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jetbootz
jetbootz
1 July

Renovation rules in QLD

Renovation rules in QLD

thanks for reply . I was actually going to get a builder to do the reno - at 49% increase in size, then , about 6 months later , do that same thing again but knock over…

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jetbootz
Jul 01, 2018 6:01 pm
BellaFW
BellaFW
29 June

Looking for a Project Manager

Looking for a Project Manager

Hey, last time we did renovation we hired inOne. They did really a lot of work for us, as we wanted to make a part of house our office. It was a hell of project, but they…

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BellaFW
Jun 29, 2018 7:42 pm

Hi guys, I'm after a supply of western red cedar to clad the outside of a bedroom, aiming for it to look something like this: If anybody knows where to get it, and a…

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JeremyKirkham
Jun 28, 2018 8:15 am
Marieke
Marieke
25 June

FlameZone cladding?

FlameZone cladding?

Thanks! I did find this brochure online too but it's not 100% clear to me. I've emailed JH for clarification on what can and can't be used in their fireproof wall systems.

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Marieke
Jun 25, 2018 8:30 am
Hedgewitch
Hedgewitch
23 June

Kit home addition?

Kit home addition?

No specific details at the moment as it was just an idea. I was thinking treated wood framework and weatherboard /corrigated iron consisting of about 6 rooms. One house…

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Hedgewitch
Jun 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Hedgewitch
kks
kks
17 June

PPOR Renovation

PPOR Renovation

That garage area looks oh-so-economically-tempting as a base for the proposed revamp. Then, something innovative ("West" side, maybe???) for the car. How's your council…

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kks
Jun 17, 2018 3:32 pm

Second Story addition

Second Story addition

Hi Steve-B Thanks for the photos Considering your house is going on 19 years old, minor cracking is expected Though, It would be a good idea to repair that downpipe to SW…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 15, 2018 8:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Adding en-suite

Adding en-suite

Sorry Guys But I Disagree singh.ishpreet ish I suggest you shop around Currently you can get a whole house (Planning, Building & Engineering) for that price in perth. We…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 12, 2018 9:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Darren69
Darren69
7 June

Acoustic solutions for a child with cochlear implants

Acoustic solutions for a child with cochlear implants

You might try Polymax 75 or 100 in the walls and there are quite a few acoustic treatment companies around that cater to us hi fi geeks. :) I imagine you might want to…

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Darren69
Jun 07, 2018 6:35 pm

Easements - thoughts?

Easements - thoughts?

Definitely costly. We potentially had to encase an easement that ran parallel to a boundary fence on our side, and the builder was predicting $30-40k.

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Hillsbuilds
May 27, 2018 10:45 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
17 May

Replacing Solid Door w Sliding

Replacing Solid Door w Sliding

Anything is possible if you are prepared to pay. If your wall is non-load bearing, then all you would need to support with a lintel are the bricks above the window…

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arcadelt
May 17, 2018 8:17 pm

Concrete Garage

Concrete Garage

Mark_J It doesn't have to be Brickwork internally ? Why not use a internally as part of the formwork That would be a Fantastic Contemporary wall look ie Colorbond…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 15, 2018 2:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
donna79
donna79
15 May

Lower floor extension - builder recommendation

Lower floor extension - builder recommendation

Hi Does anyone know of a builder/architect for a lower floor extension? Cranbourne area

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donna79
May 15, 2018 1:48 pm

Hello As per the title, I am chasing PGH Glenoak bricks (which were discontinued a few years back). Need approximately 300 but will take whatever anyone has. Thanks in…

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Naf
May 09, 2018 8:53 am
HND56
HND56
8 May

Intercoms and automatic gate openers. How to integrate onto

Intercoms and automatic gate openers. How to integrate onto

My old intercom has stopped working. So now I need to get a new one but would like to get an intercom that so not only work from upstairs & downstairs but be able to open…

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HND56
May 08, 2018 8:44 am

Old glass

Old glass

You could coat it with a film, but there would be less risk if you just replaced it.

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arcadelt
May 07, 2018 7:45 am

Replacing standard shower head with a double shower head

Replacing standard shower head with a double shower head

I would do the same.. doubt i would need a plumber to swap over a simple shower head OT, As many battlers & punters on this forum are aware after entering Contracts…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 05, 2018 8:41 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Order of Renovations

Order of Renovations

Hey dan123 Wondering how you are getting on with your renovations?

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Ladybug09
May 03, 2018 9:33 am
Ladybug09

Established Home Renovation - Deciding what to work on first

Established Home Renovation - Deciding what to work on first

Thanks!! arcadelt 😁 It all takes time to get it finished. We found the best way is to not freak out about how much there is to do and focus on how much we have done.…

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arcadelt
May 01, 2018 4:11 pm

First Time Renovation Costs

First Time Renovation Costs

Hey trp35 Sounds like you are on the right track for making the most out of the investment property. I'm interested to see how you went with everything?

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Ladybug09
May 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Ladybug09
CazMaz
CazMaz
23 April

New PPOR renovation- where to start who to call?

New PPOR renovation- where to start who to call?

Haha! Thank you so much! I really appreciate the advice. I wish there were medicare engineers/ architects. Could do with bulk billing or just a small gap.

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CazMaz
Apr 23, 2018 12:34 pm
kellyp
kellyp
22 April

location of gas pipe

location of gas pipe

We are adding a second story to a 20 year old brick house, where the staircase is going we are cutting a hole in the wall to add a pantry/storage. My question is, we have…

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kellyp
Apr 22, 2018 9:54 am

Rear Extension - Value to Home (Garden Concerns)

Rear Extension - Value to Home (Garden Concerns)

I undertook the project as an owner builder. Those civil engineering structural issues and stormwater issues have been prepared for prior to the project and has been…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 21, 2018 10:11 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Builder not providing certificates to certifier for OC

Builder not providing certificates to certifier for OC

Meridian... Thanks for the update, imo, That makes things worse If he's a one man operator and he doesn't do things himself, Then he has to rely on others.. Problems…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 20, 2018 10:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bashworth
bashworth
17 April

Solar Skylights - reviews?

Solar Skylights - reviews?

I would be saving the money towards a proper solar system rather than bothering with a little panel like this. With modern LED bulbs you are paying $379 to save a few…

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bashworth
Apr 17, 2018 7:03 pm
bashworth

Unfortunately the spot I need to photograph is covered by blow in insulation and an aircon duct. This is the best pic I could get. It is of the start of the point I want…

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Red Smarties
Apr 16, 2018 11:28 am

Patio Post Problem for Flyover Roof

Patio Post Problem for Flyover Roof

Julianflynn Welcome to the forum Here are some tips for "getting the most from your post" 1.Most viewers have difficulties understanding 2D Flat (Planar) plans 2. Please…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 15, 2018 8:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 April

Front Path and steps from driveway to front porch ideas

Front Path and steps from driveway to front porch ideas

My 2C don't straighten the path. widen it along the side which does not have the long hedge at the moment.

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IamSAM
Apr 12, 2018 12:06 pm
IamSAM

Hi guys, Wondering if someone out there can help me identify what material our kitchen/laundry floors are covered with. The Laundry floor is concreted and i imagin this to…

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tj94
Apr 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Mackie87
Mackie87
8 April

Replacing flashings

Replacing flashings

Yes. Will like potable water from it.

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Mackie87
Apr 08, 2018 3:04 pm

Joining timber frame extension to brick veneer house

Joining timber frame extension to brick veneer house

BTW..You need to provide better Drawings and Details otherwise I'll only be guessing even a hand sketch will do...LOL I don't rate/score artistic…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 05, 2018 9:30 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi Folks, This is my first post on the forum and I'd be grateful for some feedback on renovation ideas.…

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Nedge
Apr 01, 2018 7:35 pm

Suggestions on appalling house plans please!

Suggestions on appalling house plans please!

It'd be useful to know where north is, too. It make all the difference with how to reconfigure.

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SquirtyChookGirl
Mar 31, 2018 4:38 pm
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jesicamacdroff
Mar 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Matwm
Matwm
21 March

Eaves Sheets left in rain

Eaves Sheets left in rain

Hi, We're in the middle of a big reno and we painted all the eave sheets with 2 coats of exterior acrylic on the weekend ready for the builders to put up on Monday. …

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Matwm
Mar 21, 2018 10:31 pm
alexp79
alexp79
7 March

ROCKCOTE sandcote hydroguard acrylic colour render

ROCKCOTE 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…

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alexp79
Mar 07, 2018 6:32 pm

Roofspace storage and downlights.

Roofspace storage and downlights.

Newts more info required are you putting a loft/attic floor in the roof space? BTW photos do help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 05, 2018 1:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

You can see the frame has come loose from the wall. So I'm a bit confused as to how to attach the new section to the wall, or is it held in simply by being tight?

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alexr
Mar 02, 2018 1:12 am

Home Renovation (first time)

Home Renovation (first time)

Brendon thanks for the info The bunnings link is to an exhaust Fan? See if you can track down a "Two Room Transfer Kit" with a …

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 01, 2018 11:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 February

Very first step - Architect vs Council

Very 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 &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 28, 2018 10:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
mydreamhom3
mydreamhom3
27 February

My First Home Reno

My First Home Reno

I am happy with my firs renovation for my home by and the . They give me best plan and idea in my budget.

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mydreamhom3
Feb 27, 2018 1:40 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
23 February

Extension for blonde brick house

Extension for blonde brick house

There are brick matching service available - check online.

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arcadelt
Feb 23, 2018 11:26 am
Joker
Joker
17 February

Replace skirting?

Replace skirting?

There's simply no comparison, no Scotia look is so much cleaner and classier.

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Joker
Feb 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 February

Insulating subfloor - from above or below???

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…

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Our Build123
Feb 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 February

What insurance covers the home during renovation

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

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Our Build123
Feb 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 February

Occupation Certificate - organised by builder??

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…

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Our Build123
Feb 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Our Build123
Grarty
Grarty
4 February

Ideas on how to remodel front porch

Ideas on how to remodel front porch

Really appreciate your getting back to me. Yes, we actually chose the house because it is a bit different with some charm. My husband refers to the beam style as ranch,…

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Grarty
Feb 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Grarty
albert_carver
albert_carver
29 January

Renovating - How much to add a room

Renovating - How much to add a room

if you have decided to upgrade your home or to renovate your home then first thing is first just complete the area first after that come to your kitchen and then so on.…

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albert_carver
Jan 29, 2018 10:03 pm

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