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Wondering if anyone had any advise on 'prettying up' our front exterior render. We bought this double front 1930s house a few…
Jan 03, 2022 5:24 pm
Of grid problem
I have just installed 1520ah of battery power, with 6 X 370w of panels connected to a Victron 48v 3000w controller/charger.
The panels are connected in parallel giving…
Vegetation protection overlay and building
We actually sold the block this year, it was a combination of several factors that lead to that decision. The red tape and unknowns that I'll go into combined with…
Hi, the limestone around my pool is wearing down, is it possible to render or plaster limestone?
Dec 27, 2021 8:51 pm
Tribeca Homes Sydney north west area
I can’t begin to express how terrible this builder is. Stay away from Them. Tribeca is building my first house in Marsden park Sydney. From day 1 they have provided me…
21 Mths so far for council approval
Wow that sucks! We’re pretty well stuck with our builder but I think we’re nearly there. Luckily so far our builder hasn’t tried to hit us with price increases but…
Sliding Door - massive problem
Thanks for all your help chippy and others looking - managed to solve it by sheer luck and no longer caring if it got destroyed
I am planning to build MOSMAN 50 (with some modifications, floor plan below) with Clarendon and have an estimate of around $700k with RIVIERA facade. This includes…
Timber Takeoffs service to framing
Your architect or draftie who drew the plans for your DA should be able to do this easily in their CAD program. If my old version of Vectorworks ( circa 2004 ) can do it…
Nuvo or McCarthy Homes
Yes we built with Nuvo. It hasn't been a nice experience at all. In fact 18 months later and we are still having issues that they refuse to address.
Hey Aberryman Welcome to the forum
Sounds like the seasoned timber that was used wasn't properly dried or is defective?
Have the frame work inspected and moisture content…
Dec 16, 2021 2:39 pm
How it performs depends on the type of insulation. I would say FG Batts would easily dry out and recover, they arrive all squeezed up.
If you are looking to move away from the high cost and congestion of California,…
What do you think about this basement?
looks fine, it is not a basement, it is an underfloor area that has been used to store stuff. looks neater than mine. You could pour a slab and make it more legitimate.
Dec 13, 2021 10:15 pm
DIY Retailing Wall
Low retaining walls are quite possible for DIY once you have got an approval.
For a long life I would be going for Galvanised steel posts.
There is some advice about…
Opinion - Overhanging brick
Overhanging brickwork is unfortunatly too common.
As Noname says 15mm is the building code limit.
There is a bit more information at this link
Wet roof insulation
My bedroom is right under the part of the roof that leaks. I tried to fix it myself but I can't fix the problem, I'm waiting for a professional.
Unfortunately your in a pretty common situation,get sweet talked from sales persons whom won't accurately represent your experience coming and at a minimum feel like u…
Dec 06, 2021 7:04 pm
I'm building a home studio myself (no previous construction experience) based on a design from a draftsman. I worked quite a bit out for myself, but I have a…
Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor
Go onto your councils website under development application or maybe planning and have a look at the requirements for overlooking etc. Failing that take your plans into…
Problems with Masterton Homes
It's unfortunate that most are not aware that your sales persons pitch and advise is extremely floored with heavy biast towards their own pockets and it's very common that…
Dec 05, 2021 9:46 am
I thought as well but the close up photo shows wood savings. Wonder if it's board with shavings glued on?
Building on a slope
Hi all. I've just had my first look at our part way built house (frame up and no roof). We're on a steep slope facing out to Bruny Island so plus is the views from the…
Floor plan thoughts
We have a similar layout in a 5x12 space, and there is a fair bit of room between each area. On top of that our modular L shaped sofa is pretty large, and we have an 8…
Water tanks and building codes
It's an amazing transformation. I wish that the inept building and plumbing regulatory bodies that are ostensibly there to govern Standards and protect home owners from…
La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay
I can tell you the 3 things require for significant slab heave are 1.initial dry clay 2.highly or extremely reactive clay and then 3.a source of water.
I have seen…
😅😅 Cheers mate
Tbf I was hoping it was going to be a box gutter option (aesthetically more appealing I guess) but maybe it's a silver lining to have it this way…
Has anyone done a recent price estimate with King? I was basically told prices have shot up 100-200k and I shouldnt waste my time doing a tender with them. Thats really…
With narrow blocks, it is usually stipulated by the developer which side you need to put your garage. Your house will have a build to boundary garage and so will the…
Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
Hi All, Was stage 2 released yet? It was supposed to be released this March, and then we were told it would happen in Oct. However, my block was not released yet. Was it…
Think about the turning circle of the vehicle you intend to use. You will need at the minimum the entire circle for the distance between the outside of both crossovers.…
Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?
Hi all looking to do a KDRB in Brisbane southside.
Issue with the block is there's a stormwater pipe running diagonally through the lot.
according to DBYD it's around 1m…