Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
May 02, 2011 1:31 am
cornice and skirting...
Just trying to decide on cornice and skirting. I quite like the stepped ones, but wonder whether they shrink the rooms? I dont want square…
Was looking for some comments about placing my house on the block, would this work out ok and should I lose the North East windows on the Media…
Drowning in Roof Colour Indecision
After speaking with the builder today we have done an aboutface and are now going with Dune. A much less obvious colour. Fingers crossed it all looks good!
May 01, 2011 5:47 pm
I'm not a coffee drinker but hubby is and has mentioned he'd like to get a coffee machine. Which brands are popular or what ones should I avoid. It has to make cappucino's…
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Thermal Imaging an Termits. Is that True?
I purchased a house 4 years ago and we had a pest inspection, the house was timber, the opperator had a camera and was able to see where termits had eaten the timber…
Knocking out an interal structural wall
'Building Codes Australia provides a nationally accepted and uniform set of technical requirements for all areas of building, from design to construction. Developed by the…
How to read the ads :?
I have been looking for some duplexes through some realestate websites. I am still confused how to read these…
To follow on with installing ceiling fans where light fittings were- its very simple. As a ceiling fan retrofit, the electrician told me to buy a ceiling fan remote…
What is a building Engineering Plan?
Building engineering plans are normally plans that show services like.
heating and cooling services
Built in Vacuum
CLEANING OUT MY GREYWATER SYSTEM
I'd like to put my greywater system to rest for the winter. I've given it a basic clean but want to know if there are any recommended products that I can flush through the…
cost cutting ideas? please help
Just something to think on as well:
It's all well and good to say I'll do carpet, tiles, etc after handover, but you do have to find the cash for it yourself that way.…
competetive pricing pest control
How much is a reasonable charge for pest control in a newly built 4 bedroom single storey house in Victoria? I got a quote for $350 so…
Changing Sewerage Connection (Brisbane)
There may be some private contractors who can do the work, other than the council.
I'm in Brisbane and had to , on occassions vary finished levels of existing…
Should you pay trdadesmen for quotes
A quote must be free of any cost or obligation.
There are several reasons for this:
1) Open to abuse. I can run around town doing quotes for $50 each and just look at…
May 06, 2011 9:58 am
Commuting to CBD from Point Cook
Definitely stick with your townhouse plans. Traffic in the west is becoming a nightmare; actually most of Melbourne is, but the west in particular. I grew up in & still…
Yes I can view all the others, just not your three for some reason.
It comes up with a blue box with a white ? in it..... I…
Pool colour HELP!!
When I was talking to a pool salesman recently he recommended light bright blues colour so the pool doesn't end up like being a dark black hole in your backard, I'd…
May 06, 2011 7:35 pm
Good painter required in Gold Coast
I'm new to this site and have just come across it. I'm also new to renovating and am just about to settle on a property in Paradise Point, Gold Coast at the…
swimmning pool guidelines
We are building and live in Perth and have just had a pool installed and it had to be 1.5m from the back fence and because ours is right next to the alfresco we had to…
Change of career
I am in Victoria, but it's probably similar.
It depends what part of building you want to get into.
If you want to actually do the building you would become a carpenter,…
Drawing request by Council
Sounds like the council we are going through... quick to take your money but slow with everything else! Sorry I can't offer any help - just Good Luck & I hope it gets…
May 10, 2011 8:43 am
The last 15% isn't paid until handover. That is, the house is complete enough for you to move in. If the builder goes bust, the only problems are the odds and ends that…
May 10, 2011 10:19 am
We had quite a large area tiled which runs through multiple rooms. I believe the tiler started at the front entry, and ran one row of tiles down the entire house in a…
Sandstone - Melbourne
They're 20-something mm thick and 400 x 400. They're laid over a concrete slab - recommended for a nice even surface and less chance of everything shifting over time. The…
Fence builder in Point Cook
About 10 years ago a rental property my family had in the inner west of Melbourne needed a side fence of about 21m long.
My dad got a few quotes and the fence builder…
Does any one know of an electrician that can come out after hours to replace a downlight transformer. I have replaced the globe a week or so ago and could here the…
P/D's - Double Stoery Homes
My other half and i did a knockdown and are building the Waldorf by PD. Our block was virtually flat but had…