Building A New House
Help on Australian Standards for step risers & treads
Basic rule is the tread is to be no less than 250mm and the rise no more than 190mm. The risers also can't vary in size too much.
Couple of questions from a first time builder (well almost)
Yes it means site costs for an "S class" slab as defined by the soil report. If the soil report comes back as "H" class for example, then there would be extra…
Building a ranch style home on 5 acres in the Hunter Valley
Thanks for the welcome, If only Metricon built in our area, They have recently built some display homes nr us but they are yet to build in the council region (we are…
recommend me a country facade/builder in NSW
you know the type with the straight fronts and bull nose verandah and 'A' frame above the front door- Just something very simple but effective for our 'rural influenced'…
Monster's Build - 8 Weeks After Handover 22/02/10 PICS
The landscaping looks fantastic, and the outdoor room looks very inviting. Congratulations!
Our Beechwood Mona Vale build - inspection sept 23rd
nice to see the photos... we are also building with beechwood... and design is almost ready for submission to the private certifier. I hope the house finishes way…
Jas_Wants_A_House - received a tentative start day
Thanks Leonard, My lovely neighbour - haha, he got upset when the plumper left some dirt on the road while digging for water connection and got upset because the same…
Driveway paving plan - approval from council?
We're building in Blacktown Council as well, however we're required to have the driveway done before handover (Developer requirement, not Blacktown). As far as I'm…
What to do with Master bedroom recess - HELP
I think its about 400mm deep. Not to sure because my scanned copy of the plans has taken off the measurements and scale. Twiggy, you have given me a good idea - when DB…
cash wrk b4 HO - Is it allowed & what can you get away with?
Thanks for everyones responses! Hopefully drafting comes back soon and if i have to buy another feature tile sheet then ill just allocate the leftovers to the bathroom…
Has anyone used the Dulux Colour Consultancy service?
Its an hourly rate, from what I remember, $140 per hour for QLD. Its on their website... I havent used them though. Hopefully someone else can help out more with that!
Laid Concrete Slab ... and then it RAINED!!!!!
Fill is unsettled soil, meaning the piers should be deeper than usual. My advice - be there on the day and check that the builder's structural eng. has been on site to…
Hotwater heater/setup for 2 people to shower same time ?
We have instantenous gas (the biggest unit we could buy for a domestic purpose) and it works perfectly for our double shower to function. We can have all four of us (two…
Anyone building Brookvale from PD
search.php?keywords=brookvale&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search There seems to be a few people building that particular…
Removing a laminex kitchen benctop after handover
Hi Thanks for your replies The builders are willing to let me do the splashback after handover so cracking the splashback wont be a problem as l 'll get that done after l…
Cost to install a capped water point for Fridge
Hi, If your fridge isn't far from your sink, why not just have a chat to your plumber to put a 1/2" tap under your sink & run a 1/4" PVC line alone the rear of kitchen…
Meeting the First Home Builders Deadline
So my wife spoke to Wisdom Homes today, there have advised us that they have not yet applied for the construction certificate yet and that the application process will…
How much did you spend after your build?
Well, i'm at the tail end of my build now, and so far i've had to pay for my tiles and i'll then need to pay for the tiler... and then later on i'll need to pay for the…
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