Home Builders Warranty
Sorry to hear about your problems...we've just gone thru 12 months of the same with most of that time taken up by CGU....very long story but they'll try everything in the…
Jan 24, 2011 11:35 am
Just re read it (and the thread from your link) and if the water they are getting on their property is runoff from your land then you MUST (by council law) address the…
Extending a deck... DIY-able??
Thank you very much for all of your responses and tips - very greatly appreciated. I think between the encouragement shown here, and some step by step instructions on the…
concrete water tanks
Yes the water has been tested and it is fine to drink. The developer who has a house in the estate that the water is a bit hard and does stain…
Mirvac, Wantirna - Victoria
Wow, finally got some more people on forum! Welcome everyone, good see all our future neighbours. Our land hopefully will title in the April - June timeframe. Haven't…
Hi how you all going..
Just curious to find out how much it on average costs to build out a garage to make the existing garage a new room.
out driveway is on a slope does…
Agree Kek... it is good for kitchens or anywhere with a bit of a buildup... but if walls are relatively clean, just some warm soapy water would be fine I should think.
Newbie needing help.......
Yes, as others have said. You can apply for early release of deposit - the new buyers have to agree/sign the release. Not sure you need a reason... I don't recall having…
Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only
Have just had a quote for a house we own in Raceview from the handyman (PM's husband) to replace 3m of quad guttering (not colorbond) & connect a down pipe for $345.…
Thanks for the advice. I will be looking for a apprentice job and gain experiance to start a business in future.
Thanks a lot for your advice
And for those who managed to attend the Opening for the New Saltwater Displays, here are some pictures of the event. It went really well, thank you to those that managed…
Skirting - what are my rights
thanks so much for the replies.
We have had so many things go wrong with this build, I'm getting very emotional about it all and want to go in Thursday with a clear head.…
Apr 01, 2011 5:55 pm
Alfresco in Canberra
As with all pergolas and alfresco areas we show clients shadow forecasts to the living areas of there house,
For the small outlay it will show exactly what will happen at…
First build by a novice! Please help!
I've never found that builders have been willing to give much away for free once they have fixed the price to include "free inclusions".
Perhaps you should look to see if…
Wallara Waters in Wallan about 20 minutes from Craigieburn is having Family Fun Day Saturday 29th January
Can anyone recommend a ducted vacuum installer in Perth?
portal shed used for a house
thanks for that nathan but we are going to use a suspened floor as we are on a sloping block. so we should be able to get around the floor issue.
Old house was
main bedroom 3.0x3.2
Bed 2 = 3.0x3.0
bathroom = 2.1x1.8
ensuite = none
kitchen = 3.0x3.5
laundry = 2.1x1.8
lounge = 5.0x4.5
Meals = 4.5x3.0
paved area of…
Guestimate on gutter cost anyone?
FYI, i've just had been quoted $2850 and $2950 for the following:
*replace 52m of guttering with colorbond
*installation of 52m of colorbond fascia covers
*trim down of…
Article - The Age - house sizes
Land lot size`s are set by the developer,who is also in bed with the local council and they have all sorts of under the table deals going on! It all comes down…
Moving front tap....
Thanks Bashworth - yet again .
Our front yard is probably last on our list but in the mean time, I'm just doing our research/gathering info/costings etc.
Thanku guys, couple of emails to the managers and I get the sparkies number, and he wants job done without involving the builder
Solar water heating and tank
As Judie said, if it's gas-boosted, you can't run out of hot water.
We went for a larger tank - can't remember the size now, but I think it's 215L - with two panels,…
somerfield stage 25
Somerfield has been plagued with Delays. I was lucky and bought in stage 1a and the land was already titiled, but been watching since then. At one stage the company…
What would you expect?
It's normal practice to use oil-based paint on doors, skirts and so on. Most painters prefer it.... and our builder's standard specifications stated…
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.