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 9:46 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 1:02 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…
Building with Steel, Quikafloor,Steeltek
Yes. I have had experience with the company you are considering. My experience with them was a mixture of pros and cons ... as you will find with most builders ...…
Is it worth it?
Tam, PM me with exactly what steps you are taking, and i'll work through it with you. We'll get you uploading pics like crazy soon....
have a look at http://www.byohouse.com.au Its Forum's quite somnolent in comparison to this one, but then it's for the elite…
Estate and titles
Land titles will also be inspected by the council on the developers behalf to make sure the infrastructure the developers put forward to council originally…
Yes. What sort of stuff do you want cleaned? There are all sorts of cleaners!
Well we've taken the plunge and gone with AAMI - we have gone with $300 excess on both contents and buildings and the premium was $600 per year. This is for unlimited…
Dec 06, 2007 7:54 pm
whats the worst you have lived in?
Hey sorry if this is a repeat topic i did a search but couldnt find anything to suggest it is.
Ok so we are looking set to move into our place the weekend before…
Does anyone know anything about Felton Homes and the quality of their finsihed product?
Ex Display Furniture
In Brisbane I really like Big Brand Outlet in Aspley
This clearance store stocks discontinued lines and seconds furniture from chain stores including Freedom, Guests,…
Double glazed windows
Vinyl and uPVC are the same thing.
PVC = poly vinyl chloride
u = unplasticised (that is, rigid)
PVC on it's own is rigid. By putting plasticisers in it can be made flexible.
Dec 12, 2007 6:45 pm
Is There Much Involved?
I reckon your local freebie newspaper would have a list of people looking for that sort of work.
Look for a general handyman type ad, and then ask for reference…
Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes
wow, I grew up in werribee and I can't believethat there is full on suburbs at point cook and Tarneit! It was just farms and the RAAF base