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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 6:53 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 12:22 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 7:05 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 9:17 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 3:45 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 7:48 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 6:28 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 1:56 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 9:45 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 10:19 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 5:09 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 3:31 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 3:31 pm
MMads
MMads
17 March 2014

Renovating in Adelaide

Renovating in Adelaide

Hi. We are looking to renovate and extend with Adelaide Home Improvements. Has anyone used them? What did you think? If not, can anyone direct me to a good website for reviews?

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MMads
Mar 17, 2014 1:28 pm
GrahamSteve
GrahamSteve
13 March 2014

Need a little help !

Need a little help !

Well I am looking for a to renovate me old home. The marble of my…

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GrahamSteve
Mar 13, 2014 8:15 pm
GrahamSteve
EandM
EandM
13 March 2014

HELP -- Starting an extension - Draftsman VS Archtect

HELP -- Starting an extension - Draftsman VS Archtect

And just make sure that your designer signs a clause in the contract that states that the proposed building works must fall inside your quoted building budget. No point…

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EandM
Mar 13, 2014 7:20 pm
fortunerestoration
fortunerestoration
13 March 2014

My re-flooring journey...

My re-flooring journey...

Re-flooring is a tough job but I am really glad to see this beautiful work. Your hard work is visible. After all the hustle, the end results are marvelous. Concreting the…

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fortunerestoration
Mar 13, 2014 2:01 pm
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carocaro
Mar 12, 2014 1:56 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 March 2014

hi all- an old apartment of the '60s in Milan

hi all- an old apartment of the '60s in Milan

There is nothing wrong with posting those links here - it gives us an idea of what you are aiming for. I agree with Robbie 55 though, showing us a floorplan would help us…

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Stewie D
Mar 12, 2014 7:39 am
maxibon
maxibon
11 March 2014

Cost to excavate double garage through sandstone

Cost to excavate double garage through sandstone

Thanks, Stewie, no I haven't checked yet. I was thinking of weighing up costs of several options before contacting council. Our other option is retaining the double garage…

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maxibon
Mar 11, 2014 5:13 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 March 2014

Sliding door to bedroom

Sliding door to bedroom

Noise would be my thing too. But - if its away from main traffic area may not be an issue. You say next to kitchen - but is kitchen busy during night ? If it is guest…

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Saint Mike
Mar 10, 2014 5:08 pm
Saint Mike
homeforum123
homeforum123
8 March 2014

Detailed design drawings

Detailed design drawings

Yes I agree with Stewie D. If you were in Melbourne I would recommend contacting RFT Solutions who will monitor your budget during the design stage to prevent budget…

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homeforum123
Mar 08, 2014 11:54 am
Brownie1980
Brownie1980
4 March 2014

Expertise needed to advise recommended reno order of work

Expertise needed to advise recommended reno order of work

Hi All, I am a first time renovator and need to please seek your advise on what you would recommend on the order of works for a 1940's brick veneer bungalow we are…

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Brownie1980
Mar 04, 2014 8:34 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
27 February 2014

FIRE FIRE FIRE ..reqirements for bush fire prone areas

FIRE FIRE FIRE ..reqirements for bush fire prone areas

In general the top of a hill is the most dangerous as fires (depending upon ground fuel) increase in activity and ferocity on upslopes in part due to convection. I would…

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ausdesign
Feb 27, 2014 7:30 am
ausdesign

Hi all, hope someone from Perth can give me a rough guide or approx cost to renovate my current home with 3x1 double carport to a 4x2 with double garage. I'm would like…

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at10
Feb 26, 2014 10:14 am
builditupandunder
builditupandunder
24 February 2014

Blueboard Vs MGO Board !

Blueboard Vs MGO Board !

I just posted a little rely to a problem with cracking of blueboard once rendered. which got me really thinking ......... what are the positive and negatives to using…

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builditupandunder
Feb 24, 2014 9:31 am
builditupandunder
maximus
maximus
23 February 2014

Project managing apps?

Project managing apps?

There is a companion app called Skitch which is useful for quickly highlighting / commenting / marking up plans and photos. It can handle images and PDFs.

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maximus
Feb 23, 2014 6:13 pm
maximus
AussieMark
AussieMark
22 February 2014

6 star rating WA

6 star rating WA

Brad I think the ratings are in play however they are not retrospective. If all houses had to comply it would be a nightmare to administer and police plus the costs would…

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AussieMark
Feb 22, 2014 12:41 pm
Tony_63
Tony_63
21 February 2014

Examples of tender document

Examples of tender document

Mate Google something up There are heap of invitation to tender documents available on the web Not necessarily home renovations but alterations and additions to commercial…

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Tony_63
Feb 21, 2014 10:38 pm
beechworth
beechworth
21 February 2014

PFC Beam Question

PFC Beam Question

Excellent - many thanks.

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beechworth
Feb 21, 2014 7:47 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
21 February 2014

Carpet for 3 bedrooms

Carpet for 3 bedrooms

A "standard" bedroom will be anywhere from around $350 say up to $1,000 depending on what quality you like. A "master" bedroom will depend on if it has a wir, but would be…

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HN Flooring Team
Feb 21, 2014 4:33 pm
HN Flooring Team
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 February 2014

Moving hallway entrance

Moving hallway entrance

I'd look at soundproofing the walls of those rooms instead. It would probably work out more effective for just a little bit more money. And yes I agree with Jena - a…

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Stewie D
Feb 21, 2014 8:17 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 February 2014

Renovating with no roof/ceiling space - DEAR GOD HELP

Renovating with no roof/ceiling space - DEAR GOD HELP

As the others have said and I'll add that you can remove some of the sheets to let the sparky do his stuff beforehand. Most sheets have 10-15 screws holding them down so…

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Stewie D
Feb 14, 2014 10:52 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 February 2014

Making the garage door Wider, what cost to expect

Making the garage door Wider, what cost to expect

I'm with bpratt on this one. I'd rip out the central pier and make it one big ( good quality ) door too just for ease of access. There is also this thread further down the…

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Stewie D
Feb 13, 2014 10:01 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 February 2014

Skirting

Skirting

Not much difference really although the pine should be more expensive and as long as both are kept away from water they'll both last a long time. Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 12, 2014 9:35 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 February 2014

Repoint pre or post renovation

Repoint pre or post renovation

What is the condition of the existing brickwork? If it's generally OK and the pointing is mostly cosmetic, Id say do the pointing after the reno but before you have any…

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Stewie D
Feb 12, 2014 9:31 pm
t_banning
t_banning
10 February 2014

Cost of re roofing 3 bedroom house in colorbond?

Cost of re roofing 3 bedroom house in colorbond?

We just re-roofed in Colorbond for $16k including fascia, gutters, downpipes and insulation etc. The house is 120sqm floor area and the roof has a number of ridges and…

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t_banning
Feb 10, 2014 8:31 pm
EandM
EandM
9 February 2014

Home renovation, where to start???

Home renovation, where to start???

Absolutely start with the architect/building designer. But also have a budget and know what you are trying to do. You may find - as we did - that renovation quotes are…

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EandM
Feb 09, 2014 7:39 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 February 2014

Building an extra bedroom

Building an extra bedroom

Don't forget - a small ensuite might be quite cheap too .... as part of the build. Its amazing how easily it can be done. Would make the room quite useful.

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Saint Mike
Feb 07, 2014 7:13 am
Saint Mike
tradeup
tradeup
5 February 2014

What was the most expensive part of your house extension?

What was the most expensive part of your house extension?

Much appreciated, thanks Pellana. The house is solid (double) brick so we are hoping that the footings are strong enough. In any case we would look at getting light…

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tradeup
Feb 05, 2014 11:39 am
andymukherji
andymukherji
4 February 2014

Building under the back half of my Queenslander -Woodend QLD

Building under the back half of my Queenslander -Woodend QLD

Hi mate. Hope your plans are going well. I came across your message and realised that I am wanting to embark on doing something similar to my Queenslander in Norman…

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andymukherji
Feb 04, 2014 8:50 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
1 February 2014

En-suite/ Second Bathroom Configuration

En-suite/ Second Bathroom Configuration

I think that looks much better - especially the shower.

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Saint Mike
Feb 01, 2014 9:33 am
Saint Mike
bluey73
bluey73
31 January 2014

Design/Construct/Builders - Melbourne Recommendations

Design/Construct/Builders - Melbourne Recommendations

Wow...thanks for such a detailed and informative reply kats_meow. I really appreciate the time you've taken. I have my first appointment with one next week. We will do…

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bluey73
Jan 31, 2014 1:01 pm
DLO33
DLO33
30 January 2014

Recessed shaving cabinet - Bathroom

Recessed shaving cabinet - Bathroom

Thanks Stewie, that information is very useful. As it is an internal wall we are going to batten the wall behind the bathroom as it is a WIR and we are not hanging…

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DLO33
Jan 30, 2014 9:20 pm
spamjam
spamjam
30 January 2014

Approximate cost for garage and bedroom extension?

Approximate cost for garage and bedroom extension?

Thanks greenify and wood bang for your input, 1500 per square metre sounds ok but I will take a look at the cost calculator too and see if I can work out a rough ballpark…

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spamjam
Jan 30, 2014 7:45 am
Trish
Trish
29 January 2014

"Ducted Pressure-Washer"

"Ducted Pressure-Washer"

Hey everybody, we plan on renovating a house or maybe even buy a new one - our recent home is too small... As we are big supporters of…

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Trish
Jan 29, 2014 9:55 am
Trish
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 January 2014

stair bullnose

stair bullnose

Well when I was building I remember doing a few add-ons to steps usually as part of a reno for split level homes so there were three to four steps. We bullnosed a piece of…

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Stewie D
Jan 27, 2014 1:52 pm
t_banning
t_banning
26 January 2014

Help with levels

Help with levels

Thanks for the thoughts. Just wanted to report back that we lowered the extension (me with a brick saw, cutting a course of each pier) so that our steps are a much nicer…

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t_banning
Jan 26, 2014 2:29 pm


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