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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
sunnyco1
sunnyco1
26 January 2014

How to fill gap between tile underlay and plaster wall

How to fill gap between tile underlay and plaster wall

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

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sunnyco1
Jan 26, 2014 8:36 am
sunnyco1
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 January 2014

Converting two door garage to single door

Converting two door garage to single door

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…

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Stewie D
Jan 26, 2014 7:50 am
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Sydney-build
Jan 26, 2014 5:23 am
Sydney-build
ruby83
ruby83
24 January 2014

Renovating/ Extending our Californian Bungalow

Renovating/ Extending our Californian Bungalow

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…

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ruby83
Jan 24, 2014 4:02 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
24 January 2014

Our DIY Dream Renovation

Our DIY Dream Renovation

Beautiful job, I love it! :: I'm going to read your blog. When I realised this thread is almost a year old I wondered if its there but I clicked on the link and it still works. :z:

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JazzyJess
Jan 24, 2014 12:58 pm
ruby83
ruby83
20 January 2014

Extensions adding value to property

Extensions adding value to property

I hope so anyway! We are in the process of gutting our californian bungalow and building a double storey extension. I think it depends on the style of the house and the…

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ruby83
Jan 20, 2014 7:39 am
spamjam
spamjam
14 January 2014

Painted vs coloured render?

Painted vs coloured render?

Hi Travelbug, thanks, that's good to know - glad you liked your shiny new painted render! :-) I've not had a rendered house before and so good to know the options as many …

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spamjam
Jan 14, 2014 7:41 pm
robbie55
robbie55
14 January 2014

Independent review of completed (incomplete) building works

Independent review of completed (incomplete) building works

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?

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robbie55
Jan 14, 2014 7:42 am
robbie55
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Stewie D
Jan 10, 2014 9:48 pm
EmyN
EmyN
6 January 2014

paint colours

paint colours

Pictures would help get more replies. People have to be motivated to google what rivergum paint looks like etc to be able help you.

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EmyN
Jan 06, 2014 9:02 pm
EmyN
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
4 January 2014

3metre extension to back living area only - is it worth it?

3metre extension to back living area only - is it worth it?

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…

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mynameisjonas
Jan 04, 2014 10:50 am
Danryan75
Danryan75
29 December 2013

Help with facia renovation

Help with facia renovation

Having a bit of trouble coming up with ideas to brighten up out existing facia. At the moment there is a timber deck in dire need of an oil, light green guttering on the…

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Danryan75
Dec 29, 2013 5:34 pm
drewmyers
drewmyers
24 December 2013

Living in or moving out during renovation (Part one)

Living in or moving out during renovation (Part one)

Deciding you’d rather renovate your house than sell it and move somewhere new is not the only decision you have to make. Once you know you’ll be keeping your home, you…

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drewmyers
Dec 24, 2013 12:20 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
22 December 2013

Tiling around a corner through 2 door ways

Tiling around a corner through 2 door ways

it seems like a reasonable plan of attack, i wouldn't be too upset about the extra waste of of tiles often you can reuse the 'off cut' for the other side also i like…

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sirgoat
Dec 22, 2013 6:31 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
21 December 2013

Exterior colour suggestions please for our renovated facade

Exterior colour suggestions please for our renovated facade

Hi there! Our newly renovated facade is almost complete and we are still undecided on colours. We intend staining the deck, timber…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 21, 2013 7:56 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
17 December 2013

A few questions for convert carport to garage

A few questions for convert carport to garage

Hi tomking.chen Structurally speaking - it can be done but the brickwork will need footings and the footings will need to be cut into your slab. The connection between…

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cornellengineers
Dec 17, 2013 3:49 pm
cornellengineers
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
15 December 2013

HELP! Timber Flooring Options Perth #Confused

HELP! Timber Flooring Options Perth #Confused

We've had plank on battens before and now are now going with engineered. I think it all depends on whether you are hard on your floors or not. By that I mean, do you…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 15, 2013 8:07 am

the age of imperial measurements , drawing boards, and set squares. Nothing wrong with any of those. I started my carpentry…

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Stewie D
Dec 12, 2013 2:35 pm
Lourance
Lourance
9 December 2013

Electrician drilled into water pipes

Electrician drilled into water pipes

+1 for Stewie D Except I was a little lazy and just took photos of every wall in frame stage after all the electrical and plumbing was completed.

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Lourance
Dec 09, 2013 2:17 pm
Stiggles
Stiggles
9 December 2013

Sandstone Renovation

Sandstone Renovation

Hey guys just doing some renovations at my house in homebush and was wondering what sandstone companies are any good? Trying to find some paving tiles if…

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Stiggles
Dec 09, 2013 1:32 pm
LapidiusCortez
LapidiusCortez
7 December 2013

Project - enclosure of existing patio

Project - enclosure of existing patio

Some pics of the sketchup model can really be useful. The problem which you are facing requires some expert intervention to solve, since closing a patio is tricky problem…

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LapidiusCortez
Dec 07, 2013 9:51 pm
LapidiusCortez
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 December 2013

Bearer and header sizes for a DIY extension

Bearer and header sizes for a DIY extension

Depending on your council you may not need a survey but a site plan as part of the DA showing some levels relative to the existing house and some ground levels may be all…

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Stewie D
Dec 06, 2013 8:04 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
5 December 2013

Ideas for a feature on wall where another wall used to be an

Ideas for a feature on wall where another wall used to be an

Hi Mountainhousereno, welcome to H1. Yes you can post by uploading images to an external site such as photobucket/imageshack or whoever, then getting the forum codes…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 05, 2013 12:21 am
ttpainting
ttpainting
4 December 2013

Suggestion on Home painting cost?

Suggestion on Home painting cost?

Hi, I am planning to paint my house which is around 2000sqft and would like to get some expert opinion on this. How much will be the total cost including the labour…

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ttpainting
Dec 04, 2013 4:51 pm
ttpainting
ttpainting
4 December 2013

What colour for my new "old" house??

What colour for my new "old" house??

hi, i think keeping in mind the current house condition you should color your house exterior with a quality paint that can protect it.

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ttpainting
Dec 04, 2013 4:33 pm
m_araghian
m_araghian
2 December 2013

Building a carport door.

Building a carport door.

Hi guys. I am renovating my house extensively in Clayfield ( in a demolition control zone of Brisbane) adding from the back and building under and moving two metres to the…

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m_araghian
Dec 02, 2013 1:40 pm
JackT
JackT
1 December 2013

Ideas for render colour

Ideas for render colour

Hello raemit, i think white is perfect color for you garage.

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JackT
Dec 01, 2013 2:50 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
1 December 2013

Building Permit of Bathroom Renovation

Building Permit of Bathroom Renovation

Hello this is just a minor bathroom renovation and i think no need to permit any council or GOVT.

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JackT
Dec 01, 2013 2:46 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
1 December 2013

Mirrored Wardrobe Refit

Mirrored Wardrobe Refit

Hello pgseye, Nice question you can contact Spaceworks for better wardrobes design or storage type of help.

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JackT
Dec 01, 2013 2:44 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
1 December 2013

How thick subfloor needed under tile?

How thick subfloor needed under tile?

Hey KarenSB, i think you should contact home renovation specialist. they will give you better advice and mostly builder of home renovation gives you free advice.

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JackT
Dec 01, 2013 2:34 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
1 December 2013

Women driver beware!!

Women driver beware!!

title(Women driver beware!!) and your story not match... what is this..?

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JackT
Dec 01, 2013 2:30 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
1 December 2013

Tile or Pave?

Tile or Pave?

Hello Venix, Tile is good..

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JackT
Dec 01, 2013 2:25 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
1 December 2013

Which tradie is best for...

Which tradie is best for...

Hey speck, you should contact a builder he will give you better advice then others. Thanks

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JackT
Dec 01, 2013 2:23 pm
JackT
travelbug
travelbug
1 December 2013

Tile paint over textured wall tiles

Tile paint over textured wall tiles

With a mixture of plain and patterend it won't look so good (in my opinion). If it's a cheap property though it may surfice for a few years. It's already got 2 layers…

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travelbug
Dec 01, 2013 7:33 am
d@n
d@n
29 November 2013

render colours

render colours

If you have a cream fascia, then maybe stick with warm colours. But try showing a pic of the place so we have a better idea.

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d@n
Nov 29, 2013 6:36 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
29 November 2013

Hardwood flooring- is this tassie oak?

Hardwood flooring- is this tassie oak?

Hi it really depends on what type of varnish. It looks like Tassy Oak as thats what our floors were like. It depends if they have put a stain with they originally polished it.

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mynameisjonas
Nov 29, 2013 9:46 am
torycomelately
torycomelately
28 November 2013

Wall removal- Inner West Syd

Wall removal- Inner West Syd

Hi all- we're at our wits end trying to find a structural engineer and builder/tradie to remove walls (internal) in our new do-up. HELP! Need recommendations for a good…

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torycomelately
Nov 28, 2013 6:07 pm
torycomelately
robeinneil
robeinneil
25 November 2013

How cheaply can a small bathroom be reno'd?

How cheaply can a small bathroom be reno'd?

Use some great color combinations and such stuffs to decorate the indoors.It can make a huge impact.Yon don't have to hire any professional painter to do it.You can do it…

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robeinneil
Nov 25, 2013 7:07 pm
Sarahrachfisher
Sarahrachfisher
23 November 2013

Exterior colour for my fibro cottage

Exterior colour for my fibro cottage

Ohh yeah, Milton Moon - loving the colour even more today! Happy that decision is made!!! Would you go Vivid White to really make the trim pop?

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Sarahrachfisher
Nov 23, 2013 2:09 pm
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tommo_builder
Nov 20, 2013 10:28 pm
Mark K
Mark K
20 November 2013

HELP!! Need advice on Architect costs......

HELP!! Need advice on Architect costs......

Hi, It sounds like you know what you want, so a draftsman can get you what you want for a lot less money. A Draftsman may not have the UNI degree that an Architect has,…

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Mark K
Nov 20, 2013 2:18 pm

If ya stuck for space you can do a laundry in a cupboard, put double doors on it. Install it in the…

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Lourance
Nov 20, 2013 6:02 am
t_banning
t_banning
18 November 2013

Should the brick wall stay or go??

Should the brick wall stay or go??

Thanks Matt - you've just suggested a fourth reason to remove the bricks. Guess what I'll be doing this weekend..?

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t_banning
Nov 18, 2013 6:13 pm
travelbug
travelbug
17 November 2013

Floor plan help!

Floor plan help!

So you are losing the shower to get a cupboard? Personally I wouldn't have a shower over the bath if I had the choice. Affects resale also. I've bought a few housing…

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travelbug
Nov 17, 2013 8:18 am
t_banning
t_banning
16 November 2013

Bearer size & placement

Bearer size & placement

Hi Matthew. Thanks for the reply. No, he's just indicated hardwood 150 x 50. Would you recommend anything in particular?

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t_banning
Nov 16, 2013 7:35 pm
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homer1
Nov 14, 2013 3:21 pm
bomb3rman
bomb3rman
13 November 2013

Perth - Looking to do Renovations and Drawings

Perth - Looking to do Renovations and Drawings

Hi! We are thinking of renovating (and possibly extending) our existing house. Can anyone recommend someone to draw up renovation plans for us for council approval…

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bomb3rman
Nov 13, 2013 12:48 pm


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