ausdesignBuilding rooms underneath a post war weatherboard house.
23 January 2007
A ceiling can go down to I think 1500 in a situation like an attic, but if it is a habitable room has to average 2400. A kitchen, bathroom, toilet, airlock, hallway etc 2100
calmarRough costs for stumping on steeply sloping block?
24 January 2007
Hi All, I have been looking for information from this forum, there has been some very useful advice but unfortunately nothing that relates exactly to the problem that I…
col_sGarage Conversions, great idea or false economy?
24 January 2007
Thanks, (the house is 5.5 years old. The photo was old). Your opinions are much what I was starting to think. The mods would be great personally but expensive,…
BestBuilderHow do I save $$ on a new building project.
28 January 2007
Hi KingLeo Who is your builder? Mainstream of small builder? Often its a case of going without - as bunoluvas said. Go without flooring, go without painting, go…
MichelleWant to add 2 bedrooms to 14yo Allworth home
29 January 2007
No door!!! It defeats the effect of the breeze way. (Funny, now I am imagining a little timber platform with steps from all four sides where you would walk…
il-PrimoRubbish dumped on vacant land, what action can be taken?
6 February 2007
I have had the same problem; rubbish/debris dumped on my vacant land. My nextdoor neighbour and the one opposite me were building at the same time. It was hard to keep an…
aauroraYour opinions on this please (brickwork)
8 February 2007
Noddy, those are awful!! I can only hope the same thing doesn't happen to me! Scoffy, I am very interested in how this will turn out for you, please keep us up to date!
Rod1949Problems with a demolition company (Perth WA)
9 February 2007
You haven't really clarified if the rubbish is yours or the neibhours or was it placed there before or after the demolition. I showed up for my demolition cause I…
cjreeves8Do I have to move out to raise house?
13 February 2007
Hello, still bubbling with excitement after buying our first house. Just curious, if we move straight in, when we raise in the next year or two will we have to move our…
ausdesignHelp please - problems with building permit.
17 February 2007
Laurin you need to sit down with a solicitor with knowledge in this field and get everything sorted out. The only way I can see is if the title is signed over to you &…
First_Timer_RayConcerns on foundation during drought
18 February 2007
Just thinking about it logically (although I'm probably wrong!) you would think that a foundation laid during a dry period would move less than one laid when the ground is…
MichelleBeing charged for postponing carpet laying
26 February 2007
Hi Casa, Thanks so much for the complement!!!! It truly sounds like the carpet supplier got stung by the laying contractor for the days work missed. MOST layers…
kasiakmBuilders not completing tasks after settlement
7 March 2007
Hi, on the day of handover we went through the house and mark the things they need to fix. The building supervisor put this in writing and they fixed that within 12…
windsorPurchasing 5 star house, has no insulation in walls as plans
14 March 2007
Windsor, as this this is a complex matter, I made the suggestion that legal advice be sought. Quite reasonable I thought. If you already know all…