i'm looking at i seek blinds, the samples i got for the sunscreen blinds were some of the nicer material i have seen used for them, anyone…
waffle slabs no matter the class should be laid on a compacted rock base or packing sand base when poured on clay or clay base sites
concrete does crack but with due care…
Just be careful they are not crumbling due to rising damp - - ie salt - or sealing it could lock the water in and make it travel further up the wall.
Where is the house…
Leak between fascia and gutter
It's possible the fall of the gutter is not enough in that section and the water is backing up a bit and overflowing over the back edge - hence…
My house is now completed. Guess what, it's a Meridian
One thing generally with Northridge/henley is the timeframe to building the actual house. in my case, took 9…
How do we landscape a sloping block??
Hi Mike, we went past yesterday, and had a look at the house... Loved it by the way...
Hubby suggested that you go half half. Retaining wall so that you don't have too…
Electricity connection Tasmania
Yes as I mentioned we are considering the solar option for sure. Thanks for the offer of help! I'll keep you posted.
It really doesn't matter whether I trust the…
North Sydney Draftsman?
I am about to start work on a large extension to my home in North Sydney and I was hoping some one here could recommend a good draftsman for the project?
******* Building Inspection??
If it's bare, in some cases you can tell. If you can see the back of it, again sometimes, you can tell. Also, the age of your home will give you a…
Nov 09, 2007 11:24 am
Point Cook anybody??????
Hi Ray - my parents house is actually in Sanctuary Lakes. They have lived here for around 9 years and there have been no issues at all with movement (to date!!!).…
Owner builder licence
you need warranty insurance if the work is over $12000. you must provide it if the builder is hired as a subbie. illeagle otherwise!
My Virtual Home software - FREE
Is it just me, or does the program seriously slow down when you get part-way through creating a second storey? I haven't gone through and deleted all unnecessary items…
new downlight fitting
How did you go with this?
Technically, an electrician isn't required to change the "gimble" (frame) of the downlight, as it's no different to changing a globe (because…
demolishing a house
I hope it's clear to all interested people that Golden Age Homes do not demolish houses - they relocate, so you end up with a "profit" - as opposed to demolition (I guess…
Downlights - How much to pay??
Good point installation inspector …..I won’t even turn my down lights on in summer when it’s really hot….they create so much heat!
I only use at the best of…
WIN SOME LOSE SOME!!
It appears that I have attracted the attention of some UNWATED affection!
I know this person is watching……there are 4 moderators on this forum and you have been…
For the discerning buyer.
They send me an email each month and enjoy reading them for…
My mum's block at West Pennant Hills has a Section 88b requirement from Hornsby Council to build a concrete stormwater retention pit of 5 cubic metres. The Builder Jandson…
How big is your place?
Ours will be 28sq or 258 plus extension to the outdoor room which we've doubled in size. Our block is 900sq and is set up high which views of the valley…
Easement Consent Letter
Lucky you. I've also been requested to request a drainage easement by the local council. This is because I have "negative cross fall in the footpath". However,…
Nov 19, 2007 8:46 pm
how much for house removal
Not sure where you are but in Vic its about 8-10K.
Local trading post will give you some idea (lower end of the scale) but there are companies that deal with house…
"That’s just part and parcel of having your own business, sick or not…..the show must go on!! Sad"
Tell me something I don't know!
Hi Ray - Perfect timing on your post, metricon actually got back to me today re: my blinds and it appears that my site manager placed the order too late to meet Victory's…
Owner Builder TV - Casting Now
This sounds good, I have checked out the site as well.
Anyone interested in this should give it a go!!
Are you owner building in Sydney?
Heres your chance to…
Website with house designs
Hi Amber27, check out this thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=3577&highlight=
The associated website might be able to assist…
Spoke to the Modwood rep yesterday.
He said in the USA now, 50% of outdoor non-structual products used are composites i.e decking, screening, cladding,…
Pink is good
Oh, and I definitely want the hardener with it!
Was hoping you could point me to a couple of architects in Adelaide that you think are worth speaking with. We don't know any and finding it rather…
Nov 26, 2007 12:02 am
It is really very tough process of selection of hardwood variety for timber flooring. However, I suggest you to browse following sites:
New home - Bad Karma
I grew up in a house with some similarities to the above and we lived there in werribee for 11years. The next people to move in lasted 3 weeks! and they were very…
Hi and question about stormwater easements
I would suggest try to avoid houses with big easements, as those areas can't be "properly" developed. Thanks to Mark/Cookiemonster, I have this post on my blog talking…