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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 8:27 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 8:14 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 1:29 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 1:02 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 12:35 pm

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 9:36 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 9:29 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 8:52 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 7:27 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 11:19 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 9:46 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 9:32 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 9:53 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 11:10 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 8:53 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 10:12 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 2:04 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 12:15 pm
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 1:06 am
TomCat
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Our Build123
May 30, 2016 9:24 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 7:06 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 4:53 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 10:33 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 10:32 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 10:35 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 11:45 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 9:42 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 7:55 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 10:39 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 9:40 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 3:47 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 2:04 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 9:20 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 1:32 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 10:02 pm
ChrisBirmele
ChrisBirmele
1 May 2016

Self supporting deck. Leave gap or butt against wall?

Self supporting deck. Leave gap or butt against wall?

I have a self-supporting outdoor deck (enclosed with roof) I want to resurface with cement sheets and then tile. The deck bearers are supported by brick posts. Is it…

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ChrisBirmele
May 01, 2016 5:39 pm
Joynz
Joynz
1 May 2016

Tiling over Timber Floorboards - Screed vs Sheet Underlay

Tiling over Timber Floorboards - Screed vs Sheet Underlay

Also, how are you sure there will be no more movement? If your house is on stumps, the floor slope in the kitchen may indicate that your stumps need replacing.

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Joynz
May 01, 2016 4:33 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 April 2016

Installing lights directly imported from the US

Installing lights directly imported from the US

Talk to an elecrtician or lighting shop in the Yellow Pages.

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qebtel
Apr 27, 2016 1:18 pm
qebtel
qebtel
22 April 2016

$11000 Qld building cap for home owners; ways to get around

$11000 Qld building cap for home owners; ways to get around

"the $11000 cap on trades doing work in a renovation on Qld " err no such thing.

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qebtel
Apr 22, 2016 3:40 pm

Has anyone had experience with exposed truss or beams with skylights or knows anyone who can do something like this?

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ValenciaOrange
Apr 21, 2016 1:08 pm

Hi guys! I could really use your help! My partner and I have purchased a lovely 2x1 which we knew would need to be renovated to add 1 x bedroom and 1 x bathroom to make…

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wegotagoat
Apr 20, 2016 2:31 am
mbassos
mbassos
19 April 2016

Ways to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

Ways to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

Hi all, I'm new and looking to do some renovation work throughout my kitchen and bathroom. I've been sourcing information off the internet and found an article on budget…

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mbassos
Apr 19, 2016 1:30 pm
juddy1987
juddy1987
17 April 2016

Cost of laying hardwood flooring vs 300x300 ceramic tiles

Cost of laying hardwood flooring vs 300x300 ceramic tiles

Hi, Wanting to know the price difference of getting someone to lay bamboo click system flooring vs laying 300x300 ceramic tiles, both over chipboard? cheers

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juddy1987
Apr 17, 2016 5:39 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
15 April 2016

Design programs

Design programs

I would think that SketchUp would be a good candidate. I've been using Blender 3D which works well, but may have a steeper learning curve than some others.

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oneJohn
Apr 15, 2016 3:58 pm
oneJohn
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
15 April 2016

Facade reno, rendering, facelift etc.

Facade reno, rendering, facelift etc.

I think it would be worth getting an architect to do a few concept sketches for you, then get a few builders to quote on it.

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 15, 2016 7:39 am
1960sModernistHome
latchland
latchland
14 April 2016

Sandy / Grinding sound under newly set bath

Sandy / Grinding sound under newly set bath

Thanks for the replies. I was thinking of using silicone but did something a little different last night which has worked flawlessly. Please read the whole sentence…

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latchland
Apr 14, 2016 11:21 am

Please forgive my ignorance if I am asking silly questions. Our house has been used wallpaper. We are planning to move. and the new place needs some serious renovation…

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thewall
Apr 14, 2016 10:52 am


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