Paying for Quotes
If they want the work they'll do the quote. If they are busy they may well quote high and request estimate fees.
If they are that hard up for minor cash I'd be wary of…
A 3 bed house is a pretty big home to move, but I'm pretty sure it can be done. Best you find someone who has had experience doing it and get quotes from them to get a…
JG King complaints
I feel for you.
What stage are you at?
Are you past Fixing.
I did not negotiate a higher than standard rate for being over contact and am still paying the…
Gas company wanting to lift driveway.
A crossover is the driveway that crosses over the footpath outside your house. You do not have a crossover on your property. Your post makes no sense.
who is liable for this issue
"someone put a small pipe as in the photo, so the water won't be able to release if the rain is a bit heavy"
Wow that makes sense - NOT.
Let me save you some time. Suck…
Wood or tiles?
Tiles better, but some now are using floating wood floors, ask wood floor specialists if guarantees are still OK with floating wood floor, if yes, it's a good indication…
May 19, 2017 1:49 pm
In NSW, and I think Australia wide, it is compulsory and your builder should arrange it.
True or Magnetic North ????
Every survey and plan I've ever seen references grid north (close to, if not exactly on, true north).
I've never seen magnetic north used, and can't think of any reason…
New house: Clean garage floors?
yes our garage floor is atrocious and covered in paint and polyurethane spilled from when they did the timber floors. I asked will it be cleaned and they said "no not…
Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?
Great - thanks for your reply.
This is how I am trying to see it... get a trust worthy builder and work hard to save money by making my own purchases.
A fixed price…
May 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Floor plan advice
Yes the ensuite needs a CSD like the WIR next to it. Then the towel rail could be moved.
Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes
Home storage upgrade
Absolutely. It's what we were originally going to do, but we ran out of funds to do the robes before moving in.
Alternatively, if you're using IKEA units, you can have…
Tile Roof Replacement
I have a tile roof on a cream brick veneer house of just on 13.5 squares - tiles are just over 50 years old and are de-laminating and / or cracking randomly. The pitch is…
This is part of the submission to council for CDC approval, might help.
Seaford Meadows Footings
Who are you building with? A lot of builders have crappy allowances, like $15,000.
My builder allows $34,000 so I got a refund of a portion of it.
Is your block sloped?…
Replace balcony railings
Areas with a drop 1 metre and over need to have a minimum of 1 metre high balustrade.
As previously mentioned you will need to consider the engineering if you are going…
house siting dilemma
Recently purchased a country property with a dwelling, on 2 acres in a farming zone with one road frontage. It is amongst cattle and sheep grazing farms with another…
This looks like water damage from a leaking roof, if the marks are separated by a stud that further confirms that is would be water damage, coming from the inside of the…
Extension or Build
My other half and I are trying to work out wether to purchase the house we currently rent and extend or purchase a block and build?Country Vic.
Porter davis build out of zone
Hi guys, just wondering how far out of build zone you have been able to build your house. We are looking to build past bannockburn/Geelong.
Superior Building Group Experience
For legal reasons I will not mention their names here. After a few months of back and forth they have sort of come to the party a fixed a few of the issues but there are…
Overcapitalizing on Landscaping?
There are a lot of variables to landscaping. A lot depends on the neighbouring properties and also the market value of the property. If you were talking a $1M suburban…
Changes after CDC approval
Construction plans are to follow the approved CDC drawings unless the Certifier (Council or PCA) has approved the variation.
I'm not quite sure what made the…
Concrete Piers Have now been…
excessive water pooling under house
Thanks heaps for your reply and advice I definitely will do so.....do you know if this is a common concern with slopping blocks/ houses that have had extensions?
Breaks in Drainage Pipe
Thank you for the clear explanation of the different tests. Very useful for planned re:CCTV. Knowing what is and is not being done.
And this time I'll be using a…
Apr 29, 2017 4:07 am
Total Joint Finish on exterior?
Hi, I just found out from someone that my current builder is using Boral Total Joint Finish on the outside on the blueboard & supposedly you can't? And used Cornice cement…
They may be sewerage access points. They should get cut down to ground level once that has been established. If that's what they are you'll be grateful for them if you…
PCI inspection by private inspector
The PCI is generally a condition inspection, so the report provides an opinion on the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. The report at a…
Misinterpretation of window
Things can be recorded as a contract variations after signing, but if you did not get a response and have no evidence trail showing that you didn't get what you asked for,…
Hi All, Has anyone used capital Building Contractors in Balwyn Victoria? Thanks
A little late I presume...