springtimeTaking off sticky tape marks off a new mirrior
7 August 2012
Thankyou to everyone who has posted their suggestions, very useful indeed! Hmmm, white vinegar eh? sounds simple enough , I'll try it on my washing machine, I still have…
monkeypantzEden Brae - $50k ontop of FIXED PRICE TENDER is that legal?
6 August 2012
It's hard to know what the answer is without seeing the document, which is why it's so important to get a lawyer to look at it. Lots of "fixed price" contracts will have…
Big NathMature age Apprenticeship - Electrical - questions - advice?
4 August 2012
I'm a first year electrical apprentice here in Perth. I'm 30 and my base wage is mid sixty, not including overtime or super. I'm in the commercial side of things. Not…
Stewie DQuestion about modifying/using another builders design...
1 August 2012
Well I've had clients in the past who have enquired about using someone elses design to be told that it would cost them $15,000 for the privilege. They got me to draw…
Uncle ArfurSaphire Pools The worst experience ever!
31 July 2012
While it doesn't excuse his behaviour, I guess the bobcat operator was worried about driving over your boarded limestone and decking as he would have been held responsible…
pipeperfectplumberLaundry behind sliding or bifold door in Rumpus Room??
30 July 2012
Bifolds have the advantage of little dead space which might be useful but you'll have to plan for how they triangulate out into the room. A sliding door means that a part…
ausdesignMel - Looking for an Architect in Darebin Council, Thanks!!
25 July 2012
Have a look at the BDAV website.
ausdesignAdding and Removing Windows During Build
25 July 2012
1. If the plans were subject to a planning application originally then a 'variation' to the planning application will be required in most cases. 2. Light & Ventilation…
onenessPLUMBERS.....HELP HOW TO LOCATE WATER PIPES IN BRICK WALL???
24 July 2012
If you are really concerned just get up in the roof and see if there are any plumbing pipes running into the wall directly above where you want…
building-expertAvenues for resolving issues with a builder (Victoria)
22 July 2012
JB1 makes some good points Firstly, yes it is unlikely that OP's problem would have been picked up at final inspection because it is a latent defect and there are no…
kekPorterDavis Inspect Cert of Completion items not complete
21 July 2012
You need to request the builder to rectify the fault, IN WRITING. Send your letter by registered mail, enclosing a copy of their certificate with the notation as well as a…
IntegrityDetermining year of NCC (BCA) for commercial projects?
19 July 2012
It would have to be the construction drawings that are submitted to Council for final building approval. Even major commercial projects still need to be issued with a…
Dream House 82A thread for Queenslanders :-)
18 July 2012
Hi, we are building in Bundaberg. We've lived in Brisbane and Mackay also. It's gone well so far. We definitely know a lot more now than we did previously. At this…
zahiraroseRunning Water Pipes through slabs and ceilings
13 July 2012
Hi Builderforlife, thank you for your quick reply. This is such a relief. I saw a house built a few years ago and the water pipes were nothing more than what I'd use for…
stormjrSame electrical circuit for 2 small air-cons - is it legal ?
13 July 2012
As far as I know there is no legal requirement for two circuits, the law basically says so long as the circuit performs as intended (and meets every other rule) it's…
fifteensixtydigital tv aerial help - no fibre for a month
12 July 2012
well im not sure why but it seems we must be in a good reception area. i havent done anything about an aerial yet we get tv reception. glitch's a bit of a night for an…
building-experthumidity level recommendations in homes
11 July 2012
If your subfloor is well ventilated you wont have problems with it. In blocked air spaces humidity will increase (from ground moisture etc) Permanent high levels of…