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Garage Door MalfunctionGarage Door Malfunction

Thankyou! As you can see it will need new structural replacement to hold the door…

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Jordo75View the latest post
Feb 22, 2024 9:35 am
roof damage insurance claimroof damage insurance claim

Typically an offer from the insurer will be a low ball offer where they hope you…

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building-expertView the latest post
Feb 22, 2024 9:12 am
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roof structural repairroof structural repair

If you are in Victoria here are exemptions from building permit under Building Regulations…

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building-expertView the latest post
Feb 22, 2024 9:08 am
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Living room helpLiving room help

Can anyone help with the layout of my living room, it seems that no matter what…

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KayJadeView the latest post
Feb 22, 2024 2:09 am
Insulation for Internal wall, between floorsInsulation for Internal wall, between floors

Any insulation experts please advise as I am planning to do following insulation…

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Sara thyView the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 11:04 pm
chippy
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Latch too far from the frame to grabLatch too far from the frame to grab

I'd suggest getting a carpenter to look at it. The entire door and lock fitting…

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chippyView the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 8:54 pm
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Soak Well SuggestionsSoak Well Suggestions

Finally got the Soakwell at my house sucked out. Now I’m looking for ideas on…

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simplesView the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 8:21 pm
stanks
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Oil under boards before layingOil under boards before laying

I'm about to put down some Merbau. Is it necessary to oil underneath the boards…

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stanksView the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 6:51 pm
Zincalume StainingZincalume Staining

Hi, I have an area of zincalume cladding encasing a number of external downpipes…

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nookageView the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 6:41 pm
Am I too heavy for the roof cavity?Am I too heavy for the roof cavity?

It depends where you step on and if you plan to bounce around. If it is chipboard…

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noviiceView the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 6:02 pm
poppet
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handles not horizantalhandles not horizantal

hi, our painter did a good job on the external face of the house. he was originally…

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poppetView the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 5:24 pm
dotty
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Solar Panel InstallationSolar Panel Installation

$3500 for a 3.3 kW setup? Your builder is applying a markup of about 100% and is…

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dottyView the latest post
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suku18View the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 2:17 pm
Building inspector recommendations - MelbourneBuilding inspector recommendations - Melbourne

If you have the need to secretly time your inspector on site then you have no confidence…

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Feb 21, 2024 1:00 pm
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suku18
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Fixed Price build Contract Vs Project management buildFixed Price build Contract Vs Project management build

Thank you so much everyone. This all makes a lot of sense. I guess when you talk…

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suku18View the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 12:47 pm
Sean-O
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Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Building A New House

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5

There have been a few questions lately asking about Charleston and working with…

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Sean-OView the latest post
Feb 21, 2024 11:28 am
Pulse
20 February
Renovation size rules help NSWRenovation size rules help NSW

just ask council, most have a free service for this.

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PulseView the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 6:01 pm
supersleuth
20 February
Under house retaining wallUnder house retaining wall

Yeah my reasoning is just that those house posts are designed for vertical load…

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supersleuthView the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 1:37 pm
Noom
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20 February
Build4MeBuild4Me

They (Build4me) also build my small single story house for 3 years and still are…

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NoomView the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 12:44 pm
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Noom
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20 February
Builder refusing to give OPBuilder refusing to give OP

Building A New House

VIC

Hi Anu123 Just wondering, how it ended up? Have you complete the building with…

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NoomView the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 12:31 pm
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robbie762
20 February
Smooth out / remove slate tile fireplaceSmooth out / remove slate tile fireplace

We have a working fireplace with dark slate tile. We want to smooth it out and paint…

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robbie762View the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 12:14 pm
calvinhobbes1
20 February
Advice on new buildAdvice on new build

Hello, I am new here and looking for advice on an investment project. I have land…

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calvinhobbes1View the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 11:28 am
gommeqld
20 February
Stratco Outback Sunroof ReviewStratco Outback Sunroof Review

I've had direct and extremely unpleasant dealings with Stratco patios. It is the…

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gommeqldView the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 10:37 am
andy8
20 February
Do I need a new garage door motor or I being scammed?Do I need a new garage door motor or I being scammed?

My garage door has started playing up recently. Sometimes (and getting more frequent…

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andy8View the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 8:49 am
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building-expertView the latest post
Feb 20, 2024 8:34 am
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SaveH2O
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19 February
RainheadsRainheads

Building A New House

VIC

The rainhead's overflow lip at the front has to be a minimum 25mm below the gutter…

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SaveH2OView the latest post
Feb 19, 2024 8:14 pm
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Bao Nguyen
19 February
Termite and pest controlTermite and pest control

So as long as it’s is done by professional licensed companies, warranty is still…

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Bao NguyenView the latest post
Feb 19, 2024 7:25 pm
mypitbali
19 February
COLORBOND CORROSIONCOLORBOND CORROSION

Wayno29 - I think I have a similar problem - how did you go with getting your problem…

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mypitbaliView the latest post
Feb 19, 2024 5:03 pm
hydrogen01
19 February
I made a big mistake regarding my DA/CCI made a big mistake regarding my DA/CC

Thank you - much appreciated. Would you suggest a detail and contour survey. Or…

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hydrogen01View the latest post
Feb 19, 2024 1:25 pm
Sammy82
19 February
Retaining wall not built to specifications, PC helpRetaining wall not built to specifications, PC help

Thanks for your reply! All valid points and I agree with you on many of them. I…

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Sammy82View the latest post
Feb 19, 2024 12:16 am
Pulse
18 February
Footing advice and core fill advice for 600mm retaining wallFooting advice and core fill advice for 600mm retaining wall

Versaloc is a mortarless besser block system that still needs a properly engineered…

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PulseView the latest post
Feb 18, 2024 8:24 pm
SamMac
18 February
Concrete dissolveConcrete dissolve

Yep. Will give it a crack tomorrow, my goal is to use the acid to break the bond…

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SamMacView the latest post
Feb 18, 2024 8:07 pm
building-expert
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18 February
Electrical and plumbing plans post hand-over?Electrical and plumbing plans post hand-over?

If there have been changes, variations, during construction then the drawings should…

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building-expertView the latest post
Feb 18, 2024 6:55 pm
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GusM
18 February
Floor Plan QuestionsFloor Plan Questions

Building A New House

VIC

Thanks heaps for the reply and detailed markup. You've put a fair bit of effort…

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GusMView the latest post
Feb 18, 2024 6:21 pm
redfox
18 February
Native garden plansNative garden plans

Are there pdf plans online that display a list of native plants you can plant in…

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redfoxView the latest post
Feb 18, 2024 12:40 am
angelacb
17 February
Installing sliding doors to existing metal frame wardrobeInstalling sliding doors to existing metal frame wardrobe

Hi Simbo 2 Did you manage to install the sliding wardrobes on the metal frame? I…

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angelacbView the latest post
Feb 17, 2024 11:35 pm
SaveH2O
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16 February
Acrylic garage doors? Anyone?Acrylic garage doors? Anyone?

Building A New House

SA

It's a classic example of aesthetics subjugating function where style usurps precedence…

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SaveH2OView the latest post
Feb 16, 2024 9:56 pm
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SaveH2O
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16 February
Fixing gutter capacity issue around patioFixing gutter capacity issue around patio

This is a very challenging situation, made much harder by not being on site. Firstly…

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SaveH2OView the latest post
Feb 16, 2024 10:53 am
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ownerinproblem
15 February
Building Inspector recommendation in South Australia?Building Inspector recommendation in South Australia?

Building A New House

SA

Adam Baines Grad Cert Bldg Surv / Grad Dip Bldg Surv / MSAAPA Accredited Building…

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ownerinproblemView the latest post
Feb 15, 2024 7:36 pm
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Peter WView the latest post
Feb 15, 2024 5:40 pm
Kippers01
15 February
Water-proofing and liquidated damagesWater-proofing and liquidated damages

Liquidated damages should be set out in in your contract as a $ amount per working…

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Kippers01View the latest post
Feb 15, 2024 3:25 pm
Ashington Homes
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15 February
Sydney Water Board Sewer across HouseSydney Water Board Sewer across House

Thanks Simeon, I want to make sure this can be done before I buy it. Can I get…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Feb 15, 2024 3:01 pm
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