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DanteV
Feb 21, 2020 4:05 pm
DanteV
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 February 2020

fitting a yale lock... little tweaks?

fitting a yale lock... little tweaks?

You will probably find that the metal is not quite manufactured to the exact measurements that it should be. it wouldn't be the first time that I've had to dig out my…

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Stewie D
Feb 20, 2020 2:08 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 February 2020

Replacing two gable roofs with one.....

Replacing two gable roofs with one.....

Fair enough, but the offset is the cost of continually repairing the existing gutters. Anyway, back to your original question, you'd need to settle on a design, and…

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arcadelt
Feb 10, 2020 6:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 February 2020

New member .... Help welcome. Timber frame wall coming down

New member .... Help welcome. Timber frame wall coming down

Hey PBIO Thanks for the info..there are 4 progressive Stages Client Apps/Sketch-> Project Verification Stage/preliminary Design ->Planning/Development Application…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 08, 2020 9:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 February 2020

New floorboards matching old

New floorboards matching old

I had a problem with Paul, he was in a terrible state .I didn't know what to do because I don't know about repairs, . On the advice of a friend, I called specialists . Now…

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arcadelt
Feb 07, 2020 3:27 pm
scotlandgee
scotlandgee
6 February 2020

Remove/change window

Remove/change window

Typically the cost would be up to $200. Cost depends on the window style and quality and the company.more over it depending upon you.if you want good quality and good…

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scotlandgee
Feb 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 February 2020

Large Barn door

Large Barn door

Attaching the track to the studs is fine but It will depend mostly on what size lintel is under the plasterboard over the opening. You're adding another 50kg and then the…

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Stewie D
Feb 05, 2020 12:08 pm
AndyMurray
AndyMurray
30 January 2020

Joining timber frame extension to brick veneer house

Joining timber frame extension to brick veneer house

Hi guys, Has anyone seen or heard of metal plates that are attached to timber studs to protect the plumbing/electrical services that may run through the stud??? Cheers!

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AndyMurray
Jan 30, 2020 2:38 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 January 2020

Planning to build enclosed pergola, requesting advice

Planning to build enclosed pergola, requesting advice

You will require construction and engineering drawings and details for the above ground structure The existing slab may well need to be inspected for compliance with the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 25, 2020 10:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bjayem2
Bjayem2
22 January 2020

Is this asbestos? Vinyl flooring in previously renovated hom

Is this asbestos? Vinyl flooring in previously renovated hom

I agree you had to leave the house for a while and just come and open everything. Of course, you have to repair the issue.

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Bjayem2
Jan 22, 2020 8:35 pm
stuy
stuy
21 January 2020

Newcastle Renovating + Extension builder recommendations?

Newcastle Renovating + Extension builder recommendations?

Hi all, We are in the planning stages of renovating an existing older house. Pretty much ripping the entire current internals out and starting again + a small extension.…

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stuy
Jan 21, 2020 6:10 pm
alexf40
alexf40
21 January 2020

Loft ladder recommendations

Loft ladder recommendations

Hi, I'm after a loft ladder which can be square set to fit flush with the gyprock. All the ones I've seen so far show an architrave being used. I'm sure some of these…

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alexf40
Jan 21, 2020 4:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 January 2020

Need ideas to converts alfresco into bedroom

Need ideas to converts alfresco into bedroom

AFAIK there is no designated forum for New Home builders and renovators 3D BIM assists in designing, engineering and construction by data collaboration, ie sharing…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 14, 2020 12:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
6 January 2020

Show me your Harkaway Home pavilion roofline

Show me your Harkaway Home pavilion roofline

We are about to start renovating our harkway home pavillion style and would love to see photos of floorplans etc We are mainly after kitchen and bedroom areas. Please…

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DustyBlue
Jan 06, 2020 1:14 pm
LilyJimJam
LilyJimJam
5 January 2020

70s Home Reno - first time renovators, can we do it?

70s Home Reno - first time renovators, can we do it?

Hey Phoebe how did you go? Did you end up buying? We bought a 1970's renovator at the end of 2016, few similar features to the one you are looking at, I've started a…

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LilyJimJam
Jan 05, 2020 8:45 am
MClark
MClark
4 January 2020

Attaching a side gate/fence to an EPS foam wall

Attaching a side gate/fence to an EPS foam wall

I would be putting a past against the foam wall to hinge the gate off ensuring it is firmly concreted down. You want to avoid any penetration into the foam as this will…

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MClark
Jan 04, 2020 7:23 pm
MClark
Herre
Herre
4 January 2020

Inner Melbourne - additional floor ext. 2bd 1bath addition

Inner Melbourne - additional floor ext. 2bd 1bath addition

Hi Noel, I am planning for a first floor addition as well. I am living in Ryde Area in Sydney. The builder we are working with is Keystone Home Addition, the reason to…

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Herre
Jan 04, 2020 12:10 pm
Herre
nfhanssens
nfhanssens
2 January 2020

Inner Melbourne - Extension - Recommendations

Inner Melbourne - Extension - Recommendations

Did you have any luck? My wife and I are looking at doing something almost exactly the same as you in the inner south east - 120sqm double storey extension in the rear.

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nfhanssens
Jan 02, 2020 10:43 pm
MClark
MClark
1 January 2020

Changing house facade costs

Changing house facade costs

$70k is a great budget to work with, the key to get your moneys worth is to plan every detail well in advance. Changing, guessing and hoping as you go will cost you extra…

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MClark
Jan 01, 2020 8:49 am
MClark
MClark
MClark
1 January 2020

Choosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??

Choosing house render colour to match exisiting roof tiles??

Yeah I could pick out black or white for the home windows. They are conventional colorings that go together with something. As for the render I could probably cross a…

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MClark
Jan 01, 2020 8:46 am
MClark
MClark
MClark
1 January 2020

Cost of building a flat roof garage

Cost of building a flat roof garage

I'd say around $45,000 excluding plans and permit as a roughy. I'd have to have a look at it once you get plans together. Depending on location I could have a look for you. Myles

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MClark
Jan 01, 2020 8:34 am
MClark
johannaQLD
johannaQLD
29 December 2019

Seeking builder for extension of 1950's cottage (Camira).

Seeking builder for extension of 1950's cottage (Camira).

Can anyone recommend a quality licenced builder to do extension/ renovation on our 1950's timber house/ cottage at Camira? We have all our plans/ engineering done and are…

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johannaQLD
Dec 29, 2019 9:12 pm
johannaQLD
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 December 2019

Cladding - Biowood, Future Wood? Anyone used it?

Cladding - Biowood, Future Wood? Anyone used it?

Timber Cladding fire scare spreads as NCat Finds Panelling poses "Undue Risk" to residence

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 14, 2019 8:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
chippy
chippy
9 December 2019

Help, can I get rid of this ?

Help, can I get rid of this ?

I'd say it's a plumbing IO. It's capped so it's not a relief gully and they are typically next to the house anyway. You shouldn't really cover these over. They are…

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chippy
Dec 09, 2019 4:02 pm
chippy
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 December 2019

Humidifier for Baby room

Humidifier for Baby room

We have a Crane USA Filter-Free Cool Mist Humidifier in our kids rooms. It looks similar to those. We also have a piece of plexiglas over the night stand so it doesn't get…

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arcadelt
Dec 08, 2019 10:27 am
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
6 December 2019

Removing Paint from External Brick (full house)

Removing Paint from External Brick (full house)

You should follow these steps to remove pain from brick: . Fill a clean bucket with one gallon of warm water. . Add 1/2 cup trisodium phosphate (TSP) that is available at…

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thepa1nter
Dec 06, 2019 12:28 am
thepa1nter
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 November 2019

Renovate standard ceiling to high cathedral ceiling?

Renovate standard ceiling to high cathedral ceiling?

It depends does the house have a pitched stick roof or a timber truss roof? It is possible to remove the ceiling joists and put in a false Cathedral ceiling within the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 14, 2019 9:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2019

suspended slab?

suspended slab?

Looks like simply a sand/cement screed for the tiles which could be over a fibro sheet floor or a concrete slab. Hard to tell as SBG says. Take a torch and climb under the…

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2019 1:15 pm
hollie1978
hollie1978
3 November 2019

Siting variation side boundary Brisbane ‘air flow’ concerns?

Siting variation side boundary Brisbane ‘air flow’ concerns?

Hi all, Our neighbors have requested to talk to Council re air flow concerns over a 7m extension we proposed that is next to their yard and pool, not the house itself (our…

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hollie1978
Nov 03, 2019 11:53 pm
JJ2019
JJ2019
31 October 2019

Which brand of hybrid flooring?

Which brand of hybrid flooring?

I haven't researched extensively. Just called a few tradies and enquired with them.

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JJ2019
Oct 31, 2019 8:58 pm
JJ2019
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 October 2019

Renos, Media Stylists , Influences who are the disruptors?

Renos, Media Stylists , Influences who are the disruptors?

Renovations tipped to top $100 Billion with major players set to disrupt the building Supply & Install chain How should you now plan your reno projects and Can you really…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 28, 2019 11:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I have two 2 metre wide x 1.5m high colorbond gates that were installed by fencing contractor a couple of years ago. The gates are in closed position most of the time and…

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jaff067
Oct 19, 2019 11:39 am
PropertyTechnical
PropertyTechnical
17 October 2019

adding a wall to jgking house..

adding a wall to jgking house..

If you have a photo handy of the existing skirting boards would help. Is it very unique? There are a lot of varieties out there available off the shelf. You'd possibly be…

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PropertyTechnical
Oct 17, 2019 7:10 pm
PropertyTechnical
Rhetti
Rhetti
10 October 2019

Retainer wall needing council approval

Retainer wall needing council approval

Cheapest and simplest option is to do a stepped wall https://fencescape.com.au/wp-content/up ... g-Wall.jpg

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Rhetti
Oct 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Rhetti
arcadelt
arcadelt
9 October 2019

Cost of putting a door in a brick wall

Cost of putting a door in a brick wall

Unfortunately, this is a bit of a "how long is a pice of string" question, because this will very much depend on your specific circumstances. I suggest you will need…

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arcadelt
Oct 09, 2019 7:54 am
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
4 October 2019

Hardwood floor repair

Hardwood floor repair

it's not the best looking job, but not the worst. It really depends on how much you paid for it.

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IsabellaBoots
Oct 04, 2019 11:51 pm

Hey All. So we've just bought a house (well it's in the works) and we're trying to think up ideas for renovating the house when we get the keys later this year. I've…

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diydude
Oct 03, 2019 1:55 am
snapped
snapped
18 September 2019

Guttering pop size

Guttering pop size

thanks for quick informative answer. Much appreciated.

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snapped
Sep 18, 2019 10:37 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 September 2019

Separate garage build Sydney

Separate garage build Sydney

The days of excess are long gone ( brickies rates have halved) LOL, maybe they are dinning out on previous overpriced projects? I suggest you wait for work to dry up and …

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 16, 2019 1:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
gillybean
gillybean
5 September 2019

Help with house plans

Help with house plans

Definitely the first plan, the second plan the kitchen is facing away from the alfresco and just seems no connection to it. Do you really need that 4th bedroom? If only…

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gillybean
Sep 05, 2019 11:36 pm
gillybean
lindsayr
lindsayr
31 August 2019

Pavilion Extension

Pavilion Extension

Anyone know any companies that specialise or have experience in pavilion extensions? Looking to talk to someone about potential of putting a 2 storey pavilion style…

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lindsayr
Aug 31, 2019 4:09 pm

You might find my BIM Rose Chart Illustrative Informative In terms of electrical rewiring the electrical Trade will take a bigger portion of the Budget Savings will have…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 26, 2019 9:13 am
StructuralBIMGuy
ben888
ben888
25 August 2019

Front and side setback in Rural area

Front and side setback in Rural area

So your building surveyor doesn't agree that is the front of the house? Have a look at my corner build. I only have my front door facing the front of the house, my…

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ben888
Aug 26, 2019 12:52 am
ben888

I had this plan kicking around in my head for the longest time - the drafty thought I was a bit mad and wanted to flip the orientation a bit, put the bathroom and laundry…

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Pivotonian
Aug 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Pivotonian
Pivotonian
18 August 2019

Scott And Kylies 1970s Reno

Scott And Kylies 1970s Reno
1, 2, 3

just wanted to say what a great job you have done! congratulations Scott and Kylie

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Pivotonian
Aug 18, 2019 5:51 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 August 2019

Balcony walls renovation

Balcony walls renovation

Hello As I've seen around you if your priority is to stop leaking. It is better to replace it. Even if I remember correctly, you can find articles in this regard in to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 16, 2019 9:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
chippy
chippy
10 August 2019

Old ceiling fixture enquiry

Old ceiling fixture enquiry

That's the internal security screamer. It's the thing that makes the ear piercing noise inside the house.

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chippy
Aug 10, 2019 3:43 pm
chippy
russellcook
russellcook
31 July 2019

Removing this Structure

Removing this Structure

Hi everyone, Thanks for the replies. I'll look into moving it to the classified section. However, the timber is quite old with large splits so not sure if anyone would…

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russellcook
Jul 31, 2019 6:38 pm
bauhaus
bauhaus
31 July 2019

Help! Looking for Architect for small renovation

Help! Looking for Architect for small renovation

Try Superdraft - services and prices are great.

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bauhaus
Jul 31, 2019 11:48 am

Hello all, can anyone please recommend a supplier/installer for vinyl sliding doors for a built-in wardrobe in Melbourne? Nothing fancy at all, just plain doors to fit our…

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Jul 29, 2019 7:16 pm

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