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Iknow
Nov 12, 2021 6:34 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 10:01 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 4:14 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 2:05 pm

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 11:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Katiebee2
Katiebee2
22 June

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 11:48 am
nosliw
nosliw
25 May

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 1:48 am
Doughboy
Doughboy
22 May

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 2:42 pm

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 1:58 am

Hi guys just wondering what you all think of an exterior paint and windows trim ? Roof - monument. Gutter - monument fascia - shale gray I wanna paint the right side of…

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Saifak12
Mar 29, 2021 11:30 am

Hi! I'm thinking about renovating the kitchen/laundry and want to get some opinions... Would you do a... A) SMALL reno now, then a big reno after 2 yrs B) MEDIUM reno…

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AnotherDumbAss
Mar 03, 2021 7:26 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 6:26 pm

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 2:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 February

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 10:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
forrestmount
forrestmount
11 February

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 7:48 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 4:34 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 11:08 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 6:22 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 9:17 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 8:56 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 6:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 October 2020

Water leakage into basement

Water leakage into basement

Try searching Please also check with your local Council Building surveyor for guidance on Compliance, Alternate Engineered Solutions & Certification (CAC) OT, As you can…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 25, 2020 8:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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 2:56 am
Tommw
Tommw
24 August 2020

Old house retire costs

Old house retire costs

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Tommw
Aug 24, 2020 11:52 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 7:02 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 1:58 pm
acaboi
acaboi
2 July 2020

Typical life expectancy of a home

Typical life expectancy of a home

Thanks for your inputs. So if the building inspection report comes out OK, and everything else is good, then there's no reason to hesitate in investing more money to…

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acaboi
Jul 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Debunk
Debunk
22 May 2020

Victorian cottage query

Victorian cottage query

sometimes people panic with old houses and in a misguided attempt to prevent issues such as rising damp they fill the floor with concrete. From what I've read so far this…

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Debunk
May 22, 2020 11:16 am
brett.r
brett.r
17 May 2020

Access to subfloor void

Access to subfloor void

We recently purchased a Federation cottage and there doesn't appear to be any physical access to the sub-floor void. The floors look like they have been worked on at some…

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brett.r
May 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Teachpeach
Teachpeach
17 May 2020

Large crack on the front of house! HELP

Large crack on the front of house! HELP

Hi there not sure if you still have this house or have moved on but I was wondering how you resolved this as I have a similar issue in an old 1840's cottage that has made…

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Teachpeach
May 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Teachpeach

hhGood evening, I'm looking for advice on whether anyone has had to resolve a water issue with a concrete slab driveway touching the external walls of my old 1840's…

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Teachpeach
May 17, 2020 7:59 pm
Teachpeach

Hi I own an old house build c1906 and am trying to restore (not renovate) it to its original state. I know this will take some time, however, I’m a firm believer that,…

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tonyp1964
May 03, 2020 12:37 pm
Althom
Althom
24 April 2020

Possible to retrofit insulation

Possible to retrofit insulation

Thanks for sharing

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Althom
Apr 24, 2020 10:30 am
Althom
MIC Martin
MIC Martin
13 April 2020

Advise for renovating a old home in Sydney

Advise for renovating a old home in Sydney

it's a great plan and a good time to do the renovation now, if you got time, you can do a lot of works by yourself. Before you begin all of these, make sure you have a…

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MIC Martin
Apr 13, 2020 2:18 pm
MIC Martin
Pulse
Pulse
4 April 2020

Can I remove this [stink pipe?]?

Can I remove this [stink pipe?]?

You still need one somewhere, most new houses have internal vents that don’t stick out so much. Discuss with your plumber. cheers Pulse

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Pulse
Apr 04, 2020 6:49 am
M.R
M.R
26 March 2020

Clear Easement

Clear Easement

Hi, We're in the process of seeking council approval for home renovation. The house is 2nd from the corner. House backs onto home from next street. There is a large…

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M.R
Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm
Ischia1962
Ischia1962
26 January 2020

Locating a discontinued tile

Locating a discontinued tile

Locating a discontinued tile Hello I’m trying to find where I can obtain the above tiles , they are approx 315x315 square , Italian monologica. Can anyone help me…

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Ischia1962
Jan 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Steveg1081
Steveg1081
3 December 2019

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 2019

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 July 2019

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 2019

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 June 2019

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

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 2019

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 2019

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

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