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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

You're looking at the wrong thing by decking board. You need a garden bridge, which can easily span 1.6m, and will support some plants and even you weight walking over…

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ben888
Aug 24, 2019 12:45 pm
ben888

Solicitor

Solicitor

I am looking for a solicitor for my first house and land package. Please suggest.

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Ashryar
Aug 24, 2019 10:57 am
ronn
ronn
19 h

Verdant hill tarneit

Verdant hill tarneit

Stage 6 - aiming for next Feb

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ronn
Aug 23, 2019 8:31 pm
ronn

Contemporary fireplace

Contemporary fireplace

If you are looking at the perfect designed contemporary fireplace you can check out the Hawkesbury collection here:

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peterjonson
Aug 23, 2019 4:49 pm
kumar2015
kumar2015
Yesterday

Home Insurance

Home Insurance

Thanks much. Clear link to explain my queries. Appreciate that.

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kumar2015
Aug 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
Yesterday

Rendering/water stains

Rendering/water stains

Hi, The waterproofing will trap the moisture in the wall. Over time this will blister/bubble so any render/coating on top of it will show signs of that also. Most likely…

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Mirrmu83
Aug 23, 2019 10:23 am
alexp79
alexp79
23 August

Cost of building in Tasmania

Cost of building in Tasmania

Some people have kitchens costing more than $285K. You just can't compare apples to oranges. Size can't be used all alone to evaluate house construction costs - many…

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alexp79
Aug 23, 2019 1:40 am
Ashryar
Ashryar
22 August

Gledswood hills

Gledswood hills

South West NSW

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Ashryar
Aug 22, 2019 2:40 pm

Small claims owner builder

Small claims owner builder

There are always two sides to disputes Even more reason to have proper construction /engineering details/specifications agreed upon.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 22, 2019 9:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
21 August

Plaster skimming walls?

Plaster skimming walls?

They all gypsum based products. Cornice cement, base coat 60, base coat 45 etc and can go over board, cement render, painted surfaces. The quantity of gypsum would vary…

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Mirrmu83
Aug 21, 2019 10:54 pm
Liliana
Liliana
21 August

Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission
1, 2

The petition started by Andrew Burrell seems to be gaining enormous support - 19000 signatures so far. In the latest update he says the following: In the…

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Liliana
Aug 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Gildea
Gildea
21 August

200mm dead space between my boundary and neighbour boundary

200mm dead space between my boundary and neighbour boundary

Guess I had a reasonable neighbor then... In our old place when building the fence, I simply asked him what they would like to do, either fence all the way up (approx 6m @…

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Gildea
Aug 21, 2019 12:45 am
paolo890
paolo890
20 August

Glue stone benchtop and waterfall

Glue stone benchtop and waterfall

im going to install for the first time and engineered quartz stone. I live in remote area and is only two stone mason, one don’t wanna donthe job because I didn’t buy…

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paolo890
Aug 20, 2019 6:36 pm
malypetu
malypetu
20 August

Arranging demolition in advance

Arranging demolition in advance

Hi SuperSabre76 I'm in the process of getting quotes for demolition in Sydney. Do you have a good company (name, web site, phone) that you can recommend? Cheers

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malypetu
Aug 20, 2019 3:07 pm

Hi I’m currently in the process of building a Bordeaux inspired home. I now need to choose my exterior colours and I’m finding it extremely difficult trying to…

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tasha13
Aug 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Liliana
Liliana
20 August

Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

For those who missed it last night here is a link to the Four Corners investigation entitled Cracking up: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/four-corn ... 903H028S00 Bronwyn…

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Liliana
Aug 20, 2019 12:14 pm

You’re welcome! Here is an updated photo without the scaffolding.

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Karolien123
Aug 20, 2019 10:57 am
casey6789
casey6789
20 August

Creation Homes reviews

Creation Homes reviews

Where are you building with them?

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casey6789
Aug 20, 2019 8:42 am
snowing
snowing
20 August

yet another fence dispute

yet another fence dispute

Don't think that you stand a chance in getting anything legally. To get your neighbour to pay for the half, they have to be presented with the quotes BEFORE fence is…

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snowing
Aug 20, 2019 1:51 am
radiuz
radiuz
19 August

Increase the Alfresco Concrete floor height 5cm - 8 cm

Increase the Alfresco Concrete floor height 5cm - 8 cm

You could have a 40mm stone paver layer over screen which will do the job. Speak to a reputable paver or landscaping expert. We laid 20mm porcelain pavers over screed and…

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radiuz
Aug 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Kfm
Kfm
19 August

Crackling sounds Roof

Crackling sounds Roof

Thnx will do and revert back if i need more advise.

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Kfm
Aug 19, 2019 2:02 pm
GLO
GLO
18 August

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes

I plan on adding a Samsung Digital Door lock after handover. Did you change yours?

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GLO
Aug 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Pulse
Pulse
18 August

Basement garage

Basement garage

This is pretty complex, the title is the biggest issue. If Strata, it would need approval from 75% of owners I believe. The DA would likely need the whole building to be…

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Pulse
Aug 18, 2019 8:15 pm
kumar2015
kumar2015
18 August

Home Owner Insurance

Home Owner Insurance

If I own a house near QLD coastal area, which home insurance would cover natural calamities ? what are all the points to consider while taking that insurance? Do I need…

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kumar2015
Aug 18, 2019 10:01 am
Wolfgang Cash
Wolfgang Cash
17 August

Provisional Sums

Provisional Sums

The builder's margin is applied to the cost of works and any GST payable on the supply of the works is part of the cost of works. The builder's margin is GST inclusive.

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Wolfgang Cash
Aug 17, 2019 6:24 pm
SydSR
SydSR
16 August

Woodlands Estate, Stringer Rd, North Kellyville

Woodlands Estate, Stringer Rd, North Kellyville

Hi Tamal, Are you able to went further to buy any land here , do you have any key points to consider or anything you wanted to share. thanks, Thanks,

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SydSR
Aug 16, 2019 3:53 pm
cobri05
cobri05
15 August

ELECTRA HENLEY HOME JULY 2019

ELECTRA HENLEY HOME JULY 2019

I don't believe you can get an Electra for that price. Ours is $343k not including demolition costs. The price will vary a huge amount if you are are a knock down rebuild…

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cobri05
Aug 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Tee3
Tee3
15 August

Should I level the foundation of my house?

Should I level the foundation of my house?

Thank you! Will chat to a few engineers and get a quote.

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Tee3
Aug 15, 2019 4:42 pm
CarnTheHawks
CarnTheHawks
15 August

When do construction errors usually manifest themselves?

When do construction errors usually manifest themselves?

At the risk of confusion, it can happen at any stage. But-yes, it generally happens in the first few years. We've seen homes stand perfect for 20 years, until the…

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CarnTheHawks
Aug 15, 2019 9:27 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 August

Another defective house story

Another defective house story
1, 2, 3, 4

Self regulation has left the lunatics in charge of the asylum. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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SaveH2O
Aug 14, 2019 9:34 pm
SaveH2O

hi guys do you know about sandewich panel ?? i think no one know about sandewich panel sandewich panel is ex of building and you can build your house and.... faster easy…

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yonesmorade
Aug 14, 2019 3:07 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 August

Damp! Help?

Damp! Help?

The external finished levels must not slope toiwards the house. You must…

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SaveH2O
Aug 14, 2019 11:18 am
SaveH2O

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
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Most of those exclusions should be inclusions? The problem is builders doesn't wish to pay an Engineer for those items ie Structural Trusses, Structural Floors, Fire…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 14, 2019 8:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi I have been having drainage issues and was on the net finding alternatives to laying aggi pipes. I found this product called "Capiphon" which is available in Reece…

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clath
Aug 13, 2019 6:56 pm
clath
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
13 August

Signature at the ponds

Signature at the ponds

Hey I got told this week it got delayed Original completion date dec 2019 And now uts September 2020

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Twistedspiky
Aug 13, 2019 7:11 am
tom4ever
tom4ever
12 August

Building with bentragerhomes

Building with bentragerhomes

We are building two story home with Bentrager. We are looking forward to our Prestart after 2 months. However I am just curious to know how much they will charge for…

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tom4ever
Aug 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
12 August

Triexta Carpet

Triexta Carpet

I have Scenic Rise Cloud Cover in my home, but the home is only 9 months old so can't give you a long term impression. But the carpet is fantastic. Well worth the expense.…

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 12, 2019 4:19 am

Sliding driveway gate with Knotwood simulated wood slats AND

Sliding driveway gate with Knotwood simulated wood slats AND

Hello meyeview! Sorry i just saw your post now, but basically we are the manufactures of the product and sell it in 6m lengths. You can either DIY or get a builder to…

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Knotwood Australia
Aug 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
10 August

Ducted Vacuum

Ducted Vacuum

Dyson 10 and a Roomba... why do yourself what a robot can do

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Gaudi
Aug 10, 2019 6:14 pm
simonsss
simonsss
10 August

Query with plans / power box

Query with plans / power box

Hi, a query I have with the power box location and what can be done? Thanks in advance for replying. the fuse / power box for the house was not placed as per the plans.…

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simonsss
Aug 10, 2019 3:20 pm
chippy
chippy
9 August

Replace skirting boards

Replace skirting boards

I'd normally use a multi tool to cut the quad (quarter round) at the height of the skirting so the skirting slides underneath. Or you scribe the skirting around the quad…

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chippy
Aug 09, 2019 10:04 am
chippy
johnf
johnf
9 August

door/ceiling

door/ceiling

Wow thank you! I regularly keep an eye out around the internal and external perimeters of the house, as does the pest control people, but will now check thoroughly inside…

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johnf
Aug 09, 2019 9:29 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
8 August

Cutting a hole in a brick wall

Cutting a hole in a brick wall

I think you are a bit too close to the top of the wall for such a wide opening. If you just cut a hole in the wall that wide you may lose all the brickwork above it. If…

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oldchippy
Aug 08, 2019 11:17 pm

Hi all, is it best to pain skirting and door frames first? If I can't do this does it matter? Also wondering how I should tackle the below, is some scraping and sanding…

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TomS
Aug 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Sue1
Sue1
7 August

Mojo

Mojo

Anybody built the Vibe23? Can’t decide on colours for Kitchen and Bathroom, would love to see photos of what you have done

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Sue1
Aug 07, 2019 11:37 pm
volmix
volmix
7 August

Display home sale

Display home sale

Also, you will find that bans will have a lower LVR for display home lending.

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volmix
Aug 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Jonz
Jonz
7 August

Building with Brolen homes

Building with Brolen homes

Hello everyone, just wanted to seek opinion on 'Brolen homes' in Bardia. Has anyone have experience building with Brolen homes? Please give some feedback. Thanks!

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Jonz
Aug 07, 2019 8:49 am
Hkhome
Hkhome
6 August

Endell st, Bridgeman downs

Endell st, Bridgeman downs

Hi anyone building on the Endell st development by fairland group?

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Hkhome
Aug 06, 2019 1:39 pm

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