Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
General Discussion
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
MissyP
MissyP
28 January 2011

Thermal Mass

Thermal Mass

Excellent advice, I had not thought of those government websites. Of I go...

4
410
MissyP
Jan 28, 2011 2:45 pm
MissyP
Cooper32
Cooper32
29 January 2011

Neighbour noisy air conditioner - condenser unit

Neighbour noisy air conditioner - condenser unit

^^^^ +1 Paul p you have admitted that it's you that has the problem with the noise rather than your DD, my advise would be to turn up your TV or buy some earplugs. Noises…

20
2873
Cooper32
Jan 29, 2011 12:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 February 2011

pergola,decking&garden

pergola,decking&garden

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…

5
1905
TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 03, 2011 2:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Mozzie
Mozzie
29 January 2011

Retaining wall issue

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…

1
348
Mozzie
Jan 29, 2011 8:57 pm
Mozzie
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
30 January 2011

Is a First Flush diverter worth it for a wet/charged system?

Is a First Flush diverter worth it for a wet/charged system?

We have the wet charged system here, at the end of winter I remove the screw cap at the lowest point in a thing called the 'pig pit' and drain all the water from the…

1
432
onc_artisan
Jan 30, 2011 11:52 am
onc_artisan
catjim
catjim
30 January 2011

ducted vacuum - bagless vs. with bag, which is better?

ducted vacuum - bagless vs. with bag, which is better?

We've got a bagged Valet vacuum in our current house that's been in for around 20ish years. We have replaced the motor twice in that time. Sounds a little drastic but…

6
807
catjim
Jan 30, 2011 6:11 pm
sleven
sleven
30 January 2011

Junk Mail

Junk Mail

Hi, sorry, not sure where you are - but if in Melbourne - the following are the two major distributors who will then contact your…

15
1139
sleven
Jan 30, 2011 10:49 pm
sleven
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
1 February 2011

Need opinions/suggestions pls

Need opinions/suggestions pls
1, 2, 3

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…

41
1692
cheerupcharlie
Feb 01, 2011 1:26 am
John Condon
John Condon
1 February 2011

Going down instead of raising

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…

4
435
John Condon
Feb 01, 2011 6:14 pm
ESB
ESB
1 February 2011

How important is a rear access in garage to the garden?

How important is a rear access in garage to the garden?

We don't have any access in/out of our garage except through the roller door, but we have full drive through access into the backyard through the side gate. We only had…

7
912
ESB
Feb 01, 2011 6:50 pm
ESB
timbo2002
timbo2002
1 February 2011

Modern Corner Block House

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.

5
692
timbo2002
Feb 01, 2011 7:09 pm
darrell81
darrell81
1 February 2011

whos right me or the builder

whos right me or the builder

yep there in the contract document as 1 metre of over head cupboards.i,ll be ringing them in the morning.thanks

4
386
darrell81
Feb 01, 2011 8:31 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
1 February 2011

Stairs stain partial or full??

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…

1
138
pedro.lyn.josh
Feb 01, 2011 8:49 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
Michelle
Michelle
5 February 2011

Obscure glass

Obscure glass

I have to say I felt sorry for the 16 year old boy at the back of me. :shock: I probably scared him for life in my bathroom until I discovered it! :lol: :lol:

17
1314
Michelle
Feb 05, 2011 3:01 pm
Michelle
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
2 February 2011

help... sliding door mech that leads into pool area

help... sliding door mech that leads into pool area

Speak to your builder about it. It seems they should be aware that it will not meet the requirements and you may have to adjust the plans

4
306
chrisandkate
Feb 02, 2011 8:19 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
2 February 2011

How many litres is your laundry tub?

How many litres is your laundry tub?
1, 2

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…

21
1368
blueblueblue
Feb 02, 2011 1:31 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
2 February 2011

M****con Display Furniture

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…

3
732
joeygbh
Feb 02, 2011 2:54 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
joeygbh
2 February 2011

Shocked

Shocked

I'd blame over emotional FHBs instead. An investor carefully…

14
1662
joeygbh
Feb 02, 2011 3:00 pm
joeygbh
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
2 February 2011

Wallpaper vs feature wall

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…

12
1131
Sir Snagger
Feb 02, 2011 4:48 pm
Sir Snagger
Spycar
Spycar
2 February 2011

Cinema Room Renovation Enquiry

Cinema Room Renovation Enquiry

Hi, 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…

0
190
Spycar
Feb 02, 2011 5:28 pm
timbo2002
timbo2002
2 February 2011

Brick Retaining wall costs

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.

2
776
timbo2002
Feb 02, 2011 8:30 pm
oze
oze
3 February 2011

Red Gum

Red Gum

I'm looking for some red gum posts 100x100mm and wondering if anyone knows of suppliers?

0
186
oze
Feb 03, 2011 3:11 pm
oze
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
3 February 2011

Garage Door Material

Garage Door Material

it gets bloody hot. go to a display home and stand in there with it shut on a warm day

1
210
Huggy_B
Feb 03, 2011 5:13 pm
Huggy_B
ray.lisa350
ray.lisa350
3 February 2011

How do I work out the window measurements on my plan?

How do I work out the window measurements on my plan?

Hey!! Thanks a lot for this freat conversation. Thais is really beneficial for me.

8
5142
ray.lisa350
Feb 03, 2011 7:59 pm
Dazza88
Dazza88
4 February 2011

Driveway council approval

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!

5
880
Dazza88
Feb 04, 2011 12:45 pm
Casa2
Casa2
4 February 2011

return of unsigned contracts

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…

13
761
Casa2
Feb 04, 2011 1:13 pm
aza0
aza0
4 February 2011

Cost of a simple extension

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…

9
3002
aza0
Feb 04, 2011 7:28 pm
2
393
sleven
Feb 05, 2011 5:13 am
sleven
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
5 February 2011

Tis a wee bit wet in Western Melbourne....

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…

8
450
Victoria_g06
Feb 05, 2011 6:26 pm
Victoria_g06
garden lover
garden lover
5 February 2011

Built in TV cabinets

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…

2
436
garden lover
Feb 05, 2011 7:52 pm
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
5 February 2011

Netwok IP Cameras (Wired)

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…

1
680
Jazzy4
Feb 05, 2011 8:12 pm
davidj
davidj
6 February 2011

Melbourne Rain - Brick Fence fell apart

Melbourne Rain - Brick Fence fell apart

Do you have any pics? Suprised a brick wall went over?

2
409
davidj
Feb 06, 2011 9:00 am
bashworth
bashworth
6 February 2011

Cross overs/driveway

Cross overs/driveway

It really depend if the area can me made to drain along the road in which case a pipe wouldn't be needed

3
303
bashworth
Feb 06, 2011 9:00 pm
bashworth
jetson
jetson
7 February 2011

Leaking storwater pipe?

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…

13
2666
jetson
Feb 07, 2011 6:10 am
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
7 February 2011

Living in Doreen/ Mernda

Living in Doreen/ Mernda
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

As far a new growing areas, you…

84
3573
wakeboardandy
Feb 07, 2011 1:27 pm
wakeboardandy

Thanks Eskay, More info: My northern boundary neighbor (whom would be the only one directly effected) has already agreed to let us build on the boundary. He was…

3
356
chrisandkate
Feb 07, 2011 3:57 pm
trustno1
trustno1
8 February 2011

damage to kerb, caused by next door builders, who's liable?

damage to kerb, caused by next door builders, who's liable?

stockland said they have nothing to do with it, but to ring council and get details of who is building on the lot next door and take it up directly with them. i got…

5
511
trustno1
Feb 08, 2011 12:07 am
trustno1

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
1, 2

Hi everyone, 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…

31
10071
Dilbert_Perth
Jul 19, 2017 3:50 pm
Dilbert_Perth
kels
kels
8 February 2011

Blue board & render cost?

Blue board & render cost?

Hi, 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…

0
859
kels
Feb 08, 2011 11:15 am
James65
James65
8 February 2011

Does your balcony leak?

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…

4
627
James65
Feb 08, 2011 8:42 pm
innsaneink
innsaneink
8 February 2011

Painting

Painting

Thanks for the help boys n gals. PS: Ziplock, I need to scrape, some serious peeling going on here, but not for long

4
945
innsaneink
Feb 08, 2011 9:18 pm
wiring guy
wiring guy
9 February 2011

wiring clipsal saturn light switch

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…

5
5153
wiring guy
Feb 09, 2011 8:32 am
deb17
deb17
12 February 2011

Leather or Fabric Sofa?

Leather or Fabric Sofa?

Leather for sure, so easy to keep clean.

9
1326
deb17
Feb 12, 2011 11:18 pm
Aiah
Aiah
9 February 2011

Ground Floor Extension to lock up in Sydney

Ground Floor Extension to lock up in Sydney

Good and cheap? usually you get one or the other. Goodluck

1
217
Aiah
Feb 09, 2011 2:03 pm
Aiah
pattycake4
pattycake4
9 February 2011

Shed Installer

Shed Installer

Does anyone in Melbourne northern suburbs know a good shed installer.I have a 6mx6m garage slab is down,thanks

0
152
pattycake4
Feb 09, 2011 4:55 pm
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
16 February 2011

Dav%y pumps for the toilets keeps going on it's own

Dav%y pumps for the toilets keeps going on it's own

pressure pumps i have found cause cisterns to let water pass due to the pressure. check the pressure switch or even put a pressure limiting valve on the line to suit…

2
710
tim mitchell
Feb 16, 2011 3:44 pm


Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017