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wobbly1
wobbly1
4 May 2014

Walk in pantry

Walk in pantry

a sliding cavity door perhaps ?

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wobbly1
May 04, 2014 6:10 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 2:26 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 9:06 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 11:59 am
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 8:20 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 7:50 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 5:42 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 18, 2014 11:36 pm
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 6:22 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 5:43 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 9:07 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 14, 2014 11:19 pm
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 8:10 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 9:02 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 5:48 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 1:05 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 10:02 pm
robbie55
alexf40
alexf40
7 April 2014

Studwork to ceiling

Studwork to ceiling

Great thanks Jenny.

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alexf40
Apr 07, 2014 11:34 am
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 9:59 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 6:46 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 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


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