Aug 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Garage Slab question.
Thanks. Didn't thought of that!!. Is this standard? I don't see new houses having this or maybe wasn't paying attention.
Solar hot water service noises
Advice please. Son has recently built with a volume builder. The energy rating hot water service is proving a nightmare. There…
Low ceiling and pendant lights
1.4m high? That's like the 7 1/2 floor in the film Being John Malkovich!
Or do you mean 2.4m? If so, pendants over the island will be fine, because you're not going to be…
Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville
Oh no, that's really poor form from Clarendon. It seems a lot of builders pretty much say anything to get you to sign the tender and then add on extra costs later. We…
What is this?
And you may find further down the track (after frame is up and finished) that they put a "standard" pipe fitting on top and concrete around the base and the pipe and into…
Payment schedule on new kitchen
We paid a deposit on a quote and have now received the final contract. This states 85% of the balance must be paid prior to delivery to store ($24K), I'm not comfortable…
Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made
All things considered, a free standing heater will do a better job that an inbuilt one. A fan makes them even better.
I operate an Australian made Arrow 2400 and heat 30…
😍😍😍 , I love your wall colour and bathroom tile choices, it's coming along beautifully and those interior doors too!! So exciting to see it coming together! …
Custom joist hangers
How I would get this sorted would be to find a steel fabrication company.
I would supply the fabricator with a scale drawing of the joist hanger along with…
Gutters and downpipe requirements
It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2
Do you know what sarking is?
If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader…
I saw this house design "The Appella" by Ben Trager Homes.
I quite like the colours here, I think the roof is colourbond Surfmist and main render colour is Solver vitesse…
Aug 18, 2018 1:41 am
Screw pile and slab boundary.
Why don't you wait until they've installed the edge boards and then measure it to satisfy yourself?
There's no harm in keeping an eye on things, but there's also no point…
Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am
Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers
Waiting on contract with coral to come through and we can finally start building.... have been waiting for around 15 months for our land to register, which finally…
Hello how do i update my email in my profile.
I am new to this forum and would love to get some advice/opinions on window colour selection.
Our house will use pgh espresso brick with weatherboard on…
CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII
Thanks. It is just a visit on Saturday anyway, so hopefully I can ask someone there
Thanks for the info.
Have a good evening. Cheers
Quality of light depends on house orientation and window positioning and shadowing from neighbor houses, trees etc
The block you choose should determine your house plan…
Aug 07, 2018 9:23 pm
Am I overreacting over fence cost?
I'd send email - explain your position - and say if nothing happens you'll have to take the next step. You don't want to etc etc - but you can't carry them.
I may have…
Signature at the ponds
There is this new project by the signature group at the ponds named signature at the ponds. Any feedback on how these developers are?
Aug 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck
Hi there, can you explain why you would recommend these over oils? My preference is to use something that isn't exactly staining the deck with a pre-mixed shade. I'm…
Split Timber post on alfresco
Check with your Council building Surveyor, the builder will require
an Engineer to certify the structural adequacy of the post. BTW, it will be cheaper for him…
Aug 02, 2018 10:29 am
Jul 31, 2018 7:21 pm
Land is titled, Spoke to dennis family and they said It would take around 6 months for them to start the construction which is normal with them, seems a lot of time to me,…
Jul 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Holbrook Homes Independent Inspectors.
It would be your thread with a suitable thread title, something like "Builder's Contracts. Awareness Needed Before Signing!" or similar.
I started one on Performance…
Interior design software
MagikTour is a 3D visualization solution which helps to visualize images or plans created by Architects and also capture and describe them in detail. It…
Gutters & Downpipes
It wouldn't be worth the hassle of fighting over it anyway. Are you on stormwater drainage or soak wells? If it is a real hassle having a connection done, maybe you could…
Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector
The BS employs the BI.
In Victoria, it is legislated that the new home buyer appoints the BS. See the VBA website for details.
As per building expert's succinct post,…
First home costs?
I love Gainsborough plus the blocks are totally flat. We are just going to have a chat with some builders tomorrow and try to have a quote from…
Unfinished Construction Site Next Door
I am after some advice regarding options with my neighbours property.
We live in a new housing estate & have been in our house 4 years. Our neighbour started…
Jul 26, 2018 3:52 pm
Short term Lease Sydney
Not so much of a building question but a how to live while building question. We will have a period from January through to end of March (fingers crossed,all…
Jul 26, 2018 3:43 pm
New Build Gold Coast
Why would you deposit and engage with a builder without discussing floor plans and design first.
Sorry but for me does not makes sense. Maybe you can teach me here something.
Jul 25, 2018 11:14 pm
I am in the hunt for a single colorbond garage and have recently been given a quote from Best Sheds which are around 30% cheaper that the opposition.
Jul 25, 2018 1:42 pm