Building expo - Melbourne
yep, i went yesterday. it was ok, no-where near as much stuff as the home show earlier in the year.
we still managed to see a few things that interested us.
"Development" ... Who should advise us?
Thanks heaps Steve, I'll follow up. We definitely want one of these types of documents, in addition to all pre-building-phase legal stuff. We're looking for a suitably…
How about (or Hoo aboot -as my 5yo would say) filling it with those plastic balls instead of sand? You know the sort that you find a play centres. It seems such a waste to…
Counter Line means .... ??
Might also want to have a chat with council. Builder can put in any design, but it's council (and your neighbours...) who approves it.
Make sure the builder has…
2nd Hand Timber for sub floor
Wondering if any one can advise on the rules relating to the use of 2nd hand timber for sub floor frame supported by concrete stumps. I am required to use:
How good are National Homes?
I was looking at National Homes a while back, but aside from another salesman who used to work with them giving me a few things to look out for, a friend at work recently…
Designing A Home Office
Many thanks guys - I have sent an email to our local Dial-A-Nerd now to try and get as much info as possible on wiring and setting up for technology - I image that would…
What I've been up to......
Thanks, I'm using the same ironbark for the decking out the back whilst I'm using a mixed aussie hardwood for the front decking. The front verandah is just treated pine…
Borrowing to pay taxes...
I agree Ed,
Our only real protest is our vote - But sometimes, not even that is very useful !!!
Because it might tell one party/person we do not like them, and the…
In fact if it crosses any services (gas, elect, phone, water, stormwater etc) you are probably going to need to get a permit - my favourite…
Anyone from Perth know a Bricklayer?
Hello. We are needing to get a small brick wall done and was wondering if anyone was from Perth and knew of someone reliable to do the job who would not rip us off? Seems…
Jun 23, 2007 12:07 am
It's 870 x 2160. As of yesterday afternoon, it looks like I found a local joiner to make one for…
Jun 26, 2007 7:37 am
Solar Flat Panels - Great? or Gross?
I would consider evacuated tube solar hot water.
From the research I have done they are up to 40% more effective than flat panels
there are 3 or 4 models available.…
Maybe I could do that with the in-laws as well
ooooh did I just say that.
I have managed to get a couple of jobs - a residential colour scheme and a graphic design job - designing business cards and van signage for a…
Dennis Family Homes - Melbourne
I also found Henley unfriendly and inflexible - I loved their homes but after being told "no you can't do that" to every question I went elsewhere.
Our builder AllCastle charged about $4000 for upgrading to Terracotta…
WHEN BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME
Number one rule – DO NOT assume that everything will go the way you envisaged when putting your thoughts together for your home.
A new approach to water tanks
yes great magazine. In the present times one shold harves as much possible water from their roofs. There were heaps of other ideas in the mag such as portable 'watering…
I hold shares in Wesfarmers, Coles, and Woolworths, so hopefully I might come out in front somewhere along the line, especially as I bought my Coles shares at $6 many…
Jul 08, 2007 10:35 pm
HELP! Paving around fibreglass pool
I have been having trouble working out how to pave around my existing fibreglass pool.
I have recently removed a sunken exposed ag concrete surround and…
The paper tape still caused some cracking.
My guess on the cause is due to the difference in thickness of the masonite (3mm) versus the gyprock (10mm).
Plastering Topping compound
Why is a top coat required when plastering?
Is it possible just to use several layers of base coat and paint over this coat to finish?
Building a Shed
That's great. Don't forget to run some power out to the shed as well. A couple of fluoros should do for the lighting.
Removing Internal Walls
We've had that since, and I'm all good
I'm pretty sure, if you were checking to see if it moved at all, like I was, you'd know, but that's not really the point, and…
I'll change - hang in there for the long term gains.
Many a housing comission suburb are now wanted to be in areas If close to everything, once the govt renter and…
The Old Man's pool
I'd also put some sort of cover over it to stop sunlight otherwise it will be come an algle bloom in summer and a stagnant weed pond in winter.
Suggest you consider a…
An aerial won't work in a roof space if you have reflective foil sarking (a good idea) or a metal roof. If you have a tile roof and no reflective sarking then an aerial…
Jul 16, 2007 12:49 pm
Hi Alison, welcome!!
I must need laygirl explanations as well, as I can’t see how it can’t be done either!!
In fact, I’ll bet my right arm it CAN be…
What is a DIN Rail?
thanks for the comments and links everyone, you have all been very informative. it is so nice to have such prompt and enthusiastic responses. much appreciated.
Exactly. You have the option of using the lower power globes (275W), but they won't put out as much heat, and so won't work as well with a very high ceiling.
Jul 19, 2007 10:13 pm
Could you give us more information in regards to your question. Im not sure what you mean by 'buyer pay interest for builder'
Jul 20, 2007 10:23 pm