How good is composite decking??
It is dearer on the initial outlay but there is no ongoing maintanance. Timber decks (esp. without cover) require ongoing coating and cleaning to keep in tip-top shape, so…
Problems need advice
I agree - stick to your guns -
Do you have it in writing? They made amistake etc....
If not - I'd sit down and document the date and times you chatted about the…
Aug 07, 2007 1:45 pm
Carport Pillars to be replaced
The house we have just purchased has an American style carport that is attached under tha main roof of the house.. The problem is that the 3 struts holding up the carport…
Flat roof - disadvantages???
I am building a house basicaly the same size as my father. He has a flat roof and ours pitched.
The difference in the quote for ducted air conditioning was $8000 more…
Sorry to tell you this, but I reckon you'll have about as much luck as the guy who wants a brickie to build a letterbox.
Try a 'handy-man' service instead or teach…
We probably like the design we are getting with PD a little better, the rawdon hill base price was reasonably expensive (though they did include heaps as standard), and…
A nice suprise...
I’ve just spent the better part of my day on my website.
I’ve tried my hardest to get rid of as much text as I could, without leaving it empty.
I’ve also now…
H Slab - Screw Piles
Just before the contract our builder has advised us that Screw Piles would be needed for our house as there is a sewer pipe on the easement in front of our block of…
Copper or plastic
RATS, not saying you have them but they can eat into plastic, imagine the drama if the little buggers ate into your plastic piping concealed in the ceiling of your 2…
Aug 09, 2007 12:53 pm
Wood heater safety
I'm just reviewing the fireplace safety surrounds in my house and found these details are what's required.
The applicable regulation is AS/NZS…
Restoring my Roof
Yep, sounds like an ad.
There is no reason to paint a tiled roof, unless you want to change the colour. We had the same type of scammers (not saying that the above…
Gas Heater - Ugly - Need Ideas
Maybe building a feature wall-type thing that sticks out but is flush with the heater (ummm...does that make sense?)...then building recessed shelves above? It would make…
Our site supervisor popped round yesterday to check on a few things & I asked him if he had an idea as to what was wrong.
He told me I had the wrong type of seal. Oops.…
Ducted Vacuum System
A thought comes to mind here.......
I wonder if folk can get the components, and fit it themselves? The issue of making sure piping is installed correctly…
Aug 18, 2007 1:10 am
Peoples experiences with architects
I don't think you have to have selected the builder yet.
I would use it more as a review process - ie Is this going to be possible - or will it be very expensive to…
Aug 20, 2007 2:37 pm
Skylights - Clear or Glazed???
Thanks for the replies, I think I'll go with the clear given the pitch of my roof for all 3 skylights is south facing. Privacy never crossed my mind I must say! The…
This is what I was given:
Site handling - $13,925
"H" class slab
Dropped edge beams
Cavity installed pest control system
Budget figure Bio Cycle waste in SE Qld
It really depends on the product you buy, ours was approx. $5500 plus extra plumbing to house. But there are many more expensive units around that may or…
Aug 26, 2007 8:44 pm
Cost of concrete for driveway
Hi uncle Ant,
Just visited your Blog.
I hope your health is getting better.
We have an identical driveway issue.. needing to swap the existing…
Industry standard bench used to be 900mm - its now 950mm -1000mm.
Telstra Phone Connection Problems - HELP
I would have expected that line quality wise Modbury would be OK.
I'd push them and as I said earlier - hang up till you start talking to the right person who is…
Some of the closet systems look similar to the ones that Ikea have. I would say a lot cheaper than the ones on that link.
Aug 29, 2007 10:00 pm
Paperbark Paint colour
I guess I’m too late for this post….Dulux makes all the colorbond metal colours in their paints.
But as Perry has said make sure you ask for Colorbond “paperbark”
Building - Mortgage Issue
Just go slowly here...remember, the lender may not place the same value on your proposed construction. Do you have equity in the land or does the loan have…
All things WALKER...
Good to see you hard at work!
Well I’m happy with the theatre room!!! I’m not fussy…..just kidding Matt!!!
Yes I am!
Sep 09, 2007 3:05 pm
The Shed.... *Beware, lots of pics*
Can't remember exactly what the costs were, but the budget (for permit) worked out about $11K and I think it finished near $13K or so. Those costs are not including labour…
Thanks guys....I will ask for a copy of the invoice.
And I think I will be glad of the fence, now I don't have to see them at…
No worries Trevor,
I would be interested to see how you get on; then I will know whether or not I should still be dispensing this advice.