Pre handover inspection
Hi, our pre handover inspection is booked. We are planning to hire our independent building inspector. In case, we find defects in our house, are we able to get the key…
Lining and insulating a shed
Send him a PM.
He might not be logging into the forums anymore. The PM should automatically go to his email account.
Lease expires before our home is finished
Sigh* thanks for the info. Unfortunately they did not approve of the periodic tenancy. I seriously have a grudge with that landlord now. Wishing he gets a bad tenant…
Relocating water meter
Hi trushan sorry late reply. We just filled a form online requesting water SA to move our water meter. That includes paying right away depending on the distance or how…
It is high time to act, the only thing all experts keep saying in terms of starting constructions or renos
Shadow diagrams are required for Planning Approval.
If no Planning approval was required, then there wont be a shadow study.
That is correct.
Once you make a claim you are not limited by the warranty time frame it will continue until it is resolved even if
it is beyond the warranty limit.The…
Anyone know how to adjust these please?
Feb 22, 2020 2:07 pm
RIVER GUM OR HICKENBOTHAM.
Will be downsizing when hubby retires in just over a year . Currently have lived in southern hills area (Happy Valley) for 35 years & want to move nearer the…
Building with Fairmont
Hi, I am looking to build in Adelaide in either Broadview or Ascot Park with Fairmont. Does anyone have any feedback on Fairmont and footings prices for these suburbs? Thank you.
Cleaning vinyl flooring
The electrostatic voltage on the surface of vinyl siding is reduced due to the use of lubricant and antistatic in the process by manufacturers. Under…
Feb 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Fairmont Homes - South Of Adelaide
Hi guys, not sure how this works, but I am in the process of looking to build with Fairmont.. what can I ecspect? What are the hidden costs? What are NOT included?
Drain In Kitchen For Wall Oven
Just advise builder which appliances you're installing along with installation manual and point out oven requires a water outlet & drain, also check specs on your hotplate…
Slab damage from excavator
I had precisely this happen when I built 20 years ago. I was not happy and complained to the builder. At the time I saw the damage the framer was there about to begin…
Load Bearing Posts??
I wouldn't stress (excuse the pun) too much if you can't locate the original engineering details
Your engineer should advise you of the best way to replace the…
Any quality builder can assist you, if you find one that does all trades inclusive, they will usually have someone that can draw the plans for you as well. You want…
Fencing question - re concrete plinths
nah not keen an anything that becomes termite food. had issues with fencing in my last place
it eventually blew down.
I will budget for the more expensive fencing option…
Shipment from China
Barnes, don't know what you do, but hope one day, when you loose your job or are on hard times, you don't hear, sorry neighbour, got it from China directly, it's the…
Dec 05, 2017 7:44 pm
should i have concerns re this slab
all good as i was expecting but peace of mind is worth it. was also good to talk to someone else about some other related aspects of the build process
though they have…
roof not engineered for solar
if my little post and question helps someone else avoid this same ommision then its worth the post.
Thought i was pretty on top of everything and had a streamlined…
Seaford Meadows Footings
Who are you building with? A lot of builders have crappy allowances, like $15,000.
My builder allows $34,000 so I got a refund of a portion of it.
Is your block sloped?…
Reverse Brick Veneer
I can't answer your question re costs in Adelaide as I built as an owner builder in rural South Australia.
My house is solar passive with double brick in living areas …
Fencing issue - what would you do?
Cry poor, try that with local council rates, one way or another they must be payed, same goes morally for neighbouring fences, problem is some people will take advantage…
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Style of home
You need to get the link to the picture (hosted elsewhere) and use the full editor when posting. It has the img or url button to insert the link.
Jan 05, 2017 8:06 pm
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Repairing hole in salt damp wall help.
Yes I know exactly how you feel, my wife used to complain exactly the same as you. That was when we were raisingt 4 kids and I had contracts and men working everywhere.…
What height do you wall mount your TVs?
Stewie is spot on. That is the optimal height.
I always laugh at these TV's that are above fireplaces or above taller cabinetry.
Best to wall mount above lowline cabinetry.
SHORING UP and REPAIR ideas
this family home needs some repairs and due to the location ( China countryside, basically difficult for trucks to get to the house) resources, workers and small rural…
base infill - transportable house
now just wondering is there anything wrong with using concrete sleepers as base infill with a transportable house?
thank you for any info in regards to this
Slab edge dampness
I deleted my post, disregard what I posted. I enlarged the 3rd photo and thought that it was water pooling against the wall but I realised after enlarging the other 2…
Looking for Haliburton cottage shed
Hi guys what would you estimate the cost to build Haliburton cottage shed . I am thinking about a completely stand alone room in the garden with the following…
Yeah curious? Did you consider moving dining and lounge areas (that flow would suit our living patterns). We had similar dilemma and came up with offset arrangement like…
Ekodeck decking feedback
I think it would be better for screening (don't have to walk on it) and have seen it used successfully for this purpose.
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