Architect recommendations please
Hello, I am looking for some architect recommendations. I am ideally after someone who has some experience doing art deco renovations. I am located in Sydney. TIA.
Parge (Pargetting) ???
I've had a builder check on the formworks, etc, before the slab was poured. He advised me to parge (do pargetting ) the exposed slab's edge, with something called…
Rendering painted brick - options?
Hi, we are considering rendering a two-storey white painted brick house and worried about a) whether the paint will stop the render 'sticking' and b) brick lines showing…
She is taking a break for a little while to concentrate on her own thing...
She still pops in from time to time ... just a little less often.
Built in Cupboards in study - DIY or buy
We were going with the Ikea Billy combinations however managed to pick up a rosewood unit at auction that is pretty much the exact length of our study wall. So needless to…
Dec 29, 2008 6:04 pm
Chrome clipsal covers
Or perhaps you could try Middy's ( Sth.Morang or Thomastown)???? They may be able to help you. Good Luck!
Rate your Home Builder
I like the suckers that write a review before they have even started building - just you wait....
I think my builder has been writing it's own reviews because I find it…
Anyone know of a restumper for my house ? thinking of raising to have a…
It very much depends on whether it is skilled or unskilled labour... $30 an hour for unskilled labour is about right...
Things to think about
Skylights are great - the only problem I have ever heard about them is sometimes it can get too hot underneath one.
This can be addressed in a number of ways, including…
We've also recieved a water bill and when we were out at the house the other week the neighbours brickies had their stereo plugged into our power, but seriously the time…
Aluminium lace around front verandah
Kek, I'm not sure what you mean by a narrow profile?
The girl at the hardware shop was about 18, probably a part time job in the school holidays.
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JOINING ONTO EXISTING BEARERS
Thanks Luke , that is what i was planning to do initally but i think i might join bearers end to end as the supporting block is right underneath, i will put in other as specified.
Jan 02, 2009 7:57 pm
Well thank you all. I have taken the kettle back to the shop and purchased a more expensive one at a discounted price (due inconvenience). I now have a Tefal worth about…
Cleaning grout on floor tiles.
OMG!!! LED lamps.
The only d/lights will be in the entry & down the hallway toward the kitchen. All other lighting will be regular light fittings with CFLs. Sorry mez, can't help you.
Median Prices + Renovation
I wouldn't take much notice of the median house prices as these statistics can lie. Few reasons why it may not be applicable are:
- few sales for the quarter - year…
Cost of adding a room/rooms
My question is how much would it cost to add a rumpus and an extra room or two under the house on the existing slab? I think when the people…
The search begins..
Dont know where you live but you could easily do the Mernda and Craigieburn displays in the same trip
Buying Seconds Tiles ?
Just make sure that is the only issue with them.
Some seconds are out of square and are not perfectly flat. These two issues will cause problems when laying the tile.…
Jan 07, 2009 6:07 pm
clutch if you read the wording he is still making the home owner responsble for any mistakes no matter if the pegs are right or not.
"The Builder takes no…
One side of our home would be against a tree reserve
So we thought we could use a fence like…
Covering Aircon units?
Thanks for that info. That's the kind of screen I was thinking of.
I'll let you know how it goes and turns out.
Well as you can all see the banner is up!
And NO….I didn’t do it!
Not sure if I’m allowed to say who did, but I’m very happy with it.
He’s still yet to…
Tender and contract clause with PD
Thanks for the responses.
I realize that there is a risk to signing the contract before the land title becomes available and I'm after clauses that would help us…
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…