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Internal Cracks, some guidance required

Internal Cracks, some guidance required

Hi Justme15, So it looks like you are sharing a slab with another house, are they having the same problems? This looks to be your site in 2004 and 06. Looks to be a…

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luxbuild
Jun 22, 2018 5:55 pm

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Didn't the plumber tell you that you had a valve or not? It would be unusual for one to fail. Just Google it so you can see what it looks like. They are invariably…

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SaveH2O
Jun 22, 2018 4:28 pm
SaveH2O
Gaudi
Gaudi
19 June

New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... -Rates.pdf You likely have this already. If you don’t get a reply overnight, you can try calling the plumbing authority…

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Gaudi
Jun 19, 2018 10:21 pm
novaqu
novaqu
18 June

HOG BRISTLE render colour!!!!

HOG BRISTLE render colour!!!!

Hi Can someone please show me pics of their house with Hog Bristle render colour. I need to make a decision on the colour of my aluminum windows. I am tossing up between…

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novaqu
Jun 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 June

Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Cost of adding LED downlight was similar for me with another building company Downlights in top floor where these is roof access may be cheaper to install later. Get a…

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Gaudi
Jun 14, 2018 5:49 pm
gillybean
gillybean
13 June

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Same. I don’t know how people get in this situation in the first place. For anyone reading - get quotes for a fence/s and contact the adjoining owner/s in writing,…

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gillybean
Jun 13, 2018 11:07 am
gillybean
Tips
Tips
9 June

Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors

Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors

Hello folks Am planning to get few of these doors. These doors are glass panel surrounded by timber/MDF frame. For those who’ve similar doors with translucent glass…

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Tips
Jun 09, 2018 12:46 pm

London inferno

London inferno
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Architects should be retained from project start to finish but all to often they are only used to get planning and building permit approvals. After that builders and…

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building-expert
Jun 07, 2018 4:46 pm
building-expert
jabbriel
jabbriel
5 June

Ranshe Builders

Ranshe Builders

Hi did you end up building with Ransche and how did you find them

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jabbriel
Jun 05, 2018 7:09 pm

I’m so glad I dug up this to post a picture that has made me changed my mind about composite. Thanks saint mike. Haven’t laughed so much for a while about my deck…

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Gaudi
Jun 03, 2018 11:33 pm

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
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The truss Manufacturers Computations are worthless as your truss connection on site are non-compliant as per AS4440 Installation of nail plated Roof Trusses. An Engineer…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 02, 2018 10:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 June

Waterproofing balcony question

Waterproofing balcony question
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Do you have a floor waste in the tiles on balcony? Just wondering if floor wastes would assist at all with water clearing? Likely a naive question.

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Gaudi
Jun 01, 2018 4:07 am

Starting new build from scratch. Mernda Sloping land

Starting new build from scratch. Mernda Sloping land

Hi, the house will be east facing, with minimal windows on the north side. we have decided to use double glazing in commercial frames. Hoping the house will be extremely…

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its.just.sharon
May 31, 2018 10:21 pm
bank
bank
25 May

Boundary fences - cost per metre?

Boundary fences - cost per metre?

$50 does sound cheap. All our quotes for only 1800mm high were around $60/m. I'd be asking if they have seen this persons work, and getting another quote in the hope of…

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bank
May 25, 2018 11:22 am
bank
wesky
wesky
21 May

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

I just got off of the phone to AAMI after their backend/review team. Long story short, they have no idea why there's a huge increase and from all reference on their end,…

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wesky
May 21, 2018 10:57 am

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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THIS IS BTF 22 CSIRO PART 2 BELOW IS EVERYTHING THE PROBLEMS Site water problem identification It is essential to investigate the site and prepare it in…

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Mauromario
May 21, 2018 1:13 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 May

Garden Soil Crack

Garden Soil Crack

How did you go cesarspalace?

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Gaudi
May 17, 2018 8:40 pm

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Go straight for the best, Sikkens or Spa-N-Deck. Would recommend these over oils every single time.

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
May 14, 2018 6:52 pm
EVOKE ARCHITECTS
meowys
meowys
9 May

Site Coverage

Site Coverage

According to local area guidelines, our timber decking does not contribute to site coverage. So back to the drawing board. Thanks all.

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meowys
May 09, 2018 2:19 pm
alexp79
alexp79
6 May

Can anyone help identify this sound?

Can anyone help identify this sound?

Can you climb into the roof and check it from the other side?

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alexp79
May 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Liliana
Liliana
5 May

Driveway crossover

Driveway crossover

I have a thread on this issue - see viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36297&hilit=crossover We had our crossover moved at our expense in Melbourne's west and the quotes I got in 2010…

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Liliana
May 05, 2018 9:11 am

Asphalt Driveway - Durability?

Asphalt Driveway - Durability?

If the base is done properly you shouldn't have any dramas. You want it to be thoroughly compacted by the biggest machine possible. Biggest problem I've seen with asphalt…

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
May 04, 2018 10:43 am
EVOKE ARCHITECTS
Gaudi
Gaudi
2 May

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Most lawyers provide an initial 30min consult for free. Then you can decide if you want to pursue formal legal action. Sometimes a letter from a lawyer is all that you…

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Gaudi
May 02, 2018 8:59 am
MacRock
MacRock
30 April

Rock Excavation guide

Rock Excavation guide

Hi - just educating myself re the cost of rock excavation Our report show rock (xw) at DCP40+ Our single story house and granny totals 24 squares. We will need…

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MacRock
Apr 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 April

WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

We have a sort of off-white - American or USA ... its called. Quite nice. I agree with one colour. No feature walls etc.

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Saint Mike
Apr 24, 2018 9:39 am
Saint Mike
meowys
meowys
21 April

Possible legal action?

Possible legal action?

Thanks :) Yes, given our mobile phones have high internal storage and better camera technology, no harm to take as many photos for reference.

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meowys
Apr 21, 2018 5:25 pm
gillybean
gillybean
20 April

External render is not same as plan but builder denied it

External render is not same as plan but builder denied it

In this case it is the side that has been rendered but not the front, but the result is the same - odd. I agree with jas0nt above, should’ve gotten the front…

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gillybean
Apr 20, 2018 2:53 pm
gillybean
rockyroad
rockyroad
19 April

Dream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne

Dream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne

Hi, Just bumped into your post and good to see that you have started something with Accolade in Rockbank. I have got a corner block in stage 4. With land titling in mid…

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rockyroad
Apr 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 April

When would the warranty of heating system start counting?

When would the warranty of heating system start counting?

Warranty is normally from date f purchase isn't it ? BUT - ACCC gives you certain rights above and beyond the "warranty". Which do work. If you have need of them do not…

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Saint Mike
Apr 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Saint Mike
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 April

Smart ideas!

Smart ideas!

Brilliant ideas My head is spinning. Wish I had a creative bone in my body

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Gaudi
Apr 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
11 April

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

As per the topic title, we need to make a choice between these two. Which one should we go for and why?? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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Agent_009
Apr 11, 2018 9:32 am
Agent_009
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
10 April

NEWPORT 275 - FAIRHAVEN HOMES

NEWPORT 275 - FAIRHAVEN HOMES

Use the search function - there are a couple of Newport 275 blogs on this site.

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Old Bloke
Apr 10, 2018 7:20 pm

These days, many people want their homes to be much insulated. This has a great base: money. You do not have to spend a lot of money on the energy bill.…

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viveka
Apr 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 April

Sound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes

Sound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes

Yeah ! I'm not saying you don't do this or that it's not worth a long thought. My point is - you should also look at the position of the toilets. I'm not arguing…

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Saint Mike
Apr 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Saint Mike
amateur69
amateur69
2 April

Tile Adhesive remover

Tile Adhesive remover

Hi all, just wondering what is the best and quickest way to remove tile adhesive once you have lifted the old tiles off? Don't want to chip away at it with a scraper. Is…

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amateur69
Apr 02, 2018 11:38 am

Its BLE5ED see attached. Here it is on at my place. Hope this helps.

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BL35ED
Mar 28, 2018 8:35 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 March

Colourbond gate

Colourbond gate

We have slats - horizontal - (sort of brownish colour) - looks good. BUT - it has a black surround (ie frame). Makes it all stand out quite well. Also a good lock.

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Saint Mike
Mar 28, 2018 10:12 am
Saint Mike
megg
megg
19 March

Price of security crimsafe or similar flyscreens

Price of security crimsafe or similar flyscreens

Thanks, I'll give them a call. Hopefully they travel as I live in Gippsland.

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megg
Mar 19, 2018 10:14 am
megg

Standing water in stormwater drain. Normal?

Standing water in stormwater drain. Normal?

If the shower directly opposite the ORG is rarely used, is is normal that when that shower is ran, that a sewer smell comes up because water seal has dropped as water…

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Simondsbuild1
Mar 07, 2018 11:06 am
khal
khal
6 March

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

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

I believe that you moved into your home a few months ago. Hopefully, you and the family have been enjoying you home. In particular the Hebel Panels. I, therefore, wonder…

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khal
Mar 06, 2018 5:20 pm
homesaw
homesaw
5 March

Double Strength Hog Bristle or Self-Destruct Gloss???

Double Strength Hog Bristle or Self-Destruct Gloss???

Hi, I’m going out of my mind trying to find out the colour of my doors and trims. Does anyone have a photo of 1.5 or 2 x Hog Bristle Gloss or Self-Destruct Gloss?…

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homesaw
Mar 05, 2018 8:48 pm
ja2000
ja2000
4 March

Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

My house (NSW) was approved as a CDC by a mate who is a private certifier who has over 30 years experience, next door was also done and approved as a CDC and there are…

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ja2000
Mar 04, 2018 5:25 pm
snowing
snowing
28 February

Is a covered rooftop deck a storey?!

Is a covered rooftop deck a storey?!

Thanks! That's helpful. It's along the line of my thought as well. So probably a pergola / vergola style covering would be a better choice then. As long as sunshine can…

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snowing
Feb 28, 2018 8:50 pm
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 12:52 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 6:11 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 5:37 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 4:33 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 8:16 am

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