I just finished building my house and now I need to install a door bell.
The problem is, I have 2 very large 820 wide x 2340 high doors, around these doors i…
Feb 19, 2014 12:27 pm
There is No easy answer to your question about viability as excavation will be only part of the cost.
As for the ease of excavation I would expect that it would be more…
I forgot to mention, the most recent photo on Nearmaps is from the 10th of Jan 2014.
Pool Building in Inner West Melbourne
We are wanting to put in an in ground pool in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne. I know we have reactive clay soil, however, I am getting a lot of conflicting advice…
Help with render
We are building a new home with Porter Davis and considering rendering the outside, when talking about the topic with my inlaws who have a fully rendered house,…
Feb 17, 2014 10:05 am
hi dumb question but are the agi pipe slots supposed to be at the top or bottom or side? thanks
I just New in this forum. I just bought my first home (Victoria) and live in there for around two weeks. The home built by Porter Davis in March 2009 and i like…
Feb 16, 2014 9:08 pm
reno / repairs help / inputs needed
Welcome to the Hills. Lovely neck of the woods.
I asked my carpenter but he's too busy. Sorry.
Why didn't you start organising it as soon as you exchanged…
Who certifies fill and how
How can we confirm the fill is 'safe' ie no asbestos, no chemicals etc? Should the council have asked for proof?
Who holds that proof of safety?
Aerobic treatment plant advice
I just shot a PM to SaveH20 who deals with tanks every day and seems to be the resident guru for all things rainwater etc. His suggestion is to post this question on the…
Speak to them nicely about your concerns of debris and termites on your property - it shouldn't be on your property!! Video it, take pics of it, document it. Call council…
Advice re: Faulty cooktop install
Forget it, given the timeframe.
Especially now the wiring has been tampered with/repaired by someone other than the builder.
I would imagine the builder will simply…
Suggest you tick off on all the following:
- Architectural plans are all correct incl electrical, lighting, joinery details
- Make sure you understand all part of the…
Gutter guards- Gutta Filta?
You need to check the product reviews, particularly on US sites. Google combinations of review, gutta, gutter, filta, filter and foam.
Also be aware that the BCA has a…
Storybook homes Mornington peninsula
Have been around for a long time-
I was inspired by their designs 15 years ago.Built one similar.
If you do build with their designs,think about the
Non-Toxic Outdoor Plants For Pets
We've found some citronella plants/shrubs. Quite nice - keep mossies away - and appear harmless to pets. Could be good for near windows.
Not sure on flowers ... In a…
Building with Eden Brea - Jordan Springs
We bought land separate from house. I didn't have any issues at all. I do find their process a bit drawn out... And you really have to think about every aspect in…
Help with data points
Make sure you have a phone point in the garage where you have the modem for adsl. From there you run all your network cables out to your house. For me I have 6in the…
Has anyone used Ocean Micra Laminex?
Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has used Ocean Micra Laminex for cupboard doors.
I'm considering this colour for my laundry overhead cabionet and linen closet, with…
Feb 06, 2014 11:46 am
variations and extra contract time
Whilst builder is entitled to extension of time if variation genuinely delays the build it always must be reasonable.
Owner has the option not to agree and advice from…
Talbot Walsh (Perth)
We got a sign off these guys last month and it looks great at the front of the house.
It was a 300 x 400 x 2mm stainless steel house sign with our house number and…
Feb 06, 2014 12:30 am
[Help] Lodging a complain
I get one of this type of cases once a month now, and sadly to say that I see it too often.
You would need to do the following:
- Put your defects in writing to the…
New purchase and retainers.
I would agree with building-expert on this one, with out more details it is actually hard to say what type of defect it is and what is the cause.
Before you start…
Feb 05, 2014 12:15 pm
I'd just like to share an experience I had today with Lucci fans quality control and their warranty process. I'm curious to know if others have had similar experiences or…
I questioned my local council here in adelaide as i was looking to put a fence slightly inside the boundary fence on my side of the property,and they said no worries,and…
How much is too much?
I'm watching for this. We have a 12 month "check" period - which is nearly up. I figured a full 4 seasons would be good. A few "hair" cracks in garage - but I've seen…
yeah, if u talk to their sales ppl they can generally pull out some other client homes they've built with that facade/design.
can the afresco ceiling cedar be added after handover? My tender guy is trying to convince me that it should be done with the build first time and says it would be hard,…
Where to escalate building complaints to?
Only as we are in the thick of it... I agree call Fair Trading and lodge a complaint, it costs nothing you can download the form and away you go...there are different time…
is this appropriate to build?
If you are near the beach you will eventually find all those old homes will gradually be either renovated or bulldozed...Yours will retain value especially if you will…