URBAN MYTHS .... ?
I get Netflix free via Foxtel. Amazing how many spam emails I get on Netflix.
Anyone else get many ?
i inspect..there is no construction tolerance or building tolerances. Your option to instruct council with your surveyors report as they would have possibly had to obtain…
Leak in wall new house
If you make sure all taps inside and out are turned off, what does the water meter show if you leave it for a while.
I want to build a decking to the drawn shape outlined in black.
The problem is how close can I build to the gas hot water unit?
Will I be able to build around it and be…
Pls help! The black marks show where our outdoor entertaining area would be along side of house as we have an irregular backyard and want to make use of the side as…
Sep 05, 2023 1:35 pm
Water Underneath Timber Floor
The most likely cause of your timber swelling (parquetry?) is either a plumbing leak or carelessly leaving water on floors after use or both. Without seeing, i am ignoring…
QLD Owner Builder Legislation.
Anyone know when the $11,000 limit was set in legislation for renovations in QLD?
Ive been renovating for 5 years now and this was the limit back then. As we know,…
Hi, planning on using the attached stone pieces in my bathroom. I want to remove stains and gloss seal.
Can I get some advice on best way to remove stains and best…
Allura Homes in Liquidation
Good riddance if you ask me. They stole so much money from me and my husband for doing initial design plans.
Thank god we found another local builder around Pagewood and…
Hi group, have some damage to the door frame and skirting board. It's a side door to the laundry area. Only has a security door. I had a termite inspection (note drill…
Dover white or surfmist garage door.
I am having trouble choosing a garage door.
The outside of house will be tranquel retreat.
I want it to all blend nicely however I…
Devil in the eyes
Where ethics are absent, money takes center stage,
turning business minds into puppeteers of moral decay.
Aug 23, 2023 2:58 am
public open space contribution
This really depends on your local council.
Each one has different definitions and ways to calculate contributions. This is called a contribution…
Experts, experts everywhere.
I totally agree with everything you have written.
Thanks again for your always excellent input and advice. I really enjoy reading your posts
our situation was a bit of a guinea pig in that structural work by the previous builder was defective and the house was almost completed, and our structural engineer…
QS fees for building a new home
Is it just a report written to give to the bank initially and it is based on what and how your payments are made up for, or is it a full service where they go out and…
Garage Driveway Coverage
It looks like Blacktown council allows up to a 6.0m wide driveway so just ask your builder to change the plans.
If you are just in the planning stage then there is no…
Building Design Certificate Non-Compliance
From a pure legal perspective, if you've signed the variation, it is a very high bar to have it set aside. No-one can give you legal advice on a forum, but you would need…
Aug 15, 2023 5:08 pm
150mm Garage Grate Drain
Had a new driveway installed with a 6 metre long 150 x 150 channel drain and have since found out it has 4cm of water sitting at the bottom below the side pipe…
Aug 14, 2023 10:20 am
Mortgage - HOUSE FIRE - No home insurance
Not back peddling at all. You seem to have issues with comprehension my friend.
Guy fcked up, he's considering being dishonest with his bank and hiding it. It will end…
Strong enough for what?
For linen, absolutely. To climb on, no.
I've got similar shelving in my garage and it holds a decent amount of weight. 900 wide shelves will carry…
Polyurethane wardrobe door touch up
Normally you use builders bog.
Polyurethane painting is basically the same principle as car panel beating and painting. All the prep work is the same and so is the…
Kitchen Quote advice please!
I was being kind to the builder.
With the amount charged for the upgrade the builder is probably charging closer to 100% margin.
There are a few variables as I…
Concreting a driveway
We've had decent weather for last 7 weeks and now the drvieway has been cut out we had an evening of 50mm of rain including all the water from half the street, ground is…
Aug 07, 2023 8:35 am
I just bought a few acres in Habana, Mackay, and my horses seem to love hanging around under this tree. I would like to name the paddock after this tree. Can…
Ramping Carpet Up To Bathroom Level
they can, it's a fairly standard solution when the slab isn't recessed. the falls need to be in the main floor, if it hasn't been done then you need to ask them to redo…
victorian homebuyers fund
I havent, and i havent looked to much into it, but on face value its not the saviour its trying to make out to be. Shared equity in your home is never a good idea.
Fire seperation qall
Need some advice. Living in a townhouse with one common wall, recently we have discovered that the fire separation wall is incomplete and on further investigation, support…
Aug 02, 2023 3:44 am
What is this material???
Hi everyone. We have durra panel in our ceilings which was put in in the 70's! The panels were never installed properly and need replacing. The have good thermal…
Foil wrap not done before brickwork
Foid wrap is essential component of energy efficiency and if not installed then alternative solution must be applied subject to building surveyors approval.
A good option…