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I am in WA and now buid my new home, but found that the windows have no flashings installed. I checked with other houses around mine, there may be other way for…
I just moved into a 1960’s block with brick veneer and was just wondering how worried I should be about the loose brick veneer and lack of mortar at the back of…
Practical completion of house with a pool
We are building a house with a pool and nearing completion after 15 months. Our pool is also part of the same house contract and we only have a concrete shell at the…
Burbank / Sekisui
not me, but i have build a burbank home 8 -10 years ago. Terrible experience.
This is just plain mean. We built our home 9 years ago and were the last ones around our block...we have three houses surrounding us. As each house was being built the…
Feb 16, 2023 2:06 pm
Hanging Bed - Help!
If I was to do this I would add extra supports in the ceiling cavity that are independent of any ceiling joists or truss bottom chords.
The extra load of the bed wouldn't…
I just started my build process.
I am torn between 2 colour schemes. Option 1 involves monument (roof and garage), breaking dawn bricks and bygone render to…
I think fishing via a small hole may end up with big cut outs of gyrock, there are grey wires for smoke detectors just hanging.down so plasterers must be able to deal with…
Felmeri Home - Builder SA
Zybek and Felmeri have ruined the only opportunity I had to own a new home after surviving cancer and living with a chronic…
Advise on Fixed Costs inclusion OH&S
If the builder owns copyright
Then you may have no business scrutinizing/ comparing his data and costs
If you own it then you have every right to. my2c
Water Tank question for New Build
Yes, It is a BASIX requirement to have a mains water switching device. I had a conversation with them a few years ago re a builder not allowing a manual change over device…
I have a capped, exposed post fence, similar to this along the street side boundary:
I would like to remove a section of the fence for access, but, to also put it back…
Cables and Wires
just drill an extra 25mm hole next to the grey wires, centre of plate.
Feb 08, 2023 9:48 pm
Wall mount bracket on single brick wall
it will depend on the weight of the bag, анд the style of the mounting bracket. you'd need to ensure that the weight of the bag, with a kid (or an adult) that decided…
Bunnings vs Timber Merchant
I asked the boys today and everyone agreed that Bunnings quality is fine, just sometimes price prohibitive
Vandal Proof Garden tap
yep. we have one of the external taps out the front, i don't think we've ever had anyone touch it in the past 10 years. usually tradies like to use them during…
Dinning room space
consider a rectangular table that can be extended when you have guests and pushed against the wall if you need more walking space between table and island
Looks like a simple connection pipe. I did our system - and I'm no landscape gardening expert. Just went to Bunnings and bought the gear.
My advice - draw a plan of what…
Buying a house with filled in pool
I take it - it was concrete - ie not fibre glass ?
It is a hard one in view of your future plans.
If its just a "might rebuild" it may never matter. But a "will…
Any suggestions for new colour roof. Surfmist garage door, posts and gutter 😊
I've got dulux timeless grey on mine. It's heaps darker, but doesn't feel dark at all.
Thanks for your input.
Total quote is over $17k all up.
I thought $3k for labour was reasonable, especially given that it involves partial demolition of a concrete…
Could anyone help with suggestions on roof colour. House rendering is Linseed. Garage door, posts and gutters are Surf Mist.
I was thinking Surf Mist roof but not sure if…
Soundproofing rooms and air circulation
Double 16 mm gyprock and double or staggered studs will probably get your walls to around 62-65 Rw/57-60 Rw+Ctr.
The you would to invest into double/triple glazed windows.
Frame broomstick cross beams
I can see the merit in the idea but fail to see how it could be done expediently.
To bore the hole on a computerized jig wouldn't be an issue, but these…
Jan 31, 2023 6:23 am
Trying to figure out what this is? Underneath tiles of fire place. Laid over top of concrete, looks like a shredded hardened paper. Wanting to re tile over but didn’t…
Jan 27, 2023 12:52 pm
Anyone Built with Semore Homes recently?
Been building with Semore homes for close to 2 years now, still not at Lock up. More destruction than construction going on. Why do it right first time when you can do it…
Stats still show building approvals aren't much lower than pre covid. So while they are down, they're down from a very inflated peak. Builders are still getting through…
Allcastle newly built home
Just want to check how was your experience so far with your allcastle home newly built house. We're planning to buy a completed house as they got a good design…
Hi Guys, I am hoping to get some advice, I am currently in the process of rendering our home and retaining walls that had been bagged previously.
When we purchased the…
That's not how planning typically applies. The neighbours setbacks including what windows they may have is based on the boundary line regardless of what you do.
House damaged by neighbors building work
I know this is an old thread. I'm going thru something similar and need help.
My house was demolished and the demo company damaged my neighbour's property…