Renovation + Home Improvement
Would love some opinions on our extension. We're adding an 8m extension on our 70's weatherboard cottage (existing 12m frontage) as per the photo. The current…
Grey Pebble quarter by Dulux.
Hi i am also going for a greige colour scheme. I tried grey pebble half on the inside and it is very warm (pinky red in reality). Unfortunately I don't have any pics of …
If you want to make your basement to have a more cozy feel I'd add a nice couch for people to sit on. Also, some comfy chairs so people can socialize will make the…
foil backed insulation
I need some foil backed insulation but cannot find thick enough. R2 insulation is available in rolls and I thought if I add some silver sided sarking below the insulation…
House raise and build under costs
Did you end up finalising costs? Old post but I'm looking into this myself, who did you use for the plans / build?
Hey all - I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times but the last was over 5 years ago.
We live in Brisbane and looking to buy a Queenslander, colonial or cottage…
Hi, actually Gold Coast!
We are starting to consider the option of just painting brick and maybe just having some timber batten feature areas...
Raising a house and building in
30k will probably just include raising and stumping the house and depending on the size it might also include the disconnection and reconnection of services.
Sorry, but this is what I get when I try to look at your pictures. If you are using Tapatalk, you could upload them to Homeone directly, which might be easier.
Got talked into removing the sills and I hate the outcome. The style is Hamptons/Queenslander/Colonial and the modern sills do not look right. If you did the same what did…
Master Bedroom Help!
What are the dimensions? I'm assuming if it was a single car garage it was minimum of 3.5 metres, possibly 4m wide? The master bedroom in my house is only 3.5m wide…
Feb 14, 2017 9:42 am
Building in underneath a deck
you want to enclose the underside of the deck, both walls & ceiling? If the deck roofed/walled above the deck level?
That style of deck is by design not sealed- you cant…
New plaster - pin holes everywhere
its common to see that in the first coat, but you always need at least two coats to get a good finish (3 if its deep).
Have they done 2 coats?
Help with beam size for new opening
You will need to seek out an engineer who will do the comp's for you, which you can attach to your plans you have had drawn up for your proposal when you lodge them for a…
My outdoor area is comprised of two different concrete slabs. One old slab that has some old paving on it and a newer slab that is about 70mm lower than the old one -…
Taps - water hammer - how to stop
You can buy anti water hammer tap seals like the Hydroseal and other anti hammer devices like the Fix-a tap hammer relief valve.
Just Google "Anti water hammer fittings"…
building a carport
Long (relatively) time reader, first time poster
I am moving back into one of my investment properties with the intention of doing some renovations to make it…
Strengthen a deck
Hi. 3 meters is excessive and I am guessing that they used 90x45 pine? Generally you would want to keep it at 2m max or 1.5m which would be better.
Some options, you…
Here is the setup, see the access pipe on the top right, i undid this to confirm if this made a different, it did not.
Major reno but in which order?!
Next 50 years... LOL, I know the feeling, we are finally wrapping up ours (#SSBBproject) after 4 years.
Your build sounds very similar to ours, in either order will be…
Plastering Cost Brisbane
I received a price from a plasterer for supply, install and finishing of plaster work which was $4,975.00 Including GST.
Does this seem competitive?
Please help: wall water barrier
You need to find where the moisture is coming in from outside. No point installing new plasterboard etc inside if the timber frame is continuously wet otherwise it will…
Tiling Info Help?
If you're working with a red brick house it's important not to over-do it with the paving/tiling. While it can seem an obvious choice to use paving in a similar…
Jul 12, 2016 7:36 am
Ways to Renovate Your Home on a Budget
Hi all, I'm new and looking to do some renovation work throughout my kitchen and bathroom.
I've been sourcing information off the internet and found an article on budget…
I would think that SketchUp would be a good candidate. I've been using Blender 3D which works well, but may have a steeper learning curve than some others.
Please forgive my ignorance if I am asking silly questions. Our house has been used wallpaper. We are planning to move. and the new place needs some serious renovation…
First Home Reno Project (Brisbane)
Are you planning on running the renovation yourself, as i, personally hiring each individual tradesman. If so, its pretty simple, just think about it like this.
Queenslander renovation and extension
Anything close to a large city centre that can can have either dual occ or or a second part of the property as a second income stream will always be sought after.
Roofing Crash Course needed!
I've got a 7200x3400 metal sheet roof carport (skillion)where I want to remove half of the roof - 3600x3400. I'd like to maintain the other half to later close it in…
Mar 15, 2016 5:20 pm