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roba
roba
6 September 2013

Extension - Floorplan Advice

Extension - Floorplan Advice

I'd recommend reading up on your Councils DCP. It is most likely on their website (I know Lane Cove is). Then you'll know what exactly is and isn't allowed. The…

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roba
Sep 06, 2013 2:56 pm
vk12
vk12
7 September 2013

Piering cost question for retaining wall

Piering cost question for retaining wall

Thanks. We can get our builder to take down the fence first so they have 5 metre wide access so it's easier to bring vechiles to.

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vk12
Sep 07, 2013 10:35 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 September 2013

Cost for lower ground floor extension

Cost for lower ground floor extension

I usually tell my clients ( Northern Beaches mostly ) to allow $2500+ for extensions and renos per sq m. That is basically just to build the new part - floor, walls roof…

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Stewie D
Sep 08, 2013 3:15 pm
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
9 September 2013

Re-Roofing Project

Re-Roofing Project

Hi Greg. Thanks for the pics and contact- we will likely have to replace the roof of a place we just bought. Cheers Tim My pleasure mate. Hope your…

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RenovationsGalore
Sep 09, 2013 9:10 pm
RenovationsGalore
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 September 2013

Roller Shutter Prices?

Roller Shutter Prices?

Beware of MODERN. Plenty of threads on Whirlpool about them! http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/?a ... n+shutters

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SaveH2O
Sep 11, 2013 7:45 pm
SaveH2O
didibabawu
didibabawu
11 September 2013

Home Renovation - One Builder or Small Contractors?

Home Renovation - One Builder or Small Contractors?

thanks for your advice travelbug. My biggest concern is wall insulation. It is a 2 storey 4 bed room brick veneer house with no insulation in walls. Is this going to be a…

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didibabawu
Sep 11, 2013 11:42 pm
nrh157
nrh157
12 September 2013

Ataching a gate to brick wall

Ataching a gate to brick wall

Didn't really have "trouble" as it was stainless & it is tougher than normal steel. Is it really such a biggie to beg/borrow/?? an angle grinder & have it off in 60…

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nrh157
Sep 12, 2013 8:31 am
nrh157
ahouseforahome
ahouseforahome
12 September 2013

Renovation Alteration & Addition Schedule

Renovation Alteration & Addition Schedule

Im not sure if you can do it yourself, however if you have engaged an architect to design your new dream home, then I would pay the extra to ensure the architect can…

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ahouseforahome
Sep 12, 2013 10:43 am
FionaT
FionaT
15 September 2013

ironstone / Monument / Ebony colour scheme

ironstone / Monument / Ebony colour scheme

We used ironstone for our roof,ironstone for gutters and evening haze for our fascias.our garage door will be ironstone as well,I think it looks good to have to roof and…

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FionaT
Sep 16, 2013 12:11 am
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
16 September 2013

Protecting balcony vertical support beams when cladding

Protecting balcony vertical support beams when cladding

Hi Strawbs I'm a bit confused by your terminology - and perhaps the others who viewed your post are too because no one has answered your fairly simple question. Are the…

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cornellengineers
Sep 16, 2013 4:45 pm
cornellengineers
giacomob
giacomob
17 September 2013

House facade, colours, materials etc! HELP!

House facade, colours, materials etc! HELP!

Hi Shani, you could apply porcelain stonewares of two different kinds: - this and - this…

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giacomob
Sep 17, 2013 9:50 pm
whikey
whikey
19 September 2013

BBC Bathroom Centre - The Shire

BBC Bathroom Centre - The Shire

Lodged a complaint to Dept of Fair Trading shop owner and supplier will not replace the mirror. Just be aware where you buy your accessories as you don't want to change…

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whikey
Sep 19, 2013 2:59 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
22 September 2013

section 94a contributions NSW

section 94a contributions NSW

Just to update if anyone else may be interested... We had to pay the fee but were then advised that we may apply for exemption. Application must be in writing to present…

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mrssnowden
Sep 22, 2013 9:56 pm
jeziyou
jeziyou
25 September 2013

Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations @ Melbourne

Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations @ Melbourne

Over 30 years experience in Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations  Glass Mosaic & Ceramic Tiles  Marble…

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jeziyou
Sep 25, 2013 6:01 pm
33amc
33amc
27 September 2013

Outdoor Roof

Outdoor Roof

More info needed.... as Stewie said, what is the span of the rafters, also, how far between the posts. Also, what is the pitch? keep in mind that CGI has a minimum pitch…

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33amc
Sep 27, 2013 9:17 pm
steveandmary
steveandmary
28 September 2013

Cost of rendering a front fence

Cost of rendering a front fence

Hi, just wondering what we should expect to pay (roughly) for rendering a front fence... We got a quote for a base render but it seems kind of high. Its one of those…

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steveandmary
Sep 28, 2013 11:19 pm
EmyN
EmyN
29 September 2013

Advice on Facade Facelift for Newbie

Advice on Facade Facelift for Newbie

Yes obviously there's a massive cost difference but what I'm saying is, why would you renovate at all for 100k if you think in 10 year you'll be knocking it down?? You'd…

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EmyN
Sep 29, 2013 3:54 pm
EmyN
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 September 2013

Home Extension Builders South East Suburbs Melbourne

Home Extension Builders South East Suburbs Melbourne

mummy2two, Look for a qualified, reputable and honest no nonsense building inspector and speak to them first. They have seen it all and know who to avoid and who is good.…

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SaveH2O
Sep 29, 2013 7:08 pm
SaveH2O
scottandkylie
scottandkylie
1 October 2013

Mitch and Amy's 1970's Reno

Mitch and Amy's 1970's Reno
1, 2

Hows the reno coming along guys? :)

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scottandkylie
Oct 01, 2013 2:32 pm
travelbug
travelbug
3 October 2013

First time Renovating- TIPS and any advice!

First time Renovating- TIPS and any advice!

What type of info are you after? We have used these guys. Asbestos and Demolition Specialists. Ring Shane on 0428600122 Why do you have a need to remove all the…

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travelbug
Oct 03, 2013 1:19 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 October 2013

Colorbond colour schemes - HELP!!!

Colorbond colour schemes - HELP!!!

^^ A sign of modern times unfortunately RG. One thing that is a consolation though is that with some threads there may be very few replies but sometimes lots of people…

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Stewie D
Oct 07, 2013 10:01 am
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
8 October 2013

Sound Proofing / Deadening

Sound Proofing / Deadening

Sounds like you are on the right path. Just be mindful that leaking sound is like a leaking bucket of water. You need to plug all the holes. Sound will also travel through…

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RenovationsGalore
Oct 08, 2013 6:18 pm
RenovationsGalore
Michelle
Michelle
10 October 2013

Adelaide - 1950's reno project

Adelaide - 1950's reno project

My ex husband and I did up a house that was in worse condition than yours, it turned out great. BUT.....he was a builder. Its hard work but if your prepared to put in the…

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Michelle
Oct 10, 2013 6:23 am
Michelle
Adam.M
Adam.M
10 October 2013

Looking for reasonable ceaserstone supplier vic

Looking for reasonable ceaserstone supplier vic

Hi Pennyc73, Classique Stone in Clayton South (9562 8150) sells offcuts of stone at a heavily reduced price as well as fabrication. Lots to choose from. Talk to Krzysztof.

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Adam.M
Oct 10, 2013 9:51 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 October 2013

Advice on installing flooring in roof for attic storage

Advice on installing flooring in roof for attic storage

Define shove some cardboard boxes up there ? The weight of two or three sheets of ply up there adds another 60kg of load to your ceiling…

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Stewie D
Oct 12, 2013 6:57 am
GeoffW1
GeoffW1
14 October 2013

Demolishing masonry wall

Demolishing masonry wall

Hi, I think "free standing" probably implies it is not. In that case a lump hammer would…

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GeoffW1
Oct 14, 2013 7:15 pm
GeoffW1
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
15 October 2013

Relocating power points on new wall - help!

Relocating power points on new wall - help!

Being on an outside wall, you have a cavity between the external bricks and internal brick wall. You can run the new power down the wall cavity from above by removing a…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 15, 2013 11:07 am
kittyranch
kittyranch
16 October 2013

Polished Concrete floors

Polished Concrete floors

We are getting it in our new home but in researching it there are lots of examples of it being done in existing homes. Your slab might be patchy, an unattractive colour…

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kittyranch
Oct 16, 2013 7:03 pm
wandersen
wandersen
17 October 2013

DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS - REPLACEMENT

DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS - REPLACEMENT

For something a little cheaper, check out ecovue. They are measured here but then manufactured in China and shipped.

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wandersen
Oct 17, 2013 8:36 am
M Jackson
M Jackson
20 October 2013

Replace concrete tiled roof with Colorbond

Replace concrete tiled roof with Colorbond

So what is the significance of the house being built on a slab compared to a house on peers? Would that make a difference, as I have seen many older fibro homes get…

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M Jackson
Oct 20, 2013 8:19 pm
Homefinder
Homefinder
29 October 2013

Hinge door to sliding door at wardrobe

Hinge door to sliding door at wardrobe

Thanks guys Just to clear, I am saying about cavity door. I am looking for those which slide over each other. I got two door for that wardrobe

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Homefinder
Oct 29, 2013 6:50 pm
Homefinder
Lourance
Lourance
30 October 2013

First Investment property: What can to improve frontage?

First Investment property: What can to improve frontage?

+1 SaveH2o has it mostly covered but I'd add 1. Give the floor boards at the entrance a rough sand and a varnish or oil, that will add a little bling (hard to tell if its…

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Lourance
Oct 30, 2013 10:21 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
31 October 2013

Stratco Veranda - Advice on Price

Stratco Veranda - Advice on Price

I honestly have no idea - and the following may or may not help.... But I have just been quoted yesterday to get a flat roof timber carport constructed - approx. 7m x 3.8m…

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 31, 2013 8:02 am
AJW
AJW
31 October 2013

Removing Bathroom Tiles - options

Removing Bathroom Tiles - options

In relation to the asbestos the easy way to check is to see what is written on the back if the board. Clearly to do that you need to break it in which case the damage and…

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AJW
Oct 31, 2013 8:55 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
31 October 2013

Cheap rate handyman

Cheap rate handyman

Agreed!!. Especially considering the handman has to buy and service his tools…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Oct 31, 2013 5:29 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 November 2013

Design pine

Design pine

We are getting Hardiplank as a feature on our façade. Love it. You can choose between ultra modern profiles or traditional to get the look you want. I haven't heard of…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 01, 2013 9:50 am
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
4 November 2013

Need to find a reliable bin hire company in Melb area

Need to find a reliable bin hire company in Melb area

My current bin hire company is a total disaster. After nearly 1 month the bin still hasn't got picked up. Called them number of times without any luck. Last Saturday was…

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tomking.chen
Nov 04, 2013 3:45 pm
tomking.chen
Forg
Forg
5 November 2013

cost per square metre

cost per square metre

Unfortunately it's a "how long is a piece of string" question. I think a big part of the equation is how big the block is, how much room you want to have in the house…

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Forg
Nov 05, 2013 8:06 pm
TreesaMayJ
TreesaMayJ
5 November 2013

Buying a home and wondering how much the reno's will cost us

Buying a home and wondering how much the reno's will cost us

I recommend to have contractor. Ask them, to look at the house and they will give you a real estimate before you buy. That will make your process more easier and tension…

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TreesaMayJ
Nov 05, 2013 10:05 pm
peal
peal
8 November 2013

Recommend a house restumper in Brisbane?

Recommend a house restumper in Brisbane?

Sent him an email 2 weeks ago, and left a message on…

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peal
Nov 08, 2013 7:05 pm
d@n
d@n
9 November 2013

HELP! Regretting my choice of roof and gutter colours.....

HELP! Regretting my choice of roof and gutter colours.....

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.

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d@n
Nov 09, 2013 10:25 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
12 November 2013

Verandah Balustrade - BCA question

Verandah Balustrade - BCA question

Well done. Look forward to see pics of the reno.

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PAB_34
Nov 12, 2013 8:46 pm
PAB_34
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 1:48 pm
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homer1
Nov 14, 2013 4:21 pm
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 8:35 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 9:18 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 7:13 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 7:02 am
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 3:18 pm

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