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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Arnel, 15th Jan, 2016.

  1. Arnel

    Arnel Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Thought i would post some pictures of one of my recent quick DIY renovations

    Property was purchased mainly due to the fact i can retain existing dwelling whist building two behind it. The property was really run down, one of the worst ones i have encountered. It was owner occupied for 20 years. There were even syringes on the roof, a full green bin of rat debris in the roof and all in all not livable.

    Total cost for renovation $18,000

    Time Frame : 5 weeks

    Rented out at $380 City of Wanneroo

    Future plan is waiting to develop the rear :)

    Pest/building Inspection 01-07-2015
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    When purchased pictures 2-07-2015
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    Waited for settlement etc.

    The works begin 30-07-2015
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    Reinforcing roof to remove wall
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  2. Arnel

    Arnel Well-Known Member

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    Removing rubbish and pest debris in roof before laying fresh insulation

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    Removed wall...open living

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    New gutters and downpipes

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    Removed a kitchen from another house

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    Patching up and isolating mold

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    Rendering

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    Patching

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    Painting...used an airless gun, painted whole house in a day :)

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    Gloss door frames etc

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    laundry

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    Bathroom

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  3. Arnel

    Arnel Well-Known Member

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    flooring

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    earthworks ...prep for slab etc

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    kitchen

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    New kitchen, bathroom, laundry, floorboards, tiles, doors, walk-in robes, paint, fittings...basically everything was renovated. 02-09-2015

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    refurbished the roof

    new carport

    new side storage/patio

    new front fence made out of hebel


    If i were doing this for a PPOR i would of taken more time but considering it was just for rental purposes i was more then happy how it turned out.


    Thank you for viewing :)
     
  4. Andrew H

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    Well done @OSAN Properties. Curious did you hire the airless spray gun or buy it? What was the cost of that? Painting whole house done in a day is appealing
     
  5. Arnel

    Arnel Well-Known Member

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    @Andrew H , I own a airless machine. From memory about $1500 . Don't know how you would go about hiring one. Be sure you do a bit research prior to using one, mix ratios, what nozzle to use etc pm me if you need some help. :)

    The hardest part is doing the masking :)
     
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    @OSAN Properties mix ratios? Did you use 2 pack paint on the walls? What product did you use then. Yeah thought the prep work would have been a bit - was that included in the day to paint?
     
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    Good job. So renovations came in cheaper and rent higher than you previously thought. Win Win.
     
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  8. Azazel

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    Far out, that's a fair amount of work for $18,000. Well done.
    How much did do yourself and how much did you have to pay people to do?
     
  9. Redwing

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    Love these before and after reno threads
     
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  10. WestOz

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    WoW! sim to Azazel how'd u do all that for only 18k? (got a breakdown?)
    Just the outside works should have chewed that up (carport, patio, guttering, roof spray, front wall, rendering, earthworks, slab, removal, labour, +++ )

    Did u personally contact/employ/supervise independent tradies or all through a single contractor?
    First thing that came to mind is you have european blood (Italian etc) with brothers, cousins, Uncles etc etc in the building game.

    Paint in a day?? surely that must be just spraying the walls, not include prep and enamel?

    Pulling out the old installation and vacuuming the ceiling is a full on, job for a flexible fit midget (unlike me), then the cost to reinforce, new insulation.
     
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    Wow a lot of work there.
    Were the laundry cabinets left over the kitchen?
    Looks really nice.
    I will admit I'm not a fan of the external render colour but over all god job in such a quick time and budget
     
  12. Arnel

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    @Andrew H ratios as in paint water mixture, depending on the paint, for example interior paint compared to render paint which is similar to roof tile paint the machine cant process fluid that is to thick it will come out uneven and throw spots, im sure there are some tutorials online. That includes masking, ive done this before so its a bit quicker for me. :)

    @Azazel I literally did everything myself beside pouring the slab :) which reflects the price.

    @WestOz I had a breakdown, ill post it up if i find it, just came back form a 4 month holiday in Europe :) But as mentioned i literally did all the works myself, for example the kitchen including appliances was $1500 :)
    I am European so i learnt a lot from everyone over the years :)
    Painted in a day includes prep ceilings and walls, gloss and feature walls where done a few days after because you get over spray on the door frames which you need to allow to full cure before you prep the surface for gloss :)
    Im 6'2 so it was a mission for me also :) reinforce was just a wooden I beam and fixed together with a nail gun :) all in all was very itchy job :)

    @Westminster Hi mate, definitely one of the more "messy" renos ive done. Yes what was left over i utilised in the laundry :)
    The colours where wrong, i asked my sister to go purchase the paint from dulux and she gave them the wrong code... it was meant to be a rich mocha in colour :)

    Thank you for positive feedback guys :)
     
  13. HD_ACE

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    Good work.

    I like the fence, what sort of price did that end up costing?

    Hope you didn't touch his belongings :)
     
  14. Arnel

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    @HD_ACE , hi mate i used hebel panels cut them with a circular saw, all up i think the fence cost me around $1500
     
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    Did you replace the bath (went from pink to white)
     
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    Great job OSAN. Wondering about the vacuum cleaner you used when tidying up after the old insulaion. Is it a normal household vac? There is so much old dust upstairs in my roof I don't even know where to begin.
     
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  17. Arnel

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    @Redwing hi mate, use this :) White Knight 500ml White Tub And Basin Paint

    @WattleIdo thanks mate :) Use a respirator and knee pads, first remove all the old brittle insulation, then collect as much of the left overs by hand and place in plastic bags....then finally use the vacuum yes mine was a household one...handy if you have someone on ground level emptying out the vacuum :)
     
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    lots of work gone into this well done

    what's the end plan?
     
  19. rhinsor

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    Great work, working much faster than me.
    Did you do this full time in the 5 weeks?

    Did you just put aqua panels over the bath area then tile?
    I'm thinking of doing this
     
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  20. Arnel

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    @MTR , its a retain and build two on the rear, just finalising some development in armadale before i progress on this one :)

    @rhinsor thanks for the kind words mate, yes 5 weeks from beginning to end works commenced on 30-07-2015 completed on 02-09-2015, i flew out to Europe on the 08-09-2015 lucky to find tenants :) Yes water proof gyprock sheets to cover up the old wall which was full of holes and to provide a level surface for tiling :), if you need a hand or some ideas give me a PM happy to help :)
     
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