Renovation + Home Improvement
iknowboonieDemolishing old extension to our semi detached house
24 March 2011
It depends on which State you are in but in Victoria, you generally need a building permit for demolition if you are removing any external walls, balconies, part of a…
toryReccommmendation for good builder / carpenter in Sydney??
28 March 2011
hi we are planning a large scale rennovation with our Sydney terrace.. but also have some smaller jobs such as the opening up of a enclosed balcony. would appreciate some…
jess pwhat sort of tradie would help with this?
15 April 2011
we had our plumber do it, they usually have a jack hammer and all sorts of crazy drills to do the job....my plumber is actually pretty handy, i always thought they just…
qonyxHave you ever had a retaining wall dispute with developers?
22 April 2011
I'm not quite sure if this is the same situation, but it sounds similar. We just had to suck it up and forgo $3k in additional retaining to level…
LeloRenovating first Apartment - help please
25 April 2011
Hey, I have just purchased an apartment in Perth too and am also planning on doing something similar. Check out my blog on it =) http://myfirstapartmentreno.posterous.com/ Lelo
kytonwhat's in stall for us, extending house?!
29 April 2011
It cost us $20k just to install a new kitchen (flatpak so we did all the work), new bathroom and new flooring in a tiny 2 bedroom house. That was using the existing rooms…
unvmeTwo storey Pavillion addition to rear of single storey house
3 May 2011
Hi, I want to add a two-storey pavillion type extension to the back of a single storey house (see pic)…
kiwichickGathering ideas for renovating an older home
4 May 2011
Really difficult to predict costs for a renovation. We had a certain amount of money we wanted to spend, however it came out 25% higher in the end when all was finished.…
kayandandyGood builder for small job in Perth?
11 May 2011
Yes, I know an amazing bloke who can do your knocking down, rebuilding, ceilings and organize the other trades. If you look at my thread in owner builder section there are…
BuildingSAAdding storage space in attic with Strutts ???
15 May 2011
We are having a house built with Format with a blue steel frame , we had hoped to add in the future a storage space in the roof with proper walls / floor ect . Apparently…
tjilpiBanyule council prob with application for planning permit
18 May 2011
You can get all the info you want of the council website. Go to the Banyule website. Then go to planning and building regulations. If you read through those it will give…
BuilderPaulAdvice on addition of a carport and room above
18 May 2011
Dave, 1. You can't use the carport slab to support the addition. They are only about 100mm thick. You have to look at this as though the driveway is not there. 2. You are…
jolesRenovating v's Demolishing and rebuilding
24 May 2011
There's been a few other forumites in the same position as Sheznay and once you start doing reasonably involved renos, it becomes less and less viable to reno and more and…
go baby goSmall bathrrom reno, advice would be great!
27 May 2011
Hi gfish. Im not sure how handy you are or how much you are prepared to do but here is some hot tips.... If you are in an old 1970s 1980s apartment building the waste…
rocky2812Concrete Roof renovation - Urgent Help
15 June 2011
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…