Building, Renovation & Maintenance
F5 instead of MGP10
Thank you so much for the advise Simeon. Getting it checked again by the surveyors. I have had my builder told me that they tell the engineers what to use. I was…
Start a topi
Hoping someone may be able to help as builder is not being helpful at all on this new…
Oct 28, 2021 12:51 pm
Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.
Also check what operating temperature the outdoor units are rated for. From memory the Actron was rated to a higher temperature.
Sharing costs of retaining wall
The retaining wall is on top of the boundary line. Our neighbor cut the land and we filled to the boundary, roughly the same height.
lintels above windows
The answer is yes (if I understand your question correctly)
Do you want me to email you a copy of AS1684 ( the timber framing code?)
Preliminary plan agreement
Our resident legal expert should be able to give you better advice, but generally there should be a 10 day cooling off period, I know in NSW this is the…
Oct 28, 2021 12:06 am
Has anybody done facade upgrade with Firstyle Homes? Any idea how much does it cost to upgrade to Delta facade and also adding a balcony?
Oct 27, 2021 9:19 pm
Experience of Building in Cairns
We are building with Eastbuild custom homes. This is the second house we are building our first was with Mc Coy homes. We went with MCCoy because they had a…
Solar system question
Hi, I am thinking installing a solar system for my home, have no knowledge about it, can you give some…
Time for DA Hornsby?
Allow 4-6 months at the moment, possibly longer.
As of the 1st July 2021 all DA's are now lodged through the NSW planning portal for a pre assessment by…
Gj Gardner or Montgomery?
Hi Anita, currently in negotiations with an independent builder called O’Mara Construction. Haven’t gotten tender from them yet (waiting for DA we lodge today yaaaay)…
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…
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.
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…
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…