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Joined 14 April 2010
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4 months4 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Custom Home v Project Home

As mentioned above it really does depend on the quality of finishes you want
Cookie cutter home builders (Volume Builders) tend to get good pricing for their materials due to…

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4 months4 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Changing old house eaves/gutters to parapet wall

This would create a need for a box gutter scenario, which we try to avoid at all costs as once they fail (Matter of when not if) they leak into…

5 months5 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Wooden boards screwing standards

The information the landscaper has given you is incorrect.
Australian Standards stipulate 2 screws per board/joist
Ideally you should be staggering the fixings as well - more of an issue with nails,…

5 months5 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Help in trying to even out floors

Hey Joe, do not use self leveling concrete directly on floorboards. I can help you with this, but i need to know more information.
What are the differences in height?…

5 months5 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Question regarding screwing down deck

Great choice, we have used sleepers for decking on a few projects, and about to do another. Looks the bomb, really does. You wont need to screw down any more…

5 months5 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Double carport on small lot queenslander

Hey Forevertherenovator, Speak with Peta from Brisbane Town Planning. She is absolutely awesome and will be the best Town Planer to guide you through. She has an enormous amount of…

5 months5 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Battening under a Queenslander

Hello KenBron, not sure if you managed to find anyone to do this project. If not, we would be more than happy to help you out. This is a very…

5 months5 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Painting Underneath House

Hey Mark
Congratulations on your new home
As a we LOVE hearing about people who have rescued these magnificent old girls and put them on their property
The issue with these old girls…

5 months5 monthsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Converting timber windows into doors

Hello LH4545, this is easy done as long as the width remains the same. What happens is you have a lintel above the window that takes the roof load and…

9 years9 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
New to this reno thing!

i can add a few tips-
Keep your floor tiles a darker nuetral tone greys and browns work well, as you want to put darker grout on the floor to hide…

9 years9 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
screeding floors

The dry mix is correct, it should be more of a mortar mix as opposed to concrete!

9 years9 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Tiled shower recess help

Hey Notsubtle,
the photos you have shown have a clear hob arolund which means you only need to screed the recess.
However what i believe zed was talking about is the "Real"…

9 years9 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Bathtub installed incorrectly by plumber.

You need to give him the opportunity to fix his mistakes. You can take him to small clams or the like, but they will tell you the same thing. If…

9 years9 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
wooden bath

Looks absolutely awesome, altough wonder how well it would stand up to constant submersion
Still looks impressive

9 years9 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Towel rails - where to get?

Just find a plumbing store that has a showroom

9 years9 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Plannning a kitchen from a practical standpoint

Stainlss is a good surface- for commercial kitchens, but the scratches etc can make it look messy pretty quick, and if plan to enertain, you don't wan to spend 4…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
How do I seal joins in a non-floating timber floor?

hope this helps
Adrien

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Help with repair to bathroom wall?

Sounds to me like you have a ventilation issue. There is no specific pant to use soley in wet areas, unless it is to be imersed in water.
The strip you…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Zincalum VS Colourbond

Yes it can dent the roof if the hail gets big enough, but it would have to be pretty big, and the roof would be the last of your problems.…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Zincalum VS Colourbond

lead is no longer available due to the high um lead content :lol:
now days you can buy a roll of aluminium flashing. Works just as…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Zincalum VS Colourbond

This is not entirely correct. If you mix the two types of corro, being the old "Galvanised" corro and the new "Zinc" coro, you get corrosion of the metals which…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Framing nail gun.

we use pasload gas guns as well but they are pricey -600 plus new
we also use a trade tools brand coil nailer as it was cheaper and still fired ballistic…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
I need to buy a whipper snipper/brush cutter, please help

Ok , you only get what you pay for, and this much is true of whipper snippers.
Do not buy an electric one. as they are made to be gutless enough…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Miss Vintages Bathroom Renovation- THE PICS ARE IN!

ooops, photos were still lading before i got to see the finished product-
Looks great, you guys did a fantastic job!! ::

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Miss Vintages Bathroom Renovation- THE PICS ARE IN!

Love your choice of tiles miss vintage, and really dont envy you having to chase through the brick walls (Pain in the a##)
Still, you have chosen some awesome fittings and…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Mosaic splashbacks

We recomend you seal the tiles so and grout, which make them easier to clean

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Ensuite Advice

You should be able to fit a toilet in this en-suite, it is actuall a fair size.
A baseless shower is commonly know as an integrated shower.
This is easy to do…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Shower shelving & waterproofing - how?

You can't help but drill through the tiles and waterproofing membrane when installing your fittings.
What you could try doing is after drilling through and inserting the green plug, fill the…

10 years10 yearsEco BuilderEco Builder posted:
Shower shelving & waterproofing - how?

The powerpoint must be min 450mm from the edge of the basin in any direction.
So yes, putting the point between the 2 basins could be illegal!

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