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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
bpratt
bpratt
21 June 2015

Entry Door Widening Recommendations

Entry Door Widening Recommendations

The frame is delivered already nailed together, and it's then put together, versus the 'stick' method, where the chippies cut and nail the timber together piece by piece.

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bpratt
Jun 21, 2015 10:41 pm
designbyrj
designbyrj
20 June 2015

How to furnish our home with leather?

How to furnish our home with leather?

Like leather for its durability Both luxurious and practical, genuine leather lounges tend to complement any home decor. If combined with quality construction, they offer…

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designbyrj
Jun 20, 2015 9:39 pm
designbyrj
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 June 2015

Ceiling Cracks

Ceiling Cracks

In our 3 year old house I've noticed a couple of cracks in the ceiling panels. These originate in areas where there is a right angle from…

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Saint Mike
Jun 19, 2015 12:54 pm
Saint Mike
merchman
merchman
19 June 2015

Bedroom - Before & After Photos

Bedroom - Before & After Photos

That looks amazing! Congratulation on the transformation. Perhaps you should offer some kind of interior decorating service ;)

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merchman
Jun 19, 2015 12:34 pm
merchman
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 June 2015

Our Canberra Extension/Rebuild

Our Canberra Extension/Rebuild

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/20 ... 14-193.pdf Houses - 1,375.00/m^2 Additions and - 2,247.00/m^2 alterations to residential…

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Stewie D
Jun 18, 2015 5:55 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 June 2015

Floorboard flex after sanding

Floorboard flex after sanding

You may just be the third or fourth owner who has had the floorboards sanded. Each time they take off another couple of mm so your original 20mm floorboards may be down to…

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Stewie D
Jun 17, 2015 11:55 am
littlemiracles
littlemiracles
13 June 2015

Toilet addition

Toilet addition

Hi all Our current ensuite is just a shower and vanity. We are looking to make it bigger and put in a toilet. Just wondering if anyone has any advice on how difficult…

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littlemiracles
Jun 13, 2015 8:01 pm
ajansen
ajansen
12 June 2015

How would you add a bathroom?

How would you add a bathroom?

Could the living area below Bed 2 become Bed 1 and then Bed 1 could be a WIR & Ensuite. I also liked the idea of using the Living Room & Garage Area, but you would loose…

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ajansen
Jun 12, 2015 11:34 am
CluelessOne
CluelessOne
10 June 2015

Help! New Kitchen/renovation suggestions please

Help! New Kitchen/renovation suggestions please

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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CluelessOne
Jun 10, 2015 10:25 pm
Curiously
Curiously
8 June 2015

Kerlite tiles directly over existing tiles? Or ...?

Kerlite tiles directly over existing tiles? Or ...?

Hi We have some unattractive tiling in the entry hall. Getting the whole hallway stripped back and retiled is not easy as the two quotes so far have really said-don't do…

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Curiously
Jun 09, 2015 12:54 am
Roomeat
Roomeat
8 June 2015

What can I do to make better use of space?

What can I do to make better use of space?

Glad to help. Just remember.. At the end of the day it's your home.. and your the one that needs to be happy in it ;) I agree with the others regarding the wall between the…

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Roomeat
Jun 08, 2015 11:19 am
Roomeat
clairelv
clairelv
7 June 2015

Moving kitchen

Moving kitchen

I'm looking to move my kitchen to another room. The house is on a concrete slab, from where the existing sink the new place for the sink is…

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clairelv
Jun 07, 2015 12:22 pm
gatoblanconz
gatoblanconz
6 June 2015

patchy kwila post

patchy kwila post

Thanks mgilla. Do you sand it first? This looks already stained. I may rent the property out and I'm looking for something to seal up those posts.

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gatoblanconz
Jun 06, 2015 11:48 am
jay12angel
jay12angel
5 June 2015

Help me fix my floor plan

Help me fix my floor plan

What is between the ensuite and the walkin wardrobe? You could use that space to open the ensuite more. Ajansen's plan sounds really good.

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jay12angel
Jun 05, 2015 12:30 pm
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
4 June 2015

My Reno Rescue

My Reno Rescue

Wow, what a transformation. Lovely flooring

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Bonnie_p
Jun 04, 2015 11:49 am
Bonnie_p
adalia_11
adalia_11
1 June 2015

matching to old corrugated roofing

matching to old corrugated roofing

Mate, your roof seems too old and it may have got premature aging problems. It is time to replace it! It will save your money and time.

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adalia_11
Jun 01, 2015 7:57 pm
bashworth
bashworth
28 May 2015

Timber post wall

Timber post wall

Needs to be done before frame lined to make the fixing at the top.

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bashworth
May 28, 2015 4:49 pm
bashworth
snowing
snowing
27 May 2015

Value of roof insulation if walls not done?

Value of roof insulation if walls not done?

Think of it this way, back in the old days when there aren't really many insulation materials for walls etc. The most logical way is go for double brick instead of…

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snowing
May 27, 2015 7:35 pm
HouseOB
HouseOB
27 May 2015

Need renovation company recommendations (Eastern Melbourne)

Need renovation company recommendations (Eastern Melbourne)

Thanks I'll check them out. Kind of anticipated more recommendations from people! I guess people using companies are less likely to use forums.

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HouseOB
May 27, 2015 6:37 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
26 May 2015

Painting

Painting

A decent exterior acrylic low sheen or semi gloss should be fine. By decent i mean, one of the big brand names, and not their trade variants. It would however be wise to…

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rebuilder86
May 26, 2015 10:54 pm
MT70
MT70
26 May 2015

Insulation properties

Insulation properties

As per bpratts comment above , you are talking glass wool batts aren't you ? If it was originally 100mm thick then it was probably R2.0 but if…

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MT70
May 26, 2015 9:01 pm
MT70
adalia_11
adalia_11
25 May 2015

Recommend me a builder please - Perth SOR-ish - Lynwood

Recommend me a builder please - Perth SOR-ish - Lynwood

My friend Linda had her house renovated from G.J Gardner homes and was happy with their work. However, no idea about the cost!

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adalia_11
May 25, 2015 3:10 pm
adalia_11
adalia_11
25 May 2015

Plaster sheet containing fibers

Plaster sheet containing fibers

No doubt, It's sisal hemp fiber not asbestos. It was much preferable under trims of home in earlier days.

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adalia_11
May 25, 2015 3:08 pm
trinsta
trinsta
21 May 2015

Villaboard

Villaboard

Found it thanks

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trinsta
May 21, 2015 7:08 pm
adalia_11
adalia_11
20 May 2015

Imported kitchens from China!

Imported kitchens from China!

China products are no doubt inexpensive, most of the time you have to compromise on quality and durability. China cabinets come with standard sizes but limited door…

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adalia_11
May 20, 2015 9:55 pm
Oliver1
Oliver1
19 May 2015

Re-stumping house in Adelaide - after recommendations

Re-stumping house in Adelaide - after recommendations

Hi elecmuso, check out. https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&sour ... UhQIXBuMyA To my knowledge, stump replacement can be costly. The higher the better in my opinion, as…

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Oliver1
May 19, 2015 10:29 pm
Oliver1
adalia_11
adalia_11
19 May 2015

Removal of Air Conditioning unit in asbestos wall

Removal of Air Conditioning unit in asbestos wall

Hi, There are many options available to get your work done from a certified organisation and care should be taken for this type of work. The service providers for…

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adalia_11
May 19, 2015 7:14 pm
huseyinselman
huseyinselman
17 May 2015

Vacuum Storage Bags

Vacuum Storage Bags

Made in Turkey, Good Quality Vakumlu Hurçhttp://www.kitbagvakumluhurc.com

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huseyinselman
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