Offsetting of window
From memory from my first double story build the lower levels are fine, the upper levels have a viewing arc of sorts applied to them depending on their position to…
Retiling house advice!
Thanks for the further info. I had a look last night and can't see any expansion joints. I couldn't see any larger gaps that were left in between the tiles,…
Mar 17, 2015 4:10 pm
Water close to foundations
No I didn't have my own inspector. If I have to build again I think I would change lots of things.
What kind of expertise? I was thinking…
Is the bedrooms a step down into, if so u can raise carpet level just before doors quite simply, we did and u cant tell , makes rooms appear level.
Mar 14, 2015 8:57 am
Oh @Lynne that sounds nearly like what I'm doing. But only a 10K l tank.
If you get pics please post them would love to see it.
@Melsie68 it'll have to be a min 200 mm…
Building on own land
If you buy the land think about getting the soil test yourself, that way you will own it and can provide it to other builders if required. Alternatively if you pay the…
Mar 12, 2015 7:23 pm
If you can get access to the roof space where the gap between cornice and ceiling is pop the sheet off the truss and pack it down however far you need too.
Then re screw…
Prime Cost on MBA Contract
Yes the contract clearly states that builders margin is already included in the contract price.
On the other hand if your stove cost $2500 does the builder need to apply…
Hot water system repair\replacement
Hi guys ,
Our Dux Sunpro Prodigy 3 HWS has been giving us problems since last few days ago i.e. was only getting warm water instead of hot one , we got a local plumber…
Mar 10, 2015 12:06 pm
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How to avoid concreting disasters
Yikes. That one is nothing but a disaster. Reminds me of a time I paid someone (cheap) to build a besser block retaining wall. It was not level and quite wavy, I think he…
What Do You Make Of This?
It wouldn't be the first time a company ( building or otherwise ) has pointed out the shortcomings of their…
Spreadsheets & Checklists
This forum is for sharing information, experiences and opinions in the hope of assisting others or learning from others.
Great contribution Stewie!
Help with roofing job - details
Rust spots after 3 weeks is ridiculous! What kind of rust did it look like? Were they tiny little spots? Do you notice any little metal shavings nearby? It's very common…
Driveway Non Compliant - Help...
I'd be getting the builder to sort out the mess they caused, drop the drive to within driveway gradient levels, increase height of garage door…
Building with Boutique Homes
Omg safety switch is 2..started in august and only next week is the walk through. Onto our 4th supervisor wish we had him from the start he is fantastic.
To Fix site costs or not.
I would look into performance of waffle slabs in h class soils and even worse if u have big falls in land, read all the info on this forum and at least be informed of…
Mar 03, 2015 1:59 pm
Crack on slab
You also need to scrutinize that amount put down as Provisional Sums for site works & for unforeseen items.
Some salespeople put down a token amount reasons
I am getting a new roof put on my house, But Having trouble finding useful reviews on the roofers I have quotes from. Cbmr and qrc. Has anyone used either of these?
Second floor addition in flame zone
You might want to refer to the
National Construction Codes (NCC) Bushfire areas-Start with this & its Free on line
then check Various Codes & AS3959- these…
Hardiesmart boundary wall system
Has anyone used the hardiesmart boundary wall system with linea weatherboard? In design process of second floor addition in bal-fz and looking for options.
Project / custom builder prices.
Definitely, agreed. I think its important to have those as a consideration in deciding if you can afford the whole process, though.
Cutting at an angle with a jigsaw
Clamp a piece of something like 25 x 25mm square timber parallel to your cut, tilt the saw at 45º and rest the jigsaw base along the leading edge of the timber.
Check with your local council.
We have existing retaining walls on both sides of our property but need to extend the retaining wall on the left hand side. We are in the…
Critique Criticism on Custom Design
Here is the latest update with dimensions for further CC. Thanks so much "ShuddaBeenATradie" nice Criticism. This land size is 765sqm and is located in Parramatta Sydney.…
Advice on block of land near a T Junction
We have bought a block that is almost exactly identical to yours in terms of how it sits as part of a T junction. Our bedroom will actually be at the front of the house,…
The best you can do is to request LPOD from the council, pay your fee and then you will know for sure what you are faced with. I am sure…
Engineer to carpenter/joiner
I did the opposite. I wanted to be an engineer in high school, but ended up starting an apprenticeship as an electrician right after yr12. Finished that, then decided I…
laminex vs formica
That's weird the lady tried to convince me today in the tile shop to use laminex cause of the gloss warranty!
Fencing Contractors in Perth / WA
I called to dolphin fencing for installing fences around my swimming pool. They have done a great job.
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Arranging a temporary power pole
Thanks for your replies. I don't know a lot about this stuff. We have overhead wires. One builder doing a tender for us said to arrange our own temp pole? But there is…