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Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
21 May 2013

Window Sills & Window Surrounds on Aluminium Windows

Window Sills & Window Surrounds on Aluminium Windows

As mine are brick veneer I wont confuse the issue, but why not ask ed@ecoclassic our resident window specialist in the Windows and Door section -- where your question…

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Uncle Arfur
May 21, 2013 8:40 am

What is reasonable. Renocracking and mistakes

What is reasonable. Renocracking and mistakes

To be fair they did build it to fit 60cm but forgot to allow for the skirting(is that what it is called) that goes up the side of the wall as…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 21, 2013 1:37 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Enjay
Enjay
23 May 2013

Renovation/Extension in Geelong

Renovation/Extension in Geelong

Iain - thanks for taking the time to reply and for the handy link. Will keep your firm in mind.

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Enjay
May 23, 2013 1:41 am
HouseOB
HouseOB
23 May 2013

How strong is render?

How strong is render?

Do you mean the poly underneath…

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HouseOB
May 23, 2013 12:11 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 May 2013

Moving retaining wall

Moving retaining wall

Perhaps best to talk to the neighbor then. And also run it past a structural engineer. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 24, 2013 9:59 pm
Twistop
Twistop
28 May 2013

Extending small bathroom to boundary

Extending small bathroom to boundary

I have prepared plans for houses right on the boundary, but simply the walls have to fire proof and no windows on it. It doesn't have to be double brick, there are other methods.

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Twistop
May 28, 2013 8:59 pm
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
31 May 2013

Renting while renovating your new house

Renting while renovating your new house

Thanks for the info. Will look into insurance asap. Will also try to get at least 2 rooms liveable asap to cut on rental cost while renovating. Cheers Peter

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Peter Pan
May 31, 2013 12:56 pm

Built in Robes - Cost Estimate and Recommendations

Built in Robes - Cost Estimate and Recommendations

Awesome! Final question; can anyone recommend an installer in Melbourne (Northern Suburbs)? CuttingEdgeKitchens, I see you're in Sydney, so probably…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 03, 2013 5:32 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Cholaso-11
Cholaso-11
4 June 2013

Suspended Slab Insulation HELP!

Suspended Slab Insulation HELP!

thanks for this guys i will look into it. I did think about the sacrificial formwork with insulation and then bondeck but termite risk is real. House across the street was…

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Cholaso-11
Jun 04, 2013 10:45 am
Architect3121
Architect3121
4 June 2013

Advice needed for Plans for Home Reno

Advice needed for Plans for Home Reno

Hi, I will have a look at this and see what i can loosely come up with. I will say however, do not get rid of the front verandah by turning it into a Ensuite. I can…

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Architect3121
Jun 05, 2013 12:14 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
5 June 2013

Facade redesign on a newly built home

Facade redesign on a newly built home

definitely box in the posts and clad in stone... nice. dont like the colour of the bricks, so maybe even render the front too? good luck let us all know how you go

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mynameisjonas
Jun 05, 2013 11:25 pm
robbie55
robbie55
6 June 2013

Advice Please - Cracked/Peeling Ceiling

Advice Please - Cracked/Peeling Ceiling

I had it happen in old horse hair plaster ceiling. We were told that it was because of condensation but I never really found out the cause. My rough and ready solution was…

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robbie55
Jun 06, 2013 1:37 pm
robbie55
chippingaway
chippingaway
6 June 2013

Advice on order to complete jobs to finish bedroom

Advice on order to complete jobs to finish bedroom

Hello I'm hoping for some advice on how to proceed with getting our bedroom ( and rest of 1920/1930's house) completed. We have so many little repair jobs that all seem…

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chippingaway
Jun 06, 2013 3:33 pm
sceen7
sceen7
6 June 2013

The 60 thousand dollar step

The 60 thousand dollar step
1 ... 7, 8, 9

I would if there was any money in it.... might then have half a chance at finishing the…

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sceen7
Jun 06, 2013 8:56 pm
cherub
cherub
13 June 2013

Building a deck - question!

Building a deck - question!

Need to get the footings certified for that purpose

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cherub
Jun 13, 2013 1:11 pm
blackduck30
blackduck30
13 June 2013

Carport timber help

Carport timber help

It will only be a sheet roof. Thanks again guys

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blackduck30
Jun 13, 2013 7:35 pm
PTG
PTG
15 June 2013

Help identifying pressed metal panels

Help identifying pressed metal panels

I've just joined the forum. If anyone has any pressed metal queries then I'll do my best to answer them.

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PTG
Jun 15, 2013 5:04 pm
PTG
PTG
PTG
15 June 2013

Pressed metal or pressed tin projects

Pressed metal or pressed tin projects

Hi everyone. I've just joined the forum today. If anyone has any pressed metal queries I'd be happy to help if I can.

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PTG
Jun 15, 2013 8:46 pm
PTG
building-expert
building-expert
17 June 2013

Brick/mortar problems??

Brick/mortar problems??

There are a number of possible fixes but no advice can be given until the property is properly inspected. You should invest in a proper inspection and a report for the…

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building-expert
Jun 17, 2013 12:22 pm
building-expert
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
20 June 2013

Cost to paint eaves and gutters?

Cost to paint eaves and gutters?

I agree, do it yourself. I am doing the exterior of my house at the moment in Melbourne and saving at least $6000 doing it myself. It does sound very expensive... as that…

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mynameisjonas
Jun 20, 2013 9:51 am
orbitor
orbitor
24 June 2013

Renovation potential - what would you look for?

Renovation potential - what would you look for?
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Fair enough with going upstairs. Personally we wanted a place that was single level, as you'd be surprised how many times you have to go…

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orbitor
Jun 24, 2013 1:41 pm
Chooky81
Chooky81
25 June 2013

Opinion Required - Home Extension and Cost

Opinion Required - Home Extension and Cost

Thank you all, I forgot to check on this post. We aren't going ahead with this as it's just not worthwhile after getting some quotation. Thanks again

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Chooky81
Jun 25, 2013 6:24 pm
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
28 June 2013

convert deck to rumpus room

convert deck to rumpus room

It appears that you will have an internal room if you enclose this deck. All habitable rooms need to have external light and ventilation. Also the underfloor clearance…

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The How To Studio
Jun 28, 2013 10:04 am
The How To Studio
33amc
33amc
8 July 2013

Transom windows

Transom windows

I thought you were in QLD, I dont think its heard of down south which is why some of the other posters thought it was bizarre. Finlaysons have an online catalogue which…

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33amc
Jul 08, 2013 11:23 am
anthonyc12
anthonyc12
8 July 2013

Hiring General Contractor Question

Hiring General Contractor Question

according to my opinion you must go with the one who is hiring sub contractors because only es per has the knowledge of his own work nobody else. by the way contractor is…

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anthonyc12
Jul 08, 2013 3:17 pm
Mitchandamy
Mitchandamy
8 July 2013

TrevandSam's Renovation thread!

TrevandSam's Renovation thread!

Good on you guys! My hubby and I are in the process of renovating our 1970's house. We too are doing an Ikea kitchen, should be delivered in 2 weeks!

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Mitchandamy
Jul 09, 2013 12:36 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 July 2013

Looking for some tiles

Looking for some tiles

reckon we saw some, but not about to go knocking. Why not? Either that or its the long process of visiting every tile place. If you…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 11, 2013 5:22 pm
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amym
Jul 12, 2013 12:47 pm
backtoblack
backtoblack
13 July 2013

Exterior Colour

Exterior Colour

Hi Anna, I hope you don't me asking for your advice. I love the photo of the guild grey house you posted. I am building a two story home with Barramundi traditional…

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backtoblack
Jul 13, 2013 9:30 am
Bels
Bels
13 July 2013

Storm water drain and run off to neighbours

Storm water drain and run off to neighbours

A few years ago I had a similar problem with my neighbour. Down in Melbourne, we'd only just come out of 10 years of drought and the ground was rock hard and didn't…

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Bels
Jul 13, 2013 11:09 pm
Bels
Bels
13 July 2013

Approximate costing for a knock-down and re-build garage

Approximate costing for a knock-down and re-build garage

Looking at the paperwork from when I purchased my place, I could see that the previous owners had added on a garage attached to the house. They had it priced at ~$12k to…

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Bels
Jul 13, 2013 11:16 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
20 July 2013

Moving Toilet to Bathroom

Moving Toilet to Bathroom

Your bath pipe will more than likely be a 40mm pipe, and that will usually go to a central trap built into the floor waste. I agree and…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 20, 2013 12:01 pm
scottandkylie
scottandkylie
24 July 2013

My renovation to do list

My renovation to do list

Check out IKEA stores for kitchens, everybody I know who has one is very happy with it. Wont cost you a fortune and looks great with many choices. We went with Masters…

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scottandkylie
Jul 24, 2013 4:09 pm
Danois
Danois
24 July 2013

C band sattelite dish and my home value

C band sattelite dish and my home value

I'd remove it and then tell prospective buyers you do have a satellite dish you can put up if they want it. Seems like that would cater to both types of people.

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Danois
Jul 24, 2013 10:39 pm
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
25 July 2013

Leveling a sunken lounge room

Leveling a sunken lounge room

You need expert advice. You may have to invest in a structural engineer. Or if someone is designing the alterations for you they should take care of all that.

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The How To Studio
Jul 25, 2013 3:40 pm
The How To Studio
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 July 2013

What Sort of Professional Would I Need?

What Sort of Professional Would I Need?

You'd be able to rip out the old one Or if the timber ceiling is sound perhaps fix the gyprock over it, but a gyprocker will best advise you

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 29, 2013 9:28 am
travelbug
travelbug
29 July 2013

To render or not to render the house before selling?

To render or not to render the house before selling?

Agree with rendering. Makes a world of difference. With the front fence. Take all the white columns off. Either render and leave it low or put horizontal timbers…

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travelbug
Jul 29, 2013 5:41 pm
PaulMac
PaulMac
2 August 2013

Is this asbestos?

Is this asbestos?

As someone who has accidentally handled the…

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PaulMac
Aug 02, 2013 9:16 pm
KarenSB
KarenSB
2 August 2013

Installing beadboard panelling as wainscotting

Installing beadboard panelling as wainscotting

You're a gem! Thanks very much and have a great day! Karen

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KarenSB
Aug 02, 2013 10:45 pm
MLG
MLG
4 August 2013

painting sandwich panel walls

painting sandwich panel walls

Hello, We did an "extension" in sandwich panel to a house in the countryside. It's much cheaper, very fast and has good insulation. However the look is 'industrial' and I…

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MLG
Aug 04, 2013 10:58 am
33amc
33amc
5 August 2013

Skirting boards on a steel frame

Skirting boards on a steel frame

You can buy hardened finish nails which shoot through the steel. A bead of glue is what I also usually do for good measure aswell, but suit yourself as to what works. The…

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33amc
Aug 05, 2013 7:56 pm
AntOfThy
AntOfThy
6 August 2013

Brisbane - challenging an approved Siting Variation?

Brisbane - challenging an approved Siting Variation?

What was the outcome of your attempt against a sitting variation?

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AntOfThy
Aug 06, 2013 5:35 pm
scottandkylie
scottandkylie
7 August 2013

Engineer Invoice

Engineer Invoice

Thanks guys, it did seem a bit odd to us but we were not sure. It was only a small job, which the engineer was already paid for and we never signed anything as it was all…

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scottandkylie
Aug 07, 2013 5:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 August 2013

Deck roof cost??

Deck roof cost??

The builder will not do the plumbing work. I have checked where it will come down and it will land almost exactly over the top of an outlet-…

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SaveH2O
Aug 07, 2013 10:27 pm
SaveH2O
Rainbird
Rainbird
9 August 2013

Feasibility of Renovating Old Rural House

Feasibility of Renovating Old Rural House

Hubby finally got it last night after 20 years of disagreeing. He sees I can't care for the land if he had an illness or injury. He realises it's our age, building…

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Rainbird
Aug 09, 2013 1:31 pm
kexkez
kexkez
10 August 2013

WORST OF THE WORST AND HOW TO AVOID RENOVATION HELL

WORST OF THE WORST AND HOW TO AVOID RENOVATION HELL

At this stage I see no issue with this thread. Mind you it is not even 6am here I might not be fully alert yet and other Support as they see the thread may think…

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kexkez
Aug 10, 2013 8:42 am
kexkez


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