where to go for facelift
I was reading in the age that there is a program called Home Designer Suite by CAD - cost $395. This CD Rom helps you do everything from sketching concepts to 3D models…
Are there any owner builders on here?
Thanks for that Helen , I will have a look. This is a good site , That should perhaps have its own section dedicated to owner/builders. Good luck with your s "MO"
Average build times by state
Double story in Melbourne.
Council approval took around 2 weeks (or maybe slightly less).
Land was cleared in Nov 06.
Handover is next week.
Second Story Addition, Melbourne
We did some renovations about 2 years ago with a company called Extensions Unlimited.
The guys here were extremely professional and came in under time and…
Garage (Structure) Types
The garage with plaster walls costs more and is just a design idea.
It makes the room more convertable down the track into rumpus room etc.
There is no…
Ooooohhh noooooo...leaking roof :(
We had our walkthrough today. They've already fixed the leak. Yay. Apparently it's a relatively common problem with the particular house we're building - it was to do with…
If you want to cut melamine and get a nice clean edge try this.
Roll out a line of masking tape over the line where you will be cutting on both sides and…
Hi - I've been to this house that is if it's near the Meadows.
Basically the tower is an evaporative aircon without the fan to push the air around. Cool air falls - they…
I am one of those carpet cleaning companies offering a cleaning service for stone, tiles & grout.
Many carpet cleaners are entering this market, as with…
Apr 21, 2007 1:14 am
Zuccala Homes - Melbourne
I am interested in Zuccala homes as well. I did a quick search of the VCAT building disputes decisions and didn't find a mention of them. If they have been around for 48…
Just going through some older posts and this one caught my attention. Reading through, I see you have had some success with Urine-off, so its good to have a happy…
Apr 22, 2007 9:05 am
Self Drilling Metal Teks
I’m not impressed with the Buildex Fibre Teks. A failure rate of 30%.
I’m building an all steel framed house and therefore have used an array of fasteners for…
What is up with...?
I have no legal background, but I'm pretty sure that unless you have the site supervisors approval no one is allowed onsite. That being said, I've walked through houses -…
Petition on walling solutions
Wouldn't you just timber frame it, gyprock it and put sound insulation inside the wall to make it a private study? But be careful of sliding doors they can let a lot of…
Apr 27, 2007 9:09 am
Renovating and expanding 3 bm home
From what I have been told, Canberra is quite expensive for any trades...so may be a bit more.
May have to be a ground floor extension.
May 01, 2007 10:02 pm
Plot Ratio ... ??
So yeah, the comment about overcapitalisation definately applies
True - land is in the order of $630k (golf course frontage) - we…
Roller Door Openers
Thanks Stonecutter. I'm leaning towards just getting someone in to do it and $600 per door sounds reasonable. I'm not sure where the power is so will have to check that.
Two good houses - which one ?
Hi Cabinfever -
I think maybe the days of supercheap housing anywhere are over.........
I am originally from New Zealand (hmmm should I mention that!) and there is…
May 08, 2007 9:01 pm
Is this material available in Australia
Thanks for this tip Roo. We're going to use Durra Board for most of our inside walls, but I'd just been wondering what to do about the wet areas. It would be great if you…
Check me out!!!
Don’t laugh…I could defiantly do something with this!!!!
((((the twisted concrete worker whose customers keep mysteriously vanishing))))
Secret Boom Suburbs?
Tipsy, you could be right. I hadn't gone to look at the website linked. I'm too used to rubbish links that I don't even go there unless I have a good reason or can trust…
Is my slab ruined? - Apparently not!!
Its very refreshing to hear a good ending to somebodies problem.
Working in a suppliers industry (Doors Plus), I hear some real horror stories about people having…
Cost to smash a couple of doorways
Before I start hassling builders (perhaps pointlessly), I was wondering whether anyone has an approximate idea of the cost to smash through a couple of doors.
Starting the Build - Adelaide
Thanks Beetle for the link. Since I am new to this forum but not new to buldings, I will have some suggestions after I evaluate your creations. Thanks…
Online skip hire
4.5m sq skip from yellow pages $250 delivered and picked up
4.0m sq skip from skiphire $289 delivered and picked up
So I lose 1/2 a cuic metre and pay $40 more for…
French Panel Doors
Come and see me at Doors Plus Campbellfield.
We have a range of French Doors to choose from.
1535 Sydney Rd Campbellfield...
Rebates for having a water tank
There is a small rebate available on solar hws's under the Federal Governments 'Renewable Energy Certificate' scheme. The amount varies depending upon the product.
Thanks for the ideas. The meals window is fairly big-1540x2410. I'm now leaning towards using a roman blind on the window, with the panel glide on the slider in the same…