Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Storm water pit lifting
You can use a riser but it might be a surcharge pit, these are designed to overflow in serious downpours, depending on your stormwater design it might be at that level for…
Jan 21, 2022 8:34 pm
Jan 21, 2022 8:29 pm
Bad Concrete Pour
I agree with StructuralBIMGuy, the concrete has dried too quickly & they have over worked the surface. Some of the images look like they may have applied water to slow the…
Looking at predominately using a black / dark timbergrain loo cabinetry in our kitchen / home cabinetry but concerned about fingerprints and marks.
see below for…
Basement Cooling and Heating
You could check with if having an AC will work for your basement. I've tried their services before and I'm pretty happy with…
Jan 21, 2022 11:13 am
Concrete substitute for driveway
They forgot to add the pump $750, Road management (Humour)
Doesn't it occur to you that concrete @ $120 m2 + extras is a ripoff?
The concrete material cost is <25m2…
Hotondo Homes in Administration
That is a really good question. I think the answer to that is yes for some items and no to others.
Bricklaying prices are a reasonable gauge.
If you remember…
Today we have some ideas for house to give you the audience to spark their creativity. in the design of the fence What kind will there be? Let's go see.
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…
Jan 20, 2022 3:35 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
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