cemintel installation price
We planning to use cemintel on second floor of new build.
Do you know price of installation
Feb 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Montville - GJ Gardner
We're keen on building a Montville type home, but live in South Africa - so can't use GJ Gardener....is there anyone who can share the either photos or drawings of the…
Building Healthy Buildings
I recently ran across a book called "Breathing Walls: A Biological Approach to Healthy Building Envelope Design And Construction" (
How many copies of plans isn’t the problem. I drew the plans and made the house fit on the block. From there the builder gave them to their draftsmen and they came back…
Outdoor Kitchen & Glass Balcony
Not sure one on wheels is an option as my wife has her sights set on a particular outdoor kitchen. That being the case, maybe we should just stop the glass at each side of…
Arranging demolition in advance
Thanks for all your input. We current have tenants, however they will vacate late March, hence deciding to take advantage and demo in April (hopefully). In that case, I'll…
DPC for rendered brick veneer house
As per Australian Standard “AS 4773.2-2010 Masonry in small buildings Part 2: Construction.”
Section 9 Masonry Veneer Walls at part
9.6 “Damp-Proof Courses,…
noise coming from roof area
Hi my house is 7 years old, wooden frame with vinyl cladding and steel roof. Recently a few times a day l hear a loud thump noise coming from inside the the roof area on…
Restaining a timber door? Help!
I have been sanding back a timber entrance door (nearly done one side). I watched a few videos before commencing which state to sand the varnish back to the original wood,…
Have you started you build as yet?
Would love to see some photos.
We are still waiting on our land to settle. Bring on March!
Stuatory Warranty or Strata units Warranty
I am in middle of purchasing a unit registered in 11/10/17 in Toongabbie,NSW 2146.
I got strata report yesterday and when asker about warranty of the unit,the…
We have recently built with DFH and if we were to build again I would insist on metal roof with full timber structure, no metal struts. We have found this causes roof…
Don’t ever build with Mimosa Homes
Don’t ever build with Mimosa Homes it’s just not worth the hassle, I will most likely have to go through VCAT or consider other legal options just to get things fixed…
Downpipes does this look right?
The pipes look like they will meet the mandatory minimal surface coverage once you landscape.
Downpipes never hold less than 3/4 of their volume as air unless they have…
H Slab - Screw Piles
Agree as well, I would rather pay a bit extra and have my slab properly engineered (even overengineered slightly), than shopping around to try to do the slab as cheaply as possible
Austral brick cream
Hi my first post here. Deposit paid in Macdonald Jones Bronte. We are looking for a cream brick with off white mortar so as to replicate rendered or bagged…
Gallery Homes - who are they?
we came across an agency what worked with "their" builder which was "Gallery Homes". (in QLD)
I found no such builder on Trustedreview, their own web site is…
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
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Providing more than you expect.
There should be no reason for the original structural engineer not to take your calls. In fact they are key to this as they "own" the design of the slab and carry PL for…
Yes, The wind bracing & connections should be greater for lighter and less stiff materials,
I suggest you get your engineer to also check wind loading, Foundation…
Another question about whites
We have had warm yellow with darker yellow trim in living areas for too many years. Now replacing cedar blinds with white shutters and repainting kitchen, dining, lounge…
Irban edge worst
he said saleman was ruid and preaching ,not that their building standards were crap,
sounds very believable that a frustated saleman takes it out on whoever is around.
Feb 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?
That's my reason for trying to understand a bit more about it. Ideally the pipe isn't actually in use anymore and I can rip it up. Agree it's not ideal to plant over it if…
Feb 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Fairman homes, Canberra
Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Fairman homes in Canberra? Have been in touch regarding a property they're building in Throsby and selling through…
Feb 03, 2019 11:57 am
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Gutter Color always should be dark colors because it is suitable for gutter. If you use light color then after sometime it looks dirty.
Should draftsman pay for amendment?
I didn’t ask, but he made the changes and paid for the amendment himself. Said it was there stuff up so we’re happy to do it.
It’s a small guesture but made a big…
Plumbing pipes to plan
Downpipe and stormwater pipe positions are most often nominal and it is up to the plumber to decide where they should go. I would say that you have two chances...Buckleys…
Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South
I have recently bought lot in Artherstone jan 2018. This is in palara 32 and was wondering if you could provide some insights on growth of this suburb.
Hi guys - long story short, we had natural timber flooring installed in our 80s home. The installers removed the carpet and ripped up the ceramic floor tiles in our…
Jan 30, 2019 2:22 pm
She bought a Lemon
Wow.... And here is me stressing out due to having to remove and pour again some concrete steps in exposed aggregate due to a "bad mix".
So the spaces between the path and the fence on either side now have ground level yard gullies that take runoff to stormwater at front gutter.
I think you get the idea. I…
Timber sleeper wall
I would see no reason why you couldn't have a timber sleeper wall 2m or even higher.
The height only becomes an issue if you using it as a retaining wall.
Ceramic Floor tiles
I can do picture and size but i dont know how old they are as i have no spares