Renovation + Home Improvement
Michael TiemensHave you recently completed a cosmetic renovation?
26 August 2013
Hi there, I am looking to interact with people (individuals/couples) who have recently completed a residential cosmetic renovation. I would love to learn about what you…
Michael TiemensHow much should a draftsman cost in northern melbourne? 20k?
26 August 2013
Hi there, If you are being quoted for soil tests, engineering etc. I'm assuming that this includes hydraulic and structural engineering then it seems as though they are…
Stewie DHouse extension - Drainage Gutter question
28 August 2013
We've installed quite a few over the years that were designed by either an architect or someone with hydraulics knowledge in the structural engineers group. We've never…
adamsuttonThe value of appraisal during renovation
28 August 2013
People renovate their homes for two reasons: to make the home easier to sell or to improve their own comfort. In either case, it’s a good idea to get an appraiser’s…
bennoslyWhat can be done to modernize this kitchen?
29 August 2013
I personally would remove the little section of wall between the window and arched doorway completely to open the whole space up. Then bring it down to bench level as…
Stewie DCost for lower ground floor extension
8 September 2013
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…
SaveH2ORoller Shutter Prices?
11 September 2013
Beware of MODERN. Plenty of threads on Whirlpool about them! http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/?a ... n+shutters
didibabawuHome Renovation - One Builder or Small Contractors?
11 September 2013
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…
ahouseforahomeRenovation Alteration & Addition Schedule
12 September 2013
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…
FionaTironstone / Monument / Ebony colour scheme
15 September 2013
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…
cornellengineersProtecting balcony vertical support beams when cladding
16 September 2013
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…
SaveH2OHome Extension Builders South East Suburbs Melbourne
29 September 2013
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.…
travelbugFirst time Renovating- TIPS and any advice!
3 October 2013
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…
Adam.MLooking for reasonable ceaserstone supplier vic
10 October 2013
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.
Stewie DAdvice on installing flooring in roof for attic storage
12 October 2013
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…
OurLindrum52Relocating power points on new wall - help!
15 October 2013
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…
M JacksonReplace concrete tiled roof with Colorbond
20 October 2013
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…
LouranceFirst Investment property: What can to improve frontage?
30 October 2013
+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…
How Hard Can it BeStratco Veranda - Advice on Price
31 October 2013
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…
tomking.chenNeed to find a reliable bin hire company in Melb area
4 November 2013
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…
TreesaMayJBuying a home and wondering how much the reno's will cost us
5 November 2013
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…