I don't have a clue but if I was in your shoes I'd have a chat to your accountant. He/she may have some other suggestions too about how to minimise your exposure to tax…
Best Use of Easement Land
Depends on what type of easement but generally yes. All you need to do is apply for a permit with the relevant authority (ie sewage - water board etc), but if they need…
I've got a block that has the rear yard facing NE and am getting a custom design through an architect, who is pretty confident that the design will achieve a 9 star…
Favourite WA suppliers
I'm NOR so only really been around here but for tiles I'd go to European ceramics in Osborne Park, their real prices are much cheaper than what is on the tiles. There are…
Concrete slab question
Thanks adgn, I did wonder if they were levelling the floor. Thanks for giving me the specific term, I will google it
On the weekend I further noted that they have…
Anything from 10 to 50 times as much as a traditional staircase depending on what you really want.
The stairs at this link (
You could set it up against a wall and use a tape measure and straight edge to get the…
i cannot help with a business that has these but you could get a sheet metal business to bend a couple up for you.
it wouldnt be hard to make them…
Exterior colour advice
White is always good but if you can post some images then we will give you better advice according to your home.
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Building New Home
It is depend on your contract. an item The builder is obliged to carry out or not
Nov 28, 2013 10:06 pm
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Building in Hunter Region with Coral Homes
So an update.....we have just paid to have a floor plan and tender drawn up for a double storey (Bronte 40 - with changes). After seeing the final plan plotted on our land…
Progress payment issues
I'd be worried about a builder who needs such a small amount of money. We're talking 5% !!!
Does he work on a job to job basis ?
Best to get a solicitor to read it. Try and work with your builder, though. cheers
BOUTIQUE post build support
PADAMS2012 thanks for the update on your house after 1 year.
Good to know about the water tap at the front because we noticed our one is a little bit bent and…
Nov 24, 2013 11:27 am
Online council DA approval websites
Re costs: it's definitely something I have noticed too. Initial DA comes in without a builder listed, at say, 400k, but then when they submit the CC a few…
Thanks Robbie. That looks promising
Will dig out the required numbers tomorrow
Bamboo Flooring near Wet Areas
We have done so also, it's all laid and ready to go but we do not move in until Friday to see how it stands up to real world living. Absolutely love the look and feel…
BAL 12.5 NSW
Thank you so much for your replies. I am hoping that they will get back to us with a firm price this week. I will post it when I get it.
Bal12.5 bifold flyscreen?
Hi - ausdesign is right. According to the AWA Australian Window Association, french doors, bi-fold doors and sliding doors are not required to be screened to comply with…
No hot water from Hot Water System
It was there in plain sight. I've had problems with not seeing the wood for the trees - but this was a ridiculous example.
How did you go? I presume you have hot water by…
Will a door here work??
Thanks for the input everyone. We have come full circle and decided to stick with just replacing the window. Having a door was going to be too much extra/unplanned for…
Soundproofing our bathroom
Only did one wall though. Last attempt, one packet of the thermal insulation almost completed the whole bathroom (had to open the 2nd packet just to do a small…
My Timber Floor is coming from Wholesale Timber Flooring in Rockingham.
It hasnt been laid yet.
Ah. thank you for clarifying as I wasn't sure. We asked for no architrave as I wasn't keen on having timber windows and an architrave as thought it might be too 'busy'. …
Which bricks is this?
You could do a DA search on the street address of the house via the local council website and see if the name of the brick was denoted in the DA submission.
Carport over concrete driveway....
Why don't you just cast the stirrups into the slap with a 350x350x900 deep pier footing?
Then just put a pot plant or something next to it to disguise it?
Try and avoid…
Nov 14, 2013 8:01 pm
South Facing Deck-Modwood
Depends where you are,
dampness isn't a problem in QLD for eg.
Use real timber, I cant stand that modwood and other similar products. It looks crap, and is a pain to…
Nov 14, 2013 7:56 pm
Reverse flush gutter to downpipe
Stratco solution is the better solution. and is cleaner. There is also the issue of having to much water collection for one downpipe. It would…