Help - who can make us a decent corrugated iron fence?!?
**NB - ALSO POSTED IN "OUTDOOR LIVING" Our neighbours are keen to replace the adjoining fence which is around 40 metres long. We would prefer a non-paling fence and they…
Waterproofing bathroom - recommendations - melb??
Thanks so much Leighton. We have (hopefully!!) someone contacting us Friday with a view to coming to quote on Saturday. If they don't follow through, I'll be back in…
Making building cheaper by doing demolition / tree removal
I work for a builder and have seen what you have described a number of times. When you sign up for a build, and the builder will organize a surveyer to create a plan on…
Council asking for cars to exist the garage forwards
That is correct. Prices for traffic engineers can vary, so it is a good idea to get a few quotes. Also, always look at what you are getting for a like to like comparison.…
Section 96 DA Amendment - how much can you change?
A section 96 or " modification to a consent " means minor changes to an approved DA where the changes are consistent with the original DA. Usually if the changes are minor…
Builder's damage outside construction site.
The builder will sometimes take a deposit from you to cover things like that. Most builders will put it in the pci report and get the council to fix it. Either way just…
Neighbours permission to build on the boundary?
I agree with Skyzie85, If you build over the boundary it can be very costly to fix. Survey of the block next to us shows that the front fence is 4m into the road reserve…
Maybe CLB Dune with First Snow- there's a pic in the link below on page 3. I think it would look great with woodland grey. http://www.solverpaints.com.au/diy/Colo ... 0Final.pdf
Robomaid - how do they go with pet hair and which brand?
I bought mine about 6 months ago on a spreet deal $249 (i actually bought 2 of them one for the office and one for home) The Office one gets used once a week and we dont…
What can I use to get paint off scurting boards and laminate
What do you think makes a house feel 'special'?
something as simple as the shape/style of windows makes a big difference and may not cost any extra to change. so many houses have just a plain square window on the front…
What is the stuff called to finish off undereaves to brick??
Each builder is different. Some don't put anything, some only use something to finish where the external render meets the eave/hardiflex. Some may use quad, Scotia,…
What are the top 10 builder or companies in Australia?
I just want to find who they are, and send my resume to them, hope to get start in this industry.
New Porter Davis display opening at Mernda Villages, Mernda
If you are looking to build, make some time to come down to Mernda Villages this Saturday, December 1, to see some new great new Porter Davis home designs and new World of…
NEED ADVISE EXTERIOR HOUSE COLOUR & TO STAIN OR PAINT DOORS
Dulux Malay grey is a dark grey with brown undertones. It looks lovely, and I think would look fantastic with white trims/doors. The darker colour in the same tones as…
Wall mounted TV - considerations during new build
Also - plumbed fridges. We have 2. So I've had a capped outlet set-up in the build - very cheap - and ready for the fridge - one in kitchen and one in garage. Hiring a…
concrete slabs, clay soils & water pipes (novice questions)
Usually H & C water pipes and gas pipes are run after the builder has all the timber framed walls up and trusses on for the roof. These are usually notched into the studs…
Slab Edge Dampness - Qs about footings, moisture barriers
No worries. I'm at work now so will try and get some tonight.
thin concrete topping to old balcony sub floor?
I need to pour a balcony topping floor over an existing sub floor and looking for product/materials advice. Its an older house, so when i have pulled up some old decking…
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