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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
May 17, 2015 9:19 am
vomiec
vomiec
8 May 2015

Laying Laminate Flooring - slab preparation

Laying Laminate Flooring - slab preparation

Getting white deposits after removing old carpets is quite normal. I think you should first fill in the holes that are there in the slab because flooring lamination on…

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vomiec
May 08, 2015 9:11 pm
building-expert
building-expert
5 May 2015

process of restumping a house

process of restumping a house

Step 1 Get a reblocking design Step2 Get a building permit as owner builder Step 3 Follow the permit plan and get your excavations inspected and approved Step4 Get a final…

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building-expert
May 05, 2015 11:55 pm
building-expert
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bassline69
May 01, 2015 11:18 pm
snowing
snowing
30 April 2015

Changing ducted evap cooling to ducted air con?

Changing ducted evap cooling to ducted air con?

A suggestion for you. You might not really get much credit back from builder on the evaporative cooling. You might as well take it and try to see if you really need to…

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snowing
Apr 30, 2015 9:56 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 April 2015

Partial Re stumping

Partial Re stumping

A 20 - 30 m drop, hmm that's a fair amount. 20 - 30 mm not so bad. Re-stumping and jacking it up will only cause minimal hairline cracking if any. Easily fixed by patching…

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Stewie D
Apr 28, 2015 10:35 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 April 2015

solid brick house - pro/con for renovation

solid brick house - pro/con for renovation

Hi rxjb Thats all we build in WA on mainly coastal sand foundations Firstly what do you mean by significant, how is the initial house holding up, what sort of soil do you…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 13, 2015 9:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 April 2015

Renovate VS KDRB - Approx costs..?

Renovate VS KDRB - Approx costs..?

You should post up some pictures of it. Some old w/b homes once they have some TLC and renos in keeping with the original style can turn out to be quite beautiful. Yours…

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Stewie D
Apr 10, 2015 8:14 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
9 April 2015

Timber exposed cathedral ceiling changes

Timber exposed cathedral ceiling changes

I actually think the 80's was by far the worst. Dark bricks, double brick, dark dark dark interiors. Houses that look like pizza hut restaurants. Really poorly done…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 09, 2015 5:05 pm
1960sModernistHome
qebtel
qebtel
6 April 2015

Help with building a fence

Help with building a fence

the horizontal rails will be notched into the posts at 300mm and 900mm or thereabouts so it doesnt matter as the missing length is above that height. So if replacing the…

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qebtel
Apr 06, 2015 1:13 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
5 April 2015

Asbestos in Ceilings or not?

Asbestos in Ceilings or not?

Looks to me like horse-hair plaster. I don't think that it contains asbestos but if you want to be sure you can send it away to be tested

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 05, 2015 8:17 pm
1960sModernistHome
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jackando7
Apr 02, 2015 9:33 pm
Deborah Salinas
Deborah Salinas
31 March 2015

Getting expert advice re: renovating

Getting expert advice re: renovating

Hi Caleb, When you renovate your home you should consider various factors for better results. In your case you want larger kitchen, outdoor entertainment area…

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Deborah Salinas
Mar 31, 2015 2:37 pm
tsb89
tsb89
30 March 2015

Widening fridge cavity

Widening fridge cavity

Guys, I have a fridge cavity which is 1185mm wide, but we need to fit a pigeon pair fridge and freezer, which are 600mm wide each! The cavity is standard timber framing…

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tsb89
Mar 30, 2015 4:27 pm
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33amc
Mar 28, 2015 8:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 March 2015

Laminate flooring DIY - Advice needed

Laminate flooring DIY - Advice needed

4: Yes but just the timber part of the jamb. Don't even think about trimming the metal frame! 5: 10mm should be more than enough if the slate is even and the jamb is plumb. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 24, 2015 11:28 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
24 March 2015

Stuck on colours/ideas for exterior cosmetic facelift

Stuck on colours/ideas for exterior cosmetic facelift

You can hire spray paint machines that hold a heap of paint in the unit on the ground and just have a long hose and spray gun to drag over roof. Do it yourself and save a…

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Roomeat
Mar 24, 2015 1:30 pm
Roomeat
Alex2424
Alex2424
24 March 2015

Not Dee- seriously colour challenged!!

Not Dee- seriously colour challenged!!

If it was my house I would go with a colour like ironstone by colorbond. Its quite a modern dark colour and I think it would make your house look more modern and fresh and…

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Alex2424
Mar 24, 2015 12:09 pm
simnatped
simnatped
24 March 2015

Polish floorboards before raising house?

Polish floorboards before raising house?

Thanks guys. I might get a quote, that will probably decide it for me.

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simnatped
Mar 24, 2015 11:20 am


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