Renovation + Home Improvement
d@nHELP! Regretting my choice of roof and gutter colours.....
9 November 2013
Concur with Michelle's advice on painting the gable same as garage. But I don't like the black gutters. I'd go with a light colour, perhaps the cream? of the windows and downpipes.
bomb3rmanPerth - Looking to do Renovations and Drawings
13 November 2013
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…
Mark KHELP!! Need advice on Architect costs......
20 November 2013
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,…
tommo_builderNeed help with footings for steel posts! Raising House
20 November 2013
Apologies for the delayed response. Just been dealing…
robeinneilHow cheaply can a small bathroom be reno'd?
25 November 2013
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…
mynameisjonasHardwood flooring- is this tassie oak?
29 November 2013
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.
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…