If you contact your local council they have all that information. We picked up a couple of flyer sheets they had.
We are just going through the process now (fibreglass…
Balcony balustrade suggestions...
Yea thought so...I'm think I'm over the wires look at the moment anyway, and steering away from glass..maybe just a nice wood panel or similar..also need to redo a side…
Builder recoomendations please
Hi, unlike my project if you're building in a new estate you can build with pretty much any major volume builders.
I don't know anyone who built with them - in fact I…
Builder for Reno Recommendation?
Can anyone recommend a builder who works in the Fitzroy North area for a renovation to a Victorian terrace?
Yes - I know word of mouth is supposed to be the best, but the…
Mar 11, 2010 6:37 pm
Fire Regulations '10/30'
We applied for a planning permit in 2009 before the fire regulation 10/30 (clear Trees & shrubs 10 metres from house/ Clear shrubs 30 metres from house without a…
Mar 12, 2010 11:27 am
Need to reselect bricks- help!!
I like Vic Blue best but I am biased. Blue Rio is nice too. The domino bricks would be nice too but not sue how it'll look with the windows.
Mar 14, 2010 12:38 am
Costs of reblocking and re pinning
I live in outer south-east melbourne, and i have a 13 square home.
I think i need to get either reblocking or repinning work done.
Does anybody know ballpark figures…
What colour to paint the fence???
I'm not sure I'd bother if you're planting in front anyway. Is it a standard paling fence or lap and cap? Do the neighbours have gardens yet? I know people who've been…
Hi all, not sure if this is the right place for this question?
I need to get a new zinc iron roof put on my place. However, because I live out of town I'm finding it…
Problem with Birds (Cockatiels)
I'm thinking that maybe you could start with some chicken wire, fashion up a cage yourself and place it over the evap cooler. If this doesn't deter them, maybe you need…
Asbestos in Eaves
The asbestos website put up by our local government says asbestos is likely in houses built prior to 1985.
Mar 15, 2010 6:20 pm
Mar 15, 2010 11:02 pm
House built in wrong spot
The offer went unconditional before they started questioning it, so their motivations are unclear.
We have legal representation waiting in the wings if it comes to it,…
Our soil tests came back M-D on a flat block of land and site costs have come to around $12,000. We were originally quoted $8.500 but the found some fill on the corner of…
Well all builders have thier own share of complaints, and have thier complements as well. As I said It all depends on our luck what will happen with our…
Mar 17, 2010 9:35 am
Mar 18, 2010 11:50 am
Building with Ventura Homes
That sounds extremely specced out to me
We having the builder do the shell and most the things we cant/wont do later. Then doing all flooring etc ourselves, will which…
Structural engineer/ wall removal
Can anyone recommend a structural engineer in Sydney to see if a wall can be removed in a strata unit??
Has anyone had an internal brick wall removed if so what was the…
good onya donuts! like to know when the good bargains are around...
I spent a bit in Laura Ashley today, they have 25% of everything (cept furn) over next four days…
builders in Adelaide using Hebel
I thought I would clarify the job - it is an extension to the back of the house, dimensions are approx. 9 x 5 m, and and ensuite to the side of the house, dimensions…
why build on slab?
quick and easier.
Better process for trades. No need to get the same trades in and out.
Mar 19, 2010 12:03 pm
Mar 19, 2010 3:06 pm
Thoughtless builder tagged our house.
A supervisor for the company preparing the plumbing under the slab talked to me today, so I now know which builder is building. He said that if they used the correct…
Houses that face West
Yes... Very hot - as others have said it depends on what rooms will be there, the kind of curtains and the air conditioning etc.
Our current living room is west facing...…
enclosing a patio
Better still is have a browse of your local councils website. The info you need may well be on there. You might discover some things you can quiz a council rep about
Here's the link
Pay with cash?
We paid cash for our home, built with a project builder. It was easy. At the beginning when we signed the contract with the building company we just had to show them…
Mar 20, 2010 8:40 am