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Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Hi @kitty1 if you are looking for renovation products for your apartment's bathroom, try dropping by to Renovation Kingdom in 9 Barney St North Parramatta or just…

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Our Build123
Mar 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Our Build123

Mold in wall and door architrave

Mold in wall and door architrave

Trust your gut, if they have to do some repairs in that a anyway, then they can fix whatever you remove to satisfy your own interests. Kind Regards James Mason - Our…

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Our Build123
Mar 04, 2017 8:30 am
Our Build123
qebtel
qebtel
28 February

Villaboard vs tile underlay

Villaboard vs tile underlay

Villaboard is impact & water resistant. Drill it and you'll find out. Tile underlay is not water resistant, you cannot use it to sheet a wall in a wet area, but you…

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qebtel
Feb 28, 2017 1:32 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
27 February

Planning a home renovation. Help!

Planning a home renovation. Help!

Personally I'd go with a lighter neural colour if you want the rooms to feel bigger. You can spice the rooms up with coloured furniture if you want some colour for the…

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Our Build123
Feb 27, 2017 5:52 pm
Our Build123
tfosydney
tfosydney
27 February

External brickwall tiling

External brickwall tiling

Hi there, It really depends on how uneven your brick work is, if it is only…

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tfosydney
Feb 27, 2017 12:41 pm
tfosydney
buildX
buildX
24 February

How to save money on renovations

How to save money on renovations

One great way to save even for future home improvements is by maintaining your electrical wires working at its best state. Because keeping them in good condition could…

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buildX
Feb 24, 2017 12:51 pm
buildX
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 February

Structural engineer - looking at foundations for extension

Structural engineer - looking at foundations for extension

Hi Loadchaos Your existing footings will need to conform with current Codes & Aust Standards eg. AS2870 residential footings, etc I suggest you sort ot you Plans &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2017 5:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi - this is a picture of our house before we started renovations. Attached are elevations to give idea of what it will like when finished along with suggested colour…

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Nixy
Feb 18, 2017 6:27 am
Lotti
Lotti
14 February

suggest me some low budget roofing solutions .

suggest me some low budget roofing solutions .

I agree with Willey. We have an asphalt shingle roofing and it was installed by a…

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Lotti
Feb 14, 2017 9:42 am
DU86
DU86
9 February

SMALL EXTENSION TO BLUEBOARD HOUSE

SMALL EXTENSION TO BLUEBOARD HOUSE

i can give more details... what do you want to know... there is a sloping roof over the back part of house please see floorplans attached

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DU86
Feb 09, 2017 2:10 pm
Festivusoz
Festivusoz
8 February

Retrofit wall insulation - weatherboard home

Retrofit wall insulation - weatherboard home

Thanks James for your feedback. I am looking into retrofitting sisilation as a u-shape between the studs. Then putting in some insulation. I think the batts are a little…

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Festivusoz
Feb 08, 2017 10:39 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
6 February

Renovating attic space above garage

Renovating attic space above garage

Agreed with first comment, consultant a structural engineer. Kind Regards James Mason - Our Build. www.renovationjunkies.com.au www.ourbuildhandyman.com.au

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Our Build123
Feb 06, 2017 7:48 pm
Our Build123
Vdubbed 12
Vdubbed 12
6 February

Subfloor supports: what are they used for?

Subfloor supports: what are they used for?

Thank you both for your advice. My brother was given a time to put in an offer and he was just speculating I guess, from his very recent experience where the work done on…

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Vdubbed 12
Feb 06, 2017 11:21 am
D101
D101
3 February

Extensions using a one stop shop vs own builders, architects

Extensions using a one stop shop vs own builders, architects

We are looking to extend our house and are having to choose between going to a major builder and getting them to do everything vs going to our own architect, getting them…

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D101
Feb 03, 2017 6:59 pm
sophieuw20
sophieuw20
2 February

Before and After - exciting!

Before and After - exciting!

What a great transformation! Great Job!

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sophieuw20
Feb 02, 2017 5:56 pm
sophieuw20
building-expert
building-expert
2 February

Asbestos Roof Repair on Sleepout with furniture stored under

Asbestos Roof Repair on Sleepout with furniture stored under

If you can identify where there is a crack or leak coming from and you can reach without putting weight on the roof you can use either silicone or…

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building-expert
Feb 02, 2017 1:08 pm
building-expert
Peterpan1992
Peterpan1992
31 January

Wooden boardwalk

Wooden boardwalk

Hey guys I'm building a wooden boardwalk at the front of my house. This is my first attempt at Diy. I need opinions on what way I should have it going. How do I post…

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Peterpan1992
Jan 31, 2017 10:02 am
cathierabbit
cathierabbit
29 January

Before & Afters -80's Red Brick Beachhouse Budget Reno

Before & Afters -80's Red Brick Beachhouse Budget Reno

Just sharing some before & afters of my reno. (Put this in the Interior Decoration forum first before I found this one - seems more appropriate). Did most of the work…

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cathierabbit
Jan 29, 2017 6:53 pm

External Decorative Fixed Blade Shutters

External Decorative Fixed Blade Shutters

IT's actually pretty hard to match old stuff on your house - tile, brick, and pretty much all the other materials, if you hadn't kept some spare stuff aside when you first…

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CameronRobertson
Jan 26, 2017 3:14 pm
CameronRobertson
hanklane
hanklane
25 January

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

Recommendation for draftsman in Melbourne (northern suburbs)

Hi, My partner and I are looking to extend our two-bedroom house in Reservoir. We have lots of questions about this but would like to start with asking for…

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hanklane
Jan 25, 2017 8:05 pm
bryn
bryn
23 January

Building in underneath a deck

Building in underneath a deck

you want to enclose the underside of the deck, both walls & ceiling? If the deck roofed/walled above the deck level? That style of deck is by design not sealed- you cant…

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bryn
Jan 23, 2017 3:43 pm
bryn
bryn
23 January

New plaster - pin holes everywhere

New plaster - pin holes everywhere

its common to see that in the first coat, but you always need at least two coats to get a good finish (3 if its deep). Have they done 2 coats?

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bryn
Jan 23, 2017 3:37 pm
cross74
cross74
20 January

Zacuba Bricks

Zacuba Bricks

Does anyone know if you can still source Zacuba bricks? PGH have a similar colour but the Zacuba are slightly smaller than a standard brick. I am doing an extension and…

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cross74
Jan 20, 2017 12:00 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
10 January

hanging doors

hanging doors

When I did my time back in the late 60's it was 9 & 6 9" up from the bottom and 6" down from the top. or to you young'ns 230mm & 150mm.

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oldchippy
Jan 10, 2017 9:12 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
7 January

Help with beam size for new opening

Help with beam size for new opening

You will need to seek out an engineer who will do the comp's for you, which you can attach to your plans you have had drawn up for your proposal when you lodge them for a…

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oldchippy
Jan 07, 2017 3:23 pm

My outdoor area is comprised of two different concrete slabs. One old slab that has some old paving on it and a newer slab that is about 70mm lower than the old one -…

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trexathon
Jan 05, 2017 11:55 am
Guzzi07
Guzzi07
3 January

Brick Spalling

Brick Spalling

Hi: I have a wooden farm house near Crookwell in NSW built prior to 1907 which I am slowly restoring. The brickwork for the chimneys (for the two chimneys on the outside…

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Guzzi07
Jan 03, 2017 3:44 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 December 2016

Taps - water hammer - how to stop

Taps - water hammer - how to stop

You can buy anti water hammer tap seals like the Hydroseal and other anti hammer devices like the Fix-a tap hammer relief valve. Just Google "Anti water hammer fittings"…

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SaveH2O
Dec 30, 2016 3:31 pm
SaveH2O
qebtel
qebtel
30 December 2016

Planning and Builidng consent fees

Planning and Builidng consent fees

the standard methodology in Australia is this - start off around the market rate, then gradually ramp up your fees and see how much a koala will bear. You'll find most…

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qebtel
Dec 30, 2016 12:08 pm
kingy13
kingy13
28 December 2016

building a carport

building a carport

Hi all Long (relatively) time reader, first time poster :D I am moving back into one of my investment properties with the intention of doing some renovations to make it…

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kingy13
Dec 28, 2016 6:42 pm
Jennie1
Jennie1
27 December 2016

Council Inspections

Council Inspections

The NSW Ombudsman complaint handling work is aimed at exposing and eliminating conduct that is illegal, unreasonable, unjust or oppressive, improperly discriminatory,…

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Jennie1
Dec 27, 2016 7:40 pm
tjbu
tjbu
15 December 2016

Floor Tolerances for Extension

Floor Tolerances for Extension

Thanks. Yes, I was after something in "black and white" which I can rub under his nose, so it's perfect for that. I am especially annoyed about the 'built to exiting'…

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tjbu
Dec 15, 2016 10:52 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
13 December 2016

Strengthen a deck

Strengthen a deck

Hi. 3 meters is excessive and I am guessing that they used 90x45 pine? Generally you would want to keep it at 2m max or 1.5m which would be better. Some options, you…

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Adam.M
Dec 13, 2016 10:07 am
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
12 December 2016

Funny Dunny?

Funny Dunny?

Here is the setup, see the access pipe on the top right, i undid this to confirm if this made a different, it did not.

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 12, 2016 6:05 pm
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
12 December 2016

cost for total renovation

cost for total renovation

I agree your costs are too low, are you doing the work yourself? Restump, not enough info and i have only done raises, but this seems low. deck $10k - what about a cover…

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 12, 2016 9:27 am
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
12 December 2016

Extension, where to start

Extension, where to start

You can draw up and measure up and then quote yourself based on Bunnings prices, add a couple of thousand for misc. add your draftsman and council costs, then double that…

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 12, 2016 9:24 am
leni
leni
11 December 2016

Kitchen Hob wall

Kitchen Hob wall

Will you replace the kitchen? Maybe just remove the whole Wall.

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leni
Dec 11, 2016 1:02 am
leni
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
9 December 2016

Replacing wooden house posts with steel - what gauge?

Replacing wooden house posts with steel - what gauge?

Hi, I need to replace existing wooden posts (like the power poles), with steel posts on a single story qlder. Some of the house has new posts (75*75*?), but for whatever…

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 09, 2016 9:58 am
Our Build123
Our Build123
3 December 2016

Builders Margin vs "Management/Supervision/Administration"

Builders Margin vs "Management/Supervision/Administration"

It's a tricky one to comment on without seeing the full contact. All cost plus contracts take a high level of trust from both parties. There have been stories of builders…

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Our Build123
Dec 03, 2016 11:32 am
Our Build123

That's very logical - I think I'll go with this. On another note, the stonemason mentioned there might be a 5mm gap between the benchtop and the IKEA cabinets due to…

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johnzo
Nov 28, 2016 8:23 am
Our Build123
Our Build123
25 November 2016

Remove walls

Remove walls

Sure, try a site called HI Pages, you will get three quotes from licenced contractors - www.hipages.com.au Kind Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Nov 25, 2016 5:38 am
Our Build123
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Plans for extension

Plans for extension

Have they considered having a crack at the design themselves first? A lots of draftsmen are just that, they can drive CAD. Don't expect them to come up with anything…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 3:59 pm
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Renovation plans and costings - advice

Renovation plans and costings - advice

Hey, can I ask where North is on your plans? It is vital to know where the sun is before designing anything, otherwise you run the risk of spending all your hard earned…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 3:44 pm
architect_yourself
hendyb
hendyb
16 November 2016

Drafter recommendations for Sydney/St George area

Drafter recommendations for Sydney/St George area

Hi, I'm thinking of doing a ground extension and general renovations and have a hard time to find excellent drafters as most of them that I could find on the internet does…

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hendyb
Nov 16, 2016 8:13 am
qebtel
qebtel
4 November 2016

Squeaky floor & Masonite.

Squeaky floor & Masonite.

First you need to identify where the squeak is coming from exactly.

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qebtel
Nov 04, 2016 10:11 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 November 2016

Basement renovation costs

Basement renovation costs

You've done the right thing getting your geotech and civil engineers involved early to get independent professional design advice, but if you want cost advice then you're…

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1960sModernistHome
Nov 01, 2016 6:33 pm
1960sModernistHome


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