Rendered extension - brick veneer or cladded
Well I retract my first post then. Clad the top and render both levels. By the time it is all painted , it will tie both levels together. I hate driving along and seeing…
New Build Double storey (Energy efficient/passive design) -
No additional cost expect if this change your external wall structure.
New Build single storey (Stroud homes West Brisbane)
Take stock of what you really need and look at spending a bit more money on the envelope. Passive solar design is largely a disproven method of design, you're far better…
Installing Laminate Flooring - DIY or Pay a Professional?
Hi all, My house is nearing completion, the last stage is to install laminate flooring. I have got to install approx 130sqm over the concrete slab which has been…
Fixing loose tile with no spare tiles available
There are tile grout removers available. A small handheld timber handle and metal shaft with a narrow tungsten carbide blade on it. You rub it back and forth along the…
Do you need Council Approval for Ground-Level Floor Decking?
Hi, I am in Queensland, Moreton Bay Council. I was reading about decking and found that in the council website, it mentioned that council approval is required for decking…
BONDEK SLAB...CUTTING A STRIP DRAIN ALONG EDGE OF SLAB
Are you in Melbourne if yes contact burrat engineering he good at what he does he is a civil and structural engineer. Give him a ring , his name is Steve Buratt. Thats…
Cleaning marks off walls without causing burnishing of paint
Try using baby wipes as a friend does that on their Dulux paint and seems to work for them
Has the engineer over engineered my slab?
Those are engineering properties the The footing, beams ,slab and piers are combined as one solid Individual surfaces can be extracted,eg, Top for reinforcement, sides…
Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build
Exhaust all the public institutions there are, you paid for building insurance, perhaps they pay, the Builders Registration Board, the HIA (Housing Industry Association),…
Fixed price building contract on undeveloped vacant land
Thanks heaps for your info sharing . It’s top soil at the moment. I did check with the developer where he is getting the clean fill from and it’s…
Has anyone recently 'lowered' a Queenslander??
I realise this post is 10 years ago but some advice.. what local council are you in? i.e. Brisbane or elsewhere in the state? A hundred year old house will likely be…
Help with yellow tongue noggins for garage door
I’m currently installing yellow tongue noggins for a garage door based on nog maps from my garage door supplier. The required dimensions of the noggins obviously do…
certification needed to replace balcony handrails + awning?
Balcony handrails and stair balustrading are a safety issue as is a roofed structure. You may get some free advice from your councils building surveyor if you ask nicely.…
Rising damp - concrete floor and slopes exterior
Thanks for the photos At a quick glance you will need to locate the root cause of the water ingress outside or beneath the slab ie Broken agri or Stormwater pipes? and…