Trees blown over, who pays?
We had a similar issue a few years ago, large tree on the footpath, roots getting into our water pipes, we approached council about it being removed and offerred to pay…
Apr 03, 2008 6:57 pm
DIY House Builing?
In Vic if your an owner builder you must use registered building practtioners to carry out your work. If the sum is over $5000 inc materials.
Trades that require…
Driving directions..Help! :)
I went to Boral in Thomastown from Essendon a few weeks ago using the Western ring road and I think you simply turn left - very easy - you can't miss it.
We built with them 7yrs ago and never had a problem with them - either during construction or in the following years. In fact the house looked just as good 7yrs after it…
Apr 04, 2008 7:52 pm
Good Lawyer recommendations?
We did our practical completion inspection - did the list of items to be fixed, myself and my other half signed it and so did the site supervisor, they took their 10…
Help with window or door
I am renovated my house and need some advice or adding a window or door. I am about to put vinyl siding on the house (light brown) and adding grey shutters. I am also…
Apr 05, 2008 12:39 pm
Some useful links....new products
We looked at Realcrete too at the show, and i was ready to start measuring the garden to use them as parrallel stepping stones so to speak on the blind side of the house…
I recently got a quote for some roller shutters for my 3 front windows. 2 large windows are 1800mm x 1800mm and one small one is 1500mm x 600mm.
Looking for specific plasterer
hi am looking for a plaster called Craig Machin, he does fixing mostly but i think his company does fixing and setting. He worked with someone called Drago and and drago's…
Just bought some tools
I have the Bosch 18V cordless which comes with the 2 batteries. When working on the house putting holes in the frame for the speaker wires it was invaluable.
Notice that some of houses posted here are built with Hebel...
Didn't know anything about it so have a quick browse via Google....
Yeah, saving money came in to the calculations a bit for us too. If there was another advantage to the house not selling earlier, it's we don't have to pay rent for as…
Apr 14, 2008 8:02 am
When contemporary goes too far.....?
That first house looks awful to me. WAY too much going on. It reminds me of the new look McDonalds stores for some reason, just need the golden arches on the portico. And…
Apr 14, 2008 1:54 pm
hi haywgl, I think Altona North is great! When we were looking at land we were tossing up between Altona North and where we did end up buying.
(We ended up choosing…
ex Display Home Furniture
I went there a few weeks ago looking for furniture for our new house (six weeks to go!). We have absolutely no furniture as it's our first house as we've both lived at…
Apr 16, 2008 4:56 pm
See....water tanks are good for you...NOT!
Agree on the balance!
My father in law is a bit funny like that, he prefers to filter mains water but now that they have a rainwater tank he likes to drink that but it…
The link is very useful. Love it. I can see the new roads have been built.
Great job, Jazz.
Going to Home shows
Hey Judie, you might want to take advantage of this then:
Hope you have lots…
Golden Age Homes
Thanks for that Mek....
Hmm not exactly what i was hoping for, I thought they might pay closer to $30,000 - otherwise we can't justify the purchase of the land....oh…
How NOT to kill mould
Just a word of warning though....
Vinegar has been shown to be good at killing mould in porous surfaces. However there can be a trade-off.
If you regularly clean…
Laminex - different finishes
We used polar white for our exsisting bathroom when we did our reno about 8 years ago. We had the flint finish on the cupboards and went with the builders recommendation…
Soundproofing an existing room
Thinking about what cabin fever said about spikes of noise, that is very true, and the best advice here.
Even thinking about my own sleeping as an adult, I can fall…
Apr 22, 2008 10:00 am
translucent glass on front door?
That's interesting, Ray - no-one told us there were 2 sizes.
I know you don't have to have a sidelight either side, I was only going to have one on one side but width…
Apr 22, 2008 4:12 pm
Cost of Sunrooms...
Why not make your living room a sun room.
design the house so the sun heats a floor area and it will also act as heat bank thet exudes heat at night.
Cabinetmaker - Adelaide
Thats the sort of thing that I do, but n/e suburbs are a fair way from here
Bit hard to give you a price without seeing the kitchen, but usually about $400 or so
Phone call from owner
We sold our house 12 months ago and were happy enough to have the new owners come in a couple of times to take a look around and size up rooms for furniture. I wouldn't…
Painters overspray all over tiles...
youre kidding! jeez thats just unbelievable!
anyhow the painters are going to clean up their mess they said
just simple drop sheet could have saved…
Apr 27, 2008 8:56 pm
Has anyone used Extend-a-home before?
thanks in advance.
Not building with Big M, so can't help you on their processes. Hopefully someone from this forum who has built or is currently building with them can…
M3tricon or Porter Davis?
I'm really in love with the Mercer 35 - Californian facade. That would be my first choice followed by the Jasper,…
Setbacks and council
Can you sign a conditional contract on it so that you don't lose the block?
That is, make the deal conditional on getting the letter from planning within 30 days or…