Have you thought about where your meter box will go?
As you can see from this photo it is often one of the earliest things to be installed . . . . . Don’t like it in the location and its going to cost big dollars to change!
Because the Meter Box is normally at [read more…]
When you are looking at builders plans it can be hard to understand what all the abbreviations mean!
Here are some common window Abbreviations /Acronyms:
AL – Aluminium (also Alum) AW – Awning Window CG – Clear Glass CLR.OPG – Clear Opening CR – Curtain Rod DG – Double Glazing DH – Double [read more…]
This house has one of the steepest roofs that I have seen around Melbourne.
I certainly think doing any work would be a bit scary, and very expensive.
So what are the considerations when thinking about Roof Slope (or Roof Pitch)
In general a tile roof needs more of a slope than a [read more…]
Rendered Foam walls are becoming much more common, particularly in the upper floor of 2 storey homes. They offer a real advantage in situations where it would be difficult to provide adequate suppport for a heavy brick wall (For example when the upper floor needs to be set back from the ground floor)
If you [read more…]
I hear a lot of people agonise over the choice of bricks for their new house.
That’s probably because they are:
Looking Too Closely. At the builders display centre you may be handed individual bricks or see a board with about 8 bricks on it. When you have been in the house a month [read more…]
I saw this curious looking house one rainy day.
It looks like it’s one house short of a semi-detached pair.
I can only assume the owner saw an example of the house and liked the layout so much they thought they would copy it.
A problem that is not so apparent from the photo [read more…]