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Renov8it
Renov8it
10 March 2016

Ground Floor Extension (SYD) Small Builder Recommendations

Ground Floor Extension (SYD) Small Builder Recommendations

Hi We are looking to have a small extension done to the back end of the house. Removing an existing alfresco area and back fibro extension (built 30 years ago off the…

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Renov8it
Mar 10, 2016 7:36 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
8 March 2016

hebel and mortar

hebel and mortar

Can you bed them down with brick and mortar silicon? It will stick them and also not allow water under

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oldchippy
Mar 08, 2016 4:01 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
4 March 2016

Deck footing: Assistance required

Deck footing: Assistance required

If you are going to carry on with the same method,do yourself a favor and at least give those joists/battens a good coat of some sort of membrane paint.A lot of flat area…

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oldchippy
Mar 04, 2016 5:37 pm
abeauthome_blog
abeauthome_blog
2 March 2016

Our Kitchen Renovation ~ progress so far

Our Kitchen Renovation ~ progress so far

Hi Rebuilder86, Thanks for your opinion. Maybe I should have mentioned I'm going for a more coastal / scandi interior look. We are doing the external front elevation bay…

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abeauthome_blog
Mar 02, 2016 6:13 pm
abeauthome_blog
bashworth
bashworth
1 March 2016

Sunroom

Sunroom

Sorry I am a bit out of the loop for references

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bashworth
Mar 01, 2016 6:57 pm
bashworth
deejay08
deejay08
29 February 2016

House paint colour help please

House paint colour help please

I think what you have in mind sounds spot on...I think monument windows also would look nice too..though the roof may need painting...our old place was red brick and roof…

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deejay08
Feb 29, 2016 11:04 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
29 February 2016

First home, first renovations

First home, first renovations

Showers recesses here in Perth were all/supposed to be like that. Its to avoid the need for waterproofing. Its not the owner, its the builder and they did it to code. Now…

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rebuilder86
Feb 29, 2016 7:41 pm
disehome
disehome
29 February 2016

Home & Build Survey

Home & Build Survey

Hi All, We are a small business start-up based out of Brisbane. We are currently researching the home and renovation market to understand what is needed in a home concept…

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disehome
Feb 29, 2016 4:17 pm
abeauthome_blog
abeauthome_blog
28 February 2016

Extension: building company, building designer, architect?

Extension: building company, building designer, architect?

haha I did think maybe this would be a good idea to put our house renovation out there. Or maybe give us the pressure to actually complete it. I'm and interior Designer…

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abeauthome_blog
Feb 28, 2016 10:52 pm
abeauthome_blog
0ochello0
0ochello0
28 February 2016

Self contained apartment - insulating exposed brick

Self contained apartment - insulating exposed brick

Hi, I recently purchased my first home in the Dandenong Mountains Vic. There are 2 rooms and a bathroom below the main part of the house which has a separate entrance. I…

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0ochello0
Feb 28, 2016 11:24 am
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 6:44 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 3:33 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 11:51 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 11:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Darren_PM
Feb 20, 2016 11:42 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 9:57 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 18, 2016 12:40 am
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 8:12 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 9:39 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 9:25 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 9:34 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 3:10 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 3:45 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 7:26 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 5:01 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 2:38 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 9:26 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 9:20 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 9:22 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 9:27 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 9:02 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 1:07 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 10:51 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 10:04 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 7:20 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 7:20 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 January 2016

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney

Affordable Architect & Builder needed - Inner West Sydney
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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 5:57 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 6:10 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 3:56 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 5:22 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 9:44 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 1:39 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 8:20 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 6:01 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 6:28 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 8:01 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 2:49 pm


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