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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
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
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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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 5:58 am
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I need the forum's help to find a new designerI need the forum's help to find a new designer

Infinite-justice Thanks for the question. I try and bring 100% transparency to this…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 4:49 am
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brucestarView the latest post
Jul 15, 2024 4:22 am
feature wall colorfeature wall color

GF is Beamont Carara white tiles and FF is laminated floor Breeze (timber color…

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Sara thyView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 11:33 pm
xena
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Knockdown Rebuild Floor PlanKnockdown Rebuild Floor Plan

Building A New House

NSW

We are doing a knockdown rebuild in Towradgi NSW (about 80km south of Sydney). This…

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xenaView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 11:04 pm
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
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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
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
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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
jakz
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Beacon Lighting 20% DiscountBeacon Lighting 20% Discount

Building A New House

1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Simeon, I have just sent you a PM with details if you are still generating these…

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jakzView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 1:31 pm
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Is this a fair cost for a build?Is this a fair cost for a build?

We are finalising a quote with a builder and the cost is quite a bit more than we…

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CallyNoonView the latest post
Jul 14, 2024 10:30 am
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How bad can this waterproofing issue become in future?How bad can this waterproofing issue become in future?

From your description, it looks like your outside slab is higher than inside slab…

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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
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
12 July
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
12 July
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
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
12 July
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
12 July
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
12 July
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
12 July
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
12 July
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
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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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


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