We have a white early 1970's home with the typical L shape lounge and colonial windows. It was built with great foundations, hardwood frames and good quality floorboards,…
Light fittings installed by builder?
If you have pendant lights and stuff, remove the pendant itself from the box to make it less obvious that the light is worth stealing. Or just provide the part that fits…
WA, double bricks and cracking?
The house we are renting also has cracks almost everywhere. Some are pretty major, others are just hairline.
However I would say our house was…
Jan 10, 2011 1:49 pm
BUILD OR RENOVATE - HELP!
If you loved the house- then the only answer is renovate.
Old houses have character. There are so many builds these days and it upsets me.
We;re renovating/building on…
Jan 10, 2011 7:05 pm
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Fireproof plastering for a garage?
Thanks for the quick replies. The garage is brick and is about 2 meters from the boundary so it would seem we do not need any specific fireproofing. I'll take it up…
We started with the Archicentre Cost Guide, and agree that $2500 is probably more realistic. We're planning a renovation and extension on our home in Adelaide (architect…
Jan 11, 2011 8:27 pm
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I use Home Designer Architectural from Chief Architect. It costs $199US and is basically a somewhat dumbed down version of their professional product:
House Contract Penalties
5% is enough to make me not want to back (depending on circumstances obv) but thats why the GLW and I asked tonnes of questions before we got to the next stage of each…
Front Wall Plans For Council Submission
I could probably help you out here.
There are two steps:
1)Architectural drawing indicating plan location and elevations of proposed wall, maybe a few details and…
Render and Expansion Gaps
Thanks for the reply Tom.. i guess it's probably best to leave it, as i am the only one who sees it as a problem..
Jan 13, 2011 4:34 pm
New Estates in Epping, Victoria
I currently live in the North Suburbs and I have also bought land in the new Eucalypt Estate North Epping and it's a great area. There's…
Living with Biocycle
Thanks Kerryn. I use Earth Choice for a lot of my cleaning anyhow (ie laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid). What about toilet cleaner? Do they make one of those?
Jan 14, 2011 7:19 pm
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Where is your rangehood duct routed to?
Where are you located?
The plumbers I use here in Brisbane all do rangehood ducting...I could put you onto one if you are here.
Again in Qld, we even have these guys
Niche above bed in master bedroom
Cool. Can be a nice feature to have in a master bedroom.
If the work has been done, i wonder if a picture or it can be taken and posted here.
I'm in SE Berwick. I was wondering if anyone could a) recommend a window cleaner and b) give me a rough idea of how much one would cost - our house in approx 30…
Pitched Roof to Flat Roof
been a plumber and having installed both sorts of roofs i myself would never have a flat roof. I dislike them that much that my last house i built a 12mx6m outdoor area…
extensions - where to begin?
Start by drawing up some designs that you like. Its no point speaking to an architect or an extension builder if you don't know what you like and what you don't.
Anoyone know what a false ceiling would cost for a 3.8m x 3.5m & 2.7m height in gyprock? Our ceiling looks like it will need a false ceiling to cover the old popcorn style…
Happy new year all,
Urgently looking for 2500 Adelaide Brick Company red shale bricks for an villa extension to property in an eastern suburb of Adelaide. Earlier plans…
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
I think we are in the final stages before we can start our renovation.
A lot of the build quotes we have been getting have been much more than we anticipated…
Magnesium Oxide board was used for all ceiling and walls for a hempcrete house in Tasmania. We, Hempcrete P/L, supplied the boards (0438 006 059)
It was cheaper…
3 month warranty period
Has anyone got any tips that we should know about when it comes to our 3 month review?
What should we make sure we have checked that we may have overlooked?…
Replacing box guttering
I am looking to replace my guttering. Property is a brick veneer approx 27 yeras old with standard box guttering. Have approx 90 - 100m. Does anyone no a ballpak…
Constant builder problems, what to do?
No they cannot change the design without your authority. The contract must be fulfilled. If the builder requests a change (it can only be a request) AND you prefer the…
Jan 17, 2011 11:11 pm
Pools and Electric Shocks
They detect a difference from the current flowing in to the current flowing out as they should be exactly the same any difference should trip…