shanhowOpening up under stairs for storage. Advice please.
17 October 2013
Thanks jj1. Sounds straightforward and cost effective. Looking forward to have some extra storage space!
LisaM41Nearly finish reno /Builder says driveway not incl, extra $$
15 October 2013
We are nearly finished a reno that is wayyyyy over budget and 6 months outside estimated finishing time. Builder has already submitted his final bill. Cheeky buggar ( for…
travelbugBuilder or Owner Builder on Investment Property
15 October 2013
What are you planning on doing? Build a granny flat or renovate one? It's unclear. If you are just renovating what Fair trading laws are you talking about. If you are…
qebtelDriveway Concreter Recommendation - Sydney West
14 October 2013
Any decent concretor will have contacts in the earthworks industry, so get them to arrange excavation it if thats what you want. They know exactly how they want it…
av31Good small builde in Melbourne Western suburbs
11 October 2013
Nothing too crazy, my block is flat, so no dramas there. Its mostly the floorplan, lots of storage, 3 bedrooms on first floor and media, study, living, meals and kitchen…
LouranceChecklist for building contract? Legal mumbo jumbo!
10 October 2013
Wondering if anyone can give advice on what to check for in the building contract? So many pages of legal mumbo jumbo! I know people say get a lawyer to…
Paula24HARVEY NORMAN - 5 YEAR EXTENTED WARRANTY
9 October 2013
I understand it gives you piece of mind. I was tempted too but when I spoke to consumer affair and they told me that the manufacturers has obligation to make sure that…
YoungHow can I trust builders? (sorry long story...)
7 October 2013
Hi Snuck, Thanks for kind advise. May be I did wrong explain. I totally understand that house price can be changed by options and modification of floor plan. What I…
travelbugOTP in Castle Hills / Baulkham Hills /Kellyville / Parramata
2 October 2013
My thoughts with buying OTP ANYWHERE is to do your research. Salesmen typically make $50K from a sale. That's $50K out of your pocket and usually off the value of the…
therussianvillagewindow treatments - your thoughts please
30 September 2013
Sorry i know this is a bit late. You can definitely get block out blinds. If you don't recess them and make them at least 20 cms wider than your window they will block out…
country folkWill Timber Basswood shutters be available past 2014
28 September 2013
Thanks robbie, your input is most valuable
Stewie Drendered cladding upstairs - Is it good enough?
26 September 2013
What the above posters mean is that it is difficult to mount something like an aircon unit where the wall is foam. You may have to use something that uses stand-off…
Stewie DBessa Block balustrade restoration HELP!
24 September 2013
Those type of walls are dangerous as a balustrade and not worth keeping or repairing. There is no reinforcing in them and they rely solely on the bond of the sand/cement…