Porter davis build out of zone
Hi guys, just wondering how far out of build zone you have been able to build your house. We are looking to build past bannockburn/Geelong.
Superior Building Group Experience
For legal reasons I will not mention their names here. After a few months of back and forth they have sort of come to the party a fixed a few of the issues but there are…
May 02, 2017 10:50 am
Overcapitalizing on Landscaping?
There are a lot of variables to landscaping. A lot depends on the neighbouring properties and also the market value of the property. If you were talking a $1M suburban…
Changes after CDC approval
Construction plans are to follow the approved CDC drawings unless the Certifier (Council or PCA) has approved the variation.
I'm not quite sure what made the…
Concrete Piers Have now been…
excessive water pooling under house
Thanks heaps for your reply and advice I definitely will do so.....do you know if this is a common concern with slopping blocks/ houses that have had extensions?
Breaks in Drainage Pipe
Thank you for the clear explanation of the different tests. Very useful for planned re:CCTV. Knowing what is and is not being done.
And this time I'll be using a…
Apr 29, 2017 5:07 am
Total Joint Finish on exterior?
Hi, I just found out from someone that my current builder is using Boral Total Joint Finish on the outside on the blueboard & supposedly you can't? And used Cornice cement…
They may be sewerage access points. They should get cut down to ground level once that has been established. If that's what they are you'll be grateful for them if you…
PCI inspection by private inspector
The PCI is generally a condition inspection, so the report provides an opinion on the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. The report at a…
Misinterpretation of window
Things can be recorded as a contract variations after signing, but if you did not get a response and have no evidence trail showing that you didn't get what you asked for,…
Hi All, Has anyone used capital Building Contractors in Balwyn Victoria? Thanks
A little late I presume...
Weather strips will be used to seal all gaps around your doors, if not, get it done.
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Apr 24, 2017 1:57 pm
I will ask them to do that. It is very helpful to have all this comments from experts.
Apr 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Moving Stormwater Kerb Connection
I am putting in a new crossover for my house, but found out that I may need to move the stormwater connection from the house to the kerb (maybe by 30-50cm) to accomodate…
Question about old houses
New poster here.
I have a question about a lot of unrestored old houses that I see in Vic / Tas that I'm hoping someone can clarify.
When I say 'old' I mean…
I'm not a builder but here's what I think. The effort put into securing it to the floor is proportionate to the value of the contents
You'll need to try to get it over a…
Apr 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Help with living room design
I had thought about that, problem is most L-shaped couches are a bit too long on the side that would run down the middle. I don't want to block the pathway, so the side…
Apr 19, 2017 5:42 am
can anyone please tell me or show me what it should look like inside your electrical box on a new house
Land Insurance before build starts?
The conveyancing company told me about it when I bought a block. There are countless ways for someone to injure themselves and then sue you. It depends on how risky you…
Apr 11, 2017 9:54 pm
Examples of 8.5m high houses
Woah! What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing MrsJM - now I just wonder if I'm going to be spoiling myself with the 8.5m.
Apr 11, 2017 12:20 am
Sometimes even a inch of missed gaulking will mean big water problems, get to ground level to check shower, also some builders only water proof shower area etc, don't do…
Apr 08, 2017 1:08 pm
Plumbing 'shed' toilet
All depends on what the fall is: talk to your plumber about that. My plumber brother often advises customers after he has unblocked their sewer to only use full flush,…
Payment process of Unregistered Land
They will, and i believe its standard in a contract. Pre approval is different to unconditional finance. I have read where bank will not give unconditional loan even if…
Apr 07, 2017 7:07 am
Career change from IT to Builder?
Hi Mr Education: hope you have become builder now. I am similar sort of situation where i am thinking of switching my field and becoming a builder. Is there a possibility…
Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at.
If anyone has…
While the walls are off...
My neighbors kitchen window is directly behind my head when i lay in bed albeit 2.4 m away
with a paling fence between. I could hear her put a coffee cup on the sink at…
Financial,Economic, Climate change effects,structural, etc,etc.
Modelling everything from the same model is it possible... not currently?
Pressure builds for more…
Advance Bricks - anyone used?
we're actually leaning towards the reds vs. browns - elmhurst reef is the our favourite in the reds. But to the naked eye if you look at tudor reef next to DR…
Help with Blacktown Council
I am having a similar 'council' problem with getting them to put in a gutter to catch the run off from the park next door. (Enid Chalker Reserve) as it floods my garage…
Apr 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Yes, it is possible to lodge a rear lane granny flat as a CDC if less than 50% is on the boundary, as you have pointed out. I am a postgraduate architect, and I…
Driveway car port / shade options?
Mods: Can you please amend my first post to. (IPhone auto correction gone mad)
Just thinking about a cantilever car port or similar for out the front of a new…
Reverse Brick Veneer
I can't answer your question re costs in Adelaide as I built as an owner builder in rural South Australia.
My house is solar passive with double brick in living areas …
Building Townhouses Melbourne bayside
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