One of the single storey houses I lived in was an absolute nightmare to get the point done. For me, we're getting all other electricals done... so…
Pet registration question
Oh hopefully it will be ok. I will be on a third of an acre.... I know I have to apply... but I'm just wondering the best way.... but the council…
Pest Inspections - How Often?
The pest inspection should be done yearly and I think its the guarantee by the pest control company to cover any damages if something goes wrong. They have it covered in…
Termite barrier and concrete
I recently went through this process with my termite company. I have a reticulated system (pipe in an orange sock around the edge of the slab). I needed to cover the pipe…
Star-Vac ducted vacuum
Think this one they have had for 4 years. but thye have had built ins in the last 3 houses for over 25 years.
I think "architect designed" is of very dubious marketing value.
To me "architect designed" usually means a dog's breakfast of trendy but impractical elements that will…
Oct 01, 2008 4:57 pm
Can someone give me a run-down on the pre-settlement process? And advice on whether we should plan to travel before that time or hold off on it?
Facade - how important
Go for the house with the better floor plan. We have just sold a house that we designed and built 10 years ago - the facade is still as gorgeous now as it was then, but…
Yeah that sounds fair enough too helyn. There'll be a couple of our own things in there pretty soon too, so wouldn't expect them to be covered.
Back to the drawing board Part 2
Hey PK, just caught up with whats happening, and builder #2 sounds a goer. Fingers crossed for you, and make sure you let us know more when you can (floorplan etc! )
How bright 120mm downlight ?
I think the angle of that will be fine.
It is like the old style 70 recessed lights that you see in non renoed pubs etc.
If you note on the link you posted - the…
Choosing a lot in Highlands
almost forgot to update the thread..
we bought the block!!! last week actually.
Also we decided to ditch Henley as they won't budge on the price at all while…
who takes out council asset protection ?
So it is probably best to ask builder. It seems that the council is happy to deal with all parties.
In our case the builder had taken care of this however when I…
Do I need a builder or an engineer?
If the building has had major works done - then it should have been done by a licenced builder and approved by local council. they should have also disclosed this in the…
Builder won't install noggins
I think it also depends on the relationship as well...
We always bring some coke/beer & sometimes cigarettes whenever we went on site for all the tradies and…
Where to get flat packs?
In Queensland we have a company called "Barry's" who supplies a lot of flatpack cupboards at very reasonable prices. I haven't bought anything off them for years; the last…
Installing an electric oven
the plug tester? looks like a 10A plug on a keyring? they are great for a quick test, though i have managed to blow one up
ok enough off topic. …
Upright elderly lady trolleys?
Bunnings doesn't have 'em. We were there today. lol
Big W may, but we can't actually get to one without considerable and somewhat annoying travel. The nearest Big W to…
How much for a small concrete slab?
also rf fabric refers to no ribbed wire (old style of fabric / mesh)
rl and sl which is used 99% of the time is ribbed
some suppliers still refer to sheets as 'f'…
URGENT - Timber Floors Question
About the marks on timber floor, I think it depends on the material. We bought those furniture leg protection rubber stuffs from Bunning's and put it under all…
Building designer in Melbourne??
wow Jo, I hope things work out for you.
Let us all know asap when you do decide to either stay or go with regards to M. We are also in a similar position. M has given…
Sexy security doors
I have seen crimsafe security door at the expo. The crimsafe security door is solid and great especially you have a nice entry door.
The price different between the…
We looked into travertine and its very attractive but you need to make sure you know where your supplier is sourcing it from i.e. Turkey or Italy etc.
I've seen the…
Can anyone tell me what this is?
Vicky - should not be a problem - and the pipes are owned by someone else - any problem is fixed by them - not you.
Just don't build on…
We are crazy!!!!
I have yet to find a townhouse design or modern middle-density estate that's as good as the old row of terrace houses. Terraces are space efficient, quiet,…
A rather nice house in Brisbane
while you are there use the chance to have a good look around how they build there. They do build much better there and you can learn a lot for
you own project
2nd Storey Addition
I'll pm you my street...Don't want the whole world knowing where I live. lol
Geez I'm so jealous of you 70's house !! We can't build on top of ours
Ours is a nana…
Ikea single shelves for Billy bookcase
The one here in Perth (Innaloo (yes that is a suburb ) is the biggest Ikea in the southern hemisphere.
You should have seen all the flat packs it took to put the store…
How long does a tender take?
Thanks everyone. Should hopefully get it tomorrow when my Sales Rep is back in!
Fingers crossed it comes in under/on budget!!!