Opinion on workmanship sought...
sorry I didn't get back to this post earlier, was too busy. Thanks everyone for their opinion. I'm glad I wasn't alone with my opinion that this was bad....
Check out the inovar range of floors... They are a timber laminate... But they have a few different types in the range.. We are putting them in our new build, and they are…
Parapet Wall Construction-HELP
Can be a single leaf wall, with a fire proof flashing installed under the boundary gutter. Pm if you want any more info, can give you a more detailed drawing if need be.
Hello, can anyone offer any advise to me. We are planning on a three room extenstion on our house - nothing major only basic - it has taken approximately 10 months to have…
Feb 18, 2013 10:25 pm
New Opening Through Brick Wall
In multi-storey apartment blocks of that age units are mostly of the same/similar design consequently the walls would be load bearing, however once you get serious about…
Feb 28, 2013 11:06 am
Attic Ledge / Sunbed
Thanks for your reply Stewie.
Unfortunately I can't get into the ceiling space - as to the left of the building is another terrace, and to the right and behind is…
Colours... I'm at a loss....
Nice sandstone windowsills....I'd be making them a feature. You said no grey, why?. It would be perfect here, look great with your white gutters/downpipes and really set…
Involve architect or not?
I'd get a rough floorplan and a couple of elevations drawn up by a draftsman. Neither have to be in great detail as you are only changing your roof but a few arrows and…
Second storey below
Our house is fully accessible underneath (it is bricks on a sandstone base), however it is completely enclose except for one small doorway and is…
Bar, keep or remove
I'm going to add my agreement here. Rip it out. I've never seen the attraction in them. Always so tacky. Seriously - do people like to imagine they are a bartender and…
Made this thread a while ago, just thought id throw up a pic of the finished product, this is my first attempt at renovating, room was finished mid last…
Ugly faux wood panel- reno
Cut out the cornice carefully, plasterboard over the top of the crappy timber panelling, replace cornice, paint.
We had the same problem in our last house - a 70's museum…
All good, have spoken with builder, architect, and wife today, no tears, all agreements. We're going with the double gable, but have removed what we had before of…
How big should a garage be?
bigger the better....7.2m x 7.2m at our place with a 6.0m sectional front door and single roller door at the rear.
Car port not blocking natural light
Do those clear sheets look OK? Are there different types/brands? Every one of these that I have seen tend to look tacky, stained and green after only a short time.
Mar 20, 2013 12:50 pm
Cost of Exterior Balcony/deck
Thanks for the prompt response and advice.
Yup!i plan to ask for some references so I can check out the quality of their work.
Ive got another quote coming in so i can…
Kitchen Reno please HELP!
Try calling Granite Transformations, they have a 6mm stone that will go over existing benchtops without the need to remove anything.
Adding bedroom and BMO
I have a very small house, which I wish to add a bedroom to. However, we are in a BMO area, with a rating of potentially FZ, although we don't know for sure…
Mar 21, 2013 9:34 am
Rooms below the ground
Ag drains and all these methods are great - but water often finds a way. Capilary action is a funny thing too.
I've got a friend who had it all done and his…
Cost to Renovate Fire Damaged property
Apologies if this is the wrong section, been recommended by a friend about this site,
Basically in a nutshell, there is a fire damaged old comission house, that im…
A friend of mine installed a couple of square metres of Modwood four years back and to install was just as easy as timber. The little side clips were a bit fiddly but you…
Cost of plans?
The costs to get your plans drawn up could vary a fair bit depending on whether you are looking for an architect to design your extension or already know what…
Fixing Wooden Bearers to Steel Posts
Personally I would bolt the bearers through the steel posts, but as you say you dont have a lot of timber to work with on the bearer joins so I would weld a 50mm x 6 mm…
Replacing tiles with Colourbond roof DIY
No help with replacing the roof, but don't just dump the roof tiles no matter how ugly they are. If they are terracotta you'll be able to sell them. People are always…
Mar 27, 2013 11:48 am
An architect will typically charge fees based on a percentage of the project cost. The brief should include the various stage of design through to working drawings. You…
Apr 04, 2013 10:58 am
Power Point Installation
I measured ours. It was 22cm from the cooktop against the wall but if you measure from the burner to the outlet it was 30cm.
Apr 05, 2013 8:49 pm
excavating near house built to boundary
Engineer says I can as they do it for high rises all the time but costs more. They will need to underpin the other houses foundations.
Builder is just a builder and was…
Tilt a Door costs
Yeah, our excess is 1000. If the cost of a door supplied was a similar cost I would have went straight up with the door.
But I spoke to insurance yesterday and they're…
Reno Ideas 1980's Brick?
I'd start by plastering the walls, painted brick won't look right and will collect dust and then I'd reassess the ceiling. I think once those walls are lightened up the…
Potential renovation - need advice
Looking at the overhead and street view it appears that room is built right along the boundary.
I don't know adelaide that well, but the location…
Garage ceiling framing
Do you think it would've been easier with the furring channel?
Far easier and cheaper.
But like all suggestions here the final choice is yours
Apr 16, 2013 9:13 am