How much land do I need
Again - get out a pencil and paper and draw the plans on a "block". Think about what else you want and where. This will give you an idea of what is needed.
Straightening walls for plaster work
I kind of did what oldchippy did, but in reverse order... straightened my studs out with various props/ cargo straps, then tied it to the brickwork as we lay the bricks. …
Install pool before extension?
Hmm okay. It may be possible to dig up the front lawn so the crane can get in closer, I wanted a carpark there anyway.
I wonder if it will be a problem for building the…
Different coloured cement
From my personal experence (home handyman) as long as you use the same brand cement, sand and aggregate you shouldn’t see any differences.
New to laying Timber floor
I would suggest that you call your local Dulux centre and ask for the Reps number and contact them directly. We have found that speaking to the reps is the best way to…
Trouble removing a door
I wanted to remove a pivot door (i.e. it is a door that can be pushed both ways). At the bottom and top of the doorway are metal plates (which are themselves screwed onto…
Jan 07, 2013 1:48 pm
External awnings - canvas or mesh?
Awnings are pretty expensive, so that may be the deal-breaker for you, especially since you have several other windows to sort out as well.
From memory, ours cost about…
Harrington Grove help!
I understand the community title fees are dependant upon the size of the lot. The larger the lot the more the fees.
Using shed wall as retaining wall
That's going to need to be one hella-strong shed. We have the same problem when we build things like BMX tracks - you can't just put 100 ton of dirt up against shipping…
What's Tilex made from?
Perhaps something in the White Knight range might work? They have tile and laminate paints.
Concrete Cracking Overtime - help!
I have a different interpretation
Cracks along ribs are flexural cracking at negative bending moment over ribs because reinforcing mesh is too low.
If you look at the…
What kitchen mixer do you recommend?
Update:- we have had our Hansa sink mixer changed again - the plumber said that it used to have a plastic insert which would swell when using hot water but now has a brass…
Caesarstone sink cutout
Hi J1burr, I have messaged you the contact details of a great stone mason I use. They are based in Brisbane but also have a factory in Melbourne.
Hope this helps.
Telstra Velocity ?
Will do. I've searched the net for packages - including all - but not much luck. It doesn't give a clear…
Filling gaps to a shifting extension?
We have a brick house on a steep block with an extension on the downhill side.
Over the years, the extension has shifted, and has had to be lifted approximately 50mm.
Dec 29, 2012 11:57 am
Pulling out of a contract of sale
Hi there. As others have stated the contract should hold the answers. I'd be surprised though if they can simply on sell without you having a reasonable chance to obtain…
we are very pleased with adenbrook homes and now up to frame the house is fantastic and looking forward to seeing it at lock up come jan.
here is a…
Part of the problem is the proliferation of these DIY programs on TV - The Block, Better Homes & Gardens, The Living Room etc etc where they do a deck or a kitchen reno…
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
New gas hot water service :@
Thanks for that. Will keep looking around at all the available options. Have found an indoor continuous system by Rinnai. Will ask my plumber if the area occupied by my…
Colorbond surfmist colour scheme
Hi Bella, our gutters and downpipes are all Surfmist. We could have matched them to the render but decided for the less maintenance route! Hope this helps!
We haven't used Austral before but are going with them for our current build. As far as sandstocks, my tip is go look at the batches as they recommend, so you can order…
I believe the reason why they're so expensive is because people who want quality and something unusual - will pay more. I was willing to buy one…
Renovation for Profit
Thanks Travelbug. I tried to contact the ATO for advice but was stopped because I could not provide an agent's number... bloody useless.
built in Fish tank
i want one so bad, but the wife says no WAY!
she is a vet nurse and they have one at owrk it's a nightmare to keep clean all the time unless your an enthusiast
no natural gas - heating????
We had the same question several months back when we started to build. Didn't know about the forum at that stage. So we had to just pick and hope for the best.…
Dry rot or not ?
better homes and gardens had a episode where they fixed a similar problem. I think the rob dude had some special pait which after cleaning as much…