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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

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

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

Are mature plants worth anything

Are mature plants worth anything

In my experience, transplanting hedges they will die unless you planted them recently... I have never had success moving them even digging massive holes around the roots.

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eirrac
Sep 15, 2019 9:15 pm

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

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

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

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
clath
clath
11 h

Possible broken pipe .somewhere

Possible broken pipe .somewhere

I told them about the drainage issues . Spoke them over the phone and emailed I've gone through my old emails . Only can find emails on other defects . I will still…

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clath
Sep 15, 2019 1:16 pm
clath
SteveT
SteveT
12 h

Sydney water vent pipes

Sydney water vent pipes

Hi I am building a swimming pool unfortunately running through garden are a sewer line and a vent shaft. Seems funny but apparently i can build over sewer line as long as…

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SteveT
Sep 15, 2019 11:56 am
SteveT
SteveT
12 h

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Hi I am building a swimming pool unfortunately running through garden are a sewer line and a vent shaft. Seems funny but apparently i can build over sewer line as long as…

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SteveT
Sep 15, 2019 11:54 am
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

Henley slab heave

Henley 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
jimbob73
jimbob73
10 September

Coulourbond steel roof maintenace

Coulourbond steel roof maintenace

Hello my colourbond steel roof is 9 years old and in good condtion , except l notice some small areas of fungus or algae starting , mostly where the roof meets the…

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jimbob73
Sep 10, 2019 4:55 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
kumar2015
kumar2015
4 September

Tenant with Pets

Tenant with Pets

I heard similar things, carpet replacement is common because of pets.

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kumar2015
Sep 04, 2019 9:32 pm
kumar2015
kumar2015
4 September

Investing on a commercial property

Investing on a commercial property

If I invest on a commercial property (small family who stays and runs a family or childcare), what are all the aspects I have to consider, in terms of government /rules /…

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kumar2015
Sep 04, 2019 4:41 pm
kumar2015
kumar2015
4 September

Buying a residential/ commercial property

Buying a residential/ commercial property

If I buy a residential & commercial property, one roof but two tenancy agreements, what are all risks involved? I understand finding tenants with similar setup (who lives…

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kumar2015
Sep 04, 2019 3:34 pm
ben888
ben888
3 September

Skirtings

Skirtings

I agree with you, quadding on top of old skirting looks bloody awful. It definitely is a lot cheaper to do though. Putting new skirting over my floor rather than quadding…

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ben888
Sep 03, 2019 4:57 pm
ben888
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 September

New house warranty cover shower tile & grout crack?

New house warranty cover shower tile & grout crack?

I'd check with your builder - in a friendly way.

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Saint Mike
Sep 03, 2019 10:39 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 September

URBAN MYTHS .... ?

URBAN MYTHS .... ?
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Is it greed or dumbness that makes us fall for scams ? I know a person who "invested" in a scheme - offering 20-25% returns - when they could have put it in Super and…

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Saint Mike
Sep 03, 2019 10:37 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 September

yet another fence dispute

yet another fence dispute

I guess you could always remove "your" fence … ;) Would cost a bit but you'll make your point - advise them in advance.

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Saint Mike
Sep 03, 2019 10:33 am
Saint Mike
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Raideress
Sep 03, 2019 12:55 am
TaylorAshlee
TaylorAshlee
2 September

HGWA Reviews?

HGWA Reviews?

This is my design: But using this colour scheme at the front: If you look at our design we have a exposed brick inside the front entrance, so it will be the wall…

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TaylorAshlee
Sep 02, 2019 9:16 pm
JB1
JB1
2 September

Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc

Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc
1, 2

It's a hassle, but as you said great heating. Did you end up installing it?

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JB1
Sep 02, 2019 5:31 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
2 September

post removed.

post removed.

Plumber moved mine about 2m, 20 years ago for $100 in Melbourne. Don't know how he did it, I wasn't there, didn't turn off the street mains, Didn't tell anyone,…

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oldchippy
Sep 02, 2019 1:56 pm

Heads Up, These are my Planning Drawing For a DA project in Perth Class A- Sand Soils, N1 wind load,etc,etc For Class S & M the masonry walls will require Reinforced…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 01, 2019 8:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I have a bathroom (or an ensuite) with the central drain hole and an independent…

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arc966
Aug 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Farmbuild
Farmbuild
29 August

Shed-house, Shouse/ modular home

Shed-house, Shouse/ modular home

Hi all We have a large property we are looking to build a shed/house on It will be a purchased shed, re-engineered to class 1A habitable - we are wanting 3 bedrooms , 1…

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Farmbuild
Aug 29, 2019 7:53 pm
twotwopig
twotwopig
29 August

Cost of building in Tasmania

Cost of building in Tasmania

Every build / house is different and the prices varies up depending on your land (slope etc). The land I was looking at is fairly flat. I spoke to Wilson, Tassie,…

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twotwopig
Aug 29, 2019 11:38 am
d@n
d@n
29 August

NHV is back!

NHV is back!

Apologies to anyone who message or placed an order and did not get a reply in the many months gone past. Had to deal with undetected server mail issues, a heap of spam and…

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d@n
Aug 29, 2019 11:34 am
gillybean
gillybean
28 August

Extension cord across laundry

Extension cord across laundry

Yeah ok probably can see why you’re in the predicament you find yourself in. Hope it all works out....

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gillybean
Aug 28, 2019 6:14 pm
gillybean
Sethor
Sethor
28 August

Trust owns your property

Trust owns your property

There is no simple example to say its beneficial or not, it really depends on your situation. I would recommend speaking to your accountant. Trusts can be beneficial for…

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Sethor
Aug 28, 2019 12:20 am
ronn
ronn
27 August

Verdant hill tarneit

Verdant hill tarneit

Mate, they have not been truthful, many people have been paying penalty of $1k per month to builders and some have cancelled their contracts after paying for…

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ronn
Aug 27, 2019 9:40 pm
ronn

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