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…
😅😅 Cheers mate
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…
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…