What things do you believe constitute a good renovation?
I spoke to an architect today re designing our extension and when he asked me where I lived, I told him. He said "you don't live near that place being renovated do…
how hard to build or extend lockable garage?
assumign you have council approval and sufficient land space.. how would this work? knockdown and build job? is this possible - most garages are connected to the house itself..
In hindsight, what things would you do differently ??
second guess everything..... There are a few things I regret like some electrical fittings, I went the cheaper options a few times and I am regretting not spend a few…
Difficulty getting insurance on demolition block
You got to be careful about insurance. Its not like car insurance when it comes to public liabilty in most cases. Yeah if someone get hurt and they sue you the…
Solar panel means test to be scrapped
Has anyone heard about a 'supplementary' rebate by the WA government? I have a vague recollection of this being mentioned during the WA state election. It seem to remember…
How long will it take to have a look at this house????????
Well i finally got around to ringing the RIEQ yesterday and they said that there is nothing they can do. They said that i would have to go to the Office of Fair Trading…
Advise on building a cost effective bush cabin?
Thanks Steve. Really like that house and everything they've done to make it efficient. I hope to use most of their ideas. Nice design too. We're lucky in that our site…
Corrugated Iron Fence - How long before it can be painted
We got told to wait 6 months or 2 seasons before we painted our Water Tank. It was something to do with the oxidisation (sp?) process with the metal.
minimum internal wall spacing distance, without support?
Thanks for your advice, I've decided to change the kitchen plans to suit the pantry insitu.
WC on other side of bedroom wall - soundproofing ideas ?
sorry for the delay replying Kiribilly - Its comforting to know its mainly the flush thats audable, its actually the 5th WC which should only have reasonable hours…
Additions you made on top of builders std offerings
Check the ways the doors open/close, ask what kind of windows you are getting in which room, are they awning, sliding windows and position them right to get cross…
Using framing timber with spliced joints
Glu-laminated/ finger jointed timber will never have a MGP rating, rather the structual grade will be a 'GL' rating eg GL8, GL10 etc or for smaller structual LOSP primed…
Driving over stormwater pipes in ground? - Need advice pls
in vic 450mm cover for vehical traffic 75mm cover for concrete pavers will provide some more protection but sounds like what you have done should be ok
Building complaints which authority do i need to go to?
Have you spoken to anyone else from the building company? You'll find that as soon as sales consultants have their money they will do little else! Ring the main office…
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