I'm in Vic, but consumer affairs here told me to start counting the build time (230 days or whatever it was in my contract) from that day whether they actually started on…
Fence not on boundary
This happens more than people think....the 'nicest' way neighbours deal with it is; the point of where the post meets the fence paling should be the boundary. There is no…
Jul 23, 2014 8:26 pm
Natural Paint Brands?
I would love to hear whether you were happy with your Livos paints, as I also would like to use natural paints for my interiors and would live to hear any recomendations
Stone bench top question
They are usually made off site when the bench tops are cut at the manufacturer. Is it possible to provide the tap you like and ask the builder to get the company to cut…
I just came from Kwinana and now I and living in the upper class of Rockingham!!
Kwinana isn't all that great. we moved due to the…
Jul 21, 2014 7:10 pm
Repoint brick walls or paint?
The outer layer of the mortar becomes the weakest as the weather breaks it down. The inner layer while in some parts is probably relatively weak as well will probably…
What’s the point in data points?
If you already have or will soon get NBN, then it makes sense getting data points. Wifi is too slow.
It takes me about 20 seconds to download a full 1080p Youtube video.…
Minimum Eaves Length?
Hi, I'm wondering what the minimum length I can make eaves.
We are extending onto a Queenslander deck and are keen to keep as much view of the sky as possible.
Everyone come and visit us at the Sydney Home Buyer Show.
Use promotional code JIM to get half price tickets.
Come and hear me talk about how to do a building…
Weak water from meter
no, 12lpm was the standard flow apparently......my head hurts so i will trust ur word for it////
Retaining Wall under fence quote
Based on what my builder quoted me for a 20m x 600mm wall that price is actually pretty good. Sure you can probably do it yourself for $1000 or so in material but you…
Jul 16, 2014 9:24 pm
Hi All Homeoners,
just a quick post to let you know of a few small issues that have come up a number of times lately.
There are a number of threads that have…
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Electrical fit out
For a project home, the Industry standard is usually very rough. There is cost incentive to use less cable by running cables the most direct route. Right angle runs uses…
Interesting point Bluesuede.
I've never heard of that before but as you say, worth pointing out.
Connecting Phone Cables
I know it was a lot of trouble to get the line 20 metres ...
But - the fibre optic is worth it.
Re land lines - many people just don't have them any more.
Painting A Brick House????
They would have painted it acrylic. Acrylic is plastic. IF anything, it will seal brick even better (not that they need to be)
Termites eat organic cellulose. ie wood and…
Jul 14, 2014 12:22 am
Anyone used or heard of PLEASY before?
Sounds like a joke if they say this why should you pay anything.
"from time to time we will see a plan that is extremely well thought out and functional, in these cases…
Cabling into soundscreened bedrooms?
I did most of my cabling through the builder but did do some conduits (32mm) for things like HDMI to I didn't have to go with the 24ct gold plated cable through the builder!
Jul 11, 2014 8:14 pm
my son and i just finished decking our alfresco in merbau.
abit bigger than what you are getting about 45 sqm or so.
cost from a professional to do it was around…
CEK. Use a scyon axent trim running vertically up the corner and then run your boards into this each way. Then run down the full length of the junction with a polyurethane…
Question about First Home Owner Grant NSW
i do believe you have to have bought the vacant land to build first home on and that there is a certain time that you need to start to build within. i…
Front door size for 14m narrow lot
I would not be too concerned about it as a 1m set back will mean habitable rooms. The garage side would be a boundary wall and the house would step in behind that. My…
Capital Growth Charts?
The information and a lot more is in every edition.
Subscription is good value and not something that you should hesitate about if you are…
U need a fence
Bumping this forum because I just had a very bad experience with them and wanted to let everyone know and be aware:
I'm giving them a poor rating because after 2 months…
Zooming in doesn't show a lot of detail but it looks like a chamfered ashlar…
I have had a carpenter doing some work for me at my home in Darwin.
He is a British bloke and has worked as a chippy in London for 12 years.
The other day he asked me to…