victorian homebuyers fund
I havent, and i havent looked to much into it, but on face value its not the saviour its trying to make out to be. Shared equity in your home is never a good idea.
Fire seperation qall
Need some advice. Living in a townhouse with one common wall, recently we have discovered that the fire separation wall is incomplete and on further investigation, support…
Aug 02, 2023 3:44 am
What is this material???
Hi everyone. We have durra panel in our ceilings which was put in in the 70's! The panels were never installed properly and need replacing. The have good thermal…
Foil wrap not done before brickwork
Foid wrap is essential component of energy efficiency and if not installed then alternative solution must be applied subject to building surveyors approval.
A good option…
Any experience with Dwelcom
Hi All, I have been dealing with icare for insurance in completing our house after our original builder went bust. We have gotten to tender stage and one of the companies…
We're curring working on our outdoor and have some questions in relation to screed. I've tried to find information online, without success.
Apologies for the…
Jul 29, 2023 12:18 pm
Darling Downs WA site costs
First time builders looking to buy a plot at Darling Downs 'The Acres' on the next release and found this to be my burning question while trying to budget. Has…
I am wanting to add a second toilet to my house, bit we have limited room. There is a hallway/entry that is never used, so was thinking this could be an option. Only…
Weep holes required?
I know foam has been around since the 90's and CSR started manufacturing Hebel in 1989, so it's definitely possible
Thank you fro your response, Simeon. It is good to hear that you have had a positive experience with Parisi. I am always on the lookout for reliable products, and personal…
Jul 25, 2023 10:47 pm
First Avenue Homes Experience
Looks like the VCAT listings were the least of our worries...
This builder now has multiple proceedings in every tribunal and court in Victoria!
- Domestic Building…
Firstyle Tile Selection
We are building with Firstyle Homes. Our build has just started, slab pour is on Saturday (hopefully!).
Their standard range is pretty good. We did our…
EPDM Deck liners or trex rain escape
Hi, does anyone have any experience with using Trex rain escape or EPDM rubber to waterproof a deck so you have dry space underneath. Popular in the US and realize that…
Jul 24, 2023 5:15 pm
Low head water tank
If you can calculate the reasonable charged head from let's say 100mm below the gutter to the top of where the vertical riser's horizontal discharge pipe will be, that…
Fixing cracked stormwater PVC pipe
Plumbers 'can be' plumbers, made all the worse by self certification which the building surveyor invariably accepts as proof of compliance! The good thing is that you know know.
Hi, I am approaching end of the build. My final invoice will be given to me soon to pay.
Some context before I ask my question.
1. My builder wont do the landscaping or…
Must be labour only.
One of those how long is a piece of wire questions.
Gable Extension Ideas and Question?
I would say both styles you have pictured are steel. The lower chord of the first pic would be a massive lump if made using timber considering the size of the rafters.
Double door frame size
Current door width is approx 2700, looking to have double doors fitted 820-820. What size does the frame need to be before door jamb?
Jul 20, 2023 7:31 pm
dont forget engineering and BIM rofl
Building Site Access - Victoria - New Build
For reference, this is the Austlii reference. My take on this is, that they would be breaking the law denying access to a homeowner in Victoria, or their agent from having…
Shallow lot designs
Would anyone on this forum know of a builder/company in Brisbane with house designs for a shallow block. I have a block 20 x 20 so with front and rear set backs I need a…
Ryobi wet saw C-125A blade size?
All sorted guys. Just needed to buy a blade with the correct bush. Dunno how to delete this post, can't find any help file. Cheers.
Skillion Roof Pitch
Why don't you call and talk with someone at the town planning in your council?
OK it's been a little while! I've been busy getting time where I can to work on this. I started by grading a pad (borrowing a…
Jul 16, 2023 10:13 pm
Water tank install
Saving water is important for a number of reasons as is good utilisation of the harvested resource but most important is having a well designed system. Unfortunately,…
Bought an old hole that has had old breezeway downstairs area enclosed into a room. Finally got around to finishing pathways jn concrete around the house and unfortunately…
Jul 12, 2023 7:04 pm
SBG Superior building group
I started in August 2022 and still at lock up stage.. does anybody know what we can possibly do here?
What options does one have?
Zero lot dividing fence boundaries
Did you get any answers in this issue ? I have a similar issue now and don’t know how to go about moving neighbours fence back to obtain access.
Jul 09, 2023 11:28 am
Sounds like its unsafe and therefore needs to come down. You cannot be held liable for it. 'That's what the building inspector/engineer has reported'
Mounting wireless camera under eaves
Update from me! Couldn't find the trimmer - not sure if there isn't one simply because the eave is so narrow. Went ahead with the spring toggles and it all worked out…
Hebel Flooring PLUS Insulation or Not?
1000000% definitely add insulation. I have in my home and it makes a big difference minimising sound transfer.
Insulation is pretty cheap and definitely worth it
Cause of damp along slab and patio tiles
Firstly the ableflex that has been installed needs (manufactures specification) a sealant cap over the top, preventing water draining down between the slab and the…
Jul 02, 2023 9:59 pm
We are about to buy a newly constructed house…
Jun 30, 2023 6:39 pm
Ok thanks heaps for your taking the time to reply.