Can anyone offer me any information about why there is no bottom plate in a stud wall in a 1920s building. Possibly a balloon frame ? There is some movement when the wall…
Pool bullnose removal
Hi there, can anyone give me a little information on removing bullnose pavers from a fibre glass pool. I’m afraid I will crack the pool if I use to much force. Thanks
Oct 03, 2020 8:56 pm
Oran park or Willowdale
Willowdale for sure... when you have driven an hour in peak hour traffic the last thing you want to do is continue on Camden Valley Way in bumper to bumper traffic to Oran…
HIA building contract
You can speak to them but I don’t think you will get much help from them.
Colorbond roof - dune
We did our roof in Shale Grey, and it can appear anything from the light grey in your picture, to almost white. It only went on a couple of months ago, so we haven't yet…
Best area to place noisy server
Yes I plan to keep it in the top shelf where I have provisioned for a GPO and network point coming in from the NBN box in the garage.
Lease expires before our home is finished
Sigh* thanks for the info. Unfortunately they did not approve of the periodic tenancy. I seriously have a grudge with that landlord now. Wishing he gets a bad tenant…
Relocating water meter
Hi trushan sorry late reply. We just filled a form online requesting water SA to move our water meter. That includes paying right away depending on the distance or how…
Can we terminate a building contract?
Hi, I would advise you to contact the lawyer. When it comes to complex housing contracts there are always the moments that might bring you a lot of problems later.
Oct 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
My levels were taken by Buratt engineering, sorry fo the very late reply been so busy with builder fixing our house with underpinning, and a full agricultural drainage…
Yes, I agree. We didn't follow this recommendation earlier and had some termite-related problem in our old wooden house.
container for office
Would it not be better idea to use shipping container for file storage and the space in your home as your office?
Here in SA you can go to a paint store and get them to mix one up for you. But yes you'll need a timber sample to work on
If you are referring to storm water disposal that is dealt by the local Councils engineering Departments on an ad hoc basis
There is nothing in the NCC that governs Trade…
Has anyone used Home Design Agency?
I have sent a few people I know to them and everything I have heard so far is positive, easy to talk to, know how to design, on top of the current CDC regulations in…
Sad that they've moved to quantity over quality Thank you again for your advice BuildingandLegal.
One last thing, do you think that adding retaining walls (in green…
Sep 25, 2020 11:15 am
what state are you building is as cost differ significantly?
Bamboo floor cupping
After the high humidity in SE QLD early this year, our bamboo floor became warped and cupped in a number of locations. Some cupping is so bad it’s still raised, and has…
Sep 23, 2020 10:08 am
Insulation when buying off the plan
This looks to be part of the standard spec, what the builder includes as standard. Just ask the question of your sales consultant, "Is this standard"? if they say yes,…
Building Contract Definitions
You building contract should have a standard breakdown as to what is required to be completed for a stage, unless the builder has inserted his own version and it's a…
Simonds in QLD
Most volume project builders are pretty much the same as they all offer similar inclusions, promotional offers it mostly comes down to the design that you like the most…
DA for granny flat
Thanks you for your input. Very much appreciated. We have retained the services of a private certifier as suggested. Thanks again.
Sep 22, 2020 4:24 pm
manhole - ceiling access
I have a split level house (recently built by Masterton) and there isn't a manhole to access the lower roof. No manhole is shown on the plans for this portion of the roof.…
Inbuilt gas log fires
Some of my clients in the past have had Heat n" Glo gas log fires installed and love them. I think one had a couple of teething problems when they were first installed but…
Hey everyone, the sealant around my sink / splash back was getting old and black and I’ve decided to redo that section before water starts getting in down the…
Hy, good to know..! That your seeking advice for the kitchen and making it happen perfectly. Because, while I was building my kitchen I haven't kept time on the buying an…
Ducted air con
Anyone installed a Toshiba ducted air con? Can i please get some reviews?
Sep 17, 2020 1:52 pm