Show me your FRONT DOOR...
I actually wanted just a solid wood door with no glass, the one which looks like it has slats across it, but the front hallway is quite big and would have been so so dark,…
Nov 06, 2010 10:48 am
Does this bother you?
I don't have kids but the thinking behind that was more that in estates (at least mine) most people are around their 30's and have kids under ten. So in ten years you are…
i guess im lucky in the fact i am the only person using both his and hers WIR at my place, so can afford to lose the corner area as space
sounds like a great idea with…
imports from asia
got LEDs from ebay, they give up quite quick. Plus you need mare than 3 W each, otherwise you don't go anywhere (ok, good enough in floor or bedroom if you don't read).…
Help. Stormwater Drainage
Am hoping someone can help me. I am looking to purchase a relatively flat block and build a dual occupancy dwelling. It is above street level, however sewage line is…
Nov 05, 2010 10:09 pm
Cost to re-roof in colorbond
I just built an extension approx 12 sq and I did roof myself (got friend plumber to sign off) in Vic, materials cost under $2k, I am no expert but that sounds expensive -…
Nov 06, 2010 6:20 pm
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Verandah roof leaking near house
You can purchase that foam from the same supplier where the laserlite was purchased. It is sometimes shaped to match the roof profile and it seals those gaps
Nov 07, 2010 1:38 pm
Thanks to Lisanne, my new fave is http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/
Cheaps books, free shipping, love it!
Sorry it's not housey stuff, but I did buy some cookbooks
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Nov 07, 2010 9:55 pm
A friendly stonemason in Melbourne?
There are two that i would recommend.
Attila's Natural Stone & Tiles Pty Ltd
Unit 4 / 1764 Hume HwyCampbellfieldVIC3061
This stone comes from Turkey, has…
Building Over Sewer Main
Is there not an Easement or Caveat detailing the sewer main? If so, there would be the restrictions as to what can be laid on top of the sewer main. At a minimum it would…
FHOG and deposits
My house and land is only $356000 and I was only required to save $9000 as I could then use my FHOG and my savings as my 5% deposit (with Suncorp). One recommendation is…
help with gutters and fasica colour
Hi Kiwi,I have been following Dee build.She teamed her windows with Surfmist roof/gutters etc looks great.I am having bushland for roof.If I can't get white birch,my…
Modern style parapet
I am hoping that you may be able to help me out ........
My wife & I are currently making our way thru a list of considerations in reference to our home…
What do you want in/out of a park??
I like the idea of equipment for different ages. The Strand in Townsville has different sections (spaced well from each other) for different ages. The one for the littlies…
Site Costs Involving Site Fall
I have 1.1m fall (left to right) within building area, 1.2m fall at front and 8m set back to achieve driveway gradient. My site cost is 11K plus. i am building…
washing machine on floorboard
We puchased a special base for the frontloader when we bought the machine, same brand,works really well. It is about 400mm high, has some storage, stops the vibrations…
Check your demolition contract. Someone on this forum got charged $40,000 when the concrete filled the sewer.
Clothesline/Clothes Rack questions
Weigh up future needs (ie family-sized washing…
Cost of block survey for extension
Wait till you have to get your building permit and all the things that 'pop up' then.
For us it was the restablisment survey, energy report, easement reports,…
New door handles - fitting
Good point about the router, I guess it's the chisel. It is just going to take a long time to get the result I want with 8…
Nov 11, 2010 9:00 pm
Concreting problem - My rights?
Can you see if reo mesh has been used?
Check the side of the slab there may be a bit of it exposed or perhaps shine a tourch into the crack.
What colour for soffit and down pipes?
We have our roof colour, and downpipes the same colour, so I'd be inclined to do a charcoal downpipe - but it would stand out on your bricks - and you don't…
Small shed question
oh I'm a shortie, even the 1.68 M would leave some room above my head.
Maybe my husband would need to duck a bit, though.
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House Raising - Brisbane
Has anyone had experience with house raising in Brisbane and are there unforeseen pitfalls?
Any information would be appreciated. We are not new to renovating, but are…
Problem with easement
david, thanks for your response.
yes, the existing access driveway is technically a part of the titled land, so your first proposal is correct.
the vendor doesn't want…
What websites have you used for any ideas on building and renovating?
I'm sure we all have our favourites and would love to share with many…
Decking over Concrete
In most cases even securing the deck to the concrete is not required, 30m2 will weigh a few hundred kilos when assembled.
Any tips for a 1st timer
Hi 1st timer - i'm actually a building broker myself so take this advice as you please.
If you're looking for a standard home design then value for…
Mark Tuckey could be an option - I believe they do custom work. Not cheap, but lovely.