Jan 24, 2007 10:29 am
Outside laundry v smaller kitchen
That’s good clairebbbear, glade to help!!
Clever sorting of cupboards and getting rid of clutter with eliminate the need for a large kitchen.
Hope it all works out…
bearer and joists or fill?
Thank you for both of your replies. We had a builder from Cavalier Homes today visit our block and he said that having to build up would roughly add on an extra 15k to a…
I have seen White Bricklaying Sand which I would like to use to get a better mortar match for the existing work. Are there any issues in using this sand…
Should we raise the house?
Thanks Rod, yes I am pretty sure at least one of our neighbours did their buiding in all legal with approval etc. I'll ask them though to make sure, and double check with…
Problems With Building Company
Hi, I just wanted to add a postscript to my earlier entry... after a curt letter threatening to pull out of the whole deal, we rescheduled a meeting and ran through all of…
thinking of an extension?
Hi, I'm wondering if I can get some advice. We are thinking about the possibility of renovating but have no idea how much it might cost. All I'm really wondering is a…
Your opinions on this please (brickwork)
Noddy, those are awful!! I can only hope the same thing doesn't happen to me!
Scoffy, I am very interested in how this will turn out for you, please keep us up to date!
Feb 10, 2007 11:31 pm
To determine at what depth there is sufficient strength to support the foundations of your home.
Do I have to move out to raise house?
Hello, still bubbling with excitement after buying our first house. Just curious, if we move straight in, when we raise in the next year or two will we have to move our…
Concerns on foundation during drought
Just thinking about it logically (although I'm probably wrong!) you would think that a foundation laid during a dry period would move less than one laid when the ground is…
Fenceing and crossover prices in Melb
You migfht need to be a little more specific regarding sizes of the crossover. As for the fencing, you need to consider any damage the builders may do.
I found out the only criteria our shonky kitchen builder required was to pay his subscription and he was a member.
The Cabinet Makers Assn also ducked for cover when we…
More on Legal height
Kitchens & Bathrooms are classed as non habitable rooms & as such can have ceiling heights down to 2100mm
Feb 22, 2007 8:55 am
Has anyone used a lawyer?
Don't forget the simple rule of BBB - Beware of Barrister Bullshit!!
That is going on my list of best TLA's:)
Cost for first home buyers...
Hi (and this is my first post on this forum after lurking for a while, so g'day all!),
We bought our first house last year in sunny ol' Townsville, North Queensland.…
Feb 24, 2007 12:53 am
Painting a new house
Hmmm, not sure about the cracks - is that for a solid brick home or with a frame, or doesn't it matter?
I do believe that builders will come back after a certain time…
Council should hold onto the plans for 10 years. After that, I'm pretty sure they are discarded. Shouldn't be a problem to get them from Council - check their website.
Feb 26, 2007 3:46 pm
Building company feedback
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Making a water level
Thanks Terry and Casa
I have the idea now. It was as I expeced. My wife has slightly vision impaired, so I'll set up a mark for her to mark by and ways to hang it up…
If I purchased a newly built house in Victoria that stats its 5 star on the energy report, and its stated at that the council and on there plans and building plans…
Have had them in the BB register for a while but no reviews. Perhaps they are still quite new (given 2005 registration) and so not many people have built with…
Hi - Dont have too many answers for you. I know they have to provide access for an inspection arranged by you. As far as the responding to issues raised I would presume…
My wife and I are in the process of designing a major extension to our two bedroom highset house on the southside of Brisbane. This house will take us into our…
Land developer selling my land???
Thanks for the comments all. I just got a email reply from the land developer yesterday.
The person says that it is an old example just to give an estimate of the size…
Mar 08, 2007 10:12 pm
Pergola Timber advice
Other than using a steel column such as 90*90 square hollow section it is not easy to find a timber that won't crack or splinter to some degree.
Even within species there…
I don't think by the sound of it that there is that much difference between east and west in my experience .
Mar 15, 2007 11:29 am
developing our property
A 2 lot subdivision requires a planning application which involves meeting local planning requirements plus subdivision requirements
Basically you have to…