Building, Renovation & Maintenance
whoever put the concrete for you should have known that. They did not excavate for you. Thus, when you are Owner Builder, just don't look for cheaper tradies. It is very…
I have an investment property and driveway is not concrete. The area size is approximately 30 sqm. If I go with 120 per sq concreting cost, I think it will…
Hotondo Homes in Administration
in terms of costs, do you see them dropping back pre-pandemic/pre-grant levels once the supply chain issues are over and the builders work through the backlog created by…
I was hoping someone could please give me some advice/feedback on the layout of my media/multipurpose room. Below are the attached plans (including…
Jan 20, 2022 3:35 pm
Bad Concrete Pour
I just had a concrete pour done, yesterday. Today I went out to take a look at it, as he said I could walk on it in socks. I am…
Jan 20, 2022 12:11 pm
Hey mike0083 Welcome to the forum
Unfortunately there are a few price increases targeted before the elections
Even if you have signed a contract, unless the slabs down…
Alfresco Surface Tiling
yeah i guess i should've been a bit clearer in my post. the builder wasn't talking about tiles per se, they said they cannot raise the alfresco/porch slab to allow tiles…
Building with Montgomery Homes
That's great news.
I was talking to some industry colleagues on Tuesday who were telling me about one very large builder who is now handing back contracts on a regular…
Building with Infinity Homes Australia
We are currently in the process of selecting a builder for our house in VIC. We've gone through the process of getting detailed quotes from the builders on our…
My building progress
So i received my start date today
Site cut is booked in for Feb 2 and slab on March 8. Let the fun times begin!
Thanks for the comments. would be great to know if there short hands on courses where a trade expert can show you physically basics of paint, tiling ...etc.
Jan 19, 2022 5:23 pm
New home build
Keep detailed records of all commications with the builder. Everyrhing! Treat the whole process as business.
Jan 19, 2022 11:01 am
Jan 19, 2022 10:41 am
Moving retaining wall
Hey @Emily94 Welcome to the forum
Your plan shows Drainage and Sewer pipes adjacent to the boundary , so that may be the reason why the
retaining walls are set back off…
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard
Just an update, we were able to lower it to the same height as the concrete slab through our local water authority. They required us to pay almost $3k but then later…
Jan 18, 2022 2:08 pm
New build floor plan advice
ramjam01 - Just my tow cents from my custom build underway - Pantry seems small given Fridge has taken up other side. (Perhaps make island and sink wall longer with…
New Build with Omnia Homes
I'd be great to get some updates on how did your build go.
How much time did it take to complete and how was your experience?
Also, how was the after care…
Jan 18, 2022 12:59 pm
Building with Wisdom Homes
No delay costs for me, I'm moving in with inlaws and are months away from having to move. Waiting sucks though!
Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
I have the Chelsea and the estimate was about 100k less as when you get to the selections appointments it all costs more e.g standard tiles in Beaumont costs more for…
Jan 18, 2022 11:23 am
Does a construction certificate expire?
As a retired longtime tradesman myself , I can read and comprehend a court decision which shows the error of your original response . As to your extensive list of trade as…
Building with Hall & Hart Homes
Hi, they are very keen to assist but then admin delays come in. I paid my first tender in June 2020 and my house is still getting built
Jan 18, 2022 11:18 am
Jan 18, 2022 10:03 am
Stockland - Land Release Process
I don't know anything about appointments, they didn't do them when we bought land about a year ago. For us the process was fairly simple. We picked the lot we liked, paid…
Building with fowler homes
Hey Mikaela3105, just wondered if you have any progress on your build at all?
We have come to a halt with progress as well. How did you go with speaking to someone higher up?
These photos all look ok to me, the pine is machine graded, so knots are already accounted for, the splits are not a big issue provided they are still adequately nailed…
Jan 17, 2022 5:19 pm
Jan 17, 2022 4:31 pm
Hi all, we have a two story house and the plumber has detected moisture under the tiles through grout issues so we will look to get that replaced but infrared camera shows…
Hey people, i'd love to add a ceiling fan to this room which is a bedroom; but we have these massive ceiling medallions/roses. Additionally these old but cheapish…
Saw this unit around me. Similar structure to yours. Hope the colours are somewhat similar to what you want?
I would ditch that stone cladded column, too old fashioned.…
Ethical conduct or no?
Other than point you in the right direction with regards to the questions you need to ask and answers you need to seek... Here
1. Get sand penetrometer ( soil compaction)…
Leaning steel piers
Suggest you check the moisture levels in the subfloor, house, and cupboards. Sloping block, concreted subfloor, poor constuction, strange repairs, and forced ventilation…
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…