Renovation + Home Improvement
StructuralBIMGuySound insulation between two floors (timber)
28 October 2015
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…
secondleveladditionHelp needed on house render colour
8 October 2015
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…
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.
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…
fordehouseRaise again and build under (QLD Logan Area)
28 September 2015
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…
jamie885Home Extension / Renovation Companies - Perth
10 September 2015
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…
AJWUnderground electricity pit required for home extension?
10 September 2015
What exactly is your question? The title and your post doesn't make any sense.
damienh7Advice/feedback/ideas sought on floor plan layout tweaks!
9 September 2015
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…
SpottiswoodeRemoving Slate Tiles/Painting Advice
5 September 2015
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…
mike100jobstodoHow to repair hole in wall after box air con removed?
2 September 2015
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.
mike100jobstodowill it be good to do a double storey extension?
28 August 2015
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…
StructuralBIMGuyHow long to wait after underpinning?
25 August 2015
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…
purrfectionWhen to do rewiring? Advice wanted
24 August 2015
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.
Stewie DNew timber flooring/electrical - advice needed
21 August 2015
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…
Stewie DPainting bricks and roof - your suggestios with colour schem
13 August 2015
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…
decogalRemoving 1930s kitchen chimney and alcove: help!
6 August 2015
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…
stevie_slothConverting a garage...what is actually required by the counc
4 August 2015
Ah yes. That makes sense. Thanks again!
purrfectionConverting bedroom to bathroom - piece of string question
3 August 2015
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…