Neighbour's driveway intrudes on my block
The council usually has to sign off on crossovers/driveways before they are built. If they did and the placement is wrong it will be up to council to fix. If they didn't…
I gather you are referring to plaster glass ceilings.
If possible get up in the ceiling and cut most of the straps that are holding the ceiling up. then give the ceiling a…
fence and boundary
Ah, well in that case I'd just chat to your neighbour first... see what they say?
Downlights - risk of fire?
Good to just to keep out the crap that blows in from the roof through the gaps let alone make things safer
Painting Bungle - Help Wanted
i see what you mean, mecha-wombat, paint stores dont 'push' this product, more than any other, however im sure most diy'ers would live with the smell/turps cleanup, if…
Residential Land buying guide
Check with someone close by to determine what class of slab was required, and if there was much rock that had to be removed. This will give you a rough idea of what…
if your going with boral have a look at "Le Mesa" we found them to be very nice
Zinc or graphite bricks???
We are using Graphite bricks as a feature on the front of our place with Boral Mist as our main brick (this is a grey colour) Surfmist…
Hi All, We are looking at building in WA (the vines). The block is 1950 and has a number of large trees. Can anyone give any indication of site works. Also has anyone…
Sep 28, 2010 11:34 pm
decking lights for concrete
dependant on budget, you can core drill, insert a sleeve and use 12v, if this is a possible path Moonbeam garden lighting in Narre Warren have 12v halogen to suit this application
Colorbond pricing in sydney
Hi Thanks for your input.
I'm sure the price will be split with the neighbour.
When you said "obstruction", is it like vine growing throughout the fence?
Is the cost of…
Wrong house location
Would have been nice if the error was the other way so you got a 5.4 m front yard and a 5.0 m backyard (or better still 4 m front and 6.4 m back). I would be asking for…
Sep 30, 2010 12:41 pm
Ours is stencilled concrete, been down for a year, no…
Sep 30, 2010 7:06 pm
Botched Excavation - Help!
Thanks for feedback everyone. I am still going to try and get the excavator to fix it. Will keep you posted as to the outcome.
Our builder charged us $350 per wardrobe, except for master because it had two sets of draws $700, it may be worth at least making the inquiry through your builder…
Issues with Getting a tree removed
The more I hear about trees the less inclinded I am to plant trees that will have a canopy of 5m or more or be substantial.
Council tree preservation orders make things…
For those who needed plans endorsed
Our process started in December last year - we are now at the very last thing (which is just procedure, all has been approved as previously mentioned). It's taken us 10…
Expansion Joints in Coffered Ceiling
Having never heard of a coffered ceiling before I did a bit of googling. I would think that if any expansion joints are needed they could be very easily hidden behind the…
Building on a 220 k budget Necastle area
I had a look at EB website. Their “package” price for the Saville 25 is $205K, which includes standard sitecosts, standard BASIX, standard flooring, standard etc.
Extra electrical costs
Foxtel cable and 2 additional phone to suite - $120
Install 6 Stair lights (G840L attached) with LED lamps - $750
Remove 4 LV lights - $-400
2 lights with…
Size of dishwashers and ovens - universal?
Generally, the differences are very minimal, but if I was re-designing a kitchen I would make sure that I made adequate space for the dishwasher that I wanted. You would…
Cabinet maker for small laundry job?
we did our own with bunnings flatpax cabinets and ikea benchtop, with tapware from plumbtec. the trickiest bit of ours was chasing the walls and getting the taps moved,…
Oct 04, 2010 11:49 pm
Nearly there too
Floor sanded and kitchen powered tomorrow
New floating floor goes in Tuesday
Kitchen appliances in Wednesday
Then just need skirts paints…
advise needed ASAP
If you're neighbour payed cash and did not get a receipt there is no record of payment (of that half)!
Oct 04, 2010 10:01 am
Underground Water Tank
I was searching for this the other night, but wanted it under the driveway as we only have a 1000 sqm block ... I know this company is in Brisbane, but just thought I'd…
Winter Gas Bill
Ours was $300 for 2 adults & 2 kids under 3. Gas cooktop and bonair gas heater gas is also used to heat our water.
Signing of building contracts
If your block is going to be titled in a few weeks then you will have no problems.
Our last house we signed the building contracts in November 2007 and the land did…
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Dulux Ecru combinations
I've had a slight change of heart about my colour combinations ...... now looking for an orange that would compliment ecru. Short list is Dulux Spice of Life or Red Terra…
Bi-fold Doors and Insects - Help Please
At the home expo few months ago we saw these retractable fly sceens. They are mounted in a vertical roller that live on one end of the doors, and then pretty much wind out…
Curtains for colonial style windows
My friend has similar style windows and has put up Austrian Blinds throughout her house (although she has decorated the whole place in a traditional/country style). They…
Fence Extenders for Wooden Fence
Thanks for that! At least I now know there is extenders for wooden fences.
They don't really look to pleasing on the eye, especially with that long bit that hangs down…
What are you sick of seeing?
That annoys me too, especially when the plan beside "from 130K" is the fully spec'd version, not the budget version
Oct 06, 2010 1:48 pm
ok thanks, also would anyone know what is the first home buyers grant these days if there still is one, thanks Ryan