Build Steps Post Lockup
Our builders definition of lockup was brickwork 75% done and all doors / windows in. It was in the HIA contract.
The specific steps will vary for every build. Just…
i,m so over my builder
i had a long chat on the phone to the superviser today and he assures me all will be fixed.he promises lockup any day now there just waiting for some villa board sheets to…
As far as I know there is no wiring upgrade, after all its no different from people putting one of those power boards at each socket.
I paid $105 each for quad sockets in 2006.
Using an Ipad during the Build
You can use it as a surreptitious VOICE RECORDER when conversing with the builder,
and use it against them later on when they start denying…
Extend, raise, or both?
dont know, but I would say it would be cheaper to just extend wouldnt it?
you could dig out the bottom to make it a taller space for you and have a theater or something…
solicitor for building contracts
1. there is a weather clause that states that weather can cause delays. It can be argued by the builder that if there was any rain on a…
Are pine internal stairs durable?
We've got internal stairs in our plans for our build, and are trying to save costs where possible. Pine would be the cheapest, and is what our builder has quoted, but…
Paying for Substandard Work?
No I would pay the price that I was quoted.
My key point is IF the the grano admits fault and says they'll fix it, then they should be given the opportunity to do so.
My deceased father in law has a garage full of useful tools, my mother in law is now selling the house and we are clearing out the garage.
There is a lot of useful…
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Help with repainting
Looks like flicker has protected photos….
If you try this link it will help you to get your photos on the page.
I like to copy and past the photos into word so I can…
Deposits... i hate banks
Hi there, this is almost similar in our case. Our broker ensure us that we are only paying a 5% deposit for the land and home loan.…
Jul 05, 2011 2:51 pm
Draftsman/Designer $ per/hr
Don't stress. I'm paying 80k in architect fees. But I'm happy because I've saved money in other areas of the build because of the architects. Money well spent I think.
Just to finish off this thread. My SS has given me the green light. Just need to give him a week to clean up the yard. Thats fair.
Are they not…
New Flooring Product
Yeah its not the cheapest thing out thats for sure especially for Vinyl, but as you said it is low maintenance and looks great perfect for kids too. Thanks
Some of the prices at the Waterford estate, in Melton .. there was a feature on it , from last saturday's herald sun. .
$155k for a 400sqm ...
$165k for 448…
Timber floating Floors
We have them in our current home and have put them in our new one. We are about 3-4 weeks from moving in. We don't have small kids but do have 2 large ones (20's) who have…
How much to have floorboards sanded?
Try using this (from the Bona website):
Bona Refresher is a ready-to-use waterborne polyurethane based product designed for the on-going maintenance of…
You can always report it to the council as a bit of goodwill to your poor new neighbour. We had some really random stuff dumped in ours like an old water heater,…
Final Building Inspection
I used Kevin from new home inspections for my building inspection.
A friend also used his services and was really happy with the problems he picked up and his…
There a quite good display villages in Cranbourne. So you wont need to travel far. Being such a small block, you are going to be limited as to which designs you can put…
Rendering weatherboard - Extra questions
So have been thinking more about this option - just going over it in my mind.
So from a couple of the responses below - it seems you can either put blue board…
I like a well written letter of introduction. It should say more about you, who you are, why you are applying.
CVs are just an impersonal list of historic…
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Cleaning internal walls
if its a newely painted surface and the paint hasn't had time to fade to a different share why not just get the paint colour, a touch up roller and paint over it. In my…
Fly Screen cutout for window winder.
Not sure what you are doing, a flyscreen on an awning window uses a skirt. This consists of a flat metal strip going between the sash and the winder for the width of…
we got hold of the investers for the house today and there asking the rental agents to evict him immediately so should be gone in a few…
DANGER - self igniting light globes
Thankfully all those units have been recalled now and none of the 124000 were sold outside US.
I guess at $1 - $1.50 each one shouldn't expect quality.
NESS SECURITY PRODUCTS
you can still install a d8x into an existing home without wires!
you will just need an rf interface possibly an extension aerial depending on the building, and all the…
Plumbing in PEX Piping & Termite Treatment
You are right P_D, and they have changed it to a copper main from the meter along the side of the house with PEX branches running in conduit through the slab. I was told…
IF you are doing it (properly) and using a concrete slab why not form a 25mm recess around the edge to stop the rain running under the walls. This also saves on putting…
Can I grease a panel lift door ???
have a look at Nulon EziGlide... Red can available from auto stores. Amazing stuff! They use it on power window mechanisms inside car doors because it doesnt attract dust…
Search for the best cladding option
I am going to renovate my exterior house but just at the back.
I have searched for all different cladding (not brick) but couldn't find what I want
I am looking…
Retaining walls and fences
Hi - thanks for your reply.
Yes I would just like the fence to step down at the end of the retaining wall. I always 'assumed' we could just get taller sheeting to…
Love the look
Thanks Trish,have decided to wait untill house is finished.
Basix - cavity brick insulation??
I'm an owner builder and currently 40% into my project and have completed all the brickwork - double brick, concrete slab structure and have now started my roof…