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bpratt
bpratt
19 June 2016

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

What people forget is that the person who may be able to quickly answer their question, may only be viewing certain sub-forums, and avoiding both General and Building a…

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bpratt
Jun 19, 2016 9:59 am

I've got a friend who's just enrolled in tafe to become a draftsman and wanted to have a crack at some floor plans. he's come up with this which i also quite like. It…

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Bobo5050
Sep 22, 2019 6:39 pm

H Slab - Screw Piles

H Slab - Screw Piles
1, 2

Hi snowlaina_80 Welcome to the forum Ask the Builder for revised certified engineering drawings and a Variation Order

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 22, 2019 6:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Hey all, We have paid the $1750 deposit and signed the preliminary agreement with Coral Homes 2 weeks ago. Soil reports have been done along with our contour report.…

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Shannon288
Sep 22, 2019 6:16 pm

Demolition Tips

Demolition Tips

Be wary of the ‘hidden asbestos’ and similar scams in Sydney if you a doing a knock down rebuild (KDR). Its a confidence trick. Some demolition companies may win…

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Norfolk
Sep 22, 2019 11:29 am

house extension

house extension

Mchalkie welcome to the forum Based on the information you have provided Extending 30m x 15m =450m2 at $800m2 to $1200m2 = $360K to $540K To get a more accurate…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 22, 2019 8:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
aussieta
aussieta
Yesterday

Coulourbond steel roof maintenace

Coulourbond steel roof maintenace

the algae roots grow into the coating, so get it off as soon as you can

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aussieta
Sep 21, 2019 1:54 pm
aussieta
clath
clath
20 September

Possible broken pipe .somewhere

Possible broken pipe .somewhere

Apparently yes. Non compliant according to plumber .It breaks easily. I have it connected to all my drainpipes. Except for one as plumber replaced it with proper connections

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clath
Sep 20, 2019 5:57 pm
clath
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
20 September

Contemporary fireplace

Contemporary fireplace

i'm just commenting here so I can find it in the future, since I'm also interested in fireplaces.

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IsabellaBoots
Sep 20, 2019 4:00 pm
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
20 September

Pulling out of HIA

Pulling out of HIA

since you say it only adds up to around 3% of build cost I'd say it's fair enough. You might be able to push that lower, might. But if you do that you basically destroy…

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IsabellaBoots
Sep 20, 2019 3:50 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
19 September

Bank Valuation Report

Bank Valuation Report

The report will cite recent sales of comparable properties in the area.....this should give some guidance on the price you plan to pay. The report could provide reasons…

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IamSAM
Sep 19, 2019 4:49 pm
IamSAM
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

As per your other post Steve. If you are looking at actually wanting to move Sydney Waters main sewer you will be up for big bucks. At every change in direction they will…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September

Sydney water vent pipes

Sydney water vent pipes

Take a copy of your plans and go see a water services coordinator for your area. If you are going to move the vent pipe and also need to concrete encase the main sewer…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Geoscratch
Geoscratch
19 September

Privacy screen in garage (drawing attached)

Privacy screen in garage (drawing attached)

Roller door leads to rear garden. Electric garage door behind photo.

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Geoscratch
Sep 19, 2019 6:43 am
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
18 September

brick veneer vs solid brick construction

brick veneer vs solid brick construction

ah right. Yeah I was assuming the tile one since the OP mentioned it's not solid brick. If it was a proper brick you would be right about the structural value.

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IsabellaBoots
Sep 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Ash.Ach
Ash.Ach
18 September

5th Avenue Austral Thrive Homes

5th Avenue Austral Thrive Homes

Any experience with: Valuation Finance approval Build time, quality Council approval time Thank you

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Ash.Ach
Sep 18, 2019 8:08 pm
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
18 September

What to do hole in wall from old air con

What to do hole in wall from old air con

put an outdoor artwork over the hole maybe? (after patching it up)

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IsabellaBoots
Sep 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Geoscratch
Geoscratch
18 September

Garden shed concrete slab rebate issue

Garden shed concrete slab rebate issue

Cut it back with a demo saw, put some dowels in and re-pour.

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Geoscratch
Sep 18, 2019 1:14 pm
ramada
ramada
18 September

Building with Elderton Home

Building with Elderton Home

Hi mate, I just read your post and wondering if you have signed with…

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ramada
Sep 18, 2019 11:20 am
gdog
gdog
18 September

Which Laminate finish/texture for benchtop

Which Laminate finish/texture for benchtop

I think I'm going with a Laminate benchtop, Laminex, Polytec etc. Not wanting a high gloss, but I am unsure how the matts go…

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gdog
Sep 18, 2019 11:10 am
ASJ1981
ASJ1981
18 September

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi Mish018 - how are you? Hope you are settling in :-D

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ASJ1981
Sep 18, 2019 8:37 am
ASJ1981
radiuz
radiuz
17 September

Fibreglass Pool

Fibreglass Pool

I think there is an OHS that occupants need to leave their house when a pool is craned over it so it would be only courteous to give them advance notice. The pool people…

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radiuz
Sep 17, 2019 3:45 pm
juliennegd
juliennegd
17 September

Hardie Zero Lot Wall

Hardie Zero Lot Wall

We are building a terrace house using Zero Lot wall in South West of Sydney. Just like to ask anyone who has knowledge of this product. Thank you

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juliennegd
Sep 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Neatep
Neatep
17 September

Overlooking issues

Overlooking issues

I saw someone post a comment that even if you do need them due to council regulations. Just ask for clear windows with obscured window film. This passes inspection. But…

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Neatep
Sep 17, 2019 3:25 pm
erick1803
erick1803
17 September

Liquidation Damages Lawyer

Liquidation Damages Lawyer

Greetings, Anyone knows or can recommend a Liquidation Damages lawyer. Im from ACT but NSW lawyers should be ok I think.

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erick1803
Sep 17, 2019 11:43 am
Roberri
Roberri
16 September

Are mature plants worth anything

Are mature plants worth anything

Thanks for the responses, appreciated!

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Roberri
Sep 16, 2019 1:55 pm
eirrac
eirrac
15 September

White House exterior colours help!

White House exterior colours help!

our house is resene truffle i think its half strength you can go a lighter version like quarter strength if you like.. its not white tho just an off white beige

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eirrac
Sep 15, 2019 9:21 pm
eirrac
eirrac
15 September

Outdoor kitchen ideas

Outdoor kitchen ideas

Hi all We are planning an outdoor kitchen. We have two options as listed below Option 1: Kitchen will be built to left hand side of undercover pergola. The view will be…

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eirrac
Sep 15, 2019 9:19 pm
eirrac
eirrac
15 September

Pool fence

Pool fence

Hi all We are in the process of building a pool/planning a pool. We are thinking of going full frameless glass around one part, a full screen from roof to ceiling on…

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eirrac
Sep 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Ntandon5
Ntandon5
15 September

Building contract deposit refund

Building contract deposit refund

Thanks for replying... I paid an initial deposit of $2000 and I didn't expect them to refund that but they are adding another $2000 making it a total of 4k... I will…

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Ntandon5
Sep 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Harts
Harts
15 September

The Bl*me Game

The Bl*me Game

Unfortunately I am out of my warranty period, but I’ve been on the merry-go-round with the builder, engineers, government agencies and lawyers. I would like to go…

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Harts
Sep 15, 2019 5:13 pm
rromeo
rromeo
15 September

North Kellyville Bushfires Prone land? What to expect?

North Kellyville Bushfires Prone land? What to expect?

Hi Faykis, I have noticed you have enquired about land off Mapleton Ave. We are looking at Lot 4. Have you been able to source any further information regarding the APZ…

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rromeo
Sep 15, 2019 5:03 pm
kumar2015
kumar2015
14 September

Small vs big size lots

Small vs big size lots

Thanks much for the brief. Any idea about attached town houses as it does not seem to be a brick , but metal or plastic? as I am new to building aspects, I am asking…

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kumar2015
Sep 14, 2019 9:30 am
ScottS
ScottS
12 September

Decking Query

Decking Query

Hi I am looking at building a 5.8x2m deck over a concrete patio and have been advised that I could use fence rail H4 treated pine as bearer 100mmx50mm, they would be laid…

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ScottS
Sep 12, 2019 6:52 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 September

Builder's margin & GST on provisional items

Builder's margin & GST on provisional items

This is just another way some builders crank up the system. The builder's profit margin is the difference between the cost price and the sell price + the difference for…

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SaveH2O
Sep 12, 2019 9:15 am
SaveH2O
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
10 September

slab heave

slab heave
1 ... 7, 8, 9

I'm not wanting to hijack this thread but it is a topical question surrounding this issue in any case. How effective are these CCTV techniques in locating leaks in systems…

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Mr. Sausage
Sep 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
10 September

PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

Hi All, Make sure you do your research when it comes to choosing an independent building consultant/inspector. I see Darbecca comes up a lot on this site but the Owner of…

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Norfolk
Sep 10, 2019 12:27 pm
tiquau
tiquau
10 September

Preliminary deposit issues

Preliminary deposit issues

As GJ Gardner is basically a franchise, you would need to navigate to your region and talk to the regional manager. GJ Gardner pay a lot of money to advertise their brand…

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tiquau
Sep 10, 2019 8:17 am
Jays2007
Jays2007
9 September

Builders access to site

Builders access to site

Hi, No there was nothing in the contract. My main query is whether they can make me repair it to maintain their access to the site.

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Jays2007
Sep 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
9 September

Charlton 33 Porter Davis

Charlton 33 Porter Davis

You need to read this post if you are building with PD.

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Small Minds
Sep 09, 2019 9:48 am
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
8 September

Small claims owner builder

Small claims owner builder

Hi, The tribunals do a fantastic job. You don’t need a lawyer. Have had recent experiences with FOS (former financial ombudsman and VCAT in Victoria). They will…

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Mirrmu83
Sep 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Jharbs
Jharbs
8 September

changing building purpose after permit approved

changing building purpose after permit approved

Not sure about fines but the local shire can ask them to revert it back. i have a mate who works for a country local govt in building approvals, said he spends most of his…

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Jharbs
Sep 08, 2019 5:43 pm
d@n
d@n
8 September

Color suggestion for Windows and front rendering

Color suggestion for Windows and front rendering

Try posting your elevations or house facade. Choosing colours is often dependent on the design and style of the home.

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d@n
Sep 08, 2019 12:03 pm
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tweety123
Sep 07, 2019 11:32 pm
gworld
gworld
7 September

Floor preparation - underfloor for house on stumps

Floor preparation - underfloor for house on stumps

We are about to renovate a 30 year old house on concrete stumps. Previous owner never really did much with the floor other then applying some carpet here and there. The…

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gworld
Sep 07, 2019 11:22 pm
gworld
5Goodwood
5Goodwood
7 September

Prepare for sale post renovate

Prepare for sale post renovate

My husband & i have been in our house 6.5 years. We have renovated our home, my husband is a plumber & his dad gave guidance (hes a retired carpenter but unable to work…

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5Goodwood
Sep 07, 2019 9:58 pm

Hi, I need to widen and straighten my driveway so that 2 cars can be parked easily. It would involve concreting the front council nature strip area. Whats the procedure…

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drnaeem77
Sep 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Toaster_Mechanic
Toaster_Mechanic
7 September

SO MANY RED FLAGS! HELP!

SO MANY RED FLAGS! HELP!

Im seeking legal advice this week about what to do but unfortunately its going to be expensive either way I go :(

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Toaster_Mechanic
Sep 07, 2019 6:18 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 September

Thud (knock) noise coming from area between ceiling and roof

Thud (knock) noise coming from area between ceiling and roof

Good to hear then you will have no issues in solving the problem as the science/math is still the same. OT, I often use FEM Multiphysics simulation Illustrations and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 06, 2019 9:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
ASJ1981
ASJ1981
6 September

Home loan pre-approval

Home loan pre-approval

Hi Sreenithk - getting a Pre Approval now is a good idea - personally for me, it's peace of mind that 1) you can obtain a loan and 2) you at least have an idea of what…

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ASJ1981
Sep 06, 2019 9:43 am
ASJ1981

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