Reversed Bathtub Taps
Should I push for the builder to dig through the walls and reinsert the pipes to the proper taps? Does the builder have the…
Fencing Regulations 50/50?
It would sort of depend on how good your relationship with the neighbour is and whether they think it's necessary to replace that "thing' which you don't think should be…
New person here needing some help.
By what you have said I would try and sell it and either buy something newer or build a new home. Old homes can be very expensive to renovate and you can get things like…
renovate new unit
Hi Mrs B...
So sorry for the delay... I have finally put some before and after photos up of our reno... please see the thread in my…
Apr 28, 2010 8:00 am
Rain gardens are becoming popular:…
How much are these worth?
Thanks Melrich. First two were in line with my thinking but the last one is interesting - I didn't think it would be that high. Should I ebay them?
Can someone please tell me if this off-white thing connecting the started to the bulb is called a 'starter holder'?
And where can I get it one of these? Mine…
Shelf-Life of Paint
Ok so I'm not a painter but I have used paint that is a couple of years old with no problems. As long as you store it correctly and give it a real good stir. It sounds…
Scott Park Homes Announcement
Please find below an announcement by Scott Park Homes:
As a reputable builder we welcome comments being posted by our clients to discuss…
Foundation Class at The Ponds, NSW
I am not an engineer by any means but when you think about how the piers are being done at the moment I am not sure how much they would really help.
I have yet to see…
Good size living room??
Our plan is currently 25sqm and probably more than enough space, my current living room is about 20sqm and is a good size.
Apr 29, 2010 8:12 pm
Size of Games Room
A "pub" pool table is 6 foot x 3 foot, and you'll want enough room around the perimeter to swing a 4 foot 10 inch (standard) pool cue - 5 foot each side is preferable. So…
Thanks, that's been very helpful.
What is your opinion on other wall cladding types such as corrugated iron/colorbond, and rendered surfaces such as cement sheeting,…
Electrical Specs - How many power points?
In a domestic situation, the amount of gpo's you can have on a circuit is unlimited ( as stated in as/nzs 3000 regulations )...BUT you wouldnt wire it like this.…
Apr 30, 2010 1:37 pm
We're building with Dale A and get R3.0 as standard. I *think* most builders would have the same? Ask your consultant for a spec sheet for the standard inclusions.. quite…
Should we move our Water Tank?
Well there would be around 0.8m of space to go around it, I am hoping that should be enough as we are not planning on using that space for anything else.
Adding room above garage
I'm in a similar position (that's why I'm browsing here). I'm in Casey (Vic) and since the garage is right on the boundary, I spoke with council. They seemed to think I…
silkwood floating floorboard
Yes, only glue was used. Its boral tassie oak. Very nice but easy to scratch. Got a two side fridge and had to change water filter behind the fridge against the wall few…
Buying a fireplace in Brisbane
we are thinking about putting a wood burning fireplace into the home we are building. We want to go and talk to someone who knows about them. But I have no idea who to go…
Canopy vs Built In Rangehoods
Thanks for your opinions. I guess another thing that we have to consider is that we do not have any windows in our kitchen so the rangehood has to be a strong one. But,…
Land Excavation On Sloped land.
1) Have some plans in mind but nothing definate.
Ok, first suggestion is to get some drawings done before you dig anything. This is…
Kitchen backing onto bedroom.. Gas stove?
Do you have internal insulation, Grace?
Our ensuite backs on to our kitchen wall too - the wall in question has fridge, bench space, stove, kettle - never hear any of…
May 02, 2010 1:58 am
Just wondering if anyone knows where to purchase simular bar stool in Melbourne or Aust if they post.
This pic is from america.
If cant purchase anywhere, anyone…
Bosch cordless drill maintenance
Hi Cherub and Ed,
I actually found that technique on the web after a bit of searching, however this Bosch chuck doesn't have that large internal…
Clipsal Saturn Range Light Switches
Rubber_noggin - our electrician told us that he had to run an extra wire for us to have the LED capability on our Saturns, so am only going on that…
Porter Davis Upgrades
Also, check what stain they use (brand and specific product). The Solver product they used on our doors and windows was rubbish, and whatever the other big builders use…
Blinds Blinds Blinds
I recommend iseek blinds, we got all blinds from them and were very happy.
We got timber venetians, romans and roller blinds.
You have to measure…
May 03, 2010 10:52 am
No-one Calls Back??
You should show your location, sorry but I can'y help you because you are in WA.
May 03, 2010 12:34 pm
Are corner baths a lot more expensive?
There is an increase in price to go to the corner bath, that's providing that the standard option is only a stock standard bath. Again it all depends on the type of bath…
Sink on Island Bench
Hi mcniks I have a sink on the island and I like it because it was integral to the kitchen design. I don't do a lot of washing up either and if I…
Cost to Render in Geelong
Hi Luke, it will cost you around $45 per sq metre including paint. Sometimes a little extra if there are a few fiddley bits. I just had my house done in Ocean Grove …
Town Planning Expert
I think that things must differ from state to state.
In WA it's licenced surveyors that handle the typical subdivision process and it doesn't go to council (although they…