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Beetaloo
Beetaloo
14 July 2017

Which order for tiling a bathroom

Which order for tiling a bathroom

Rightly or wrongly the order that I tiled my bathrooms was as listed below: I did the floor last to prevent it from being damaged when tiling the walls. I also left…

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Beetaloo
Jul 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Beetaloo
arcadelt
arcadelt
14 July 2017

Legal Question - Can I rescind/reverse a D.A modification?

Legal Question - Can I rescind/reverse a D.A modification?

You didnt get the Occ. Cert, so the condition of the Change of Use was not met. Since it wasnt approved, the classification is still Utility room I would think. What…

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arcadelt
Jul 14, 2017 12:32 am
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
11 July 2017

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

I think it is not entirely impossible. Why is it that with sufficient and proper waterproofing, the floor will still experience leakage? That will only happen provided…

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CameronRobertson
Jul 11, 2017 3:35 pm
CameronRobertson
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2017

Electrical upgrades

Electrical upgrades

Milesy3153 You might need to upgrade to 3 phase into your house The electrician can tell by the number of cables/wire/size connected to your house

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2017 4:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Our Build123
Our Build123
5 July 2017

Converting garage to workshop / studio

Converting garage to workshop / studio

No probs Dwain Come to think of it your right, it is thermal not accoustic. In that case see if they can use a dense acoustic insulation in the walls, a good one used to…

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Our Build123
Jul 05, 2017 10:59 am
Our Build123
ziggyblur
ziggyblur
2 July 2017

Wall options for 70's brick veneer extension

Wall options for 70's brick veneer extension

I live in an old 70's brick veneer home. We'd like to add a living area by slapping on a "box" at the back. Nothing complex. The original plan was to simply put up 3 brick…

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ziggyblur
Jul 02, 2017 10:00 pm
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
28 June 2017

Tile before or after installing a vanity

Tile before or after installing a vanity

I do not see any problem in doing so because normally tiles can be customized according to the new size that you need. Yes, your contractors might have a harder time…

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CameronRobertson
Jun 28, 2017 7:20 pm
CameronRobertson
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 June 2017

Terrace/Floating Concrete Slab - Help needed

Terrace/Floating Concrete Slab - Help needed

@Speck Thanks for the photos You will need to get the engineering reinforcement details from the Council and have an engineer check them properly At a glance I would say…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 26, 2017 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
20 June 2017

Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Instead of facing problems and discussing, you should call or hire professionals from bathroom gallery renovation services.They are expertise to handle situations like…

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CameronRobertson
Jun 20, 2017 12:39 pm
CameronRobertson
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 June 2017

Load bearing wall removal help

Load bearing wall removal help

@cherie1987 Lets do the math $1000 engineer $1000 Draftsman $1000 Building Inspector $3000 Total+ Fees That leaves less than $2000 for the actual…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 20, 2017 10:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 June 2017

Tile removed and left with a 70mm height for carpet

Tile removed and left with a 70mm height for carpet

I'm surprised you can't lift the tiles without lifting the bedding layer. Is the bedding layer so brittle?

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arcadelt
Jun 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Troy Garland
Troy Garland
15 June 2017

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Anybody have this kind of flooring - ?

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Troy Garland
Jun 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Kirralie87
Kirralie87
15 June 2017

An alternative to Gyprock that is just as cheap?

An alternative to Gyprock that is just as cheap?

Cool thank you. I will look into that. I'm not super stressed about the price, but figured I would write that so top of the range products weren't suggested. Being that we…

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Kirralie87
Jun 15, 2017 10:54 am
yorre oshe
yorre oshe
9 June 2017

Pergola but a motorised one

Pergola but a motorised one

Hello, I am looking to get like a semi usable space at my house. Pergola is nice but i need like a retractable roof. I found a few companies. I seen one by oztech but i…

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yorre oshe
Jun 09, 2017 4:14 pm
starmart
starmart
31 May 2017

Bedroom sizes

Bedroom sizes

Thanks so much algernon, that is incredibly helpful! I really really appreciate your feedback! We might keep the three big bedrooms and look at building in our front porch…

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starmart
May 31, 2017 11:09 am

hi all Ive never done an extension or any major renovations for a home but am in the market to buy a family home at the moment and have seen plenty of houses that are a…

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cbarre
May 29, 2017 12:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 May 2017

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

Architect Cost What is Reasonable?
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@vinothkumar It doesn't matter how much Architecture costs wherever it comes from.. you can give it away for free if you wish? but If the engineering and construction is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 24, 2017 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
22 May 2017

Extending a home with 2.4m ceiling: New section 2.7m or 3m?

Extending a home with 2.4m ceiling: New section 2.7m or 3m?

I think it depends on the size of the rooms. In smaller rooms 2.7 would feel more proportionate, but in larger rooms you could get away with 3.0 or even higher.

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arcadelt
May 22, 2017 9:08 am
albertsean
albertsean
18 May 2017

Can anyone please tell me best company for kitchen respray i

Can anyone please tell me best company for kitchen respray i

Hello friends, please help me to choose the best company for respraying my kitchen cabinet...

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albertsean
May 18, 2017 5:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 May 2017

Trying to choose between Hebel Powerwall and Foam Cladding

Trying to choose between Hebel Powerwall and Foam Cladding

Straw has great thermal properties as well as Foam..But most remember the Story of the "The Three Little Pigs" who built from Brick, Sticks & Straw

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 18, 2017 11:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi Everyone, I am currently doing an owner build and stuck on what I should be doing under the decking of our alfresco. Should I be laying Scyon sheeting, battens and…

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Turnerbuild
May 11, 2017 6:23 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 May 2017

Tiling in herringbone style

Tiling in herringbone style

It's a very fiddly pattern, because every edge tile needs to be cut, which is not always the case with brick or stack pattern. Unfortunately, if that is what your tiler…

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arcadelt
May 10, 2017 10:39 am
nickcampbel
nickcampbel
1 May 2017

NEED HELP HOME ADDITION

NEED HELP HOME ADDITION

hi friend , look at this website you can find a lot of items that you need :) http://www.artisanbazzarts.com/moroccan-artisanat/

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nickcampbel
May 01, 2017 6:23 pm

Got talked into removing the sills and I hate the outcome. The style is Hamptons/Queenslander/Colonial and the modern sills do not look right. If you did the same what did…

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ideaswoman
Apr 25, 2017 4:46 pm
ideaswoman
ecnal
ecnal
25 April 2017

Renovation rip off

Renovation rip off

In our last house I built the basement myself. I bought a book at Home Depot called "how to build a basement" which became my…

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ecnal
Apr 25, 2017 3:05 pm
banu
banu
21 April 2017

Recommendations - renos on turn of century homes

Recommendations - renos on turn of century homes

A Coffee Finish Wallclock would look great on a turn of the century home. I bought one ( ) for $48 when I was having my house renovated. While doing the reno you might…

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banu
Apr 21, 2017 2:14 pm
banu
banu
21 April 2017

How to remove spray paint from floor

How to remove spray paint from floor

If the paint is dry you could saturate a clean rag in rubbing alcohol, then remove the rubbing alcohol with a clean, soapy cloth.

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banu
Apr 21, 2017 2:03 pm
hwearing
hwearing
19 April 2017

Do I need council approval?

Do I need council approval?

Hi, I just had a question - would we need council approval (we are City of Wanneroo, WA) for a feature wall similar to the attached. It would be inside the fence line and…

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hwearing
Apr 19, 2017 5:53 pm
hwearing
strongandbold
strongandbold
17 April 2017

Weatherboad cladding for a orange brick veneer home

Weatherboad cladding for a orange brick veneer home

Hi guys, I am thinking about cladding my 1960's orange brick veneer home with weatherboard cladding and replacing the steel windows (in bad condition ) with chunky timber…

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strongandbold
Apr 17, 2017 2:45 pm
wildcatwoody
wildcatwoody
15 April 2017

External door openings

External door openings

Hi guys, Based on gold coast, keen to know what the laws are in creating extra external openings in my house? I have created a granny flat internally so want to remove a…

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wildcatwoody
Apr 15, 2017 7:09 pm
grinder
grinder
14 April 2017

Insulating Raked Ceiling

Insulating Raked Ceiling

Probably you mean joist the space between them is 40 or 60 batts can be bought either siizes I have recently installed R6 gold batts so if you have roof space then go for…

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grinder
Apr 14, 2017 11:32 pm
grinder
drad81
drad81
11 April 2017

excavation - Sydney sandstone

excavation - Sydney sandstone

Hi Adam, As a point of reference I was quoted $35,000 to excavate 400sqm of clay from a Sydney job. That's bulk excavation without detail.

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drad81
Apr 11, 2017 3:51 pm
theriver
theriver
31 March 2017

Steps/stairs for residential property

Steps/stairs for residential property

That's great to hear. I don't quite know though if it was originally built like that, or whether it was later extended by the previous owners, as the property looks like a…

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theriver
Mar 31, 2017 5:30 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 March 2017

interior designer cost ?

interior designer cost ?

It depends on how many works can the same employee do, but having always the truth about his/her professionality on it. Try to find some company that can do all the jobs…

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SaveH2O
Mar 30, 2017 11:10 pm
SaveH2O
mick1990
mick1990
30 March 2017

extension on top of Garage with a shared wall?

extension on top of Garage with a shared wall?

You'll definitely need approval from the council and from your neighbours - had a mate that made an extension on a shared wall and he had some issues getting the wiring…

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mick1990
Mar 30, 2017 10:52 am
mick1990
mick1990
30 March 2017

Trying to strip wallpaper over woodpaneling

Trying to strip wallpaper over woodpaneling

Hi guys, For whatever reason the previous owners used wallpaper over some nice wood pannelled walls in the rumpus. I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of it without a…

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mick1990
Mar 30, 2017 10:48 am
buildX
buildX
30 March 2017

Major Renovation

Major Renovation

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buildX
Mar 30, 2017 9:30 am
buildX
rvrolla
rvrolla
28 March 2017

Uneven tongue and groove flooring

Uneven tongue and groove flooring

I would be more concerned in repairing what had caused the drop - do you have any ideas?

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rvrolla
Mar 28, 2017 8:28 am
bryn
bryn
24 March 2017

Renovation - new floorboards - staircase?

Renovation - new floorboards - staircase?

Yes, a number of the better floating floor systems have stair nosing as a product, so you use the nosing piece as the edge and then standard boards for the tread & riser.…

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bryn
Mar 24, 2017 11:10 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
21 March 2017

Owner Builder Insurance

Owner Builder Insurance

Hi Debshere, I know this is a late reply, but we are still around (thanks for the mention Beetaloo). It's been a while since we were affiliated with Westcourt though. Now…

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Allrisk
Mar 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Allrisk
Our Build123
Our Build123
20 March 2017

Quoting for a renovation?

Quoting for a renovation?

It really comes down to what your time is worth. Have decided on your hourly rate and laid out an estimate of time for each task? Generally if it's labour only I'd calc…

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Our Build123
Mar 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
15 March 2017

Removing brick internal walls - Californian bungalow Sydney

Removing brick internal walls - Californian bungalow Sydney

It's hard to say a ball park cost without seeing a rough plan or photos, feel free to upload some. https://youtu.be/_DlwtgzXVQw Kind Regards James Mason - Our Build.

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Our Build123
Mar 15, 2017 10:00 am
Our Build123

Hi all I have an old brick and tile house, 1940s, and in the original part of home the walls have a textured paint finish to them - see below I would like to smooth…

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f1jez1980
Mar 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
10 March 2017

Structural Wall?

Structural Wall?

Hey mate Thanks for the pictures, it's a little hard to tell unfortunately. That short wall may take a beam that divides the span of the room. Best bet would be to…

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Our Build123
Mar 10, 2017 6:40 pm
Our Build123
farmmum96
farmmum96
7 March 2017

Master Bedroom Help!

Master Bedroom Help!

What are the dimensions? I'm assuming if it was a single car garage it was minimum of 3.5 metres, possibly 4m wide? The master bedroom in my house is only 3.5m wide…

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farmmum96
Mar 07, 2017 10:32 pm
farmmum96
farmmum96
7 March 2017

Sound proofing between granny flat and house

Sound proofing between granny flat and house

The door is not on that wall (it's a 4.8 metre straight wall with no windows or doors etc), however both the adjoining bedroom and the studio have doors opening onto a…

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farmmum96
Mar 07, 2017 1:27 pm
bryn
bryn
6 March 2017

Flooring - Tiles next to Engineered Timber

Flooring - Tiles next to Engineered Timber

Under floorboards you would use masonite not cement sheet generally, but yes it adds up. Whats the existing surface- if its concrete you wont need a cement sheet under…

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bryn
Mar 06, 2017 3:47 pm
bryn
bryn
6 March 2017

Flat roof -

Flat roof -

Why do you want a flat roof? How flat is "flat"? Colourbond can do 5% fall in some profiles. SIPS can do the same. Hebel could possibly do less with a waterproofing…

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bryn
Mar 06, 2017 3:44 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
4 March 2017

Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Hi @kitty1 if you are looking for renovation products for your apartment's bathroom, try dropping by to Renovation Kingdom in 9 Barney St North Parramatta or just…

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Our Build123
Mar 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Our Build123

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