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Ranj
Ranj
17 February

Closing out Air Vents

Closing out Air Vents

I have air vents on plasterboard walls in my weatherboard house, built 50 years ago. I am looking to close them to stop air leaks. I live in Ballarat so it can get really…

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Ranj
Feb 17, 2018 1:31 am
insider
insider
16 February

Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

Then they shouldn't give the tick of approval for what they don't know.

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insider
Feb 16, 2018 5:12 pm
insider
corkco
corkco
12 February

Bathroom grouting/tiles leaking issues....

Bathroom grouting/tiles leaking issues....

If you find a mini slope, then perhaps the shower floor has been tiled with wrong direction of the fall.

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corkco
Feb 12, 2018 7:04 pm
corkco
qebtel
qebtel
11 February

Fencing - Neighbour doesn’t want to pay for fencing.

Fencing - Neighbour doesn’t want to pay for fencing.

You are indeed entitled to do that. State fencing laws state each owner must contribute to the fence. The current use of the land (vacant, farmed , etc) is irrelevant…

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qebtel
Feb 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Kartsundar
Kartsundar
8 February

Woodlea building

Woodlea building
1, 2, 3

Thanks much novaqu and that really helps.

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Kartsundar
Feb 08, 2018 7:11 pm
novaqu
novaqu
8 February

CSR or BORAL Terracotta Roof Tiles...NEED TO DECIDE!!!!

CSR or BORAL Terracotta Roof Tiles...NEED TO DECIDE!!!!

Hi, I am wanting to know from any home owners who have terracotta roof tiles in the marseille/french style in black. I really like the glossy look in black but want to…

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novaqu
Feb 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Cherry10
Cherry10
5 February

Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors

Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thanks corkco for your reply but could you please provide some details on snakes.

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Cherry10
Feb 05, 2018 6:33 pm

Best advice I can give is be organised - there is a great App called My Build which you should probably get. It lets you save your ideas, photos, documents, notes and…

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Ian P
Jan 29, 2018 6:35 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
29 January

Simonds - cooling and heating

Simonds - cooling and heating

Sorry, we're in Adelaide. But if they have ducted in their display I'd recommend checking what brand (over here it was Daikin) and then demand they provide the same level…

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JM1911A1
Jan 29, 2018 5:33 pm
JM1911A1
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
15 January

Anyone building in Montego Hills (Kingsholme SE QLD)?

Anyone building in Montego Hills (Kingsholme SE QLD)?

Hello, So the building bug has bit me again and am looking to build on an acreage in the new releases in Montego Hills (Kingshome, SE QLD). Was wondering if any one else…

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shadowarrior
Jan 15, 2018 9:16 am

This is a rough sketch of a dream home we want to build , we gotta down size a bit to fit budget of no more then 550,000 What do uz think? Something similar to this…

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mizlong
Jan 13, 2018 9:03 am
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
12 January

Carlisle Homes new payment schedule issues with Bank Loan

Carlisle Homes new payment schedule issues with Bank Loan

Has anyone recently signed a contract with Carlisle Homes in Melbourne and got their loan approved from Bank ? Both ANZ and Suncorp banks have objected to Carlisle Homes…

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asheeshjoshi
Jan 12, 2018 8:13 pm
mizlong
mizlong
12 January

How much to build this

How much to build this

Thanks for the reply , budget is around 500 -550,000 so hopefully I can achieve what we want with this budget

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mizlong
Jan 12, 2018 3:48 am
mizlong
mizlong
10 January

Custom build price

Custom build price

Yes I thought it would cost around that , thank you

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mizlong
Jan 10, 2018 4:22 pm
qebtel
qebtel
7 January

Slab concreter

Slab concreter

ha ha another shocker done by cowboys. How do these people even exist and get work?

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qebtel
Jan 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Chels
Chels
4 January

Site Costs in Woodlea

Site Costs in Woodlea

Definitely agree with others that say to get your sites fixed. I got quoted & signed @ 15k with Henley back in 2016. Not on site yet, but I've read some site costs are up…

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Chels
Jan 04, 2018 4:43 am

Do your upstair walls of double storey homes make noises?

Do your upstair walls of double storey homes make noises?

Zhenhua You will need to get copies of your engineering plans, inspectors reports, and all photos. BTW.This may be a problem if the inspector was hired by the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 03, 2018 12:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Techsmax
Techsmax
2 January

Suggestions on home security?

Suggestions on home security?

Hi anna10 What budget are you looking to spend and what features are you after, more then happy to help :-D

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Techsmax
Jan 02, 2018 1:50 pm
Techsmax
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jparrie
Dec 20, 2017 1:24 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
16 December 2017

Post variations after the site start - Building with Porter

Post variations after the site start - Building with Porter

We tried to add 1 powerpiont that was on the back of an existing one and were told very firmly no changes to electrical were permitted. Good luck. see more at …

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brucefil2011
Dec 16, 2017 9:53 am
Hasi
Hasi
16 December 2017

Post Construction Variation with Porter Davis

Post Construction Variation with Porter Davis

Hi Were you able to change bricks after site has started, did they charge you. How much ?

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Hasi
Dec 16, 2017 8:46 am
Jenelle
Jenelle
10 December 2017

Lets talk about - Plush Furniture

Lets talk about - Plush Furniture
1, 2

Do not buy Freedom, Plush or Furniture Fantastic. 2 bad shopping experiences and $8500 later after having bought 1 suite from Freedom and 1 suite from Plush. Husband AFL…

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Jenelle
Dec 10, 2017 10:44 am
sxwallac
sxwallac
6 December 2017

Is decking included in Fixing stage: Master Builder's

Is decking included in Fixing stage: Master Builder's

Thanks everyone. I believe that you're right and that decks are done after fixout. That's fine. Builder is good. Cheers

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sxwallac
Dec 06, 2017 11:45 am

Hi, We are in the south west of Sydney and had the exact same problem. We looked at a lot of display homes but nearly all are now designed for smaller blocks. The designs…

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colin1
Dec 04, 2017 8:39 am
colin1
gene
gene
1 December 2017

Problems with Arden?

Problems with Arden?

Yes so many I don't know where to start shody workmanship, delays mistakes and false promises asking for money for bogus reasons etc.

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gene
Dec 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Obi
Obi
24 November 2017

Notice to fence..when? how? etc.

Notice to fence..when? how? etc.

My challenge is the lot to other side doesn’t have owner yet. I would still put a fence but by the time it gets an owner and start building, i reckon it gonna damage the fence.

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Obi
Nov 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Loveguru
Loveguru
24 November 2017

How long does it take for land to register in Victoria?

How long does it take for land to register in Victoria?

Hi all, Our land has titled recently and settlement has been done. Just wondering how long does transfer of ownership of land take in Victoria? Also my builder is asking…

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Loveguru
Nov 24, 2017 10:53 am
Loveguru
aloenyx
aloenyx
22 November 2017

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

My NBN was free from builder. Included hub in garage and conduit from garage to lounge. After move in, went with iinet. They sent technician to hook nbn to house, was free…

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aloenyx
Nov 22, 2017 4:08 pm
aloenyx
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
19 November 2017

Building contract times

Building contract times

Of course it works both ways, its a negotiable contract between two parties. I have seen contracts for single floor dwellings anywhere from 210 days to 320 days. I'm…

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 19, 2017 11:48 am
bini
bini
16 November 2017

Living in Doreen/ Mernda

Living in Doreen/ Mernda
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Cheer Up we are getting Mernda station along with other 2 very soon. :-D

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bini
Nov 16, 2017 4:00 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
10 November 2017

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

I have noticed that most houses built these days (at least in Victoria) are built entirely out of timber framing with choice of masonry outside including the garage. I…

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kirashogun
Nov 10, 2017 8:57 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
9 November 2017

Frame timber type

Frame timber type

Blue is H2 termite treated (light duty) suitable only for use above ground and not exposed to the elements. H3 is suitable for exposure to the weather and H4 is usually…

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Beetaloo
Nov 09, 2017 8:34 pm
Beetaloo
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
9 November 2017

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Property developers, Builders, Real estate agents, etc, etc all dabble? Also there is plenty of metadata, apps & Spreadsheets online. once you have determined the amount…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 09, 2017 10:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I know this is a old topic but it may still help others. Have a look at the PlexiDor pet door, they close tight with little to no draught. There is…

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Sasha 14
Nov 08, 2017 10:16 pm
cazz82
cazz82
3 November 2017

Metricon Flooring- Laminate

Metricon Flooring- Laminate

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has the Rustic Buckwheat flooring installed in their home. Id really like to see it as a whole. Thanks. :)

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cazz82
Nov 03, 2017 12:14 pm

Some colour: the timber next to the tiles is red ironbark which will complement the tiles when sanded and coated.

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Harpies
Nov 02, 2017 10:11 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 October 2017

Options to save on house construction cost

Options to save on house construction cost

Things I would not get the builder to include are driveways (and relevant paths), carpets, curtains, antenna or anything else outside of the build itself. The builder will…

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First_Timer_Ray
Oct 31, 2017 12:49 pm
First_Timer_Ray
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 October 2017

Building Lawyer

Building Lawyer

Good luck with it all...you have obviously paid due diligence to the 3 Ps. I found a double charge of $9,800 on part of a forum member's hydraulic assessment once. You…

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SaveH2O
Oct 29, 2017 10:29 pm
SaveH2O
abhishu
abhishu
26 October 2017

Dream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne

Dream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne

Welcome all whole has booked and wanted to book their dream home in accolade estate in rockbank Melbourne. What did I like about this peject is 1. Close proximity with…

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abhishu
Oct 26, 2017 10:03 pm
Joker
Joker
25 October 2017

Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Time puts no less blame on porter davis, they should of offered compensation for what they done, but arrogance seems to be a common trait with volume boys.

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Joker
Oct 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Joker
Joker
25 October 2017

Help microwave provision dilemma!

Help microwave provision dilemma!

We had ours above oven for years, and now have one in island, is so much more convenient and you can see what is coming out on plates, so no spills, had no trouble with…

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Joker
Oct 25, 2017 9:03 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
20 October 2017

re-build new house without driveway ?

re-build new house without driveway ?

You can crane things in. But it involves cost and traffic management.

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PVBuild
Oct 20, 2017 8:07 pm
sajidmib
sajidmib
10 October 2017

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Its a normal inclusion in your build, anyhow if not included then buy antennae yourself and seek an electrician via these new apps you will get pretty competitive…

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sajidmib
Oct 10, 2017 10:10 pm
sajidmib
ja-mez
ja-mez
8 October 2017

Questionable shower drain

Questionable shower drain

That is tile adhesive. If the Tiler Screeds up to the pipe he runs the risk of blocking the pipe with Screed. Nothing wrong with this other than; You have a 100mm floor…

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ja-mez
Oct 08, 2017 11:02 am
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

on going colorbond roof leak

on going colorbond roof leak

VCAT will usually ask that parties in dispute have their own expert prepare a report. How else will you know what the defects are, the extent of the problem and the…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 4:28 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

bureaucracy gone mad.

bureaucracy gone mad.

Save H2O says. "There should be short courses on offer to persons who could then become qualified and registered to do some of the simpler plumbing tasks and this is one…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 11:09 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2017

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Just realised that you have a flat roof...so much for installing a header tank in the roof cavity! The 12V option would be good.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 8:29 am
SaveH2O


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