dimensions on your original plan are inconsistent and with accurate dimensions (including site plan, upstairs and down) i could make a proper scale drawing with furniture…
Dark living room
Capital gains are driven by what someone is willing to pay for your home in the current market. When the market is booming (like before the post covid correction),…
Roof Plumbing Complaint
In my experience roof is essential element of the building envelope and hence a common property and should be covered by owners corporation however a detailed review of…
We have a Victorian style ripple iron fence out the front that has some moulded timber capping. Probably 15+ years old and has cracked and splintered in parts...not really…
if i have understood your dimensions correctly my suggestions include using the smallest toilet and wall hung handbasin eg Caroma Urbane with in wall cistern, small wall…
Flood zone block - 1 in 100year
Yes it had a house on it. But Melbourne water only wanted something the original size of the existing house. We managed to fit a 45sq house on.
Your frame is lacking workmanship skill and care and regardless of anything else it is a breach of builders warranty and a defect.
To me it looks like form 4 technical…
Just out of curiosity, is the sound localised just at one section of the house or throughout?
Can you also hear creaking or popping on your walls/ceilings?
Concrete pier required ?
Just read the fine prints of the warranties I bet you will find some will be transferable and some don't. And to even thinking half of these volume builders will be around…
Brick pier with swing gate on a lean
I should have followed up on this thread.
So, the pier foundation wasn't large enough on the side it was leaning towards, and the NBN cable went through the pier, just…
Would be interested as well on costs with rectified tiles through HGWA
First Avenue Homes Experience
I was a contractor for first avenue homes and can confirm that a lot of their clients end up taking legal action against them.
I know of numerous tradies and clients…
NCC 126.96.36.199 Question
Whats in the gap between the fence and the concrete? I assume dirt/plants etc, right? like youve shown in other parts of the pics. Im not sure how familiar you are with…
anchoring to ceiling
Does sound fun, but swings are made for one. A group shibari suspension however....thanks for the idea! 🤣
Water Main Flooding?
Until you find the cause of the flooding you need to take action to mitigate potential damage to your home. Get automatic float pump and dig a pit then connect to power…
changing house to dental and medical clinic
If you are in Victoria you will need to develop architectural drawings and apply to the planning dept. of your local council.
If you get your planning permit then you will…
Kitchen living Dining
Can anyone suggest a house layout where the kitchen-dining - living runs the length across the rear of the house left to right where our best view will be we…
May I ask more questions about that builder. We are about to sign and buy an investment property in VIC and they are the chosen builder. What do you mean 3 yrs? Building? …
Your house should come in "as new" condition. It should be clean, and without stains
Nov 13, 2023 9:29 am
Suggestions please for acrylic rendering Color to match austral brick urban one pepper. Pic for reference.
Nov 13, 2023 12:00 am
Nov 11, 2023 10:21 pm
Slab to framing
Framing should be fine, but he will only be able to nail the baseplates in, I wouldnt think you can dynabolt them after 24 hours.
My question is, how is he…
Rainwater tank - screaming sound
Grate, thank you! RexChan if thats the reason i could sleep well without thinking about additional cost. But 1st i'll need to read about NRV cleaning/replaing stuff. I…
rust on house I Beams
l see your point . Doing it myself would be alot of hard work as its just crawl space under the house and paying someone to do it l was told would cost around $5,000 which…
Cement Sheet Failure
Aces High - I have had a similar failure with OXYMAG on a commercial project and would be keen to discuss how you negotiated with the supplier. How can I contact you?
House wall wrap
Vapour permeable wraps are recommended for any climate and main think it is allow walls to breath (i.e. remove water vapour) while at the same time, providing protection…
We have just removed a very large grape vine which was mounted to a structure along this wall. This is a shared wall with our neighbour, and after removal, we…
Reusing graywater from bioseptic
We want to reuse the water for our veggie garden (we're basically using 250L / day for that – so if I can grab some from the bioseptic, it would help us a…
Oct 31, 2023 12:31 pm
Unfair Contract Terms- ACCC new penalties
I believe that liquidated damaged should be amount of actual loss to the owner from the delays.
The issue in all of this is building industry lobbying and contributing to…
Hi everyone, building a duplex with my brother and we will then subdivide the land with council. Each duplex will be 360m2. The frontage of the house is West facing and…