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Stewie D
Stewie D
4 June 2014

Extension using recycled/ salvage materials Brisbane

Extension using recycled/ salvage materials Brisbane

Been there , done that for a couple of my clients years ago for a renovation. A lot of the things they got cheaply ended up being more expensive by the time we customised…

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Stewie D
Jun 04, 2014 12:17 pm
Ajs12345
Ajs12345
31 May 2014

ornate windows

ornate windows

Thank you stewie, I just had no idea what they would be called. It is window headers that I'm after http://finishingtouchmouldings.com.au/w ... aders.html These ones…

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Ajs12345
May 31, 2014 1:23 pm
brylz
brylz
27 May 2014

Corner block- council regulations on front set-back

Corner block- council regulations on front set-back

Thank you for your responses Stewie and qebtel. I will look into a town planner and see what the next step will be as I don't want to change all our plans if it is just an…

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brylz
May 27, 2014 6:24 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 May 2014

Wall framing / Studwork

Wall framing / Studwork

Back-Blocking of Butt Joints on Walls • Sheet ends should be neatly cut and butted together within 50mm of the centre line between the studs. • Nail strips of …

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Beetaloo
May 27, 2014 2:16 pm
Beetaloo

That is pretty much a standard bathroom situation where the floor waste is not in the centre of the room nor is the shower waste in the centre of the shower area. Because…

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Stewie D
May 23, 2014 9:30 am

Opportunity! Estimating, awkward plan - Advice?

Opportunity! Estimating, awkward plan - Advice?

Yes, depends how many bedrooms you would like to end up with. I like Tjilpil's idea of making the front living/dining into master bed/ensuite. You could then go as far as…

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How Hard Can it Be
May 22, 2014 3:08 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 May 2014

Melbourne Reno - Help!

Melbourne Reno - Help!

Showing where North is and also a site plan would help. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 16, 2014 2:08 pm
t_banning
t_banning
16 May 2014

Concrete driveway & carport slab

Concrete driveway & carport slab

Hi Matthew. Just want to say thanks again for your advice. The driveway looks great and when we get a few days of sunshine I will seal it and send a few photos your way!

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t_banning
May 16, 2014 9:06 am
chippy
chippy
14 May 2014

stay away from James Hardie Scyon Matrix

stay away from James Hardie Scyon Matrix

I agree with both of you. I have used scyon in its various forms and have never seen an issue like that. Modern exterior acrylic paints are very durable when applied…

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chippy
May 14, 2014 9:27 pm
chippy
bpratt
bpratt
12 May 2014

Stinky carpet

Stinky carpet

+1 to the rip up the carpet/underlay, and put up with the bare floors until the painting gets done. It's no good having to take strong medication because your asthma is…

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bpratt
May 12, 2014 11:27 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 May 2014

Exterior Paint Colours

Exterior Paint Colours

Are you still talking about externally ? If you are, an external grade acrylic is your best bet but it will also depend on what kind of surface you are painting it…

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Stewie D
May 09, 2014 3:19 pm
Gilly43
Gilly43
7 May 2014

Extending an L Shape House

Extending an L Shape House

It's not quite like that Stewie - both ends of the L are gables, and the laundry/family/B3 are under a skillion. The roof is terracotta tile by the way and on a 30%…

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Gilly43
May 07, 2014 7:44 pm
Greybeard
Greybeard
7 May 2014

Termination of a Cost plus HIA contract

Termination of a Cost plus HIA contract

I am not familiar with the Victorian Contract. HIA Contract I have used before. No one likes cost plus, including builders (or they should not because the admin is huge…

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Greybeard
May 07, 2014 11:58 am
Lourance
Lourance
6 May 2014

uPVC Double Glazing supplier reviews

uPVC Double Glazing supplier reviews

Hi all, I see that you have a problem with…

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Lourance
May 06, 2014 5:07 pm
wobbly1
wobbly1
4 May 2014

Walk in pantry

Walk in pantry

a sliding cavity door perhaps ?

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wobbly1
May 04, 2014 7:10 am

Hi All, Newbie here, and wishing I'd found this forum ages ago when I was sending myself crazy looking at our floorplan! :th: I'm sure this is the first of many appeals…

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MLW
May 03, 2014 3:26 pm
33amc
33amc
29 April 2014

Converting a double carport to a master bedroom

Converting a double carport to a master bedroom

If this is slab on ground moving pipes under slab is very costly. Also, is the carport under the main house roof structure? Is the carport slab even a structural slab? If…

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33amc
Apr 29, 2014 10:06 pm
peachland
peachland
27 April 2014

Window colours - help please!

Window colours - help please!

I get a little embarassed about our little shack! I'll see what I can do. :)

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peachland
Apr 27, 2014 12:59 pm
asj25
asj25
25 April 2014

Flooring options

Flooring options

We got the whole house excl wet areas incl bedrooms done - about 130 sq/m. Was under $70 / square mt. They glued it down but only fairly lightly. You can install yourself…

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asj25
Apr 25, 2014 9:20 pm
d@n
d@n
24 April 2014

new roof colour?

new roof colour?

Can you show us a pic of your house?

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d@n
Apr 24, 2014 8:50 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
24 April 2014

Flooring with paper

Flooring with paper

Reading the link, I'd liken it more to paper-mache; they painted the paper and then soakglued it to a substrate and yes, they put a poly-something coat on at the end. 10…

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dragonchild
Apr 24, 2014 6:42 pm
dragonchild
leni
leni
18 April 2014

Advise Needed on Home Extension -Window Placement/ventilatio

Advise Needed on Home Extension -Window Placement/ventilatio

You could add a window with an awning to shade from the summer afternoon sun. I like the idea of a couple of tall narrow windows too,you could have a third on the narrow…

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leni
Apr 19, 2014 12:36 am
leni
kats_meow
kats_meow
18 April 2014

Should updating existing house be part of our contract?

Should updating existing house be part of our contract?

It might be an idea to contact your Fair Trading or Consumer Affairs for the legal requirements. As the client you should be able to direct the contract to suit what you…

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kats_meow
Apr 18, 2014 7:22 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 April 2014

How to plan costs for this floorplan?

How to plan costs for this floorplan?

I wasn't sure if the forum had strange people coming on here or something Oh we have lots of those here. Lucky I'm not one of them.;-) For…

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Stewie D
Apr 16, 2014 6:43 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
16 April 2014

Ideas on Changing floor plans

Ideas on Changing floor plans
1, 2

We are organising a building inspection. The kitchen floor is a little outdated so we will have to check for floorboards! I love the idea of…

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mynameisjonas
Apr 16, 2014 10:07 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
14 April 2014

Potential costs for small 3 metre extension at rear of house

Potential costs for small 3 metre extension at rear of house

Thanks, just coming up with a few ideas myself. 2 options. Can make it more older style - with exposed beams, or just have a high ceiling modern flat roof with some sort…

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mynameisjonas
Apr 15, 2014 12:19 am
Fabio de Azevedo
Fabio de Azevedo
11 April 2014

Joining timber frame to existing masonary pillar

Joining timber frame to existing masonary pillar

Hi Jarvis Just play safe and create an expansion joint then fill it with sikaflex and use an acratex texture and acrashield Regards fabio www.acrylicrender.com.au

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Fabio de Azevedo
Apr 11, 2014 9:10 pm
bpratt
bpratt
11 April 2014

Tiling and Electrical Points

Tiling and Electrical Points

Wrapping some glad wrap or a plastic bag tightly around the pp so that it doesn't get glue or grout on it will save you the hassle of cleaning…

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bpratt
Apr 11, 2014 10:02 am
travelbug
travelbug
10 April 2014

DIY Render vs Professional Job

DIY Render vs Professional Job

Proffessionals make it look easy but it's not. Go to one of th Bunnings workshops and try to get a straight wall. If you think you may be able to do it try a fence etc…

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travelbug
Apr 10, 2014 6:48 pm
suspct
suspct
9 April 2014

Garage extension advice

Garage extension advice

there is no slab thats asphalt and slopes down even if you managed to extend you cant bolt the portals etc to that, need to be concrete... to be honest mate a carport will…

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suspct
Apr 09, 2014 2:05 pm
robbie55
robbie55
7 April 2014

Where to start

Where to start

Some people will say that a house "tells you" how it needs to be renovated. This is simply a nice way of saying you'll be restricted somewhat by the current floorplan…

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robbie55
Apr 07, 2014 11:02 pm
robbie55
alexf40
alexf40
7 April 2014

Studwork to ceiling

Studwork to ceiling

Great thanks Jenny.

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alexf40
Apr 07, 2014 12:34 pm
bpratt
bpratt
7 April 2014

Reece Plumbing Outlet Melbourne

Reece Plumbing Outlet Melbourne

I don't suppose they have one of these outlets up in Brisbane ?

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bpratt
Apr 07, 2014 10:59 am
abba1508
abba1508
5 April 2014

Builder needed

Builder needed

We are looking for a builder to undertake our home renos in Crows Nest, Lower North Shore. We have already got the DA for it, so don't need an architect. It is a 2-bed,…

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abba1508
Apr 05, 2014 7:46 am
saraperth
saraperth
3 April 2014

Polished concrete in and out

Polished concrete in and out

Was considering polished concrete for my renovation. But there's more pros than cons (to me anyway)! Have decided on using tiles that resemble polished concrete after…

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saraperth
Apr 03, 2014 7:53 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
30 March 2014

Adding another storey

Adding another storey

Your first step is to check with council requirements. As an example, with regards to my local council, there are no planning permit requirements to extend or kdr - you…

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Bluesuede
Mar 30, 2014 1:22 pm
Bluesuede
browneyedgirl
browneyedgirl
29 March 2014

Temporary flooring?

Temporary flooring?

Hmmm main challenge with DIY steam cleaning is I have 3 smalls so I'm not sure I'd be able to get it done in the time frame before we move. Could possibly send hubby.…

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browneyedgirl
Mar 29, 2014 8:05 pm
William Kitchen
William Kitchen
28 March 2014

How to silence a noisy metal roof?

How to silence a noisy metal roof?

I don't know if your problem was solved, but I had this same problem and I was searching about it in the internet when I came across this. I used the waterproof coating…

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William Kitchen
Mar 28, 2014 10:17 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
28 March 2014

Engineer for CEC

Engineer for CEC

Good point about insurance. For your best peace of mine, the engineer must have Professional Indemnity insurance and public liability insurance. Some don't and the only…

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cornellengineers
Mar 28, 2014 4:45 pm
cornellengineers
robeinneil
robeinneil
25 March 2014

Painting or Cladding?

Painting or Cladding?

I recommend painting.With colours like grey it will look more beautiful.

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robeinneil
Mar 25, 2014 8:48 pm
Phil2
Phil2
25 March 2014

Cabinet maker Perth?

Cabinet maker Perth?

Hi has anyone used a cabinetmaker they could recommend ? I need someone who can make vanities ... Thanks

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Phil2
Mar 25, 2014 7:28 pm
jenathome
jenathome
24 March 2014

Reshuffle our existing rooms

Reshuffle our existing rooms

Hi RachelP I haven't done this personally but the family of a friend did this years ago and really enjoyed the change. They had a two storey house with an upstairs living…

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jenathome
Mar 24, 2014 2:56 pm
jenathome
bpratt
bpratt
23 March 2014

Which wood is best to use for frames

Which wood is best to use for frames

I've gone and ordered H2 frames and trusses, as I thought the slighly higher price gave us more peace of mind of possible termite damage. We've also got Termimesh put down…

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bpratt
Mar 23, 2014 10:45 am
Perth Dream
Perth Dream
22 March 2014

Modular Fencing

Modular Fencing

i had a look at http://www.modularwalls.com.au/StoreLocator.aspx?sl=9 all looked ok but have now seen a few of these walls installed then people bash holes in them. after…

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Perth Dream
Mar 22, 2014 11:19 pm
Perth Dream
RachelP
RachelP
21 March 2014

Stone cladding in bathroom

Stone cladding in bathroom

Has anyone done stone cladding in a bathroom? I would love to do some stone cladding in our new bathroom but I'm concerned about mold and cleaning. Any experience?

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RachelP
Mar 21, 2014 6:09 pm
kilpatr
kilpatr
18 March 2014

Rough cost for carport

Rough cost for carport

Can anyone tell me roughly how much a carport costs? We are thinking of a double size - say 6m x 6m, 6 brick piers, and steel hip roof. It would sit over an existing…

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kilpatr
Mar 18, 2014 4:31 pm
Flehrad
Flehrad
18 March 2014

Building a raised feature floor/stage - complete newbie!

Building a raised feature floor/stage - complete newbie!

Nothing to declutter, totally empty apartment! My wife is 150cm, the roof height coming down 40cm isn't going to bother her one bit, and the space is going to be mostly…

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Flehrad
Mar 18, 2014 4:31 pm


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