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  1. Thanks for the responses, though they've probably...

    Thanks for the responses, though they've probably left me more confused :no:. I'd really prefer not to have yellow windows and have to re-paint in a couple of years. Is a bit of window sticking worth...
  2. Good idea. Thanks Whitey66.

    Good idea. Thanks Whitey66.
  3. Thanks Metrix. That sounds like a good approach....

    Thanks Metrix. That sounds like a good approach. I've confirmed with the mob installing they will be using masonry adhesive.
  4. Should I seal bricks before direct-stick plasterboard to masonry

    Hi all,

    I have removed old lime render from our 1920s cavity brick home and will be re-lining with plasterboard using the direct stick method. I have cleaned the bricks up but there remains some...
  5. Oil-based vs water-based paint for timber windows

    Hi all,

    I'm sure this has been discussed elsewhere on this forum but I wasn't able to find any previous posts.

    I have a number of new timber double-hung and casement windows I'm looking to...
  6. Hi Craigís-au, Iíve just posted a question...

    Hi Craigís-au,

    Iíve just posted a question about using Rondo furring channel and clip system on joists or truss and the issue of ceiling diaphragm.

    Seems lots of people use the clip and...
  7. Ceiling diaphragm when using rondo furring channel

    Hi there,

    Iíve pulled down the old ceilings in our 1920ís double brick reno. The old hardwood ceiling joists have a nice bow in them from carrying the weight of horse hair plaster and a second...
  8. Aluminium sliding door install - jamb flashing standard?

    Hi all,

    just wondering if jamb flashing for an aluminium sliding door into timber frame and Hardie weatherboard construction is a requirement/standard? I have recently had the door installed in...
  9. Thanks for the response Metrix. Is the...

    Thanks for the response Metrix. Is the calculation really that simple though? Surely the fact the shower is discharging under pressure and therefore at a higher rate than the drain which is clearing...
  10. Thanks for the response Ozcob. The units do look...

    Thanks for the response Ozcob. The units do look to be good quality.
  11. Lauxes anodised aluminium shower grate - any good???

    Hi all, has anyone had any experience with Lauxes shower grates.

    https://lauxesgrates.com.au

    Theyíre anodised aluminium which, the tile shop guy who sells them says, are less prone to rust...
  12. Thanks for the responses Phil D and Metrix.

    Thanks for the responses Phil D and Metrix.
  13. Thanks for the reply UseByDate. The rafters are...

    Thanks for the reply UseByDate. The rafters are at 300 centres so all good from that perspective.
  14. Direct fix plasterboard to skillion roof rafters?

    Hi all,

    Apologies as I'm sure this has been asked before but can't find anyway on the forum.

    Is it advisable to directly fix plasterboard to skillion roof rafters or better to batten out using...
  15. Thank for the reply Uncle Bob. I had a look at...

    Thank for the reply Uncle Bob. I had a look at the NSW Fair Trading guide to standards and tolerances booklet and it suggests any deviance over 4 mm is defective. I'll have a chat with the Builder.
    ...
  16. Straightening stud walls ready for plasterboard

    Hi all,

    Hopefully a quick question about who is responsible for ensuring stud walls are straight before sheeting.

    Iím an owner builder but contracted a licensed builder to complete our...
  17. Ok, thanks SilentButDeadly. Ensuring a good damp...

    Ok, thanks SilentButDeadly. Ensuring a good damp course between the timber and brickwork is definitely an important aspect.
  18. How best to attach timber stud wall to existing external brick wall

    Hi all,

    We are extending a late 1920's cavity brick cottage. The extension is a modest timber frame design on dwarf wall with engaged and isolated piers. The new timber frame will extend from...
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    Dodgy dwarf wall?

    https://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f210/123353-dodgy-dwarf-wall-1e092a5b-113f-442c-8831-de7868a96983.jpghttps://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f210/123354-dodgy-dwarf-wall-42c57e2f-0f81-4d08...
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    Where to put chemical damp proof course

    Hi all,

    I have a rising damp issue in the place Iím renovating and planning to install a new damp course myself using a chemical DPC injected into the mortar joints. Dryzone cream is looking like...
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    Thanks for the reply @rebuilder86. There seems to...

    Thanks for the reply @rebuilder86. There seems to be a few options out there that allow some movement of the gyprock.

    Just the standard masonry or cornice cement to adhere the gyprock you reckon?
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    Gyprock or Render internal brick wall

    Hi all,

    I have an old 1930s double brick place that Iím renovating. The internal brickwork is rendered (poorly in many places) and shows lots of mostly minor cracks as the place is on reactive...
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    Thanks for the responses everyone. @METRIX - I...

    Thanks for the responses everyone. @METRIX - I suppose testing is the only way to know if asbestos issue or not. Any thoughts on the probability the hessian contains asbestos? Are there documented...
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    Roof repair Newcastle

    Hi all, can anyone recommend a roofer in Newcastle NSW. Looking to get some repairs to timber roof structure and replace existing terracotta tiles with colorbond. Cheers.
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    Great. Thanks @NZC. Will grab one this weekend.

    Great. Thanks @NZC. Will grab one this weekend.
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    Underlay stuck on floor boards

    Hi all, Iím renovating and old 1920s place and have pulled up the old carpet (layer in the 60s from what I can tell) to find the underlay rubber stuck to the cypress pine boards in places.

    Any...
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    Structural engineer - Newcastle

    Can anyone recommend a structural engineer in Newcastle area? I have cracking to a double brick house on reactive clay soils and looking for an opinion on severity and remediation options.
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