Removing humidity from the house
We have two Delonghi portable dehumidifiers and are totally sold on the idea. The very first night we used them we woke up the next morning to see no condensation at all…
Electrician wantingpayment up front...?
Don't pay for something you haven't got yet because if due to faulty workmanship you need to get him back you wont be able to, if he has been paid.
There is also the…
Jun 13, 2013 11:26 pm
Looking at replacing the corrugated iron that was here when we first moved in to our new house. I want to replace it with some spotted gum or ash batten…
Stress on suspended slabs
Point loads would be a person, or furniture, on the top of the slab.
The maximum shear stress is at inside of the walls that support the slab
The bottom of the slab is…
We've gone for full external acrylic render (Dulux Accratex 951 Coventry Coarse) and asked about Accrashield 955 top coat. We've been given a provisional cost of $22m2…
Hebel v's Brick - price
trust me brad you have to render it, atm im doing a 3 year project .. a retierment place with 300 small houses every single one gets rendered. porter davis homes use hebel…
alfresco plaster ceiling cracking
If it looks that bad at nite take some photos and send them to PD requesting that this be repaired to a proper standard. If it cannot be repaired then ask them to replace…
Late response to an old thread, but I do not think a neighbour can refuse to have a fence brought up to the maximum height that council allows. If just one neighbour wants…
Jun 10, 2013 11:06 am
Knowing where you live is a good start !
Brissie, Melb, Moscow ?
alfresco plaster ceiling cracking
Is there anyone on Homeone with a Alfresco who built with Porter Davis ? have you had any issues with the ceiling?
I built with Porter Davis 5 years ago. and included the…
Jun 09, 2013 5:42 pm
building material prices
To get a budgeting price I check,
Don't know if their pricing beats a shop's " trade discount " price…
BLUE BOARD OR MATRIX CLAD ON BRICKS???
Does anyone know if the cladding or blue board can be installed on a brick veneer wall? Im trying to avoid cement rendering incase we ever want to revert back to brick??
I am a self proclaimed electro-ignoramus and don't know a watt from a what and need to buy a generator.
Some online research has thrown up a lot of variables: some ads…
Brick Pier movement and on an angle
Ok that's a lot more than I'd hoped but expected as much.
I'll just share here what one builder I spoke to said (about the photos). He says he doesn't see an issue as…
Keeping houses updated
Its a good thread and could raise some good ideas for people not looking to completely renovate, but just modernise a bit as you said.
The tile paint works…
Thanks, yes it really is like artwork. Here is another from a house in Burma. I really love how they still use local products to make these amazing bamboo and rattan…
Jun 06, 2013 10:21 am
Typically this type of ceiling would at best have blanket insulation with a rating of somewhere up to R1.5. Lining under the rafters would allow for R4 (or higher) to be…
corner block address
Ours is on a corner block with the driveway on S Street but the contract said J Street. I went to Council and they'd allocated us either 42 S Street or 2 J Street and said…
This was the entrance/foyer in our last house
Masters, Bunnings, IKEA
I think there are load's of small Cabinetmaker business'' that could do it economically. Just stay away from the flashy big business and you'd be surprised what you can find.
Electrician rip off?
I guess if you had asked for the certificate to be issued each day straight up then him asking for more would be unreasonable as he should have allowed for this in his…
timber shingle/shake roofing
Well knowing where you live would be a big start !
Generally a shingle is made from sawn timber so the surface has a rough sawn effect.
A Shake is generally from a split…
petition for Oherns entrance to freeway:
anyone know of this? I stumbled upon it and doesnt look like its advertised that much. i think we need everyone on this.
Buying land/building in Healesville VIC
We used Contractors construction group to build in Doreen in 2010, they're a small custom builder however we found them very reasonably priced and were very happy with the…
Retaining wall height rules, help please?
Not sure where your from, however in Victoria there are fairly tight building regs with retaining walls, any wall over 1m needs a permit as well as any wall…
Jun 03, 2013 10:01 am
$6000+ for fixed price contract
Soil tests aren't that much - but dealing with certain soils can be. And slope.
But an initial idea of cost shouldn't be that much. If you have a plan and sizes they…
Jun 01, 2013 7:41 pm
Do I accept this crack?
It is illegal to withhold payment for minor defects or omissions, If you plan on holding payment you should seek legal advice.
Firstly pull out your contract and research…
May 31, 2013 7:52 pm
Skip Bins WA
Just hired a 6m3 bin in Mandurah and it was $290 but some were up to $350.
May 30, 2013 10:32 pm
Excited to start
Yay! Congrats. We had our site scraped yesterday and are building in GH too
Outdoor GPO cover
Found a solution!
For anyone that comes across this issue in the future, we found these things which are just perfect and don't look like they will stick out like a sore…
Downpipes and drains Q
Building design is art, skill and a profession. This is why architects do degrees and architectural draftsperson diplomas. That is so they know what they are…