Apr 21, 2007 12:14 am
Zuccala Homes - Melbourne
We signed up in March, and have since learnt everything we have been told is nothing but mistruths. Zuccala have wasted 5 weeks doing nothing while we were under the…
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 8:05 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 8:09 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 9:02 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 8:01 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…
Building expo - Melbourne
yep, i went yesterday. it was ok, no-where near as much stuff as the home show earlier in the year.
we still managed to see a few things that interested us.
"Development" ... Who should advise us?
Thanks heaps Steve, I'll follow up. We definitely want one of these types of documents, in addition to all pre-building-phase legal stuff. We're looking for a suitably…
How about (or Hoo aboot -as my 5yo would say) filling it with those plastic balls instead of sand? You know the sort that you find a play centres. It seems such a waste to…
Counter Line means .... ??
Might also want to have a chat with council. Builder can put in any design, but it's council (and your neighbours...) who approves it.
Make sure the builder has…
2nd Hand Timber for sub floor
Wondering if any one can advise on the rules relating to the use of 2nd hand timber for sub floor frame supported by concrete stumps. I am required to use:
How good are National Homes?
I was looking at National Homes a while back, but aside from another salesman who used to work with them giving me a few things to look out for, a friend at work recently…