Where do you draw the line with costs?
Got to agree with ponzu ,I've never stretched or built without having 70% of total cost of home inc floors etc, even when building my first home at 23 years old without a…
Sep 10, 2015 10:30 pm
Sep 10, 2015 6:53 pm
Wasted space. Layout advice wanted.
Thanks kavehman,oneJohn and TashPaul for your input.
Think we will go ahead with making a second WIR for Bed 1 but slightly bigger than what I drew up. The cupboard next…
Sep 08, 2015 9:00 am
What is bondek slab?
They also do the big strip footing at the back of the house I think its about 500x600 strip footing. Is that costly as…
Sep 04, 2015 4:52 pm
Organising Own Siteworks
The way I interupt it they would be scrapping 1m down to natural at the centre of the block and filling the same (they've said they don't need to bring any soil in). They…
Hickinbotham Harrington Alfresco
I haven't, we are building the Adelaide MKII Alfresco with some changes.
I quite like the Harrington though. I would maybe add some more space as the study/bed 4 is quite…
Advice on floor cramps
Thanks for that. Yes I did think along those lines if I couldn't find another alternate method. I was also thinking of using a car bottle jack and spacing it to push…
32 amp wiring, adding gpo?
You will need to get your electrician to look at this as there are splash zones around the Spa where a GPO cannot be installed. The GPO cannot be installed next to a spa…
private site supervisor or not
Seriously don't believe what new home salesman tell you... They will put the boots into any other building company if they miss out on a deal.
Home inspections has become…
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 3:34 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 1:20 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 1:43 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 7:18 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…
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