Jan 21, 2014 2:07 pm
Architect for split level home required
Long time reader, first time poster. Thank you for this excellent resource.
I've finally purchased a block and am now on the lookout for an architect who has…
Jan 21, 2014 1:06 pm
Trying to save on build costs
Hi I'm interested to views from people that have already done the comparisons. Going to build a house in Heyfield and was asking if building walls from other products is…
Advice Please, Sub-surface Water Problem
I'd try and find the spring for sure before you start any building. Dampness is one thing ( and it is surprising how long roots can keep the soil damp ) but ponding water…
twin skin roof.
Thanks Duke, but there is that stupid,useless, sisaltion paper in the way.
a very nice brick too:
Jan 20, 2014 9:06 am
Architect Designed House
I have been in this industry for over 20 years and my profession is architect/draftsperson/architectural engineer. I currently work as advisor to companies on how to…
Corner of the house sinking
A building inspector would probably just recommend that you get either a structural or geotechnical engineer. These engineers usually work together.
Jims home inspection - Yay or Nay
I'm very happy with the Jim's francishee I used for my building inspection. The report is detailed, includes photos and references the relevant standards.
My build is in…
Who owns the information?
I agree with qebtel. H only did 2 bore hole tests one outside the building and thought that was enough.
Very professional organisation they are.
All these companies…
Has anymore used gipps or darling austral bricks or know someone who has?
If so are they happy with them
Has anybody used diamond creek concreting?
Just make sure they are putting the correct roe for the application and make sure they don't just put it on the ground and actually have standoffs.
Get 3 quotes if they…
Your paying for a legal professional to ensure every I is dotted and t crossed so there's nothing missed. Done properly they should be asking more…
we are building in sydney, the agreement is construction drawings done and ready for DA, then he quotes on building and we can also get other quotes at that time. we are…
Jan 12, 2014 7:44 pm
All on your builder, some won't budge once they have started, hopefully you have a flexible builder who will throw it in, particularly if your spending $$$$$$$$$$ some of…
Jan 12, 2014 5:54 pm
Volume Builders...Who's who
Just wanted to let you guys know what I've found out about the who's who in the volume builder scene. VIC ONLY
Homebuyers centre is with Boutique
8 Homes is with Urban…
Rats in roof
FYI - They HATE the smell of peppermint oil. If you know where they are tracking, pop some down. As well as Moth balls/napthalene - our shed is…
Jan 08, 2014 8:51 pm
Final walkthrough/what to expect?
Plunkett are new where I am so no display home.Brian I have bought one of your pci reports to take with us but might look into the cost of an inspector as well. Thanks for…
Anyone used Leafbusters recently - 2013?
The biggest problems are with the fine mesh leaf guards. You are better off having a mesh with wider apertures that won't block. I have seen weeds growing in fine mesh…
Detecting ambiant level of asbestos
Apparently asbestos is quite a heavy type of particle so unless you have a fair amount of unpainted fibro walls and ceilings that are constantly being brushed or scratched…
Build not finished in time!
I am about to have this issue too. Build completion date is supposedly 5/2/14 but we aren't even at lock up yet!!
Same company is buidling a house 2 houses away which…
Sewage waste law changes in victoria
There is not a lot you can do on the existing block unless the local water authority decides it will provide reticulated sewerage to your area.
The only other option is…
I have an outdoor space that I am hoping to build some bench seats into (preferably as storage boxes too) but am unsure what materials would be best suited. As…
Jan 02, 2014 2:06 pm
Custom Builder Recommendations - MELBOURNE
I can recommend Highview Homes, been moved in for 3 weeks and it's truly our dream house. See my thread for details. FYI they build more of a classic look than the modern…
Establish a budget and then go talk to some boutique builders to see what options you can get for your money - that's part of the fun bit!
Of the new land release there…
Dec 29, 2013 11:08 am
Water Proofing in Bathroom
Sorry can't comment on the plaster side of things elemist, but just wanted to say 'good for you' on getting the problem resolved with your builder.
I guess it is a bit of…
Timber doesn't move (expand,contract) much at all lengthwise.
If you could could lay the flooring so as the ends of the boards abut the slab
you could get away with…