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leni
leni
11 December 2016

Kitchen Hob wall

Kitchen Hob wall

Will you replace the kitchen? Maybe just remove the whole Wall.

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leni
Dec 11, 2016 2:02 am
leni
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
9 December 2016

Replacing wooden house posts with steel - what gauge?

Replacing wooden house posts with steel - what gauge?

Hi, I need to replace existing wooden posts (like the power poles), with steel posts on a single story qlder. Some of the house has new posts (75*75*?), but for whatever…

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 09, 2016 10:58 am
Our Build123
Our Build123
3 December 2016

Builders Margin vs "Management/Supervision/Administration"

Builders Margin vs "Management/Supervision/Administration"

It's a tricky one to comment on without seeing the full contact. All cost plus contracts take a high level of trust from both parties. There have been stories of builders…

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Our Build123
Dec 03, 2016 12:32 pm
Our Build123

That's very logical - I think I'll go with this. On another note, the stonemason mentioned there might be a 5mm gap between the benchtop and the IKEA cabinets due to…

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johnzo
Nov 28, 2016 9:23 am
Our Build123
Our Build123
25 November 2016

Remove walls

Remove walls

Sure, try a site called HI Pages, you will get three quotes from licenced contractors - www.hipages.com.au Kind Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Nov 25, 2016 6:38 am
Our Build123
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Plans for extension

Plans for extension

Have they considered having a crack at the design themselves first? A lots of draftsmen are just that, they can drive CAD. Don't expect them to come up with anything…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 4:59 pm
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Renovation plans and costings - advice

Renovation plans and costings - advice

Hey, can I ask where North is on your plans? It is vital to know where the sun is before designing anything, otherwise you run the risk of spending all your hard earned…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 4:44 pm
architect_yourself
hendyb
hendyb
16 November 2016

Drafter recommendations for Sydney/St George area

Drafter recommendations for Sydney/St George area

Hi, I'm thinking of doing a ground extension and general renovations and have a hard time to find excellent drafters as most of them that I could find on the internet does…

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hendyb
Nov 16, 2016 9:13 am
qebtel
qebtel
4 November 2016

Squeaky floor & Masonite.

Squeaky floor & Masonite.

First you need to identify where the squeak is coming from exactly.

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qebtel
Nov 04, 2016 11:11 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 November 2016

Basement renovation costs

Basement renovation costs

You've done the right thing getting your geotech and civil engineers involved early to get independent professional design advice, but if you want cost advice then you're…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 01, 2016 7:33 pm
1960sModernistHome
Crazyk
Crazyk
1 November 2016

Suspended weight from rafters

Suspended weight from rafters

That'll be fine. It's just like you walking on the rafters. Effectively you have 5kg on each rafter. Not a problem at all

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Crazyk
Nov 01, 2016 7:07 pm
Crazyk
GillyM
GillyM
31 October 2016

Stripping of Outdoor Deck

Stripping of Outdoor Deck

We have a large outdoor deck which was coated with Intergrain Ultradeck. Most of the deck is fine, but around the edges (where it gets the most sun & rain) it is peeling.…

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GillyM
Oct 31, 2016 1:04 pm
GillyM
Our Build123
Our Build123
27 October 2016

Major reno but in which order?!

Major reno but in which order?!

Next 50 years... LOL, I know the feeling, we are finally wrapping up ours (#SSBBproject) after 4 years. Your build sounds very similar to ours, in either order will be…

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Our Build123
Oct 27, 2016 7:31 pm
Our Build123
4wdewok
4wdewok
23 October 2016

Builder/ Carpenter Newcastle area

Builder/ Carpenter Newcastle area

Hi all, We have just bought our first home I am looking at removing a load bearing wall and reducing the size of another to open up the living areas. I have been into the…

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4wdewok
Oct 23, 2016 9:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2016

Conversion of shearing shed to house

Conversion of shearing shed to house

Victorian homebuilders must be sick and tired of having to hire all these expert consultants at great expense and LOL you guys also have the worst record of building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2016 6:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2016

Building company too expensive

Building company too expensive

They probably will get their nose out of joint if they miss out on the build job but I don't think you should be held to ransom if you don't want to proceed with them.…

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2016 2:31 pm
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2016

No Permit for existing extension

No Permit for existing extension

Hi Miss Lotus Its sounds like the structure on the boundary is non-compliant the major issue with structures built on the boundary is fire compliance Your issue now is to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2016 10:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
mickloff
mickloff
18 October 2016

Anyone ever bought from direct tile and bath in perth?

Anyone ever bought from direct tile and bath in perth?

Hi Brad, Sorry for the late reply. I ended up purchasing from these guys. Likewise the tiler was impressed with the quality and advised i had got a great price. What…

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mickloff
Oct 18, 2016 2:01 pm
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
14 October 2016

Kitchen island - Where to start

Kitchen island - Where to start

Hi Baxter01, If you're looking for kitchen design ideas ideas check out…

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themakeovergroup
Oct 14, 2016 4:35 pm

Hi All My wife and I Moved into my Masterton Home about 1 year ago and have a decent size home theater room. A niche was installed against one of the walls. The niche is…

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Faulksy
Oct 14, 2016 12:49 am
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

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