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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 6:51 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 1:35 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 6:40 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 9:46 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 1:53 pm
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qebtel
Jul 29, 2016 1:19 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 1:56 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 11:25 am
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 8:44 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 10:21 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 2:16 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 9:55 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 7:36 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 July 2016

Hole in the wall, weird wall filling

Hole in the wall, weird wall filling

It looks like the previous homeowner has blocked up a doorway or some sort of recess in the wall. Best way to fix it is to remove all the infill bricks ( all the grey…

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Stewie D
Jul 11, 2016 7:27 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
6 July 2016

Preliminary things to consider for HOUSE RAISING

Preliminary things to consider for HOUSE RAISING

The house as it stands would not be level. If any carpenter was to put in a new window now he would install it level and plumb. When the house is raised/restumped it…

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oldchippy
Jul 06, 2016 7:14 pm
sydprop
sydprop
6 July 2016

Wall

Wall

Hi All, Have an attached brick patio - pergola was installed above without stormwater - just draining to ground. Area is very damp and clay soil. Neighbor advised me of…

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sydprop
Jul 06, 2016 12:29 am

Hi everyone, This is my first time posting here, so hopefully the link to my image works. We are looking to purchase a property that has an outside laundry and I am…

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cellent
Jul 05, 2016 12:02 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2016

Ceiling support

Ceiling support

As long as you move it so that the underpurlin is still supported and the base of the strut is bearing over a wall plate and stud then you could move it ( with certain…

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2016 11:35 am

Where to start for taking out a wall?

Where to start for taking out a wall?

Load bearing wall? Power points in wall need moving? I agree, the carpenter is the first man to talk to, he'll spot it right away if a sparkie is needed. If no sparkie,…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 04, 2016 8:36 am

Colour Selection help please!

Colour Selection help please!

I'd go with professional advice. They know whats 'cool' in the marketplace now and will have better results on market. New modern exterior always makes a house look good.…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 04, 2016 8:29 am

what are the factor we considere when we hire a interior des

what are the factor we considere when we hire a interior des

An interior desginer is great for IDEAS, but I have found after 'many' years of marriage, its the wife the ULTIMATELY decides. Especially if you want peace in your home. :)

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 04, 2016 7:52 am

Adding a manhole

Adding a manhole

I'd be sure to frame around it in the ceiling with framing timber so it has some strength. When climbing into and out of a manhole you generally have to put some weight on…

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1960sModernistHome
Jul 04, 2016 6:27 am
1960sModernistHome
fifiki
fifiki
3 July 2016

A pitched roof and a flat roof

A pitched roof and a flat roof

Thanks, Stewie D. Had one person say to me that the cost of building an extension beside the pitched roof (levelling off the back of the house) would be my entire budget…

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fifiki
Jul 03, 2016 10:19 pm
fifiki
fifiki
1 July 2016

Home Renovation SE Suburbs VIC

Home Renovation SE Suburbs VIC

Hi, I'm in exactly the same position as you: a blond brick house, and thinking of extending. How are you going?

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fifiki
Jul 01, 2016 8:46 pm
cplicious
cplicious
27 June 2016

Matt white tiles 900 x 450

Matt white tiles 900 x 450

Hey All Trying to source some matt white tiles in Melbourne that are 900 x 450mm. Anyone know where I can find some?

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cplicious
Jun 27, 2016 8:32 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 June 2016

Nailing blueboard onto hardwood frame

Nailing blueboard onto hardwood frame

Blueboard ? You should be using Villaboard or similar. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jun 27, 2016 8:53 am
sydprop
sydprop
20 June 2016

Waterproof unsealed old brick wall

Waterproof unsealed old brick wall

Pretty good theory - I have the original council plans and it has always been freestanding. The adjacent terraces support your theory. However, there was definitely a low…

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sydprop
Jun 20, 2016 10:10 pm
zen41
zen41
19 June 2016

Wooden post / divider

Wooden post / divider

Is not for now. Planning for new house. In berwick

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zen41
Jun 19, 2016 7:53 am
68BUS
68BUS
15 June 2016

tiling a rendered brick and painted column

tiling a rendered brick and painted column

That might be okay. I am not an expert of tile glues. Go into a proper tile supply shop. Not a bunnings type shop. For the most part the reps in those places are very…

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68BUS
Jun 15, 2016 9:12 am
carlos09
carlos09
9 June 2016

Enclosing Semi-Outdoor toilet/laundry

Enclosing Semi-Outdoor toilet/laundry

Hi, does anyone have any experience with doing this? Currently, we have the back door leading out from the kitchen, (this then still under roof line) If your standing in…

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carlos09
Jun 09, 2016 1:04 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 June 2016

Re-Varnishing window timber

Re-Varnishing window timber

Moving your thread to the Windows and Doors sub forum will give your thread exposure to the industry experts.

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SaveH2O
Jun 08, 2016 11:15 am
SaveH2O
TomCat
TomCat
8 June 2016

how to mix pattern

how to mix pattern

Thank you very much for your apparition, It actually means a lot.

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TomCat
Jun 08, 2016 12:06 am
TomCat
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Our Build123
May 30, 2016 8:24 pm
Our Build123
qebtel
qebtel
30 May 2016

Jack up a house

Jack up a house

Im still waiting for that roofing guy from Canada to come out and give me a quote. Still hanging out for those airline cheese crackers too.

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qebtel
May 30, 2016 6:06 pm
Borisdavenport
Borisdavenport
27 May 2016

Choosing correct dumpster bin

Choosing correct dumpster bin

As of now 3 members. Hope one will join us soon, :)

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Borisdavenport
May 27, 2016 3:53 pm
Borisdavenport
Splitsville
Splitsville
27 May 2016

Coolaroo shadecloth

Coolaroo shadecloth

We had one for about 10yrs before a huge mini tornado storm tore one side from the clip/pole. Overall, with zero maintenance, it lasted for 10 years and we were planning…

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Splitsville
May 27, 2016 9:33 am
Splitsville
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 May 2016

Structural engineer to inspect wall cracking - Adelaide?

Structural engineer to inspect wall cracking - Adelaide?

Thanks that shows that the cracking is localized to the front of the house The reason I asked for photos of the the exterior is to determine (influence) factors…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 27, 2016 9:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster! I am buying a house with an enclosed pergola that has a BBQ area in the corner. My concern is that the area isnt ventilated…

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chucky20old
May 26, 2016 9:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 May 2016

Federation House - Wall Repair/Maintenance

Federation House - Wall Repair/Maintenance

Hi Andymac666 Welcome to the forum To be honest covering bad brickwork in bondcrete & then plasterboard, is a cheap and dangerous fix, it also adds nothing to the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 26, 2016 10:45 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Debshere
Debshere
25 May 2016

Renovation/extension Perth

Renovation/extension Perth

Hi all, i am new here, from Perth and just about to begin a big renovation plus extension to our house... So hoping to get LOTS of advice from you all ? My first…

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Debshere
May 25, 2016 8:42 am
Kari1
Kari1
24 May 2016

Confused about starting a renovation

Confused about starting a renovation

I would also recommend to contact a builder first and ask for the quote. This will help you in starting the renovation initially, focusing on your budget. This will also…

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Kari1
May 24, 2016 6:55 pm
ljrt
ljrt
22 May 2016

what do you think

what do you think

It will be on the smaller side - I work as a building designer and depending on your kitchen layout, minimum width we would layout for a galley style kitchen is 2700 (600…

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ljrt
May 22, 2016 9:39 pm
Lsaillard
Lsaillard
22 May 2016

Architect vs builder vs engineer

Architect vs builder vs engineer

Hi D101, There are companies that offer all these services under the one roof. Generally you start with the architectural plans. A good building designer will be able to…

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Lsaillard
May 22, 2016 8:40 pm
edge10
edge10
19 May 2016

Help adding a garage

Help adding a garage

look it may be the go to just update the current garage.. its not actually on the easement.. its my neighbours easement.. but the rules state 1m from boundary...

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edge10
May 19, 2016 2:47 pm
edge10
oneskyabove
oneskyabove
18 May 2016

Creating an entryway

Creating an entryway

Google flatpack cupboards you could build a book case or cupboard with the back of the bookcase or cupboard facing the door. Or alternatively you could put up a module…

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oneskyabove
May 18, 2016 1:04 am
danielviktori
danielviktori
17 May 2016

Where to start

Where to start

You can hire an home designer to decorate your home or office place.

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danielviktori
May 17, 2016 8:20 pm
Sridhar
Sridhar
15 May 2016

Recommendations for a professional renovating company in Mel

Recommendations for a professional renovating company in Mel

Hello, We are looking to get professional advice and a company that handles all the following: replacing old carpets with laminate…

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Sridhar
May 15, 2016 12:32 am
clh17
clh17
9 May 2016

Builder for extension in Adelaide SA

Builder for extension in Adelaide SA

Hi everyone, Im new to the forum. We are looking for a reliable, experienced and honest builder to knock and old sunroom area off of the back ofma solid brick 1950s house…

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clh17
May 09, 2016 9:02 pm


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