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Hi Everyone, Looking for suggestions to extend our old house which (for some reason) was build diagonally across the block. We would love to add some extra space by…

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sam2k
Aug 16, 2017 9:53 pm

Change floorplan of our house

Change floorplan of our house

Dear All, We are looking to renovate and expand our house. We would like to change the location of our front door. Does anyone know if this is going to be very difficult…

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shoopshoop23
Jul 29, 2017 7:56 pm

Hey guys so we are renovating a house we recently bought and there were a few hairline cracks in the render which have been pollyfilled but there is this one large crack…

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RenoKid
Jun 24, 2017 8:31 pm

Hi all - ive just removed an internal brick wall which ended up exposing bricks in between slab on the floor. I want to prevent damp rising through the exposed bricks. Any…

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jippy
May 04, 2017 6:22 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
30 May 2016

We have Stairs!

We have Stairs!

The next episode of the "Small Space Big Build" is out, we have stairs! https://youtu.be/43SD6RKNIdw Getting close now, only a few more episodes until we get carpet…

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Our Build123
May 30, 2016 8:34 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 February 2016

Old Home Restoration / Renovation Topics

Old Home Restoration / Renovation Topics

Hi Mandy, we have been renovating and living here, although we are almost finished stage 1 of the renovations. I have been filming the entire process here - Small Space…

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Our Build123
Feb 14, 2016 8:38 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 February 2016

How to find a builder?

How to find a builder?

A good read from Sam Stone over at A Life On Venus about trying to find a builder. http://alifeonvenus.blogspot.com.au/201 ... r.html?m=1 Have you guys had any similar stories?

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Our Build123
Feb 14, 2016 9:54 am
Our Build123
lesley.millett.7
lesley.millett.7
7 July 2015

Kitchen renovation.

Kitchen renovation.

We live in WA and want to move out a kitchen window a whole 60cm to enlarge this area just that little bit. This will extend onto our back patio which is about 3mtrs…

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lesley.millett.7
Jul 07, 2015 9:53 pm
Philip_J
Philip_J
23 May 2015

Changing driveway on knockdown corner block

Changing driveway on knockdown corner block

Hi all, As the title suggests, I'm looking at doing a known rebuild on my existing block/house which is a corner block in Knox, Melbourne. Does anyone have any…

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Philip_J
May 23, 2015 3:32 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
24 March 2015

Replace or reuse?

Replace or reuse?

Depends on what finish you plan on getting. If it is smooth paint finish than the effort would be way too much. If you are after a so so paint finish than you would be ok.…

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Adam.M
Mar 24, 2015 9:59 am

Ended up using 3mm MDF.. Gave the back and sides if it a coating of taubmans 3 in 1 undercoat and a coat of dulax aqaunamel to waterproof it. I'll do the same with the…

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robbie_p
Mar 16, 2015 7:36 am

Hi all, I am looking at flooring options for my main bedroom. My budget is around $65 per sqm including installation. I have looked at a few laminate options in this…

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robbie_p
Mar 14, 2015 11:46 am
mgilla
mgilla
13 March 2015

Light switch on door frames

Light switch on door frames

All electrical work needs to be done by a licensed electrician. If you do your own plumbing and it fails you get wet, if do electrical work and it fails someone…

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mgilla
Mar 13, 2015 8:19 pm
building inspector
building inspector
8 December 2014

Floor tiling

Floor tiling

Could be an expansion join or a cold join if the slab was poured in two lots. Either way you just need to use a rubberised adhesive to allow for any movement. [Edit:…

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building inspector
Dec 08, 2014 8:56 pm
building inspector
PTG
PTG
9 October 2013

Removal of pressed tin

Removal of pressed tin

There is no easy way to remove pressed metal. That is why there is a scarcity of pressed metal in good condition in salvage yards. Every way you try to remove it you end…

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PTG
Oct 09, 2013 5:40 pm
PTG
Building Newbie
Building Newbie
21 July 2013

Render Paint colour

Render Paint colour

I am just subscribing & I will upload a pic of our render shortly. We have just done the pillars which was a charcol kind of colour but has dried quite alot lighter so…

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Building Newbie
Jul 21, 2013 11:52 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 June 2013

Render

Render

Hi, I'm thinking of replacing my metal windows with timber sash windows, anyone…

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ECOECO
Jun 09, 2013 11:56 am
ECOECO
crispie
crispie
3 May 2013

Bamboo flooring imported into Australia

Bamboo flooring imported into Australia

I have been researching strand woven Bamboo flooring and love the look of it. However it differs a fair bit in price from company to company. I have read some info…

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crispie
May 03, 2013 10:19 am
JB1
JB1
26 June 2012

Making Old Home Modern

Making Old Home Modern

I would have thought the architect would be the floor plan expert.

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JB1
Jun 26, 2012 8:28 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
23 April 2012

1950s house reno - don't know where to start!!

1950s house reno - don't know where to start!!

It didn't work ... When you've uploaded your photos in photobucket or similar click on the last box which says IMG code and "copied" will appear - then you paste that…

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Mclaren
Apr 23, 2012 12:10 pm
Mclaren
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
7 April 2012

Hello Everyone

Hello Everyone

Older friends of ours renovated their house. It took them a while, several years in fact. They found demolition yards and sites like Gumtree to be invaluable. It was a…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 07, 2012 7:08 pm


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