Tile Roof Replacement
I have a tile roof on a cream brick veneer house of just on 13.5 squares - tiles are just over 50 years old and are de-laminating and / or cracking randomly. The pitch is…
This is part of the submission to council for CDC approval, might help.
Seaford Meadows Footings
Who are you building with? A lot of builders have crappy allowances, like $15,000.
My builder allows $34,000 so I got a refund of a portion of it.
Is your block sloped?…
Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South
Hi nx437, I bought in Belle Gardens estate which is just over the bridge on Bridge Rd from Atherstone - final stage. Purchased in June 2016 waiting land to title. was…
Replace balcony railings
Areas with a drop 1 metre and over need to have a minimum of 1 metre high balustrade.
As previously mentioned you will need to consider the engineering if you are going…
house siting dilemma
Recently purchased a country property with a dwelling, on 2 acres in a farming zone with one road frontage. It is amongst cattle and sheep grazing farms with another…
Hi just wondering if anyone has faced this issue... At my colour selection appointment I chose a grey looking splashback for the kitchen to match my grey and white theme.…
This looks like water damage from a leaking roof, if the marks are separated by a stud that further confirms that is would be water damage, coming from the inside of the…
Extension or Build
My other half and I are trying to work out wether to purchase the house we currently rent and extend or purchase a block and build?Country Vic.
I've seen those before, Waldorf. As long as your dog can jump up and through that seems like a good way of doing it. I gather cutting the round hole in the glass is…
Porter davis build out of zone
Hi guys, just wondering how far out of build zone you have been able to build your house. We are looking to build past bannockburn/Geelong.
Superior Building Group Experience
For legal reasons I will not mention their names here. After a few months of back and forth they have sort of come to the party a fixed a few of the issues but there are…
May 02, 2017 10:50 am
Overcapitalizing on Landscaping?
There are a lot of variables to landscaping. A lot depends on the neighbouring properties and also the market value of the property. If you were talking a $1M suburban…
Shale Grey vs Surfmist
We have our colour appointment today.
We are looking at PGH Grey Stone Brick.
With a POSSIBLY Shale Grey Roof. Basalt Gutters and unsure whether to have basalt fascia…
Changes after CDC approval
Construction plans are to follow the approved CDC drawings unless the Certifier (Council or PCA) has approved the variation.
I'm not quite sure what made the…
Concrete Piers Have now been…
excessive water pooling under house
Thanks heaps for your reply and advice I definitely will do so.....do you know if this is a common concern with slopping blocks/ houses that have had extensions?
Breaks in Drainage Pipe
Thank you for the clear explanation of the different tests. Very useful for planned re:CCTV. Knowing what is and is not being done.
And this time I'll be using a…
Apr 29, 2017 5:07 am
Total Joint Finish on exterior?
Hi, I just found out from someone that my current builder is using Boral Total Joint Finish on the outside on the blueboard & supposedly you can't? And used Cornice cement…
They may be sewerage access points. They should get cut down to ground level once that has been established. If that's what they are you'll be grateful for them if you…
PCI inspection by private inspector
The PCI is generally a condition inspection, so the report provides an opinion on the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. The report at a…
Misinterpretation of window
Things can be recorded as a contract variations after signing, but if you did not get a response and have no evidence trail showing that you didn't get what you asked for,…
Hi All, Has anyone used capital Building Contractors in Balwyn Victoria? Thanks
A little late I presume...
Weather strips will be used to seal all gaps around your doors, if not, get it done.
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Apr 24, 2017 1:57 pm
I will ask them to do that. It is very helpful to have all this comments from experts.
Apr 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Moving Stormwater Kerb Connection
I am putting in a new crossover for my house, but found out that I may need to move the stormwater connection from the house to the kerb (maybe by 30-50cm) to accomodate…
Question about old houses
New poster here.
I have a question about a lot of unrestored old houses that I see in Vic / Tas that I'm hoping someone can clarify.
When I say 'old' I mean…
I'm not a builder but here's what I think. The effort put into securing it to the floor is proportionate to the value of the contents
You'll need to try to get it over a…
Apr 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Help with living room design
I had thought about that, problem is most L-shaped couches are a bit too long on the side that would run down the middle. I don't want to block the pathway, so the side…
Apr 19, 2017 5:42 am
can anyone please tell me or show me what it should look like inside your electrical box on a new house
Gutters and downpipe requirements
First few things I said to my Draftsman /architect was, want a really good drainage system and extra downpipes put in, 3_4 more than required, have seen way too many water…
Apr 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Land Insurance before build starts?
The conveyancing company told me about it when I bought a block. There are countless ways for someone to injure themselves and then sue you. It depends on how risky you…
Apr 11, 2017 9:54 pm
Examples of 8.5m high houses
Woah! What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing MrsJM - now I just wonder if I'm going to be spoiling myself with the 8.5m.
Apr 11, 2017 12:20 am
Sometimes even a inch of missed gaulking will mean big water problems, get to ground level to check shower, also some builders only water proof shower area etc, don't do…
Apr 08, 2017 1:08 pm