Melbourne Home and Building Expo
the Mrs and I will be there on the friday, hope to learn a few things and open my eyes to others.. and if nothing else is gained from the experience and the trip to the…
Rendering the exterior of my new home
IMO, if I was building the house I would leave it brick. It's so maintence free and IMO, looks better. Depending on the product, the render should hold together for…
What would you do???
It's possible that the solicitor who handled your purchase has not advised the Body Corporate of the sale details. I'd contact the Body Corporate Manager and find out if…
I am trying really hard not to get too excited (but it is hard!!!)
I should hear back from the real estate re: setbacks/section 32 etc, then we…
I already know the regulations and information for my assignments.
Then why are you asking the same question three times?
House and Land Information
2. Buying the land from the developer prior to construction will mean that you pay a deposit on the land (usually 10% of the purchase price). The balance…
May 14, 2008 1:53 pm
So anyway where was I, yeah its all new, and so we get stuck in and after about an hour we have ripped out half the kitchen and its time for a cuppa.…
May 14, 2008 2:43 pm
Project homes & decorations
yes but sometimes they decorate and add things (pools/decking/waterfalls/landscaping etc) that definately add to the look and finish of the house which really sells it,…
Internet in new estates
The most accurate way to get an idea is to ask a neighbour what they have access…
Staircases - Types and Descriptions
I had my builder remove an entire stair case and start again. Very simple reason - he didn't listen to my instructions. Always go for at least a 1M wide tread, and…
May 15, 2008 4:31 pm
Hi folks I'm new around here.
The last few days I've been installing the down pipes on a prefabricated house, these pipes join together underneath the house and finish…
May 15, 2008 6:01 pm
Home renovation gone wrong (Sydney)
I agree with Rajasthan doors.
1. Dont pay the remainder. Write a letter clearly stating the problem ( facts) and send it by registered post. Give the builder 7…
Grrr - no SBS
Neighbours seem to receive it fine - but there is one tree overshadowing our aerial that isn't near anyone else's place - could that be it?
Good luck Paula
I think I read you may be offline for a few days....good luck with the move and hope it all goes smoothly for you.
May 16, 2008 11:23 pm
May 17, 2008 3:46 pm
Hot Water System Leaking - HELP!!!
Just as an update - we ended up going for a Rinnai Infinity 20 and had it installed last week..
So far it has been brialliant. And the best thing is that it is about…
Yes we found out the number pretty early on so I guess it's just a matter of getting mail redirection for a few months. I've got a pretty…
We are now RENTERS!
as you can see the house prices have dropped a bit in the last few months, you are so lucky to sell the house before it starts dropping, also you can rent until the…
I had the same dilemna, but chose to leave the existing ceiling, mainly because the existing ceiling was asbestos.
I installed new ceiling battens straight to the…
Building with Own It Home in QLD
From memory, I've been through a few display homes and they weren't too bad...
Cheap, and reasonable quality. In the end it comes down to how scrupulous you want to be.…
LOL well we'll see what happens now cause our bin was collected…
With insurance……you can replace the whole cornice in the room.
Unfortunate thing is, it then will be different to the rest of your home.
I’d also have a good look…
Ideas to replace a sliding door
I locked my cat up at night….and through the day while I was at work!
Better to know where she was, especially where I live!
Independent Building Inspections...
I agree that the slab & frame can be inspected together, so that's 1.
I wasn't sure whether to go for the pre-plaster inspection followed by the…
Problems with tradies…..
My mother got a painter in to do the outside of her house and when She got home te painter had used different colours then what she asked for the trims and the soffits and…
I know the father owns 5 or 10 acres in the middle of Kellyville right next door to where Home World 3 is about to be built. The land alone would…
Most Recommended Paint Brand?
I as told many years ago that red is the weakest of pigments and is the first to fade. Hmm.
"Murray Red" door - could that be part of the problem.
May 23, 2008 4:27 pm
Home Building and Contents Insurance
Hi, we're FHO too and just insured with GIO. We initially had a quote from them for almost a $1000, double other quotes we'd had but there was an issue with them finding…
carlisle homes vs porter davis
I think the court case is out of line. Barrett Property Group have a lot to answer for, shitting in their own backyard. The project builder industry isn't as large as they…
builders and subbies
How about some "Police Line Do Not Cross" tape.....?
You could add to the effect with a chalk outline on the driveway.....
Where do you get Wattyl paint!?
Yeah, well, I think the Mitre 10 we were in was only a small one...
We didn't actually buy anything yet, but just got a heap of books and colour chips/cards.