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Philip_Green
Philip_Green
25 September 2020

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Direct has these awesome containers you can turn into home offices etc. Pretty cool hey

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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 3:39 pm

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Hi, I have recently bought a new townhouse which has a small backyard. Due to Basix requirements there are 3 x 2.5 meter water tanks which take up a large part of the…

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martin77
Oct 18, 2021 6:39 pm

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Hi nearC Sorry do you mean the family near the dinning/kitchen or the living near the entrance door? The layout looks same to me with the display for all glenleigh floor…

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Haddie
Oct 18, 2021 6:38 pm

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Structural drawings get stamped as part of the approval along with Hydraulics, landscape, basix etc

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Ashington Homes
Oct 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Ashington Homes

With existing plumbing and windows, it's very difficult to add another room. If you are prepared to re-do all plumbing and windows, you might be able to add another…

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Jason526
Oct 18, 2021 2:36 pm

Garage wall construction

Garage wall construction

There are a number of reasons. Where are you building? Is the garage a zero lot wall? Are there eaves on the side of the garage?

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chippy
Oct 18, 2021 11:29 am
chippy

Current timber wait time

Current timber wait time

Thanks for the response. 12 weeks is painful. But we are not far off from 12 weeks, I hope we get it by then.

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Sam011
Oct 18, 2021 10:47 am

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Hey there, The Canterbury Grand looks amazing! Were there any issues adding the window to the pantry or ceiling speakers? Did you extend any walls/add doors…

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grbeattie
Oct 18, 2021 9:55 am

Developer cut and fill

Developer cut and fill

HI Guys/Girls, We purchased a block of land from a developer that had already had a cut and fill, the contract includes fences to boundary, the cut that was done has…

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Omearahawks
Oct 18, 2021 6:26 am
Kaypee
Kaypee
21 h

SBG Superior building group

SBG Superior building group

Anyone currently building their house with SBG? For us it's been close to 1 year since they started our build ( single storey house), so many delays and issues, even now…

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Kaypee
Oct 17, 2021 10:52 pm
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
Yesterday

How to split levels

How to split levels

It's bright because I hate dark houses and the kitchen is the brightest room in the house, it is in the middle of the house with no window, but it does have an 800mm…

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Allnamesrgone
Oct 17, 2021 5:33 pm
Thejones88
Thejones88
16 October

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
1, 2

Thanks mate, I checked with our local council and there is no guidelines to design or gradients. All we can argue is that the driveway is defective as it cannot be used…

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Thejones88
Oct 16, 2021 1:48 pm

Hi, I'm thinking about converting the back of the house into a granny flat of sorts. There's currently a bathroom there, and on the other side of the wall to where the…

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jellybean.egg
Oct 16, 2021 8:45 am
smiatke
smiatke
15 October

Rainwater harvesting tank overflow

Rainwater harvesting tank overflow

From what I can see both tanks only have outlets which are about 30cm from the base of the tank. Is this different to a low drain valve? Currently both tanks are set up…

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smiatke
Oct 15, 2021 3:50 pm
building-expert
building-expert
15 October

Section 88k

Section 88k

I cannot express legal advice but it seems that if there is a drainage easement then you should have right to access it for drainage. It seems that you will have to make…

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building-expert
Oct 15, 2021 11:00 am
building-expert
Shereed
Shereed
14 October

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Hi Sierra, hope you still look at this forum. Can I have a look at how your place looks like. I am chooosing the same bricks but undecided on the roof colour.

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Shereed
Oct 14, 2021 10:27 pm
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chippy
Oct 14, 2021 9:08 pm
chippy
Farhana
Farhana
14 October

Fence

Fence

Timber fence painting Can anyone show any pictures of their timber fence painted in woodland grey or any other shade of grey? Monument looks too dark to me. Thsnks

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Farhana
Oct 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Jacinta Rich
Jacinta Rich
14 October

New Build Contracts

New Build Contracts

Thanks so much for your help and information. Jacinta

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 14, 2021 7:57 pm

Hi, Looking for some advice please. I've hung a boxing bag (aqua bag) from a steel 6x2 patio beam which spans about 5 metres at a slight angle. The bag weighs approx…

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Geordiebloke72
Oct 14, 2021 4:45 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
13 October

splashback tile lippage

splashback tile lippage

The kitchen company is responsible for their contractors' work including proper measurements and supervision, unless you have contracted each trade yourself individually.…

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Kippers01
Oct 13, 2021 6:46 am
Bardwrangler
Bardwrangler
12 October

Pooling Water under deck

Pooling Water under deck

The photo didn't upload properly. Here it is. https://imgur.com/a/5UFhNlR

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Bardwrangler
Oct 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Buds
Buds
12 October

Experience with DJ Roberts

Experience with DJ Roberts

No problems and I hope you get some answers sooner rather than later and it all gets worked out. Good luck.

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Buds
Oct 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Bianca74
Bianca74
11 October

Colorbond Roof

Colorbond Roof

Hi Shane, Further to Steve's post, I'd also be super keen to hear if it has been resolved and how. I had a listen to the audio and it sounds like our issue (although yours…

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Bianca74
Oct 11, 2021 3:55 pm

Has anyone had Godfrey Hirst carpet or Feltex (as I've been informed they're just the same company), and had issues with their newly laid carpet? Basically we had carpet…

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Bekahgk1414
Oct 11, 2021 10:31 am
SandyKS
SandyKS
11 October

Need Advice Urgently Please!

Need Advice Urgently Please!

I have an issues with landscaper. (1) He increases the rate in the invoice after accepting the quote he has given me. Can you Do that? For example, he gave me the rate…

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SandyKS
Oct 11, 2021 7:47 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 October

Electrician poor workmanship and property damage

Electrician poor workmanship and property damage

Kudos to you for the outcome but also for posting the update.

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SaveH2O
Oct 11, 2021 6:25 am
SaveH2O
Neowwwnnnnn
Neowwwnnnnn
10 October

Frontage requirements Deception Bay (Queensland) - Any Idea

Frontage requirements Deception Bay (Queensland) - Any Idea

Hi all, I have an approx. 680m sqm bloc and I am thinking about knocking down and rebuilding (Block is approx. 22 x 30) Can anyone advise what the frontage that I need…

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Neowwwnnnnn
Oct 10, 2021 7:08 pm
Neowwwnnnnn
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
10 October

Render over Moroka Bag and Paint

Render over Moroka Bag and Paint

gees you went to town with the pressure washer :) I think you could easily do that yourself. Now I stress this is not an area of expertise of mine ( we mainly use acrylic…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 10, 2021 9:24 am
Ashington Homes
Bekahgk1414
Bekahgk1414
10 October

Moroka Render peeling

Moroka Render peeling

As it also does it in very small patches on our garage, which isn't connected to the house or remotely close to the house.

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Bekahgk1414
Oct 10, 2021 9:17 am
Pulse
Pulse
9 October

Reno Concern - Only Nails to connect floor joists to beam

Reno Concern - Only Nails to connect floor joists to beam

They will probably come back and put joist hangers in later, they need to

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Pulse
Oct 09, 2021 1:41 pm
Hope012
Hope012
8 October

Noble Homes

Noble Homes

Hi I need anyone's reviews on Noble Homes. I have tried to do a search, but can't bring up specific information. Anything to be careful about. They have a huge presence…

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Hope012
Oct 08, 2021 9:19 pm
Camberwell
Camberwell
8 October

Hawthorn or Yarra Essendon brick with cladding

Hawthorn or Yarra Essendon brick with cladding

Hi Asha We are on site next week with the delays here in Melbourne. We changed our brick to Hawthorn Tan. I just felt like Hawthorn Tan would have more depth with the…

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Camberwell
Oct 08, 2021 3:07 pm
Yoto80
Yoto80
8 October

Gj Gardner

Gj Gardner

Hi there For those who have built with, or considered building with Gj Gardner - what were their inclusions like? Was it any good compared to other builders? Their homes…

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Yoto80
Oct 08, 2021 1:55 pm
S_Padival
S_Padival
7 October

Display homes with office setup in the garage

Display homes with office setup in the garage

Thanks. I verified this by looking at Google Street View taken 6 months apart.

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S_Padival
Oct 07, 2021 8:10 pm
Fore2
Fore2
7 October

Office setup/study area

Office setup/study area

I just had a stroke!

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Fore2
Oct 07, 2021 7:30 pm
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makido
Oct 06, 2021 4:36 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 October

plumbing standards question

plumbing standards question

Not just that, but also reliability when it gets to water leaks (there is no/zero T-connections), equalisation of the water pressure for all the water connections, easy to…

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alexp79
Oct 05, 2021 7:42 pm
twylamc
twylamc
5 October

Ekodeck decking feedback

Ekodeck decking feedback

Hi Happyrock, We are very happy with it. I just would like to mention that most of our verandah area apart from the ramp is undercover. So we don’t have issues with…

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twylamc
Oct 05, 2021 3:07 pm
twylamc
narcan
narcan
5 October

Ceiling Heights - Bedrooms

Ceiling Heights - Bedrooms

Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry, should have been a little clearer about the config: Downstairs (2.4 meter heights): 3 kids bedrooms, bathroom, Master bedroom /…

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narcan
Oct 05, 2021 10:13 am
yvonne1
yvonne1
3 October

Building envelope on two different zones (one without a buil

Building envelope on two different zones (one without a buil

Hi everyone, newly here. We are hoping to build a new house and for that to happen we are in the process of buying a small strip of land (371 square meters) from our…

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yvonne1
Oct 03, 2021 4:50 pm
Nate1
Nate1
3 October

Building outside building envelope

Building outside building envelope

Hi, Our 88B document outlines the building envelope on our land and also a covenant about a conservation area. If the Council approve the building of a shed extending…

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Nate1
Oct 03, 2021 3:23 pm

Hi, we have water pooling on our wooden stairs every time it rains. Any suggestions on what we can do to stop the water pooling? Its often a lot worse than what you can…

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Greygirl
Oct 02, 2021 12:00 pm
pjs012
pjs012
2 October

Painting ceiling

Painting ceiling

Greetings, A couple of months ago we had to have the ceiling re-fixed as it was starting to separate from the joists. We told the ceiling fixer we would take care of the…

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pjs012
Oct 02, 2021 10:30 am
pjs012
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
1 October

Astor 49

Astor 49

Hey hagtelar, hope you are keeping well. I was wondering if you went ahead with building Astor 49. We are planning to build Astor 49 as well. However we couldn't find a…

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hash_nanay
Oct 01, 2021 3:12 pm
Jason526
Jason526
1 October

Underground pit

Underground pit

Normally you deal with your electricity supplier for this matter. Application should be pretty straight forward. Cost depends on where the existing pole is because that…

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Jason526
Oct 01, 2021 12:00 pm
Zorson
Zorson
1 October

Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor

Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor

Hi all, New member, first comment, please help :) We are building a double story house, ground floor brick and lightweight material first floor. Now we have come to a…

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Zorson
Oct 01, 2021 11:58 am
Noname
Noname
1 October

Toilet in Kitchen?

Toilet in Kitchen?

lol, your description of the situation wasn't clear, that's on you. Not being able to differentiate between people having a bit of fun over people having fun at your…

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Noname
Oct 01, 2021 11:58 am
groovin7777
groovin7777
30 September

L shape block design builders

L shape block design builders

Hi Brains Trust, Just wondering if anyone is familiar with a builder small or volume in Melbourne that has L shaped house designs. Thanks

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groovin7777
Sep 30, 2021 7:37 am
moudzj
moudzj
29 September

Being charged for a CC when I paid for CDC approval

Being charged for a CC when I paid for CDC approval

Actually, in some councils in Sydney atleast, work/construction permits are required from council after CDC approval for several reasons. These can range, but ive seen…

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moudzj
Sep 29, 2021 10:44 pm

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