questions regarding roof joists?
APPROXIMATE SPAN DETAILS (F7 Treated Pine)
Pergola Beam (F7)
Lightweight Sheet roofing only
To support F7 Kiln Dried Treated Pine Rafters @ 600mm spacing
Maximum Roof /…
how do marble tiles fair?
I know of a an very experienced tiler, who on a job I was working on,
was to tile with marble, the concrete columns and walls to 1500 high,
inside an old solid brick 3…
There's an app for that....
Not building apps but I do love pinterest and houzz apps for ideas. I've heard the archicentre is a great website but I don't know if they have an app. Personally…
The bucket piers were carried out and in terms of dollar value, we appear to be better off. The tender have allowed for 95lM of screw piers -…
Feb 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Could be asking for serious trouble leaving it hidden behind board. Imagine if down the track someone drills a hole for some reason..... right into the power point...... …
Do you have a hot water controller?
Many people dont know how to use it. It is more efficient to set to say 42 degrees and not mix with cold. But the biggest advantage is for when u have kids. I set mine to…
Please interpret my contract
I am after some opinions on the meaning of the wording within in our contracted tender.
I am asking 'fresh' eyes to give me their interpretation…
It wouldn't be hard for them to put in a d/w spot - with power. I'd keep the higher ceilings ...
MJH display home at lochinvar
Has anybody been lucky enough to find out the splashback colour used in the kitchen at the MJH display home at Lochinvar? I've made a few calls to MJH and called Integral…
There are big metal gates on the bridge entrance, which mostly stay open on weekdays/nights. They do shut them on the weekends sometimes.
But, you can park at…
I just finished building my house and now I need to install a door bell.
The problem is, I have 2 very large 820 wide x 2340 high doors, around these doors i…
Feb 19, 2014 1:27 pm
There is No easy answer to your question about viability as excavation will be only part of the cost.
As for the ease of excavation I would expect that it would be more…
I forgot to mention, the most recent photo on Nearmaps is from the 10th of Jan 2014.
Pool Building in Inner West Melbourne
We are wanting to put in an in ground pool in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne. I know we have reactive clay soil, however, I am getting a lot of conflicting advice…
Help with render
We are building a new home with Porter Davis and considering rendering the outside, when talking about the topic with my inlaws who have a fully rendered house,…
Feb 17, 2014 11:05 am
hi dumb question but are the agi pipe slots supposed to be at the top or bottom or side? thanks
I just New in this forum. I just bought my first home (Victoria) and live in there for around two weeks. The home built by Porter Davis in March 2009 and i like…
Feb 16, 2014 10:08 pm
reno / repairs help / inputs needed
Welcome to the Hills. Lovely neck of the woods.
I asked my carpenter but he's too busy. Sorry.
Why didn't you start organising it as soon as you exchanged…
Who certifies fill and how
How can we confirm the fill is 'safe' ie no asbestos, no chemicals etc? Should the council have asked for proof?
Who holds that proof of safety?
Aerobic treatment plant advice
I just shot a PM to SaveH20 who deals with tanks every day and seems to be the resident guru for all things rainwater etc. His suggestion is to post this question on the…
Speak to them nicely about your concerns of debris and termites on your property - it shouldn't be on your property!! Video it, take pics of it, document it. Call council…
Advice re: Faulty cooktop install
Forget it, given the timeframe.
Especially now the wiring has been tampered with/repaired by someone other than the builder.
I would imagine the builder will simply…
Suggest you tick off on all the following:
- Architectural plans are all correct incl electrical, lighting, joinery details
- Make sure you understand all part of the…
Gutter guards- Gutta Filta?
You need to check the product reviews, particularly on US sites. Google combinations of review, gutta, gutter, filta, filter and foam.
Also be aware that the BCA has a…
Storybook homes Mornington peninsula
Have been around for a long time-
I was inspired by their designs 15 years ago.Built one similar.
If you do build with their designs,think about the
Non-Toxic Outdoor Plants For Pets
We've found some citronella plants/shrubs. Quite nice - keep mossies away - and appear harmless to pets. Could be good for near windows.
Not sure on flowers ... In a…
Building with Eden Brea - Jordan Springs
We bought land separate from house. I didn't have any issues at all. I do find their process a bit drawn out... And you really have to think about every aspect in…
Help with data points
Make sure you have a phone point in the garage where you have the modem for adsl. From there you run all your network cables out to your house. For me I have 6in the…
Has anyone used Ocean Micra Laminex?
Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has used Ocean Micra Laminex for cupboard doors.
I'm considering this colour for my laundry overhead cabionet and linen closet, with…
Feb 06, 2014 12:46 pm
variations and extra contract time
Whilst builder is entitled to extension of time if variation genuinely delays the build it always must be reasonable.
Owner has the option not to agree and advice from…
Talbot Walsh (Perth)
We got a sign off these guys last month and it looks great at the front of the house.
It was a 300 x 400 x 2mm stainless steel house sign with our house number and…
Feb 06, 2014 1:30 am