Would like to hear peoples experiences with Fair trading? How did the process go for you, how long did it take etc...
We are in NSW, mid renovation and about to lodge a…
Small bedroom - king size bed
Good thing is, the rest of the house looks large. So one small room we can live with. We'll only have a queen in the spare room.
Unfortunately not much Beetaloo - been away all Xmas and New Year.
Trimmed my pier tubes (That is NOT rhyming slang...!) to concrete level - next step is the hiring of…
expanding a kitchen fireplace
We have a c1906 house with brick fireplace that we are renovating. We are happy to put an oven in the existing fireplace, but it is too low to cook comfortably…
Jan 01, 2015 9:17 pm
How many days to pay progress payment?
Yes it is definitely not 25% per day. I think what was meant was 25%p.a. charged daily. So this would be 25%/365. On 100K this is about 70 bucks per day (simple not…
Happy New Year !
Happy new year . My partner has alot of dreams. This weeks a boat .a man thing I think .
Savings - Electricity ?
that sound real cheap to me, who is the supplier?
i got email from EA and they are putting up…
Does this look like asbestos?
Sounds good! Just be careful if you plan on disturbing that old concrete under the fireplace. Asbestos was used in some cement products as well, particularly around…
Small private builder with no idea
Master Builders won't help - they aren't there for the domestic building consumer. You could consider terminating the contract but that requires expert legal advice and…
Cleaning out deep piers
Thanks for the reply guys,
I ended up bending a shovel tip and scooping it out, took a while but done the job. Destroyed a good shovel thou ha ha
Adding photos to posts
Just wanted to give everyone an update on the progress of our build - We're at lockup and our independent report came back quite good!
Only a few small issues and our SS…
they are identical - except thickness
Dec 23, 2014 12:45 am
Picking a Perth builder
I wouldn't rely on a review of one builder you built with 30 years ago. Over 30 years they will have changed management and staff ten times over. Every builder has good…
Dec 20, 2014 8:23 am
MDF in door jams
Personally I would not use them for door jambs ,I have in the past when they have been specified but they don't hold the screws that well plus you will need a router/…
Dec 18, 2014 4:53 pm
Council approval time.
Depends what part of greta your in lol. Good luck with your build. Hopefully yours gets approved quicker then mine. You can go on their website and search in the da…
Dec 15, 2014 11:59 am
Just looking at our plans and then measuring the windows that have been put in our extension by the builder (almost at lock up stage) and the…
Dec 14, 2014 3:08 pm
Does one own a "customised" design?
For the copyright to attach to you instead of the builder you would not be able to start with their design. You would have to present a fairly good drawing (better than…
over contract period
What state are you in?
When you say your contract does not have any set liquidated damages, do you mean that clause was not included or there was no amount put in? I…
home group wa and opticomm
Hi we are in Opticomm area in Vic but assume similar applies:
We had $1K in our tender for NBN provision from street to house with additional telephone and 2 data points.…
Dec 11, 2014 8:03 pm
Thanks Stewie. Will have to settle for trying to get a 3d of just the land. Maybe there is a simpler program out there for me to try…
Dec 11, 2014 6:37 pm
The males will tend to be loners whereas the females tend to be a bit more social and I'm talking about the big brushtails here. And yeah I agree, the males can stink up…
Approx cost of retaining wall
thats about how much i did, to retain the side of my house, i spend $$$$3k on materials, i used concrete block work, sand, cement, rented a mixer, bought an aggline, had…
Independent building inspector
Bash worth our builder discovered the breach (significant) and kept right on building contrary to approved plans so although they must rectify as part of the terms of the…
Plaster skimming walls?
Sounds similar to what we refer to as superfine. Not many people are skilled enough to use it. Basically you apply it with a trowel and polish with a steel trowel negating…
I will be installing a retaining wall and an agpipe behind it as shown on my sketch below. There is stormwater? pipe sticking out on the other side where the…
Second storey offset
We are in the City of Moonee Valley (Essendon VIC).
My best guess is 1.5 or 2.0 metre offset.
A question for painters
Depends on the substrate being painted. If it is gyprock then normal spec would be a water based sealer then two coats of acrylic. Sometimes the sealer ca be tinted. If it…
Eave width and overhang
It sounds to me like something is out of square or not parallel. I think the builder has tried to fudge something like lining up the new walls with the old. This is part…