151 verses 302 ltr solar HWS for 1/2 house any experience??
Hi all, at present i'm o/bing a larger house on a rural location. the building is in 2 parts : our wing (2 senior aged adults) bathrm & kitchen & Guest wing 2 bedrm, bath…
home extensions: traditional builds or pre-fab additions?
Has anyone have greater detail about the typical quality of pre-fabricated 'added rooms'? We're looking to add to our post-war timber weatherboard home by effectively…
First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) & First Home Bonus (FHB) -
hi guys and gals, so to clarify the total of $21K when building is only applicable to those building their first home? there was a totally…
Not happy with the tiling job - UPDATED WITH PICTURES
Andrea - sorry to hear of your plight. A mistake is one thing but poor workmanship is not on. Also it is one thing to borrow someone elses stuff, but to return it in less…
Suggestions for solicitors advice melbourne
Not sure if they are full lawyers. I just did a search on google for "building contracts lawyers" and while most were for commercial property, here is one that looks like…
Building new house and cabling for a home theater system
Our builder has a second sparky that they use for HT setups, so we are going to do the cabling through them. I know exactly what and where I want things which makes it…
Retaining walls - to what 'standard' should they be provided
As you mentioned, everyone being closed for Easter, and you have some time on your hands, you might want to search through your local council's website for their DCP…
Long skinny laundry?? (updated - pics pg 3)
Howdy The laundry isn't done yet - we've been focussing on the new ensuite etc I'll definitely make sure I add pics as we progress through. I've actually just uploaded…
I think they did the soil test on the wrong block.
It's driving my wife nuts. I'm rather enjoying it! I know, that may make me seem weird, but so far it has been a relatively pleasant experience as far as the ease of…
Country sinks, where would you drain plates?
Hi there. Long time lurker, first time poster. Since I'm living with a disabled relative at home, I found that the best kitchen sink for both of us is an adaptive…
Home BAR - Build into house or Buy afterwards ?
We have a bar now and have one in our new house. We had them built by kitchen joiners and you won't see any junk on either of mine, apart from me laying all over it after…
What is the min setback for homes in Victoria
Just found the one for Brimbank http://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/Files/Dw ... ldings.pdf which is where we are building. Not sure how to interpret the setback.
First home buyers grant extension - probable...
i Think if the FHBG is deleted in July than it may go down slightly, but not significantly. If think if it is reduced, the prices will continue to grow for now. hard…
Roofing Ideas and water drainage ideas invited.
Dear All: My first post! I have been reading for a while, thank you for this wonderful forum I have been thinking about renovating my house for a while, now am at a…
1kW Solar Power Systerms - fully installed for $749
Michelle I am not 'flogging' anything nor am I a salesperson. Given how 'murky' the waters are with respect to solar power, we aim to be as transparent as possible. I…
Cheap star pickets/chicken wire - Brisbane North?
We used zip ties to attach the wire to the pickets, and dug a little trench where the bottom of the fence would go then filled it back in to cover the base of the fence…
Hand painted kitchen cabinets vs laminated/vacuum-form
Hi Everyone, I am undecided on whether or not to go hand painted or laminate I am after a kitchen will lots of character and is unique staying under 15k. Standard…
Hourly charges from a builder - what's normal?
Thanks for all the help guys. I'll ensure that we don't pay for his (or his subcontractors) mistakes. However, he seems to be trying to charge us for 'administration' as…
Can you recommend a credit card with a good rewards package?
I am now the proud owner of a Westpac altitude. Thanks for your recommendations! JB
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