Building, Renovation & Maintenance
La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay
I think the waffle/raft debate is way oversimplified and people get confused. Some slabs are designed to be supported by direct contact with the soil underneath, and some…
We have a block of land with a narrow frontage that becomes wider as the block goes on. It is approx 11.5m at 6m setback.
Question is this…
The crossover/driveway is on…
Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.
Knock down rebuild - where to live?
There would be no problem, some second storey builds have families remain downstairs, so no problem if it is fenced and safe. Never trust a builder who tries to keep you…
Nov 28, 2021 8:53 pm
I like to find the land before I get serious about talking to builders.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't visit a few show homes first to get an idea of what you want and…
Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ?
Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…
New to the forum and I am at wits end after building ineffective french drain today, plus no builder or plumber having a clue what to do. So let's try the Wisdom of the…
Building price increases
The first coherent response. Thanks.
However in my experience of vectorworks forums is that they dont remove posts "that tell it the way it is", they remove…
Welcome to the forum.
You didnt say what state you are in as laws differ. If you are in NSW I would be more than happy to walk you through what is required. If…
Henley Homes Review
Again they are all subcontractors.
we build with henley before and happy with them.
Nov 28, 2021 1:48 pm
Thomas Archer Bayside Build
i built with TA, handed over in August.
i'd be questioning why you're paying electricity, unless it's to hire a generator.
Nov 28, 2021 1:34 pm
Knock Down Rebuild
we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley
Henley pricing are upfront except site cost.
Carlisle is the other choice here in vic
I like the emperor and montessa…
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm
Strata reno - non-structural wall
WOW! That's surprising that a wall removal is minor. One of mine you can pain and hang hooks. That's about it.
I've never contacted council for internal reno's.
Building with Metricon
We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !!
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…
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.