tender taking a long time.
Ours was about 5 weeks but they stuffed up a heap in the first tender and we wanted to go to contract stage to received building boost (which ended up getting extended) so…
OK Lecos what about project work
I have been quote $6k for a standard 2 story spec home
2 x 2 way switch
3 phase connection
single RCD unit
Tintac, did you end up installing Smartflo gutters? If so, what's your experience been? Or anyone else? I'm trying to decide whether to use them for a new house.
the worst case of it that i have seen in a while
no cover up or anything
May 22, 2012 8:53 pm
laminex Diamondgloss on cabinet doors
Thank you so much for your quick responses folks. Is diamond gloss more expensive that crystal gloss or is other way round. So when the builder is quoting me for diamond…
Changing Internal Switches
I would guess it would be about $20-30 to change the switch in labor (give or take), but you would need a few, not just one!
As for the saturn switches, how many…
Thanks Bashworth, they have had a look and will send a tech with an audio monitor sometime this week. We both think it is a spring of some sort but need to do the process…
If you are handy go to Proform in Malaga and and buy it in flat packs, that's what I did 2-3 years ago, very good to deal with.
peet vs highlands
$195 in Highlands for a 14x28 I *think* might be achievable, based on what I paid for a 12.5x28 (I also wanted a 14x28)... there's a sign on the next street down from my…
Isolation valves and mixers
Thanks Arfur - I'd just heard that they were compulsory, but you are correct, this house has isolation valves only on the kitchen & basins.
Monier Horizon Roof Tiles
Hi all, thinking of getting the horizon profile tiles also and was told sarking was a good idea. This might be a silly question, but if there is a leak, where does the…
. If you drop a steel post that size into concrete without something on the bottom you will need to stand there holding it till the concrete…
Solid Timber Slab Table
Just wanted to put it out there - Looking for someone to make a solid timber slab (yellow box, blackbutt or Camphor) natural edge 60mm thick 12 seater or more....
Lighting for attics
Sorry I have not had any experiences with those lights but I would like to see some pictures of your attic as I am considering doing similar
Retaining Wall Help
Thanks for the info. Any suggestions on the core filling of base blocks for stability? Cheers.
May 16, 2012 8:05 pm
Home/Garage Storage Solutions
well, looks like this might be the solution.
thanks for all your help mate.
i'll post again if i can't figure something out.
thanks to everyone else aswell
At first I didn't take builders seriously when they told me to allow 40-50k on top of the house price for pretty much everything at a basic level.
I'm now at contract…
May 13, 2012 10:51 pm
NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL - DO YOU HAVE SOME?
We thought we had bad neighbours who were alcoholics who used to sit out on a very busy main road on deck chairs next to his BLOW UP DOLL, dressed in a bra and…
Grout turned white
For anyone who is interested in the outcome of this query: The grout company adviser pointed out that vinegar is not a great thing to use on coloured grout since it…
May 11, 2012 6:30 pm
Rendering blueboard / cement sheeting
You can get an acrylic render from Bristol or Bunnings, in a bag thats about 8-10 bucks.
First question, have you done any rendering before? If not I wouldn't recommend…
About home elevators...
Never seen water hydraulic, but I have used screws action and hydraulic. Get hydraulic because it is quicker and quieter. Also get one with a steel shaft rather that build…
This is my first time writing on a forum such a this. My husband & I bought land in stage 8 over a year ago & have experienced nothing but constant dissatifaction…
May 08, 2012 12:00 am
Have a look at a company called Direct Build who will guide you through the whole owner build process.
In SA, local councils have a booklet called Fences and the Law, which contains all the do's and dont's about fencing and all the relevant forms of agreement/dispute to…
Building multiple houses on a block (WA)
Try the angle of having them all connected under a patio area or a covered walkway - will your design allow for that?
We have had similar issues we are about to address…
I had the same problem with gutter profiles ..... there is an easy fix
DRILL A FEW HOLES AND MAKE YOUR OWN OVERFLOW HOLES.
did it to the ones at one of the houses I lived…
Anyone heard of EnviroPest ?
My house is with TermiMesh, they told me I had to get inspection every year, for $260 or $310 if I wanted to the pest control as well at the same time.
If I don't do it,…
Can I recommend the tradies?
while nice of you to want to recommend them, i agree with uncle arfur.....and i would only take a recommendation from someone i actually spoke to face to face.