building-expertShould I need a pest control for a brand new home ?
27 February 2017
Regardless of termite protection, annual inspections are essential because Termites can breach or go around termite barriers. It is essential to detect Termite activity…
JokerSinkhole, problem resolving and finding expert
23 February 2017
Thought that sites like rubbish tips always had problems, such as methane gas leaks and that ground movement's were common, sounds like your current problems are moderate…
SaveH2ONeighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!
21 February 2017
I would love to see their 'guidelines". PM me the link if you like.
1960sModernistHomeBuilding a house with the option to add a townhouse later?
19 February 2017
Yes sorry I just assumed you meant two detached houses. If the land is big enough to do two detached houses then I would do that, your return will be substantially higher…
boo creekBuilding a Brick Veneer Extension. Questions for a Brickie
18 February 2017
This is the Eastern side of my house extension. I have a brick base wall & piers, and am setting up my RHS bearers and joists. I have galvanized ant capping for the piers,…
Emerald HillsHow to get the land you want in a estate
15 February 2017
I am sorry to hear you are having difficulty with obtaining land in your area. If you are purchasing land direct from the developer you should be notified of the day and…
ausdesignNeighbors Extension appears very high
14 February 2017
There are clauses in part 4 of the Victorian Building Regulations relating to overlooking & overshadowing neighbours windows and 'private open spaces'. These should have…
Foddy77Prepping external bare brick wall for tiling
12 February 2017
Chasing some tiling wisdom, tips and tricks from the tiling community... I have an external 2x bare brick wall 3m high x 2.1m wide double brick that I need to prepare for…
AlthomProblems due to metropolitan housing density
10 February 2017
Councils and Planning Authorities in all states are doing stupid things. Our estate has lots of narrow roads with many blind corners and there's nowhere to park
Our Build123Can I change a brick veneer wall to double brick?
8 February 2017
Anything is possible, but that would cost an absolute bomb, not worth considering. Most tradesmen would probably tell you it can't be done as well. Kind Regards James…
Mclaren77Dispute with Real Estate Agent regarding Painting
7 February 2017
Ex Property manager here, I've seen walls like this many times, usually it's a problem with the cement walls being damp which causes the paint to blister and crack. The…
emle_25Attic conversion in WA - anyone here done this?
3 February 2017
Hi We have just had a storage attic installed in Caversham. We used andy from A1attics he was very competitive on price and open to my ideas. We also had a whirly bird…
Sutherland484Demolition on council strip and liability
1 February 2017
Hi, We have been told by the builder to demolish the driveway to the curb, ie on the council land, as well as all our house etc. The demolition companies we are getting…
occxlr8edAdding Value: Laundry to 2nd Bathroom
29 January 2017
Just want your opinions before we commit. Currently a 3 Bedroom Unit: See plan below: https://i2.au.reastatic.net/2126x1102-r ... rplan1.jpg I am thinking to create a…
Saint MikeNeighbour's letter box on boundary line
28 January 2017
Does it matter ? Unless its an ugly construction - it might be a silly thing to argue about - especially with a neighbour ... BUT - if its awful you can always grow a…
Patches OhoolihanCertificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
23 January 2017
Hi Navi, hope you don't mind me asking a similar question on your post. Has anyone completed Cert IV in construction Estimating?