privacy from 2 story neighbours!!
What kek says is right. These are regulations managed by the Relevant Building Surveyor. The issue is what is there first? An existing dwelling will "control" the new one.…
Flat roof tiles and imperfections
They have agreed to get the tile manufacturer to fix the loose valley tiles (which you can't really see very well in these photos) without any argument, but the ones that…
Where to put the garage ?
Where is the crossover? Where does the sun come up? How much fall is there? What is the house design? So much to consider. We usually like to get the garage floor on the…
What kind of ceiling do you call this?
It is a raked ceiling but it also has exposed beams. We used to do a lot of them in the eighties but went out of fashion plus hard to get good carpenters to do the cuts as…
Chains hanging from eaves of new homes
I think these answers highlight the complexity of construction in 2013. I would like all home builders to remember that when they think that their builder has done…
Selling an established tree
Not really hoping for $1500 by the way but for $100, pfft, more trouble than its worth. Will ask in landscaping.
Thanks for the help guys
May 28, 2013 10:21 am
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Protecting melamine from damp air
The surface of melamine is actually pretty water-resistant ( note : water-resistant not water-proof ). Moisture gets into the cut edge of melamine and starts to break it…
Old bank building
Any updated photos , how are things going ?
May 25, 2013 10:25 pm
Decking built on concrete paving
Are you talking about small concrete pavers that cover a large area or a single concrete slab that you want to deck over?
Just over a year ago, I put a deck over the…
Houses with names
IMO a name is up to the inhabitant. So long as it isn't to "grand" or silly ...
NBN in Grandvue, Officer?
There are still some titled blocks with the NBN available in stage 12 or 13 "The Curran Release" in Arena.
We could be neighbours
Grandvue is lovely though and some…
Plans from Council - 1950's weatherboard
Very unlikely that there will be any plans on record but it never hurts to ask.
You will most likely have to get a draftsman to come document existing conditions, site plan, etc.
Covering wall pipes and wires
Go to your local sheetmetal/steel retailer. They should be able to fold you up something in a colourbond colour suitable for what you need.
Hi, this is my first post so hope I'm in right place...
Anyone got some advice on having our existing decked balcony inspected? We need to replace the balustrade but this…
Fencing, retaining walls and driveways
Retaining walls will probably be needed before Fencing.
You may not have much control about when the fencing goes in if your neighbours ask for fencing. There is a legal…
Colorbond Fence Costs in Perth
We had our fence installed by Southside Fencing recently. Very good price and excellent service. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for fencing in Perth. The…
May 21, 2013 6:19 pm
NBN for dummies? Help please...
The libs, I believe, are planning to roll out Fibre To The Node (specifically VDSL2+ - similar to the DSL that's prevalent now but faster because the loop is shorter) in…
Drainage Issue - Help Needed
The foreground house wall appears to have wet patches on the bottom bricks. Does water also pool along here as well?
3d walkthrough virtual tour software
Google sketchup is amazing! "Walked through" our Goodlife Bravo floor plan last night after my other house spent the night drawing it up, looks great! Can customize…
Madison Alkimos road trip
Going to visit the Madison Goodlife display in Alkimos WA today, (we live in Mandurah so massive trek!) Hear this display is the closest to the Bravo which we are about to…
Basic BASIX question
Thanks Ed - exactly the answer I wanted.
My first run through the BASIX certificate gave me a really high 'pass' rating on things like taps, windows, water use etc. By…
HIA Contract Help
If you think the time is excessive - tell them and request it be amended! You don't have to sign a contract as-is and can always negotiate and change or even remove…
May 16, 2013 10:54 pm
why dont you just purchase from an Electrical Wholesaler?
May 16, 2013 3:20 pm
Building columns for driveway gates
Hi guys. I'm looking for a bit of advice on my next small project.
I am going to put a gate across my driveway and am planning on building the columns using 2 cement…
Chromagen solar Hotwater
we were warned about that but also got told that once the warranty is up you can fiddle and fix that little annoyance
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 6:20 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…