Thanks for the comments. would be great to know if there short hands on courses where a trade expert can show you physically basics of paint, tiling ...etc.
Jan 19, 2022 5:23 pm
New home build
Keep detailed records of all commications with the builder. Everyrhing! Treat the whole process as business.
Moving retaining wall
Hey @Emily94 Welcome to the forum
Your plan shows Drainage and Sewer pipes adjacent to the boundary , so that may be the reason why the
retaining walls are set back off…
Ethical conduct or no?
Other than point you in the right direction with regards to the questions you need to ask and answers you need to seek... Here
1. Get sand penetrometer ( soil compaction)…
Leaning steel piers
Suggest you check the moisture levels in the subfloor, house, and cupboards. Sloping block, concreted subfloor, poor constuction, strange repairs, and forced ventilation…
Sorry for the delay but I am restricted at the moment.
You have provided great information that also indicates you have done your homework. I will provide information…
Dulux colour match for polytech cafe cream
Just in response to my own question in case anyone ever has the same question. Ha! I got a sample of polytech cafe cream matt and compared it to some of my dulux paint…
Retaining wall & council woes what next
Long story as these things usually are.
Approved plan has a retaining wall adjacent to side boundary. Engineering details are included etc. my block side boundary…
Jan 14, 2022 2:57 pm
Spec Builders for 12m wide property
NSW CDC guidelines allow 55% of land size which would be 290. Council is 55% of buidable area which does include setback requirements hence the smaller build area.
Tile look colorbond roof
We need colorbond roof due to low roof pitch.
Can someone recommend or provide links to suppliers who might be selling tile look colorbond roof material?
Jan 13, 2022 7:44 pm
Career change into building design
I'm strongly considering a career change into building design (away from industrial design), and looking for opinions of the industry from anyone that is, or…
Brunfelsia white caps
Hi everyone. About 10 years ago I bought a Brunfelsia undulata White Caps. It had the most beautiful white trumpet flowers with an amazing night fragrance. And then I…
Cancel Land Contract
Thank you, unfortunately no they werent allowing it and i didn't push at the time
Good idea, i'll check with the agent. I'd assume the would just say you would lose the…
Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?
Just to add to this we have been in our new home now in Perth for 12 months. It is 320m2 total, normal WA construction colourbond roof but with full anticon insulation…
Hey there Helen.
Just wondering how your house turned out? We are also about to build using Colorbond Surfmist and keen to hear how others find it.
You have moisture migrating up through the slab, probably due to the builder failing to install the vapour barrier to the face of the slab edge as required (not just to…
It does seem a little high.
My hybrid flooring of 180m2 quoted $8300 for supply and install. It is from an independent floor guy.
You could get a few more quotes to compare.
Good Builders for over 40sq Houses in NSW
We are looking to build a 45 - 50 sq house in The Gables, Box Hill, NSW. Any suggestions on the builders on who would do good designs on this size houses.
Jan 07, 2022 10:04 am
Basalt semi gloss on timber and colorbond fence with ozito electric gun. Great little tool but paint needs to be thinned by around 80/20 water. Paint from APCO paints in…
Not all title plans provide levels so often the only accurate way of assessing fall is a proper survey.
Here is a link to understanding survey plans…
Jan 05, 2022 11:07 pm
Custom Build - Floor Plan REVIEW PLS
Just my personal preference but I wouldn't like to put my bed under a window, from the looks of it, your masterbed room, the bed will have to be under the under and facing…
Building Healthy Buildings
Best option is to use Radmyx concrete additive during the pour in addition to plastic barrier (which sometimes gets damaged).
When using Radmyx solution there no need to…
Site Costs for Spoil Removal
Ok Thankyou for your reply. It is worded that the $3000 and the $2000 and part of the amount charged, are for Spoil Removal and doesn't mention excavation costs. A lot of…
Awning installation fibro home
I would be suggesting you ask the supplier for an installer.
The home based on age and the type of construction is asbestos sheeting over hardwood timber frames. So…
Ticking Noise Inside A Wall
Hope that finds the cause. With our house the ticking would 'never' be heard at night, it was only during changes in temperature during the day but it wasn't as regular…
NSW Apartment/Class3 Entry Doors.
Your apartment, does "the" door open onto a common hall? is the hall enclosed within the building or an open hall (open on the sides - external walk way?). On the hinge…
Damage to Brickwork - cause?
Photos 2, 3 & 5 are showing signs of acid damage to the face of the bricks due to being left on too long or to high acid ratio.
I would suggest contact the brick supplier,…
Water feed to house
The supply comes from the meter/tank to the structure, up the outside wall generally to the height of the bottom plate of the timber/steel frame for cavity brick…
You're builder is not going to be responsible for the leak!
"Would it be reasonable to issue a direction to the builder" No as your contractors have been on the roof and…
Not sure where this belongs, so I will start it here.
I wish to hang a ninja slackline (picture 50mm wide ratchet strap from two points with a bunch of hanging…
Long time lurker first time poster.
Wondering if anyone had any advise on 'prettying up' our front exterior render. We bought this double front 1930s house a few…
Jan 03, 2022 5:24 pm
Of grid problem
I have just installed 1520ah of battery power, with 6 X 370w of panels connected to a Victron 48v 3000w controller/charger.
The panels are connected in parallel giving…
Vegetation protection overlay and building
We actually sold the block this year, it was a combination of several factors that lead to that decision. The red tape and unknowns that I'll go into combined with…
Hi, the limestone around my pool is wearing down, is it possible to render or plaster limestone?
Dec 27, 2021 8:51 pm