VJ walls cracking within days of painting
Hello, We recently had our Queenslander with VJ walls painted by a professional painter. Within 3 days the vertical joints had began to crack. There are now a lot of…
Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues
The primary reason for the existence of pre-purchase property inspectors is to inspect and report on the condition of the property before you buy. Any significant issues…
Negotiating with builders before contract signature
To all those who think industry building contracts are fair and fairly even-handed are deluded. They are not and favour the builder. In addition to that builders stack the…
Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron
Looking forward to following your build! We have our DA appt with Tony on Monday so are a little behind you Also our first build so very scary!
Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?
I have noticed that most houses built these days (at least in Victoria) are built entirely out of timber framing with choice of masonry outside including the garage. I…
Knowing what is possible with potential home exension
Property developers, Builders, Real estate agents, etc, etc all dabble? Also there is plenty of metadata, apps & Spreadsheets online. once you have determined the amount…
Help! Disputing Extension Of Time - Rain
There is a guide at this link: https://anewhouse.com.au/2012/08/contra ... ct-period/
Metricon - Clarendon - Rawson Which one ticks all boxes
Metricon Glendale 34 Update I have submitted our final recommendation and have a contact appointment in two weeks. The prices included are a bit high as compared to…
Options to save on house construction cost
Things I would not get the builder to include are driveways (and relevant paths), carpets, curtains, antenna or anything else outside of the build itself. The builder will…
How to get a design out of the ground whilst incorporating B
Hi guys, I am new here, I have a lot of experience in Design and Construction 28 years actually, I will put my 2 cents in to help out where I can with your questions and…
No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"
Actually, neither Primrose Sands is a shack town built in sixties and seventies with questionable compliance.
Floor structure - trusses (Posistrut) vs I-joist (hyJOIST)?
Probably a long shot, but thought I'd ask anyway: Does anyone have any data/experience re performance in minimising floor deflection/bounce/vibration trusses (e.g.…
Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?
I owner built a modest passive solar house for $1,200/m2. Note I built it largely by myself with little assistance from external trades.
Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb
Time puts no less blame on porter davis, they should of offered compensation for what they done, but arrogance seems to be a common trait with volume boys.
Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane
Malteser I think you'll find the engineering needs to be licensed in Australia BTW anyone can do the renderings
Do you really want to build with someone who doesn't allow y
tks for the info. this is the right way that it supposed to be
Assistance with Building, Renovation & DIY projects
Closed to Designers ,Architects & Builders Still…
Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane
Hello everyone, I'm looking to do an extension to our (small) single storey house in west Brisbane. My wife and I have a fair idea of what we're after, and have done some…
Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.The building company that built this home is no longer in business.This basic 2 bed brick home was built in Newcastle…
Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?
We went through something similar but with a retaining wall. It’s the body corps responsibility to repair/maintain or replace things on common property. As a townhouse…