…

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Stewie D
Jul 24, 2016 12:25 pm
Michael589010
Michael589010
17 July 2016

Demolition, Knockdown Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Demolition, Knockdown Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Hi All I'm bumping this because I have the same question. Anyone know a good demolition place in Lake Macquarie? Anyone know about a house removal? The house is…

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Michael589010
Jul 17, 2016 9:44 pm
felant
felant
16 July 2016

remove tiles, replace with floating floor, leveling compound

remove tiles, replace with floating floor, leveling compound

In the end I hired somebody to remove the adhesive! Apparently it wasn't too difficult to remove, although there were some sections with 30mm of adhesive.

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felant
Jul 16, 2016 11:21 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 July 2016

Half Height Shower Cubicle / Screen for Hob Wall

Half Height Shower Cubicle / Screen for Hob Wall

Are you also doing floor ? If so - dig it all out and do a flat floor - no hob. Maybe new vanity etc. Would all look nice.

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Saint Mike
Jul 16, 2016 3:16 pm
Saint Mike

I think they look great. We want a similar theme and have chosen these for the downstairs wet area: And these for upstairs wet area

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jul 13, 2016 10:55 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Joynz
Joynz
12 July 2016

How to change our brick arches to something more beautiful

How to change our brick arches to something more beautiful

I suggest checking with Council first to see what the restrictions might be with regard to the carport placement and building on top of it.

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Joynz
Jul 12, 2016 8:36 am


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