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Estimated cost that builders submit to council on a DA
It's supposed to be the actual cost, but most of the time a lower amount is quoted to council to reduce the fees paid. Similar to what some people do for the RTA when they…
Planting pittosporum silver sheen around the house
Hi, I am thinking to plant some pittosporum silver sheen next to my driveway to create a natural screen so our neighbor doesn't see through ,however they said that these…
Effective Ways to Improve Work flow at a Construction Site
This one is a good article on this topic. While working for sites in Urban areas, I usually outsource most works as to conserve space, vendors will deliver materials on time.
http://www.gyprock.com.au/Pages/Solutio ... Noise.aspx enjoy reading..... and yes the sound batts used provide both sound and thermal insulation.
Rinnai Enviro 32 - Is it easy to add controllers later on?
I had a Rinnai 20 installed in our rental without any controllers as our plumber advised that if you install one of these units without a controller you will receive the…
Damp issues blocking a chimney in Australia
Thanks for your interest Harpies. I am looking to block off the chimney for both draft and noise actually as we live on a main road. That is a good idea to seal the whole…
Colorbond roof loud banging in wind advice needed
Hi, I had a similar issue with a Colorbond verandah that I actually built (so I only had myself to blame). The issue was the flashing at one end was lifting up at one end…
Recycled water in lieu of Solar Hot Water system
To get your 6 star rating (in Victoria) you need Solar HWS or a rainwater tank connected to all toilets. Where recycled water is available you can substitute the…
Need rendering advice for inside of brick garage
Can anyone give me an idea of the best way to go about rendering my garage? I want to start off with just one wall (seen in photo below). It's 7.2m long and about 2.4m…
Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary
Hello. If I was you, you should be getting in touch with THEIR building surveyor. They should have issued you with a protection works notice if building near the boundary.
Blue or Charcoal mosaic POOL waterline tiles?? PLEASE HELP!
I personally.prefer the charcoal. I like the blended colours in it....but both would look great.
Oracle Homes - Bush Variation additional cost
Shelley this would pretty much rule out all your windows as these days most of windows will be above 400mm. This however leaves all your doors, front , rear, alfresco and…
Montgomery Homes Feedback and Opinions
Hi, We will be neighbours then! We brought later then everyone else as well. Everything has gone through really quickly for us too! We firstly choose Avalon 211 and made…
which species of timber flooring, spotted gum, tall or turp?
Yeah...Spotted gum has my vote
House and land package - trend connection - Cobbitty
Hi, we are about to put a holding deposit on a house and land package with Trend Connection and just want to hear from people who built with them and their experiences…
Front ENTRY door - Which design looks the best- 1, 2 or 3 ?
I just ordered door 1 - with tough translucent glass with 2 glass side panels on both sides
Need Advice on possibilities and problems of renovations.
As per what SBG says above, a structural engineer would be the best person to take a look at this place. Before you get them to do an inspection I'd see about getting as…
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