Building with AAC
Sorry Dobly, but yes it can be that hard and that is why some of us have made it our profession.
It was a rethorical question... …
Aug 16, 2006 11:25 am
To Spec or not to Spec..
I would ask the local builder to build to the same level of a Spec home. But to my design. Very expensive option when compared to a…
Build up or Down?? Confused
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just build a new one? It would probably add more to resae value too. Just a thought.
cutting brick walls ..
Internal walls or external walls?
How much brickwork is remaining above the cut openings?
Yes you will need lintels but depending on the loads will determine if you…
You should be able to prop the floor next to the pier or either side of it (give yourself some room to work) and then remove the pier and relay it.
Is there a concrete…
EXTENDING A DECK
A deck like that should NOT need a permit.
It is under 1m off groundI think that rule is universal around Australia (maybe…
Advice and Opinion Required
I haven't purchased anything from these guys, but I do own three original paintings. Two were purchased on the streets in Rome and are the most amazing watercolours of…
New Home Inspection
That is the one - sorry about the phone number!
They can do inspections and reports and are qualified to do so, as opposed to some of the self confessed 'experts' that…
Our service can provide you with an in-depth commercial background check regarding any Builder you might be considering.
Reports cover all Builders previous and…
Help with construction of wall....
The biggest problem with these walls that are not connected to the ceiling is the lateral stiffness. That is, when you push against the top of it then you want to prevent…
Cost of Slab and DRIVEWAY
Not all slabs are created equal! It will depend on how thick the slab is, type of reinforcement used, depth/width of footings, use of cantilevered footings,…
Cost guides for renovations - HELP!!
Sounds about right to me mate, possibly $2k/m2 is a bit on the high side, it sounds like quite basic construction. The thing that may push up the price is your stumping -…
Dealing with Council
The problem I have is that I have seen all too often that the big boys, developers and rich folk will get through whatever they want anyway as they have the financial…
New Home Owner Experience - not good
Interesting thread, thanks for digging it up burned.
I'd like to address a couple of things that you posted, however.
Consumers do not know what they…
Windows overlooking issues
The overlooking clause of the Building Reg's has around 10 sections, but basically if your proposed window is within 9 meters of a window or a 'private open space'…
Need advice on re-stump
Get another building inspection done, by a LICENSED building inspector. Note that this is different to a licensed builder.
Ask at your local strata management Company…
HIgh Gloss Timber Laminate
I had a look at the site; I love the words in brackets below…
“scratch and wear resistance”
Be weary of the words “resistance”.
Heres how it goes with…
I understand, homeone probably does not won’t this drawn out to be something big.
And I’m really sorry I brought it up now! I wish I missed it!
Home Owners Warranty
Burned, there is a media conference today that the public are welcome to attend. It will be hosted by a building owner whose family and extended family have been severly…
Clarendon Homes - feedback please
Thanks for sharing your experience nc6000. I hope your next stage with them will go smoother. Please keep us posted. It is a real pity to see…
Question of paint coats
Go to the hardware and tell them you need a sealer for new plaster work.
Check with them, a sealer might be all you need, then you can do your top coats?
I find it…
we live in sydney and in the process of doing renovations to our timber federation weatherboard house.
we are having the front refigured into 3 separte…
What type of tiles to use?
Have you thought about using the Karndean Vinyl tiles?
They are very strong; you could look at the commercial grade tile in this range, this way there is no grout issue…
House removal in Victoria
Happy to say house removal worked, our house has been bought and is going somewhere near Bendigo in the next two weeks. We're moving out tomorrow!! Then the fun part…
quote advice on outdoor living room
If you PM me the details of you area, I can give you a quote for your deck with an idea of what you'll need. I did it most of today at work so one more won't hurt
Installing window into brick wall
you need to also fit a lintel above the new hole to stop the bricks falling. It will be tricky to get a neat finish if you've not done this type of work before.
Ceramic Floor Tiles
Thank you all for your help, We tried numerous products to clean the tiles with no luck until our friends grandmother suggested we try white vinigar.
Advice on Lifestyle Homes, Perth
We have just signed up to build in Baldivis with Lifestyle Homes and so far so good. The sales person has been fantastic and very patient with us!! The fittings…
Oct 16, 2006 1:55 pm
Covering up cracks in internal walls
Hmm this topic was done to death at the wood working forum CSJ there is no magic fix here.
Trying to do this job on the cheap will only result in failure. NO FLEXIBLE…
building a deck
Make sure you check it out thoroughly before starting ljd. There are several items that you need to consider.
The bearers & joists have to be H3 treated pine, or…
Companies to trust
Hi investment property,
I don’t know of any links off hand, but if I come across any I’ll post them up for you.
Ducting range hood in apartment block
Job is usually carried out by a plumber and can easily be routed to atmosphere via through roof or exiting sideways through external wall.
When exiting sideways, a…
Has anyone delt with Homebuyers centre?
Thanks Yamster, I noticed there was a post about Homebuyer centre on your page so thanks for pointing me in that direction one good comment is better than none.
Thanks very much for everyone's input...it was solid timber flooring we were after and so we will try the place in Mt. Lawley among others.
Much appreciated...and thanks
Nov 04, 2006 6:34 pm
Where I live the home prices seem to have settled for a while, and I think they aren’t bad.
I’ve been looking around to snap one up and do a reno then sell it!