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Philip_Green
Philip_Green
25 September

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Such a good point

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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Approximate site cost in box hill nsw?

Approximate site cost in box hill nsw?

Hi all, We are a first home buyer and have deposited on a land in the Hills of Carmel estate in Box Hill. Has anyone built around the area just to get an approximate site…

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Avirmani
Oct 24, 2020 10:08 am

Council quotes

Council quotes

When getting quotes from a council to connect to services, are they meant to provide a transparent itemised quote? Is there a regulatory body that can give advice on…

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tourier
Oct 24, 2020 6:46 am

Walk In Shower Width

Walk In Shower Width

anyone know what is acceptable minimum width?

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Anna321
Oct 24, 2020 2:26 am

Best Solar Pond Pump

Best Solar Pond Pump

It is made premium quality brushless pump and solar laminated panel that is meant to last longer. They will not break or get…

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jenifer26
Oct 23, 2020 5:52 pm

Quotes

Quotes

It was for connection to essential services on empty block that developer failed to connect to. Was ticked off as ok and colleague bought block. Now colleague was told by…

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tourier
Oct 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Althom
Althom
Yesterday

Fencing disagreement

Fencing disagreement

If you were to agree to his rather ridiculous proposal he'd have to access your side of the fence so he'd need insurance against possible damage to your property. He'd…

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Althom
Oct 23, 2020 10:12 am
Althom
Emmy
Emmy
Yesterday

Nuvo or McCarthy Homes

Nuvo or McCarthy Homes

Has anyone built with Nuvo Homes or McCarthy Homes in Brisbane recently? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

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Emmy
Oct 23, 2020 8:40 am
Harshitha.hn
Harshitha.hn
22 October

Alfresco door height

Alfresco door height

Hi All, We are in the process of building a new house. We have gone for 2.4 height Alfresco doors. Does getting recessed reduce the height of the doors? we want all the…

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Harshitha.hn
Oct 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Muhammad
Muhammad
22 October

Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

My guess is that they caulked the top edges to prevent water dripped down those sides as they're probably harder to clean, given the positioning. If your bathtub is…

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Muhammad
Oct 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Joker
Joker
22 October

Does a standard HIA Building contract require legal advice ?

Does a standard HIA Building contract require legal advice ?

Absolutely get a pre contract inspection as hia is a heavily in favour of builders group, their purpose is to assist builders in every way they can,their contracts favour…

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Joker
Oct 22, 2020 1:55 pm
ziri1002
ziri1002
22 October

New Build Double storey (Energy efficient/passive design) -

New Build Double storey (Energy efficient/passive design) -

Hi. Do you incur additional cost to flip the design you choose from the existing builder's design? Thanks

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ziri1002
Oct 22, 2020 11:30 am

Tiles and paint work The order in which a house gets built is a bit perplexing. We had the tiler out to do the wet areas, the skirting boards…

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Joshua99
Oct 21, 2020 8:16 pm
Joshua99
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October

NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

Hmm, I'm not sure why the other pic didn't show??? Well, some councils are certainly more flexible than others. NBC is one of the better ones. Yes, you do have to come up…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2020 8:09 pm

I’ve thatched mine back . Did I go too far? Help!

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Mitchell1984
Oct 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October

Builder hit a domestic sewer pipe when erecting piers

Builder hit a domestic sewer pipe when erecting piers

Well, drainage lines get replaced and removed over the years not to mention new pipes being laid for new/old extensions etc. Plumbers don't always update the sewer…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2020 3:26 pm
darthius
darthius
21 October

Hoot Homes

Hoot Homes

Our pre construction process also took a long time but the experience has been good so far except the CSR who was assigned to us. Our construction started in August this…

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darthius
Oct 21, 2020 10:19 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October

Tiger Snake in a Gutter

Tiger Snake in a Gutter

Yes, usually wearing a suit with a real estate sign out the front or when there is a dispute with a client because they didn't read the contract or plans and they turn up…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2020 7:16 am
Fore20
Fore20
20 October

Barrington Homes

Barrington Homes

looks nice, just seemed weird after the fact! You should leave a review on the product review site this helps builders. Love the look of the outside of your house

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Fore20
Oct 20, 2020 12:39 pm
Fore20
Mitchell1984
Mitchell1984
20 October

Buffalo lawn

Buffalo lawn

Thanks! I’ll have a look but surviving to find the exact ones or pics that looks like my struggling lawn and also some tips around fertiliser and also dethatching which…

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Mitchell1984
Oct 20, 2020 10:56 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
19 October

Rake ceiling costs

Rake ceiling costs

yep would be roughly the same unless you want to expose your beams

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SejaeD
Oct 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 October

Dividing fence

Dividing fence

Is there a question in there somewhere??????? Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 19, 2020 2:54 pm
Fore20
Fore20
19 October

Barrington Homes

Barrington Homes

LMAO!!

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Fore20
Oct 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Fore20
TTLE
TTLE
18 October

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Hi Guys We have finally made a decision to go with the Canterbury Grand Deluxe with Carlisle The grange facade Modification include extension of 1.5m to the garage,…

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TTLE
Oct 18, 2020 6:21 pm
TTLE
Joker
Joker
18 October

Cracks in Cement between bricks. Reason for Concern?

Cracks in Cement between bricks. Reason for Concern?

Looks ok,just hairline cracking,keep.a eye on it just in case.

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Joker
Oct 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Housetohome
Housetohome
18 October

Traveling during lockdown VIC - moving in preparation

Traveling during lockdown VIC - moving in preparation

We're 50kms away so does not actually help🙄 We're not gathering to other homes so I might need to ring police or home building industry a ring tomorrow and hope I…

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Housetohome
Oct 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Pasq
Pasq
17 October

Hansa Shower Mixer (cover stuck, how to remove?)

Hansa Shower Mixer (cover stuck, how to remove?)

Thanks again Chippy.. Will try and wriggle it around to move, very stiff not having much luck..

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Pasq
Oct 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 October

Builder issue - stairs and skirting - help please

Builder issue - stairs and skirting - help please

And that image alexp79 looks like a 3D computer image to me. Always easy to make it look good on screen, not always easy or practical in the real world. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 17, 2020 6:37 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 October

Builder won't allow private inspector before handover

Builder won't allow private inspector before handover

I would engage the inspector now and ask them to sort this out. I would have a personal policy that I will not attend unless my representative is afforded free access.

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ECOECO
Oct 16, 2020 10:27 am
ECOECO

my front door steps is like below picture , im looking some idea to have walkway stepping stone. can you please suggest me. now im walking in grass which i dont like.…

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thangam
Oct 16, 2020 9:04 am
AvaG
AvaG
16 October

Cracked roof tiles

Cracked roof tiles

Thanks Stewie, we’ll see what Boral and the home builder say.

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AvaG
Oct 16, 2020 8:19 am

Hi anyone, Completing landscape and drainage now. What are your thoughts and feedback with this drainage system and connection? Note slotted flexi ag pipe used as…

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chanam
Oct 16, 2020 7:57 am

Side of house not draining.

Side of house not draining.

Thank you so much! I will be back with an update here.

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somethingtofix66
Oct 16, 2020 2:54 am

Thought of sharing some photos of retaining walls as this is not a common build of first course . Welcome any comments and…

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chanam
Oct 16, 2020 12:09 am
chanam
chanam
15 October

What product to use in fixing cracks in corner mortar

What product to use in fixing cracks in corner mortar

Thank you Stewie for explanation and input. Yeah, reckon it is some slight movement ...expected of a build from mid 90s. All fixed now with help of mortar mix. :)

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chanam
Oct 15, 2020 11:42 pm

Private Certifiers

Private Certifiers

Hi Dogwood, If you in VIC, if so then you need to find another private building surveyor / certifier who will take on the project $$$$$ and they will want to do thier…

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The Pool Inspector
Oct 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Sunshine17
Sunshine17
14 October

Montville 462

Montville 462

Hi Stina How is your building of Montville going. Would like to see your house please if you haven’t moved in as yet? Really like the floor plan..

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Sunshine17
Oct 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
14 October

Perimeter paving slab drainage?

Perimeter paving slab drainage?

Make the water go where you want it to go. It's lazy and will always go downhill. My brother had a footpath between his house and a small retaining wall. There was a…

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Phil of Sydney
Oct 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Feffa federica
Feffa federica
14 October

How much is my land worth?

How much is my land worth?

Thank you everyone for you it answers!

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Feffa federica
Oct 14, 2020 9:52 am
mix_underground
mix_underground
14 October

Ownership of stormwater drain in nature strip

Ownership of stormwater drain in nature strip

Yes, the 90mm storm water house drain. What if this pipe was damaged by trees in the nature strip that the council had planted many years ago? I'll probably just ring the…

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mix_underground
Oct 14, 2020 3:43 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 October

Lining and insulating a shed

Lining and insulating a shed

Send him a PM. He might not be logging into the forums anymore. The PM should automatically go to his email account. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 13, 2020 8:24 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 October

Wet charged systen

Wet charged systen
1, 2, 3

I'll do a summary. OUTLET DISCHARGE. Already well covered but to recap: 150mm outlet with no restrictor plate: no council PSD mandate? The…

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SaveH2O
Oct 13, 2020 7:45 pm
SaveH2O
Oh oh now what
Oh oh now what
13 October

color help ~~ !!

color help ~~ !!

Hey all looking for suggestions tips pointers pictures - Like most…

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Oh oh now what
Oct 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 October

Walk through internals

Walk through internals

Can't see any of the photos. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 12, 2020 5:32 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
12 October

Surfmist gutters

Surfmist gutters

We did monument roof with monument gutter, surfmist fascia, surfmist windows and garage door.

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bestspecials
Oct 12, 2020 1:59 pm
bestspecials
alexp79
alexp79
12 October

Construction cost - apartment building for investment

Construction cost - apartment building for investment

Rough calculation: multiply total square meters area of your building (everything covered with roof) by $3000 (+GST).

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alexp79
Oct 12, 2020 1:21 pm

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
1, 2

Hi Sandy We bought an opposite side lots one year ago.. The agent said that land will get registered this year oct to Dec 20. Still we are waiting but we got a call from…

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Chamani.marasinghe
Oct 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Lisa06
Lisa06
11 October

What sort of path is this?

What sort of path is this?

The weep holes are 150mm above the ground. Yes, I thought that the path would have to pool water to drain, however, the path is sloped so it won’t pool water.

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Lisa06
Oct 11, 2020 7:54 pm
kvish4u
kvish4u
11 October

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2

Hi all, We visited signature on 103 tallawong and are contemplating buying a 4 bed home and land package. The sales representative said the land is ready for registration…

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kvish4u
Oct 11, 2020 1:35 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 October

Tiles and paint

Tiles and paint

If you can afford it, I would do both.

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arcadelt
Oct 11, 2020 8:14 am
BonnieDoon
BonnieDoon
11 October

Bored Pier cost

Bored Pier cost

Thanks so much Structual and key man. I will put up censored plans. Builders so busy here on Sunshine Coast, can’t even get a quote soon.

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BonnieDoon
Oct 11, 2020 7:51 am

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