Plastering Ceiling advise please
The main problem here is that the trusses have probably been designed for roof load only.
As others have said, plasterboard and insulation add weight to an…
ive seen lots of displays homes with outdoor fireplaces. and they look AMAZINGGGGGGG!!!!
im not sure how warm they would be though, as ive never experienced one, outside…
Fencing/pipe issues on boundary line
I'd be getting the neighbour to sort it out with the council. If he says it is a series of pipes that disperse to a council approved system then…
We just poured last Thursday. Will be leaving it for a little over a week before we mark out our ICF wall positions, and chemset in internal wall starter bars. By the time…
$78 for LED downlight install(labour only)
Just get Coral to put a junction box in each room, garage, porch, alfresco, verandah etc and get your own sparky to install after handover? Or leave coral to put a bayonet…
If you are talking hard set plaster on brick walls as opposed to plasterboard then yeah you should wait a fair amount of time. If the bricks at any time during your build…
'Fall' from bath to service void?
They didn't mention any bulkhead in the dining below as it stands/ I thought there would just be a square column in that corner. Will have to check that. Thanks as usual…
Jul 15, 2015 10:59 am
The council offers unbiased inspections, long term support and record keeping. They have direct access to records in case of future building issues.
Bora downdraft rangehood
My friend installed it at her place. She loves it. Very easy to clean, just put the filter in the dishwasher. the vent went under her house since her house was on piers…
In our house build we arent having a ceiling fan in the media room or the games room. I would really love ceiling fans in these rooms because it gets hot and…
Bifold doors - help please
Timber bi-folds are cheaper than aluminium.
I don't think your price sounds toooo bad supply and fit on a Reno.
Common suppliers are bradnams, trend, Bretts, Stegbar etc.
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 5:26 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 9:33 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 9:58 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…