Renovation + Home Improvement
vomiecLaying Laminate Flooring - slab preparation
8 May 2015
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…
snowingChanging ducted evap cooling to ducted air con?
30 April 2015
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…
Room2BreatheMy build thread - old house to straighten up and extend
20 April 2015
StructuralBIMGuysolid brick house - pro/con for renovation
13 April 2015
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…
1960sModernistHomeTimber exposed cathedral ceiling changes
9 April 2015
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…
bubblebeatMagnesite found on house floor - best way to replace it?
28 March 2015
Stewie DLaminate flooring DIY - Advice needed
24 March 2015
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
RoomeatStuck on colours/ideas for exterior cosmetic facelift
24 March 2015
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…
Alex2424Not Dee- seriously colour challenged!!
24 March 2015
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…
davinciBlue board?? and recommendations for a panel system
23 March 2015
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
damienh7Attach timber frame between concrete stumps - best method?
11 March 2015
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…
Glennc74install gas hot water system in the shower room?
25 February 2015
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…
stephenm50Trisodium phosphate in Melbourne or online in Australia
25 February 2015
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…
1960sModernistHomeRenovating house but not sure about new layout - help please
22 February 2015
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,…
Stewie DFixed cost contract v Cost plus contract
21 February 2015
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…
TreeseachangerWhich interior paint - Taubmans, Wattyl, Haymes, Dulux etc?
19 February 2015
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.
BettyLukeAdding studs for 600 centers, Meet inspection?
13 February 2015
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…
33amcBearers sagging due to stump being removed
11 February 2015
An acrow will lift it, put your shoulder into it. WD40 the thread and use a lever if need be. Without seeing how much load is on it hard to say conclusively what size PFC…
1960sModernistHomeRenovation of Large 70s Brick Home - Questions
8 February 2015
I say go for it. Homes in that era were very well built. New homes, especially "off the plan" project homes are generally not well designed, use cheap materials, and are…
jan_murawskiConversion of an old standing shelf to a wall shelf - IDEAS?
5 February 2015
Hi I just re-carpeted and repainted my living room. I have an old white standing shelf that i want to break into separate wall-shelf's. Here are some pictures which should…
jacsBrisbane Asbestos removals - recommendations/feedback
30 January 2015
Used A1 Asbesto, as they had an A class license. They were fast but rough, left some asbestos and cleaning rags behind, and didn't save everything I asked them to save.…
Stewie DThe "SMALL SPACE BIG BUILD PROJECT", follow our journey.
29 January 2015
A lot of the costs in cleaning bricks with or without a machine is in the labour. Obviously doing it yourself you will save quite a bit but that depends on how clean the…