Ensuite Bedroom noise issue
Thanks guys, will give it a go. The noise is sort of like you hear when you sitting next to the toilets on a plane . Needless to say, its both ways. i.e. we can hear…
Jul 12, 2015 4:26 pm
Are these cornice cracks unusual?
From the photos its appears these cracks are on going and have previously been repaired
I suggest you get a copy of the structural and site report, the…
Stria - Builder's advice
Having looked at Stria in its discreet form, ie as a raised surface that isn't shiplapped, it nonetheless remains a single piece. By that I mean there is the cement sheet…
To JG King builders - some questions
We are going through colours and what not now. We ar ein Geelong so they have a smaller selection studio here, we were going to go through the portadavis studio…
Colorbond Monument Roof - Dune Render??
we are from overseas and living here from long time.. now become citizen and we got land settlement two weeks ago and building house with sterling homes.…
Blueboard as shed/garage cladding?
James Hardie Blueboard with an acrylic modified cementatious jointing compound (DULUX ACRATEX ACRAPATCH SYSTEM) followed by an acrylic texture coating system would be your…
Tiling advise :)
I believe porcelain is more durable and recommended for flooring, whereas ceramic is more often used for walls as it is lighter, and they don't need to stand up to much…
septic tanks - can i search?
If a sewer went through the area it is normally for the water authority to record details of septic tanks to prepare for connection, even if properties don't initially connect.
Kitchen Help Needed
Ultra-glaze doors are very high gloss acrylic sheet laminated to a board and then cut and edged in matching edging. The surface gives a mirror gloss finish and you can…
A bit late now but stay clear. Stick with someone who is a member of the MBA. There is very little protection with WA Building Code.
Jul 06, 2015 8:33 pm
Waterproofing requirements in Vic
I would like to know what are the requirements in terms of waterproofing in victoria (e.g. what's the level of waterproofing required) and do you need some kind of…
Jul 05, 2015 8:58 am
hickinbotham Wisteris design need info
Looking at building my first home. I have young children. The design i have been quoted for is a Wisteria by Hickinbotham. I have a concern with the location of one of the…
FRONT DOOR COLOUR?
I think red looks fab and if you're into fend shui apparently having red near your front door helps attract wealth!
Which squeegee to buy
Believe it or not, but I think the enjo brand one is the best I've ever used. Bit pricey but amazing
In the case of render, will have to scrape off much as you can, seal with bondcrete & repaint - with acrylic, oil based will not let out moisture & same problem will…
DON'T BUILD TIMBER HOUSES! PERIOD!
I considered locking this topic previously but it seemed to die a natural death so I let it be.
Dr House you are of course entitled to your opinion however the nature of…
Tradies and cash transactions
Good point oldchippy, you highlight the hypocrisy and inconsistency of Australians in general.
We are the fools who allow these politicians to rort the system for…
Stormwater and charged lines
Had a house I built in 1997 that required a pump and despite regular maintenance it failed a couple of times in heavy rain causing garage to flood, I ended up getting an…
Jul 01, 2015 2:20 pm
Would you accept this brickwork in Garage
Might be a case of is it within regulations and if so your at builders mercy, but I would ask my own inspector and if I can get fixed, would do so and if u can and they…
Jun 29, 2015 6:48 pm
In home bar
We bought our house from a Lotto winner bachelor who had installed this flash looking bar with Caesar stone bench (3m long), custom cabinets, beer taps, sink, ice maker,…
Jun 25, 2015 3:40 pm
Builders Licence question
Thanks for the info guys. The space under the house is around 3ft high. The problem is that a couple of the concrete stumps have sunk down a little and there is…
Finding a square towel ladder to fit
Thanks Skyler. Sorry yes that's what I meant stud separation. close but I think 531mm width might be only slightly too narrow. I think I can go around 535 - 575
Brick or hebel
What would be the cost benefits of building a timber frame home with hebel veneer instead of brick? I would also like to hear if there are any hidden challenges with using…
Timber fencing cost
Standard rates I pay are $70/m, $75 if you want steel posts and $80 lapped and capped.
Buying a home and sharing the cost???
You would be then looking to purchase as tenants in common I would imagine, where you can each nominate your share of ownership, and there is no right of survivorship (ie…
Jun 23, 2015 4:43 pm
ground under house lower than Street
Most of the councils in our area require water from any roofed area to be drained to the street or a stormwater easement. Others require it from any hard surface as well…