ausdesignNeighbors Extension appears very high
14 February 2017
There are clauses in part 4 of the Victorian Building Regulations relating to overlooking & overshadowing neighbours windows and 'private open spaces'. These should have…
Foddy77Prepping external bare brick wall for tiling
12 February 2017
Chasing some tiling wisdom, tips and tricks from the tiling community... I have an external 2x bare brick wall 3m high x 2.1m wide double brick that I need to prepare for…
AlthomProblems due to metropolitan housing density
10 February 2017
Councils and Planning Authorities in all states are doing stupid things. Our estate has lots of narrow roads with many blind corners and there's nowhere to park
Our Build123Can I change a brick veneer wall to double brick?
8 February 2017
Anything is possible, but that would cost an absolute bomb, not worth considering. Most tradesmen would probably tell you it can't be done as well. Kind Regards James…
Mclaren77Dispute with Real Estate Agent regarding Painting
7 February 2017
Ex Property manager here, I've seen walls like this many times, usually it's a problem with the cement walls being damp which causes the paint to blister and crack. The…
emle_25Attic conversion in WA - anyone here done this?
3 February 2017
Hi We have just had a storage attic installed in Caversham. We used andy from A1attics he was very competitive on price and open to my ideas. We also had a whirly bird…
Sutherland484Demolition on council strip and liability
1 February 2017
Hi, We have been told by the builder to demolish the driveway to the curb, ie on the council land, as well as all our house etc. The demolition companies we are getting…
occxlr8edAdding Value: Laundry to 2nd Bathroom
29 January 2017
Just want your opinions before we commit. Currently a 3 Bedroom Unit: See plan below: https://i2.au.reastatic.net/2126x1102-r ... rplan1.jpg I am thinking to create a…
Saint MikeNeighbour's letter box on boundary line
28 January 2017
Does it matter ? Unless its an ugly construction - it might be a silly thing to argue about - especially with a neighbour ... BUT - if its awful you can always grow a…
Patches OhoolihanCertificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
23 January 2017
Hi Navi, hope you don't mind me asking a similar question on your post. Has anyone completed Cert IV in construction Estimating?
algernonBest Orientation - Sydney New Build
23 January 2017
Bearing in mind that these quotes are from custom builders, not project builders - including R 2.0 acoustic batts in virtually all internal walls in a double-storey house…
chrismarshall3Installing a fireplace into a brick wall - Possible?
22 January 2017
i mean one of these http://www.scandiastoves.com.au/product ... -2/avante/
shellbyElectrictians - getting power to the front of the block
21 January 2017
We did, we have had power put to the front next to our driveway, with a powerpoint and light. We did this as the meter box is on the small side of our land with a driveway…
deepsWalking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?
9 January 2017
What an absolute pain! Surely they need to make roofspaces trafficable for future work/maintenance etc.
qebtelHow to deal with substandard electrical work
3 January 2017
Simply unbelievable! It would have taken less time to glue some plywood down onto the ceiling gyprock to screw the lighten betten to, instead of what he did. Im not a…
tjbuRenovation - Is an early progress claim legal?
22 December 2016
Hi all, I'm more than half way through an extension with a builder. In the recent weeks, it's all becoming a bit tense due to poor workmanship delivered. So far we've…
jhiacewhere to buy hardware in Sydney, where the tradie goes
21 December 2016