gillybeanExternal render is not same as plan but builder denied it
In this case it is the side that has been rendered but not the front, but the result is the same - odd. I agree with jas0nt above, should’ve gotten the front…
rockyroadDream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne
Hi, Just bumped into your post and good to see that you have started something with Accolade in Rockbank. I have got a corner block in stage 4. With land titling in mid…
Saint MikeWhen would the warranty of heating system start counting?
Warranty is normally from date f purchase isn't it ? BUT - ACCC gives you certain rights above and beyond the "warranty". Which do work. If you have need of them do not…
building-expertSlab heave is alive and well, watch out.
Recently I was called to inspect a garage attached to a ranch style home on acreage north west of Melbourne. The owner has noticed some cracking for years but recently it…
Agent_009Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear
As per the topic title, we need to make a choice between these two. Which one should we go for and why?? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
Saint MikeSound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes
Yeah ! I'm not saying you don't do this or that it's not worth a long thought. My point is - you should also look at the position of the toilets. I'm not arguing…
Saint MikeTimber for decks - to composite or not to composite
You might find this useful ...
Simondsbuild1Standing water in stormwater drain. Normal?
If the shower directly opposite the ORG is rarely used, is is normal that when that shower is ran, that a sewer smell comes up because water seal has dropped as water…
khalHEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!
I believe that you moved into your home a few months ago. Hopefully, you and the family have been enjoying you home. In particular the Hebel Panels. I, therefore, wonder…
homesawDouble Strength Hog Bristle or Self-Destruct Gloss???
Hi, I’m going out of my mind trying to find out the colour of my doors and trims. Does anyone have a photo of 1.5 or 2 x Hog Bristle Gloss or Self-Destruct Gloss?…
ja2000Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.
My house (NSW) was approved as a CDC by a mate who is a private certifier who has over 30 years experience, next door was also done and approved as a CDC and there are…
qebtelFencing - Neighbour doesn’t want to pay for fencing.
You are indeed entitled to do that. State fencing laws state each owner must contribute to the fence. The current use of the land (vacant, farmed , etc) is irrelevant…
novaquCSR or BORAL Terracotta Roof Tiles...NEED TO DECIDE!!!!
Hi, I am wanting to know from any home owners who have terracotta roof tiles in the marseille/french style in black. I really like the glossy look in black but want to…
shadowarriorAnyone building in Montego Hills (Kingsholme SE QLD)?
Hello, So the building bug has bit me again and am looking to build on an acreage in the new releases in Montego Hills (Kingshome, SE QLD). Was wondering if any one else…
asheeshjoshiCarlisle Homes new payment schedule issues with Bank Loan
Has anyone recently signed a contract with Carlisle Homes in Melbourne and got their loan approved from Bank ? Both ANZ and Suncorp banks have objected to Carlisle Homes…
StructuralBIMGuyDo your upstair walls of double storey homes make noises?
Zhenhua You will need to get copies of your engineering plans, inspectors reports, and all photos. BTW.This may be a problem if the inspector was hired by the…
brucefil2011Post variations after the site start - Building with Porter
16 December 2017
We tried to add 1 powerpiont that was on the back of an existing one and were told very firmly no changes to electrical were permitted. Good luck. see more at …
sxwallacIs decking included in Fixing stage: Master Builder's
6 December 2017
Thanks everyone. I believe that you're right and that decks are done after fixout. That's fine. Builder is good. Cheers
colin1Options for knockdown/rebuild for wide frontage block
4 December 2017
Hi, We are in the south west of Sydney and had the exact same problem. We looked at a lot of display homes but nearly all are now designed for smaller blocks. The designs…
aloenyxHelp is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help
22 November 2017
My NBN was free from builder. Included hub in garage and conduit from garage to lounge. After move in, went with iinet. They sent technician to hook nbn to house, was free…
kirashogunGarage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?
10 November 2017
I have noticed that most houses built these days (at least in Victoria) are built entirely out of timber framing with choice of masonry outside including the garage. I…