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Just to let you know I've done my research on what's best for my own home demolition and found a company called DC Demo Solutions in Sydney that got back to me…
Ideas on how to remodel front porch
Really appreciate your getting back to me. Yes, we actually chose the house because it is a bit different with some charm. My husband refers to the beam style as ranch,…
Planning and Builidng consent fees
the standard methodology in Australia is this - start off around the market rate, then gradually ramp up your fees and see how much a koala will bear. You'll find most…
SHORING UP and RENO ideas
this family home needs some reno/repairs and due to the location ( China countryside, basically difficult for trucks to get to the house) resources, workers and small…
Veranda movement & reactive soil...
You should have queried the $10k for TV room as well? Material costs for a whole house is less than $10K?
Short answer unfortunately not...The word structural is…
We are in the process of buying a house in SA and just doing some research on how much it would cost to 'update' the kitchen
We don't mind the shape of the…
Long time reader, first time poster! I am buying a house with an enclosed pergola that has a BBQ area in the corner. My concern is that the area isnt ventilated…
Builder for extension in Adelaide SA
Im new to the forum. We are looking for a reliable, experienced and honest builder to knock and old sunroom area off of the back ofma solid brick 1950s house…
May 09, 2016 9:02 pm
Hi all, I am brand new to this forum so hoping you will forgive me if I don't have the proper forum etiquette.
We are seriously thinking of buying a little house in…
Tile selection Advice
Help! I'm so confused. Looking for a neutral tile for kitchen/dining/living renovation. Needs to suit beech timber cabinets & Ivory ceaserstone bench. Also have 3 boys so…
Floor joist beams replacement
One minor issue is that the old timbers will be imperial (inches) but new timber is metric (and slightly smaller) so it is more difficult to replace individual timbers. …
Fixing an impractical extension???
Just to update we left our house as is but got it professionally staged as 3 bedroom with 2 living. Sold our house on the first open, accepted an offer in the middle…
I am looking at getting downlights installed in my newly renovated main room, WIR and ensuite (soon to be renovated). I thought that while I get these rooms…
Asbestos in Ceilings or not?
Looks to me like horse-hair plaster. I don't think that it contains asbestos but if you want to be sure you can send it away to be tested
Mar 28, 2015 7:52 pm
Laminate flooring DIY - Advice needed
4: Yes but just the timber part of the jamb. Don't even think about trimming the metal frame!
5: 10mm should be more than enough if the slate is even and the jamb is plumb.
Use the IMG code under the "Share Links" side heading so we don't have to go to a third party…
Removing paint from red brick quoins
There is a product called Peel Away paint removal. I haven't used it myself but have seen it used many times including on some significant old buildings. It is a…
Cutting Laminated Board
I'm a bit confused as to where these lights will finish up.
Stewie D is definitely right about going through the board and depending on where this wiring needs…
Master bedroom reno (minor)
here's some colours you can contemplate
Grey, blue and some orange for contrast and green.
white , blue and silver
Lime green, black white walls
Sage green, rust and…
Help with timber framing lintel
Photobucket is better unless there is some way that you can edit the photos on imageshack .
The only way I can see them as a full sized image is if I download them first…
Building a second level
We are in the same process now. What I have learnt so far is to go the with a big building companies that has everything in one that will be able to give you a ball park…
Apr 18, 2014 11:36 pm
Polished concrete in and out
Was considering polished concrete for my renovation. But there's more pros than cons (to me anyway)! Have decided on using tiles that resemble polished concrete after…
Renovating in Adelaide
Hi. We are looking to renovate and extend with Adelaide Home Improvements. Has anyone used them? What did you think? If not, can anyone direct me to a good website for reviews?
Mar 17, 2014 1:28 pm
Suggestion on Home painting cost?
I am planning to paint my house which is around 2000sqft and would like to get some expert opinion on this. How much will be the total cost including the labour…
Adelaide - 1950's reno project
My ex husband and I did up a house that was in worse condition than yours, it turned out great.
BUT.....he was a builder. Its hard work but if your prepared to put in the…
Looking for some tiles
reckon we saw some, but not about to go knocking.
Either that or its the long process of visiting every tile place. If you…
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…
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