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Shale Grey vs SurfmistShale Grey vs Surfmist

Do you have any photos of the house with she grey roof? We are looking at having shale grey as a roof colour with dark bricks but are having trouble finding photos to…

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h.laurice.smith
Apr 26, 2017 8:27 pm
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Hotondo Homes - anybody else using them or considering?Hotondo Homes - anybody else using them or considering?

Hi, I am new to all of this and so worried I will make the wrong decisions. Curious anyone has used Hotondo Homes in the past, considering it or in the middle of using…

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booboosmumma
Apr 26, 2017 7:09 pm
Misinterpretation of windowMisinterpretation of window

Things can be recorded as a contract variations after signing, but if you did not get a response and have no evidence trail showing that you didn't get what you asked for,…

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arcadelt
Apr 26, 2017 6:41 pm
Laundry sink in the kitchen - In VictoriaLaundry sink in the kitchen - In Victoria

I don't think that having a laundry sink is a prerequisite in houses unless you absolutely want to have one for yourself. I should think that for practicality's sake that…

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ThomasMaloney
Apr 26, 2017 6:14 pm
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House and Land Packages Logan - Gold CoastHouse and Land Packages Logan - Gold Coast

Is anyone thinking of purchasing a turn key house and land package between Logan City to the Gold Coast? Please share your thoughts, or are you an investor from NSW…

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AllAboutYou
Apr 26, 2017 5:22 pm
vandy
20 h
PCI inspection by private inspectorPCI inspection by private inspector

Hi Will the private inspector check if the building has been built as per plans ? Will he also check the electrical plan fittings? Will he check if all variations have…

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vandy
Apr 26, 2017 3:09 pm
BGW
21 h
Capital BuildingCapital Building

Hi All, Has anyone used capital Building Contractors in Balwyn Victoria? Thanks

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BGW
Apr 26, 2017 2:21 pm
dreamh0me
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Gas abolishment Gas abolishment

Gosh that is unbelievable. I will let the builder know for sure. Thanks

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dreamh0me
Apr 26, 2017 7:36 am
albertsean
25 April
Which colour is best for kitchens?Which colour is best for kitchens?

Hi Campbell! Thanks for your response. I think gray white color is a good combination for kitchen paint. What you think?…

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albertsean
Apr 25, 2017 10:54 pm
arcadelt
25 April
Suspended Concrete Slab with Hydronic HeatingSuspended Concrete Slab with Hydronic Heating

Our slab is on fill, although our deck slab is suspended. We too are putting hydronic pipes into a top coat for some of the slab, so that can be done on whether precast or…

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arcadelt
Apr 25, 2017 8:13 pm
John30
25 April
Changes after CDC approvalChanges after CDC approval

Hi guys, Building a house and after 1 year of admin, i noticed the "construction plans" are different from the digitally signed CDC approval is this okay? The main…

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John30
Apr 25, 2017 11:23 am
Joker
24 April
external doorexternal door

Weather strips will be used to seal all gaps around your doors, if not, get it done. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Horse
24 April
Control JointsControl Joints

Thanks twylamc. I will ask them to do that. It is very helpful to have all this comments from experts.

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Horse
Apr 24, 2017 11:23 am
mhouse
22 April
Moving Stormwater Kerb ConnectionMoving Stormwater Kerb Connection

I am putting in a new crossover for my house, but found out that I may need to move the stormwater connection from the house to the kerb (maybe by 30-50cm) to accomodate…

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mhouse
Apr 22, 2017 8:06 pm
albertsean
21 April
wall issue?wall issue?

Which side of wall you are talking about? I think it is good and tiles are also seems fine. If you think…

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albertsean
Apr 21, 2017 11:50 pm
Granny Flat on rear lane boundaryGranny Flat on rear lane boundary

Hi Izee, Yes, it is possible to lodge a rear lane granny flat as a CDC if less than 50% is on the boundary, as you have pointed out. I am a postgraduate architect, and I…

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HannouchDesign
Apr 21, 2017 8:39 pm
Jasper_D
20 April
Question about old housesQuestion about old houses

Hey Folk New poster here. I have a question about a lot of unrestored old houses that I see in Vic / Tas that I'm hoping someone can clarify. When I say 'old' I mean…

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Jasper_D
Apr 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Berek
20 April
Wooden FloorboardsWooden Floorboards

I'm not a builder but here's what I think. The effort put into securing it to the floor is proportionate to the value of the contents :-) You'll need to try to get it over a…

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Berek
Apr 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Joker
20 April
Breaks in Drainage PipeBreaks in Drainage Pipe

What type of building practices and personal have we got when doing the right thing is considered, like winning the lottery(blessed). Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 20, 2017 7:21 pm
oldchippy
20 April
Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?
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Hey qebtel, Hate to deflate you but your only 1 in half a mill. I am the other one. After 48 years in construction I don't need BE's help either in inspecting houses…

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oldchippy
Apr 20, 2017 6:52 pm
Nuri
20 April
Help with living room designHelp with living room design

I had thought about that, problem is most L-shaped couches are a bit too long on the side that would run down the middle. I don't want to block the pathway, so the side…

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Nuri
Apr 20, 2017 4:26 pm
House 1m below street level - best rebuild options?House 1m below street level - best rebuild options?

First you need to examine the foundations of the house and the stability of the ground itself. Depending on that you can start making plans. An underground garage sounds…

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JasonRoberts85
Apr 19, 2017 10:59 pm
rondy
19 April
CIG gas bottle dumped on our site. HELPCIG gas bottle dumped on our site. HELP

Thanks. BOC have finally agreed to accept ownership & collect the bottle.

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rondy
Apr 19, 2017 4:42 am
lilpen
18 April
electricalelectrical

can anyone please tell me or show me what it should look like inside your electrical box on a new house

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lilpen
Apr 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Joker
18 April
Gutters and downpipe requirementsGutters and downpipe requirements

First few things I said to my Draftsman /architect was, want a really good drainage system and extra downpipes put in, 3_4 more than required, have seen way too many water…

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Joker
Apr 18, 2017 12:42 pm
Depth of stormwater pvc and electrical underground?Depth of stormwater pvc and electrical underground?

Electrical: Minimum 500mm depth of cover Or 300mm below concrete of the concrete is >75mm thick (excludes pavers, bitumen etc) measured from under the concrete (e.g 300mm…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 17, 2017 5:12 pm
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gtpossum888
15 April
Construction BuildersConstruction Builders

Hi Thank you for your reply. I will find out over the weekend. Thanks

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gtpossum888
Apr 15, 2017 8:14 am
qebtel
13 April
Relocate HomeRelocate Home

Id say about 20K. The problem is, the costs of moving is only the start. Your council will treat it as a new build, and expect your compliance to all current building…

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2017 8:34 pm
taniablake
13 April
Superior Building Group ExperienceSuperior Building Group Experience

First of all sorry to hear that and who was the supervisor? This post warns me for my next construction of farm house.

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taniablake
Apr 13, 2017 4:24 am
Berek
11 April
Land Insurance before build starts?Land Insurance before build starts?

The conveyancing company told me about it when I bought a block. There are countless ways for someone to injure themselves and then sue you. It depends on how risky you…

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Berek
Apr 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Fat hobbit
11 April
Examples of 8.5m high housesExamples of 8.5m high houses

Woah! What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing MrsJM - now I just wonder if I'm going to be spoiling myself with the 8.5m. FH

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Fat hobbit
Apr 11, 2017 1:06 pm
kymmo
10 April
Advice for a first timer in over her head??Advice for a first timer in over her head??

Thankyou for your response, money is the key isnt it, and probably is what it behind the panic too!! But yes, plenty of time there is no rush to have it all done. If I…

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kymmo
Apr 10, 2017 11:20 pm
Joker
8 April
Leaking Ensuite?Leaking Ensuite?

Sometimes even a inch of missed gaulking will mean big water problems, get to ground level to check shower, also some builders only water proof shower area etc, don't do…

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Joker
Apr 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Harpies
7 April
Plumbing 'shed' toiletPlumbing 'shed' toilet

All depends on what the fall is: talk to your plumber about that. My plumber brother often advises customers after he has unblocked their sewer to only use full flush,…

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Harpies
Apr 07, 2017 10:08 pm
Great small builder finished our homeGreat small builder finished our home

Good to hear a successful finish to what would have been a stressful situation.

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Our Build123
Apr 07, 2017 9:41 am
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Horse
7 April
Payment process of Unregistered LandPayment process of Unregistered Land

They will, and i believe its standard in a contract. Pre approval is different to unconditional finance. I have read where bank will not give unconditional loan even if…

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Horse
Apr 07, 2017 6:07 am
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bennals
Apr 06, 2017 10:09 am
Career change from IT to Builder?Career change from IT to Builder?
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Hi Mr Education: hope you have become builder now. I am similar sort of situation where i am thinking of switching my field and becoming a builder. Is there a possibility…

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sunnychawla
Apr 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Caramel
5 April
Sandstock BricksSandstock Bricks

Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at. If anyone has…

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Caramel
Apr 05, 2017 2:18 pm
Gaudi
5 April
Repairing render on a Hebel Block wallRepairing render on a Hebel Block wall

Hi jdlx, have you tried Calling CSR HEBEL? I've called them a couple of times. Or called the builder who issued 7 year warranty? My Hebel is waterproofed to specific…

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Gaudi
Apr 05, 2017 2:01 am
oldchippy
4 April
While the walls are off...While the walls are off...

My neighbors kitchen window is directly behind my head when i lay in bed albeit 2.4 m away with a paling fence between. I could hear her put a coffee cup on the sink at…

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oldchippy
Apr 04, 2017 10:47 pm
Berek
4 April
Relocate Sewer LineRelocate Sewer Line

Sold my parents home last year and several developers looked at it but pulled out because a sewer line ran across the block.

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Berek
Apr 04, 2017 8:42 pm

Financial,Economic, Climate change effects,structural, etc,etc. Modelling everything from the same model is it possible... not currently? Pressure builds for more…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 04, 2017 10:47 am
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random111
3 April
Advance Bricks - anyone used?Advance Bricks - anyone used?

Cheers we're actually leaning towards the reds vs. browns - elmhurst reef is the our favourite in the reds. But to the naked eye if you look at tudor reef next to DR…

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random111
Apr 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Will an Interest rate change impact Project Home PricesWill an Interest rate change impact Project Home Prices

WAs fundamentals are sound we add 2% to GDP & Commodity prices are backup and sustainable... Housing has yet to rebound?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 02, 2017 9:22 pm
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Berek
2 April
Help with Blacktown CouncilHelp with Blacktown Council

I am having a similar 'council' problem with getting them to put in a gutter to catch the run off from the park next door. (Enid Chalker Reserve) as it floods my garage…

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Berek
Apr 02, 2017 8:18 pm
GLO
2 April
Driveway car port / shade options?Driveway car port / shade options?

Mods: Can you please amend my first post to. (IPhone auto correction gone mad) Hi, Just thinking about a cantilever car port or similar for out the front of a new…

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GLO
Apr 02, 2017 7:17 am



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