Would you rent & save or stay & pay????
Well our situation bit different, but we asked our current bank if they'd lend us enough to build and keep our property as a rental. They told us $12k mortgage insurance…
Second story extension
If I were to put on a second story do I have to pack up my entire house so nothing is ruined in the renovation? Is it possible at all to live in…
Knock down and rebuild, where to start?
We are doing much the same - knocked down everything except for 3 bedrooms which have just about been gutted.
It's overwhelming isn't it This is the first time we've…
Ventura homes (WA)
Hey ya! You will definately get the most value from the promo by going with the Essa Stone benchtops. In terms of value its actually worth the most. What colour you…
Hi there, we asked the same question but really got no replies. I have since met a lady in playgroup whom had hers built by them and sais they were wonderful and she's…
Timber Fencing - Syd
Lap'n'cap in treated pine 1.8 meters high works out approx $38 per metre for materials (included morticed posts for 3 rails) without concrete or fastners.
Not sure if…
Dust, wood shavings and more!
Yes the tiler will sweep before laying tiles. Our house got swept a couple of times during the build, but only a rough job and we had the mud in the frame too.
not sure if this helps, but i asked a similar question in a different…
Sep 10, 2009 10:55 am
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The garden should not be up against the fence whether it be treated or hardwood or even Colorbond. Some sort of retaining needs to be in place
Tiles in PD Lisbon Epping
Good memory S&P - Yep they were, but it all became too much $$ so they downgraded to something more affordable, they are very happy with their choice
dishwasher and kettle trip circuit
Thanks very much for the further info.
Cabinfever, thank goodness the oven itself is on its own circuit (stove is gas). But with dishwasher, rangehood, and ALL powerpoints…
Just a funny question
With the increase of electricity in nsw going up 22% I would have thought a window
would save you money in the long run, no light or fan need during daylight.
Plush Furniture Opinions?
Thanks for the heads up about Collins. We went ahead and ordered from plush (have been lusting after this for 6 months! and saved close to $1000 on retail) but we will…
Problems receiving mails in new estate...
Silly postie still at the pub . Even at new estates the mail should still be delivered no problem check your redirection there may be an issue and Aust Post won't do…
Make sure you check everything and hassle them all the time remember they are not your friends you are the boss trear them like crap check yuor house every one to two…
Sep 13, 2009 12:27 am
Owner Builder novice
What cost saving could i expect if I owner build and ran the project myself as opposed to going to a boutique builder? House build would be around 450K with a…
when does a carport become a garage
doubt that council would ever be bothered about checking everyone's yards to see if they have any unapproved structures. The issues come up when you plan…
Whirlpool washing machines
Our Simpson washing machine broke down after 13 MONTHS
Under warranty and we got it fixed for free but took 5 weeks to do so - was heartily sick of the local…
Sep 13, 2009 5:08 pm
Sep 14, 2009 10:13 am
Rude salesperson at Homeworld
it's really sad isnt it?
I experienced this first hand too earlier this year when i was trying to find a builder.
I blame this on my youthful appearance (Hahaha jk) like…
Study power keeps tripping..
When I was a little kid I found a device in my dad's electrical equipment box - you plug it into a power point and it lights up to tell you if there's any problem with it.…
Stamped concrete on alfresco slab
based on not a lot of info
you'd be best to remove the existing slab for 2 reasons;
1. you can retain exsting FFL's and maintain clearances for DPC and weep holes
We're in a reno cluster too. Like you we're in a good location but full of period homes that are heritage protected. Add onto that the affluent nature of our neighbours…
Design help needed!
Slightly OT & a quick hijack for the uninitiated and now back on track
Leigh & kate have you done anything?
Range hood tradie????
The electrician will install the rangehood, and its best to get a roof plumber to duct it externally if you want to make sure its done properly
We had a mould issue in our closet. Clothes were all mouldy ( even the ones hanging up)... pillows up the top of the closet were ruined and had to be thrown out.
Putting up colorbond fence
I'm needing to replace one of my boundary fences soon as it is starting to fall over, and we now have a couple of puppys that will soon be able to find ways…
Electrical question - Vic
2.5mm 2c + e seems pretty small.
The electrical contractor needs to work out maximum demand and must also take into account …
Sep 17, 2009 8:30 am
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Cost of a single gable carport
Can anyone provide an apporximate cost for a single gable carport. The carport will be 3.6 * 6 meters, gabled to match the existing house, weatherboard clading at the…
our next door (vacant land) is sold recently, but take 90 days to settle, the previous owner understandably didn't want to pay for the fence, directs us to…