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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 October

URBAN MYTHS .... ?

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

We've now moved on from the NBN to car crash agents onto tax. cancellation of land lines etc from auto/robo calls. I hope everyone just hangs up. Remember - NO…

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Saint Mike
Oct 02, 2019 5:35 pm
Saint Mike
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

Do I need plumbing inspection?

Do I need plumbing inspection?

Thanks SaveH2O You suggest effective way. It'll be really help a lot.

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addewilson852
Jul 16, 2019 6:04 pm
addewilson852
ruc1983
ruc1983
19 January

Building and Contruction Startup

Building and Contruction Startup

I have been thinking about starting my own building and construction business for very long in Canberra. I have no prior experience but I am ready to take risk and do…

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ruc1983
Jan 18, 2019 11:20 pm
gogo65
gogo65
10 January

Urgent help needed

Urgent help needed

Surely the sellers solicitor neeed to go through the buyers solicitor. Maybe they’re hoping the new owners won’t fight it if their solicitor isn’t involved?

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gogo65
Jan 10, 2019 10:41 am
gogo65
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
6 January

Fantastic beds

Fantastic beds

I bought the Bravo double bed 7 years ago for my teenager and he is still using it. No issue. https://www.fantasticfurniture.com.au/C ... LMK2PVCBRO The bed you are…

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Melbournevic
Jan 06, 2019 7:16 pm
gillybean
gillybean
30 October 2018

uPVC or Solar - a 10K dilemma!

uPVC or Solar - a 10K dilemma!

Why wouldn’t you install solar from day 1 and enjoy the savings straight away along with even more energy saving and comfort with the DG windows? Don’t get sucked…

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gillybean
Oct 30, 2018 2:09 pm
gillybean
algernon
algernon
28 October 2017

Floor structure - trusses (Posistrut) vs I-joist (hyJOIST)?

Floor structure - trusses (Posistrut) vs I-joist (hyJOIST)?

Probably a long shot, but thought I'd ask anyway: Does anyone have any data/experience re performance in minimising floor deflection/bounce/vibration trusses (e.g.…

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algernon
Oct 28, 2017 10:39 am
Joker
Joker
24 September 2017

Select another builder

Select another builder

Speak to current customers in your area, find homes just built, this will give you a good overview on what to expect, this is number one of several steps to find a good builder.

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Joker
Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Hi calvinshum A bit late to this conversation, but better late than never. I've worked in Government as a building regulator and in building code development, in the…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Aimz086
Aimz086
21 November 2016

House on boundary

House on boundary

Quite an annoying situation you've got there. Honestly I would just put up a fence anyway. It may stop them from throwing the ball against the wall and act as a barrier.…

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Aimz086
Nov 21, 2016 12:22 pm
carl [3052418]
carl [3052418]
15 July 2016

Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced Concrete

Cheers for clarifying guys. This is very helpful

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carl [3052418]
Jul 15, 2016 4:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 July 2016

The differences between concrete

The differences between concrete

And to elaborate, the N stands for Normal class and the number is compressive strength - 25mPa etc Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 12, 2016 2:40 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 July 2016

Timber Flooring

Timber Flooring

Polystyrene sheets cut to size and pushed up and secured in place between the floor joists would be the most effective. There are other materials like a reinforced sarking…

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Stewie D
Jul 09, 2016 7:08 pm
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
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
5 May 2016

Concrete

Concrete

Besides that 10 seconds on Google tells you the answer. http://www.concretenetwork.com/post-ten ... tages.html Sent from an iPhone please excuse the ridiculous spell…

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TheBigHouse
May 05, 2016 9:31 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 December 2015

Frogs, Toads and Assorted Night Creatures?

Frogs, Toads and Assorted Night Creatures?

Saw a BIG monitor on the path as I walked this morning ... looked very quiet - so maybe had been eating. About a metre or two. I decided to give him the right of way.

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Saint Mike
Dec 28, 2015 6:52 am
Saint Mike
Jason007
Jason007
25 December 2015

Concrete Paints

Concrete Paints

Hi, Ive just painted concrete steps… I used Berger Jet Dry Heavy Duty… it has a bit of a gloss finish…came up ok...

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Jason007
Dec 25, 2015 7:59 pm
kellyward
kellyward
18 December 2015

the difference with modelling the new and old bathtub

the difference with modelling the new and old bathtub

When I need to make a design for your new bathroom, it's pretty simple, but when you have to remake something old - there are many nuances. for example to select the…

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kellyward
Dec 18, 2015 9:41 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
22 September 2015

Facades

Facades

James Hardi Blue board all the way. Texture coated by an acredited Dulux Acratex applicator. http://www.jameshardie.com.au/products/ ... ex-system/

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rebuilder86
Sep 22, 2015 6:41 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
2 August 2015

Double glazed windows with poor noise insulation

Double glazed windows with poor noise insulation

For optimal noise reduction, the glass panes should have a large separation, which is not optimal for thermal double-glazing. For noise, people will often leave the…

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oneJohn
Aug 02, 2015 8:34 pm
oneJohn
extendingdave
extendingdave
19 July 2015

Concrete Curing

Concrete Curing

We just poured last Thursday. Will be leaving it for a little over a week before we mark out our ICF wall positions, and chemset in internal wall starter bars. By the time…

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extendingdave
Jul 19, 2015 7:32 pm
Zelig
Zelig
5 July 2015

Rinnai 26 or 32 for a 3 bathroom house?

Rinnai 26 or 32 for a 3 bathroom house?

Rinnai 26 is OK for running 2 showers at a time but you do feel the pressure and temperature drop.I would be upgrading to a 32 for 3 bathrooms if…

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Zelig
Jul 05, 2015 8:58 am
3094088
3094088
24 June 2015

Brick or hebel

Brick or hebel

What would be the cost benefits of building a timber frame home with hebel veneer instead of brick? I would also like to hear if there are any hidden challenges with using…

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3094088
Jun 24, 2015 12:17 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 March 2015

fly ash and concrete

fly ash and concrete

A concrete scientist.... Hmmm would love to pick your brains about a few things. I've had a lot of fun with light weight and thin high strength concrete stuff.. A bit of a…

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onc_artisan
Mar 27, 2015 9:25 pm
onc_artisan
33amc
33amc
23 March 2015

Building licence

Building licence

Look up the building commissions website in the state you are in. Licence classes vary from state to state

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33amc
Mar 23, 2015 9:09 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
1 January 2015

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year !

Happy new year . My partner has alot of dreams. This weeks a boat .a man thing I think .

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Melsie68
Jan 01, 2015 1:16 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
30 December 2014

Savings - Electricity ?

Savings - Electricity ?
1, 2

that sound real cheap to me, who is the supplier? i got email from EA and they are putting up…

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kassan1973
Dec 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Joker
Joker
13 October 2014

what stone people must apply on the floors?

what stone people must apply on the floors?

Sorry not sure what your trying to say,but sandstone is a natural real stone,and do you mean you prefer real stone, real granite, ?

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Joker
Oct 13, 2014 9:16 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
2 October 2014

Steel vs timber

Steel vs timber

Many friends of mine have built with steel and they all complain about the creaking in the home from the steel expanding and contracting. Timber would definitely me my…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 02, 2014 1:20 pm
Berstan Homes
bashworth
bashworth
2 September 2014

What to bring when meeting draftsperson/architect?

What to bring when meeting draftsperson/architect?

As much information about your block as possible A budget Photos of houses you like. A list of must haves A list of one of nice to haves A list of things you want to avoid

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bashworth
Sep 02, 2014 6:09 pm
bashworth
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2014

Concrete Structures

Concrete Structures

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a precast concrete wall structure as opposed to other methods of constructing a multi-storey…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2014 1:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2014

Sealent

Sealent

If your eaves are leaking then you should fix the leak in the roof first. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2014 2:45 pm
Nicholas1
Nicholas1
13 June 2014

One way and two way spanning concrete slabs

One way and two way spanning concrete slabs

Hi, I was wondering if someone might be able to concisely explain the advantages and disadvantages of one-way and two way concrete slabs, with a particular focus on…

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Nicholas1
Jun 13, 2014 5:06 pm
DomGu3053078
DomGu3053078
22 March 2014

Painting a stainless steel garden shed

Painting a stainless steel garden shed

Need help with what process we should follow to ensure the paint sticks and does not peel later. We have scoured the shed and are unsure whether to add a primer like…

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DomGu3053078
Mar 22, 2014 11:25 am
Pedrose
Pedrose
10 September 2013

Everstone Durastone porcelain tiles

Everstone Durastone porcelain tiles

Does anyone have these in their home? We are interested in the polished ones for the tiled areas of our house, including main flooring. Are they easy to keep clean? Do…

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Pedrose
Sep 10, 2013 12:35 pm
fireblade6
fireblade6
19 August 2013

CREA laminates

CREA laminates

Does anyone know who stocks, or can supply, Crea laminates? It used to be HVG but they stopped stocking Crea products in March this year. I am specifically looking for a…

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fireblade6
Aug 19, 2013 2:55 pm
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
2 August 2013

External prefabricated panels

External prefabricated panels

I've used Kingspan and similar panels in a few jobs and the economy comes with scale. We had 6M panel lengths and craned them into position. With your house it's…

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The How To Studio
Aug 02, 2013 11:02 am
The How To Studio
33amc
33amc
31 July 2013

FC sheet infills above windows and sliding doors

FC sheet infills above windows and sliding doors

It will cost you more to brick over of course. Another option, which is what I do is pick up the head height/joinery height to 2400-ish so the window meets the soffit…

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33amc
Jul 31, 2013 8:22 pm
Reuben
Reuben
5 July 2013

Leaking roof penetrations - best product to fix?

Leaking roof penetrations - best product to fix?

Got a couple of roof penetrations in our low pitch roof. Water's getting in. There are weather seals but they might not have been installed correctly because they are…

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Reuben
Jul 05, 2013 3:47 pm
FionaT
FionaT
27 June 2013

Soil Classification

Soil Classification

If your not happy with your soil report get a second opinion. We had 5 boreholes drilled on our land and only one had clay so they classed it a p even though the rest was…

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FionaT
Jun 27, 2013 9:37 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 February 2013

Franchising Builders

Franchising Builders

You can find it all on Google. Anyone know anything ? It all sounds odd.

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Saint Mike
Feb 19, 2013 7:20 am
Saint Mike
doc dogg
doc dogg
21 January 2013

New Shed/Garage in Canberra

New Shed/Garage in Canberra

Hi Everyone, I've recently bought a house in Canberra on a respectable 850+m² block, but car parking consists of a 8.5 x 8m area of compacted gravel next to the house.…

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doc dogg
Jan 21, 2013 9:16 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
2 January 2013

Cavity sliding door furniture

Cavity sliding door furniture

That's deep. :lol:

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JazzyJess
Jan 02, 2013 7:08 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 December 2012

Telstra Velocity ?

Telstra Velocity ?

Will do. I've searched the net for packages - including all - but not much luck. It doesn't give a clear…

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Saint Mike
Dec 30, 2012 9:46 am
Saint Mike
nobl
nobl
19 December 2012

Mismatching scotia - should I paint them (urgent, w/ photos)

Mismatching scotia - should I paint them (urgent, w/ photos)

My skirting was painted in a bright white and architraves are a little bit warmer white, and the scotia is the bright white colour as well because it was painted together…

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nobl
Dec 19, 2012 2:24 pm
nobl
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 December 2012

Telephones - Mobile and Land Lines ?

Telephones - Mobile and Land Lines ?
1, 2

We asked out builder to call my home number as primary contact a few months back so my wife could deal with issues as I had a heap of stuff…

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Saint Mike
Dec 04, 2012 4:06 pm
Saint Mike
Cath_wiley77
Cath_wiley77
14 November 2012

DIY Apps - Are they any good?

DIY Apps - Are they any good?

Just been on the Apple App store and theres a few DIY apps with material calculation etc and decent tutorials but 'm not sure what to get. Has anyone else ever downloaded…

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Cath_wiley77
Nov 14, 2012 4:02 am
nobl
nobl
6 November 2012

Skirting decisions - Can't decide!

Skirting decisions - Can't decide!
1, 2, 3

I love cats with an attitude though, the more naughty the better--it's so funny to watch. Trying to imagine how your cute kitty can be so annoying.... :th: :th: :th: I love the…

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nobl
Nov 06, 2012 10:21 am
nobl
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 October 2012

New fence etiquette

New fence etiquette

That's great.

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Saint Mike
Oct 21, 2012 7:10 pm
Saint Mike

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