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JackT
JackT
1 December 2013

Tile or Pave?

Tile or Pave?

Hello Venix, Tile is good..

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JackT
Dec 01, 2013 3:25 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 3:30 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 3:34 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 3:44 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 3:46 pm
JackT
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 3:50 pm
JackT
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 2:40 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 5:33 pm
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 5:51 pm
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 1:21 am
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 9:04 am
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 10:51 pm
LapidiusCortez
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 2:32 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 3:17 pm

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 3:35 pm
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 9:07 am
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 4:49 pm
cornellengineers
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 8:56 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 7:31 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 1:20 pm
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 6:34 pm
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 11:50 am
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 10:02 pm
EmyN
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Stewie D
Jan 10, 2014 10:48 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 8:42 am
robbie55
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 8:41 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 8:39 am
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 1:58 pm
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 5:02 pm
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Sydney-build
Jan 26, 2014 6:23 am
Sydney-build
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 8:50 am
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 9:36 am
sunnyco1
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 3:29 pm
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 2:52 pm
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 10:55 am
Trish
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 8:45 am
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 10:20 pm
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 2:01 pm
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 10:33 am
Saint Mike
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 9:50 am
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 12:39 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 8:13 am
Saint Mike
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 8:39 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 9:31 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 10:31 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 10:35 pm
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 11:01 pm
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 11:52 am


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