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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 6:57 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 3:49 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 6:35 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 5:37 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 9:54 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 8:01 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 2:10 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 2:08 pm
trinsta
trinsta
21 May 2015

Villaboard

Villaboard

Found it thanks

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trinsta
May 21, 2015 6:08 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 8:55 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 9:29 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 6:14 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 8:19 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 8:11 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 10:55 pm
building-expert
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bassline69
May 01, 2015 10:18 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 8:56 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 9:35 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 8:26 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 7:14 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 4:05 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 12:13 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 7:17 pm
1960sModernistHome
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jackando7
Apr 02, 2015 8:33 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 1:37 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 3:27 pm
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33amc
Mar 28, 2015 7:52 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 10:28 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 12:30 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 11:09 am
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 10:20 am
davinci
davinci
23 March 2015

Blue board?? and recommendations for a panel system

Blue board?? and recommendations for a panel system

Google weathertex panels... Stud wall insulation is required with this product If you want render, have a look at unitex website... Foam panels with acrylic render

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davinci
Mar 23, 2015 8:24 pm
davinci
damienh7
damienh7
11 March 2015

Attach timber frame between concrete stumps - best method?

Attach timber frame between concrete stumps - best method?

Having now removed most of the existing timber/cladding that was attached, I've found that most stumps (those that I've checked closely enough) actually have one or two…

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damienh7
Mar 11, 2015 11:30 am
mabs8588
mabs8588
6 March 2015

Paint and Stair Advice :)

Paint and Stair Advice :)

Hi everyone I need some help with a few things. We are renovating our place. When we purchased the place it had dark brown exposed beams and cream colour walls with…

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mabs8588
Mar 06, 2015 11:22 am
vomiec
vomiec
27 February 2015

Timber deck, to concrete base or not

Timber deck, to concrete base or not

Yeah, concrete is great in terms of durability – in my opinion it’s the better option, if you’re thinking of the long-term, especially considering the potential…

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vomiec
Feb 27, 2015 3:21 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
27 February 2015

House removal / relocation

House removal / relocation

You could advertise it on gumtree "come and take whatever you want" - to save extra dump costs. We had a few calls from people saying if we couldnt find anything they'd…

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cat_dunc
Feb 27, 2015 1:21 pm
cat_dunc
Carla99
Carla99
26 February 2015

Expansion joint

Expansion joint

Thanks, I'm going to give it a go in a small area first. I recon any mistakes will only cost me the price of the plaster beading and base coat - if it doesn't work I'll…

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Carla99
Feb 26, 2015 12:44 pm
Carla99
K4neX
K4neX
26 February 2015

Moving garage internal access door

Moving garage internal access door

Thanks, I am waiting to get my hands on the construction plan.

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K4neX
Feb 26, 2015 11:09 am
Glennc74
Glennc74
25 February 2015

install gas hot water system in the shower room?

install gas hot water system in the shower room?

Yes it can be done and will require fixed ventilation the sizes of which will be different depending on whether the ventilation is direct to the outside or from another…

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Glennc74
Feb 25, 2015 4:50 pm
stephenm50
stephenm50
25 February 2015

Trisodium phosphate in Melbourne or online in Australia

Trisodium phosphate in Melbourne or online in Australia

Hi, I will be doing some lead dust cleanup over the weekend and I've read that one of the best, clean products to use is trisodium phosphate. It used to exist in many…

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stephenm50
Feb 25, 2015 12:08 pm
33amc
33amc
24 February 2015

Help floor damage after qld storm

Help floor damage after qld storm

The biggest problem in Raceview is the black soil. I'm also guessing your house is around 20 yrs old. Sink hole would seem unlikely without knowing your street. Only parts…

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33amc
Feb 24, 2015 6:36 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
22 February 2015

Renovating house but not sure about new layout - help please

Renovating house but not sure about new layout - help please

Personally I would prefer to have kitchen & living areas up stairs and bedrooms/laundry etc downstairs. Upstairs you get the nice views, nice breezes etc, and as you say,…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 22, 2015 7:07 am
1960sModernistHome
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 February 2015

Fixed cost contract v Cost plus contract

Fixed cost contract v Cost plus contract
1, 2

Nearly all our renovation work was done like that as cost plus - mostly on older federation homes, Victorian terraces, post-war etc. You can break it down to individual…

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Stewie D
Feb 21, 2015 9:05 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 February 2015

Which interior paint - Taubmans, Wattyl, Haymes, Dulux etc?

Which interior paint - Taubmans, Wattyl, Haymes, Dulux etc?

I have used dulux, wattyl, and taubmans. In my opinion taubman's comes out the most like the colour chips and a superior finish, followed closely by wattyl and dulux.

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Treeseachanger
Feb 19, 2015 7:26 pm
travelbug
travelbug
17 February 2015

wall colour to go with tiles

wall colour to go with tiles

I like Hog Bristle quarter. It is warm. If you get something that is not a warm tone it won't go. It's not really browny. If you want a type of white Antique White is warm.

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travelbug
Feb 17, 2015 10:10 am
Samboss260
Samboss260
16 February 2015

Bit of advice need for next steps.

Bit of advice need for next steps.

Need a bit of advice as to what my best next step should be. We are in the planning stages of our reno. 3 extra bedrooms, extend WIR, extend ensuite, extra garage…

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Samboss260
Feb 16, 2015 8:06 pm
rickjdavies
rickjdavies
16 February 2015

Puzzling roof leak

Puzzling roof leak

Re condensation, good idea, but not the problem I suspect I sealed the top of the flue some time ago. But I will check to see if any gaps remain, where moist air may…

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rickjdavies
Feb 16, 2015 10:19 am
BettyLuke
BettyLuke
13 February 2015

Adding studs for 600 centers, Meet inspection?

Adding studs for 600 centers, Meet inspection?

Next thing we will have to find out is about changing some of the cladding as to what was on the original plans, A few builders we spoke to said not to worry about it…

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BettyLuke
Feb 13, 2015 6:04 pm


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