colin1 Make sure the quotes includes mesh upgrade, edge thickening, re-entrant bars (FYI Approx $500 in materials)
Ground Water Drainage
Thanks for the photos, did you get a structural report before you purchased the house?
There appears to be signs of considerable past soil erosion from under the…
Where to after Fair Trading?
once you go through fair trading and if he doesn't come to the party you can then take him to tribunal, they are able to enforce penalties etc based on the agreement you…
Solar Quotes.. Help!
I'm following. Ryal's please let me know how you go? We started researching this too and have more research to do.
Thank you very much
I'll have a thorough look into it!
Hi all, we are currently looking at colour selections, tiles kitchen bathroom etc. anyone have any tips or websites that can help with colour selections. Not paint but…
Draughts from cavity sliding doors
on mine the back of door cavity is against external wall
the back of door frame has some horizontal bracing but you can/could see into house frame
looks like vanity was…
We got x guard $1700 for 2 big dliding doors and 1 small sliding door and $480 for front door maybe worth a try? Will also do m3 film on al other windowns/glass panels later
CBA slab valuation?
Strange.. the bank just paid our slab invoice today. No evaluation done. Thanks for your help anyway guys!
Admin fee for variation?
We bought the home and land package from the builder. The land is still in negotiation when we sign both the land and building contract. Last month I got the Development…
a dead end with suppliers Bondor
You stick with your views mrssnowden.
As per my post in March last year I also found Bondor incompetent, unreliable, un interested and lazy. I hope they go broke.
Hi all i have a timber beam 250x75x6m and i am removing a center brick pier and installing a PFC 250 x 6m to the timber beam with coach bolts at spacing's of 900mm ,now…
Jul 20, 2017 12:58 pm
We had custom furniture made by a cabinet maker and was meant to be raw MDF but instead it came with a laminate finish that normally has 2pac applied. See photo. It is…
FFL 200mm low
A cynical person might also see that as an opportunity to make a lot extra post contract signing?
you will need to weigh up all the facts.
I finally got an acknowledgement from builder that practical completion was reached on 3rd July 2017. This is for a dwelling that was handed over more than…
Wondering if anyone has built with finesse built (Adelaide) and what they are like overal.. quilty, price, etc. thanks
Building a new duplex house in Sydney
I am currently looking at building a new Duplex style house in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations in…
Metal frame house
Thanks for the heads up. Will talk to our builder if they can change it.
Has anyone used timber or timber look cladding for their facade? from
1. Scyon - axon grain with timber stain
2. Western red cedar (cedar sales in victoria)
Help! Paint Decisions!
We have similar colour floor tiles (I think). We are going with white exchange half and having white white skirting architrave etc so it makes a contrast. One tip I like…
Just a quick question, when building if I decide I want extra lights/or other changes to layout of electrical. Will I need to do this pre submitting, for inspections etc.…
No building Envelope
We had none either , 5 acres and we could build where ever we wanted as long as the boundary distance was kept. Where are you building?
Jul 14, 2017 9:00 pm
Large formal lounge
Thanks for the much appreciated replies, I think I would have to go with the custom build route. Would someone please suggest some reputed custom builders in Melbourne?…
Design/Planning Tool or Software
point not missed, just a suitable recommendation for someone who doesn't have any experience using drafting software and who is not super tech savy.
BIM = overkill, no question.
Jul 13, 2017 11:17 am
NEW HOMES AT ALEX AVENUE BY MIRVAC
I am planning to buy home and land from Mirvac at 89 Alex avenue, can you please advise me below questions.
1. Quality of work
2. Building costs
The Gables Box Hill
I dont know where to message i am messaging everywhere heheheh. Can you please add me to The Gables Whatsapp group. We are at Kiewa Grove, would love to know our…
Jul 08, 2017 10:27 pm
Front Door Colours
What shade of grey? But these door colors would work on any grey shade - white, brown, dark wood, teal, maroon, dark red, dark blue. It all goes down to the theme that you want.
Double brick + brick veneer combo
While the ground floor is double brick, the outside brick does nothing for insulation due to the insulation between the bricks.
So unless you really want brick veneer on…
This is dulux grey pebble. Its very neutral.
Has anyone used the Beaumont Tiles, Soloutions Light Beige or Lifestyle Almond tile in their home? Would love to see photos
Jul 05, 2017 9:11 am
Jul 04, 2017 11:19 pm
Fencing Land Next to Reserve
If they are not solicitors they wont be able to deal with it, its a nonstandard issue and they'll likely refer you to a solicitor. Tell them you dont want it and see what…
Bricklayers in Sydney
How much do they cost today?
I remember they were charging around $1/per standard brick 5 years ago, then it was $1.5, what is it like nowadays?
3 car garage widths
We have a three car garage. It's 10m wide by 6 metres deep. I don't know that I would go much smaller. Just opening doors etc