Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
Our Build123
200 Posts
Bronze Member

Follow
200Posts95LikesMost Active Topics

Our Build123

Sydney Australia
Joined 29 June 2014
Bronze Member
Followers
3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
ROCKCOTE sandcote hydroguard acrylic colour render

I have used the acrilic colour renders on clients properties for years and they still look great 15+ years on.
Check references of other properties that the contractor has performed similar…

3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Insulating subfloor - from above or below???

If you plan on pulling the floor up anyway, do it then. You can drop Batts in from above for thermal and put a regipol rubber sheet matting over the…

3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
What insurance covers the home during renovation

The builder should have a construction all risk policy in place to cover any damages they may cause on site.
Regards
James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

  ⋅  1
3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Occupation Certificate - organised by builder??

Hi mate
Was there anything written into your contract about who is responsible for obtaining council approval? From memory I thought this was a line item that requires confirmation. I.e client…

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Renovating - How much to add a room

We have 2 kids, couldn't imagine doing it with 4 :)
I tend to advise people that if they are time poor trying to manage a…

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Converting bedroom to bathroom- need ideas on floor plan- ne

That will work well. Is the floor structure bears and joists? If so as long as there is good access under the floor getting the new plumbing in should be…

8 months8 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Travelling Overseas during the Construction

New build or Renovation? There is nothing stopping you really, it's just personal choice. Comes down to how much you trust the builder.
If there are milestones you needed to sign…

8 months8 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Travelling Overseas during the Construction

New build or Renovation? There is nothing stopping you really, it's just personal choice. Comes down to how much you trust the builder.
If there are milestones you needed to sign…

10 months10 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Damaged kerb

Local council
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

10 months10 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

Yeah it's amazing at what those extra costs add to the project!
Generally you need a permit for everything up here to, but some internal works are ok, hence my…

10 months10 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

Hey guys
I know it's an old thread but I can see a few new comments wanting to know more about the process and costs.
Start with a structural engineer to determine…

  ⋅  2
10 months10 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
How much did you pay for variation?

Do you mean the builders margin applied to the variation?
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

10 months10 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
home decking ideas / rough estimates

Good idea, decks can make a huge difference in the look.
It's hard to say a cost as the scope is unknown, but you could spend anywhere between 5-15k depending on…

10 months10 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Need urgent advice about clay soil holding water vs a leak

Did you say the trench for the water pipe was only dug two months ago? If so the trench could still be wet from the backfilled clay, especially if it…

10 months10 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Renovating bathroom

Hi mate, the 6mm sheet can be used, although I would advise against it as a more durable 16mm compressed sheet would normally replace the timber floor below.
With the 6mm…

11 months11 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Shower strip drain installation

That's not to good, has the strip drain been tiled over on each end?
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

11 months11 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Shower/toilet location logic?

On the window side would be good, just ensure that it has a Waterproofed and tiled window reveal into the window. No architraves.
Good luck!
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

11 months11 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Extension Ideas Pls

Hi Chris
Where are you based?

11 months11 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
What does it cost to Renovate a Bathroom?

Thanks Richard!

11 months11 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Converting garage to workshop / studio

No probs Dwain
Come to think of it your right, it is thermal not accoustic. In that case see if they can use a dense acoustic insulation in the walls, a…

11 months11 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Converting garage to workshop / studio

Hey Dwain
One thing to consider maybe the tilt panel door, you mentioned that you may remove the ceiling for storage at a later date. Might consider a standard roller…

11 months11 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Open shower on both sides

Hey Geminithinker
I think it's a great idea!
Don't worry you won't feel cold with that design, I have an open shower / Bath wet area and it's great, we live in…

Open shower on both sides
  ⋅  1
12 months12 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Design your own home

Looking good mate!
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

12 months12 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
a few bathroom questions

Hi Bryan
My thoughts below -
1. Acrilic look just as good, had mine for a few years now with 2 young kids and still looking new.
Try these guys, they have…

1 year1 yearOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
freestanding bath in corner of bathroom?

Great way to do it mate!
Save yourself at least 30% on the overall cost by project managing it yourself, and sounds like you should be ok with that budget.
Your …

1 year1 yearOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Tiles to ceiling, just in the shower?

Depending on your ceiling height I'd personally only take the shower tiles as high as your screen which is usually 2.1.
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

Joined homeone
29 June 2014

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Advertise
Contact Homeone
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018