colourbond garage/shed questions
Like others our new shed 16L x 9W x 3.6H went on the slab rather than poured inside. All our columns are RHS 100x150 with base plates. Holes were drilled in the slab…
Building inspection help
My advice is to steer away from the usuals. These are advocates rather than experts. PM me if you want to know the experts. They do cost a lot but are highly respected at…
Perhaps you could contact an electrician or two for quotes and ask them what cable they need? For legal liability reasons I don't think anyone here will be willing to…
May 10, 2013 5:20 pm
ways to remedy
1=instal hammer arrestors on hot and cold washing machine taps as these will be the worst when washing machine and dishwasher solenoid slams on and…
Unlicensed tradie experiences
Always ask to view there license or contractors authority
same size as a drivers license
issued by department of fairtrading nsw
it shows there license number
Delayed land settlement
I spoke to my administrator this morning and she's happy to delay the contract signing and have it done close to land settlement date, hopefully that will save us from…
Fencing and Boundary Question...
In WA but we have something similar called the dividing fences guide. I spoke with the building commission here last week and they gave similar advice. I think we will…
May 06, 2013 10:47 pm
That is very common.
In double brick houses the frames are bricked in. There is often a very small amount of movement in the frame.
Over time from…
May 06, 2013 10:40 pm
You may also like the look of Emu…
I'm pretty sure the answer is you need a new door frame(Jamb,stop and all)
15mm between door faces?
15mm between the front door handle and the security door…
Subdivide in Berwick?
It won't be worth it in an area where the house and land is worth $340k.
Construction won't be cheap to incorporate the existing house.
I'm currently building a…
The better ones are called head hole screws which as the name suggests have a hole about 5mm long x 1mm ø into which you push the little plastic cap which has a similar…
Definition - inclement weather ?
not just the physical rain, but also the days after if it is too muddy to work safely or safely access the site or get delivery trucks in etc.
That is part of the definition
May 02, 2013 12:21 pm
garage extension cost - quick help please
I am basing my experience from talking to a sales person from another builder.
I was asking the approximate cost of extending the back wall of a floor plan by 1m, with…
May 01, 2013 8:54 am
They also generally only do big and expensive builds but if that is what you are doing then go for it. I know if someone who said they saved thousands doing that.
Question re builders margin
I'm pretty sure you'll find that in your contract it states the builder is allowed to keep the margin he would have made had they supplied the product/item/service.
Seeking beta testers and advice
Good morning all,
I am currently in the process of developing a product which can be used by builders to keep their customers fully up to date. Customers are notified on…
This may be of use: http://www.warralily.com.au/Warralily/media/Warralily/Documents/NBN057_BuilderCabler_Flyer_V12.pdf
Definitely run a…
Metal roof alternatives
I thought glass/wool insulation blanket absorbed some sound or would be better than the basic sisal
Working inside steel truss roofs
Anyone experienced in this area? How to work inside and move around?
Ive seem them under construction and wondered how trades are able to…
Rules governing Site Fences
Depends where you are located.
Some states dont have requirements of site fences and some builders just do it as extra coverage against unwanted visitors and to limit…
Apr 25, 2013 8:11 pm
Edwards hot water system problems
With due respect to Homeone, it may pay to ask over at Whirlpool in the Green Tech forum where I believe there has been a lot of discussion on Edwards solar, some of it archived
Second hand balustrading
We are replacing our balcony due to rotting timber. At the same time we will update the balustrading.
The balustrading is glass surrounded by…
Apr 24, 2013 1:16 pm
Roof restoration or roof replacement
To the guys at Guardian Roofing. Thanks for all your help with my roofing. After procrastinating and then finally contacting you guys via this fantastic forum, my roof…
Getting rid of musty smell in wardrobe
True enough - though the OP may not know there was dampness as per normal, most people are unaware of what makes the musky smell in the first place.
Mostly it is dampness …
At stage 1, have questions, please help!
I feel your pain... I am about to commence building my 2nd home, but built my first place 8/9 years ago as a bright eyed, excited, yet very naive young 19 year old girl,…
I did quite a bit of research on this and other similar products and the consensus seems to be that for what it does it is very expensive. Do a search here and on the…
Reece - charge for delivery of goods?
Thanks Birdman1, I found that when the product I ordered finally arrived in store and I went to pick it up that the $55 was not charged. I think it must just be a computer…
Caoba Dawn Colourbond Flashing
hi, i am having the same dilemna! we are using eaglemont and i like the jarrah decowood but i feel it may be too red. is your house bricked yet? have you got samples of…
What to do
Had a similar situation. Complicated by the fact that we loved our location. Our house was built in the 70's and no longer met our needs. Too small and I needed to spend a…
No consent on pergola
Yeah looks fine, We bought a house with a non approved pergola, have had it for 10 years still standing strong and firm and we plan to sell it unapproved as well. I really…
Apr 17, 2013 10:03 pm