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Stewie D
Stewie D
30 October 2012

Removing Formal Areas

Removing Formal Areas

Looks good and probably the easiest and cheapest way to achieve a more useable open plan living area. The biggest hindrance will be if any of the walls are load bearing.…

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Stewie D
Oct 30, 2012 6:43 am
Guard Roof
Guard Roof
30 October 2012

Roof Restoration - Perth

Roof Restoration - Perth

Hi Lin, we are a roofing company here in Melbourne (Guardian Roofing) and we also have one of those those company's you mentioned operating here. I cant speak for thier…

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Guard Roof
Oct 30, 2012 6:22 pm
rellie
rellie
31 October 2012

Electrical installation of freestanding oven

Electrical installation of freestanding oven

we have one, and I'm glad we do as it enabled me to stop power supply to our 3.5 week old oven when it caught fire last week ::hyst::

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rellie
Oct 31, 2012 9:54 am
Jean_home
Jean_home
31 October 2012

Corner garden shed (Triangular)

Corner garden shed (Triangular)

Hi All, We are renovating on a triangular shaped block so I've been looking everywhere for a triangular shaped simple colorbond garden shed but can't find one? Can any…

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Jean_home
Oct 31, 2012 10:35 am
Mamadan
Mamadan
31 October 2012

Sleepout removal/demolition Perth

Sleepout removal/demolition Perth

Not sure how much demo they do but we used KBE contracting to take down the asbestos verandah we had and an old shed and they were great. Don't have the contact details of…

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Mamadan
Oct 31, 2012 11:14 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 October 2012

Change garage roof height

Change garage roof height

might be cheaper to move house than to raise the roof. You are of course joking aren't you ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 31, 2012 11:34 am
chripark69
chripark69
31 October 2012

Can we sign the building contract now?

Can we sign the building contract now?

Don't sign up for anything until you know you can do it especially when renovating.

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chripark69
Oct 31, 2012 4:28 pm
chripark69
Always Scheming
Always Scheming
31 October 2012

Installing Doors and Door Frames

Installing Doors and Door Frames

Not sure where you are located (we are in Perth) but years ago we added some doors like you are referring to, the business was appropriately named "Add a Door" they were…

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Always Scheming
Oct 31, 2012 6:50 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
1 November 2012

Plans for weatherboard extension - am I on the money??

Plans for weatherboard extension - am I on the money??

Thanks Leighton..... I really appreciate the response - and an encouraging one, at that :wink: . Thanks again... HHCIB

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 01, 2012 8:10 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 November 2012

Splitting floorboards

Splitting floorboards

What did you have the boards sealed with - polyurethane ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 03, 2012 5:56 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 November 2012

Carport/garage solutions for restricted space

Carport/garage solutions for restricted space

The council may not let you build a garage but they may let you do a carport there. A few inquiries at your local council will point you in the right direction. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 05, 2012 12:46 pm
frost28
frost28
5 November 2012

Concrete Slab for New Garage....Help!!!!

Concrete Slab for New Garage....Help!!!!

Thank you so much leighton, any advice is much appreciate especially with a limited budget I have to get it right the first time or its more saving before I can fix it :)

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frost28
Nov 05, 2012 1:13 pm
kexkez
kexkez
6 November 2012

Cost of adding rooms in Perth

Cost of adding rooms in Perth

I know a building inspector who also has a building company. I think he's done extensions before as we'll he'd prob be a good contact. I've seen others on here recommend…

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kexkez
Nov 06, 2012 8:31 am
kexkez
Zarli
Zarli
12 November 2012

painting over render

painting over render

Yup I'm not handy either but it's easy as :)

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Zarli
Nov 12, 2012 10:38 pm
Zarli
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 November 2012

Duplex Extension

Duplex Extension

Familiarise yourself with the BCA rules for party walls regarding fire separation and sound insulation. Any decent draftie or architect should be able to advise you. Then…

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Stewie D
Nov 13, 2012 10:51 am
zav
zav
14 November 2012

Floating floors or Tiles: Which is cheaper?

Floating floors or Tiles: Which is cheaper?

Floating floors are just hard work to look after. As said above the laminates tend to be harder wearing than the timbers. Plus worn down high heels can make the timbers…

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zav
Nov 13, 2012 11:07 pm
zav
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
14 November 2012

Renovating a period home in Carlton VIC

Renovating a period home in Carlton VIC

Hello,Welcome & i am unable to help you ::lol:: Would you be sharing your reno's with us,i would love to see it all,plans etc... :z: A dear friend owns a c1900-10 house,It has…

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kerry-ann
Nov 14, 2012 10:32 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 November 2012

Reports to get when buying a renovation project.

Reports to get when buying a renovation project.

The reports you already mention are fine but they only really assess what the house is physically like at the moment. You should get a draughtsman in who is familiar with…

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Stewie D
Nov 18, 2012 10:28 am
heat_crime
heat_crime
19 November 2012

half house reno - new light and old lights - LED downlights

half house reno - new light and old lights - LED downlights

Price is around $60 a unit (includes light and transformer). Exact price I'm note sure 'cause my better half grabbed it on the way to work! I'd suggest you'd be doing a…

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heat_crime
Nov 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Rayess
Rayess
22 November 2012

Cost to level apartment floor?

Cost to level apartment floor?

Hi we r renovating and the floors are not level. What would be the approx cost to get someone in to do this for about 80 sq m

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Rayess
Nov 21, 2012 11:46 pm
travelbug
travelbug
23 November 2012

Internal brick walls

Internal brick walls

If you go into Bunnings, they have walls with bricks that have been painted and with one coats of render (so you still see the brick pattern) and 2 coats and 3. That…

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travelbug
Nov 23, 2012 5:42 pm
bkm2009
bkm2009
24 November 2012

Custom Framless Shower screens

Custom Framless Shower screens

Most suppliers of frame less shower screens provide custom screens. They will come out, measure the shower area and make them to suit. 2

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bkm2009
Nov 24, 2012 10:39 am
bkm2009
sceen7
sceen7
27 November 2012

Any Builder recs. for Western Suburbs of Melbourne

Any Builder recs. for Western Suburbs of Melbourne

Just bumping this thread as we also have a friend who has had the WORST experience using this company. They have been going for almost 2 years, is still not back in and…

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sceen7
Nov 27, 2012 1:04 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
3 December 2012

Corrugated iron wall cladding: experiences?

Corrugated iron wall cladding: experiences?

Hi, i recently replaced wall cladding in my home, for the cause i consulted http://www.staxstone.com/, till date the installation seems…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 03, 2012 9:29 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
WheelZ
WheelZ
4 December 2012

Recommend a plasterer for a job in west footscray?

Recommend a plasterer for a job in west footscray?

Hey Guys, Need to get a quote on getting a couple of small, none load bearing walls removed and finished in my unit in west footscray. Given there is so much choice,…

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WheelZ
Dec 04, 2012 9:02 am
CurrentWave
CurrentWave
4 December 2012

Question about closet shelves

Question about closet shelves

Hello, I just bought my first place, and I'm already remodeling.... I've added a couple of linen closets and now it's time for the shelves. Will 1x2" cleats be enough…

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CurrentWave
Dec 04, 2012 11:03 am
Taazan
Taazan
4 December 2012

Rusty lintels so thinking of window conversion

Rusty lintels so thinking of window conversion

Hi all, Background - 1905 double brick home with narrow French doors with very nice that lead into each of the front bedrooms from the front verandah. Lintels are…

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Taazan
Dec 04, 2012 8:23 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
5 December 2012

Bungalow/Studio Cost

Bungalow/Studio Cost

We have been looking at getting a kit form timber shed/garage but converted to use as an outdoor room/guest room/study - approx. 5.4m x 3.6m (from memory) - but given size…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 05, 2012 6:18 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 December 2012

is a steel beam needed here?

is a steel beam needed here?

Your plans are pretty good actually for home drawn - clear, concise and to scale. I've had clients show me some that have been drawn on the back of a cornflakes packet and…

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Stewie D
Dec 07, 2012 7:31 pm
brad-tlk
brad-tlk
11 December 2012

Sliding Door Help

Sliding Door Help

Ok, I'll give that a shot tonight

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brad-tlk
Dec 11, 2012 1:34 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
13 December 2012

Skirting boards - Perth

Skirting boards - Perth

Search for Marybond's Redink building thread, she has used a company in Perth and seems happy, and the price wasn't to bad either.

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off2theburbs
Dec 13, 2012 5:52 pm
travelbug
travelbug
15 December 2012

Tell me we aren't insane?!

Tell me we aren't insane?!

That's exactly what we've just done (without the baby). We bought a run down place and have been ronovating while our house was on the market. Moved in 4 days ago (boxes…

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travelbug
Dec 15, 2012 8:01 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 December 2012

Restumping vs Underpinning - Brick House

Restumping vs Underpinning - Brick House

Kind of hard for any of us tradies or any other pro's in the building trade to comment without seeing photos of the problem. That being said though an engineers report…

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Stewie D
Dec 17, 2012 9:05 pm
Andrewphill
Andrewphill
17 December 2012

Kitchen renovation in Sydney

Kitchen renovation in Sydney

For finding a kitchen renovator in Sydney is not a difficult task. Just find it online or post an add for that. I recommend you try for walk in bath tub review. It's an…

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Andrewphill
Dec 17, 2012 9:40 pm
travelbug
travelbug
20 December 2012

Cost of first floor/second story addition in Sydney

Cost of first floor/second story addition in Sydney

I live in an older area and a few neighbours looked into building on top but all said price was prohibitive. They knocked their houses down and rebuilt. They said at the…

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travelbug
Dec 20, 2012 3:32 pm
pirate
pirate
21 December 2012

Renovation for Profit

Renovation for Profit

Thanks Travelbug. I tried to contact the ATO for advice but was stopped because I could not provide an agent's number... bloody useless.

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pirate
Dec 21, 2012 1:39 pm
shebu
shebu
23 December 2012

"STICKY" - What did your extension end up costing?

"STICKY" - What did your extension end up costing?

Hi We finished an extension and reno on our 30s art deco home a year ago: 1. 64sqm (kitchen, dining, 2nd living area) inside ground floor extension , plus deck and…

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shebu
Dec 23, 2012 7:39 am
lesliemorris85
lesliemorris85
26 December 2012

LED vs energy saver lights

LED vs energy saver lights
1, 2

I think we can also consider LED lights as energy saver lights. Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. Their lights are free of toxic…

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lesliemorris85
Dec 26, 2012 4:00 pm
sceen7
sceen7
27 December 2012

How to decide upon extensions

How to decide upon extensions

Agree with all that is said above... Especially, go with a small local builder. DO NOT use a volume builder.

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sceen7
Dec 27, 2012 10:01 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 December 2012

Cleaning up old rafter beams... any ideas?

Cleaning up old rafter beams... any ideas?

As above but it depends mostly on what the dirt is. If it is just that - dirt, then a belt sand and lots of hand sanding should remove 99% of it. If the beams have oil in…

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Stewie D
Dec 30, 2012 9:15 am
murthy54
murthy54
31 December 2012

Looking for some names for adding an extension to our house

Looking for some names for adding an extension to our house

Hi, I am new to this forum. I am looking for adding about 90sq mts addition to an existing 10 yr old property. Planning to put a kitchen in one side of this extension…

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murthy54
Dec 31, 2012 6:50 pm
MR2
MR2
4 January 2013

How good/safe is Flat roof?

How good/safe is Flat roof?

Depending on how it's done it's very hard to add in wiring/systems in the roof as well, that's where you get tradies making holes in the roof to throw stuff on top and…

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MR2
Jan 04, 2013 10:47 am
MR2
PAB_34
PAB_34
6 January 2013

Cost of one room extension.

Cost of one room extension.

6 x 4 = 24 sq.m I'd guess from 24 x $1000 = $24000 to 24 x $1800 = $43200 BUT it depends on what flooring you want, what type of roof you have to match into, what type…

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PAB_34
Jan 06, 2013 12:51 pm
PAB_34
bkm2009
bkm2009
7 January 2013

Painting Internal Brick Walls...

Painting Internal Brick Walls...

Texture paint is another good product. Just make sure you still seal the walls first and allow it to dry for at least a few hours before y use the texture paint. Have…

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bkm2009
Jan 07, 2013 8:36 pm
bkm2009
travelbug
travelbug
8 January 2013

Re-sale Advice

Re-sale Advice

Agree with Deemaree, ring some agents. If its going to be a long term home you do what suits you. But if not you need to do your research to ensure you don't lose money.…

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travelbug
Jan 08, 2013 11:52 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
9 January 2013

Cost to strip and repaint

Cost to strip and repaint

Depends how much work is involved. can you post some photos. Is the current plaster in good condition, or is it exterior paint?

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mynameisjonas
Jan 09, 2013 9:24 pm
G-Thorpe
G-Thorpe
10 January 2013

Building an internal wall

Building an internal wall

This is usually a simple job, but does require a bit more info to answer your questions. I'll try and answer them as best as I can. 1. Cost will depend on a number of…

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G-Thorpe
Jan 10, 2013 7:47 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 January 2013

Flywire/Screens

Flywire/Screens

Yes - and get the tool (like a…

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Saint Mike
Jan 10, 2013 3:01 pm
Saint Mike


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