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xena
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Knockdown Rebuild Floor PlanKnockdown Rebuild Floor Plan

Building A New House

NSW

pending answers to numerous questions my suggestions include variations to take…

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xenaView the latest post
Jul 18, 2024 5:35 am
New front door stain and varnish questionsNew front door stain and varnish questions

I have a new Canadian Ash front door and frame. I need some advice. Can i coat Feast…

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BrianMView the latest post
Jul 18, 2024 5:02 am
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Sara thyView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 11:48 pm
Pool Builder in BrisbanePool Builder in Brisbane

I'm looking for guidance on what I should consider for our pool. We are actively…

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quein_View the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 10:27 pm
External stepsExternal steps

Hi All, Can someone point me to whom I can obtain a quote for external steps? I…

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Sleepless KnightsView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 7:23 pm
Recessed or Surface Mounted LED under overhead cabinRecessed or Surface Mounted LED under overhead cabin

In kitchen design, want to run the full recessed LED channel under overhead cabin…

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Sara thyView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 3:51 pm
media room in whitemedia room in white

that's a lot of it depends Is it just a room with a TV you plan on watching, oris…

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ponzutwoView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 1:56 pm
Wall wrapWall wrap

Anyone have an recommendations on wall wrap insulation? My energy rating simply…

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stefcepView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 1:41 pm
Gia
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Provisional variationsProvisional variations

Hi there Hoping you can help me, in our contract we have provisional cost. Where…

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GiaView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 12:38 pm
Recommend me an architect / designer pleaseRecommend me an architect / designer please

Building A New House

NSW

I'm looking for a person or team who can design and get the DA for my KDR. I'm building…

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echelon6View the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 9:56 am
HYG Property DevelopersHYG Property Developers

Hi, Does anyone know or has any feedback of HYG Property developers ( https://hyg…

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homeonefanView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 8:44 am
Poor Ground Bearing result..less than 100kpaPoor Ground Bearing result..less than 100kpa

Andrea You are welcome. I know we over engineer our slabs, as we have to give a…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 6:26 am
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Eng. B A
Yesterday
Cracks in slab that tiles are to be laid onCracks in slab that tiles are to be laid on

It looks like you have a floating slab (non-habitable) with poor control joints (…

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Eng. B AView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 5:53 am
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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 4:59 am
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RaquelRhodes
Yesterday
Garden drainage/ possible French drain installationGarden drainage/ possible French drain installation

Faced a similar issue when we moved into our house. We decided to install a French…

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RaquelRhodesView the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 6:59 pm
Beacon Lighting 20% DiscountBeacon Lighting 20% Discount

Building A New House

1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Everyone I had a call from Beacon today. Apparently they are very grateful that…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 5:31 pm
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Knockdown rebuild process - basic order of stepsKnockdown rebuild process - basic order of steps

Building A New House

NSW

Hi echelon6 If you like, give me a call and I will walk you through the steps to…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 5:28 pm
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stefcep
16 July
Hebel + steel frame vs brick+ timber frameHebel + steel frame vs brick+ timber frame

You can't fix joinery to steel frames with magnets. What I am talking about are…

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stefcepView the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 10:58 am
SJT76
16 July
Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)

Building A New House

1, 2, 3

We're still happy with the place - nothing falling down around our ears yet. Just…

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SJT76View the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 9:07 am
jonathanbi
16 July
Urgent help pleaseUrgent help please

Hi everyone, So, in my contract, I have thermally broken windows. But the builder…

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jonathanbiView the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 1:53 am
Help please... ContractHelp please... Contract

Can anyone please suggest a good building lawyer to me? The builder has walked away…

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JoannePalermoView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 9:32 pm
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SaveH2O
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15 July
feature wall colorfeature wall color

I always picked up a colour in the curtains to avoid a clash. I also found that…

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SaveH2OView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 9:15 pm
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Is this a fair cost for a build?Is this a fair cost for a build?

PM me your email and I will send you a spreadsheet break up of costs we use, but…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 5:27 pm
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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

1 ... 4, 5, 6

To help others plan their flame zone build, in the coming days I will do a reconciliation…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 5:19 pm
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jimbob73
15 July
Creaking new shower baseCreaking new shower base

Hi l had a new shower base and screen installed 2 months ago due to minor water…

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jimbob73View the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 3:09 pm
I need the forum's help to find a new designerI need the forum's help to find a new designer

Thanks for the insight. Pretty surprised that anyone would do this to a regular…

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Infinite-JusticeView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 2:50 pm
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ankittannaView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 1:25 pm
South-facing orientationSouth-facing orientation

Hi everyone. We are doing a knockdown rebuild in Sydney and wanted some guidance…

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newbuild2024View the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 9:12 am
Eng. B A
15 July
Help - Insufficient fall for sewerage house connectionHelp - Insufficient fall for sewerage house connection

Building A New House

QLD

The recommendation from the soil report may meant 600mm in depth. However this recommendation…

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Eng. B AView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 6:24 am
brucestar
15 July
New Plastic Formwork product - looking for Vic builderNew Plastic Formwork product - looking for Vic builder

I am in Sydney NSW. I came across your post and thought it has some merit. How did…

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brucestarView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 4:22 am
fcrombie
14 July
Crackling sound from bathCrackling sound from bath

I had my bath installed incorrectly, on foam instead of mortar even though the instructions…

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fcrombieView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 5:15 pm
Dougo
14 July
New house build - Passive HouseNew house build - Passive House

Building A New House

1, 2, 3

Last first,¨The Passive House concept¨. Australia is already moving towards more…

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DougoView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 3:38 pm
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CallyNoonView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 2:03 pm
Sunny84
14 July
Occupation CertificateOccupation Certificate

Building A New House

NSW

Thanks both I will take a look at the DA and ask my certifier as well.

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Sunny84View the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 1:58 pm
slepax
14 July
Soakwell geofabric and rootsSoakwell geofabric and roots

I have a few polypropylene soakwells and they are brilliant, however they are all…

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slepaxView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 1:52 pm
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Eng. B AView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 6:07 am
New shower leakingNew shower leaking

I had a similar issue with my shower reno last year. The builder tried a quick fix…

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BarbaraHenry45View the latest post
Jul 13, 2024 9:42 pm
Bk3064
13 July
Bathroom ceiling heightBathroom ceiling height

Hello , I know it's a old question, but I am currently in same situation, due to…

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Bk3064View the latest post
Jul 13, 2024 5:14 pm
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Curious_View the latest post
Jul 13, 2024 4:30 pm
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DougoView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 11:20 pm
Nails popping out of eavesNails popping out of eaves

I would replace the nails with timber or gyprock screws. They definitely wont come…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 5:57 pm
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Dr_rock
12 July
First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WAFirst time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

I just got word that the bricks will be completed by mid next week. That's just…

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Dr_rockView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 4:31 pm


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