Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck
Hi there, can you explain why you would recommend these over oils? My preference is to use something that isn't exactly staining the deck with a pre-mixed shade. I'm…
Split Timber post on alfresco
Check with your Council building Surveyor, the builder will require
an Engineer to certify the structural adequacy of the post. BTW, it will be cheaper for him…
Jul 31, 2018 6:21 pm
Holbrook Homes Independent Inspectors.
It would be your thread with a suitable thread title, something like "Builder's Contracts. Awareness Needed Before Signing!" or similar.
I started one on Performance…
Interior design software
MagikTour is a 3D visualization solution which helps to visualize images or plans created by Architects and also capture and describe them in detail. It…
Gutters & Downpipes
It wouldn't be worth the hassle of fighting over it anyway. Are you on stormwater drainage or soak wells? If it is a real hassle having a connection done, maybe you could…
Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector
The BS employs the BI.
In Victoria, it is legislated that the new home buyer appoints the BS. See the VBA website for details.
As per building expert's succinct post,…
First home costs?
I love Gainsborough plus the blocks are totally flat. We are just going to have a chat with some builders tomorrow and try to have a quote from…
Unfinished Construction Site Next Door
I am after some advice regarding options with my neighbours property.
We live in a new housing estate & have been in our house 4 years. Our neighbour started…
Jul 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Short term Lease Sydney
Not so much of a building question but a how to live while building question. We will have a period from January through to end of March (fingers crossed,all…
Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm
New Build Gold Coast
Why would you deposit and engage with a builder without discussing floor plans and design first.
Sorry but for me does not makes sense. Maybe you can teach me here something.
Jul 25, 2018 10:14 pm
I am in the hunt for a single colorbond garage and have recently been given a quote from Best Sheds which are around 30% cheaper that the opposition.
Jul 25, 2018 12:42 pm
New House Design Suggestion
Hi Jeff! This is the first time I have been commenting here, although I read the threads all the time. But this time I couldn’t resist and I had to…
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Tarnish on metal balusters on deck
Try a non scratch scourer if you are scrubbing it off.
Autosol metal polishes from Bunnings are brilliant. Put some cream on, it does the heavy work then doesn’t need…
Jul 22, 2018 9:37 am
cost of peiring and rock removal
OT...They can excavate and extract gold in the
for $150/m2 at 3grms/m3 and still make a profit
When the mine closes they should transfer to Sydney an…
Keystart Refinance Times
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Hi there KD1sthome,
It is great to hear you are ready to submit your application. If it is through a broker, then they could give…
Hickinbotham offer timber bench tops?
Unfortunately I work stupid hours. So I haven’t got the chance to go down to the gallery.
But do Hickinbotham/ Statesman do solid timber bench tops? I like stone but…
How much to build this
You will save very little
as the Concretor will become a nominated Subcontractor, so the builder won't pass on saving
Generally concretor is 8% Of the contract, if the…
Rosenthal Sunbury site costs
Site costs can vary, more Info required?
Size house Contour, Geotech report, engineering,display or custom build?
As an update, we swapped the 'win21' door for Corinthian's 'Backdoor No.6' which is stained wood on the bottom and glass on the top. I hope that this will be easier to cut…
Quick question, when a slab has been trimmed back, should it be sealed? We had a few sections of the slab that protruded outside of the frame, some sections have…
You also need to consider that volume builders have a maximum fall that they can build on. I think it is a maximum of maybe 2 to 3 meters. Any higher than that then the…
Jul 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Cool room panel question
I want to install a cool room panel wall between two brick walls (basically enclosing an alcove to make a store room outside).
The space is 3100 high and the panels come…
Bit of a time waster, but....
Display homes & Fake Interiors Renderings are now build within hours by computers
Unfortunately the Engineering & Costings are not always accurate always ask for Data and…
Overflow pipe too short
I'd have bought a complete hose - but an extension should be OK.
I just don't like additional "joins" - potential "leak" points.
Attached granny flat with new build
Hi, we are planning our build and would like to incorporate an attached (under the same roof) granny flat to rent out in the short term and house family in down the track…
Tribeca Homes Sydney north west area
We will soon be starting our construction with Tribeca Homes, and building as first time home buyers in North West Sydney, however, we haven’t been able to…
The important bits are the RGB values and the LRV value. These determine what shade and how deep the colour is.
Dulux Tranquil Retreat is…
Site Works and Preliminary Cost Estimates
Lol, cost of concrete itself creates a small difference.
E.g. if you have 30 m3 of concrete in your slab and you pay $300 per m3 (which is on a very high side in NSW),…