Building, Renovation & Maintenance
DIY Retailing Wall
Low retaining walls are quite possible for DIY once you have got an approval.
For a long life I would be going for Galvanised steel posts.
There is some advice about…
Pre final inspection-outstanding
i know someone who has just completed a TA home. And the stories i have heard support this. Things were never a problem to have rectified. If its wrong its wrong andthe…
Buying a land everything done online?
That seems right for what the solicitor said in regards to online settlement.
I bought the land in Feb 2020, titled in Jul 2020. I had my conveyancer taken of the…
Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne
I find it difficult to quote timber materials for the frame stage. A few big manufacturers in my contact declined to quote for non-account holders, reasoning an issue with…
LED Downlights with plug bases
That is the way downlights, exhaust fans are installed.
The switch on the wall runs to a socket or series of surface mount sockets in the ceiling. The sockets don't have…
MJH Hermitage Flooring
I'm looking at building the MJH Hermitage Grande after falling in love with it at Thornton.
I am well aware that the display home consists of 110% upgrades but would…
The Gables in Box Hill
Hi Thanks. I had already shortlisted an elevator and planning the same to be incorporated in the design now .Thx
Opinion - Overhanging brick
Overhanging brickwork is unfortunatly too common.
As Noname says 15mm is the building code limit.
There is a bit more information at this link
For the first time in Australia offering ZOOM with Building Expert one on one or three way conference. Regardless of your building problem or situation you can now ask…
Velux skylights facing East
double glazed window won't do anything if sun is coming through it I think? it'd need to be low-E glass if there's sun coming through it. Double glazed will be good for…
Wet roof insulation
My bedroom is right under the part of the roof that leaks. I tried to fix it myself but I can't fix the problem, I'm waiting for a professional.
Dec 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Currently building ??
Unfortunately in WA that’s for most people, especially if your builder isn’t ahead of the game with scheduling and ordering
I am building a 2 bedroom granny flat. While doing the roof the contractor left it open and nearly all insulation got wet. It rained for about 4 days. He didn't put any…
Rawson Homes - General Thread
Rawson filed our DA with non-compliant slope for driveway. How can a big builder who have build thousands of homes with driveway can’t get it right?
First time builders- pit falls.
Cheers and I agree with a lot of what you say. My contract says 20% builders margin. Whilst high I am happy to pay this. I’m not happy at between 50% and 200% though.…
Building a Doulton in Geelong
It wasn't the best one to work with, due to the double easements and slope which restricted the build size and options, but because the three houses at the back have…
Como Homes, Inspired homes and Oak Living
Thank you for responding so quickly. This makes us feel a lot better about things especially when we had such an uneasy feeling about the whole “inspired…
Choosing home builders
I honestly think it is a much of a muchness. You will always hear good and bad about all builders. Go with the plan you love.
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Hi all, looking for builder recommendation for two double story townhouse development in Melbourne eastern suburbs. I think I can't go to volume builder as we have custom…
Dec 07, 2021 12:05 am
MoveHomes WA - Reviews?
Might want to look at a Facebook group called $honkybuilderswa (with an S not a $) I think there might be a few things there on them.
Noticed my new slab wasnt straight and had crumbling edges. 3 weeks later it crumbles at the edges as you touch it.
I raised my concerns with builder, they advised…
I have been trying to get answers regarding the condition of my slab. It has many faults that will get inspected at frame stage but as my house is a zero lot…
Unfortunately your in a pretty common situation,get sweet talked from sales persons whom won't accurately represent your experience coming and at a minimum feel like u…
Dec 06, 2021 7:04 pm
I'm building a home studio myself (no previous construction experience) based on a design from a draftsman. I worked quite a bit out for myself, but I have a…