When using Oil based paints be sure to let the paint completely dry before completing the next coat as the paint can "bleed".
Jul 11, 2016 9:07 pm
Retaining wall towards read of new build
Hi Love guru
you can do the retaining yourself if its at the rear and away from the building envelope
You might also consider steel posts and rails
spans 1.80m to 2.4m…
Some random questions if you can help
Thanks Stewie. I will check with my builder about insulation before moving forward.
Ok good to know that. I will take a look at this too. Good point.
Polystyrene sheets cut to size and pushed up and secured in place between the floor joists would be the most effective. There are other materials like a reinforced sarking…
Repairing driveway crossover
Looks too far gone in my opinion.
Engage a concreter, rip it up and replace it. Simple.
Anything else and you are just putting off the inevitable.
There's no mention of it being a masonry wall, or a bathroom, so yes definitely more info required from OP
Biscuit Joiner Problem
I have taken everything you have told me on board. Thing should work out great thank you for all your advice. We have a Bunnings in Maryborough but they do…
Land zoning - open space/Workshop
Every council is different. Husband put up a 9 X 7 and 2.7 high and the main restriction was a 2m easement on our back boundary. We could build as close to the other…
Dryer vent, to under the house!?
Like any internal appliance it should be vented to the outside - either through the wall or roof. As per what kb46 says, the humid air will settle on the timber sub-floor…
Adding a Awning to a shed
That is all I needed to know. I will order the material and my WIFE should have if finished in no time at all!!!!!
You've got a good…
Jul 05, 2016 9:15 pm
Very late on the reply, but we're about to go to PCI on our Simonds build of the Riverview.
We made some major changes to the floorplan but very happy with the…
New Home Cost
Thanks Everyone. Wood Bang on your pricing it would cost over a million dollars. Not too sure if that is practical for me. But based on the figures here it look like…
Site SuperVisor Change,Berwick Victoria
It's not a good sign but could still be alright... there being many reasons for leaving employment. If possible get in touch with the departee and ask him…
Wood/laminate stairs - White risers
You'd be better off getting timber treads in a colour close to the laminate that you are having downstairs (if you're having laminate flooring downstairs that is), that's…
I am looking to have a licenced electrician install an additional internal powerpoint and to provide an outdoor 10A power point in my BBQ area.
To allow me to plan and…
Jul 02, 2016 10:22 pm
BCA state or commonwealth enforcement?
What you have posted is not factual and shows a lack of understanding of your subject matter. The following may assist you.
By "national standards", I assume that you…
Steel vs Concrete
Can someone please explain to me the benefits of using structural load bearing steel within the facade of a medium to high rise building.
What is the comparison if…
I am selling my 640 sq lot in woodlea,settlement gonna be in couple of weeks,can take extension,
I dont want any profit,same price as i bought it,
Anyone interested text…
Ask any tradie who has to climb onto a roof or into a roof space - certainly noticeable difference.
I can vouch for that. Years ago I did…
We're about to paint our recently purchased Victorian home white and want the cream and slightly chipped cast iron hydronic radiators to also change to white. This is what…
Gas and water pipes in ceilings
The Plumbing Regulations 2008 state:
“Drinking water that is not intentionally heated must be delivered at a temperature of less than
40 degrees Celsius”.
Vanity wall mixer height
Was looking at my working drawings today and was wondering if this was right:
We have wall mount mixers at 14cm above inset basin and 16cm above undermount…
Looking for a fencer in Brisbane Northside
Can someone please recommend me a fencer in Brisbane Northside (North Lakes). I'm trying to get some quotes from different people and trying to figure out if I should…
Jun 17, 2016 2:37 pm
Orientation for my new build
Thanks for the info everyone, really helpful! I think we will try to face south-west and bring in more light and sunshine
Greetings from LightCo
Agi pipe drain - advice needed
I will be connecting this drain up to the stormwater system which will be improved with my backyard renovations so silt pits would be part of this. At the moment I just…
Jun 15, 2016 1:06 am
Builders that specialize in insurance jobs
The builder who was building my house went bankrupt and has therefore seized construction. It is now going through the insurance channels and I'm looking for a new builder…
Looking for Haliburton cottage shed
Hi guys what would you estimate the cost to build Haliburton cottage shed . I am thinking about a completely stand alone room in the garden with the following…
Fencing - Victoria
Its also depend on the fencing company too. Some willing to chase it up with ur neighbor if you provide the details and also they will wait till both parties pay the…
Jun 09, 2016 2:36 pm
Shower mixer should be 1000mm high. Anywhere between 900mm and 1100mm should be ok though.
Framed home builders in the Perth Hills
We are looking at building again in the Perth Hills. Due to many of the blocks having steep slopes we are considering a framed house on poles. Does anyone have…
Jun 08, 2016 12:08 pm
White set curing time
Thanks guys...exactly the detailed responses I was hoping for!
I'm waiting to hear back from my SS but fingers crossed I can delay the main floor tiling until July.…