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New house build - Passive HouseNew house build - Passive House

Building A New House

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Yeah I love opening up a wall of glass when it's 12 degrees outside (or 40 degrees…

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stonesthrowView the latest post
Jul 13, 2024 7:44 am
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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_rockView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 4:31 pm
Occupation CertificateOccupation Certificate

Building A New House

NSW

Hi All Our house is nearly done (after 2.5 long years so YAY). We are now in the…

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Sunny84View the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 3:06 pm
narrowblock07
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cladding on first floorcladding on first floor

Building A New House

NSW

Ok Thank you. Yes we are thinking to upgrade the cladding Axon . Although Cladding…

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narrowblock07View the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 10:47 am
Harrili
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Enclose laundry or leave as walk throughEnclose laundry or leave as walk through

Hi, after some advice on our floor plans. We are a family of 5 and currently have…

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HarriliView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 10:09 am
Bimbob
Yesterday
Water ingress upper level claddingWater ingress upper level cladding

It’s likely not a leak. Just not drying after a cold night. To be sure, wait till…

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 8:44 am
sorinserban
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Solar system questionSolar system question

I got solar panels for my house a few years back. It wasn't too hard to set up.…

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sorinserbanView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:54 am
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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:43 am
Bimbob
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Steel vs timber frameSteel vs timber frame

Like at ground level outside beside the footings? Is this where you mean?

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:37 am
Bimbob
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Enviroseal wrap installed incorrectly?Enviroseal wrap installed incorrectly?

This is not installed to the manufacturers installation specification and hence…

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:34 am
Bimbob
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What fall on tiled alfresco?What fall on tiled alfresco?

1:100 fall is required, a drain and the threshold is also required

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:28 am
Bimbob
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Two kitchens in one house - planning rulesTwo kitchens in one house - planning rules

Exempt development if the house is existing. If it’s a new build it’s likely…

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:20 am
Bimbob
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How bad can this waterproofing issue become in future?How bad can this waterproofing issue become in future?

Should the waterproofing not cover the junction of the tile strip and wall then…

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:08 am
Bimbob
Yesterday
New shower leakingNew shower leaking

I can’t make out the issue in any pictures but the shower is not compliant if…

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:04 am
Bimbob
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Bath mixer positionBath mixer position

It is a lot of work to move it but if you’re u happy with it then the expense…

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 7:02 am
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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 6:44 am
Peter_KR
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How to repair chipped laminate door?How to repair chipped laminate door?

Unfortunately there is no way to really patch laminate. Normally you would rip…

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Peter_KRView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 6:38 am
Questions re: Practical CompletionQuestions re: Practical Completion

I have cut and pasted Clause 8 which is the completion clause below. It is very…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 12, 2024 5:55 am
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Builder Terminated contract after Variation RequestedBuilder Terminated contract after Variation Requested

Building A New House

VIC

Thank you for the replies. It was a bit tricky because the RBS issued the builder…

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JoannePalermoView the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 10:28 pm
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How long to wait before painting internally?How long to wait before painting internally?

No need to wait to paint your walls, you may get some cracking as the house settles…

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silversandspaintingView the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 4:34 pm
Painter 'allegedly' not sealed wallsPainter 'allegedly' not sealed walls

He may not have sealed walls but I would also check the plastering has been done…

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silversandspaintingView the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 4:24 pm
dayoyads
11 July
Tribeca HomeTribeca Home

Hi Syed, we also have the same issue. We finally pulled out and they gave me a…

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dayoyadsView the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 4:23 pm
Capping used under JH Cladding in FaçadeCapping used under JH Cladding in Façade

it's definitely not looking nice. My builder will give the first floor cladding.…

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narrowblock07View the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 12:36 pm
guess5atm
11 July
Stairs RenovationStairs Renovation

Hi All, I have a relatively narrow stair case. I would like to renovate on a budget…

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guess5atmView the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 10:00 am
I need the forum's help to find a new designerI need the forum's help to find a new designer

I shall ask for you Would you mind elaborating why the last one is no longer a…

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Infinite-JusticeView the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 9:37 am
Kitchen cabinet filler panelsKitchen cabinet filler panels

Yes you could trim those with an oscillating saw to stop the toe stubbing, but…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 5:36 am
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Help please... ContractHelp please... Contract

Absolutely we count trucks! If you got to meet some of the shady crews that work…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 11, 2024 5:15 am
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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 4:02 pm
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Rainwater BASIX requirementsRainwater BASIX requirements

You can ask the plumber to run 2 pipes to you laundry. One connected to the mains…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 3:35 pm
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lormarg
10 July
Slow Building rateSlow Building rate

Hi, I am building 2 x 2 story town houses in Melbourne. The sub floor and frame…

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lormargView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 2:34 pm
Building with Meridian homesBuilding with Meridian homes

Building A New House

NSW

Hi , We liked meridian homes plan and they are custom builder. Any advice or experience…

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narrowblock07View the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 2:03 pm
Building with Meridian HomesBuilding with Meridian Homes

Hi No one replied you yet for Meridian homes. Did you go with them ? We are talking…

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narrowblock07View the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 1:59 pm
Ex-Hasbeen
10 July
Round Diffuser ReplacementRound Diffuser Replacement

I have round diffusers throughout my house for the ducted A/C. They are 12 years…

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Ex-HasbeenView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 1:05 pm
Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloorSuspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor

Building A New House

NSW

Hi Everyone, Would just like to add comment to this forum know that ALPHAFLOOR is…

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xcemalphafloorView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 12:18 pm
Ex-Hasbeen
10 July
Round plastic diffusers clicking/popping noiseRound plastic diffusers clicking/popping noise

The round diffusers often have sprung clips to hold them onto the gyprock ceiling…

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Ex-HasbeenView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 11:50 am
Vincent49
10 July
Tile levelingTile leveling

New tiler here cos I'm broke. Anyway, I've been looking online for tile leveling…

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Vincent49View the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 11:22 am
Should we build now or wait?Should we build now or wait?

No one answered your question Do you reckon build costs are ever going to drop in…

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building-expertView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 11:11 am
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Bimbob
10 July
BASIXBASIX

BASIX is fairly simple but the thermal comfort potion of BASIX is the most difficult…

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 6:38 am
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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 6:35 am
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giraffeView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 6:15 am
Bimbob
10 July
Cathedral ceiling condensationCathedral ceiling condensation

I once specialized in roof repairs such as this and this sounds like a complex issue…

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BimbobView the latest post
Jul 10, 2024 6:11 am


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