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VariationsVariations

there are three outcomes: 1 You do your homework and legwork, read and educate yourself…

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building-expertView the latest post
Jun 20, 2024 3:13 pm
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Tenant-Proof New Build SuggestionsTenant-Proof New Build Suggestions

Tennant proof= idiot proof, there is no such thing. The moment you think you have…

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building-expertView the latest post
Jun 20, 2024 3:09 pm
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Sara thyView the latest post
Jun 20, 2024 1:13 pm
Help! Paint Peeling on My House ExteriorHelp! Paint Peeling on My House Exterior

Peeling paint on your house exterior, whether it's siding, stucco, or another material…

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Sydney Paint MastersView the latest post
Jun 20, 2024 12:46 pm
Building StagesBuilding Stages

Thanks for your reponse. Oh, wow. Thats very exciting for you. My builder has taken…

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jonathanbiView the latest post
Jun 20, 2024 12:23 pm
ck14
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Garage on boundary line.Garage on boundary line.

Thanks, great points. I am hoping that having my garage wall being the only retaining…

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ck14View the latest post
Jun 20, 2024 12:08 pm
In-Built BBQ suggestionIn-Built BBQ suggestion

I'm using the 5 burner version of this BBQ in black. The beefeaters are a well…

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chippyView the latest post
Jun 20, 2024 10:33 am
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Hebel PowerFloor vs Traditional Timber FloorsHebel PowerFloor vs Traditional Timber Floors

Building A New House

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I'd definitely go for Hebel PowerFloor over traditional timber floors if cost isn…

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jagbergView the latest post
Jun 20, 2024 4:03 am
Opting out of the contractOpting out of the contract

The short answer is if you opt out you will lose your deposit and may be liable…

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building-expertView the latest post
Jun 19, 2024 9:35 pm
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Cabinetry / Tiling / PaintingCabinetry / Tiling / Painting

Update: Our vanities, kitchen and cabinets etc.. was fully done Monday, before any…

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nickmajView the latest post
Jun 19, 2024 4:54 pm
Plastering with shadow line P50Plastering with shadow line P50

We are in the process are having walls and ceilings plastered. Our plasterer is…

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renovator_meView the latest post
Jun 19, 2024 3:58 pm
nickmaj
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Metricon ElectricalsMetricon Electricals

They do charge alot more than if you organized electrical yourself, we hit $14,000…

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nickmajView the latest post
Jun 19, 2024 1:17 pm
ECOECO
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Brand new house with beyond horrible windowsBrand new house with beyond horrible windows

I expected that. If I had supplied the windows I would change them free of charge…

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ECOECOView the latest post
Jun 19, 2024 11:33 am
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ownerinproblemView the latest post
Jun 19, 2024 11:14 am
GCBuild
18 June
Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloorSuspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor

Building A New House

NSW

Hi PhanT, I PM you about the Alphafloor. I’m considering using it in my build…

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GCBuildView the latest post
Jun 18, 2024 8:00 pm
Widening of front entrance doorwayWidening of front entrance doorway

Thanks for the suggestion. I already spoke with a carpenter today and waiting for…

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justanotherrandompersonView the latest post
Jun 18, 2024 5:58 pm
buying a strata propertybuying a strata property

Hi Rhom, Your concern about the strata levies and the timing of the strata plan…

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stratasolutionsView the latest post
Jun 18, 2024 4:38 pm
ponzutwo
18 June
NEED TRADESMAN APPROXIMATE PRICING - KIT VS MODULARNEED TRADESMAN APPROXIMATE PRICING - KIT VS MODULAR

Building A New House

VIC

You should speak to the kit home builder that's selling the product about install…

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ponzutwoView the latest post
Jun 18, 2024 1:21 pm
Engineered timber floor over yellow toungeEngineered timber floor over yellow tounge

I have used direct stick 18 mm solid timber over yellow tongue, 20+ years on its…

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building-expertView the latest post
Jun 18, 2024 11:43 am
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ponzutwo
18 June
Metricon Studio M CostingMetricon Studio M Costing

just demand it from metricon. There is zero reasons for them to be gatekeeping…

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ponzutwoView the latest post
Jun 18, 2024 10:27 am
mockkie
18 June
Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep siteBuilding a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site

Building A New House

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@Ashington Homes - so much respect for the lengths and efforts you guys go to to…

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mockkieView the latest post
Jun 18, 2024 8:50 am
sdcl91
18 June
Build house under $400k?Build house under $400k?

Building A New House

NSW

Semi-regional I guess? Northern NSW, coastal. A lot of the volume builders are…

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sdcl91View the latest post
Jun 18, 2024 8:37 am
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stonesthrowView the latest post
Jun 17, 2024 9:20 pm
nickmaj
17 June
Rough price guide for boundary fencingRough price guide for boundary fencing

Building A New House

QLD

Well, not sure of 80m, but to give you an idea. For 1.8m high colourbond around…

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nickmajView the latest post
Jun 17, 2024 2:24 pm
nickmaj
17 June
Doing driveway after handoverDoing driveway after handover

Not sure, we are doing our driveway during build, our builder MJH has allowed us…

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nickmajView the latest post
Jun 17, 2024 2:17 pm
cp1989
17 June
Kitchen benchtop substrate preparation adviceKitchen benchtop substrate preparation advice

Hi, i was wondering if you managed to sort this out? i know it was a few years ago…

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cp1989View the latest post
Jun 17, 2024 11:59 am
Eng. B A
17 June
Upgrading from N3 to N4 wind ratingUpgrading from N3 to N4 wind rating

It depends on how much load coming on the wall framing. However you can use more…

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Eng. B AView the latest post
Jun 17, 2024 5:32 am
Mofflepop
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16 June
Building with CJ HomesBuilding with CJ Homes

Building A New House

QLD

I agree! I have found reading this so helpful! But it stopped at ‘fixing’ stage…

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MofflepopView the latest post
Jun 16, 2024 10:09 pm
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Dr_rock
16 June
First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WAFirst time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

Sadly very little movement on site since soak wells went in. There are also missing…

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Dr_rockView the latest post
Jun 16, 2024 3:03 pm
Schmo
16 June
Basic charged stormwater systemBasic charged stormwater system

Hi all Long time reader here, first time poster. My Mum bought a house a few years…

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SchmoView the latest post
Jun 16, 2024 8:52 am
Eng. B A
16 June
Changing roof truss spacing for skylights?Changing roof truss spacing for skylights?

A qualified structural engineer is needed to check the new spacing for the current…

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Eng. B AView the latest post
Jun 16, 2024 4:49 am
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jagbergView the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 11:06 pm
ML24WA
15 June
Mid Range Custom Builder PerthMid Range Custom Builder Perth

Not sure which part of Perth you are in, but here is a list i've been gathering…

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ML24WAView the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 10:51 pm
CallyNoon
15 June
Volume Builder DA requesting tree removalVolume Builder DA requesting tree removal

In my council in Vic, before even starting on the plans my builder asked me to engage…

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CallyNoonView the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 10:09 pm
Matt Z
15 June
Travertine pool pavers cleaningTravertine pool pavers cleaning

I’m after some advice about how to go about cleaning 600x400mmx30 thick filled…

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Matt ZView the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 4:59 pm
Pedro4137
15 June
Creaking Hebel Floor and repairsCreaking Hebel Floor and repairs

Hebel 75mm floor: The glue added will do nothing, will not miraculously stick panel…

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Pedro4137View the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 12:23 pm
Building a pool for a battleaxe plotBuilding a pool for a battleaxe plot

Not a battle axe block, but I did house first then pool, but only becasue I knew…

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KnockItDownView the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 12:11 pm
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Eng. B A
15 June
Welding fence bracket on steel retaining wall postWelding fence bracket on steel retaining wall post

Welding galvanised steel on-site generally compromise galvanisation. You can cold…

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Eng. B AView the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 11:13 am
hiluxx
15 June
cheapest landscapping optioncheapest landscapping option

Hi guys, first time building here. I am expecting to have around 325m2 of land /…

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hiluxxView the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 8:31 am
jagberg
15 June
How many hot water system in double storey homeHow many hot water system in double storey home

Building A New House

NSW

I faced a similar dilemma when building my double-storey home. A 26L gas instantaneous…

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jagbergView the latest post
Jun 15, 2024 5:31 am
Sagasu
14 June
Is a rewire necessary?Is a rewire necessary?

We are planning to renovate first the bathroom, and then the kitchen of an old highset…

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SagasuView the latest post
Jun 14, 2024 7:26 pm
nickmaj
14 June
Using your builders BrokerUsing your builders Broker

I used MJH, and same thing, buy now pay later. So far its been excellent. We have…

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nickmajView the latest post
Jun 14, 2024 4:46 pm
nickmaj
14 June
How would you make this room feel homeyHow would you make this room feel homey

Not much you need to do... some greenery / plants like NativeZen said. That place…

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nickmajView the latest post
Jun 14, 2024 4:44 pm


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