Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Electrical - Sub distribution box/lighting automation
1. optional, you can but normally just use the earth from the main switch board 2. should be enough but the distance determines voltage drop - sparky should work it…
Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site
I wouldn't call it foam, it is autoclaved concrete - special form of a lightweight concretes, which is used in building industry since early 90-ies and has probably…
Anyone got owner builder permit to build a duplex in NSW ?
If so what were the "special circumstances" under which it was granted? "Note: If the development consent is for 'dual occupancy' an owner-builder permit can only be…
Skylight facing west, sufficient light in mornings?
It might be a bit darker in the mornings but the light is still light, so you should be getting it. Similar to what you see from your western windows
Frustration during Construction Phase - Masterton
Yes, Lack of communication is a big concern. We built a few years ago and we used to get a call every Friday from our supervisor. Now I have to visit the site myself to…
Hi, I'm looking for a structural solution to stand alone pic
Sorry! I'm new to this forum and have made a mistake in my posting! I'm looking for a structural solution to a stand alone wooden pickets fence with no structural rail…
Control Joints in Villaboard for a Bathroom
Hi All, First time poster. I was hoping to get some advice on villaboard installation within a bathroom. I have installed villaboard before, in a laundry. I think I did…
if i have understood your dimensions correctly my suggestions include using the smallest toilet and wall hung handbasin eg Caroma Urbane with in wall cistern, small wall…
Hi there. We actually ended up doing a private build. We found that we wanted to change so much. A few of the rooms were kept the same but were obsessed with be pavilion…
How much damage to a house before insurance decide to settle
I thought this would be a popular question but I haven't been able to find any similar posts. Perhaps I'm wording my searches wrong? When you have car insurance and the…
Recommendations for quick and cheap updates for the exterior
1. Roof cleaning and paint - which colour do you recommend? I often see black/ dark grey in use these days but I would prefer…
Mortar holes/gaps in a 10yo townhouse - are these bad?
Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place - I’m new to the property/building journey (trying to buy my first home) so not sure where/who to go with these sorts of…
Getting home built - Is H1 class waffle pod slab ok?
The appropriate slab is the one that the engineers design based on the report. In Short, yes. Is there things you need to be mindful of? heck yeah. Take a look for…
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build
In the past 10 days since my last post I haven't managed to get a huge amount done. Four of those days were teaching (and a day at school is way more exhausting than 8…
In this forum we often rightly criticise builders....
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Desiderius Erasmus This proverb implies that even a little knowledge or experience can…
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