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bpratt
bpratt
19 June 2016

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

For vapes such as Juul, Myle and Uwell, and also dry herb vaporizers such as the PAX 3, Mighty, Black Mamba and G Pen Elite visit: . Also sell replacement refillable pods…

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bpratt
Jun 19, 2016 10:59 am

Orientation-Passive Solar Design related Suggestions needed

Orientation-Passive Solar Design related Suggestions needed

Thank you so much for your detailed response. I'm gonna sit with your inputs and see what we can plan/budget for.

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RagRad
Mar 29, 2020 8:24 pm

Shed insulation

Shed insulation

Shouldn't be an issue. If the structure is relying on the roof sheeting to stand up you have more problems than it not being insulated. To be clear the sheeting is not a…

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Bruce123
Mar 29, 2020 2:08 pm

COVID-19 Restrictions

COVID-19 Restrictions

I could be pretty sure that their contractors on site had more than one person working at a time. And that they had some level of supervision of that contract work. And…

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Bruce123
Mar 29, 2020 1:41 pm

How much does tiling cost? (Al fresco, concrete slab, approx

How much does tiling cost? (Al fresco, concrete slab, approx

Hmmm, $40-$50 /m2 for labour sounds about right I would question $400 for materials? A bag of flex tile adhesive is $20 + incidentals Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 29, 2020 10:14 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Ganilton
Ganilton
Yesterday

Advice / Help - Building Contract

Advice / Help - Building Contract

- under current economic conditions, are there any special conditions we should definitely include to protect us ? We built our house through a large…

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Ganilton
Mar 28, 2020 11:53 pm
Ganilton
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

Has builder "forgotten" to insulate some walls ?

Has builder "forgotten" to insulate some walls ?

Every time I read posts like this, I think that all houses the builder has built over a certain time frame should also be inspected but alas, effective regulatory…

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SaveH2O
Mar 28, 2020 8:46 pm
SaveH2O
CD12JD
CD12JD
Yesterday

Just starting to build with MJH

Just starting to build with MJH

We are waiting for our block to register in Bingara Gorge Wilton.... its a golf lot so out backyard has views of the golf course. We will be building the miami 16 exec or…

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CD12JD
Mar 28, 2020 5:14 pm
forrestmount
forrestmount
28 March

Do the right thing Metricon; close your display centres now

Do the right thing Metricon; close your display centres now

Hi jack, I respect your concerns The government has decided the construction industry as an essential business. I don’t think this risk is any different to a takeaway…

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forrestmount
Mar 28, 2020 3:03 am
JacL
JacL
27 March

building contract help

building contract help

Thanks I will check particularly the right to see invoices for provisional sums. FYI the builder is charging over $1100 per min 4hr visit plus an additional $200-odd for…

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JacL
Mar 27, 2020 12:02 am
GTN
GTN
26 March

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong

Hi, Thanks for sharing the information above, can you also share with us the below please it will help us understand the road blocks we might face as well. 1) what is…

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GTN
Mar 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
26 March

Signature at the ponds

Signature at the ponds

Hello Mate I also bought a property from signature at Ponds. So far I haven't had any update from them. Last update was the project will be finished in September 2020. I…

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Twistedspiky
Mar 26, 2020 11:34 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 March

Mortar Defects

Mortar Defects

Have you contacted the builder? It is best to be prepared. You can get mortar lab tested and doing a forum search using keywords like mortar, lab, test etc should raise a…

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SaveH2O
Mar 26, 2020 8:25 am
SaveH2O
bachamp
bachamp
26 March

External Corner Detail

External Corner Detail

Hi All, I have a difficult corner detail and I'm not sure whats the best way to proceed. It is an external corner On one wall I James Hardie Linea, which is 32mm…

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bachamp
Mar 26, 2020 8:11 am
bashworth
bashworth
25 March

Australia lockdown

Australia lockdown

The problem is going to be supply of imported fittings. I ordered 20 special plumbing fittings early February normally available in a week, but told would be delivered by…

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bashworth
Mar 25, 2020 9:59 pm
bashworth
GrahamB
GrahamB
25 March

Inclusion/studio vouchers - What would you use it for?

Inclusion/studio vouchers - What would you use it for?

I would suggest, especially now , ask around a few stores, email plans and get some quotes, then ask your builder for a price to delete it and do it yourself, only issue…

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GrahamB
Mar 25, 2020 6:41 pm
IanMc
IanMc
25 March

Footings and steel piers for Transportable.. help

Footings and steel piers for Transportable.. help

Thanks the welcome.. so exciting to be an empowered OB. I have yesterday sent a bullet point detailed list of concerns to the Engineer.. as clear as possible. To their…

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IanMc
Mar 25, 2020 9:10 am
IanMc
GrahamB
GrahamB
24 March

Tender help !!

Tender help !!

How did it go

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GrahamB
Mar 24, 2020 12:07 pm
DamNita
DamNita
24 March

Sydney property price

Sydney property price

No chance I would ever buy anything less than 450sqm. Look elsewhere.

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DamNita
Mar 24, 2020 9:31 am
DamNita

Our slab is pour and it looks neat and clean, everything looks good. Hopefully there shouldn't be any problem.

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Hussain sahara
Mar 22, 2020 6:45 pm
tourier
tourier
21 March

Developer

Developer

Our council are trying to say that we are developers as we bought a block of land without a stormwater discharge point that they passed for subdivision and we are asking…

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tourier
Mar 21, 2020 7:08 am
MiddleMark
MiddleMark
20 March

Rust - help pls!

Rust - help pls!

Props to BigJohn, follow his advice, very reasonable

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MiddleMark
Mar 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Brian10
Brian10
20 March

Experience with Bradford Homes SA

Experience with Bradford Homes SA

Bradford Homes are really good builders price is competitive quality is exceptional. I would highly recommend.

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Brian10
Mar 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 March

Help Appeal

Help Appeal

If you took them to court then what advice did you get about possible outcomes? Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 20, 2020 7:37 am
sugna1021
sugna1021
19 March

Shed Lining

Shed Lining

Still looking at doing it, its been pushed back a few months now. We will leave the beams visible, maybe just paint them black. Putting studs every 600mm or so and then…

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sugna1021
Mar 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Gary Ey
Gary Ey
19 March

Bad job decking

Bad job decking

I would not pay a red cent. Replace it and then if all good pay them, otherwise tell them to go away

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Gary Ey
Mar 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Parm1
Parm1
17 March

Electrical plan

Electrical plan

We are thinking same plan for fans , outside lights on beams on facade

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Parm1
Mar 17, 2020 10:13 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
16 March

Townhouse Structural design validation

Townhouse Structural design validation

Thanks. I will try to get hold of those drawings.

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rajan_g4
Mar 16, 2020 3:21 pm
rajan_g4
Pulse
Pulse
15 March

Utility easement

Utility easement

As said you need legal advice, no point getting advice here, you need a lawyer to write to the owner on your behalf

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Pulse
Mar 15, 2020 6:31 am
westbourne
westbourne
13 March

Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah...it seems worst than my case. I hope it won't happen to my ceiling since Rawson installed the down pipe from the second story. Fingers cross

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westbourne
Mar 13, 2020 3:32 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
13 March

Cost to have interior of house professionally painted

Cost to have interior of house professionally painted

House slab size includes everything,including eves, 200m2 house being a typical 4x2x2

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thepa1nter
Mar 13, 2020 6:48 am
thepa1nter
Tasjohnson78
Tasjohnson78
12 March

Desiging floor plan

Desiging floor plan

Hi everyone, I am wanting to build a 6mtr x 6mtr liveable studio in the backyard. I am removing my old shed for the space and where i wish to build has concrete slab.…

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Tasjohnson78
Mar 12, 2020 4:17 pm

Fixed site costs & tendering process.

Fixed site costs & tendering process.

Great Tag me in on the structural Queries Forewarned is forearmed Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 10, 2020 8:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Our first family home

Our first family home

Nice one... Good job and carry on

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Ourfirsthomehy
Mar 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Ourfirsthomehy

Owner build pole home info required

Owner build pole home info required

Hi Brendan Laman Welcome to the forum You are probably better off consulting a design engineer in Qld or someone that can offer a complete Design Service You'll require a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 09, 2020 4:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Brickface
Brickface
9 March

Sydney Demo and Excavation

Sydney Demo and Excavation

Just had this experience. Not a nice surprise.

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Brickface
Mar 09, 2020 8:14 am
Brickface

Improve my kerbside appeal for old housing commission

Improve my kerbside appeal for old housing commission

I agree about the jacaranda. Definitely paint or (preferably) render the bricks. That will modernise the house a lot and tidy it up for a relatively minor cost. I…

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Underthesky
Mar 09, 2020 1:12 am
MURPHMUFC
MURPHMUFC
7 March

Metricon tender appointment delayed

Metricon tender appointment delayed

If you show Clarendon your Metricon receipt they will give you a $1000 refund, that as long as you sign up with them, I found this out after tender and they gave me a…

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MURPHMUFC
Mar 07, 2020 11:14 pm

Scyon Vs Weathertex

Scyon Vs Weathertex

Thanks, have you had to repaint it since?

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storewallAU
Mar 07, 2020 6:01 am
storewallAU
Jananguyen
Jananguyen
7 March

Fairmont homes NSW built 2015 very poorly

Fairmont homes NSW built 2015 very poorly

I would give the builder a ZERO as we been dealing with the ceilings in my home being cracked and caved it from the storm on 9th feb 20. Out of 5 of the 6 houses built by…

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Jananguyen
Mar 07, 2020 12:21 am
Rickprop
Rickprop
6 March

Water meter inlet size 20mm or 25mm

Water meter inlet size 20mm or 25mm

Hi, I am owner building and need to move our water meter. It is currently right in the middle of our stairs to our front door and is a 20mm inlet. I believe in Victoria…

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Rickprop
Mar 06, 2020 8:36 pm
MClark
MClark
4 March

Bricklaying

Bricklaying

Yeh it really needs a good clean to defect correctly

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MClark
Mar 04, 2020 10:55 pm
MClark

Downpipe in cavity?

Downpipe in cavity?
1, 2

My aunt did the same thing a year ago, and got a terrible downpour. I wouldn't do this if I were you.

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alicia hall
Mar 04, 2020 4:43 pm
alicia hall
bava1
bava1
4 March

Lights for the new house!!

Lights for the new house!!

I renovated my house recently and changed a few things that needed to be changed for a long time. I restored a few things like furnishings and TV but replaced my…

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bava1
Mar 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
4 March

Demolisher damage neighbour's retaining wall

Demolisher damage neighbour's retaining wall

If the demolition company has damaged your neighbours property that’s between your neighbour and them. Ask the demolition company to contact your neighbour and fix the…

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Norfolk
Mar 04, 2020 9:38 am
Leeota
Leeota
4 March

Open style fencing

Open style fencing

Hi Ben did you ever find this out? Cheers Lee

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Leeota
Mar 04, 2020 4:55 am

Anyone building near RAAF Base Edinburgh in SA?

Anyone building near RAAF Base Edinburgh in SA?

If you're building near RAAF Base in SA (e.g. Burton, Elizabeth etc.) is there a requirement for noise rating for windows or similar? Also if you live in the area is it…

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Artfromhart
Mar 02, 2020 10:44 pm
Artfromhart
MClark
MClark
2 March

Pre contract

Pre contract

Apologises not 'Australian Standard' I was mentioning the Domestic Building Contract Act that the contract much work within. Thanks for the pick up norfolk

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MClark
Mar 02, 2020 9:31 pm
MClark
MClark
MClark
2 March

Help with wardrobe installation dispute

Help with wardrobe installation dispute

I'd like to see some pics too, chippy is right in saying that you install joinery/cabinetry plumb, square and level to whatever the substrate is. I cannot picture what the…

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MClark
Mar 02, 2020 7:31 pm
MClark
Shannon288
Shannon288
2 March

Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Coral Homes Grange 28 build time
1, 2

Just a suggestion with variations. Try and get most changes done and put into your tender otherwise post contract every variation takes approx 4 weeks to get back. We are…

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Shannon288
Mar 02, 2020 3:34 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 March

Building duplex over or near water or sewerage pipes or ease

Building duplex over or near water or sewerage pipes or ease

Yes you can but Sydney Water will make you excavate the existing VCP main sewer ( old earthenware pipe ) then concrete encase it @ $1,100 a lineal metre ( with a few other…

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Stewie D
Mar 01, 2020 8:43 pm

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