builders going under?
After a bit more research, I found that the BSA in QLD offers Home Warranty Protection which seems basically like insurance against your builder going under. If so,…
Feb 17, 2009 1:10 pm
With skylights does double glazing and/or good design completely prevent the heat transfer ?. I am thinking about a skylight for my butlers…
rough price on a couple of additions?
Security style doors...
Crimsafe style - $600 - $800
Standard doors with stainless mesh $300 - $400
Obscure film to bathroom window (or just keep your jocks on) $130/m2
Wood-lookalike garage doors
Excellent! I feel much more confident after seeing your colour choices It'll look really nice! I'll get samples of the wood to double check.
I just got a quote for curtain tracks from a curtain shop, for $55/m thats stainless steel with finials, including installation and GST. Does that sound…
Feb 18, 2009 9:18 pm
reading house floor plans - help!
All good plans will say
"1:100 when printed A3". Generally there is also a scale on the page too, check that with a ruler before doing anything else!
I used to work…
Duty of Care
Good luck and good on you!! Most of the big name building companies would probably play dumb and simply blame it on the contractor at the time anyway if something did…
Balustrading on an old building?
There is a new forum member here called Stumpjumper - if you look in the introductions thread you will find him. He restores old buildings so maybe he would be able to advise you.
Feb 19, 2009 2:54 pm
Brimbank gardens - Help them pick a lot
I said they would struggle, but they think they have seen a few...Burbank does a complete range of double storys starting at about $220k...
Funny they could have…
Ooops! Paint stuff up.
Sharee, reading that cheered my up. Sorry! It's good to know that I'm not the only one to make seemingly major mistakes in an area I know little about. This house building…
Moving a Piano
It would be simple enough to get some casters and build them into some home made padded piano feet. I should say piano boots as opposed to piano feet.
Build a few…
got a awesome pic from a mates install I'll post it up when he sends it to me...
does anyone know a good fencing co in or around lyndhurst? we have asked for numerous quotes for our new home and have received 1 response out of about 10 requests!!!
Feb 20, 2009 10:18 pm
question for polishing floor borads?
Thanks wake me, that what i needed to know, keep the dust from the fine sanding.
Dukekmaya- yyes hudreds of staples, debating wether to fill with putty, or just go over…
Feb 21, 2009 10:22 am
Feb 23, 2009 7:41 am
I must say
We built with PD, and we really wanted to decorate our house so it didn't look like a display - I'd rather it reflect us than PD's interior…
Feb 23, 2009 1:02 pm
$250 a week is Victorian law IIRC.
If your in any other state check the contract.
Big thing for us was horizontal light switches, we forgot to mention it in the original interview so had to pay to get them all changed afterwards. Something that is very…
More advice needed :)
Wanna, this is only what the builder told me. The soil test is valid for a limited time or something. I'm confused about it too.
haywgl, what do you mean about 7K to…
How can I paint internal brick wall?
Theres a paint out now thats an internal render paint I think its by dulux its good if you want to paint a wall and also fill in the mortar as well to give it a smooth…
Feb 23, 2009 8:32 pm
touch lamps and roller shutters
Thought I had a ghost in the house
Well this is a brand new house so no history... but then again it was built on urban regeneration…
Feb 23, 2009 9:40 pm
We had our Building Permit for our new home approved and lodged in banyule council by a surveyor. I just discovered our neighbor went to the…
patching top skirting/cornice
not sure if it has been damaged, still to have a decent look at it, appears problem is only in the living area.
DH thinks maybe previous occupants have damaged it with…
How to cut/grind slab edge ??
Just be careful with the amount of cover you'll be left with over the reinforcing. Too close to th eedge and it will prematurely rust and break out.
Boutique homes was our second choice for builder after M as we liked the floorplans better with M. I met the David you speak about at Caroline Springs and i too thought…
Engineer's inspection costs ??
85mm is possible if it's a waffle pod... Otherwise slab on ground should be 100mm unless detailed by the Engineer design...
Feb 25, 2009 12:08 am
1st Final Inspection
Make sure you find a professional inspector!
It might cost you a few hundred dollars but you will be surprised how many things they can pick up!
Removing candle wax from int. wall.
This is for wax on timber, but would be similar
Harden the wax with ice and remove as much as possible with a soft plastic scraper. Make sure you scrape…