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Questions and Answers
More Space for Growing Family - Melissa from Mt Martha
We require a really cost effective solution for an extra room on our currrent family home. Due to the rise of interest rates and stamp duty we realise it is too expensive to sell our home and take a big risk by entering into an inflated real estate market. Can you help us by recommending an experienced company who build glass sunrooms and extensions? Thanks.
Lightweight Steel Framing? - Avril from Mornington
I am considering using a steel frame for an upstairs extension to my home. Is steel an appropriate option or should I stay with the same timber frame technique used for the existing structure?
Heating Options - Christina from Tooradin
My partner and I are building a new house in Tooradin and as theres no natural gas connection down that way, we're wondering what the most efficient heating would be? Ducted heating automatically comes with our new house but we assume this would need to be run off bottled gas? Do you have any ideas on the most efficient way to run the ducted heating?
Double Garage Division - Isabelle from Ballarat
We have a double garage that is under the main house roof and would like to create more living space. Do we need a permit to cut the garage in half and make it into another bedroom and kids play area? The remaining area in the garage will still be single car garage.
Tile Selection - Wendy from Mt Martha
With the large range of tiles on the market, how do I know which ones are good quality and will suit my bathroom?
Outdoor Room - Jason from Edithvale
I would like to enclose my pergola to get more use out of the area but I would like to make it cost effective and avoid the messy planning approval process. Am I wanting too much?
Kitchen Face-lift - Gail From Balnarring
We have just moved into a fantastic 6 year old dream home in Balnarring. The kitchen is in good condition but we would like to upgrade it with todays colours and add our personal touch. Is there a way of doing so without spending too much?
Floating Floor Options - Graham From Parkdale
Upon deciding that we would like to install a floating floor over our slab to replace our old carpet, we found that the price varied from $30 to $100 per square metre. What are we paying for with these different price ranges?
Solar Power - Renae from Bittern
We are building a new home and want it to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We are looking at having Solar Power, can you help us?
Blinds with Minds - June from Mt. Martha
We have some ferocious winds come off the bay where we live and have lost an outdoor umbrella and a couple of sheets of pergola skylight over the years. I have been told there is a shade system that will automatically close in high winds. Can you help?
Gutter Clutter - Chloe from Red Hill
Our house has alot of trees around it, so our gutters are blocked continuously. It seems whenever it rains we have to get up on the roof to clean the gutters out in a frenzy. We know there is a product on the market to help with this. Can you tell us more about it?
Achieving Five Star Rating - Natalie from Sorrento
I am building a new house and I have heard about 5 Star Ratings, but am not really sure what it is required. Can you please explain the "Basics" as I would like my house to be as energy efficient as possible.
Double Glazed Windows - Corina from Pakenham
We recently moved into a house which is on a main road. We are finding that the noise from the traffic is becoming quite annoying. We thought we would get used to it, but no. I have heard that there is a type of window that can block out noise alot. Can you tell me about it?
Ducted Vacuums - Ben from Mentone
Hi, we are building a new house and would like to have ducted Vacuuming put in, we are not sure where to start with it or who can install it for us. Can you give me a contact and some basic info on how it works. Thanks
Built in Wardrobes - Karli from Langwarrin
My Husband and I have just bought a 10 year old home in Langwarrin and we are wanting to put in some Built in Wardrobe systems into the wardrobes. What are our options?
External Mouldings - Nick from Flinders
I have heard about a lightweight product that is used for external moulding. Do you have any information about it, or even know what it is? And who supplies it?
High Gloss Laminates - Sharon from Rosebud
I want to replace the Laminate Benchtop and cupboards in my kitchen, but i would like to know if i can have a high gloss finish, or is that still not suitable for a benchtop?
Loft Ladders - Pam from Sale
We are doing renovations to our home and would like to use the space in our roof. I know that you can get loft ladders, but do not know alot about them or where to start. Can you help me please?
Bamboo Flooring - Tim from Somerville
I am looking at putting new flooring through some rooms in my house that i am renovating at the moment. I would like timber but i have heard about Bamboo Flooring? Could you tell me a little bit about this product as i did not even know it existed.
Balustrading Options - Elise from Pearcedale
We are renovating our House and are adding a decking area on the second level. We are not sure what options there are available for Balustrading, would you be able to give us an idea of what is out there?
Patio Roofing - Cherie from Frankston
We are currently building an outdoor patio and require some green colorbond to cover an area 5 metres wide by 2.6 metres long. How many sheets of colorbond will we require and what color greens are there and could you give me a list of suppliers. I would like a quote if possible.
Hydronic Heating - Carley from Balnarring
We are in the process of building a new home and would like it to be as environmentally friendly and efficient as possible. We have heard about Hydronic Heating but do not know anything about it, could you tell us the basics?
Storage Solutions - Laura & Phil from Trafalgar
We have just moved house, and have discovered we have alot of items that we don't want to throw away but do not want on display, so we are looking at different options for storage for these things. Do you have any suggestions for us?
Heating Alternatives - Brad from Mt Eliza
Our home is quite cold and damp so we are looking at heating options. We know a little bit about Gas fires and we have heard about pellet fires, can you tell us more and do you have companies that can help us at your centre?
Green Lawns all year round - Adam from Blairgowrie
Our lawn has really suffered the last few years and we know that there are synthetic alternatives on the market but we are hesitant because the image of fake grass that we have is bright bright green and very fake looking. What can you tell us about the options that are available, we are desperate to have a lawn again!
Corian Kitchen - Samantha from Tyabb
I'm just trying to do some research on kitchen materials, one of my friends told me about a product called corian, what can you tell me about it and do you have anyone who uses it in your centre?
Water Savers - Mick from Arthurs Seat
We realise that the current water shortage situation is not a short term problem and believe in saving as much water possible as a family, the kids have even made a competition of how much they can catch and how they catch it. But we are looking at having water tanks put in so that we can eventually rely on our own water supply. Have you any information on the types of tanks you can get and do you have any suppilers details?
Bathroom Renovation - Tracey from Rye
In the process of renovating our home by ourselves we have realised that the bathroom needs more than just a coat of paint and we are looking at the possibility of having it totally renovated by a professional, including plumbing work, a wall removed and various other tasks. Could you please recommend some companies who would be suitable for this job?
Building a Pergola - Amanda from Tooradin
I am looking at adding a pergola/entertainment area onto the back of my house. I know that there are two options with building materials including timber and steel, but am not sure which material is best to use. Could you please tell me the benefits of both. Would you also have companies that use both materials in your centre? Thank you.