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…
jayjay_bnePlanning and DA costs for Extension / Renovation - Brisbane
25 January 2015
Hi, We have some good contacts if anyone is interested for all the above. We just went through 6-8 month process just for council approvals for a new build in the…
darkstar151Porcelain large format tiler Perth
15 January 2015
Hi there, Can anyone recommend a good quality tiler in Perth that uses the lippage levelling system so ensuring no lippage on large format tiles. I did have a guy lined up…
1930's semi restoration and renovation - Advice required
Hey guys, nice looking place! Generally a house of that age will be constructed from the old lime mortar (I.e. With no cement), so mortar joints and render will be soft…
Deck bearer spans for bearers and joists
Might want to consult with an engineer but 120*70 as bearers seams like overkill, generally 90*70 HWD of the rack will suffice, otherwise a single 140*45 H3 bearer should…
Anyone can recommend me a reliable&good builder in Leichhard
I would try Peter Ginns from Genuine Building Services, Pete does a great job and mainly focuses on the inner west. Dets below - Peter Ginns | Director ABN 830 6218…
dacurtApp or website for drawing house internal walls etc
30 December 2014
Hi Patthecat, I'll give you my un-biased opinion (even though this is exactly the service my company provides). You will be able to model your house using a number of…
Stewie DSanding & polishing existing Cyprus pine floorboards
27 December 2014
You can go the traditional polyurethane finish but quite a few new floors are coated with Tung Oil which is better for maintenance. Both give a pretty clear finish and it…