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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 3:33 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 12:18 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 2:40 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 12:08 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 1:31 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 12:30 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 4:39 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 2:58 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 6:39 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 10:21 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 9:52 am
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
12 April 2016

First Home Reno Project (Brisbane)

First Home Reno Project (Brisbane)

Are you planning on running the renovation yourself, as i, personally hiring each individual tradesman. If so, its pretty simple, just think about it like this. Dirtiest…

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rebuilder86
Apr 12, 2016 11:39 pm
excalibr
excalibr
12 April 2016

Rendering over non-brick elements eg weatherboard and timber

Rendering over non-brick elements eg weatherboard and timber

Thanks fingers-crossed, we seem to have found a renderer who'd take care of the carpentry side as well

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excalibr
Apr 12, 2016 4:52 pm
artmarnsw
artmarnsw
30 March 2016

HOW TO PRE-SEAL NATURAL STONE TILES

HOW TO PRE-SEAL NATURAL STONE TILES

In some cases when working with a very light, porous natural stone tiles product for example Limestone, Sandstone, it is recommended to pre-seal, before laying the…

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artmarnsw
Mar 30, 2016 8:52 am
artmarnsw
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 March 2016

Queenslander renovation and extension

Queenslander renovation and extension

Anything close to a large city centre that can can have either dual occ or or a second part of the property as a second income stream will always be sought after. I'd try…

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Stewie D
Mar 29, 2016 7:50 am

So we bought this house in SE Melbourne 5 months ago, and we were quite happy with the basic structure, orientation, layout etc, and the rest of the house was in good…

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Spyro P.
Mar 22, 2016 7:23 pm
hotshot
hotshot
16 March 2016

Roofing Crash Course needed!

Roofing Crash Course needed!

Impossible to tell without a picture.

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hotshot
Mar 15, 2016 11:54 pm
Shani
Shani
15 March 2016

Roofing Crash Course needed!

Roofing Crash Course needed!

Hi, I've got a 7200x3400 metal sheet roof carport (skillion)where I want to remove half of the roof - 3600x3400. I'd like to maintain the other half to later close it in…

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Shani
Mar 15, 2016 5:20 pm
Shani
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
10 March 2016

DIY Tile paint happy with it

DIY Tile paint happy with it

I will place a bet that it was taubmans white knight tile paint over tile n laminate primer for all posters. IF anyone used the flood product, they wouldn't have had any…

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rebuilder86
Mar 10, 2016 7:25 pm
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 6:36 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 3:01 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 4:37 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 5:13 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 5:57 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 10:04 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 6:41 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 3:17 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 9:52 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 10:24 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 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


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