Building, Renovation & Maintenance
My building progress
So i received my start date today
Site cut is booked in for Feb 2 and slab on March 8. Let the fun times begin!
Thanks for the comments. would be great to know if there short hands on courses where a trade expert can show you physically basics of paint, tiling ...etc.
Jan 19, 2022 5:23 pm
New home build
Keep detailed records of all commications with the builder. Everyrhing! Treat the whole process as business.
Alfresco Surface Tiling
we were told by the builder that we can't have alfresco tiles at the same level as main floor.
it needs to be rebated so that the water doesn't get blown into the house…
Building with Montgomery Homes
Just an update to mention that Montgomery homes extended our tender expiry by 2 months due to the delays and have "assure you…
Jan 19, 2022 11:01 am
Jan 19, 2022 10:41 am
Moving retaining wall
Hey @Emily94 Welcome to the forum
Your plan shows Drainage and Sewer pipes adjacent to the boundary , so that may be the reason why the
retaining walls are set back off…
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard
Just an update, we were able to lower it to the same height as the concrete slab through our local water authority. They required us to pay almost $3k but then later…
Jan 18, 2022 2:08 pm
New build floor plan advice
ramjam01 - Just my tow cents from my custom build underway - Pantry seems small given Fridge has taken up other side. (Perhaps make island and sink wall longer with…
New Build with Omnia Homes
I'd be great to get some updates on how did your build go.
How much time did it take to complete and how was your experience?
Also, how was the after care…
Jan 18, 2022 12:59 pm
Jan 18, 2022 12:41 pm
Building with Wisdom Homes
No delay costs for me, I'm moving in with inlaws and are months away from having to move. Waiting sucks though!
Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
I have the Chelsea and the estimate was about 100k less as when you get to the selections appointments it all costs more e.g standard tiles in Beaumont costs more for…
Jan 18, 2022 11:23 am
Does a construction certificate expire?
As a retired longtime tradesman myself , I can read and comprehend a court decision which shows the error of your original response . As to your extensive list of trade as…
Building with Hall & Hart Homes
Hi, they are very keen to assist but then admin delays come in. I paid my first tender in June 2020 and my house is still getting built
Jan 18, 2022 11:18 am
Jan 18, 2022 10:03 am
Stockland - Land Release Process
I don't know anything about appointments, they didn't do them when we bought land about a year ago. For us the process was fairly simple. We picked the lot we liked, paid…
Building with fowler homes
Hey Mikaela3105, just wondered if you have any progress on your build at all?
We have come to a halt with progress as well. How did you go with speaking to someone higher up?
These photos all look ok to me, the pine is machine graded, so knots are already accounted for, the splits are not a big issue provided they are still adequately nailed…
Jan 17, 2022 5:19 pm
Jan 17, 2022 4:31 pm
Hi all, we have a two story house and the plumber has detected moisture under the tiles through grout issues so we will look to get that replaced but infrared camera shows…
Hey people, i'd love to add a ceiling fan to this room which is a bedroom; but we have these massive ceiling medallions/roses. Additionally these old but cheapish…
Saw this unit around me. Similar structure to yours. Hope the colours are somewhat similar to what you want?
I would ditch that stone cladded column, too old fashioned.…
Ethical conduct or no?
Other than point you in the right direction with regards to the questions you need to ask and answers you need to seek... Here
1. Get sand penetrometer ( soil compaction)…
Leaning steel piers
Suggest you check the moisture levels in the subfloor, house, and cupboards. Sloping block, concreted subfloor, poor constuction, strange repairs, and forced ventilation…
Manually operatable BAL-FZ Fire Shutters?
I am well versed with the regulation, the Warrior-FZ products and the difficulty of finding a supplier. Obviously you don't know either, thanks for your effort but it…
I paid $800 for kitchen drop down ceiling, it seems reasonable.
Drop from slab to fence
I would expect that the slab design would include piers under the edge beam as you have drainage running approx 500mm outside the slab edge, this would be within the zone…
Flyscreen door face install?
Not weird. I actually wish we would have done that because when you go to close the doors, you trap all the insects sitting on the screen inside the house, which is kind…
Hi have an original kitchen design of 2.7 X 2.7m with two entries. But barely any bench space.
We are knocking down the wall into dining area. Will be left with a 10cm…
Chipping concrete slab rebate
The concrete slab rebate is extending across the bricks by 10-20 mm
Concretor mentioned for perimeter concreting, that extension needs to be chipped to maintain the…
bearers & Joist Alfreso
Just wondering any of you have bearers & Joist Alfreso which has concrete on it and tiling. Is it possible to have that? If yes how the builder to it?
Swimming pool tiling installation cost
Hi guys, I have never built a pool before, I have got a quote for $6900 for install only (I supply tiles) to pool surround plus copping, size $18m2 + 24lm Pool coping. Is…
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD
I've read from the other post that you've built with jkw. Do you mind to give me some details..e.g quality fixtures etc
probs too late but icon have a contract claus that you can't put anything negative on social media so tht can be why you can't find anything.
Sorry for the delay but I am restricted at the moment.
You have provided great information that also indicates you have done your homework. I will provide information…
Dulux colour match for polytech cafe cream
Just in response to my own question in case anyone ever has the same question. Ha! I got a sample of polytech cafe cream matt and compared it to some of my dulux paint…
Has anyone installed sliding doors to a metal frame wardrobe before?
I've got the standard 80's double brick, metal frame door Australian house.
The bedrooms have…
Retaining wall & council woes what next
Long story as these things usually are.
Approved plan has a retaining wall adjacent to side boundary. Engineering details are included etc. my block side boundary…
Jan 14, 2022 2:57 pm