is this damage of timber joist acceptable?
That's pretty normal and won't be a problem.
It's more annoying for the carpenter than anything because he either has to clean out the groove or put it aside to use as an…
Oct 30, 2015 11:42 am
Oct 29, 2015 7:39 pm
Stormwater subdivision - help?
A charged system caters for roof catchment. It won't assist with any additional paving or reduction in pervious ground cover or behind retaining walls etc (if applicable).…
Oct 29, 2015 7:37 pm
Home plan help !!!
As Beazley77 aludes to, orientation is important. Usually you want living areas to the north. So bedrooms to the south or east is good. Minimise western windows, good to…
Concrete path crack, who's fault?
Unfortunately, there isn't much more you can do except wait and see if its gets worse or if further new cracking occurs, it is a case of determining why, how and who is…
Balconies, do you use yours?
you should have enough space for that moreover a great view too.
Balcony will let cool breeze in, which will help whenever its warm inside.
Above all it will give your…
Oct 21, 2015 4:21 pm
Thanks for the reply guys, its Dulux Shale Grey…. and in some areas I can see where…
New Display Open- Craigieburn
I would like to let those interested know we have another new display now open in Aston Estate, Craigieburn, with the Bermuda,Dunedin and Marbella floorplans on…
Raked ceilings,anyone ??
No what I meant is that the raked ceiling might be a waste of a statement if it was only in a secondary room as you won't be using it as much as as your living areas.
Oct 18, 2015 10:13 pm
Exterior render colour ???
Creams are generally quite light. You may prefer Papebark or if you want something lighter (Wattyl) Kosciusko Pebble.
Fence Contractor in Keilor East,VIC
No idea about fencing - it's a bit hit and miss in the western suburbs. I've used two and both were not simple.
Nicole - use CDC homes. Theyre in Keilor at Arabin plaza.…
Oct 16, 2015 11:48 pm
Demolition and unexpected asbestos
So the supposed laborious task of taking off bricks was quick. Started at 7.30 this morning and had one wall down in 30 seconds (filmed by the neighbour). Got a text from…
Oct 15, 2015 3:41 pm
Do you regret building a smaller home?
My aim if we end up building is 4x4m for the minor bedrooms, but that includes space for a built in robe. I want those rooms to be able to fit a queen bed and bedside…
Makes sense to me just remember that if you're planning on shoving cat 6 cable or an HDMI cable down the conduit you might want a larger diameter conduit to allow for the…
What are noggings and how to install them?
Definitely put some in where you will be hanging things, which is everywhere!
Im re gyp-rocking our whole house and adding them while i go, its very handy.
I don't know of any websites that will help you with that sort of thing.
My best tip is focus on floor plan (the less you have to change the floor plan the more you…
FC all over facade?
Drop the facade and drop the render.
Ask for standard bricks suitable for render and flush mortar.
Then get it rendered after hand over for prob half the quoted cost.…
Oct 12, 2015 5:42 pm
I'm going to see if my builder can give me some addresses that have it so I can see it in the flesh! I can't commit til I've seen it!
The bricks are Glenfern we are using…
Springlands Plumpton 3335
Hi everyone, long time follower first time poster and joiner.
Seeking any information about the Springlands Estate in Plumpton as to when they might be titled and what…
Position of house on block
We have moved our house right to the side of our block as far as allowed - which for us is 2m. This way we have a large side yard for the kids to play as the house goes to…
Here's the latest....
"The floor pipe in the slab is 110mm by using 180mm of wall we have ample room to turn the pipe, any less…
Oct 07, 2015 2:43 pm
Preparing sagging rafters for gyprocking
Thanks old chippy!
Yeh I'm not too sure what has gone on with the different heights of the rafters at the top plates, sounds like you could be on the money though.
Timber retaining walls need replacing
Depends if you want to DIY or pro installation. Check your Council, but for many, under 1m won't require Engineering.
Looks like you have choices in Perth . Some use…
Successful convenant variations
Talk to them.
If they are having difficulty shifting the blocks they may negotiate.
Or you can find out from them what the purpose of that part of the covenant is - Do…
Throwing my 2C in.
My house in construction has a single level lounge/alfresco area.
For certification 2 things were needed, a drain the width of the door to…
Mernda Town Centre ??
I can confirm that those shops are there in Mernda Villages. Supermarket, bank, bakery and some others all operating. It is only a short drive to…
Land ownership history
Takes a few steps.
Middle column, select property and title certificates
Enter address - confirm
Step 3 - long list of certificates with prices etc
Click the i Info column…
Neighbour trying to claim land
oneJohn is right , a Boundary Survey is the only way to confirm where the land actually is for both parties involved. Legally, they are the only ones who can, which is…
Flattening out thin metal
When you bend steel you work harden / cold harden it. You will always see the line. It may even crack when straightened again due to this work hardening process.
Which costs more? Cut or fill?
Fill is usually cheaper - depending on where you are, how far the excavators have to bring it and the quality of the fill. Generally the fill costs nothing as everyone…