potteryFixing a section of exterior wall - timber cladding
23 June 2012
Hiya, My name is Pete - recently bought a place on Sydney's Northern Beaches that needs a few things fixing up - so hoping that this forum will really be able to help me…
building-expertBored pier subsidence, would you trust structural engineer?
23 June 2012
Small amount of loose dirt in bottom of piers is unlikely to have caused the problem because sheer weight of concrete in the pier would have compressed it. There are a…
SamfordValleyTelstra conduit unsuitable for > 60 metre length?
22 June 2012
Yeah I considered that if we hit a roadblock with them, but there aren't many other options in our area, and apparently you're not really allowed to choose your contractor…
JDTservicesBlinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!
18 June 2012
Hi, I have a Contractor and has done my blinds at my house and does a fantastic job. if interested; email me and i will be happy to help and get you a Quote done. Kind…
building-expertFrame inspection is more than just about the frame
14 June 2012
Building stage inspections are designed for checking critical stages of construction before defects are covered up and to put owner in control of their investment and to…
kkurnisoil test report but no soil test done- that I can tell
13 June 2012
Hi, I have the same problem with M3tR1c0n. I build on williams landing which well know good land. they force me towards the end of First home buyer grant. and charge me…
building-expertBuilding dispute mediation. This is how it's done!
12 June 2012
The problem with building disputes is that they can escalate very quickly and get out of hand. It will lead to antagonism and loss of trust and working relationship. Once…
ilikethemoonRecommendations for tiler in Perth - Glass Tiles.
11 June 2012
Hi Cornflower. I looked and looked everywhere and couldn't find anything that came in cost effective. Some of the stores have 4" x 8" (or so) glass tiles which would work…
kaindecHome insureance claim - does it follow on to new owner
7 June 2012
Thanks Arfur It wouldnt have mattered if I had been at home as they basically said the scope of works had been done as per the accessors request. He seemed fair on the…
mesophyteLooking for a thread adapter to connect hand shower to tap
6 June 2012
Uncle Arfur, that's a bath outlet with an internal thread aerator, yes. Doing it under the sink / before the tap is a bit of an issue because the water mixer is…
building-expertOpinions of Cost Plus Project contract for an extension
6 June 2012
If you want to know what can go wrong with project management? www.buildingexpert.net.au/blog
TreeseachangerStreaky floors using a steam mop!
5 June 2012
I was told that using a dash of vinegar in hot water will eliminate most pet smells. However if your puppy or kitten does have an accident on hard floors (usually they…
Building dispute, expert evidence. This is how it's done.
Most of the time I can help diffuse dispute between owner and the builder but sometimes I am called when the dispute is already in VCAT. This was one of the cases where my…
theanonyuserAcrylic Splashbacks w/free standing gas cooker/electric oven
3 June 2012
The research I did showed that they would not normally use an acrylic behind a gas stove-top. They would put stainless steel there and acrylic around it.