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purrfection
purrfection
23 February 2016

Recommendations pls - extension builders SE Melb suburbs

Recommendations pls - extension builders SE Melb suburbs

please PM me if you can recommend a builder for an extension/reno in the south-east. I'm not looking for (nor can I afford) a luxury home builder, just someone who will do…

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purrfection
Feb 23, 2016 5:44 pm
purrfection
Mart1n_
Mart1n_
22 February 2016

Ch 7 looking for Property Flippers

Ch 7 looking for Property Flippers

If you are a Property Flipper and would like to take part in a new exciting TV opportunity, the 7 Network would love to speak with you. Please call Alison on 0431 185 957

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Mart1n_
Feb 22, 2016 2:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 February 2016

Creating an overhang

Creating an overhang

Hi Darren I couldn't agree more posting photos and asking questions require professional advice..I've put up some useful window/ ventilation/lighting info here..

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2016 10:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 February 2016

Cellars Basements 3Ddetails Engineering costs construction

Cellars Basements 3Ddetails Engineering costs construction

Things to consider when you need that extra space,security,privacy etc,etc when going below ground 1. Windows,ventilation, lighting, controlled environment, security these…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2016 10:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Darren_PM
Feb 20, 2016 10:42 am
Darren_PM
Liliana
Liliana
20 February 2016

IKEA FYI

IKEA FYI

I wouldn't recommend IKEA for benchtops - at least not the laminate ones. We had the ones in the kitchen done by a kitchen company and have been very happy with them. …

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Liliana
Feb 20, 2016 8:57 am
learnerstill
learnerstill
18 February 2016

torcwisegroup

torcwisegroup

Has anyone heard of the Torcwise Group? or Andrio Torcwise, aka Andrew? I have a feeling he might be a con man. used to work at urban edge i think. any information will…

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learnerstill
Feb 17, 2016 11:40 pm
AdvantagePlumbing
AdvantagePlumbing
17 February 2016

Renovating old house help Perth

Renovating old house help Perth

More than three years ago, my wife and I bought an 1890 Victorian disaster with the intention of restoring it ourselves. I fell in love with the house before we even got…

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AdvantagePlumbing
Feb 17, 2016 7:12 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
13 February 2016

ceiling renovation

ceiling renovation

yeh B.I.N shellac, metho based is the only real option. does such a good job it even stops new stains from coming through. Also, whats an ice dam?? im guessing a valley…

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rebuilder86
Feb 13, 2016 8:39 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
13 February 2016

Paint

Paint

you really want to remove lead paint from an entire house? That is not the most commonly done thing. Usually ppl just paint over it, then its hidden, safely underneath. If…

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rebuilder86
Feb 13, 2016 8:25 pm
Nat1234
Nat1234
12 February 2016

Irrigation under deck and near house slab

Irrigation under deck and near house slab

Hi folks, I recently started building a ground-level deck. I've got the foundations down and am ready to put the decking on, but I'm worried about irrigation. My main…

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Nat1234
Feb 12, 2016 8:34 pm
abeauthome_blog
abeauthome_blog
9 February 2016

Interior design

Interior design

Hello Dorisange, Did you end up finding an interior designer? Because you would already have plans drawn up had you considered an online interior designer? I'm currently…

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abeauthome_blog
Feb 09, 2016 2:10 pm
abeauthome_blog
BJ88
BJ88
9 February 2016

Clueless about renovating

Clueless about renovating

Definitely take your time and don't set deadlines I'd say that is one of the most important things.

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BJ88
Feb 09, 2016 2:45 am
BJ88
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 February 2016

Council approval for 2.5 story addtion

Council approval for 2.5 story addtion

Another quick way of finding out is to take a couple of pictures of your place from the street and then go down to the council chambers in Dee Why and ask to see one of…

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Stewie D
Feb 08, 2016 6:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 February 2016

paint external stone

paint external stone

The rear looks good and you will definitely get a lot of use out of it. It is what it is and without spending big bucks to change the front it will still be a modest but…

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Stewie D
Feb 05, 2016 4:01 pm
FrodoOne
FrodoOne
2 February 2016

Wall Mounting a Bookcase?

Wall Mounting a Bookcase?

If you look at the assembly instructions for the EGGBY bookase (http://www.ikea.com/au/en/assembly_inst ... 9321-2.pdf) you will see that where the "back" is not…

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FrodoOne
Feb 02, 2016 1:38 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 February 2016

Chalking!!

Chalking!!

What are the walls made of that you are talking about? External walls - brick and rendered or timber frame, clad and rendered or internal walls brick and plaster or timber…

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Stewie D
Feb 02, 2016 8:26 am
golemheart
golemheart
28 January 2016

Need dispensers & caddies ..

Need dispensers & caddies ..

Currently am undergoing renovation of my bathrooms and kitchen .Here is what I did is a bit of research in my city Ontario.For kitchen we had designers from Avonlea…

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golemheart
Jan 28, 2016 8:20 pm
golemheart
Cammo46
Cammo46
26 January 2016

Variation Payments

Variation Payments

The contract has nothing about variances written into them. We verbally talked about variances and on 10 occasions agreed and signed official forms to them. We were always…

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Cammo46
Jan 26, 2016 8:22 pm
dan123
dan123
25 January 2016

Order of Renovations

Order of Renovations

My wife and I recently purchase a 1960s house in Brisbane. It's in generally good condition but needs renovating to modernise it. There are a few things that we have…

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dan123
Jan 25, 2016 8:27 pm
Chooky81
Chooky81
24 January 2016

Sydney- Require Architect / Builders and Lots of Adv

Sydney- Require Architect / Builders and Lots of Adv

Hi all, 1st time renovator and we are after as much advice as possible with multiple recommendations. Any Architect / Builders in the Sydney Inner West area? Also,…

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Chooky81
Jan 24, 2016 8:02 pm

Hi all, I am brand new to this forum so hoping you will forgive me if I don't have the proper forum etiquette. We are seriously thinking of buying a little house in…

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Sarahch
Jan 24, 2016 12:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 January 2016

diy basement

diy basement

Hi adsy249 Welcome to the forum Up loading photos might help guide you at this initial stage. You will also require a site report and the original engineering details (if…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 20, 2016 9:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
traceys
traceys
19 January 2016

Top floor extension

Top floor extension

Hello, first time poster and renovator here :) We have recently purchased a Californian bungalow with a new (2014) ground floor rear extension (prior to our purchase). We…

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traceys
Jan 19, 2016 9:04 am
dansa
dansa
16 January 2016

Wardrobes

Wardrobes

I managed to find a local cabinet maker who supplies flat packs too. Happy with the door options and customized options.

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dansa
Jan 16, 2016 6:20 am
JMatthews
JMatthews
15 January 2016

Front Door Colour

Front Door Colour

Your side fence and gate looks great. Do you mind me asking how much it cost you to have done?

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JMatthews
Jan 15, 2016 6:20 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 January 2016

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney
1, 2

This article may be of interest. Building designer caught posing as architect. http://architectureau.com/articles/buil ... m=facebook At first when reading the headline…

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1960sModernistHome
Jan 07, 2016 4:57 pm
1960sModernistHome
samarth
samarth
6 January 2016

WANT TO IMPROVE THE STRENGTH & DURABILITY OF MY HOME'S EXT

WANT TO IMPROVE THE STRENGTH & DURABILITY OF MY HOME'S EXT

Hello, I am currently looking to improve the appearance, strength and durability of my home exteriors. There are multiple natural stones available in the market to be used…

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samarth
Jan 06, 2016 5:10 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
6 January 2016

When does DIY Reno become owner builder?

When does DIY Reno become owner builder?

You don't need permits to do non-structural renovations eg bathrooms, kitchens, laundries (unless walls are being removed etc). So if you do those yourselves it would be…

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tjilpi
Jan 06, 2016 2:56 pm
excitednewhomeowner
excitednewhomeowner
4 January 2016

filling/gapping around windows - weatherboards

filling/gapping around windows - weatherboards

Weltman Consulting offers structured realtor administration consulting and business consulting that includes business planning, marketing strategies, accounting…

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excitednewhomeowner
Jan 04, 2016 4:22 pm
ChristopherJ
ChristopherJ
21 December 2015

Painting exterior brick in brisbane

Painting exterior brick in brisbane

Yeah thanks 1960s I think that will be the plan getting the roof sprayed and painting the rest might see how we like it once that is done before we commit to painting the brick

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ChristopherJ
Dec 21, 2015 8:44 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
21 December 2015

Legal Query-Need Occupation Certificate on old renovation

Legal Query-Need Occupation Certificate on old renovation

Sounds like your neighbour has a sound understanding of the term "leverage", and thus has effectively placed you over a barrel. They wouldn't happen to be a lawyer by any…

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 21, 2015 12:39 pm
1960sModernistHome
Scottishdave
Scottishdave
16 December 2015

Retrospective Certification Costs

Retrospective Certification Costs

Spot on. I am making slow but steady progress. The lesson here is that if anybody is looking at renovating do everything properly with certification or if you are…

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Scottishdave
Dec 16, 2015 7:20 am
Scottishdave
Scottishdave
15 December 2015

Cost for new timber balustrade on staircase

Cost for new timber balustrade on staircase

I've just found out that the attic conversion in my terrace did not have a completion certificate from when it was built in the 90s. Council have asked me to get…

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Scottishdave
Dec 15, 2015 5:01 pm
Baz33
Baz33
14 December 2015

Roof Insulation query

Roof Insulation query

Hi, Some years ago I bought a "renovated" weatherboard house in a small rural town. The house is always cold and difficult to keep warm due to lack of insulation in the…

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Baz33
Dec 14, 2015 5:28 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
14 December 2015

Can you reject DA due to loss of view?

Can you reject DA due to loss of view?

Just back from a break. Read a few comments - no wonder we have so many disputes ... :)

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Saint Mike
Dec 14, 2015 7:01 am
Saint Mike
EvilOverlord
EvilOverlord
12 December 2015

Large height difference in concrete bathroom floor

Large height difference in concrete bathroom floor

Thanks for the reply. The house is 1940s. The bathroom appears to be an extension built about 1970. I've since spoken to concreters whose suggestions have included. -…

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EvilOverlord
Dec 12, 2015 1:49 pm
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frozensage
Dec 12, 2015 9:46 am
Tracey75
Tracey75
6 December 2015

Moving front staircase

Moving front staircase

I want to move my front staircase to reposition the front entry to the side of the house. The staircase is only small, 5 steps. Do I need approval in Brisbane to do this?…

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Tracey75
Dec 06, 2015 5:27 pm
ChristopherJ
ChristopherJ
4 December 2015

First renovation

First renovation

Also I apologise for the late updates, I had my wedding and it put the Reno on hold for a while

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ChristopherJ
Dec 04, 2015 5:55 am
qebtel
qebtel
2 December 2015

Raising ceiling height when renovatingg

Raising ceiling height when renovatingg

Unless you are planning to spend the rest of your life there, you'd be crazy to do it. You'll never recover the cost upon sale. PLenty of post wars up to late 70s have…

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qebtel
Dec 02, 2015 5:38 pm
ash0400
ash0400
1 December 2015

Wardrobe installation recommendations

Wardrobe installation recommendations

Go for Spaceworks Design - Custom Built in Wardrobes Designer - (). I have installed built in wardrobes at my residential properties. They did a great job while…

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ash0400
Dec 01, 2015 9:14 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 November 2015

Cladding over brick

Cladding over brick

Stucco like that is usually applied with a handle that is rotated by hand on the side of a bucket that flicks the render onto the surface. If it was applied properly then…

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Stewie D
Nov 30, 2015 6:15 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 November 2015

Adding a new bathroom!!!!! no pipes

Adding a new bathroom!!!!! no pipes

Just like the OP, you should get quotes from plumbing professionals who are licensed to do regulated work.

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SaveH2O
Nov 30, 2015 1:28 am
SaveH2O
dianaahilton
dianaahilton
27 November 2015

Looking for a builder for inner west full renovation

Looking for a builder for inner west full renovation

Hi Guys, my name is Maddy and I'm looking to chat to someone who is renovating their own home while living in it. Can you help me get in touch with someone? Thanks

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dianaahilton
Nov 27, 2015 5:36 pm
dianaahilton
dkidston
dkidston
26 November 2015

What were your biggest Frustrations?

What were your biggest Frustrations?

I am currently going through a review of my current service offerings and was hopping I could get some input. What were your biggest frustrations you encounter through…

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dkidston
Nov 26, 2015 10:46 pm
dkidston
Dredmunds
Dredmunds
24 November 2015

Tile selection Advice

Tile selection Advice

Help! I'm so confused. Looking for a neutral tile for kitchen/dining/living renovation. Needs to suit beech timber cabinets & Ivory ceaserstone bench. Also have 3 boys so…

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Dredmunds
Nov 24, 2015 10:33 am
computerscene
computerscene
23 November 2015

Colorbond roofing installed upside down

Colorbond roofing installed upside down

I have decided to leave the sheets as is because I'd prefer a roof that does't leak as opposed to colour on top that no one will ever notice. If I reversed the sheets the…

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computerscene
Nov 23, 2015 6:54 pm


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