We are building a Henley Home in Mernda Victoria and was wanting to know if anyone knows of a good fencing contractor?? We have to use colorbond as it a rule of…
Finish dishwashing tablets
Haven't tried that yet... Will do that tomorrow. We are renting back the house we sold and the dishwasher is old and cruddy.
low pressure with hot water
If your cold is affected, then it would be the filter on your meter, but if its your hot and its happening to all taps its one of three things.
1. like someone else said,…
Brick Clean - Prior To Handover ??
^ what she said
It can be done and it should be done if it's bothering you. The only thing is, often they don't take care and then use too strong a wash and then do…
Fence and Landscape
We have both our fences up now and whilst one side remained fence less for some time awaiting the neighbour to sign the appropriate documents we did find it easier for…
Where is the quality?
Quality starts with documentation and management and each of these take time and are tedious.
What I have found is that many people try to take a shortcut on these…
Sep 22, 2010 2:00 pm
Garden bed over vents
Luckily you posted here first. We have had severe issues in the past with houses which had dirt - and one with concrete! - laid higher than the weep holes. You will have…
Nov 01, 2011 9:42 pm
Waffle Pod Slab Height?
I am building with Simonds, and Intrax do the engineering designs for slab
I asked to raise finished floor level of porch 150mm as neighbour potrch
They came up…
Our build / reno
We are doing an extension of our existing house in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney. We are also embarking on a reno of the old bit of the house. Our old blog is…
building on a boundary.
I'm going through this at the minute.
In my council (Maroondah, Vic) you ca build
A. 150mm off the boundary. NO more, NO less. This means that you guttering will…
Tilers near Wyndham Vale, Melbourne
For our investment property at Wyndham Vale, we would like to install tiles in the kitchen (approx 9sq meters).
Can anyone recommend me a good tiler/installer around the…
I don't imagine the posties like those 'lift-the-flap' mailboxes - instead of just slowing down and poking it in the hole, they have to stop and use both hands to open and…
How to hook in a 2nd tank?
Connect the overflow of the first tank to the second tank and then connect the overflow of the second tank to the drain. When the first tank is full it will then start to…
Rezoning a block and building on it
Thanks for the help, it seemed so daunting a task, the property we live on currently has nothing owing as it is an equity manager type of account, but feel that instead of…
Sep 26, 2010 11:40 am
Ladder Trusses/Lace Trusses
I am looking to use a ladder/lace truss for the roof of my living room. The roof/ceiling will rake to the north where the main glazing will be.
Reason's I want to…
Clean up of house
Do you have some tips about siding repair??I’m planning to improve my house and repair all those furniture that has been damage.
I already got some ideas at
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…