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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 4:59 am
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Poor Ground Bearing result..less than 100kpaPoor Ground Bearing result..less than 100kpa

Hi Andrea I am assuming you are with a project home builder? There are two points…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Jul 17, 2024 4:51 am
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building-expertView the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 10:37 pm
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Cracks in slab that tiles are to be laid onCracks in slab that tiles are to be laid on

Evening! I'm looking at tiling the floor of an outdoor concrete veranda. It's undercover…

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Vincent49View the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 9:53 pm
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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

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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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Parapet abutting hebel wallParapet abutting hebel wall

We have a water leak in a house that's 4 years old and I suspect it may be due to…

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Pax_mundiView the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 3:27 pm
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
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Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)

Building A New House

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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
Knockdown Rebuild Floor PlanKnockdown Rebuild Floor Plan

Building A New House

NSW

I think a more effective option to get natural light into your living spaces would…

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mockkieView the latest post
Jul 16, 2024 8:55 am
jonathanbi
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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
JoannePalermo
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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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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

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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

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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
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
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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


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