Builder margin is confidential to the builder, although a margin will be disclosed in variations, for PC and PS items. Do not assume that the margin on those items is the…
Help for translate building vocabulary
I'm a french estimator for a timber construction, i'm trying to translate my resume but i have some problems with the english bulding vocabulary.
If someone can…
Is anyone building with Wilson Home Tas
Hi, yes the links worked fine, it looks like they are getting on with it at .Yes I have facebook, will pm you on here. What a shame your rental didnt last until the house…
Nov 10, 2016 9:05 pm
I'm not sure if the ones we get in Vic are made in SA but I am looking at using Biscotti too. Austral gave me a list and I could drive around and look at finished houses.
HELP urgent vanity question. Resolved!
Hi the problem was resolved, because the builder did not show us any codes or paperwork to show why we can only use their items. Maybe when it comes to the actual build…
Aug 31, 2016 2:38 am
I agree with Stewie, I wouldn't be paying him anything else until he rectifies any issues, or at least makes an effort to and his future work is of a standard you're happy…
Jul 05, 2016 8:15 pm
General Discussion topic dumping
What people forget is that the person who may be able to quickly answer their question, may only be viewing certain sub-forums, and avoiding both General and Building a…
Render advice needed
I think Colorbond Paperbark would be a closer match to River Gum Beige. You could then have your render in any colour since your bricks/garage combo is quite versatile. I…
Bad advice. Never do this, because you open yourself up to an adverse possession claim. ALWAYS build right on the boundary to protect title to your area.
Roads, not sure where to post
Hi Beetaloo, I think I will stick to just grass around the house, I think I wouldn't like to spray but it's a good idea.
Going to find out where that 100 my starts from…
Nov 21, 2015 7:56 pm
Kitchen and bathroom taps
ohhh I assumed it was a shower mixer but maybe its not?
If its just a basin mixer then its a straight swapover with whatever you choose!
door on media / lounge room
GThanks everyone, we have gone with 2x 720 cavity sliders I was happy with two double hinged doors and there was a miscommunication with builder and he did variation for…
May 19, 2015 4:19 pm
Boiler room rule
The plumbing code would pertain only because of the hot and cold water pipes but the others as you mention are because of the flue etc so distances to flammable surfaces…
Things you can do Yourself
I did a ton of ringing around about this recently. Generally, the builder won't cover damages or loss of owner supplied material from site. You…
May 15, 2015 10:29 pm
Thanks Stewie. Will have to settle for trying to get a 3d of just the land. Maybe there is a simpler program out there for me to try…
Dec 11, 2014 6:37 pm
Issues to be aware of after tree impact???
When the insurance assessor comes, ask him for his credentials. If he isnt a qualified structural engineer,and they arent going to get one in subsequently, that's your…
Running power from pole
Yes of course we would all love to be using solar instead of hooking up to the grid but unfortunately there are a few disadvantages
HELP! Need to select feature render colour
I am after some opinions on what colour i should paint my render feature wall. I am hoping perhaps someone has used a similar colour theme to what i have chosen and has…
retrofit polished concrete flooring
Seriously Ive looking at polished concrete for years. Its great but a bit of fashion ATM. I'd be looking into high quality Large polished tiles, I reackon they look even…
Electrical supply to my shed
ok I think the discuss has reached a good conclusion. Given that a few seemed to have now decided to argue the point. it's time for this thread to be closed. Thank you…
replacement of one rafter
Sadly all too common in the building industry qebtel.
I've seen far worse too like the idiot AC installer who cut through chords of five trusses…
SmartFrame joist hangers?
You may be able to use triple-grips. I've been using these for my decking and they may have enough holes to secure your joists down. Even if you had to drill a couple of…
5 Amp Light Switches
Pain to install-normal faceplate size is 114x73mm with 84mm mounting centres. For memory on a 80x80 plates the mounting centres are either 65 or 68mm. This will require a…
Sep 30, 2013 10:12 pm
I'm not sure of the exact rules governing a wayleave easement ( all I know is that it pertains to electrical companies access to their assets like poles substations etc )…
Paint burnt roofing iron??
Hi all, we have just bought a fire damaged house and will be renovating it on a tight budget. The fire was in one corner of the house and mainly in the lounge room area.…
plumbing pipe size 130m length
A qualified person who is licensed to do this work and issue the necessary compliance certificate would be able to advise if they chose to do so.
Different fixtures have…
Boundary is 5m out in new subdivision
Good to know you are not alone.
As several lots are involved, it might be that the Developer can pressure the Golf Club to re-establish affected pegs.
The Golf Club…
Mar 08, 2013 9:06 pm
Bags of cement per cubic metre
Thanks for your prompt replies. Very helpful indeed.
I don't have a concrete mixer and I am happy to use muscle and a wheelbarrow which I have done before. This time I…
Recommend a building book for me!
It is very easy to compare different building methods and materials via the internet and judge factors like R-values for wall insulation etc by comparing manufacturers…
Deleting threads/posts! HELP
I have moved your thread out of public view. It can be replaced again at any time if you would like it to.
We don't usually do this, unless there are…
Aug 28, 2012 8:40 am
Isolation valves and mixers
Thanks Arfur - I'd just heard that they were compulsory, but you are correct, this house has isolation valves only on the kitchen & basins.
Colorbond Colors Ironstone and Surfmist?
Have you looked at the colorbond website where you can change colours on a few different house elevations? We picked up samples at Mitre 10.
Hmmm there's no option for…
hebel wall panel sealing
Wouldn't the adhesive create a barrier between the slab and the hebel base. Sealing the base prior to fixing to the base, would only create issues for the adhesive.
I have just recently replaced my siding in austin, however, the contractor that did it was terrible. I think they have installed it incorrectly.
So now I really need some…
Neighbour's driveway intrudes on my block
The council usually has to sign off on crossovers/driveways before they are built. If they did and the placement is wrong it will be up to council to fix. If they didn't…