Timeframes to start a build
Hello I've only just found your reply. We are building with Busby in Chelsea, Victoria. We don't need planning permit but do need council approval to build forward. Told…
planning to add do some extension to my existing house but need some idea pls.
As you can below is the floor plan ideally I would like add a second living area…
Louvre/opening roof pergola
I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with a stratco sunroof or louvre house pergola.
How long have you had it?
Feb 20, 2017 8:22 pm
This is the Eastern side of my house extension.
I have a brick base wall & piers, and am setting up my RHS bearers and joists.
I have galvanized ant capping for the piers,…
At the side of my house the retaining wall has failed. I'm wondering if it needs to be replaced. The ground near the fence is 400mm lower than the top of the concrete…
Weatherboard over brick
I recently built a weatherboard & brick house.
I did not use timber in the corners but used proprietary aluminium extrusions in the corners. These extrusions are supplied…
Feb 16, 2017 12:28 pm
PICKING A BUILDER
Picking a builder can be like buying a lottery ticket, but like buying a lottery ticket, you can increase your chances of picking a better builder, it's no certainty but…
Feb 16, 2017 12:23 pm
5-9 Hanke Rd Doncaster
We bought a unit over a year ago at this address (@5-9 Hanke Rd, Doncaster 3108 ). We were told by the real estate that they construction starts in few months, but…
Excessive site costs?
Province estate highton geelong, first third of the estate, all blocks had metre high retaining walls in front of blocks, this land is all sloping and these blocks sold…
Feb 15, 2017 11:49 am
How to get the land you want in a estate
I am sorry to hear you are having difficulty with obtaining land in your area. If you are purchasing land direct from the developer you should be notified of the day and…
A lot of engineers are now (wisely) recommending soil moisture tests and monitored daily watering for 2 weeks to rehydrate the soils of KDRs to acceptable moisture levels…
Fencing issue - what would you do?
Cry poor, try that with local council rates, one way or another they must be payed, same goes morally for neighbouring fences, problem is some people will take advantage…
Feb 14, 2017 8:13 pm
We did a kitchen Reno with them a few years ago. I thought they'd since been taken over by Nobby's ?
Neighbors Extension appears very high
There are clauses in part 4 of the Victorian Building Regulations relating to overlooking & overshadowing neighbours windows and 'private open spaces'. These should have…
We're renovating our kitchen, and I'm unsure as to the sink. We're looking at shaker cabinets with a contrasting island (dark gray in island and light beige around the…
Internal wall paint
Has anyone used Taubmans ageless nh30. Would like to know thoughts on this wall colour. Thanks.
New house - do I need gas?
The best thing is to go for solar as it is more convenient compared to gas. We just need sunlight for it. There’s also the green benefit that they don’t burn gas .…
If I constructed a small flat-roofed building that was 3m wide using cool room panels such as Bondor's XFLAM panels, could the flat roof have no pitch if it had a…
Hi all, we were planning to build a new house for expansion family.
After shopping for past few months, it's seem the cost of rebuilding are far over our budget…
Demolition on council strip and liability
Hi, We have been told by the builder to demolish the driveway to the curb, ie on the council land, as well as all our house etc. The demolition companies we are getting…
Electrical Plan - Thoughts?
You've perfectly described one of the issues dealing with a volume builder compare to a more boutique operator. They are really a production line. Happy to step you…
Tiler Recommendations Perth
Can anyone recommend any tilers that work north of the river Perth?
Want someone with a proper business that produces invoices, offers invoices, adheres to building codes…
Neighbour's letter box on boundary line
Does it matter ?
Unless its an ugly construction - it might be a silly thing to argue about - especially with a neighbour ...
BUT - if its awful you can always grow a…
Any changes do think
The second one looks much better, better use of space and not the huge hallways at the front. Agree it would be good to minimise the study and make the master bigger
Jan 27, 2017 9:57 am
Water pump size for no town water?
Chris, re your current house water pressure; If you will be there for a while yet, you could hook up the Scala2 to the mains water at the house and use it as a booster pump.
Best Orientation - Sydney New Build
Bearing in mind that these quotes are from custom builders, not project builders - including R 2.0 acoustic batts in virtually all internal walls in a double-storey house…
Painter & Decorator recommendation
Hi, I need to paint a two-bedroom unit throughout including ceilings, walls, doors, and door jambs. Patch areas where required and fill cracks with no more gaps. Prepare…
Jan 21, 2017 12:57 pm
Got a photo?
As stated above, It may be designed to have water in there.
I will investigate the skim. I have a builder here at present who may be able to do it unless anyone knows of someone in Brisbane who is a whizz at it?
Re doors. I feel our ensuite toilet area etc can be a tad small. I feel ours could have been - maybe 30-50 cms wider. Also - the powder room - often forgotten - we…