Zero Boundary - Drainage
Yeah, try and backfill with compacted clay or clay plus roadbase , something non permeable, then grade it away to slope towards the neighbours. This will create a spoon…
Power is required so it would be expected that power and lighting would work in most of the house.
The idea of an occupancy certificate is you can move in if you are…
Building and Pest Inspection
This is the standout amongst the most normally made inquiries about building examinations.When all is said in done, the most building and termite inspectors take about 90…
Here's some photos - shows both the pipe put in by the builder as well as the one that was under the kerb
Why frames overhang on slab?
There is a highset being built next door to us. Ground floor frames done last week and first floor being done now. There is not enough room on the block next door to…
Slab Heave Cause?
Doesn’t the insurance house warranty protect the client if builder refuse to fix slab heave issue?
I know it doesn't cover 100% and only up to 300k.
Entry door options
Thanks mate, these options look good. I'll call them now for a price. When staining a front door, do I need to apply a top coat, or is it the same process as staining a deck?
Aug 29, 2018 12:04 pm
Those with septic tanks...
I have recently got onto this range of septic safe products which is Aussie made and they ship all over Australia.
I started on their N-Zyme for the septic itself and…
Septic smell inside and out
Don't know if you still have the smell, but I have been using N-Zyme from a company called Astro EcoTech and it is working amazing for me in my septic tank. If you (or…
Building investment property in Warragul
Hi, Can anyone recommend who they went through to build and investment property in Warragul? I'm looking at a 530sqm block, and I am thinking Simonds Express looks good,…
There can be no bigger alfresco attic to use than balk decking. Balk accessory is an admirable way to highlight your alfresco…
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION AT A GLANCE
The darker hermit insect, Loxosceles reclusa (Gertsch and Mulaik; Araneae: Sicariidae), was first resolved to be medicinally vital in North America in 1957.…
Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?
That's bad. Probably not going to buy one
Guys, can you tell me, is Eureka a good brand or not? From what I found, it seems to be a better option for me. But I'd like…
Gap between brick work and frame
Thankyou for your help most appreciated but I wont except there bad work I have allproinvestigations working for me now they will be going all over my home so…
Yikes! We're probably in the same boat, was it ridiculously high for the crimsafe? I'm going to duck in to Giles before Thursday and have a look so it's not a total…
Aug 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Garage Slab question.
Thanks. Didn't thought of that!!. Is this standard? I don't see new houses having this or maybe wasn't paying attention.
Solar hot water service noises
Advice please. Son has recently built with a volume builder. The energy rating hot water service is proving a nightmare. There…
Low ceiling and pendant lights
1.4m high? That's like the 7 1/2 floor in the film Being John Malkovich!
Or do you mean 2.4m? If so, pendants over the island will be fine, because you're not going to be…
Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville
Oh no, that's really poor form from Clarendon. It seems a lot of builders pretty much say anything to get you to sign the tender and then add on extra costs later. We…
What is this?
And you may find further down the track (after frame is up and finished) that they put a "standard" pipe fitting on top and concrete around the base and the pipe and into…
Payment schedule on new kitchen
We paid a deposit on a quote and have now received the final contract. This states 85% of the balance must be paid prior to delivery to store ($24K), I'm not comfortable…
Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made
All things considered, a free standing heater will do a better job that an inbuilt one. A fan makes them even better.
I operate an Australian made Arrow 2400 and heat 30…
😍😍😍 , I love your wall colour and bathroom tile choices, it's coming along beautifully and those interior doors too!! So exciting to see it coming together! …
Custom joist hangers
How I would get this sorted would be to find a steel fabrication company.
I would supply the fabricator with a scale drawing of the joist hanger along with…
Gutters and downpipe requirements
It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2
Do you know what sarking is?
If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader…
I saw this house design "The Appella" by Ben Trager Homes.
I quite like the colours here, I think the roof is colourbond Surfmist and main render colour is Solver vitesse…
Aug 18, 2018 12:41 am
Screw pile and slab boundary.
Why don't you wait until they've installed the edge boards and then measure it to satisfy yourself?
There's no harm in keeping an eye on things, but there's also no point…
Aug 16, 2018 7:27 am
Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
Congratulations Mauromario! What a long journey to VCAT, but well deserved outcome for you and your careless builder.
Was the builder given a timeline to fix the…
Aug 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers
Waiting on contract with coral to come through and we can finally start building.... have been waiting for around 15 months for our land to register, which finally…
Hello how do i update my email in my profile.
I am new to this forum and would love to get some advice/opinions on window colour selection.
Our house will use pgh espresso brick with weatherboard on…
CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII
Thanks. It is just a visit on Saturday anyway, so hopefully I can ask someone there
Thanks for the info.
Have a good evening. Cheers