Any alternatives to subdivision reticulated sewerage clause?
Normally means connection to the town system.
Changing plans to an issued Complying Development Certificat
Hi everyone, first time poster. We recently had a complying development certificate issued and now need to make some changes to the design and finish I have a builder…
double storey - anyone replaced cladding with brick?
Thanks for your advice guys. I've been told that the balmoral is a different design and has more brickwork on the top floor as standard compared to…
If you had to pull of country/hamptons but needed to use bri
I'm not a huge fan of render either. I like tiles as a feature, especially ones with texture, or that stacked stone stuff. Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck
Timber for decks - to composite or not to composite
I’m so glad I dug up this to post a picture that has made me changed my mind about composite. Thanks saint mike. Haven’t laughed so much for a while about my deck…
Starting new build from scratch. Mernda Sloping land
Hi, the house will be east facing, with minimal windows on the north side. we have decided to use double glazing in commercial frames. Hoping the house will be extremely…
Questions regarding building quality of new home
Building is like a box of chocolates Never know what you are going to get... even with the same builder - different trades and different supervisors on site (or meant or…
Considering colour choices for outdoor living areas.
I see some folks getting great advice on colour schemes for their new home builds, however I just want to point out that it could be helpful to also consider any future…
Clause in contract about independent inspections
If you builder is asking for 2 weeks to rectify after inspection reports Are they ok with you delaying stage payments for these 2 weeks? Will they respond in writing to…
Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)
Definitely stick to the north to rear block! It’s more energy efficient. We have an easement running along our back fence as well. Can’t build anything on it ,…
Civil/Structural Engineeering Design and Project Management
@Sameer Ramgoolam Check out There is a lot out there
Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?
I recently washed my decks down using Intergrain Reviva. I accidentally splashed some of the Intergrain Reviva on painted surfaces – the surface painted in a lighter…
Which side of block will receive more sunlight
Yep, as others have stated, Block B is the best, as it's north to rear. Block A, north to front, is the worst orientation you can have. This is because a large double…
Scratched powder coated windows and chipped tiles.
The scratches on frames are easy touch ups. Mine were scratched worse than this. The swollen window sill makes me wonder what’s going on underneath
Building new house - Provence or Traditional
Provence looks expensive especially since it’s a flat roof system. Flat roof is also more likely to cause you problems in the long run. However it does look better. Is…