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1 year1 yeartjilpitjilpi posted:
Tiny kitchen layout help

If you move the bedroom door so that both bedroom doors are together and then move the bathroom door to the centre of the kitchen wall that would give you…

2 years2 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Extension, where to start

Yes you could do a timber floor on stumps.Are there windows on the internal wall of the 'U' (the walls that will be becoming part of the new build). If…

2 years2 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Question about renovations on relocated houses.

Once moved an put back together they are like any other house. You will be able to find any problems with a building inspection.
We have lived in relocated …

2 years2 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Where do you sell second hand building materials?

Furniture can also be sold on ebay, gumtree etc. But there are also auction houses where you can sell it. In Melbourne there are several.Just a few are Leonard Joels,…

2 years2 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
DULUX colour that is grey/beige?

Dulux Calf Skin

2 years2 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Do We Have The Right To Refuse To Pay This?

I can't comment legally, but does it always come down to that? Why do so often people think it's ok to short cut builders.not pay final payments etc. If the…

2 years2 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Help I want to become a int. des. but where to start???????

If you are in Melbourne then several TAFE's have interior design. Holmesglen, Swinburne and RMIT are just some with well recognised Diplomas.
Monash, Swinburne and RMIT have Bachelor's in Interior Architecture/…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
When does DIY Reno become owner builder?

You don't need permits to do non-structural renovations eg bathrooms, kitchens, laundries (unless walls are being removed etc). So if you do those yourselves it would be DIY. If the…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Lazy trades

There are plenty of good, ethical tradie's. And because they are good they don't work for the likes of Jim's...anything or 'Property Doctors'.
A local guy bought a Jim's Gardening round.…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Small bathroom in new shed.

You could make it 1000 x 3000 (or 1200 x 3000) and have the shower across one end, toilet at the other end with the vanity in the centre on…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Wrong house plans approved.

Depends on the reason was knocked back initially, but if you use a private building surveyor, probably not. The surveyor will check the build is to code and follows the…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Storm Water Disposal

Does your planning permit have any particular requirements re the storm water? Does it have to be treated before it leaves the site?

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Steam Ovens

Thanks for your answers, they are very helpful. Can I ask what brands of combi-steams you have? ::smile::

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Steam Ovens

I have been doing a bit of research but would be interested to hear from people who have either a steam oven or combi-steam.
Would love some answers to the following…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Will you buy replica furniture and homewares or designer?

I really like supporting local artists and artisans if I can. I also like the fact they are one off, or less likely for everyone to have them. I have…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
$500 to dress a small window?

Could be reasonable. She might be using a very expensive fabric. Too little information to know really ::smile::

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Double glazed windows with poor noise insulation

There is an optimal air space size between panes for noise reduction, and I think glass panes of different thickness also help. Did you specify glass thickness and air gap…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Do you regret building a smaller home?

I would consider both of those homes big, and bigger than I would want to build (or currently live in). Personally, I would prefer a smaller house which has good…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Toilet - adding a sink?

I have a toilet 1500 x either 1000 or 900 with a sliding door and it has a sink in it. All fits fine. However, as your's is 1900 long…

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Void under slab soil erosion Help

From your description you have a suspended slab, supported on piers, not reliant on the soil, as it is reactive.

3 years3 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Oversized Rustic Wooden Mirror

What state are you in? I got one from a guy in Euroa (Victoria) who does tables and mirrors from recycled timber. He used to go regularly to Violet Town…

4 years4 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Buying bathroomware

If in Melbourne - Fowle s Auctions
Gottliebs…

4 years4 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Advice please!!! What do I do?? Draftsman.....disaster!

If you have already 2 designs that fitted 'everything you wanted' why did you go for a 3rd (and now 4th).Have you paid anyone for time in doing these designs…

4 years4 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
House removal / relocation

When I looked into it I thought Harkaway homes sounded a good price at first because it is only a kit, but once you include building costs they actually seem…

4 years4 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
The Block?

All other TV shows have one winner....Big Brother, Survivor etc and others don't get compensated. Why should the block be different. Shows like the Bachelor, Farmer wants a wife etc…

4 years4 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
OLD HOUSE USES

What Stewie said above.
Office / Home office/ Business area for yourself or to rent out
Craft / activity sewing / painting area (studio)
Gardening area
Teenager activity area. Pool room / bar…

4 years4 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
Is my slab too far out of the ground?

There are minimum levels not maximum levels ie. you need your slab to be a certain height (min.) above the ground.

4 years4 yearstjilpitjilpi posted:
House Relocation/ Haulage - Contract to protect us?

Agree with above post. We have moved several houses but we weren't involved or on the block on the day of the move. That is all up to the house…

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