Anybody built the Vibe23? Can’t decide on colours for Kitchen and Bathroom, would love to see photos of what you have done
Aug 08, 2019 12:37 am
Display home sale
Also, you will find that bans will have a lower LVR for display home lending.
Thanks. You don't see all the brick lines once it is painted.
Below street level house
That’s not at all what I was expecting. Anyway, nothing to worry about there, as long as they have installed sufficient drainage in the yard.
Private Building inspector
Hi everyone , we are thinking about having a private building inspector for our new build. Is it worth having one, and how much do they charge? Also, any recommendations…
Aug 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Aug 03, 2019 5:12 pm
What's my setback?
If no planning permit is needed for the build, then it is basically up to the building surveyor to interpret the setback and issue the building permit.
So the first thing…
Updating an intercom
I am replacing a simple intercom in my house. I purchased the newer model, it looks like a telephone cord. Are there electrical…
Aug 02, 2019 11:38 am
Aug 01, 2019 10:57 pm
Hello everyone, what’s your opinion of having an aircon duct in small butler pantry with cooktop and the entryway of the house, please suggest?
Jul 31, 2019 2:44 pm
Bought a block of land in Ilika isle which will be titled early next year. we will be building Doulton 56sq by Metricon....
Surfmist windows and garage
We have just built using Surfmist for windows and the garage door and it looks “soft” white if that makes sense. Certainly not bright white but not cream either. We…
Naming Builders online
Have been through this exact issue.
You should be fine to name the builder as long as you are truthful and give your honest opinion/experiences
Jul 29, 2019 11:16 am
Glass Stairs Metricon
Not during the build... no other contractors allowed to do work during the build period. And I doubt you would get an Occupancy Permit without balustrading on your…
Soft board Ceiling Installers
I have a 1960's house that has softboard (canite) panels installed for the ceiling. I have had significant Possum damage and want to replace large section of…
Reno expansion Joint on stairwell
To mask the joint I would apply Polyurethane to the V Joint. Also has 25+- movement so it won't crack or pull away. You will just have a concaved line as a feature which…
Jul 18, 2019 8:50 pm
DHA pros and cons
From a rental income perspective, DHA can be a really good investment as you get regular income and I believe they do maintenance and everything for you. So hassle…
behind vinyl cladding
I believe polyester can be used for things like insulation. But I'm not sure if that's the case in your house. Do you have pictures?
Building at th back side of a street
This kind of block provides you with great levels of privacy as well as luxury of having 2 backyards (to the other side of your building), which means you have much more…
It seems like a legal disclaimer over what is called "third party reliance". Basically the soil report is not their work but they have had to base their designs on it;…
Jul 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Crack above sliding door
Raise all plaster cracks to builder at 90 day and then within 2 years of handover so they can be repaired and investigated if required.
Take lots of photos.
Jul 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Ceiling cornices or not?
They both traditional serve a purpose. If you have an older home like my parents 100 plus years old the walls are stop short before the cornices and skirting boards which…
Wood look tile plank lengths
I'm looking for advice choosing 1800mm or 1200mm length planks. What are the pros and cons of laying either one? Warping? Cutting? Hallways? Cost?
How would you like a Blinds fitted outside window frame? Fair enough if your fitting curtains if not, I wont look nice. My say is Just ask the owner/us what we want not…
Building with B1 Homes
I would advise anyone building a new home to have the wall painting done by the builder- that way it is covered by warranty if there are any problems. Builders don't pay…
Has anyone got title insurance?
Do you think its worth while?
True Extent of Building defects revealed
Sobering reading, If and when your building defect complaints ever makes it to the courts,
You will need to be well prepared, get expert advice take photos, collect…