Renovation + Home Improvement
Steps to take to extend
Structural engineer is who you need. If you show them your rough plans beforehand they'll be able to give a quick answer based on that.
Wobbly1's idea is a good one. Some…
glue down vs floating floor
all of those things are exactly what I heard as well from various flooring companies regarding direct stick or floating. At the end of the day they both have their…
Subfloor bathroom slab questions
I'd tend to go the whole hog, rip it out and re-new the slab in the bathroom. It also sounds like any termite proofing has been compromised as…
Best way to estimate major renovation.
So tell us RenoV8ter, what did the estimate come back at ?
I'd estimate $30 g to lift and at 150 sq m x $2200 per sq m to build the lower storey you're looking at $360,000…
Alfresco with kitchen
If you are building over an easement, which it seems you are, then buildings in that situation must be class 10 I think. Verandahs, and sheds and carports…
Building rubbish dumped on verge
You need to contact QBCC (or Equivalent Builders Commission for your state) and report the landscapers. They will follow it up for you.
Quick Bearer Span Question
Thanks everyone! Love this forum. I have found a product called Superlam which is a laminated hardwood product. It comes in 90x70 and is H3 treated.
best brick sealer product?
Any sealer will trap water in the brick, or even inside the wall or house, causing (over time) things like brick face delamination, etc. The old brick needs to breath.
I'm looking for ideas/tips on where/how to put a children's room. We've got two more rooms upstairs, but since stairs are quite steep, I guess we'll have wait utill the…
Re the "plastic wood". It can look good and last. If you pick a quality one.
If you use real wood you'll need to keep it well and look after it. Not sure where you…
Cutting Laminated Board
I'm a bit confused as to where these lights will finish up.
Stewie D is definitely right about going through the board and depending on where this wiring needs…
Sep 17, 2014 9:19 am
Help in preparing wood paneling to paint.
I would use a coat or two of Zinsser Cover Stain (from Bunnings). It's an oil-based primer but you can use water-based acrylic over the top.
You will only…
Sep 13, 2014 9:58 pm
Master bedroom reno (minor)
here's some colours you can contemplate
Grey, blue and some orange for contrast and green.
white , blue and silver
Lime green, black white walls
Sage green, rust and…
Sep 06, 2014 12:55 pm
Sorry that was a bit of a convoluted answer. Should have read "If your putting blanket under the tin then go with top hat metal battens"
Your rafter size will be…
Cost to put a beam in
Hi Wobbly and Saint Mike
Thank you both so much for your replies. I sort of thought it would be around that. Not too bad I suppose.
I think if I could get that done,…
Thanks - unfortunately the whole ground floor of the house has these ceilings. I'm not sure I want the expense of changing the whole ground…
Help with timber framing lintel
Photobucket is better unless there is some way that you can edit the photos on imageshack .
The only way I can see them as a full sized image is if I download them first…
Party wall - legal requirements
Your builder is pretty much right. The double brick cavity wall needs to be there for fire separation despite the fact when you extend up there is no adjoining dwelling on…
Aug 30, 2014 2:43 pm
What colour would you paint this house?
What about Flooded Gum (leans slightly to brown)? or Milton Moon? (lighter grey). Also consider the direction your house faces as the lighter colours will "bleach" in a…
In floor power/data points
Sorry but if you have 10 devices streaming HD content over a single wireless network it's not going to…
Floor heating in existing rooms
We have just moved in to our newly renovated house and I am kicking myself that I did not put under tile heating in the tiled rooms (Bathroom in particular).
Aug 25, 2014 10:24 am
Need help with floor plan
It's an odd layout with bed 1 and 2 via a family room. Do you have enough budget to enclose the verandah?
Should be OK if the paint is sound.
Flaking or not easily peeled paint- no.
Test with masking tape
Aug 19, 2014 1:43 am
Retaining Wall - Fall protection
i.e. Unless you've got a formal delineated path running alongside the top of the retaining wall, then you're good without a balustrade.