building-expertJust advised my rental property needs to be demolished
Rule no 1. The only time you can rely on building advice is if it is from your own competent building consultant otherwise you risk being misled as has…
EntilzhaDamaged Stormwater pipes front yard after neighboring Build
thanks for that and i know it will probably be a hassle to chase the other builder. have heard back from the guy who did my pipes and he will call past and fix it himself…
alexp79Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing
And yes, if you still want to use MLV, best way will be to cover the full section of the pocket wall between gyprock and studs.
StructuralBIMGuyStrip footing alfresco - does this mean no concrete slab?
2 December 2017
Rusty_spoon The draftsperson has made a mistake (what does indicative only mean?) which will either cost you money to add footings or create a big problem for you if the…
JM1911A1Pivot Doors on Displays (Adelaide or Surrounds)
9 June 2017
Awesome to know! We're heading up on Sunday Mount Barker way to show some friends around our block, so that works wonderfully for us to go see one in person!
deepsWalking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?
9 January 2017
What an absolute pain! Surely they need to make roofspaces trafficable for future work/maintenance etc.
12 December 2016
Check out this link http://anewhouse.com.au/2014/07/fixing- ... spections/
building-expertRepairing hole in salt damp wall help.
7 November 2016
Yes I know exactly how you feel, my wife used to complain exactly the same as you. That was when we were raisingt 4 kids and I had contracts and men working everywhere.…
chippyWhat height do you wall mount your TVs?
6 November 2016
Stewie is spot on. That is the optimal height. I always laugh at these TV's that are above fireplaces or above taller cabinetry. Best to wall mount above lowline cabinetry.
ChristoshizzNeed some advice - Brick wall to the boundary
12 October 2016
Hello. If I was you, you should be getting in touch with THEIR building surveyor. They should have issued you with a protection works notice if building near the boundary.
abrickspecialistWalls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs
21 May 2016
Generally the opposite is true. Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mortar. As its a 100 year old sandstone building it was probably made with a…
mack042Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early
14 May 2016
Floor coverings other than in wet areas are not part of practical completion unless regs have changed.
Yeah curious? Did you consider moving dining and lounge areas (that flow would suit our living patterns). We had similar dilemma and came up with offset arrangement like…
Stewie DWhat flooring to use on stairs - vinyl plank, laminate?
25 March 2016
Another reason why a lot of people opt for the more expensive option of using real timber - merbau, maple etc for their stair stringers, risers and treads. A coat of clear…
SaveH2OEarthernware pipe replacement - expensive!!
27 January 2016
There are some good ones out there...but they can be very hard to find. I have come across many more bad ones than good ones. Yep. They are probably high balling…
rondyDownstairs lounge/bed, do we need a fourth bedroom?
19 November 2015
I'd go for the flexible room downstairs with the shower to the powder room. Think about what would happen if you injured yourself & couldn't walk up the stairs! Happened…