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Althom
Althom
27 October 2018

Insulated Garage Door OR Shade Sails

Insulated Garage Door OR Shade Sails

Our garage door faces west and in summer the garage is stinking hot. I've tried some foil backed insulation on the door which has helped but am now considering two…

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Althom
Oct 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Althom
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myhouseph
Oct 25, 2018 12:57 pm
Althom
Althom
31 August 2018

Gutter Guard in Melbourne

Gutter Guard in Melbourne

Got a top job done for $4750

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Althom
Aug 31, 2018 4:16 pm
Althom
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 March 2018

Roofspace storage and downlights.

Roofspace storage and downlights.

Newts more info required are you putting a loft/attic floor in the roof space? BTW photos do help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 05, 2018 1:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
mydreamhom3
mydreamhom3
27 February 2018

My First Home Reno

My First Home Reno

I am happy with my firs renovation for my home by and the . They give me best plan and idea in my budget.

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mydreamhom3
Feb 27, 2018 1:40 pm
Joker
Joker
17 February 2018

Replace skirting?

Replace skirting?

There's simply no comparison, no Scotia look is so much cleaner and classier.

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Joker
Feb 17, 2018 6:42 pm

Limited Time HALF PRICE COMPOSITE FreshDeck ™ Decking 50% Off Only $65 Per m2 and FREE Same Week Delivery! Payment After Delivery. Includes Concealed Stainless Steel…

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halfpricedecking
Sep 19, 2017 7:23 pm
halfpricedecking
Nienn
Nienn
6 August 2017

Con-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?

Con-artist or Normal? Electrical work certificate needed?

Thanks, I'm seeing him tomorrow. I'll look up the Dept of commerce->Plumbers & Electrical Rego Board-> and enquire within :)

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Nienn
Aug 06, 2017 11:16 pm
banu
banu
21 April 2017

Recommendations - renos on turn of century homes

Recommendations - renos on turn of century homes

A Coffee Finish Wallclock would look great on a turn of the century home. I bought one ( ) for $48 when I was having my house renovated. While doing the reno you might…

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banu
Apr 21, 2017 3:14 pm

Hi, I just had a question - would we need council approval (we are City of Wanneroo, WA) for a feature wall similar to the attached. It would be inside the fence line and…

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hwearing
Apr 19, 2017 6:53 pm
hwearing
Allrisk
Allrisk
21 March 2017

Owner Builder Insurance

Owner Builder Insurance

Hi Debshere, I know this is a late reply, but we are still around (thanks for the mention Beetaloo). It's been a while since we were affiliated with Westcourt though. Now…

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Allrisk
Mar 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Allrisk

Hi all I have an old brick and tile house, 1940s, and in the original part of home the walls have a textured paint finish to them - see below I would like to smooth…

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f1jez1980
Mar 13, 2017 8:43 pm
tjbu
tjbu
15 December 2016

Floor Tolerances for Extension

Floor Tolerances for Extension

Yeasss, I would appreciate your help - I'm also looking for info! __________________________________________________________________

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tjbu
Dec 15, 2016 11:52 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
3 December 2016

Builders Margin vs "Management/Supervision/Administration"

Builders Margin vs "Management/Supervision/Administration"

It's a tricky one to comment on without seeing the full contact. All cost plus contracts take a high level of trust from both parties. There have been stories of builders…

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Our Build123
Dec 03, 2016 12:32 pm
Our Build123
mickloff
mickloff
18 October 2016

Anyone ever bought from direct tile and bath in perth?

Anyone ever bought from direct tile and bath in perth?

Hi Brad, Sorry for the late reply. I ended up purchasing from these guys. Likewise the tiler was impressed with the quality and advised i had got a great price. What…

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mickloff
Oct 18, 2016 2:01 pm
Althom
Althom
10 October 2016

Garage Door Replacement

Garage Door Replacement

Thanks, quite reasonable then

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Althom
Oct 10, 2016 1:47 pm
Althom
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 September 2016

Trunking System for electric cable in Roof Cavity

Trunking System for electric cable in Roof Cavity

Because I am a precise person (my wife would say OCD, while I would say just perfect ) I would like to recall the electrician to "clean up the mess" in…

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Stewie D
Sep 28, 2016 1:46 pm
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
1 August 2016

First Time Renovating - where do we start

First Time Renovating - where do we start

Hi SM, My personal opinion would be to either have a rough sketch and specifications of what you are wanting, if you can do that yourself sweet, or engage an architect or…

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Howyagoin
Aug 01, 2016 7:40 pm

I think they look great. We want a similar theme and have chosen these for the downstairs wet area: And these for upstairs wet area

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jul 13, 2016 10:55 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2016

Ceiling support

Ceiling support

As long as you move it so that the underpurlin is still supported and the base of the strut is bearing over a wall plate and stud then you could move it ( with certain…

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2016 12:35 pm
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Our Build123
May 30, 2016 9:24 pm
Our Build123
Debshere
Debshere
25 May 2016

Renovation/extension Perth

Renovation/extension Perth

Hi all, i am new here, from Perth and just about to begin a big renovation plus extension to our house... So hoping to get LOTS of advice from you all ? My first…

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Debshere
May 25, 2016 9:42 am
qebtel
qebtel
27 April 2016

Installing lights directly imported from the US

Installing lights directly imported from the US

Talk to an elecrtician or lighting shop in the Yellow Pages.

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qebtel
Apr 27, 2016 1:18 pm

Has anyone had experience with exposed truss or beams with skylights or knows anyone who can do something like this?

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ValenciaOrange
Apr 21, 2016 1:08 pm

Hi guys! I could really use your help! My partner and I have purchased a lovely 2x1 which we knew would need to be renovated to add 1 x bedroom and 1 x bathroom to make…

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wegotagoat
Apr 20, 2016 2:31 am
abeauthome_blog
abeauthome_blog
2 March 2016

Our Kitchen Renovation ~ progress so far

Our Kitchen Renovation ~ progress so far

Hi Rebuilder86, Thanks for your opinion. Maybe I should have mentioned I'm going for a more coastal / scandi interior look. We are doing the external front elevation bay…

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abeauthome_blog
Mar 02, 2016 6:13 pm
abeauthome_blog
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
29 February 2016

First home, first renovations

First home, first renovations

Showers recesses here in Perth were all/supposed to be like that. Its to avoid the need for waterproofing. Its not the owner, its the builder and they did it to code. Now…

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rebuilder86
Feb 29, 2016 7:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 February 2016

Cellars Basements 3Ddetails Engineering costs construction

Cellars Basements 3Ddetails Engineering costs construction

Things to consider when you need that extra space,security,privacy etc,etc when going below ground 1. Windows,ventilation, lighting, controlled environment, security these…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2016 11:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
13 February 2016

ceiling renovation

ceiling renovation

yeh B.I.N shellac, metho based is the only real option. does such a good job it even stops new stains from coming through. Also, whats an ice dam?? im guessing a valley…

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rebuilder86
Feb 13, 2016 9:39 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
13 February 2016

Paint

Paint

you really want to remove lead paint from an entire house? That is not the most commonly done thing. Usually ppl just paint over it, then its hidden, safely underneath. If…

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rebuilder86
Feb 13, 2016 9:25 pm
Chooky81
Chooky81
24 January 2016

Sydney- Require Architect / Builders and Lots of Adv

Sydney- Require Architect / Builders and Lots of Adv

Hi all, 1st time renovator and we are after as much advice as possible with multiple recommendations. Any Architect / Builders in the Sydney Inner West area? Also,…

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Chooky81
Jan 24, 2016 9:02 pm
EvilOverlord
EvilOverlord
12 December 2015

Large height difference in concrete bathroom floor

Large height difference in concrete bathroom floor

Thanks for the reply. The house is 1940s. The bathroom appears to be an extension built about 1970. I've since spoken to concreters whose suggestions have included. -…

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EvilOverlord
Dec 12, 2015 2:49 pm
Happyme
Happyme
14 November 2015

Wrong house plans approved.

Wrong house plans approved.

Makes sense, twin_dad. Building will commence a little after Christmas.... and now I think for me, the happiness of building our new home outweighs the small drama of a…

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Happyme
Nov 14, 2015 4:10 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 November 2015

Roof joists

Roof joists

Buy builders string, nail it at one end and pull it very tight. It should provide an indication (over a distance of a couple of metres) of how much difference there is…

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Beetaloo
Nov 10, 2015 8:51 am
Beetaloo
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freeman
Nov 03, 2015 12:29 am
Rts.empire
Rts.empire
29 October 2015

Range hood height

Range hood height

Thanks Pumba, I've rung the manufacture themselves now and they're going to call me back with a maximum hight to mount it as per their technicians.

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Rts.empire
Oct 29, 2015 2:00 am
mirz
mirz
22 October 2015

Basalt colourbond roof

Basalt colourbond roof

We love our basalt roof.

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mirz
Oct 22, 2015 11:11 pm
mirz
freeman
freeman
22 October 2015

Home Renovation cost and resale value

Home Renovation cost and resale value

Hi All, I have been reading threads about renos but still need more info about renovation costs and the eventual resale value of the house. How much did you guys spend…

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freeman
Oct 22, 2015 1:36 am
Quenda
Quenda
30 September 2015

Sunroom / External room renovation Perth

Sunroom / External room renovation Perth

A local handyman should be able to do that for you. Do you get a local paper? That would be my first place to check, if not the yellow pages.

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Quenda
Sep 30, 2015 6:34 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
5 September 2015

Removing Slate Tiles/Painting Advice

Removing Slate Tiles/Painting Advice

If you are replacing the tiles with something else (carpet, floating floor etc) then I recommend remove, paint, replace flooring. Make the mess first with potential wall…

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Spottiswoode
Sep 05, 2015 9:44 am
samc
samc
4 September 2015

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

The walls are plastered so I assume after the new brickwork is plastered and the whole wall painted the finish will be all matched

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samc
Sep 04, 2015 3:32 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 August 2015

MDF vs Gyprock?

MDF vs Gyprock?

The rest is plastered. If you mean plasterboard over timber frame then keep any repairs using the same materials. I've never heard of…

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Stewie D
Aug 25, 2015 9:30 am
adele9
adele9
17 August 2015

FIRST RENOVATION TIP/ADVICE

FIRST RENOVATION TIP/ADVICE

Get as many quotes for trades as you can, but keep in mind that you often get what you pay for. I would prefer to pay a bit extra for a company that has been recommended…

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adele9
Aug 17, 2015 11:04 am
Rts.empire
Rts.empire
7 July 2015

Plaster in a 2002 home?

Plaster in a 2002 home?

Hi Stewie, Thanks for your reply and your help. I am in WA. I have solved the issue I think, the difference isn't actually noticeable once I apply an undercoat. I have…

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Rts.empire
Jul 07, 2015 9:09 pm
tbrazel
tbrazel
4 July 2015

Help with our 70's kitchen

Help with our 70's kitchen

Hi there! Best of luck with all your plans to renovate, this sounds great! My name is Madeleine Johnson and I’m an associate producer from Channel 9. I am reaching out…

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tbrazel
Jul 04, 2015 8:20 pm
bpratt
bpratt
21 June 2015

Entry Door Widening Recommendations

Entry Door Widening Recommendations

The frame is delivered already nailed together, and it's then put together, versus the 'stick' method, where the chippies cut and nail the timber together piece by piece.

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bpratt
Jun 21, 2015 10:41 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 June 2015

Ceiling Cracks

Ceiling Cracks

In our 3 year old house I've noticed a couple of cracks in the ceiling panels. These originate in areas where there is a right angle from…

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Saint Mike
Jun 19, 2015 12:54 pm
Saint Mike
clairelv
clairelv
7 June 2015

Moving kitchen

Moving kitchen

I'm looking to move my kitchen to another room. The house is on a concrete slab, from where the existing sink the new place for the sink is…

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clairelv
Jun 07, 2015 12:22 pm

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