Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Water tanks and building codes
It's an amazing transformation. I wish that the inept building and plumbing regulatory bodies that are ostensibly there to govern Standards and protect home owners from…
Building with fowler homes
We have completed all appointments (awaiting quotes from kitchen and internals). DA approval has been granted but nothing can happen until all quotes are received and…
Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers
if this is not too late, Bosh boilers and burgman panels are high quality products. I am using the same brands for my new house (installation of hydronic is yet to be…
KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
Selected the 300 series windows with double glazed for the whole house.
Doors were taller to suit the high ceilings and wider to better access when moving.
Water pooling around footings
First thing is to get a professional plumber to check your pipes for a leak.
It looks to me that water maybe entering under your house from the front yard lawn area…
La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay
I can tell you the 3 things require for significant slab heave are 1.initial dry clay 2.highly or extremely reactive clay and then 3.a source of water.
I have seen…
Dehumidification for unit
Oops...my bad! It's a humidifier lol. I scanned through the catalogue a few days ago and marked it to check later. Now I understand why the low price.
Nov 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Metricon Studio M Costing
Reaching out here on a limb to see if anyone has a spreadsheet with studio M costings from within the last year or 2. I'd like to cost things out a bit before…
Building price increases
Well what I've taken from this thread is that I'm screwed.
I've just had my building permit released and possible site start in Jan/Feb.
But judging by this thread my…
Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor
When I signed the contract with the builder all the glasses on the 2nd story were plain glass. There were already two houses already built next to mine .Saying that…
Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry
I'm chasing the builder on the bathroom exhaust.... Might be an uphill battle on asking him to add a laundry exhaust as well.
Is annoying that they don't do it properly in…
Marks/discolouration on shower tiles?
Thanks for the response. I have left the shower unused for a week, with mains turned off (although did not drain the lines), and no change to the marks.
I have had one…
Building inspection stages
Your list is woefully inadequate
Who will check your site drainage and relationship of slab levels in relation to ground?
Who will check your contract adjustments at the end?
Put together this little tv unit for the kids retreat, so good that the kiddos have their own little area to chill out
Toilet Rough-in for Toto Neorest
Would be better if Japan wasn't so Xenophobic and just made all their cool gadgets available here, I marvel at the disconnect between the Panasonic Japan and Australian…
Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair
Hi. Thanks for the feedback. We did end up going with Whispair
Now simply need to make a choice between on-board or external motor. They said we can decide in the next…
😅😅 Cheers mate
Tbf I was hoping it was going to be a box gutter option (aesthetically more appealing I guess) but maybe it's a silver lining to have it this way…
I was just after some general information and some feedback based on experience on the general timeframes and stages to go from raw land to registration…
Nov 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Has anyone done a recent price estimate with King? I was basically told prices have shot up 100-200k and I shouldnt waste my time doing a tender with them. Thats really…
With narrow blocks, it is usually stipulated by the developer which side you need to put your garage. Your house will have a build to boundary garage and so will the…
Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)
You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use the church like…
Knock down rebuild - where to live?
Just to chime in - you can absolutely live in your granny flat - I am doing exactly that as I type! I just negotiated it with my builder.
In today’s market…
Nov 29, 2021 11:01 am
Just text me on 0431 712 792 and we will arrange a time to chat today
Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
Hi All, Was stage 2 released yet? It was supposed to be released this March, and then we were told it would happen in Oct. However, my block was not released yet. Was it…
Hot Water ECV keeps dripping
Hi, my hot water system (50L Dux Proflo) has an ECV (expansion control valve) that was fitted in 2019, ever since then it drips pretty much after every shower or usage of…
Hi , Has any one built Princess parrot with Eagle home? Are you happy with it ? If you build princess parrot please share your experience ? Anything that I need to know,…
Nov 28, 2021 11:25 pm
Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.
I like to find the land before I get serious about talking to builders.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't visit a few show homes first to get an idea of what you want and…
Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ?
Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…
Henley Homes Review
Again they are all subcontractors.
we build with henley before and happy with them.
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Knock Down Rebuild
we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley
Henley pricing are upfront except site cost.
Carlisle is the other choice here in vic
I like the emperor and montessa…
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm
Strata reno - non-structural wall
WOW! That's surprising that a wall removal is minor. One of mine you can pain and hang hooks. That's about it.
I've never contacted council for internal reno's.
Building with Metricon
We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !!
ICF Vs Hebel
I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.
Security screens and window cleaning
The screen can't be removed at all, it's a bolted security screen. I have the same problem, trying to find a solution for cleaning the glass behind the screen