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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
Homefinder
Homefinder
20 November 2015

help please

help please

hi we got study in the corner with living area and dining . we are thinking to remove it to open up the living area. it it good idea. it is good or bad for selling…

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Homefinder
Nov 20, 2015 3:34 pm
Homefinder
dianaahilton
dianaahilton
19 November 2015

best way to attach white board to wooden bunk bed?

best way to attach white board to wooden bunk bed?

If you look at the corners where there is a plastic piece then you will notice about the circles that look little damaged. These are the caps that cover the screw holes…

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dianaahilton
Nov 19, 2015 10:06 pm
dianaahilton
Happyme
Happyme
14 November 2015

Wrong house plans approved.

Wrong house plans approved.

Makes sense, twin_dad. Building will commence a little after Christmas.... and now I think for me, the happiness of building our new home outweighs the small drama of a…

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Happyme
Nov 14, 2015 3:10 pm
Endo37
Endo37
11 November 2015

Resi house builder of units

Resi house builder of units

Hi All, Can anyone recommend a good house builder for two units in Western suburbs of Victoria? I want to pull down my current house and put two units on it instead. …

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Endo37
Nov 11, 2015 2:56 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 November 2015

Roof joists

Roof joists

Buy builders string, nail it at one end and pull it very tight. It should provide an indication (over a distance of a couple of metres) of how much difference there is…

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Beetaloo
Nov 10, 2015 7:51 am
Beetaloo
mrsrusty
mrsrusty
5 November 2015

Our home renovation with a Caesarstone twist!

Our home renovation with a Caesarstone twist!
1, 2, 3

Thanks so much :) it really is lovely! Just in early stages of planning but we love the Calcutta Nuvo bench, and have seen some pics as a splash back too which looks good.

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mrsrusty
Nov 05, 2015 4:21 pm
qebtel
qebtel
3 November 2015

Private certifier vs council

Private certifier vs council

Just make sure you dont get a sh0nky one like old mate…

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qebtel
Nov 03, 2015 4:27 pm
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freeman
Nov 02, 2015 11:29 pm
purrfection
purrfection
30 October 2015

Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

ugh... I would gladly pay for a portaloo to avoid that. all valuable advice, thanks. sounds like some major work was done to your home; we are tacking on a few rooms and a…

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purrfection
Oct 30, 2015 12:01 pm
purrfection
Rts.empire
Rts.empire
29 October 2015

Range hood height

Range hood height

Thanks Pumba, I've rung the manufacture themselves now and they're going to call me back with a maximum hight to mount it as per their technicians.

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Rts.empire
Oct 29, 2015 1:00 am

Hi all, I'm reasonably experienced with various renovations having previously done a bathroom, kitchen, 10x7 shed, various chook houses etc. and I'm really looking…

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SpaceGinger
Oct 28, 2015 10:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 October 2015

Sound insulation between two floors (timber)

Sound insulation between two floors (timber)

Hi Maz80 I hear similar complaints all too often and unfortunately with acoustic soundproofing there is not much you can do except pull it down and redo it properly (at…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 28, 2015 8:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 October 2015

Extension cost in Sydney

Extension cost in Sydney

You seem to have most of it covered. Are there any engineering requirements to the existing structure necessary before the addition? If you want any additional info for…

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Stewie D
Oct 23, 2015 11:11 am
mirz
mirz
22 October 2015

Basalt colourbond roof

Basalt colourbond roof

We love our basalt roof.

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mirz
Oct 22, 2015 10:11 pm
mirz
freeman
freeman
22 October 2015

Home Renovation cost and resale value

Home Renovation cost and resale value

Hi All, I have been reading threads about renos but still need more info about renovation costs and the eventual resale value of the house. How much did you guys spend…

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freeman
Oct 22, 2015 12:36 am
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
21 October 2015

Home Extension Advice

Home Extension Advice

How does that fit on your block. If there is room at the back (left) it's probably the best place for it, leaving more usable yard space.

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Spottiswoode
Oct 21, 2015 9:50 am
musebaby
musebaby
13 October 2015

Seeking layout advice please

Seeking layout advice please

I am looking for some layout advice for our bathroom, laundry, toilet and storage room. We were initially going to do a large extension and renovation to this house, but…

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musebaby
Oct 13, 2015 6:44 pm
musebaby
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 October 2015

Double Glazed thermal break windows

Double Glazed thermal break windows

Have you had a look through the windows section. There are a few threads on this... viewforum.php?f=23 Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 13, 2015 7:50 am
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
9 October 2015

paint garage roller door

paint garage roller door

Colorbond is not to be primed with any sort of metal primer. It is to be cleaned, lightly abraded if necessary, and painted with a self priming low sheen or semi gloss…

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rebuilder86
Oct 08, 2015 11:07 pm
secondleveladdition
secondleveladdition
8 October 2015

Help needed on house render colour

Help needed on house render colour

PS - I forgot to mention that our existing colorbond fencing is all in the light green colour (not sure of the name), so while I like grey, I definitely want a grey that…

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secondleveladdition
Oct 08, 2015 8:46 pm
Quenda
Quenda
30 September 2015

Pine Weatherboard Installation question

Pine Weatherboard Installation question

The weather boards will absorb water. Can you seal them before using them. Just wondering if you take a while to do the job the boards may not sit right when they dry out.

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Quenda
Sep 30, 2015 6:14 pm
Quenda
Quenda
30 September 2015

Apartment renovation (Kitchen, WIR, En-Suite and Study)

Apartment renovation (Kitchen, WIR, En-Suite and Study)

WIR do take up a lot of space compared to a BIR along a wall, not sure what you can do to improve that area though. Kitchen...I am wondering if you can move the sink to…

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Quenda
Sep 30, 2015 6:11 pm
Quenda
Quenda
30 September 2015

Sunroom / External room renovation Perth

Sunroom / External room renovation Perth

A local handyman should be able to do that for you. Do you get a local paper? That would be my first place to check, if not the yellow pages.

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Quenda
Sep 30, 2015 5:34 pm
fordehouse
fordehouse
28 September 2015

Raise again and build under (QLD Logan Area)

Raise again and build under (QLD Logan Area)

Hi there! Best of luck with all your plans to renovate, this sounds great! My name is Madeleine Johnson and I’m an associate producer from Channel 9. I am reaching out…

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fordehouse
Sep 28, 2015 5:41 pm
Traceyann
Traceyann
26 September 2015

Painting a weatherboard home

Painting a weatherboard home

Thanks for the reply ....I am using Dulux weathershield....

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Traceyann
Sep 26, 2015 4:17 pm
Traceyann
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 September 2015

Structural Beam Sizing

Structural Beam Sizing

Hi HandyGuy You will need to Check/Engineers Certification for wind loads as well

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 25, 2015 9:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
shank
shank
25 September 2015

Extending / Modernising Kitchen

Extending / Modernising Kitchen

If i wasn't to change anything major, i would somehow like to put in a dishwasher. Any suggestions for that?

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shank
Sep 25, 2015 8:48 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
25 September 2015

Cabinet maker Sydney recommendations

Cabinet maker Sydney recommendations

Sorry didn't see this. You should have looked in the kitchen section.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Sep 25, 2015 8:18 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
17 September 2015

4m extension out back

4m extension out back

Ah cool, yes it makes a difference as its such a small house... looking forward to getting final plans for the renovation

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mynameisjonas
Sep 17, 2015 9:38 am
Lindeli
Lindeli
15 September 2015

questions re floating floors/solid/bamboo

questions re floating floors/solid/bamboo

Does anyone have any pics of bamboo flooring?

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Lindeli
Sep 15, 2015 8:09 pm
Gerbz
Gerbz
15 September 2015

House raise and build under costs

House raise and build under costs

This was a really good thread. Chaos247's break down and pricing was great. Good to know what it might cost to raise and renovate, and the pricing in stages. Some times…

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Gerbz
Sep 15, 2015 5:54 pm
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
15 September 2015

Front color scheme choices

Front color scheme choices

To create great colour contrast, you can paint your window and garage door frames white in colour. Then you can paint your house exterior light cream in colour. I have…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 15, 2015 9:16 am
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
13 September 2015

Original Floorboards - polished or matte?

Original Floorboards - polished or matte?

I much prefer the satin/matte look. Gloss, polished and shiny surfaces show up too many finger/foot prints.

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Spottiswoode
Sep 13, 2015 7:42 am
jamie885
jamie885
10 September 2015

Home Extension / Renovation Companies - Perth

Home Extension / Renovation Companies - Perth

Hi, We have a 2x1 in Balcatta on a 650sqm block, we are wanting to extend and expand to 4x2 with cinema, games room open living along with renovating the existing house…

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jamie885
Sep 10, 2015 9:31 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
10 September 2015

Calcimine walls - need a painter

Calcimine walls - need a painter

you can paint it. Sealer binder is formulated for this very type of thing. I would however recommend sealer binder followed by 1 step PSU oil based, then go ahead with…

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rebuilder86
Sep 10, 2015 8:25 pm
AJW
AJW
10 September 2015

Underground electricity pit required for home extension?

Underground electricity pit required for home extension?

What exactly is your question? The title and your post doesn't make any sense.

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AJW
Sep 10, 2015 9:53 am

Moving the kitchen is definitely a thought. Just not sure if it would end up feeling a bit small and isolated. It would need to be opened up a…

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damienh7
Sep 09, 2015 6:48 pm
CH2012
CH2012
9 September 2015

Bi-fold doors help please!

Bi-fold doors help please!

Do they have to be custom made or is that a standard size? Shortly I will be going through the same process here in Brisbane.

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CH2012
Sep 09, 2015 2:47 pm
CH2012
CH2012
9 September 2015

Replacing PanelLift Colorbond Garage Door

Replacing PanelLift Colorbond Garage Door

I would be interested in recommendations too for Brisbane area.

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CH2012
Sep 09, 2015 2:46 pm
CH2012
CH2012
9 September 2015

Wardrobes for a Queenslander

Wardrobes for a Queenslander

What about getting a cabinetmaker to build you some custom-made, using shaker style doors. You could put fancy handles on too. I imagine your other cabinetry is possibly…

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CH2012
Sep 09, 2015 2:45 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
8 September 2015

looking for a great draftsman in Melbourne

looking for a great draftsman in Melbourne

Lol I'll pm you my drafts details. 5 mins from you

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Christoshizz
Sep 08, 2015 6:03 pm
Christoshizz
JW78
JW78
5 September 2015

Best way to stencil a driveway?

Best way to stencil a driveway?

I am re-doing my driveway and i was wondering if anyone has any good tips or methods for stenciling the driveway?

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JW78
Sep 05, 2015 10:34 am
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
5 September 2015

Removing Slate Tiles/Painting Advice

Removing Slate Tiles/Painting Advice

If you are replacing the tiles with something else (carpet, floating floor etc) then I recommend remove, paint, replace flooring. Make the mess first with potential wall…

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Spottiswoode
Sep 05, 2015 8:44 am
samc
samc
4 September 2015

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

The walls are plastered so I assume after the new brickwork is plastered and the whole wall painted the finish will be all matched

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samc
Sep 04, 2015 2:32 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
3 September 2015

Cape Cod Australia and second story additions

Cape Cod Australia and second story additions

....did the cost blow out and they got you to sign off on unexpected alterations which brought the cost up considerably.…

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SteveMc
Sep 03, 2015 10:19 pm
SteveMc
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
2 September 2015

How to repair hole in wall after box air con removed?

How to repair hole in wall after box air con removed?

An inexpensive way is to fit a drywall to cover the hole where the old air con used to be. Then you can just paint the interior to make it match with the colour of your wall.

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 02, 2015 9:19 am
Novice8
Novice8
31 August 2015

Adding a portico or front balcony

Adding a portico or front balcony

That's what we're tossing up between - just a portico at ground level or a balcony on the second floor. It's a two storey house (will post a pic when I work out how)…

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Novice8
Aug 31, 2015 10:21 pm
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
28 August 2015

will it be good to do a double storey extension?

will it be good to do a double storey extension?

Building a double storey extension can be more costly and complicated with council restrictions. If you want to do a double storey extension, make sure you get a really…

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mike100jobstodo
Aug 28, 2015 9:42 am


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