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Steveg1081
Steveg1081
3 December

Plaster

Plaster

How long does it take one plasterman to square set already hung new plaster wall. See photo

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Steveg1081
Dec 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Meenaneary1
Meenaneary1
29 October

Ability to open previous back of fire

Ability to open previous back of fire

my opinion for you is to buy a new house. IF you want to buy old property you should check the gas, water , electricity, furniture, walls are ok or not. Thanks. you can…

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Meenaneary1
Oct 29, 2019 10:11 pm

buying to renovate - need advice please

buying to renovate - need advice please

Hi UrbanNomad Welcome to the forum This has been discussed many times before and I am just not able to find the exact links ATM. Query the forum for BIM, Data and Reverse…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 24, 2019 10:35 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Merrib
Merrib
21 July

Restumping costs

Restumping costs

Thanks. The contractor has asked for a $800 deposit. He has told me that he is not a builder but a carpenter and that a building permit issued by the council is not…

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Merrib
Jul 21, 2019 2:46 pm

Damp slate slab floors in basement. Property is heritage listed so slate needs to remain, but it’s laid onto sand with no damp proof underneath I’m guessing. Slabs are…

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Bridgetsreno
Jun 18, 2019 11:57 am

Raising house on concrete slab

Raising house on concrete slab

Ddtheone From an engineering perspective raising the house isn't cost effective There are minimal compliance issues for basements, lol no overlooking issues OT Basement…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 07, 2019 9:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Strauss08
Strauss08
27 May

Victorian cottage query

Victorian cottage query

Can anyone tell me why someone would lay concrete in the hallway of an 1890 Victorian bluestone cottage? It is carpeted over and has one room original boards that i can…

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Strauss08
May 27, 2019 9:55 am

Hi There, We have an old (1950s???) family holiday shack which has some aluminium sash windows. Because of their age and some being exposed to the sun, many are starting…

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CarlosMcG
Mar 10, 2019 10:28 am
Intellichoice
Intellichoice
3 February

How to find a builder?

How to find a builder?

When you do a renovation to your home and make a house. Find the good builder/contractor for your house, when you meet to contractor's face to face ask their last…

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Intellichoice
Feb 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Intellichoice
kks
kks
31 January

Exterior colour help

Exterior colour help

This is a useful Dulux USA visualisor site to play around. https://www.visualizecolor.com/dulux#/? ... 497221fe49

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kks
Jan 31, 2019 11:23 pm
Lisa12345
Lisa12345
7 October 2018

Car inspection pit or cellar?

Car inspection pit or cellar?

Hi there, I’ve just purchased a 1901 Villa in South Australia and the owners let me know there is a small cellar under some vinyl floors (not larger than a coffee table…

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Lisa12345
Oct 07, 2018 8:55 am
Jibberer
Jibberer
29 July 2018

Asbestos shed

Asbestos shed

Hi all, hope someone can help, just wondering if I should be concerned about my neighbours shed thats right up next to my fence. Pretty sure its made of asbestos, but I'm…

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Jibberer
Jul 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Sunshine1
Sunshine1
22 April 2018

Drilling 10mm wide hole into thick galvanised metal

Drilling 10mm wide hole into thick galvanised metal

Anyone with extensive metal drilling experience that can help me with some questions below? I’m hanging interior barn style doors. I’m trying to drill 10mm holes into…

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Sunshine1
Apr 22, 2018 7:37 pm
edskii
edskii
10 March 2018

Hills district Reno

Hills district Reno

Hi I'm a newbie here for some constructive advice. We're a family of four with a small brick veneer on a gentle slope 700 sqm block. Current arrangement comprises of 3…

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edskii
Mar 10, 2018 2:49 pm
jane21august
jane21august
28 February 2018

Replace or reuse?

Replace or reuse?

Definitely, reuse them and do not replace them, coat them with old wooden paint as they would look fabulous after coating of paint.

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jane21august
Feb 28, 2018 3:51 pm
jane21august
Steveminmitchell
Steveminmitchell
1 January 2018

Relocating a house

Relocating a house

I have just recently relocated a 1920s Californian bungalow onto my block of land. As the house was given to me by a local hospital and still being used for consulting…

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Steveminmitchell
Jan 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Pjs1201
Pjs1201
31 December 2017

Builder recommendations in Northern Melbourne

Builder recommendations in Northern Melbourne

Hi We have a new Home built in 2013 We are looking to renovate our first floor Plans are Currently being drawn up Anyone recommend a builder ?

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Pjs1201
Dec 31, 2017 9:05 pm

Hi, We are looking to sand/polish our floorboards which have been hidden under carpet. I am told that we need to know if they are Baltic Pine or Radiata species and I…

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Han_mc
Nov 17, 2017 11:39 am
asad ali
asad ali
3 November 2017

Removing old laminate and replacing with new on kitchen

Removing old laminate and replacing with new on kitchen

Hi I'm going to replace the old laminate on my…

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asad ali
Nov 03, 2017 12:40 am
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sam2k
Aug 27, 2017 11:13 am
shoopshoop23
shoopshoop23
29 July 2017

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 8:56 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 9:31 pm
jippy
jippy
4 May 2017

Damp prevention

Damp prevention

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 7:22 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 9:34 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 9:38 pm
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 10:53 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 4:32 pm

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 8:36 am
robbie_p
robbie_p
14 March 2015

Hot pressed vinyl?

Hot pressed vinyl?

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 12:46 pm
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 9:19 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 9:56 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 6:40 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 12:52 pm
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 12:56 pm
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 11:19 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 9:28 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 1:10 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 8:08 pm

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