Renovation + Home Improvement
Apr 13, 2018 10:40 am
Hi! We are so excited because we bought our first PPOR!
I am hoping for someone to point me in the right direction..
The priorities we want done are
2) Converting utility room into a bedroom and relocating laundry elsewhere
3) converting powder room into laundry maybe.
Nice to do is
2) Granite countertop on kitchen to replace the laminate top
Council told me all I need to get 4th bedroom approved is to get a building certifier.
Also the floor is a little more complicated as there is an indoor pond that initially we wanted to keep but have decided to level.
Since there is a lot of little projects, is it a matter of figuring things out and then hiring people / tradesmen individually or would you recommend a builder/ interior designer? Is there something else I am missing?
As a side note- with the pond, given that it is built into the concrete slab, will it just be a matter of removing what's on floor level of the pond and filling in the hole with poured concrete? If so is a concreter the tradie I am looking for?
Re: New PPOR renovation- where to start who to call?2
Apr 15, 2018 8:26 am
CazMaz Welcome to the forum
Photos ot the pond do help?
Re: New PPOR renovation- where to start who to call?4
Apr 23, 2018 7:19 am
Thanks for the photos
Is the slab located on the Ground Floor or Upper floor?
If it's on the upper floor what's beneath?
Also It would be a good idea to track down the original engineering plans... your council should have a copy hth
Re: New PPOR renovation- where to start who to call?5
Apr 23, 2018 9:31 am
It's on the ground floor on a concrete slab. No second storey on this house.
Yes I have building plans..It's a big document though and most of it greek to me!
Would it be a simple matter of knocking down bridge and filling in the pond? Is this something that we should get a structural engineer to look at? I don't want to laugh out of the office, haha, kinda like going to the doctor for a stubbed toe or something.
Re: New PPOR renovation- where to start who to call?6
Apr 23, 2018 10:07 am
Ground floor is easy.. you should be able to cut out/off the concrete with a Concrete saw and fill it in.
Definitely a job for Concrete Cutting and Drilling experts..make sure they have a look at your plans beforehand LOL No need for Medicare Engineering..get 3 quotes tho.
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