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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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tommo_builder
Nov 20, 2013 11:28 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 3:09 pm
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 8:07 pm
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 7:07 pm
torycomelately
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 10:46 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 7:36 pm
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 8:33 am
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 3:23 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 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


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