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Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

It's just laminate, not real wood.. And it's not about the shoes.. The clicking sound from seams can happen even when walked on by bare foot.. Typically, after having…

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Zhenhua
Sep 23, 2017 6:49 pm
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
21 September

Blinds/shutters

Blinds/shutters

If you remember, please let me know when you get more information about the new blinds. 😊

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Joelleg6
Sep 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
21 September

Apollo Blinds Feedback

Apollo Blinds Feedback

How's your experience been with Apollo Blinds? I'm considering purchasing Red Cedar plantation shutters from them.

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Joelleg6
Sep 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Joelleg6
amitgupta0905
amitgupta0905
21 September

Building in Wollert(Aurora Stage 9, Contempo boulevard)

Building in Wollert(Aurora Stage 9, Contempo boulevard)

Hi.. Even I am in Stage 10 and got a call from Kristian regarding title updates. Which house you are building with Boutique? I am into my final stage wherein I have to…

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amitgupta0905
Sep 21, 2017 8:43 am
roger_b
roger_b
19 September

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

Yikes! that is NOT a pipe to attach a washing machine too! It's a connection for a dishwasher. A washing machine drains a huge amount of water and requires a drain of at…

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roger_b
Sep 19, 2017 12:30 pm
Joker
Joker
10 September

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

It's almost considered that 5% is pretty much almost no deposit, with some over priced add ons, you would essentially almost be borrowing more than the home is worth.

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Joker
Sep 10, 2017 10:46 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 September

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Yes, get a building consultant that can stand up to the builder and make the builder blink.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2017 4:54 pm
building-expert

Can someone interpret the side restrictions with this diagram for me? We originally wanted to buy this lot but were told by the builders that the first storey had…

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bvillemot
Sep 03, 2017 2:00 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
30 August

Buying land that requires building contract

Buying land that requires building contract

Are there design covenants? I have no experience with this but conditions of sale from a vendor are rare unless buying direct from the developer. They can try to enforce…

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mrssnowden
Aug 30, 2017 3:55 pm
Ashleigh
Ashleigh
29 August

Woodlea building

Woodlea building
1, 2, 3

Hi Shelaine, Wow 90k is a lot for upgrades. My partner and I are looking at Henley's also. Could I ask what Henley home that was and what caused the extras to be so much?

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Ashleigh
Aug 29, 2017 4:12 pm
novaqu
novaqu
28 August

HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!

HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!
1, 2

Hi RC56 Congratulations on signing the contract with Metricon. It's an exciting time for you and your husband. I agree to, it depends on who installs the Hebel but in…

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novaqu
Aug 28, 2017 9:40 am
jova7
jova7
27 August

Overshadowing but not overshadowing

Overshadowing but not overshadowing

Hi I have faced a similar issue with my builder (Carlisle). we signed the contract with them and now as per them as mentioned in the email - "We…

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jova7
Aug 27, 2017 3:00 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 August

Contractual Advice, Please

Contractual Advice, Please

It sounds legal - but you should check with your solicitor's office.

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Saint Mike
Aug 24, 2017 12:54 pm
Saint Mike
Joker
Joker
22 August

Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

This highlights how much a good inspector is needed, what will go unnoticed with out a educated eye, how much better and fairer will builder be knowing, you got knowledge…

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Joker
Aug 22, 2017 12:25 pm

Rock Excavation guide

Rock Excavation guide

rockylot You haven't provided enough info to check that Do You Have the Contour survey, geotech report, and engineering details? Generally, if we can we put a sand pad…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 17, 2017 10:55 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
15 August

Legal action against builder

Legal action against builder

I believe all disputes have to go to the DPDRV in Victoria (Compulsory Conciliation). Here the dispute will be conciliated fairly... hopefully. Should either party…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 15, 2017 2:26 pm
Joker
Joker
15 August

Hebel had no impact on energy rating

Hebel had no impact on energy rating

I would get some and conduct my own tests , anything anyone said or claims can be deceptive, it would give you peace of mind and you would really know if it works. Ive…

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Joker
Aug 15, 2017 8:51 am
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
14 August

Sink in Butler's Pantry/WIP - Yes or No?

Sink in Butler's Pantry/WIP - Yes or No?

We have one and like Bank, have our kettle, coffee maker and toaster in there. We have our mugs and a few spoons and make our toast and tea and coffees in there. Love it…

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Becs Coral
Aug 14, 2017 8:26 pm
Becs Coral
yhfg27
yhfg27
10 August

Intercom and gate integtation

Intercom and gate integtation

just installed electric gate which should be integrated with intercom. my understanding is when visitor comes, I push button on intercom, it should allow visitor enter.…

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yhfg27
Aug 10, 2017 9:31 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
8 August

Power pits

Power pits

This is probably a bit late but my understanding is power pits are installed between 2 properties and can be used by both. We are doing a KDRB and are waiting for the…

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Bri1234
Aug 08, 2017 11:10 pm
Bri1234
VMS
VMS
2 August

Did anyone build with Ranshe Home builder in Victoria

Did anyone build with Ranshe Home builder in Victoria

Hi AACJ, I am planning to go with Ranshe homes. How did you go with your building process? Please let me know. Thanks.

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VMS
Aug 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 August

Would You Rent House Next Door While building your House?

Would You Rent House Next Door While building your House?

Good for you! Great to keep an eye on the build. 7am starts with noise are a bit harsh if you are not an early riser. During day the noise, keep your windows shut and…

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Gaudi
Aug 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
31 July

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
1 ... 44, 45, 46

You sound like you have researched and are well prepared.

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Entilzha
Jul 31, 2017 10:26 pm
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Bhinder
Jul 30, 2017 9:47 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 July

Amplimesh secruity door quote?

Amplimesh secruity door quote?

Are we talking "Crim-safe" type screen doors ? They are not cheap - for good ones. I hate those metal criss-cross ones - much prefer the open screen. But CC are cheaper…

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Saint Mike
Jul 30, 2017 8:16 am
Saint Mike
algernon
algernon
28 July

10amp or 15amp?

10amp or 15amp?

It can and often is, but you'd want an electrician to confirm your specific case.

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algernon
Jul 28, 2017 4:23 pm
Marz15
Marz15
26 July

Heritage views

Heritage views

Is there any news on when stage 2 is set to title?

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Marz15
Jul 26, 2017 9:00 pm
ohgosh
ohgosh
14 July

Large formal lounge

Large formal lounge

Thanks for the much appreciated replies, I think I would have to go with the custom build route. Would someone please suggest some reputed custom builders in Melbourne?…

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ohgosh
Jul 14, 2017 11:48 am
MandM+4
MandM+4
5 July

Cost of installing downlights after handover

Cost of installing downlights after handover

You are better off removing the battens and replacing them with downlights or provisions by the builder as you will get a credit for the battens. We are doing a double…

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MandM+4
Jul 05, 2017 4:13 pm
qebtel
qebtel
4 July

Fencing Land Next to Reserve

Fencing Land Next to Reserve

If they are not solicitors they wont be able to deal with it, its a nonstandard issue and they'll likely refer you to a solicitor. Tell them you dont want it and see what…

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qebtel
Jul 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Joker
Joker
2 July

London inferno

London inferno
1, 2

Unfortunately Building experts report doesn't shock me, it should send shivers through the industry, we need politicians to take note, Fix the situation you arrssee lickers.

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Joker
Jul 02, 2017 6:25 pm

Storage during knockdown

Storage during knockdown

I agree with the suggestions here but firstly let me congratulate you on your good fortune of having your parents around near you! I should think that if they aren't too…

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ThomasMaloney
Jun 20, 2017 1:17 pm
ThomasMaloney
insider
insider
19 June

Site Costs in Woodlea

Site Costs in Woodlea

Swasaa If your talking about Woodlea estate in Rockbank then it is definitely not sand and more likely highly reactive rocky clay fill over highly reactive natural…

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insider
Jun 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
18 June

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation

How's your build going? Have you started a thread?

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Old Bloke
Jun 18, 2017 6:39 pm
amitm01
amitm01
18 June

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
1, 2, 3

Hi Guys How did you go with SBG. Build quality, issues and after build support service. We are also building with them and waiting for the land title in August 2017. Cherrs Amit

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amitm01
Jun 18, 2017 2:20 am
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JB1
Jun 15, 2017 4:17 pm
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Our Build123
Jun 14, 2017 8:40 am
Our Build123
Joker
Joker
10 June

Home owners Checklist for Builders inclusions and Upgrades

Home owners Checklist for Builders inclusions and Upgrades

How about the most important one, Checking quality of work via other customers, not via display home which is next to useless. Also what's under the walls. Sent from…

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Joker
Jun 10, 2017 4:40 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
9 June

Broad Reno ideas for enhanced layout

Broad Reno ideas for enhanced layout
1, 2

Haha, yeah just lost some of another one, luckily I copied most of it, so could just paste it back in. Yeah, our posts are overlapping. That rear access is a problem. I'm…

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ddarroch
Jun 09, 2017 1:02 pm

The limitations of Building + Pest inspections?

The limitations of Building + Pest inspections?

To answer OP question, the biggest limitations of your B&P inspection are not disclaimers, inspection exclusions, and inspection…

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building-expert
Jun 06, 2017 10:28 am
building-expert
pEast
pEast
4 June

East Estate Cranbourne East

East Estate Cranbourne East

looks like land a lot of work has been done - they have installed lights, and road into the East estate and most of stage 1 and stage 2 are out of Bushfire zone but…

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pEast
Jun 04, 2017 5:38 pm

Independent Building inspector needed

Independent Building inspector needed

Hi Gadi80, They should also carry professional indemnity insurance for their inspection and report, Cheers Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Jun 01, 2017 11:54 pm
d@n
d@n
1 June

help with colour scheme for painting

help with colour scheme for painting

Greetings, If you don't want to use yellow colour for wall then I think you should go with light blue for wall painting. Carpet colour is good and for wood you can use…

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d@n
Jun 01, 2017 1:04 pm
Sparta
Sparta
29 May

2nd owner builder within 5 years

2nd owner builder within 5 years

Advice needed - We have applied for a second owner builder permit within 5 year (our first application was for a small single room extension in our previous house) We have…

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Sparta
May 29, 2017 8:28 pm


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