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Philip_Green
Philip_Green
25 September 2020

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Such a good point

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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Waterproofing slab before laying floor buttons....

Waterproofing slab before laying floor buttons....

The slab is supposed to be waterproofed from the bottom side with the plastic film. In the worst case scenario and to be 100% sure that the film was not punctured…

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alexp79
Feb 28, 2024 5:56 pm

Laundry Floor Help Please!

Laundry Floor Help Please!

The requirement is for a waterstop to be installed to the entries of the room, (a small aluminum 'L' angle to retain the water to within the room) can't see if they have…

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BuildingandLegal
Feb 28, 2024 4:33 pm
BuildingandLegal
chippy
chippy
Yesterday

Can you save money with an architect?

Can you save money with an architect?

I'm starting to wonder if this entire thread is a spam thread. Was the link there initially? Then Joseph comes on with his very first post and sounds like an Al…

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chippy
Feb 27, 2024 5:35 pm
chippy
Benny123
Benny123
Yesterday

Veneer bricks 30 y.o. house - 3 courses under grade

Veneer bricks 30 y.o. house - 3 courses under grade

Interesting. You have great clearance to damp proof course all the way around which is rare with so many cowboy landscapers and concreters. Is there sufficient fall…

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Benny123
Feb 27, 2024 3:57 pm
Danny Ha
Danny Ha
26 February

Roof Access Hatch?

Roof Access Hatch?

Hello, Hoping to get some help here. I recently bought a place and for the life of me I can’t find any access to my roof space. But I know that there must be a way to…

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Danny Ha
Feb 26, 2024 12:03 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
26 February

Timber to concrete glue or screws?

Timber to concrete glue or screws?

Sam There is a much stronger glue than liquid nails. It's called T Rex and will stick your timber to the concrete. Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Feb 26, 2024 7:52 am
Ashington Homes
michael11
michael11
25 February

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2, 3

Nothing positive about signature. Signed with them in 2020 for signature on tallawong and is still not finished in 2024, 4 years later. They promised 2021. Ridiculous…

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michael11
Feb 25, 2024 11:35 pm
Twinklestarfish
Twinklestarfish
25 February

Steel stumps, S vs H2, house movement

Steel stumps, S vs H2, house movement

Hey folks, We're knee deep in QBCC mediation due mostly to the movement in our house. We are slightly raised on a gently sloped block, one corner filled/the other cut. We…

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Twinklestarfish
Feb 25, 2024 11:17 am
viju_009
viju_009
24 February

Surfmist tiled roof - unsure about gutter colour

Surfmist tiled roof - unsure about gutter colour

Thank you so much. We ended going with the terrain that’s part of our brick.

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1004
viju_009
Feb 24, 2024 1:41 pm
building-expert
building-expert
23 February

Am I too heavy for the roof cavity?

Am I too heavy for the roof cavity?

Firstly, if your house is still under builder's warranty (10 years in Victoria) you should have no need to crawl into roof space but let the builder handle it, unless you…

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building-expert
Feb 23, 2024 10:09 am
building-expert
Jordo75
Jordo75
22 February

Garage Door Malfunction

Garage Door Malfunction

Thankyou! As you can see it will need new structural replacement to hold the door, replastering, painting, new anchor plate. The Torsion bars are bent, The roller…

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Jordo75
Feb 22, 2024 9:35 am
Pulse
Pulse
21 February

What kind of timber is this?

What kind of timber is this?

ironbark maybe

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Pulse
Feb 21, 2024 9:30 pm
stanks
stanks
21 February

Oil under boards before laying

Oil under boards before laying

I'm about to put down some Merbau. Is it necessary to oil underneath the boards before laying?

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stanks
Feb 21, 2024 6:51 pm
nookage
nookage
21 February

Zincalume Staining

Zincalume Staining

Hi, I have an area of zincalume cladding encasing a number of external downpipes. Unfortunately one of them has been permanently stained by some diluted phosphoric acid -…

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nookage
Feb 21, 2024 6:41 pm
dotty
dotty
21 February

Solar Panel Installation

Solar Panel Installation

This was two years ago. I'm sure the prices have dropped since then.

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dotty
Feb 21, 2024 4:02 pm
Pulse
Pulse
20 February

Renovation size rules help NSW

Renovation size rules help NSW

just ask council, most have a free service for this.

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Pulse
Feb 20, 2024 6:01 pm
supersleuth
supersleuth
20 February

Under house retaining wall

Under house retaining wall

Yeah my reasoning is just that those house posts are designed for vertical load not lateral. I just didnt want to risk interfering with the existing house…

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6681
supersleuth
Feb 20, 2024 1:37 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
20 February

Stratco Outback Sunroof Review

Stratco Outback Sunroof Review

I've had direct and extremely unpleasant dealings with Stratco patios. It is the worst company I have ever dealt with. Utterly incompetent, expensive, poor quality product…

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gommeqld
Feb 20, 2024 10:37 am
Bao Nguyen
Bao Nguyen
19 February

Termite and pest control

Termite and pest control

Fantastic. Good to know. Thank you very much

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Bao Nguyen
Feb 19, 2024 7:25 pm
Sammy82
Sammy82
19 February

Retaining wall not built to specifications, PC help

Retaining wall not built to specifications, PC help

Thanks for your reply! All valid points and I agree with you on many of them. I am in QLD, any recommendations on a construction lawyer would be helpful

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Sammy82
Feb 19, 2024 12:16 am
SamMac
SamMac
18 February

Concrete dissolve

Concrete dissolve

Yep. Will give it a crack tomorrow, my goal is to use the acid to break the bond and then flush it all out to the end about 40m.

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SamMac
Feb 18, 2024 8:07 pm
Peter W
Peter W
15 February

QLD - Builder finished without notifying Building Certifier

QLD - Builder finished without notifying Building Certifier

Hi, I contracted a Builder to do a Garage to Bedroom + ensuite conversion (Class 1a), the Builder engaged the Certifier and Engineer and received BDA from the Certifier…

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Peter W
Feb 15, 2024 5:40 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 February

Charged Rainwater System Design

Charged Rainwater System Design

Once you know the basics, the rest is easy. Read my post in the thread linked below. viewtopic.php?p=1919271#p1919271

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SaveH2O
Feb 13, 2024 8:06 pm
SaveH2O
Akiko
Akiko
13 February

Smelly room after outside pressure cleaning

Smelly room after outside pressure cleaning

Sorry for my late reply! I just saw your comment now. After a few months, the smell disappeared. It took a while. I need to be careful if I clean the house.

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Akiko
Feb 13, 2024 2:58 am
colourwheel
colourwheel
12 February

Exterior colour scheme

Exterior colour scheme

I think both look great. Not sure how much of the second picture is your option 2. Can your clarify? Have you used the colorbond visualiser? It's good - a few types of…

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colourwheel
Feb 12, 2024 8:10 pm
HappyDoc
HappyDoc
12 February

Terracotta roof replacement

Terracotta roof replacement

We're looking at replacing the roof of a heritage listed home so it needs to be terracotta tiles, wondering if anyone has any recommendations, hints or…

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380
HappyDoc
Feb 12, 2024 7:15 pm
colourwheel
colourwheel
12 February

colour scheme

colour scheme

I'm renovating - building a small extension at the back of the late Edwardian house. This is the first stage. Second stage of the renovation will be to replace roof on…

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361
colourwheel
Feb 12, 2024 7:08 pm
dotty
dotty
12 February

Can my land in Bexley NSW be built a duplex ?

Can my land in Bexley NSW be built a duplex ?

Just to clarify, I'm not a builder I've read my own council's LEP numerous times and worked with an architect to understand my own lot size and problems.

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dotty
Feb 12, 2024 5:38 pm
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
11 February

Replicate render scratch pattern

Replicate render scratch pattern

Generally, the texture that you listed will have a 2mm size stone chip in it which is dragged with float to give the lines Any patch work needs to be 2mm less than face…

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Pedro4137
Feb 11, 2024 12:41 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
9 February

My Building inspector v My builder's inspector

My Building inspector v My builder's inspector

I would send it to the certifier who is technically your representative and working on your behalf not the builder's

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Ashington Homes
Feb 09, 2024 4:37 pm
Ashington Homes
wrapy
wrapy
9 February

Inquiry regarding kitchen vinyl wrapping costs

Inquiry regarding kitchen vinyl wrapping costs

Hi, I am in the process of planning to start a kitchen vinyl wrapping business in Auckland, and I am seeking information regarding the average costs for the installation…

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wrapy
Feb 09, 2024 6:56 am

Asbestos?

Asbestos?

Damn. Know where I could find some?

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Asbestos_Eater007
Feb 08, 2024 3:40 am
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
7 February

Land registeration

Land registeration

why do you sound like a bot in all your posts?

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ponzutwo
Feb 07, 2024 1:31 pm

Property Boundaries in New Estates

Property Boundaries in New Estates

The setback from the kerb is 4m. It is council land to provide an area for services like sewer main, gas mains, water mains, underground power or poles for overhead power,…

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BuildingandLegal
Feb 06, 2024 4:54 pm
BuildingandLegal

Practical completion of house with a pool

Practical completion of house with a pool

Practical Completion is when the terms and requirements of the contract are met with only minor errors and omissions outstanding. If the builder included the build of the…

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BuildingandLegal
Feb 05, 2024 7:04 pm
BuildingandLegal
TimCas
TimCas
4 February

Soil Test and Compliance

Soil Test and Compliance

Hi Building Expert, Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated, there is also a code of conduct for building surveyors which they need to follow as well. I am looking…

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TimCas
Feb 04, 2024 6:52 pm
Sally174
Sally174
4 February

Pot filler tap over hob

Pot filler tap over hob

Hello I'm remodeling my kitchen and evaluating ideas. We are in the last stages of drawing and I am now considering putting a pot filler tap in above the hob. Has anyone…

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Sally174
Feb 04, 2024 4:20 pm
obiwon
obiwon
3 February

Overshadowing clarification - planning - SL housing

Overshadowing clarification - planning - SL housing

I am not based in Victoria however i had a quick look into your question to understand what you were asking. The way I read the regulations, overshadowing relates to the…

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obiwon
Feb 03, 2024 9:10 pm
obiwon
gommeqld
gommeqld
3 February

Flush Internal Doors

Flush Internal Doors

Okay, then the choice is really about the build quality of the door itself which means the brand name. Sorry I can't recommend one or the other so best to rely on comments…

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gommeqld
Feb 03, 2024 3:58 pm
resu
resu
2 February

BAL 29 uPVC windows compliance

BAL 29 uPVC windows compliance

Hi Simeon, Thanks for your reply. Yes, that makes sense. I contacted the manufacturer; they will issue a certificate with BAL rating mentioned on it.

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resu
Feb 02, 2024 6:48 pm
Lenzie
Lenzie
31 January

Bosch dishwasher

Bosch dishwasher

I am installing a new Bosch SMU4HTS01A built under dushwasher. I have 2 questions. What is the function of the metal strip about 500mm long x 60mm wide the tell you to…

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Lenzie
Jan 31, 2024 1:54 pm
Karen hod
Karen hod
30 January

First Avenue Homes Experience

First Avenue Homes Experience

Last year, 50% of their staffs left. Is it going be bankruptcy this year?

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Karen hod
Jan 30, 2024 6:23 pm
Althom
Althom
29 January

Sign off approval required before verandah built

Sign off approval required before verandah built

Depends on size, local regulations etc. Ask your Council.

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Althom
Jan 29, 2024 12:13 pm
Althom
clarencio
clarencio
27 January

Orlando 20 HBC

Orlando 20 HBC

Hi, Would you please share some photos of your Orlando 20 HBC build? I would like to get some insight on the living and dining area. Thank you

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clarencio
Jan 27, 2024 9:33 am
Sterie74
Sterie74
26 January

Caustic acid bleach on driveway

Caustic acid bleach on driveway

Hi. My son cleaned a oil spill with ' CRC oil fighter stain remover' on a coloured n sealed driveway. It has now left white bleaching stains that we can't get out. Any…

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858
Sterie74
Jan 26, 2024 12:53 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
24 January

Fabrication Cost For Stone

Fabrication Cost For Stone

the reason slabs are included in the quote is because often the offcuts from jobs are not usable for other jobs. When youre ordering a small job, there *may* be some cut…

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ponzutwo
Jan 24, 2024 3:29 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
24 January

please advise the sequence of home renovation

please advise the sequence of home renovation

1. get job 2. save money 3. spend money on materials 4. pay a million fees and charges and levies and 5. renovate 6. eat two min noodles for next 10 years 7. question your choices

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ponzutwo
Jan 24, 2024 3:19 pm

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