It's not unusual for older houses with electrical problems to have leakages to earth. You are relativly safe from being zapped at the moment as its obvious that…
Septic system advice
Thanks bpratt, I actually got a quote from them today - $11k installed.
I'm going to chat with our broker and see if the bank will let us draw down on the construction…
Aug 27, 2015 2:34 pm
Outdoor Electrical - help?
Double GPOs have both outlets powered by one cable. You won't be able to separate them without runni two separate GPOs. But wiring in an internal isolation switch should…
Media Room Or 4th Bedroom?
The obvious solution seems to be just to have a room: but a bed in and it becomes a bedroom, or put media in it, and it becomes a media room. Or is the issue that the…
Pictures of laundry linen closet please
just in planning stage at moment but will have cupboards along one side of laundry. with the broom cupboard at one end. overhead cupboards the rest and cupboards below…
Asbestos quotes : who to believe!!!
I'd go with safety if it were me and consider it all asbestos rather than some. Unless you can get testing done to confirm I wouldn't want to put a price on my health.
Void above living- help
We've got a massive two storey void in our house. I love it, it acts as a huge light well and really opens up the house.
For lighting we opted for wall mounted lights -…
Cheers. The new footing is not pads but a strip footing 300 wide and several metres long and I believe 400 deep.
zero VOC paint
Have anyone here on the forum used rockcote and ecolour before here in WA? I would like to hear your experience.
101 Residential (Perth)
I can sympathise with the disgruntled people building with 101. I too am in the process of building with them and I'm pretty appalled by them to be honest. This is my…
Aug 23, 2015 12:20 am
Theatre Rooms - Doors or Open?
Janidbest you could extend the nib wall on the study like im doing. Cheaper than adding doors etc. I wanted a 910mm nib but they cocked it up and did a 910 opening leaving…
Recommended Electricians Gold Coast Area
Nah we haven't as yet.
Clarendon will be doing ALL the cable side of things then we need to get someone to come in and fit lights. I'll give them a call and see…
Boral Horizon Merbau bricks
Has anyone used this brick and can show me pictures? It's the lowest category upgrade (Cat3) brick in a colour I could live with, but being…
Aug 20, 2015 12:43 am
Are bedroom sizes important?
My bedroom sizes are
4.9x3.6 Bedroom 1 plus WIR & Ensuite which makes 9.0x3.6 including WIR & Ensuite
4.1x3.7 Bed 4
4.0x3.2 Bed 3 plus robe (0.6)
4.5x3.6 Bed2 plus Robe…
Aug 17, 2015 6:18 am
flat panel solar collector for HWS
Anybody have an idea on this protection?
EDIT :stone guard for HBT200 Rheem solar collector. Found it! About $200 from Reece Plumbing. Can be used for vandalism stone…
Power Point with USB Charging
Stick with the brand name ones like Clipsal and even HPM.
You need to remember you are dealing with 230v behind those faceplates.
Inspiring House Painting Blogs
I am a hobbyist blogger and my subject of interest is painting.Many blogger like me sometimes find it difficult and struggle to come up with a continual…
door on media / lounge room
GThanks everyone, we have gone with 2x 720 cavity sliders I was happy with two double hinged doors and there was a miscommunication with builder and he did variation for…
Stamp duty rebate FHOG?
From what I understand you can apply for the FHOG and stmap duty exemption to apply at the time of settling your land. most likely you did not have a building contract…
Aug 10, 2015 5:18 pm
You don't have to name individuals either, they only need to be identifiable by the post's comments.
Costs when suing for defamation can be very high and a financial loss…
Aug 10, 2015 1:03 am
My PC checklist
I quite often give check lists to clients but these accompany my own structural drawing, 3D Models, simulations and…
Tempering Valves - Water too cold!
If you can, get your plumber to locate the tempering valve. Remove the plastic cap and use a spanner to turn the adjuster as far as possible in the direction of the hot…
I would like some guidance as to what trade would be able to add a verandah/awning to our 1950's house. Its a post war red brick house, not very pretty, with a…
Aug 04, 2015 7:50 pm
Solid Timber Flooring Thickness
Thanks JB1 will be sticking over plywood. Some manufacturers only make the timber in 13mm and not 12mm and vice versa, so i guess it comes down to price if there is no…
Aug 04, 2015 3:06 pm
compensation for over-due build
Just an update.
I just received a PDF copy of my contract (which I shoulve already had a copy of), and It does state that the sum of liquidated damages is $0.00/per…