DIY Retailing Wall
Low retaining walls are quite possible for DIY once you have got an approval.
For a long life I would be going for Galvanised steel posts.
There is some advice about…
LED Downlights with plug bases
That is the way downlights, exhaust fans are installed.
The switch on the wall runs to a socket or series of surface mount sockets in the ceiling. The sockets don't have…
Opinion - Overhanging brick
Overhanging brickwork is unfortunatly too common.
As Noname says 15mm is the building code limit.
There is a bit more information at this link
Wet roof insulation
My bedroom is right under the part of the roof that leaks. I tried to fix it myself but I can't fix the problem, I'm waiting for a professional.
I am building a 2 bedroom granny flat. While doing the roof the contractor left it open and nearly all insulation got wet. It rained for about 4 days. He didn't put any…
Unfortunately your in a pretty common situation,get sweet talked from sales persons whom won't accurately represent your experience coming and at a minimum feel like u…
Dec 06, 2021 7:04 pm
I'm building a home studio myself (no previous construction experience) based on a design from a draftsman. I worked quite a bit out for myself, but I have a…
Problems with Masterton Homes
What Joker said.
It's 'funny' and I think Masterton , Mojo and a handful of others epitomize this - they present themselves as the "experts" who will take care of…
Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor
Go onto your councils website under development application or maybe planning and have a look at the requirements for overlooking etc. Failing that take your plans into…
I thought as well but the close up photo shows wood savings. Wonder if it's board with shavings glued on?
Building on a slope
Hi all. I've just had my first look at our part way built house (frame up and no roof). We're on a steep slope facing out to Bruny Island so plus is the views from the…
Floor plan thoughts
We have a similar layout in a 5x12 space, and there is a fair bit of room between each area. On top of that our modular L shaped sofa is pretty large, and we have an 8…
Water tanks and building codes
It's an amazing transformation. I wish that the inept building and plumbing regulatory bodies that are ostensibly there to govern Standards and protect home owners from…
Water pooling around footings
First thing is to get a professional plumber to check your pipes for a leak.
It looks to me that water maybe entering under your house from the front yard lawn area…
La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay
I can tell you the 3 things require for significant slab heave are 1.initial dry clay 2.highly or extremely reactive clay and then 3.a source of water.
I have seen…
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Tbf I was hoping it was going to be a box gutter option (aesthetically more appealing I guess) but maybe it's a silver lining to have it this way…
Has anyone done a recent price estimate with King? I was basically told prices have shot up 100-200k and I shouldnt waste my time doing a tender with them. Thats really…
With narrow blocks, it is usually stipulated by the developer which side you need to put your garage. Your house will have a build to boundary garage and so will the…
Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
Hi All, Was stage 2 released yet? It was supposed to be released this March, and then we were told it would happen in Oct. However, my block was not released yet. Was it…
Hi , Has any one built Princess parrot with Eagle home? Are you happy with it ? If you build princess parrot please share your experience ? Anything that I need to know,…
Nov 28, 2021 11:25 pm
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…