Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Leaning steel piers
Building Inspectors carry professional indemnity insurance, at least the reputable ones do.
If I found my sub floor/foundations consisted of acrow props and the building…
Ethical conduct or no?
A dilapidation report really just includes lots of photos to prove any damage is existing. It protects them from you. It is not for your benefit usually. it take heaps of…
Jan 16, 2022 7:57 pm
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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…
Does a construction certificate expire?
Mate, I'm just a dumb builder with 16 different trade qual's and a Bachelor in Construction, have been at this for 40 years including writing expert reports for the courts…
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…
Being as it’s meant to look like a wall hung artwork the wall mount is a little tricky to install and you can’t mount this over a power point if you want it to sit…
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
New build floor plan advice
I think you will need a proper laundry room for your family. I see no linen spaces around the house. Storage of this house is not enough for a big family like…
Spec Builders for 12m wide property
NSW CDC guidelines allow 55% of land size which would be 290. Council is 55% of buidable area which does include setback requirements hence the smaller build area.
Tile look colorbond roof
We need colorbond roof due to low roof pitch.
Can someone recommend or provide links to suppliers who might be selling tile look colorbond roof material?
Jan 13, 2022 7:44 pm
Tile look colorbond roof
We need a colorbond roof due to roof pitch. Is tile look colorbond an option? Please help with links and images.
Jan 13, 2022 7:39 pm
Hi guys i am fairly new to building a double story house and stuff and have recently got myself a 448 lot in Melbourne during my search for house designs i have realized i…
Career change into building design
I'm strongly considering a career change into building design (away from industrial design), and looking for opinions of the industry from anyone that is, or…
Anyone build with new homes shop ?
I did read the last 2 months review on them but this is a bit too late for me because i already signed a contract to them...now im getting a bit worried...im first home buyer:(
I can't see your photos but with prefabricated frames if a mistake has been made the frame can be bigger than the slab and the guys erecting the frame won't alter the…
Brunfelsia white caps
Hi everyone. About 10 years ago I bought a Brunfelsia undulata White Caps. It had the most beautiful white trumpet flowers with an amazing night fragrance. And then I…
Lintels and things
Aha! Thanks. This makes sense.
Yeah, it’s a nice suburb but I still think it’s overpriced! Lucky for me I’m not going to be selling any time soon so won’t be…
Jan 12, 2022 10:43 pm
i would think in terms of at least a year or more not months for such a big job and there are numerous options but i would keep the original front door and central access…
You’d really hate my feature brick wall then!
There are an abundance of cladding options: wood, tiles, render - or if you want to get really exxy then something like…
Cancel Land Contract
Thank you, unfortunately no they werent allowing it and i didn't push at the time
Good idea, i'll check with the agent. I'd assume the would just say you would lose the…
Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?
Just to add to this we have been in our new home now in Perth for 12 months. It is 320m2 total, normal WA construction colourbond roof but with full anticon insulation…
Coral Homes general build thread
We built in 2009 and did a few things ourselves. All the electrical work from the pole to the plug and security wiring, as well as distributed audio and visual cabling. I…