Renovation + Home Improvement
alexp79ROCKCOTE sandcote hydroguard acrylic colour render
Cement or lime render is a good and cheaper (and healthier) alternative for the bricks. You would really need some serious justification to apply acrylic (e.g. having…
StructuralBIMGuyVery first step - Architect vs Council
Danraw Continuing on from planning is Costing & Building you might want to also read & Having the right BIM Tools (Building Information Model, Construction &…
Insulating subfloor - from above or below???
If you plan on pulling the floor up anyway, do it then. You can drop Batts in from above for thermal and put a regipol rubber sheet matting over the joists (and below the…
What insurance covers the home during renovation
The builder should have a construction all risk policy in place to cover any damages they may cause on site. Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au
Occupation Certificate - organised by builder??
Hi mate Was there anything written into your contract about who is responsible for obtaining council approval? From memory I thought this was a line item that requires…
Our Build123Converting bedroom to bathroom- need ideas on floor plan- ne
That will work well. Is the floor structure bears and joists? If so as long as there is good access under the floor getting the new plumbing in should be doable. If the…
MakoSectioning Off Part of House for Student Accom
I live in double story house in Melbs Eastern suburbs Proximity to Unis etc , in terms of distance / transport is quite good There is just myself & partner at the house…
CanellaBuilding over preexisting slab with sewer line
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…
danieldb3Old tiles over sheet in kitchen. Will the boards look ok?
28 December 2017
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…
MisterSlopeRecommended Sydney builders company for major renovation?
27 December 2017
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 .
StructuralBIMGuyExtensions for a steel frame house
23 December 2017
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 &…
Samomicslift up and flip over mechanism for table top
21 December 2017
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…
BespokeHBnew construction versus existing dwelling
6 December 2017
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…
StructuralBIMGuyHas anyone used Attic Group
3 December 2017
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
arcadeltcan you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???
3 December 2017
The difficulties of living in the city with surrounding buildings - pity. Seems insulating would be best all round then. Best of luck with it.
rebuilder86Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?
28 November 2017
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…
MissAlisonConcrete balustrades, what on earth to do?
23 November 2017
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…
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…
Pretzel2311VJ walls cracking within days of painting
14 November 2017
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…
FionaKStone company recommendations in Melbourne please?
10 November 2017
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…
arcadeltRemoving old air conditioner in Asbestos wall
5 November 2017
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…
DamNitaCalacatta Nua Roman Stone Brisbane option to Calacatta Nuvo
3 November 2017
I like it!!
building-expertTurning basement into liveable space
29 October 2017
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…
arcadeltFloor Plan: It will helps to change your home interior
26 October 2017
Yes, it will?