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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…
Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching
We have recently moved in to a new house and would like to patch up some of the screw holes where paintings once were. The house has recently been repainted…
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…
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.
There's simply no comparison, no Scotia look is so much cleaner and classier.
Feb 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Aug 06, 2017 10:16 pm
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…
Owner Builder Insurance
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…
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…
Floor Tolerances for Extension
Yeasss, I would appreciate your help - I'm also looking for info!
Dec 15, 2016 10:52 pm
First Time Renovating - where do we start
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…
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
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…
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 ?
Has anyone had experience with exposed truss or beams with skylights or knows anyone who can do something like this?
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…
Our Kitchen Renovation ~ progress so far
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
Oct 22, 2015 10:11 pm
Home Renovation cost and resale value
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…
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…
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…
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…
Plaster in a 2002 home?
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.
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…
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.
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…