TreeseachangerIdeas for a feature on wall where another wall used to be an
5 December 2013
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…
Stewie DBearer and header sizes for a DIY extension
6 December 2013
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…
LapidiusCortezProject - enclosure of existing patio
7 December 2013
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…
SaltySinusAny Point to Repoint? Alternatives to mortar pointing
12 December 2013
Thank you kind sir.
travelbugwhere is the best place to buy wall stickers from?
15 December 2013
Try http://www.2beecreative.com.au/ they are Sydney based. Great quality.
TreeseachangerHELP! Timber Flooring Options Perth #Confused
15 December 2013
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…
cornellengineersA few questions for convert carport to garage
17 December 2013
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…
TreeseachangerExterior colour suggestions please for our renovated facade
21 December 2013
Hi there! Our newly renovated facade is almost complete and we are still undecided on colours. We intend staining the deck, timber…
sirgoatTiling around a corner through 2 door ways
22 December 2013
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…
drewmyersLiving in or moving out during renovation (Part one)
24 December 2013
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…
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…
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
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?
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…