Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor
Thank you idev we have decided to go with fibre cement cladding for the first floor. We had different opinions from experience tradies regarding performance, cost,…
We are in Melbourne and currently in the market looking for ideas for our new home. We recently came across a beautiful weatherboard split-level property…
The Aluminium composite roller doors are expensive, I think we got quoted about 5k extra over standard colorbond type door back in 2018. In the end we could not justify…
F5 instead of MGP10
Hi, my builder due to the timber unavailability used F5 timber for framing whereas the engineering specification was MGP10. When I found numerous holes in the studs which…
Information on building a small home
Some time requirements, such as council approvals, can be the same irrespective of the type of build and the size of the house. The build, however, should be quicker.
Gj Gardner or Montgomery?
Could you share builder contact please as I have gone thru icon and GJ Gardener and as stated it seems to be over my budget.
and maybe the northern beaches…
Thomas archer can alter their designs for a fee if you select one of their pre designed plans. We about to start building with them on approx the same size block.…
Oct 26, 2021 6:02 pm
Has anyone had a situation where Developer Approval has held up the process of the builder applying for a building permit? I don't see in our HIA contract where the…
We come to step where we need to locate and design the stair case.
Can anyone look at our propose plan and give me any feedback or ideas…
Just wondering if anyone know what the rust colour stain is on my lounge walls and how do I fix it?
Many thanks in advance
Custom build - Mancini Made
First time building here. We've been browsing around for a custom builder in the south-east region of Melbourne and came across Mancini Made, seems to have a lot of…
Building with fowler homes
Oh that’s a bit of a concern. I hope they get moving for you again soon. You were moving so well through the steps there for a bit.....
Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances
Thanks on the ACL info - I will look at the extended warranty.
I visited HN recently and they showed me the Sirius and mentioned about both the internal and external…
Recently completed an extension in which we had a Daikin bulkheads installed -
1 wall unit (split)
1 external unit
When we turn on one of the units in…
Security window film
Hello All. Interested to hear feedback on this product. In particular, does it actually stop entry into a dwelling if smashed. Thanks.
Landscapers Greater Sydney?
Are you budgeting in the $200,000 plus range? if so I can recommend a few groups
If you are more in the $20-50,000 range I have great company as well.
Spectrum Build North Brisbane
Our build started this week, minor earthworks getting ready for Septic system, rainwater tank and slab.
We've received our official notification of commencement, with…
Oct 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Façade colour scheme
Thanks, Jason for sharing the details and suggesting something which can give me some direction.
Metricon Heble Pannels
Is anyone built or noticed that what they provide with their double story constructions?
Also, their render…
Oct 25, 2021 10:26 am
Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry
Any extractor fan should vent to the outside especially those that service a wet room like a laundry or bathroom. The moist air needs to be expelled externally otherwise…
Trial it for 30days, Most are happy to offer an extension if they can see you are offering positive feedback.
BTW, you always get grey areas onsite its not always black…
Boston 42 Alternatives?
It's hard for the project home guys to manage deliveries on Main roads, though I have seen Clarendon do it on a number of occasions.
If you are comfortable,…
Office setup/study area
Hey, your post is interesting and touching at the same time. Sometimes to go with life as it comes is the only key to keeping away stress. Also, my gut feeling says you…
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara 
the facade on Master was not reflected what i picked on PSQ stage, it was so annoying as they simply changed my bedroom floorplan to suit their facade. I reckon drawee…
A friend is thinking of buying an old property near Adelaide. He showed pictures of it and on one photo I noticed a bulge in the external wall, right where an…
Oct 24, 2021 8:51 pm
Building with Wisdom Homes
Oh another question. We will be getting a wall oven and cooktop. While they are available on the Winning Electical website, they are about 30% more expensive then I can…
Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)
We’re looking to build our first home, double story 5 bedrooms, on 750sqm land.
We have looked into a few builders - Metricon, Steve Parcell. Was really hoping to hear…
Gold coast neighbour drainage
Has anyone had any experience with dealing the the GCCC over drainage issues with a neighbour?
While we are down hill from our neighbour and totally get that there will…
This is my very first post in the forum.
I am exploring some land blocks in Spring Mountain (Ipswich QLD) but most of those have retaining wall (proposed…
Driveway standards and issues.
These council drawings comply - I know them. The issue is that you applied that drawing to your driveway, which you shouldn't have. Not necessary. 10% to the kerb is…