D@n - can you help me?
Thanks so much D@n, we really appreciate it. As I said, we have not discussed colours at all but those two give us something to go by.
I'd start off by making the garage door dark and go from there. At the moment it's just a huge reflective panel, dominating everything.…
BENDIGO - Advice on the areas of Bendigo
Thankyou all very much for your responses
I have passed on the information and my friend is very grateful. She mentioned today that they are certain that they will build.
Electrical work at good rates
I will certainly bear you in mind in several months for post handover work as we need some electrical work doing.
The main problem with some of the work though is it…
I sold my old house to a friend of the family, I had 2 real estate appraisals and then the buyer got an official valuation done (needed it to get…
Jan 13, 2009 12:57 pm
Jan 13, 2009 4:41 pm
highpower voltage power lines
If you're directly underneath or within a couple of hundred metres, then you will have a problem.
You shouldn't have any worries if you are 1-2 km's away
Brisbane City - Siting variation
We got relaxation on both sides for our raise. just get the forms from council, fill them in and take them over with your $500. its just a money making scheme.
Wasted Space - what to do with it
Thanks for all the great ideas. I am hoping that maybe we could move the wall in one piece and then extend from there. I have seen pics of a great little bali hut type bar…
ok Im confused about HOW the banks actually value your land and building?
Do they look at historical data, surrounding sales, like…
Jan 14, 2009 11:50 am
You should check that underside of bearer is actually your ceiling height. We usually have around 400mm for a ceiling space to accomodate plumbing. Underside of existing…
Costs of Building With Volume Builders
I've found that a guide of 6k per square (9m^2) is a base cost for building from the volume builders, while 8k per square is a more realistic finished value. A fully…
Who decides the gas meter location?
We were wondering about this too, we rang the gas company and they said we would usually discuss this at the builders interview but they won't put the meter behind a fence…
Ceiling Fan with Light - Way Too Dull
no problems, yeah they should be fine, it is just the heat....the wattage is an indication of the heat it gives basically, so they get hotter the higher the wattage is,…
New colourbond colour: with pics
Hi joles, Thanks for this reply and the other regarding Dune, much appreciated, this decision is obviously major to the look of the house getting it wrong would be bad.
Thanks for the replies.
laldous - No I didn't do the fences myself, had to get the professionals in to do them. I wish I could have, it would have saved me quite a bit…
Advice on buying land
The equation would be very different in Sydney, though. Interest cost during this process is much higher.
Which lenders are you using for construction? (for my poll
Jan 17, 2009 12:19 pm
Extending second story only
Thanks Michelle, I might see if I can find a builder to do a quick inspection for me to see if the possibility is viable. I guess that way I can discount the possibility…
installing a vehicle hoist
phantom - they would need to custom design and price the ceiling height. They would need to price the cost of additional bricking, framework, internal gyprocking…
Fascias & guttering
I was thinking the same thing - thats crazy to put the roof on before the fascia and guttering. Someone will need to be ultra careful and fiddly to avoid cutting their…
Jan 19, 2009 8:25 am
Opinions on DIY layout
Re the two alternate living area plans you posted, I am liking the second one. Although I am slightly biased as it would give a…
Leaking Balcony tiles, ceiling damage
Hey guys I have a tiled balcony and there is a bedroom underneath.
I'm pretty sure its leaking because the ceiling in the bedroom underneath, has paint bubble…
To buy or not to buy is the question????
I would be more worried about liquidity of the real estate market, especially if declines sharply. In the big city, where there is nett migration you can always find a…
Golf course Estates & Financial Crisis
Yes, we have bought at Eynesbury. It is a bit further out and has a country feel to it. It is not everyones cup of tea but I could not justify paying an extra $50k to live…
Not sure about NSW but in QLD you would probably need a licensed builder and also council approval....
Asbestos and vinyl...
Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer.
Yeah, just sheeting. Not glued down, just laid on the floorboards and stapled in. Some of it did tear when we were ripping it…
Jan 21, 2009 5:46 pm
Jan 22, 2009 12:16 pm
I never want to rent again!!!!!!
You poor thing.. I feel really bad for you and I wont lie, as a former agent myself open homes are a nightmare for tentants to go through.. we were renting and moving…
Below is the sort of look that I want but with the cladding in a charcol look.
Will teh cladding and stone go well next to each…