Balustrading on an old building?
There is a new forum member here called Stumpjumper - if you look in the introductions thread you will find him. He restores old buildings so maybe he would be able to advise you.
Feb 19, 2009 1:54 pm
Brimbank gardens - Help them pick a lot
I said they would struggle, but they think they have seen a few...Burbank does a complete range of double storys starting at about $220k...
Funny they could have…
Ooops! Paint stuff up.
Sharee, reading that cheered my up. Sorry! It's good to know that I'm not the only one to make seemingly major mistakes in an area I know little about. This house building…
Moving a Piano
It would be simple enough to get some casters and build them into some home made padded piano feet. I should say piano boots as opposed to piano feet.
Build a few…
got a awesome pic from a mates install I'll post it up when he sends it to me...
does anyone know a good fencing co in or around lyndhurst? we have asked for numerous quotes for our new home and have received 1 response out of about 10 requests!!!
Feb 20, 2009 9:18 pm
question for polishing floor borads?
Thanks wake me, that what i needed to know, keep the dust from the fine sanding.
Dukekmaya- yyes hudreds of staples, debating wether to fill with putty, or just go over…
Feb 21, 2009 9:22 am
Feb 23, 2009 6:41 am
I must say
We built with PD, and we really wanted to decorate our house so it didn't look like a display - I'd rather it reflect us than PD's interior…
Feb 23, 2009 12:02 pm
$250 a week is Victorian law IIRC.
If your in any other state check the contract.
Big thing for us was horizontal light switches, we forgot to mention it in the original interview so had to pay to get them all changed afterwards. Something that is very…
More advice needed :)
Wanna, this is only what the builder told me. The soil test is valid for a limited time or something. I'm confused about it too.
haywgl, what do you mean about 7K to…
How can I paint internal brick wall?
Theres a paint out now thats an internal render paint I think its by dulux its good if you want to paint a wall and also fill in the mortar as well to give it a smooth…
Feb 23, 2009 7:32 pm
touch lamps and roller shutters
Thought I had a ghost in the house
Well this is a brand new house so no history... but then again it was built on urban regeneration…
Feb 23, 2009 8:40 pm
We had our Building Permit for our new home approved and lodged in banyule council by a surveyor. I just discovered our neighbor went to the…
patching top skirting/cornice
not sure if it has been damaged, still to have a decent look at it, appears problem is only in the living area.
DH thinks maybe previous occupants have damaged it with…
How to cut/grind slab edge ??
Just be careful with the amount of cover you'll be left with over the reinforcing. Too close to th eedge and it will prematurely rust and break out.
Boutique homes was our second choice for builder after M as we liked the floorplans better with M. I met the David you speak about at Caroline Springs and i too thought…
Engineer's inspection costs ??
85mm is possible if it's a waffle pod... Otherwise slab on ground should be 100mm unless detailed by the Engineer design...
Feb 24, 2009 11:08 pm
1st Final Inspection
Make sure you find a professional inspector!
It might cost you a few hundred dollars but you will be surprised how many things they can pick up!
Removing candle wax from int. wall.
This is for wax on timber, but would be similar
Harden the wax with ice and remove as much as possible with a soft plastic scraper. Make sure you scrape…
Sanding floor boards- how long?
For those going DIY, maybe look into quotes anyway. We were really surprised how affordable it was, didn't have to worry about wrecking the floors or sucking in all the…
Feb 26, 2009 5:24 pm
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Feb 27, 2009 8:16 am
Stepped cornice anyone?
I looked at some of the installation guides published on various manufacturer web pages and they don't specify any different techniques for the…
Feb 27, 2009 3:54 pm
How expensive should picture framing be?
You know, I WANT to DIY, but I just cannot find the right sized frames!! This is why I'm resorting to getting quotes for custom-framing.
I simply want a Reject Shop…
Feb 28, 2009 12:47 am
On-line they only send out small samples but if you look up on the laminex website to see if they have a showroom near you - then you can go in and pick up the larger samples.
Feb 28, 2009 11:02 am
Feb 28, 2009 7:46 pm
Additional light switches
I was talking to someone about this last week, he has installed remote light switches for his extra downlights.
The remote relay is a small box that goes in the ceiling…