Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Opinion - Overhanging brick
The Building Code of Australia (BCA), Part 184.108.40.206, Edge Rebates, states ‘Exterior masonry must not overhang more that 15mm past the edge of the slab’.
Buying a land everything done online?
Everything is typically done online. The likelihood of something funny happening is exceptionally small. Just Google the lawyer and the developers. If there's anything…
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…
The Gables in Box Hill
Having a home elevator is a good investment and ideal to include in your plans to future proof your when age hits you.
Many of our clients realised this too…
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.…
DIY Retailing Wall
I am currently building a house and thinking to DIY the retaining wall after the handover. The wall is just over 1m at the highest point and is about 45m…
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
Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm late to the party and our build is already complete. I'm just finally getting around to documenting to share with others. It does…
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…
Damage to flooring - liabilities and costs
Firstly, I doubt that would be the case if it can be proven they were fully informed and signed the contract understanding what they were signing. Secondly, legal action…
I believe that the overflow is more efficient than normal by virtue of the nearby sealed inlet restrictting a vortex forming.
I suggest as a first step you phone…
Problems with Masterton Homes
What Joker said.
It's 'funny' and I think Masterton , Mojo and a handful of others epitomize this - they present themselves as the "experts" who will take care of…
Pre final inspection-outstanding
In my 55 years of experience as a builder and 17 years as a building consultant I have seen lot of good work and a lot of bad work so I am not easily…
Building house in stages?
Thanks for the response. You're exactly right. Not many builders wanted to give quotes on some selected stages by owners to build. So I went on with the owner-builder…
Thomas archer custom build
Hi there. We are are using TA but only made some small changes to their Nouveau design, however I think we are in the same boat. We paid our deposit 6 months ago and when…
Paving over earth and concrete.
#unanswered - can anyone advise me on if this would be OK? Keen to get sorted before Christmas if possible so need to understand any considerations for the paving aspect.