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myhouseph
myhouseph
25 October

Home Renovation Blogs

Home Renovation Blogs
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All About Household Appliances, House Supplies Kitchen and Dining to know more visit this site:

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myhouseph
Oct 25, 2018 12:57 pm
Troy Garland
Troy Garland
15 June 2017

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Kitchen/laundry renovation

Anybody have this kind of flooring - ?

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Troy Garland
Jun 15, 2017 4:52 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 May 2017

Trying to choose between Hebel Powerwall and Foam Cladding

Trying to choose between Hebel Powerwall and Foam Cladding

Straw has great thermal properties as well as Foam..But most remember the Story of the "The Three Little Pigs" who built from Brick, Sticks & Straw

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 18, 2017 12:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Guzzi07
Guzzi07
3 January 2017

Brick Spalling

Brick Spalling

Hi: I have a wooden farm house near Crookwell in NSW built prior to 1907 which I am slowly restoring. The brickwork for the chimneys (for the two chimneys on the outside…

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Guzzi07
Jan 03, 2017 4:44 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2016

Bathroom window ratings

Bathroom window ratings

It will depend more on your local council more than anything else. Some like ours couldn't give a hoot if you are changing the window from clear to translucent. Changing…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2016 2:18 pm
shank
shank
25 September 2015

Extending / Modernising Kitchen

Extending / Modernising Kitchen

If i wasn't to change anything major, i would somehow like to put in a dishwasher. Any suggestions for that?

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shank
Sep 25, 2015 9:48 am
JW78
JW78
5 September 2015

Best way to stencil a driveway?

Best way to stencil a driveway?

I am re-doing my driveway and i was wondering if anyone has any good tips or methods for stenciling the driveway?

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JW78
Sep 05, 2015 11:34 am
needshelpalot
needshelpalot
28 June 2015

need help with everything wrong with this brick work

need help with everything wrong with this brick work

Can you tell me what is wrong with it specifically? The guy explained that the side with the quarter bricks has a big space that needs to be accommodated for. Like if…

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needshelpalot
Jun 28, 2015 1:41 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 June 2015

Our Canberra Extension/Rebuild

Our Canberra Extension/Rebuild

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/20 ... 14-193.pdf Houses - 1,375.00/m^2 Additions and - 2,247.00/m^2 alterations to residential…

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Stewie D
Jun 18, 2015 5:55 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
3 January 2015

Deck bearer spans for bearers and joists

Deck bearer spans for bearers and joists

Might want to consult with an engineer but 120*70 as bearers seams like overkill, generally 90*70 HWD of the rack will suffice, otherwise a single 140*45 H3 bearer should…

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Our Build123
Jan 03, 2015 9:40 pm
Our Build123
mgilla
mgilla
31 October 2014

Extension slab is higher than existing slab

Extension slab is higher than existing slab

its most likely that where they took the height off the original slab was higher than the edge you were joining into. I almost got caught once where the only place we…

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mgilla
Oct 31, 2014 6:09 pm
DLO33
DLO33
14 August 2014

Installing skirting boards without bottom pulling in

Installing skirting boards without bottom pulling in

Thanks to all that replied. We went with the clout method and it works beautifully. Just a bit of background; We put the gyprock 10mm off the ground as it's an existing…

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DLO33
Aug 14, 2014 9:55 pm
peachland
peachland
27 April 2014

Window colours - help please!

Window colours - help please!

I get a little embarassed about our little shack! I'll see what I can do. :)

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peachland
Apr 27, 2014 12:59 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 March 2014

Which wood is best to use for frames

Which wood is best to use for frames

I've gone and ordered H2 frames and trusses, as I thought the slighly higher price gave us more peace of mind of possible termite damage. We've also got Termimesh put down…

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bpratt
Mar 23, 2014 10:45 am
DLO33
DLO33
30 January 2014

Recessed shaving cabinet - Bathroom

Recessed shaving cabinet - Bathroom

Thanks Stewie, that information is very useful. As it is an internal wall we are going to batten the wall behind the bathroom as it is a WIR and we are not hanging…

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DLO33
Jan 30, 2014 10:20 pm
sunnyco1
sunnyco1
26 January 2014

How to fill gap between tile underlay and plaster wall

How to fill gap between tile underlay and plaster wall

Hi, Yes all of the above Plus I would also fill the 2cm gap with something suitable even silicone if that,s the only thing available

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sunnyco1
Jan 26, 2014 9:36 am
sunnyco1
chicken
chicken
6 September 2013

colour update for spanish style house

colour update for spanish style house

Thanks Stewie. I'm finding that even before printing, the colour sample in the visualisation program looks totally different on the screen image of my house. I will be…

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chicken
Sep 06, 2013 12:06 pm
adamsutton
adamsutton
28 August 2013

The value of appraisal during renovation

The value of appraisal during renovation

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…

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adamsutton
Aug 28, 2013 5:09 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
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2013

Rebuilding retaining wall

Rebuilding retaining wall

There is a lot to retaining walls which is why a lot of people get them wrong (http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=1585) If the final wall is going to be over 900mm high it…

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2013 4:48 pm
bashworth
mattminiotas
mattminiotas
19 July 2012

Vintage timber internal feature cladding

Vintage timber internal feature cladding

Hello, Im looking at doing a feature wall using some beautiful rustic timber i have procured, can internal walls be clad in non fire treated timber (for an aestetic…

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mattminiotas
Jul 19, 2012 12:30 pm
d@n
d@n
16 July 2012

Exterior colour advice - building renovation

Exterior colour advice - building renovation

If you love brown then that's ok...but a bit of variety is always nice. Introduce some neutral colours and timber goes well too.

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d@n
Jul 17, 2012 12:39 am
Michelle
Michelle
25 June 2012

help with furniture

help with furniture

Yep, need a photo. :)

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Michelle
Jun 25, 2012 8:57 pm
Michelle
polarbear66
polarbear66
26 September 2011

Exterior Paint Advice - Extension

Exterior Paint Advice - Extension

Roof tiles are a reddish brown colour too. Can't show a pic as I don't know how unfortunately!

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polarbear66
Sep 26, 2011 6:19 pm

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