Information on building a small home
Thankyou, I guess I am going by Friends building experiences in the same area over the past 2 years. To boot the block adjacent to our block that was purchased in February…
Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne
I also did some work for Kate Mcgauchie. Acted very nice and polite. Once I finished the work she stopped answering my calls and refused to pay me. A nasty piece of work.…
Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?
Maybe I only work on quality builders sites. I've only ever seen Australian manufactured fibre cement board used on any site I've been on.
I wouldn't put it past Chinese…
We recently bought a house and before doing so had a building inspection undertaken.
The inspector identified that an upstairs cupboard, which the flue from the…
Driveway standards and issues.
Your driveway goes from 4%>17%>10%.
Your first transition doesn't comply with scraping provision, nor the maximum change of grade of 12.5%. Should be a minimum 8.5%…
Looking at building the roof of a new building in steel (roof frames, rafters, colourbond sheets).
1. What is the experience of people building and living in a house…
Don't build with Metricon
Our personal experience involved junior trades (some with no prior experience), trades rarely on site, trades not supervised, poor workmanship (gaping holes in roof),…
Oct 20, 2021 3:16 pm
In the "old" days, it made sense to divert to a toilet to reduce the household use of mains water because back then, cisterns were usually 12/13 litre single flush units.…
Current timber wait time
I was in my local Bunnings last week and they didn't have a single stick of 70 x 35 framing timber in stock longer than 900mm.
With existing plumbing and windows, it's very difficult to add another room.
If you are prepared to re-do all plumbing and windows, you might be able to add another…
Garage wall construction
There are a number of reasons.
Where are you building? Is the garage a zero lot wall? Are there eaves on the side of the garage?
Canterbury Grand Deluxe
The Canterbury Grand looks amazing!
Were there any issues adding the window to the pantry or ceiling speakers?
Did you extend any walls/add doors…
Developer cut and fill
We purchased a block of land from a developer that had already had a cut and fill, the contract includes fences to boundary, the cut that was done has…
SBG Superior building group
Anyone currently building their house with SBG?
For us it's been close to 1 year since they started our build ( single storey house), so many delays and issues, even now…
How to split levels
It's bright because I hate dark houses and the kitchen is the brightest room in the house, it is in the middle of the house with no window, but it does have an 800mm…
I'm thinking about converting the back of the house into a granny flat of sorts.
There's currently a bathroom there, and on the other side of the wall to where the…
I cannot express legal advice but it seems that if there is a drainage easement then you should have right to access it for drainage. It seems that you will have to make…
Timber fence painting
Can anyone show any pictures of their timber fence painted in woodland grey or any other shade of grey? Monument looks too dark to me. Thsnks
Looking for some advice please.
I've hung a boxing bag (aqua bag) from a steel 6x2 patio beam which spans about 5 metres at a slight angle.
The bag weighs approx…
splashback tile lippage
The kitchen company is responsible for their contractors' work including proper measurements and supervision, unless you have contracted each trade yourself individually.…
Experience with DJ Roberts
No problems and I hope you get some answers sooner rather than later and it all gets worked out. Good luck.
Hi Shane, Further to Steve's post, I'd also be super keen to hear if it has been resolved and how. I had a listen to the audio and it sounds like our issue (although yours…
Has anyone had Godfrey Hirst carpet or Feltex (as I've been informed they're just the same company), and had issues with their newly laid carpet?
Basically we had carpet…
Need Advice Urgently Please!
I have an issues with landscaper.
(1) He increases the rate in the invoice after accepting the quote he has given me. Can you Do that?
For example, he gave me the rate…
Render over Moroka Bag and Paint
gees you went to town with the pressure washer
I think you could easily do that yourself. Now I stress this is not an area of expertise of mine ( we mainly use acrylic…
Moroka Render peeling
As it also does it in very small patches on our garage, which isn't connected to the house or remotely close to the house.
Oct 09, 2021 1:41 pm
Hi I need anyone's reviews on Noble Homes.
I have tried to do a search, but can't bring up specific information.
Anything to be careful about.
They have a huge presence…
For those who have built with, or considered building with Gj Gardner - what were their inclusions like? Was it any good compared to other builders? Their homes…
Oct 07, 2021 7:30 pm
plumbing standards question
Not just that, but also reliability when it gets to water leaks (there is no/zero T-connections), equalisation of the water pressure for all the water connections, easy to…
Ekodeck decking feedback
We are very happy with it. I just would like to mention that most of our verandah area apart from the ramp is undercover. So we don’t have issues with…
Ceiling Heights - Bedrooms
Thanks for the replies everyone.
Sorry, should have been a little clearer about the config:
Downstairs (2.4 meter heights): 3 kids bedrooms, bathroom, Master bedroom /…