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Cedric
Cedric
18 April

Reblock Reviews Victoria

Reblock Reviews Victoria

I cannot find a review for the Reblocker I am getting a quote from. Am I doing something wrong, or are numbers of reblockers who hold VBA registration not reviewed on your…

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Cedric
Apr 18, 2024 11:50 am
Veivs
Veivs
30 March

Re pointing or render

Re pointing or render

I have a bad water leak through my window frame every time it's rains heavy. I have been advised the brick work on the side of my house needs repointing. Will rendering…

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Veivs
Mar 30, 2024 5:08 pm

Soundproofing between floors in wooden house

Soundproofing between floors in wooden house

To reduce noise transfer without compromising the aesthetic of your exposed I beams, consider filling the 100mm gap between the I beams and the floor above with dense,…

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melvingoodman
Mar 14, 2024 5:40 pm
Pulse
Pulse
14 March

Flooring on brick piers

Flooring on brick piers

could be anything but it looks like styrofoam

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Pulse
Mar 14, 2024 4:20 pm

Hi, just discovered all these junks left behind under the floor. Could any of these be asbestos? Best to leave as it is or clean up? Thank you for your thoughts

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Handol
Mar 14, 2024 8:22 am
Althom
Althom
18 December 2023

Replacing front fence

Replacing front fence

Try your local council. They should be able to advise in regards ownership of next door dwellling and give advice as to what steps you have to take before doing any work

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Althom
Dec 18, 2023 1:28 pm
Althom
reno_or_wreck
reno_or_wreck
15 December 2023

What to attach eave brackets to?

What to attach eave brackets to?

Cheers mate! This is exactly what I was thinking but wasn't sure if it was something I'd find on the shelf. I agree with you, fixing the brackets to the board will look…

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reno_or_wreck
Dec 15, 2023 7:58 pm
tryingmybest
tryingmybest
13 June 2023

Kitchen floors

Kitchen floors

Awesome, I can do that. Thanks mate.

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tryingmybest
Jun 13, 2023 7:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 February 2023

1926 Bungalow window questions

1926 Bungalow window questions

Try Tho, Installing the window flashing correctly may be a problem

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 27, 2023 7:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Pete77
Pete77
18 February 2023

removing Nib wall

removing Nib wall

Hi I am about to remove a Nib wall that is tied to a wall running perpendicular to the nib wall. It is tied abt every 4th course Nib wall is about 600 mm long and forms…

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Pete77
Feb 18, 2023 6:20 pm

Hi All, I am planning to convert my theatre room to 4th bed, is it worth or can we do it with the plan I have attached Thanks for taking your time Regards, Harry

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Harrymama
Jan 31, 2023 9:42 am
chippy
chippy
24 January 2023

Suspended ceilings

Suspended ceilings

That's correct. The fan coil unit that sits in the roof normally has 2 or 3 outlets. These are larger ducts that then get get split into smaller ducts for individual…

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chippy
Jan 24, 2023 11:00 am
chippy
alexp79
alexp79
28 December 2022

Removing Arches - Change of plan - Lintel sizing advice

Removing Arches - Change of plan - Lintel sizing advice

Your lintel will need to rest on something and it is usually at least 250 mm of brick, it doesn't seem there is enough space on the right side for it, as the opening is…

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alexp79
Dec 28, 2022 12:57 pm
Mickfromperth
Mickfromperth
27 December 2022

Steel lintels

Steel lintels

How did you go with this? If your still thinking about it, I would look into steel lintel expansion. I suspect it wont be an issue at 4m in length.

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Mickfromperth
Dec 27, 2022 10:36 pm
Noname
Noname
23 December 2022

Adding void in renovation

Adding void in renovation

i wish i could point to something smart you've said. Go figure indeed. HTH

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Noname
Dec 23, 2022 9:23 am
Tweberau
Tweberau
30 November 2022

Floorplan layout

Floorplan layout

Hi We are looking at renovating our house and would like ideas on how to maximise space on the existing floorplan as we arent too sure about the current flow of the house…

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Tweberau
Nov 30, 2022 6:58 am
PamSwan
PamSwan
29 September 2022

Replacing hessian linings

Replacing hessian linings

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PamSwan
Sep 29, 2022 9:19 am
The_Lalas
The_Lalas
12 September 2022

Renovations - adding a two story section

Renovations - adding a two story section

Hi All, We've just bought a property that has an existing kitchen/laundry extension in Newcastle. We're looking to knock out that extension and build a larger extension…

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The_Lalas
Sep 12, 2022 1:32 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
15 July 2022

Demolishing advice

Demolishing advice

Yes, i understand the the situation. The demolition company holds customers to ransom wirh the asbestos clearance certificate. They are are very experienced at this!

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Kippers01
Jul 15, 2022 10:18 am
Misho
Misho
11 July 2022

Ceiling out of gutter

Ceiling out of gutter

Hello experts Can anyone please advise me what would be the best way to repair this issue? This is across the whole ceiling on the exterior sides of the house. Thanks…

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Misho
Jul 11, 2022 10:12 pm
JustAnotherUser
JustAnotherUser
15 May 2022

Water leakage into basement

Water leakage into basement

Just wanted to give an update on the fix. Chris above was right. The plumber hadn’t gone deep enough. So the water used to make its way to the lowest point and make it…

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JustAnotherUser
May 15, 2022 6:51 pm
Hailed On
Hailed On
28 March 2022

Sarking replacement australian standards

Sarking replacement australian standards

Hello all from a new member here. Placing New sarking on top of old torn and weathered sarking Is there a Australian Industry Standard that requires old sarking to be…

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Hailed On
Mar 28, 2022 8:27 pm
Misho
Misho
1 March 2022

Best option to go for flooring

Best option to go for flooring

I have an old house with quite old tiles. What would be the cheapest option. To put porcelain on the top or good quality laminated flooring? Do I need to break these tiles…

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Misho
Mar 01, 2022 12:35 am
parawolf
parawolf
17 January 2022

Adding a ceiling fan

Adding a ceiling fan

Hey people, i'd love to add a ceiling fan to this room which is a bedroom; but we have these massive ceiling medallions/roses. Additionally these old but cheapish…

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parawolf
Jan 17, 2022 11:52 am
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Iknow
Nov 12, 2021 5:34 pm

Hello We’re in the process of restoring an old Victorian Weatherboard Farmhouse. Pulling up the rotted verandah Timbers, we found a brand mark WIRRA. Does anyone know…

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1890srestoration
Sep 25, 2021 9:01 pm

Thanks mate. Here's some better photos. The guy that put this up did a lot of his own stuff, as I'm discovering. The narrow wall top (110mm) should be easy enough to put…

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sgaites
Aug 29, 2021 3:14 pm

Hello, My roof is going to be replaced next month and have been given the choice of colorbond colours. I originally chose Ironstone but have since thought this may appear…

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Josie12
Aug 17, 2021 1:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 July 2021

Turning clad to brick house

Turning clad to brick house

Real Estate Agents agents and their websites are the worst at giving engineering and construction advice They tell you to look at your build plan from the top (walls) down…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 14, 2021 10:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Katiebee2
Katiebee2
22 June 2021

plans drawn up, house gutted, can I move walls

plans drawn up, house gutted, can I move walls

I really want to know if its possible at no cost before asking the question. If i know I shouldn’t need new plans just to move an internal wall a little across, then im…

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Katiebee2
Jun 22, 2021 10:48 am
nosliw
nosliw
25 May 2021

Give me some facade ideas to improve street appeal!

Give me some facade ideas to improve street appeal!

Widen the front gable to incorporate a covered porch for the front door would bring a huge improvement. Then add some plants and voila!

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nosliw
May 25, 2021 12:48 am
Doughboy
Doughboy
22 May 2021

Lime based plaster

Lime based plaster

If using hydraulic lime, mix at 2 sharp sand, 1 lime.

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Doughboy
May 22, 2021 1:42 pm
Rohitmani
Rohitmani
7 May 2021

Replace taps

Replace taps

Thanks for your reply... i showed this post to the plumber.. he worked it accordingly... cheers

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Rohitmani
May 07, 2021 12:58 am

Hello, Paint colour and combination are a very important part of any house. Recently I completed my home painting with the help of commercial painter. They did an…

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Saifak12
Mar 29, 2021 10:30 am

Hey there! It's great that you're planning to renovate your kitchen/laundry area and looking for opinions. Based on the options you've presented,…

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AnotherDumbAss
Mar 03, 2021 6:26 am

I really dislike the front of my house. I’d love suggestions, regarding how to modernise.

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Carmar
Feb 27, 2021 5:26 pm
dmm12
dmm12
24 February 2021

Roof Removal Renovation Cost

Roof Removal Renovation Cost

Hi That would be great if I could, attached is a photo ofthe house and the roof line i want to go to. Existing at rear is an extension on posts and i want to continue that…

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dmm12
Feb 24, 2021 1:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 February 2021

OSB used only exterior wall left in rain for 10 months

OSB used only exterior wall left in rain for 10 months

The OSB Should have been wrapped and properly taped. if its delaminating then it will need to be replaced

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 15, 2021 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
forrestmount
forrestmount
11 February 2021

Fake 70's wood panels - remove, paint or cover it?

Fake 70's wood panels - remove, paint or cover it?

I will try to articulate my thoughts You really need to post photos of your LEDs in action. You need to buy paint with almost all your options listed, with that in…

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forrestmount
Feb 11, 2021 6:48 am

With our renovation looming, I'm feeling really anxious about submitting our plans. I have been scouring this forum and reading and listening to podcasts on building with…

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Kate_s
Dec 31, 2020 3:34 am
rambler79
rambler79
29 December 2020

Exposed truss v raised ceiling

Exposed truss v raised ceiling

I have recently bought a house and planning a renovation. House is about 190m2 with apex truss roof. I’d love to raise the ceiling in about 40m2 of living space for…

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rambler79
Dec 29, 2020 10:08 am
TheShearers
TheShearers
22 December 2020

Old Brick Home

Old Brick Home

Hi, we are in the process of settling on this place. Its not a 'forever home', but a house we intend to live in/then keep as rental. So we don't want to spend too much on…

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TheShearers
Dec 22, 2020 5:22 pm
acaboi
acaboi
16 December 2020

Floorplan modifications

Floorplan modifications

Existing plan - https://ibb.co/120Gmgh Proposed plan - https://ibb.co/f9vjyQ4 I would like to extend the wall of bed2 by 600mm making the upper lounge 3.8x3.8. Would this…

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acaboi
Dec 16, 2020 8:17 pm
worldofmud
worldofmud
30 November 2020

Ventilation when slab in place

Ventilation when slab in place

Presumably the terrace is contains similar houses with similar construction features. Have you asked the other terrace residents if they have a similar issue and how…

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worldofmud
Nov 30, 2020 7:56 pm
ntafoulis
ntafoulis
11 November 2020

Floor plan remodeling

Floor plan remodeling

Hello all! Can you suggest how to get two bedrooms? Thanks in advance!

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ntafoulis
Nov 11, 2020 5:54 am

Hi. I recently bought a very old house and doing some renovation. I've done restumping and 8 x underpinning the house. I still found really big gap between bricks and…

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Kevin Jeong
Sep 13, 2020 1:56 am
Tommw
Tommw
24 August 2020

Old house retire costs

Old house retire costs

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Tommw
Aug 24, 2020 10:52 pm
MJ51
MJ51
17 July 2020

Bagging or render?

Bagging or render?

Hello! We are debating whether to bag or render our single-level 1980s brown brick home. For context, we are near the beach and are going for a tropical resort-style…

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MJ51
Jul 17, 2020 6:02 pm
Dave.
Dave.
11 July 2020

Making an old house airtight and insulating.

Making an old house airtight and insulating.

I live on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. There are a few companies that do spray foam around Melbourne. I have good clearance under the floor for access. I thought…

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Dave.
Jul 11, 2020 12:58 pm

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