Apr 19, 2017 4:42 am
can anyone please tell me or show me what it should look like inside your electrical box on a new house
Gutters and downpipe requirements
First few things I said to my Draftsman /architect was, want a really good drainage system and extra downpipes put in, 3_4 more than required, have seen way too many water…
Apr 18, 2017 12:42 pm
Land Insurance before build starts?
The conveyancing company told me about it when I bought a block. There are countless ways for someone to injure themselves and then sue you. It depends on how risky you…
Apr 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Examples of 8.5m high houses
Woah! What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing MrsJM - now I just wonder if I'm going to be spoiling myself with the 8.5m.
Apr 10, 2017 11:20 pm
Sometimes even a inch of missed gaulking will mean big water problems, get to ground level to check shower, also some builders only water proof shower area etc, don't do…
Apr 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Plumbing 'shed' toilet
All depends on what the fall is: talk to your plumber about that. My plumber brother often advises customers after he has unblocked their sewer to only use full flush,…
Payment process of Unregistered Land
They will, and i believe its standard in a contract. Pre approval is different to unconditional finance. I have read where bank will not give unconditional loan even if…
Apr 07, 2017 6:07 am
Career change from IT to Builder?
Hi Mr Education: hope you have become builder now. I am similar sort of situation where i am thinking of switching my field and becoming a builder. Is there a possibility…
Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at.
If anyone has…
While the walls are off...
My neighbors kitchen window is directly behind my head when i lay in bed albeit 2.4 m away
with a paling fence between. I could hear her put a coffee cup on the sink at…
Financial,Economic, Climate change effects,structural, etc,etc.
Modelling everything from the same model is it possible... not currently?
Pressure builds for more…
Advance Bricks - anyone used?
we're actually leaning towards the reds vs. browns - elmhurst reef is the our favourite in the reds. But to the naked eye if you look at tudor reef next to DR…
Help with Blacktown Council
I am having a similar 'council' problem with getting them to put in a gutter to catch the run off from the park next door. (Enid Chalker Reserve) as it floods my garage…
Apr 02, 2017 8:18 pm
Granny Flat on rear lane boundary
Yes, it is possible to lodge a rear lane granny flat as a CDC if less than 50% is on the boundary, as you have pointed out. I am a postgraduate architect, and I…
Driveway car port / shade options?
Mods: Can you please amend my first post to. (IPhone auto correction gone mad)
Just thinking about a cantilever car port or similar for out the front of a new…
Reverse Brick Veneer
I can't answer your question re costs in Adelaide as I built as an owner builder in rural South Australia.
My house is solar passive with double brick in living areas …
Building Townhouses Melbourne bayside
Welcome to the forum
You might find this post useful
You will need an Architect & Engineer
Here's info on % Fees & Savings you might find useful that I've just…
Fence maintenance during construction
In my opinion depends on if area will likely be damaged again if repaired and also if damage will cause issue for neighbor esp with young kids or pets.
I spoke with…
Mar 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Demo/Building a new garage
My insulated and lined 150m2 shed cost me about $50,000 to build but I did the gyprock and painting myself.
Healthy house / bedroom
Sure have a crack at Building something yourself, just ensure you have enough time on your hands to see it through, building something as an owner builder is a…
Mar 20, 2017 10:23 am
I painted my front door Rhubarb (a bright sophisticated shade of red)
It leads visitors directly to the main front door.
Costs for connecting services
Sorry I included the cost of a waste treatment plant , but since you have a sewer line near your boundary, Ill reduce that $10,000 to $4000 but without knowing the…
Pendents in bathroom ?
Has anyone had pendents put over a free standing bath ? A few electrical websites suggest they are able to convert to 12v and make fitting waterproof and then needs to be…
Problems with Arden?
What issues are you meaning - in particular? With the actual build? Communication with the builder? Amount of time it is taking?
Anyone in Settlers Hill Mernda??
Hi loveguru, i know that is an old post but I just came across it today.
What stage in Settlers Hill did you buy in? we bought in 9B and are owner building
Mar 15, 2017 11:05 am
Structural Engineer costs - custom build
A few of my clients have had issues with stormwater disposal of late
you might want to check the actual PS costs and charges
Reports should actually give you…
Removing lime mortar to reuse bricks
For anyone else looking to do the same, I ended up advertising on Gumtree and Airtasker.
Had a good response and a few people starting on Wednesday next week
Can anyone recommend a company in NSW that does custom letterbox faceplates (with your number & address on them with a postal slot) ??
What to consider before buying a house?
My sister in law and his husband are planning to buy a house and its their first time since they get married. They have been renting for a year and finally wants to own…
Shipment from China
Shops pay rent, council rates sometimes 5 x home rates, gst, accountancy bills of thousands, body corps 3 x 8 times home body corps, wages, super, storage, transport, …
Mar 10, 2017 12:51 pm