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Hi I would like some advice about building on a preexisting slab that has a sewer line underneath. I have a 1960s built house which had an asbestos garage that I had…

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Canella
Jan 20, 2018 10:55 am
building-expert
building-expert
19 January

Asbestos around pipe?

Asbestos around pipe?

Asbestos is only dangerous if it is disturbed becomes airborne and can be inhaled. To me this looks like an old pipe going through old wall and the penetration is old even…

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building-expert
Jan 19, 2018 6:01 am
building-expert
Token3
Token3
6 January

House raise and build under costs

House raise and build under costs

queenslanderreno1 Did you end up finalising costs? Old post but I'm looking into this myself, who did you use for the plans / build?

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Token3
Jan 06, 2018 11:10 am

Hi everyone, I have to replace a section of roofing in my 1930s home. This section of roofing was done in about 1960. The building inspector said he 'suspected' it was…

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DaveTaylor
Dec 29, 2017 6:10 pm
danieldb3
danieldb3
28 December 2017

Old tiles over sheet in kitchen. Will the boards look ok?

Old tiles over sheet in kitchen. Will the boards look ok?

Hi miss alison in my suggestion is better you can renovate your home using tiles because it shows beautiful and it can be patches your living area and hall.When people…

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danieldb3
Dec 28, 2017 5:33 pm
MisterSlope
MisterSlope
27 December 2017

Recommended Sydney builders company for major renovation?

Recommended Sydney builders company for major renovation?

Many of the well known companies are present that gives best services. But when their is confusion then go with reviews and hire best one also you may go through .

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MisterSlope
Dec 27, 2017 6:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 December 2017

Extensions for a steel frame house

Extensions for a steel frame house

TCKID Welcome to the forum If you wish to put up a rough sketch, budget, data (ie areas) and more specific info I am happy to help with preliminary Engineering &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 23, 2017 8:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi all, my first post and hope this makes sense along with the diagram prepared to help aid my description. The space I have upstairs is very small and I am unable to fit…

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Samomics
Dec 21, 2017 4:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 December 2017

Balcony over alfresco

Balcony over alfresco

Kazz It may not be as simple as adding a balcony over an existing alfresco area you may also need to, add pad footings, Trim the GF Roof, cut in and flash a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 19, 2017 5:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
BespokeHB
BespokeHB
6 December 2017

new construction versus existing dwelling

new construction versus existing dwelling

Hi Chica, like BespokeHB said, try to follow this up with a contractor or your estate advisor to gather the factors needed to make the most efficient decision regarding…

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BespokeHB
Dec 06, 2017 10:14 am
BespokeHB
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 December 2017

Has anyone used Attic Group

Has anyone used Attic Group

crazysafari Attics have been discussed I do recommend that you get it designed yourself and then get 3 builders to quotes Lofts prices have a tendency to vary considerably hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 03, 2017 10:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
3 December 2017

can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???

can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???

The difficulties of living in the city with surrounding buildings - pity. Seems insulating would be best all round then. Best of luck with it.

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arcadelt
Dec 03, 2017 6:41 am
nemisis
nemisis
1 December 2017

Looking for a Project Manager

Looking for a Project Manager

Hi, looking for a PM to manage a renovation of a small building in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Building size is 12 units. Any recommendations?

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nemisis
Dec 01, 2017 3:30 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
28 November 2017

Render, half render or no render

Render, half render or no render

yeh i think those bricks should be left, 1.gutters painted with gloss acrylic to a herritage colour, possibly brunswick green, 2. the roof cleaned, anti moulded and…

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rebuilder86
Nov 28, 2017 8:26 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
28 November 2017

Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?

Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?

i do drylining all the time. Drylining: attaching gyproc sheets straight to the brickwork with CSR masonry adhesive and masonry nails. The nice sharp beaded corners and…

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rebuilder86
Nov 28, 2017 7:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 November 2017

extension vs Knock Down Rebuild

extension vs Knock Down Rebuild

Hi lay69u welcome to the forum Most Designers & Builders offer a free one hour consultation unfortunately I think designers often lack engineering, build costs &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 25, 2017 8:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MissAlison
MissAlison
23 November 2017

Concrete balustrades, what on earth to do?

Concrete balustrades, what on earth to do?

Good idea re-demo. They are pretty busy around here, but I could always try. It's in Avondale Heights, north west of Melbourne. These era houses are becoming more popular…

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MissAlison
Nov 23, 2017 2:21 pm

Hey all - I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times but the last was over 5 years ago. We live in Brisbane and looking to buy a Queenslander, colonial or cottage…

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overwhelmed83
Nov 16, 2017 1:25 pm
libos04
libos04
15 November 2017

Cladding suggestions

Cladding suggestions

Hi, actually Gold Coast! We are starting to consider the option of just painting brick and maybe just having some timber batten feature areas...

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libos04
Nov 15, 2017 10:59 am

Hello, We recently had our Queenslander with VJ walls painted by a professional painter. Within 3 days the vertical joints had began to crack. There are now a lot of…

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Pretzel2311
Nov 14, 2017 6:44 pm
FionaK
FionaK
10 November 2017

Stone company recommendations in Melbourne please?

Stone company recommendations in Melbourne please?

Hi everyone, we are getting new kitchen cabinets in a couple of weeks and know I am leaving this late but am looking for recommendations for good stone benchtop companies…

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FionaK
Nov 10, 2017 4:41 pm
FionaK
arcadelt
arcadelt
5 November 2017

Removing old air conditioner in Asbestos wall

Removing old air conditioner in Asbestos wall

The aim is to avoid releasing asbestos fibres from bonded asbestos, so I guess if you can do the job while achieving that, you can leave the asbestos in place. I think it…

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arcadelt
Nov 05, 2017 6:50 am
DamNita
DamNita
3 November 2017

Our home renovation with a Caesarstone twist!

Our home renovation with a Caesarstone twist!
1, 2, 3

...oh and I too have the Siemens Fully Integrated and love the timer / light feature. Very cool.

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DamNita
Nov 03, 2017 2:54 pm
DamNita

hello, im new here, me and my partner are looking to add a bbq area comming off the back of our house. the house is a brick vaneer, hardwood framed house built in…

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mike16889
Nov 01, 2017 8:27 pm
6banga
6banga
1 November 2017

Display home Built in Study Desks

Display home Built in Study Desks

Yeh I have thought about using a draw on at least one side would support the weight better and then I could just use my ledger board to support the free standing end. If I…

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6banga
Nov 01, 2017 7:42 pm
xaviertips
xaviertips
1 November 2017

Roof restoration Adelaide

Roof restoration Adelaide

Yea get in contact with Anthony at www.anthonyschlotzer.com, he has a bit of experience and from what i can tell is a pretty straight up sort of bloke

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xaviertips
Nov 01, 2017 6:59 pm
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
1 November 2017

Stairs and door entry floor renovation

Stairs and door entry floor renovation

is right, you wouldn't put laminate over nice timber like that and being such a small area you could easily hand…

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Carpentacular
Nov 01, 2017 3:11 pm
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
31 October 2017

Recessing fridge wall

Recessing fridge wall

It doesn't look like a load bearing wall, but you best wait until the roof is on before cutting anything. What you described is good enough, I'd just use 1 sheet of…

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Carpentacular
Oct 31, 2017 4:29 pm
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
30 October 2017

Give me ideas please

Give me ideas please

You have plenty of room to work with I wouldn't be moving the kitchen from where it is. For me to save on moving the plumbing, I 'd move the wall between the meals and…

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Carpentacular
Oct 30, 2017 6:47 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
29 October 2017

Floorboards

Floorboards

There's an article in reader's digest home maintenance (I have the book, only good thing my ex ever gave me) on how to fill holes and chips in floors which is super cheap…

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Carpentacular
Oct 29, 2017 12:12 pm
building-expert
building-expert
29 October 2017

Turning basement into liveable space

Turning basement into liveable space

I would start by looking at the construction drawings and specification to determine if there is any waterproofing and drainage. What if your slab does not have…

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building-expert
Oct 29, 2017 8:17 am
building-expert
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
27 October 2017

Storey Extension

Storey Extension

I'm a carpenter there are good reasons not to go up, 1) probably cost around 25% more than anything you can build at ground level if not more depending on the engineering…

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Carpentacular
Oct 27, 2017 9:24 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
27 October 2017

Full Gut renovation costs?

Full Gut renovation costs?

You could do it for that money if you had knowledge of building and buy material wisely, but those attributes aren't common.

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Carpentacular
Oct 27, 2017 8:33 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
26 October 2017

Building a new deck over concrete cancer

Building a new deck over concrete cancer

:Do I need council approval to demolish concrete veranda to put new timber decking" No if it's the same size in appearance, 40sqm will need approval. "Rather have the whole…

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Carpentacular
Oct 26, 2017 9:04 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
26 October 2017

Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

As a carpenter my advice would to engage the best first floor addition mob in your area to do everything and you'll get what you paid for and if you don't you get what you…

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Carpentacular
Oct 26, 2017 7:58 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
20 October 2017

Melbourne renovation - where to start!?

Melbourne renovation - where to start!?

Hi, Not sure where you're located but we may be able to assist themakeovergroup.com.au Regards Richard@themakeovergroup

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themakeovergroup
Oct 20, 2017 6:42 am
hayroka
hayroka
19 October 2017

cost for total renovation

cost for total renovation

Thanks for your sharing all member Tips on Choosing Quality Materials (Wood, Sand, Cement, Red Brick, Iron Concrete) For Your…

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hayroka
Oct 19, 2017 4:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 October 2017

Advice about Northern Beaches Sydney builders

Advice about Northern Beaches Sydney builders

Kevin welcome to the forum The internet is pretty much controlled by google and this in a nutshell is how…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
10 October 2017

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

I realise this is a little late but we are using BBOT designs in Brunswick. They have been extremely efficient and have a lot of practical advice while respecting our budget.

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Elzbeths
Oct 10, 2017 8:24 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
2 October 2017

Where to start

Where to start

You'll need to send me a PM with your e-mail address so I can send it to you. It's in MS Word format, or I could convert to PDF.

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arcadelt
Oct 02, 2017 2:38 pm
Adv
Adv
27 September 2017

Our home renovation/ideas

Our home renovation/ideas

Hi guys,I am building my kitchen ,need some ideas.i have overhead cupboards white with glass in it.an island bench with white colour while the lower cupboards are brown…

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Adv
Sep 27, 2017 3:15 am
Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
25 September 2017

New window

New window

All exterior walls are structural as a basic rule of thumb, seeming you will need to install a lintel above the window opening to transfer the weight of the building off…

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Wade+Erica
Sep 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Monash University
Monash University
19 September 2017

How do you dispose of waste from your renovation?

How do you dispose of waste from your renovation?

If you've recently used, or are planning to use a skip bin to dispose of waste in Victoria, we'd like to know your opinions. Monash University are conducting research…

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Monash University
Sep 19, 2017 11:52 pm
Monash University
algernon
algernon
19 September 2017

Framing in old Queenslander

Framing in old Queenslander

Well, to be fair, this site has more of a focus on new home building, not renovating. There are other forums that focus on renovating - you're probably more likely to get…

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algernon
Sep 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Limited Time HALF PRICE COMPOSITE FreshDeck ™ Decking 50% Off Only $65 Per m2 and FREE Same Week Delivery! Payment After Delivery. Includes Concealed Stainless Steel…

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halfpricedecking
Sep 19, 2017 6:23 pm
halfpricedecking
hileo
hileo
9 September 2017

Slab in garage

Slab in garage

Yes if good to do

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hileo
Sep 09, 2017 9:18 am
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Question: Things that you can build on your front yard.

Question: Things that you can build on your front yard.

Hi Tendious If the Council has given you the all clear to build your deck/patio with reduced setbacks, all you need is a building approval from a private building…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 5:08 pm


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