Please help builder screwing me up
Agree + 2. You need to take all documentation to your solicitor ASAP. If any communication with this guy has been through emails then you need to print those out and take…
DIY House Plans
Beetalo: Thanks for your "story" -- it certainly has inspired me and I'll follow your path.
Rufftuff: your post was the was the confirmation I needed. I'll search the…
Scyon or weathertex cladding
Thanks for the welcome and for searching older posts too:D
Yes, its looking like Scyon and painting it all seems really daunting!
We are doing a renovation…
Thanks for the all the advice and information guys. I have a few avenues to explore so I will try a few and see what they lead to. Cheers
Garage Conversion Ideas
The more bedrooms you have the more living space you need,it certainly is a case by case yes or no,if your in a area where everyone has a double garage,then it would…
Nov 01, 2014 7:57 pm
Waterproofing and certificate
How accurate does a waterproofing certificate need to be? (in Victoria)
I have a waterproofing certificate that only mentions one bathroom but two bathrooms have been…
Mandatory grid connection in Launceston
I have no idea about Tasmania, but in South Australia one must be grid connected to get a Certificate of Occupancy unless you can demonstrate that Grid connection is…
Looking for a building company
Has anyone ever dealt with budget builders direct? We are looking at purchasing a house and land package in Epping and are not sure who to go with. I have also contacted…
Epoxy grout question
I used bright red 150x150 for my splash backs.
Found some bright red silicon on line from the U.K.
Been there for a couple of years now,still good
and smooth,and no grout…
OLD HOUSE USES
We went through the process of getting council approval to convert the old cottage to a stained glass and jewelry making studio. Council decided that as long as I could…
New Fence and Title Peg?
Ive said this many times, once the pegs are in, measure and photo them, so you know their position even if they go missing. After the fence is built, reinstate a…
not connecting a new house to gas
I'd get the gas connected, but get electric appliances if you wish to go down that path. That way your house has all the pipework in place, which is very difficult to add…
Oct 23, 2014 5:23 pm
Has anyone ever used Seastone Building group? They seem relatively new and I cannot seem to find much information on them.
soil teste at Warralily Coast
In theory it should rule out you using a waffle slab if your house is brick veneer. There is no off the shelf waffle slab design for H2 and H2-D.
Slab and Footing Design Costing
No no, that wasn't my point at all. Coming from an engineering family (father has passed away) I value Engineer's probably…
cost of MD class slab from M class
Would like to know the estimated cost of MD class slab from M class, got a quote from PD and it has got 12000 $ extra for site costs and the…
Service duct for waste piping
Aye Stewie they look fairly awful.
English house the first one?
I guess the fear of leaks might not be a problem for some or even many. I just see a horizontal section…
Comparing Stria against Linea
Stria boards are flat, and wider than linea boards. As above - linea is an alternative look to the traditional weatherboard. I gave used both- will post some pics next week.
Very old neglected timber
it appears to have been coated with shellac. Could they have used that outside as well?
They certainly could have used it. Depending on…
Yeah they're shocking and I don't know how we put up with this horrible looking tree. …
house and land packages
stamp duty is payable only on the land on H&L packages if the building hasnt started. The termnology used has confused the situation. If you buy a H&L with a house already…
Oct 15, 2014 12:34 pm
Exterior paint colour suggestions
I have just stumbled on your post when searching 'beige royal'. Did you end up going with the beige royal and colorbond dune paint colours? I have chosen these…
Oct 14, 2014 8:45 pm
With the fireplace - any possibility of using screed+tiles to bring it's height up to suit a new floor?
How to widen this driveway please?
You need a bricklayer who will do the footings as well, but you will also need to remove the old footings and carefully remove the bricks so that you…
NBN provision with new build?
Id get perhaps conduits added in various rooms you'd like data points for computer (smart TVs, X boxes, or even phone in future) or coax cable for Tv/foxtel etc. Telstra…
Oct 13, 2014 10:16 pm
Double glazing alternatives
Yes - you could try Low-E glazing - which is a high performance, single glass - generally cheaper than double glazing. What climate are you in - from the sounds of your…
Pacific Kit Homes
We are looking at buying a kit from this company, (The Broughton Kit), and we are looking for anyone who may have built with them, had any dealings…
anyone know where I can get threaded pipe
You could try a place that does fire sprinklers. I'm pretty sure they use 3/4 pipe and they are set up to run the threads. They may have lengths laying around. You only…
Large floor plan display homes - Perth
We are looking to build a large single floor home on a farm east of Perth – we have plans drawn. Floor area (living) is about 390sqm. Was wondering if anyone knew of any…
Feature your room on my blog!
What you could do it highlight high-quality blogs (or blog posts) that you have come across. They might be about rooms, design features or an important piece of…