First home buyers greetings
Thanks for the advice Emi.
My father is coming down this sunday to talk to Harry with me and the missus and we're going to trek out to this peice of land. (No road…
Mar 28, 2007 12:33 pm
Floor slab includes alfresco area?
I am also currently in the process of building my new house and our extended Alfresco (approx 3 sq) area is included as a part of the house slab and has a…
Mar 28, 2007 3:13 pm
I want to use liquid limestone around my home but I'm having difficulty trying to find someone who does it in VIC.
Any recommendations or websites i can go…
Fence and Gates.
try dunn and farrugia for supply of materials. i shopped around for 20metres of pool fencing and they were by far the cheapest, and extremely helpful.
Solar power water heater
Check out 'Solar Heat Pump' hot water systems (just Google it).
The system works on the principle of a refrigeration circuit, drawing heat out of one space and…
A bit of advice for all…..
A bit of advice for all…..
When choosing a selection that will be external NEVER look at it inside.
This will never be the true colour; you…
Apr 02, 2007 9:12 am
Hot Water Systems
Ok, here's the results of our meeting yesterday with PD. The site costs are discussed in other threads, or you read about them on the blog (probably tomorrow,…
Joining timber chamfer boards
NeilD and AusDesign
Thank you for your input and sorry about the delay in my reply. Work committments.
We have a timber home, and I know that a vertical join looks…
You are right. There are SOME Real Estate agents that are qualified valuers BUT most aren't. That's great that your Real Estate agent is a qualified valuer, there should…
Apr 04, 2007 10:17 pm
We have had them for over a year, and they have been brilliant. No discolouring - they do get a bit dirty and need a wash from time to time (difficult with stage 4 water…
Apr 05, 2007 10:12 pm
Apr 07, 2007 10:16 pm
where to go for facelift
I was reading in the age that there is a program called Home Designer Suite by CAD - cost $395. This CD Rom helps you do everything from sketching concepts to 3D models…
Are there any owner builders on here?
Thanks for that Helen , I will have a look. This is a good site , That should perhaps have its own section dedicated to owner/builders. Good luck with your s "MO"
Average build times by state
Double story in Melbourne.
Council approval took around 2 weeks (or maybe slightly less).
Land was cleared in Nov 06.
Handover is next week.
Second Story Addition, Melbourne
We did some renovations about 2 years ago with a company called Extensions Unlimited.
The guys here were extremely professional and came in under time and…
Garage (Structure) Types
The garage with plaster walls costs more and is just a design idea.
It makes the room more convertable down the track into rumpus room etc.
There is no…
Ooooohhh noooooo...leaking roof :(
We had our walkthrough today. They've already fixed the leak. Yay. Apparently it's a relatively common problem with the particular house we're building - it was to do with…
If you want to cut melamine and get a nice clean edge try this.
Roll out a line of masking tape over the line where you will be cutting on both sides and…
Hi - I've been to this house that is if it's near the Meadows.
Basically the tower is an evaporative aircon without the fan to push the air around. Cool air falls - they…
I am one of those carpet cleaning companies offering a cleaning service for stone, tiles & grout.
Many carpet cleaners are entering this market, as with…
Apr 21, 2007 12:14 am
Zuccala Homes - Melbourne
I am interested in Zuccala homes as well. I did a quick search of the VCAT building disputes decisions and didn't find a mention of them. If they have been around for 48…
Just going through some older posts and this one caught my attention. Reading through, I see you have had some success with Urine-off, so its good to have a happy…
Apr 22, 2007 8:05 am
Self Drilling Metal Teks
I’m not impressed with the Buildex Fibre Teks. A failure rate of 30%.
I’m building an all steel framed house and therefore have used an array of fasteners for…
What is up with...?
I have no legal background, but I'm pretty sure that unless you have the site supervisors approval no one is allowed onsite. That being said, I've walked through houses -…
Petition on walling solutions
Wouldn't you just timber frame it, gyprock it and put sound insulation inside the wall to make it a private study? But be careful of sliding doors they can let a lot of…
Apr 27, 2007 8:09 am
Renovating and expanding 3 bm home
From what I have been told, Canberra is quite expensive for any trades...so may be a bit more.
May have to be a ground floor extension.
May 01, 2007 9:02 pm
Plot Ratio ... ??
So yeah, the comment about overcapitalisation definately applies
True - land is in the order of $630k (golf course frontage) - we…
Roller Door Openers
Thanks Stonecutter. I'm leaning towards just getting someone in to do it and $600 per door sounds reasonable. I'm not sure where the power is so will have to check that.
Two good houses - which one ?
Hi Cabinfever -
I think maybe the days of supercheap housing anywhere are over.........
I am originally from New Zealand (hmmm should I mention that!) and there is…