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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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frozensage
Dec 12, 2015 10:46 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 6:27 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 6:55 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 6:38 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 10:14 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 7:15 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 2:28 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 6:36 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 11:46 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 11:33 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 7:54 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 4:34 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 11:06 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 4:10 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 3:56 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 8:51 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 5:21 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 5:27 pm
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freeman
Nov 03, 2015 12:29 am
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 1:01 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 2:00 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 11:07 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 9:23 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 12:11 pm
mirz
mirz
22 October 2015

Basalt colourbond roof

Basalt colourbond roof

We love our basalt roof.

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mirz
Oct 22, 2015 11:11 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 1:36 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 10:50 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 7:44 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 8:50 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 09, 2015 12:07 am
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 9:46 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 7:14 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 7:11 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 6:34 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 6:41 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 5:17 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 10:09 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 9:48 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 9:18 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 10:38 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 9:09 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 6:54 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 10:16 am


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