Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Insulate on top of bondek
Hi all, the back half of our new house that is soon to begin construction will have a suspended slab using bondek formwork (slope in the back part of the block). Given…
New home build - Custom Design WA
Sorry chippy but you are wrong, the last builder I worked for got pinged for it by the building commission, we had an order to rectify it, hardly any builders do it, but…
window size to ceiling height
Hi, I will have 3 meter ceilings in our new house, but I dont know how high my windows should go. Could I get away with 2400 high or should they be 2700 high to keep the…
Knock down rebuild builders
We originally looked at Cunningham custom homes, they tend to specialise in acreage homes, however I think they’ll build a beautiful if somewhat traditional home. They…
Hey everyone! Long time lurker but have never posted before.
We started planning our build in November of 2017, saving to build what we wanted.
We almost went with a…
Mar 22, 2019 9:33 pm
March 21 and 22 - Roof Day 2 and 3
Going together quickly. Couple of little hiccups, but I'm sure they'll get sorted.
Building with Masterton
Hi all, looking for some clarification and advice.
I am building with Masterton and so far so good. Bricklayer recently completed and today the roof tiles were delivered.…
Would anyone know why my driveway has come up with white marks on some sections?
My driveway is about 6 months old & has been sealed by our builder. Just curious if…
Site scrape down today - looks to be almost finished. So hard to see exactly how large slab will be and how much backyard we will have. So glad things have finally started!
Building with Metricon
I had to use a lawyer to assist in dealing with Metricon last year when I identified multiple serious defects in their work about 2/3 of the way through the build. The…
Hebel Or Bricks
Hebel def has it's benefits - thermal and insulation properties as well as a better fire rating. A single storey home you could potentially finish in a couple of days…
Builder Background Check - How to do???
In Victoria, the specialist homeowner Builder search agency is Builder Background Checks Victoria:
"What We Do. We empower consumers by providing covering the key…
Building with Wisdom Homes
That looks like a lot of water. It may take longer for the cement to cure?
I am guessing you already have an independent inspector check it too?
First home owner grant
It depends on the state you live in and the time you signed your contract.
I can shed some light on the Victorian Grants and how they work having gone through…
Renovation Budget Help
The property market slumped has offered a unique opportunity for us to buy a solid double brick home. We estimate it will go for 1.3 million where we are i.e.…
Mar 22, 2019 10:18 am
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
Oh wow! I was so close to using Alexa myself. I'm glad I went with google. Never heard of doorbird, will check it out, thanks!
Sadly because of developer requirements,…
In my case the inspector and myself identified many defects which were reported to the builder. The builder ignored the report and sped up construction to claim the fixing…
Well finally our slab is getting poured tomorrow!
It was boxed up today and our inspector only found 2 issues that were fixed on the spot so that's great.
Saratoga Risewill be lodged electronically, this should be an expeditious process.
Photographs taken 21/3/19 attached.
Footrest in shower? any ideas?
know what you need. You can check out these for bathroom or office use. Their ergonomic design allows you to get the best comfort and experience. The adjustable design…
Metricon Denver 45
haha yes bedrooms are big and both girls will have BIG robes and our son will have a smaller robe. Our kids all have double beds and one thing i hated when going through…
Mar 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
Thanks for the tips been taking plenty of pics etc and a vid following the pipes for future references too , also got all that data 👏 hopefully they have done the…
Bathroom/laundry sink in tiny bathroom
It seems like your bathroom is pretty small. BCA states that you should have both sink and laundry tub, It would make difficult to organise space. If your washing machine…
Help with privacy screen alfresco area
A row of large pots with a fast growing shrub such as lillypilly or woolybush.
You could also attach shade cloth from your eaves to the fence but plants will grow…
Mar 21, 2019 3:43 pm
URBAN MYTHS .... ?
This is it. We see the water from our balcony - we see the land opposite. Do we ask what is going there ? Do we notice the real estate signs ? Do we appreciate the…
Bathroom Reno Inspiration...
You have enough space to build beautiful bathroom. But when you choose bathroom design, you need to choose wisely. It is important that you use every corner of space in…
What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?
I think it depends on the reason for the piering. For instance, if they've been specified to address the impacts of a tree of influence (soil drying/shrinkage only)…
Mar 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Crack in slab
Thanks for your comment. I should tell that your PCI guide is really good.
Mar 21, 2019 11:27 am
Sorry to hear , any of your neighbours have CCTV? See if anyone has been lurking around?