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RenoMentor

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1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Bathroom entrance

Hi Sembal,
I can't find the exact maximum height online - if you search 'threshold' I think you may have some luck with a bit of digging.
Even if you have this…

1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Waterproofing the shower room only or the whole bathroom flo

Hi Foyou,
The entire bathroom floor should be done to be up to Australian Standards... see link below!
http://www.build.com.au/bathroom-waterproofing
Hope this helps!

1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Pictures of my garden (Updated)

Love it, looks like minimal maintenance, which is always a plus.
Love the brick colour aswell!

1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Big gap between plaster nd skirting

Hi homeone1234,
I think (hard to tell exactly from the photos) that you won’t even notice once they are gapped and painted. I agree with craigasaurus.
If you are really concerned, maybe…

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1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Own build vs employ builder

Hi newhomeGC
No problems, would hate to see you get into bigger pickle!
Happy to give you any help you need, just let me know!

1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Building Costs - Your experience

Hi Rkae,
Maybe answer this for me:
1. Are you looking at a spec home design or an architecture build?
2. What level of finish are you wanting?
3. Is the block flat?
4. What…

1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Expired Tender

Hi Mel.G,
I am not sure where you are located, but I've found (as a builder) that supply costs have increased in the last 12 months.
It's tough as a builder that…

1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Own build vs employ builder

Hi NewhomeGC (im posting on both of your posts!)
In order to go down the route of owner/builder, you'll have to meet a few critera with the QBCC (again I'm guessing…

1 month1 monthRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Who to choose?! In a pickle

Hi NewhomeGC,
Sorry to hear about your current builder.
As structuralBIMguy has said, make sure you get your certificates out of the current builder for the slab and any services (plumbing &…

2 months2 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Help with house plan in particular master bedroom,walk in ro

Hi jabbriel,
I can’t quite make out the dimensions but the space between the entry and the vanity in drawing 1 seems a lot.
My thinking is, if this space is reduced,…

2 months2 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Building Costs - Your experience

Hi Rkae, can you post up some more details of the property?
Without these it is sort of like saying, how much is my landcruiser worth without knowing year, k’s,…

2 months2 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Upgrade to vinyl flooring

Hi robdridan,
In my opinion, I think the second salesman is likely just trying to move you into their product by ‘badmouthing’ the competition.
My construction company has probably done 300 or…

2 months2 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Hi MrChelseaFC,
What Alexp79 says is a good point, if this is an option, this might be the best bet.
As an owner builder there are still several 'hoops' to jump through,…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Worst Case Scenario after initial deposit- FairHaven Homes

Hi Samex,
How that clause reads to me is that charge you whatever costs they incurred up until the point in time you decide to cancel.
This could be, at the stage…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Worst Case Scenario after initial deposit- FairHaven Homes

Hi Samex, they are saying their margin is 20%, which covers their admin and profit. In a typical builders contract (say for example Master Builders) has the standard margin as…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Cupboard door gaps

Hi,
As stated above, talk with your builder in the first instance. It’s always hard as a builder having people walk through before they have defected so this may not be…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Builder refusing to give OP

Bit of a sticky situation, as said above, make sure from here on out everything is in writing and it may be worthwhile engaging a professional to look at your…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Building with Hotondo Homes Toowoomba - Final Quote concerns

Hi Mvlouman,
In my opinion $275k was probably not achievable, even for a standard type home, unless significant things were missing.
$480k doesn’t seem to far out of the ball park ($1400/m2)…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Worst Case Scenario after initial deposit- FairHaven Homes

Hi Samex,
There is quite a bit in this and you should probably get some professional advice before signing.
In regards to the 20%, it says your liable to pay any costs…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Professional Landscape Plan

Hi Ravi,
Could you take this out of the contract and engage a D&C Landscape contractor directly?
They’ll typically handle any related approvals and designs.
Hope this helps.

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?

No problems, really glad I could help. It seems already quite light so maybe a darker tone, maybe see what something with minimal pattern looks like, that way they don’t…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?

Hi Honorjo,
Bit of a predicament you’re I , but one with definitely a solution.
Have you considered going for a tile around the pool that is totally different, like a darker…

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3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Hi ace91,
Might be resurrecting a dead thread!
It's a question I see come up alot. I've seen owner builder projects go great and also horribly wrong. Typically the ones that go…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Upgrade to vinyl flooring

Hi Lisa,
Hope it went well yesterday.
In my own personal renovation i used the same Karndean planks as IamSAM. The colour was called Savannah, most people confused it for real timber.…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Prelim deposit

Hi FIH,
Smells very fishy - maybe count your blessings this has happened before you got any further into the build!

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
demolition cost

Hi guys,
All sound advice so far.
The biggest 'red flag' you raise to cost thought is the potential Asbestos issue. You really HAVE to know the extent of this before you…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Lifting floor tiles for reuse

Hi Stevo,
It really depends on how well they are glued down.
When I lift tiles it is ALWAYS a bit of a gamble how easily they come up. For example, in…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Cost of extension on weatherboard house

Hi Burtie,
As structuralBIMguy has said, you probably need to give a bit more info.
I feel for you in trying to understand if you’re being taken for a ride. Why don’t…

3 months3 monthsRenoMentorRenoMentor posted:
Renovating Costs - Augustine Heights Qld

Hi Stashy,
My first post and I hope I can be of some assistance!
It’s so hard when you’re buying a property, trying to understand how much you’re going to spend, are…

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