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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
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 8:42 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 10:31 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 9:25 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 10:53 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 7:48 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 3:47 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 3:46 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 3:45 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 7:03 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 11:34 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 9:44 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 3:32 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 11:19 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 10:19 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 11:21 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 10:42 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 August 2015

MDF vs Gyprock?

MDF vs Gyprock?

The rest is plastered. If you mean plasterboard over timber frame then keep any repairs using the same materials. I've never heard of…

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Stewie D
Aug 25, 2015 9:30 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 August 2015

How long to wait after underpinning?

How long to wait after underpinning?

I forgot to mention the underlining reason why I see so many problems is that there are no Codes (Australian Standards) for underpinning (that I know of) and the solution…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 25, 2015 9:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Cyclops
Cyclops
24 August 2015

Fire Retarding Paint

Fire Retarding Paint

We have moved a weatherboard house onto a scrap of land in a small town Victoria. The Building permit has the BAL set at 29. The move and reconstitution of the house was…

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Cyclops
Aug 24, 2015 10:42 pm
purrfection
purrfection
24 August 2015

When to do rewiring? Advice wanted

When to do rewiring? Advice wanted

Yes, my sparky's coming by this week to take a look at the existing set-up and discuss the options. Thanks for your advice 1960sModernistHome and all; will go look at AS3000 now.

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purrfection
Aug 24, 2015 12:13 pm
purrfection
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 August 2015

New timber flooring/electrical - advice needed

New timber flooring/electrical - advice needed

If this is a second storey or higher unit you won't be allowed to install timber flooring ( or any other hard surface like tiles ) on your floors except your bathroom and…

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Stewie D
Aug 21, 2015 12:04 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
18 August 2015

New shower door fter 4 years in our new house?

New shower door fter 4 years in our new house?

Thanks ... it seems like a good idea to me, but how do I convince the other half??? :roll:

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Mclaren
Aug 18, 2015 11:26 am
Mclaren
adele9
adele9
17 August 2015

FIRST RENOVATION TIP/ADVICE

FIRST RENOVATION TIP/ADVICE

Get as many quotes for trades as you can, but keep in mind that you often get what you pay for. I would prefer to pay a bit extra for a company that has been recommended…

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adele9
Aug 17, 2015 11:04 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 August 2015

Trowel size

Trowel size

If you are talking the notch size as opposed to the actual overall trowel dimensions then for a floor tile you are probably looking at 12mm x 12mm. That will of course…

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Stewie D
Aug 15, 2015 9:40 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 August 2015

Painting bricks and roof - your suggestios with colour schem

Painting bricks and roof - your suggestios with colour schem

Personally, I think I'd be mostly keeping the bricks. Then with the roof I'd be looking at a brown if it's a cool climate, or maybe a white roof if hotter…

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Stewie D
Aug 13, 2015 1:02 pm
decogal
decogal
6 August 2015

Removing 1930s kitchen chimney and alcove: help!

Removing 1930s kitchen chimney and alcove: help!

thanks Stewie, yep we'll get a structural engineer out too. As much as I would love the kitchen reno and opening up a huge amount of space to replace the current tiny set…

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decogal
Aug 06, 2015 12:45 pm
purrfection
purrfection
3 August 2015

Converting bedroom to bathroom - piece of string question

Converting bedroom to bathroom - piece of string question

Thanks Stewie. I had thought to allow about $30k all up so I'm pleased to hear your estimate. On another note, the step-down concerns me because I was going to put down…

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purrfection
Aug 03, 2015 1:08 pm
purrfection
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
3 August 2015

Floor joist beams replacement

Floor joist beams replacement

One minor issue is that the old timbers will be imperial (inches) but new timber is metric (and slightly smaller) so it is more difficult to replace individual timbers. …

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Beetaloo
Aug 03, 2015 12:13 pm
Beetaloo

For anyone interested we have a finished staircase now. Minus the painting etc. We used Brad at Going…

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Bella
Jul 27, 2015 12:43 pm
Bella
LindaP
LindaP
24 July 2015

3m v 2.7m ceiling height cost difference?

3m v 2.7m ceiling height cost difference?

Thanks, I have just spoken with a plasterer who said there is not much difference in cost between 2.7 and 3 but once you go over 2.4m costs go up considerably because of…

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LindaP
Jul 24, 2015 1:42 pm
MrBee
MrBee
24 July 2015

Chip in Caesarstone :(

Chip in Caesarstone :(

Accidents do happen but one of the benefits is that Caesarstone can be repaired to an almost flawless finish. In Sydney, we would…

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MrBee
Jul 24, 2015 8:57 am
MrBee
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 July 2015

Costs involved in second storey addition.

Costs involved in second storey addition.

See this thread here where there is similar info for new houses and renos. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=77705 You need to work out how many sq m you are looking at for your…

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Stewie D
Jul 21, 2015 10:58 pm
Stivat
Stivat
17 July 2015

Need to strengthen ceiling joists?

Need to strengthen ceiling joists?

Thanks Beetaloo What about the option of sistering the existing joists with 90 x 35 pine? I was planning on glueing and screwing new joists to the existing ones. S

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Stivat
Jul 17, 2015 11:11 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 July 2015

Extension/ Renovation

Extension/ Renovation

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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Stewie D
Jul 16, 2015 2:29 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
16 July 2015

bathroom floor sheeting

bathroom floor sheeting

Im assuming you want to put the tile mat for waterproofing? The yellow tongue will be enough for a base. You don't need to apply another substrate on top but you will…

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Adam.M
Jul 16, 2015 11:25 am
starlight_cruiser
starlight_cruiser
15 July 2015

Fixing an impractical extension???

Fixing an impractical extension???

Hi Just to update we left our house as is but got it professionally staged as 3 bedroom with 2 living. Sold our house on the first open, accepted an offer in the middle…

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starlight_cruiser
Jul 15, 2015 1:52 pm
AJW
AJW
12 July 2015

Adelaide asbestos removal recommendations

Adelaide asbestos removal recommendations

Extracting asbestos is a risky and complex procedure that needs properly qualified and qualified industry experts. At…

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AJW
Jul 12, 2015 1:18 pm
designbyrj
designbyrj
8 July 2015

Removal of brick quoins?

Removal of brick quoins?

Step 1. Remove the quad molding from the eaves Step 2. Remove the top few layers of bricks Step 3. Remove brick ties Step 4. Remove lower layers of bricks

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designbyrj
Jul 08, 2015 6:57 pm
designbyrj
Rts.empire
Rts.empire
7 July 2015

Plaster in a 2002 home?

Plaster in a 2002 home?

Hi Stewie, Thanks for your reply and your help. I am in WA. I have solved the issue I think, the difference isn't actually noticeable once I apply an undercoat. I have…

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Rts.empire
Jul 07, 2015 9:09 pm
tbrazel
tbrazel
4 July 2015

Extension help

Extension help

Hi, Have you considered extending up rather than out? Extending to a second story can be the same price and sometimes even cheaper depending on your soil type. Not to…

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tbrazel
Jul 04, 2015 8:31 pm
tbrazel
tbrazel
4 July 2015

Help with our 70's kitchen

Help with our 70's kitchen

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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tbrazel
Jul 04, 2015 8:20 pm
aussieta
aussieta
30 June 2015

Removing interior wall advice

Removing interior wall advice

i found the biggest cost on a non-load bearing wall was the new carpet

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aussieta
Jun 30, 2015 5:45 pm
aussieta
goody59
goody59
29 June 2015

Stormwater Location

Stormwater Location

In my last house on stumps they were suspended under the house from the bearers. It worked beautifully for 30 years. Good for blockages and fault finding too. Suspend away…

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goody59
Jun 29, 2015 9:41 pm
goody59
needshelpalot
needshelpalot
28 June 2015

need help with everything wrong with this brick work

need help with everything wrong with this brick work

Can you tell me what is wrong with it specifically? The guy explained that the side with the quarter bricks has a big space that needs to be accommodated for. Like if…

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needshelpalot
Jun 28, 2015 1:41 am
robbie_p
robbie_p
23 June 2015

Installing downlights

Installing downlights

Hi guys, I am looking at getting downlights installed in my newly renovated main room, WIR and ensuite (soon to be renovated). I thought that while I get these rooms…

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robbie_p
Jun 23, 2015 12:39 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
23 June 2015

front deck before and after

front deck before and after

For me it's the aspect, wind and weather that would determine having a pergola or not and what you want the area to be used for. Similar to Sandra, I'd ask myself, would…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 23, 2015 1:12 am


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