Excellent advice, I had not thought of those government websites. Of I go...
Yep, not use gypsum (it only works in some clay soils and even then it won't have effect for years) Do a search on soils and prep. I have written tonnes. Mulch is the next…
Retaining wall issue
From what I've seen/experienced it is standard practice to put the retaining wall inside the boundary. However normally the distance is 300mm not 500mm. This is because…
Hi, sorry, not sure where you are - but if in Melbourne - the following are the two major distributors who will then contact your…
Need opinions/suggestions pls
Just wanted to let you know I've put up the latest plan on my own thread now. I've changed a couple more things slightly.
Sorry ERIN but I…
Going down instead of raising
Be very careful when going down - if you hit unexpected soils or rock it could cost a fortune in extra excavation fees and so on.
I suggest getting a Geotechnical…
Modern Corner Block House
Thanks for the reply guys. Metricon are out of the budget. But i think we found a good option on the weekend. Really good for maximizing the back yard.
Stairs stain partial or full??
IMO they should be fully stained as raw timber is subject to moisture therefore may expand effecting the integrity of the structure.
It's not like u can clean under the…
How many litres is your laundry tub?
the LARGE majority of insert SS troughs are 45lts.
There are a couple of ceramic ones out on the market at 35 litres.
I would say you could put…
M****con Display Furniture
suite deals advertise that they stock display furniture but i think that is more advertising than anything else. How often do display homes…
I'd blame over emotional FHBs instead. An investor carefully…
Wallpaper vs feature wall
I'm a paint person. Refuse to have traditional wallpaper in any house I own. Reckon it's loads more trouble to put on and replace later on, and is easier to damage than…
Cinema Room Renovation Enquiry
I have a cinema room with an opening of 2.23m. I have browsed through the internet to look for door profile and it seems like a pivot or double door with frame will…
Brick Retaining wall costs
Thanks Mate, that gives me a good heads up. i was hoping closer to 5K but will be working on the 10 mark for my numbers.
I'm looking for some red gum posts 100x100mm and wondering if anyone knows of suppliers?
Garage Door Material
it gets bloody hot. go to a display home and stand in there with it shut on a warm day
Driveway council approval
Thank you all for your advice, we are in Adelaide under Burnside council and I just got the form online - fingers crossed that they allow 2 driveways!
return of unsigned contracts
I've always liked the quote fee that gets taken off the cost of the job if you go ahead. I should start a business in which I quote twice as much as it really costs and…
Feb 04, 2011 1:13 pm
Cost of a simple extension
My mum had a double brick extension with 12ft ceilings and raised of the ground around 500mm done about two years ago. This is Semaphore, South Australia. We did all the…
Tis a wee bit wet in Western Melbourne....
I just went near Palmers Road in Truganina, the water completely covered both sides of the road and was about 40cms high! I wanted to go to the display homes there but I…
Built in TV cabinets
sorry I dont have any photos to show you, but we had one in our last house. My hubby (a builder) built out a wall that was say 2m long. It was built out by about 1/2 m…
Netwok IP Cameras (Wired)
Foscam IP cameras are your best bet.. Built in wireless and ethernet.
There is plenty of apps in the app store that work with them to view on iphone or ipad.
$90 or so…
It really depend if the area can me made to drain along the road in which case a pipe wouldn't be needed
Leaking storwater pipe?
All fixed now, a y piece has been installed and connected to a silt trap, the water was coming from the stormwater pipe as water was sitting inside it, the flexible pipe…
My northern boundary neighbor (whom would be the only one directly effected) has already agreed to let us build on the boundary. He was…
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
I'm in WA and I have also had this problem in my house build a few years ago. The builder has been no help and denied anything was wrong as well. I…
Blue board & render cost?
We're currently in the process of drafting plans to extend our Sydney fibro cottage. Was wondering does anyone know what the approximate coast is per square metre to…
Feb 08, 2011 11:15 am
Does your balcony leak?
Agree about the builders, the two builders who pretty well said they wouldn't do them were cheaper big name builders, the third who was a local builder, highly regarded…
Thanks for the help boys n gals.
PS: Ziplock, I need to scrape, some serious peeling going on here, but not for long
wiring clipsal saturn light switch
thx adam, all makes sense now. yeh will have to get an electrician as after checking wiring in roof is all very old and fragile and all the same colour. Hmmmm not good…
Feb 12, 2011 11:18 pm
Does anyone in Melbourne northern suburbs know a good shed installer.I have a 6mx6m garage slab is down,thanks