Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Building price increases
Yep. My favourite bimboy posts are the ones where somone asks a basic question and he provides a response that doesn't even adress the question an gives the good ol…
Building with Metricon
I started my journey December last year and still waiting for the final variations. They are extremely slow. It took them 6 weeks for every change request
Nov 27, 2021 7:17 pm
Hi my name is Helen and I am a newbie as far as building a house. The house I want to build is a steel frame with vertical cladding. Will be going owner builder.
Thomas Archer Bayside Build
Anyone know who pay the electricity bill during construction ? TA or customer ?
I know water is definitely paid by customer , but heard the electricity should be paid by…
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
Metricon Riviera 54
I'm looking at one of these - obviously the spec will differ greatly, but I'd be curious what your price was including all the extras?
Also, did you do any…
Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)
lol Kuringai council
CDC is your best chance for a less compromised outcome, but you will not be able to use the church setback - that's if CDC is even possible, more…
Nov 25, 2021 7:20 pm
Clarendon help please (Boston 28)
I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front?
Velux skylights facing East
If you are NSW ( you don't say where you are! ) then you should look at getting double glazed skylights/roof windows.
You can get external and internal shade devices as…
Think about the turning circle of the vehicle you intend to use. You will need at the minimum the entire circle for the distance between the outside of both crossovers.…
Need help with Staircase location
the new kids bedrooms are bigger than before just a different shape and it would be a serious mistake to lose the ensuite and i think you now need to work with a local…
Building with Wisdom Homes
Ok, so not great, but not terrible. We have a 2 year old solar system which we will be reusing, shame they won't let us include it in our BASIX checks
Yeah, we're finally building. Council planning and CLC Aprovals took a while...but we've now started.
Bathroom advice please
we have a 1500mm shower in our ensuite
it is just too big and gets cold in winter
even for 2 people 1200mm would be more than enough
for a childrens bathroom 900mm square…
Basement Cooling and Heating
For anyone who has built a basement have you installed air condition cooling down there?
My designer is suggesting to install an air con but I am interested if it is…
Hi, I need to increase the height of my brick fence. I plan to just lay the new bricks on top. I have never layer bricks before, is it a easy task? Can you share any…
Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?
Hi all looking to do a KDRB in Brisbane southside.
Issue with the block is there's a stormwater pipe running diagonally through the lot.
according to DBYD it's around 1m…
Signature on Tallawong
I have purchased from Signature in 2018......still no handover..........For people who has already purchased..... hope you have a lot of patients. They never…
Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
I bought from signature at hteir ponds project.
Never again very poor customer service and the delays are beyond crazy.
We bought in aug 2018
This one has the right idea hahaha
Comment on my floor plan please
I would combine Theatre and Lounge as one bigger room rather than 2 smaller rooms makes it more usable as a multi-purpose 2nd living zone.
Experience with DJ Roberts
I'm currently building with DJ's. My build is an absolute nightmare, from what I can tell, anybody that has or is building with them has had the same experience.
I'm currently building with DJ's, it's a living nightmare, I'd strongly consider going with someone /anyone else. It could not be much worse than staying building with these guys
Nov 24, 2021 12:55 am
What to ask in a Consolidated Tender?
Hi all ,
I’ve gathered that most project home will have the stage of a consolidated tender where all requirements are consolidated and drawn up in the plan. There will…
Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build
Unfortunately Martyn is the guy you see 'A current Affair' chasing down the road. The parent company Complete will not help either, totally disassociated itself. I…
Address change for corner blocks
I am about to build my house on a corner lot in Box Hill, NSW. The address on the registration papers was 'B' street but my house and driveway will be…
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Building with Adenbrook homes
I am also contemplating between Adenbrook and Macdonald Jones. I am on tight budget so Adenbrook seems cheaper. Would you be kind enough to share what kind of…