FlehradBuilding a raised feature floor/stage - complete newbie!
18 March 2014
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…
Nibbles55Ceiling leak and there's something odd up there .....
17 March 2014
Thanks, I'll keep asking around.
EandMHELP -- Starting an extension - Draftsman VS Archtect
13 March 2014
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…
carocaroJetmaster fire - Heat n Glo too hot? Better decorative?
12 March 2014
thanks Stewie. You're right, it's the 550 and 350 I'm looking at.
Stewie Dhi all- an old apartment of the '60s in Milan
12 March 2014
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…
maxibonCost to excavate double garage through sandstone
11 March 2014
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…
Brownie1980Expertise needed to advise recommended reno order of work
4 March 2014
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…
ausdesignFIRE FIRE FIRE ..reqirements for bush fire prone areas
27 February 2014
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…
at10Home Reno (Ensuite + Double Garage) Perth
26 February 2014
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…
Stewie DRenovating with no roof/ceiling space - DEAR GOD HELP
14 February 2014
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…
Stewie DMaking the garage door Wider, what cost to expect
13 February 2014
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…
t_banningCost of re roofing 3 bedroom house in colorbond?
10 February 2014
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…
tradeupWhat was the most expensive part of your house extension?
5 February 2014
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…
andymukherjiBuilding under the back half of my Queenslander -Woodend QLD
4 February 2014
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…
bluey73Design/Construct/Builders - Melbourne Recommendations
31 January 2014
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…
spamjamApproximate cost for garage and bedroom extension?
30 January 2014
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…
sunnyco1How to fill gap between tile underlay and plaster wall
26 January 2014
Hi, Yes all of the above Plus I would also fill the 2cm gap with something suitable even silicone if that,s the only thing available
Stewie DConverting two door garage to single door
26 January 2014
Steel posts ? Any engineers in the past that we've worked under would just tell us to rest the beam on the brickwork at each end 150mm min or if it's resting on the…
ruby83Renovating/ Extending our Californian Bungalow
24 January 2014
Hi guys, I just did a blog post of our renovation/ extension with floor plans and some photos included. Would love to hear from other people that have finished or are in…
robbie55Independent review of completed (incomplete) building works
14 January 2014
We haven't started our build yet but have been referred to these guys from other posters: http://www.hnkryan.com Are you sure your builder has gone AWOL and not just on break?
Stewie DChanging DA approved extension plan: Architect or Draftsman?
10 January 2014
Ask to see a couple of full sets of drawings they have done. Stewie
mynameisjonas3metre extension to back living area only - is it worth it?
4 January 2014
Thanks D@n, Floor vent is very strange, I think the previous owners got heating put in, but it was rented out for 20 years. In relatively good condition considering, but…