La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay
I think the waffle/raft debate is way oversimplified and people get confused. Some slabs are designed to be supported by direct contact with the soil underneath, and some…
We have a block of land with a narrow frontage that becomes wider as the block goes on. It is approx 11.5m at 6m setback.
Question is this…
The crossover/driveway is on…
New to the forum and I am at wits end after building ineffective french drain today, plus no builder or plumber having a clue what to do. So let's try the Wisdom of the…
Think about the turning circle of the vehicle you intend to use. You will need at the minimum the entire circle for the distance between the outside of both crossovers.…
Hi, I need to increase the height of my brick fence. I plan to just lay the new bricks on top. I have never layer bricks before, is it a easy task? Can you share any…
Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?
Hi all looking to do a KDRB in Brisbane southside.
Issue with the block is there's a stormwater pipe running diagonally through the lot.
according to DBYD it's around 1m…
Signature on Tallawong
I have purchased from Signature in 2018......still no handover..........For people who has already purchased..... hope you have a lot of patients. They never…
Comment on my floor plan please
I would combine Theatre and Lounge as one bigger room rather than 2 smaller rooms makes it more usable as a multi-purpose 2nd living zone.
Experience with DJ Roberts
I'm currently building with DJ's. My build is an absolute nightmare, from what I can tell, anybody that has or is building with them has had the same experience.
Address change for corner blocks
I am about to build my house on a corner lot in Box Hill, NSW. The address on the registration papers was 'B' street but my house and driveway will be…
Just in case you miss all my ramblings, there is a 'more' button in my reply.
Solar Panel and structural warranty,
Thanks John, wouldn’t l need a structural engineer or would a building inspector suffice?
They are definitely trying to pass the liability back to their customers, l am…
This demonstrates a common sub standard practice. Knowing the roof area to be harvested should have them also calculate the roof drainage rates at…
Ok makes sense ill open the corner wider to accomodate
Nov 19, 2021 7:23 am
Melbourne fencing costs
Hi, the fence price starts from 70$-150$ (without installation charges) but it could vary in different areas.
construction estimator aka quantity surveyor can help you before starting the work.
Our builder seems to think that because we previously had tiles, all of the weight that has come off the roof is the issue.
The structure is now lighter and is…
Off White (very slightly grey) render
We are looking to re render our house in a very light grey/off white colour. Looking at Taubmans Thin Ice or Dulux Snow Season. Has anyone used either of these or…
Hi guys may house practical completion is next week, could you please help me with identifying the below things I found from my…
Warranty for Roof
I have constructed my house in southeast Melbourne in 2015. I was given 7 years warranty from the builder. My 7 years warranty will expire in Feb 2022
You mentioned you were in Melb south East. So am I but we are looking at building the montville in tsv far north qld. Wondering if your build was complete and…
Renovation extension cost
Don't double post. The admins will get the sh1ts.
Get numerous quotes from builders or get a quantity surveyor ( estimator ) to gib=c you an idea. Knowing where you are is…
That seems like a pretty small room to have multiple platforms.
Information on building a small home
I really need some advise on who I should be contacting to get information on issues that we are having with the Building company. is there an Ombudsman or would it be…
Modular walls/fences - prices?
Oh that's good. The wall looks amazing! I will be applying mold killer to ours next week as it's raining for a while now, and hopefully we can get at least a good 12…
Building with Coral Homes
We are building with Masterton and 7 1/2 months and no start on build yet and it will be at least another month... not happy at all.
We looked at Coral and they didn't…
Retaining wall too high???
Landscaper should have known better but you are the builder in charge and you too should have known better.
If you can take 200 off the top of the wall you can slope…
Eagle Home Builder
Hi, just wondering anyone build with Eagle Home? Hope someone can answer my questions as we are 1st home buyer and totally no idea.
My partner and I put a deposit for…
Costs estimate - water/electrics/septic
Do you know the approximate distances? Electrical can vary significantly depending on the material (aluminium vs copper) and the number of phases.
Also, regarding the…
Custom Builder - North Brisbane
Does anyone have any recommendations for custom builders in North Brissy/Redcliffe Peninsula area? Specifically townhouse developments (i.e 4 x 3 storey high)
Yellow tongue floor - squeaking
I would also try and squeeze as much construction adhesive as you get manage to fit between the yellow tongue and joist as well, such as liquid nails etc
Building with Masterton
I’m not sure where you are located but when we looked at the displays I asked the sales person if any on display we’re close to standard inclusions and was directed…