Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Update on our build. It is all going really well, despite the rain, and we are tracking well to be finished on time. We had a…
Mar 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Hi, Our new single story home design has 3 meter ceilings throughout. I don't know if we should do 2400 or 2700 high windows and…
Need feedback on our floor plan
IMO decide what you are not prepared to compromise on, then go from there. If the void is really important to you, then keep it in the hevdedign.
You have a lot of…
Building with Wisdom Homes
I think it was poured on Wednesday and the heavy rain was on Thursday morning. We had no idea it was happening as they told us it was postponed till Friday so didn't go…
Beam in unit
Welcome to the forum and thanks for the photos
I think you mean Structural Column?
Here are the steps
1. Get copies of the engineering plans, these can be…
We bought this light for our dining.
Mar 23, 2019 10:38 am
"Cashing In" on the Airbnb market?
I am not sure if Travellers want to rent out a "10ft Sardine Can" ?
Here are my Tips on quick build that can make u some Ca$h.
1. Need extra space
2. Get rid of that…
window size to ceiling height
If you want the full effect of high ceilings you should have your windows at a taller head height. Otherwise your ceilings won't have the same impact you are after. …
Hi, I'm doing an extension and need to match the morter to existing brickwork. The builders used off white cement and off white sand. Q I have is what fatterning agent…
Hoping a brickie can help me out with some information.
I am building, about 1 month off hand over. About 12 meters (30m2) of the brick work is the wrong batch (missing…
Don’t worry, I’m still around we are more than half way through our build now. Hope you’ve been well.
Looking forward to getting into our new home.
Knock down cost
Does anyone have 1st hand advice on a knock down cost, abestos fibro house??
New home build - Custom Design WA
Not doubting what you are saying but I'd be interested to know what code it violates.
Was it a double storey build.
In 30 years in the building industry I've never seen…
Knock down rebuild builders
We originally looked at Cunningham custom homes, they tend to specialise in acreage homes, however I think they’ll build a beautiful if somewhat traditional home. They…
March 21 and 22 - Roof Day 2 and 3
Going together quickly. Couple of little hiccups, but I'm sure they'll get sorted.
Building with Masterton
Hi all, looking for some clarification and advice.
I am building with Masterton and so far so good. Bricklayer recently completed and today the roof tiles were delivered.…
Would anyone know why my driveway has come up with white marks on some sections?
My driveway is about 6 months old & has been sealed by our builder. Just curious if…
Site scrape down today - looks to be almost finished. So hard to see exactly how large slab will be and how much backyard we will have. So glad things have finally started!
Building with Metricon
I had to use a lawyer to assist in dealing with Metricon last year when I identified multiple serious defects in their work about 2/3 of the way through the build. The…
Hebel Or Bricks
Hebel def has it's benefits - thermal and insulation properties as well as a better fire rating. A single storey home you could potentially finish in a couple of days…
Builder Background Check - How to do???
In Victoria, the specialist homeowner Builder search agency is Builder Background Checks Victoria:
"What We Do. We empower consumers by providing covering the key…
First home owner grant
It depends on the state you live in and the time you signed your contract.
I can shed some light on the Victorian Grants and how they work having gone through…
Renovation Budget Help
The property market slumped has offered a unique opportunity for us to buy a solid double brick home. We estimate it will go for 1.3 million where we are i.e.…
Mar 22, 2019 10:18 am
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
Oh wow! I was so close to using Alexa myself. I'm glad I went with google. Never heard of doorbird, will check it out, thanks!
Sadly because of developer requirements,…
In my case the inspector and myself identified many defects which were reported to the builder. The builder ignored the report and sped up construction to claim the fixing…
Well finally our slab is getting poured tomorrow!
It was boxed up today and our inspector only found 2 issues that were fixed on the spot so that's great.
Saratoga Risewill be lodged electronically, this should be an expeditious process.
Photographs taken 21/3/19 attached.
Footrest in shower? any ideas?
know what you need. You can check out these for bathroom or office use. Their ergonomic design allows you to get the best comfort and experience. The adjustable design…
Metricon Denver 45
haha yes bedrooms are big and both girls will have BIG robes and our son will have a smaller robe. Our kids all have double beds and one thing i hated when going through…
Mar 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
Thanks for the tips been taking plenty of pics etc and a vid following the pipes for future references too , also got all that data 👏 hopefully they have done the…
Bathroom/laundry sink in tiny bathroom
It seems like your bathroom is pretty small. BCA states that you should have both sink and laundry tub, It would make difficult to organise space. If your washing machine…