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Sydney Australia
Joined 29 June 2014
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6 d6 dOur 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…

6 d6 dOur 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…

1 month1 monthOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Damaged kerb

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

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

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2 months2 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

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

3 months3 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

3 months3 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

3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Extension Ideas Pls

Hi Chris
Where are you based?

3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
What does it cost to Renovate a Bathroom?

Thanks Richard!

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

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3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Design your own home

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

3 months3 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…

4 months4 monthsOur 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 …

4 months4 monthsOur 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

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
freestanding bath in corner of bathroom?

Hi Bryan
Freestanding pushed into the corner is fine, people always bang on about not being able to get in and clean behind the wall side, but it's not an issue.
I…

5 months5 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
NEED HELP HOME ADDITION

Where is the entry planned, can't quite pick it up?
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

5 months5 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
What height shower rose?

Hey Pat
Around 2mtrs from the floor is a good height, so a bigger dropper closer the the 600mm would be best in my opinion.
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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5 months5 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Maybe a quick skim of base coat plaster and a top coat to finish should cover it.
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

6 months6 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Advice for a first timer in over her head??

Anything is possible, just comes down to budget and a positive mind set.
Renovations can be rewarding when well planned out. If you have the time on your hands to tackle…

6 months6 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Great small builder finished our home

Good to hear a successful finish to what would have been a stressful situation.

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