A regular problem with vacant blocks is they are used as a convenient dumping ground for other builders.
It’s much cheaper to dump on a nearby site than haul the material to a tip and pay tip fees.
If you are are really unlucky the material may be contaminated (for example asbestos waste). . [read more...]
What do you think about this front fence?
Ever seen one like this before?
As well as looking different I think it looks attractive, and does the job of separating the front yard from the street.
For me this is a Win!
What do you think?.
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Did you know its still possible to take over ownership of someone else’s private land?
This makes it important to check the Land Title Plan dimensions against the actual site dimensions for the following reasons:
If the actual dimensions are bigger it doesn’t mean the seller owns the ‘extra’ land unless they can demonstrate [read more...]
If you have a sloping drive it can be difficult to install a gate.
One option is to install a sliding gate which rolls to one side. These although expensive can work quite well if the whole of the front is level and you have plenty of room between the driveway and the path to [read more...]
One of the things that really annoys me as I walk around is 45 degree bends in brick fences like this photo.
Bricks are meant to be laid so that they fully interlocked and this is a long way short of that.
I have even seen this type of corner on a house, where [read more...]
As I travel around the Melbourne Suburbs I see lots of brick fences……….. A problem with a large proportion is that they have obvious cracks.
If you don’t believe me just walk around your neighborhood and look at a few brick fences yourself!
So why are there problems with brick fences?
The actual cost [read more...]
As my job means I walk many km’s along suburban streets every day I am surprised by how many tall front boundary fences I see. So are they a good idea?…………………… Well here are a few of my thoughts:
Well a 1.8m fence could keep some people out. But how much of [read more...]