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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

Is Three Phase 80 amps each enough for 50 square house?

Is Three Phase 80 amps each enough for 50 square house?

Thanks for sharing this. Citipower had already installed the pit (63amps three phase) so now I can only hope that it will cover everything :) I had just signed the quote,…

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makido
Sep 25, 2021 11:33 am

unresponsive building surveyor

unresponsive building surveyor

Hi Cabbage698 Might be time to fire them and get a new team. Sounds like they don't want your work. All the best Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Sep 25, 2021 4:40 am
Ashington Homes

Please help. I am renovating my old house and so confused about colours. Getting a new colourbond roof & gutters & new paint job. I am liking the colours shale grey or…

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Tigga
Sep 24, 2021 10:37 am
daisy20202-7
daisy20202-7
Yesterday

Office setup/study area

Office setup/study area

hi everyone was just wondering what would be a way to get a office setup as good as a schools business manager or principal where you got a good size desk and good…

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daisy20202-7
Sep 24, 2021 9:29 am
chippy
chippy
24 September

Asbestos?

Asbestos?

If the house was built in the 90's it won't have asbestos in it. The cellulose insulation looks light a fluffy like shredded and fluffed paper. Asbestos in its raw state…

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chippy
Sep 24, 2021 12:30 am
chippy
cmani_19
cmani_19
23 September

Corner Lot — Double Storey Setback

Corner Lot — Double Storey Setback

It's same Victoria and whittelesea council. Also a house near by our lot but in different estate have build a corner lot without 900mm setback. So is it based on…

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cmani_19
Sep 23, 2021 10:32 am

Hi guys, a bit unsure what to do next and would really appreciate some advice: I built a new house and moved in 15 months ago. I needed new fencing down 1 side, elderly…

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timesoldroman
Sep 22, 2021 4:49 pm
damienh7
damienh7
22 September

Cavity slide unit in old hardwood framed wall - best way to

Cavity slide unit in old hardwood framed wall - best way to

Hi all, I'm installing a couple of cavity slide door units in my house which is a 50's built home with 4x2 hardwood timber frame that has settled to around 95mm depth. …

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damienh7
Sep 22, 2021 11:42 am
carlo321
carlo321
22 September

Building cost in canberra

Building cost in canberra

Hi, I am also building in Canberra. Mine is around 2300-2400$/sqm depending on the finish. May I know who is your builder and where are you building. Carlo

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carlo321
Sep 22, 2021 9:15 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
22 September

Boston 42

Boston 42

Hi Wing, I cant comment on this particular case as I don't work at Clarendon or have any inside knowledge, but what I can share is that building material prices have gone…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 22, 2021 5:44 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
22 September

Contract

Contract

jvshah Sorry to hear. What a mess. Yes I think you do need legal help just to make sure you tie up all the loose ends with the liquidator to make sure there are no…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 22, 2021 5:11 am
Ashington Homes
selina2106
selina2106
21 September

Raising house and building under

Raising house and building under

Hi, I'm looking to hear some experiences of people who have raised an old home and built under. I've looked at some builder's websites but I'd love to hear actual peoples…

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selina2106
Sep 21, 2021 4:33 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
21 September

Toilet in Kitchen?

Toilet in Kitchen?

Do you want to go up or down a flight of stairs each time you want to go to the toilet?

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Phil of Sydney
Sep 21, 2021 11:32 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
21 September

Breakdown of cost when building a Duplex

Breakdown of cost when building a Duplex

Colt1993 We are building 4 duplexes at the moment in Sydney ( 1 at Greenacre & 3 at North Ryde), I have a pretty accurate spreadsheet of the breakdown in costs. It's…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 21, 2021 5:10 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
20 September

North Kellyville Bushfires Prone land? What to expect?

North Kellyville Bushfires Prone land? What to expect?

Yes that should cover everything. And the sliding doors to the alfresco will definitely need shutters or a fire curtain. let me know if you have any more…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 20, 2021 7:50 pm
Ashington Homes
Noname
Noname
20 September

Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks
1, 2, 3

if you click in you can see more detail. The reason there's so many silt pits is that the way the option was sold by the builder was 25LM of spoon drains and 4 silt pits…

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Noname
Sep 20, 2021 1:51 pm

Hi Guys, Hope all is well! I have recieved this lighting schedule and would like some feedback on the design. The design seems to be downlight heavy in most areas,…

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Postwar9
Sep 20, 2021 9:32 am
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
19 September

Exterior colour scheme help for modest Californian Bungalow

Exterior colour scheme help for modest Californian Bungalow

Grey in all shades is passed it's use-by date (hooray!!) so I would suggest something new and exciting. The white walls might need a light pressure wash to refresh them,…

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Allnamesrgone
Sep 19, 2021 9:13 pm
oasiso
oasiso
19 September

Cracking and Popping Noises from the roof

Cracking and Popping Noises from the roof

I kind of struggle with that. I’ve lived in tin roof houses for years and haven’t had this issue, including recently built properties. Expanding and contracting…

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oasiso
Sep 19, 2021 9:59 am
Mehak
Mehak
18 September

Help with exterior colorbond cladding colours

Help with exterior colorbond cladding colours

Hi Mindarra, Just thought of checking with you on your final choices and how they've come out. I am also struggling with external choices and I could take some help.

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Mehak
Sep 18, 2021 4:34 pm
aussieta
aussieta
18 September

Screw Help PVC into metal colourbond fence

Screw Help PVC into metal colourbond fence

i hope you will be screwing into the braces and not just the colourbond sheeting otherwise the neighbour will not appreciate all these sharp screws poking through

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aussieta
Sep 18, 2021 8:59 am
aussieta
tulips
tulips
17 September

Help with Double story design for a couple with NO Family.

Help with Double story design for a couple with NO Family.

By the way what’s the construction cost of Metricon home Riverina .It’s beautiful

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tulips
Sep 17, 2021 10:47 pm
daisy20202-7
daisy20202-7
17 September

study area/space

study area/space

hi everyone was wondering if you live with someone which you are mostly happy doing and cant afford to buy your own space what would be the best and cheapest way to have…

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daisy20202-7
Sep 17, 2021 1:57 pm
Noname
Noname
17 September

Cracks in plaster board and poor finishing

Cracks in plaster board and poor finishing

Yeah they do try. To be fair there is also heaps of nutters that see a hairline crack and go bonkers at builders. Glad they took a look and decided to come do something.…

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Noname
Sep 17, 2021 1:23 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
17 September

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole
1, 2

Thanks, I think it's not much I can do until the builder completes their drawing and engage their contractor then I will know how much it costs me. flood report and sewer…

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Flamingo
Sep 17, 2021 8:38 am
Noname
Noname
17 September

How much should I spend on Melbourne Investment House?

How much should I spend on Melbourne Investment House?

Firstly, you won't be locking prices in with builds that far in advance. Prices with most volume builder are increasing monthly. The base price of the house I am…

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Noname
Sep 17, 2021 8:07 am
Josh22
Josh22
17 September

Ensuite Layout - Please help/Vote!

Ensuite Layout - Please help/Vote!

Many thanks! I think I’ll go for the original option and just have an oversized shower. Appreciate all of your thoughts/suggestions!

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Josh22
Sep 17, 2021 7:26 am
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Mushave
Sep 16, 2021 10:38 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
16 September

Regarding price of staircase

Regarding price of staircase

chokyulate Happy to send you the spreadsheet. Just private message me your email and I will send it over to you with an explanation Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Sep 16, 2021 4:26 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
16 September

Rendering and moulding for provincial homes

Rendering and moulding for provincial homes

chokyulate You can either use a cement based render or an acrylic render such as Cerano if you really want a smooth finish. I would personally choose an acrylic with a…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 16, 2021 4:15 am
Ashington Homes
chippy
chippy
15 September

Roofing colour and design ideas!

Roofing colour and design ideas!

Personally I prefer metal roofs. Everyone has their own preference but metal roofs always seem more water tight. Tiles have more potential to break or shift. Plus you can…

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chippy
Sep 15, 2021 9:53 pm
chippy
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Noname
Sep 15, 2021 11:58 am
McSween1
McSween1
15 September

House design Poll

House design Poll

Hi Im just wanting feedback on some house facades for a community title development which style do you think would work in Bathurst? Top (Conventional style roof -…

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McSween1
Sep 15, 2021 11:41 am
Jovipk
Jovipk
15 September

Nature strip and Trecnh digging for Telstra conncection

Nature strip and Trecnh digging for Telstra conncection

Thanks Stewie, I think the same and luckily council yesterday filled out all these holes and for the time being my neigbour inside the house but will definetly not let…

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Jovipk
Sep 15, 2021 11:28 am
Richie2262
Richie2262
15 September

Damaged down pipes

Damaged down pipes

Yer I payed for another plumber to come out and place a camera down the pipes and yes all pipes where cleared around them and they where wiping

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Richie2262
Sep 15, 2021 9:21 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
15 September

Carlisle Tricks

Carlisle Tricks

Darbecca Darbecca's inspection reports can provide valuable information to Carlisle Homes, assisting them to achieve compliance with Australian standards and deliver…

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Kippers01
Sep 15, 2021 7:06 am
chippy
chippy
14 September

Is our builder being honest?

Is our builder being honest?

Good news. Either an honest mistake or a "mistake" with the hope you'd just pay and not realise.

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chippy
Sep 14, 2021 9:15 pm
chippy
newhom
newhom
14 September

Build Almost completed - Lockdown - How to enter?

Build Almost completed - Lockdown - How to enter?

Tried but they seem to see house properly completed.

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newhom
Sep 14, 2021 5:58 pm

We organised a renovation with Area Projects. The owner took $100,000 deposit and took off. Looks like he has gone broke. He has a notice with ASIC. See attached notice.…

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Cindy75
Sep 14, 2021 2:21 pm
alexp79
alexp79
14 September

Query related to Site cut

Query related to Site cut

I would say at least 800 mm if you are doing rafted slab and closer to 1100 mm if you are going for waffle pods

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alexp79
Sep 14, 2021 2:10 pm
Alan.
Alan.
14 September

Monument colour matching

Monument colour matching

Hi All. Hope you're all well n safe. I am looking to replace our fence with a colour bond type. I've just had two large sheds and water tank erected on my half acre, they…

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Alan.
Sep 14, 2021 12:49 pm
luxeturf
luxeturf
14 September

Building and Pest Inspection

Building and Pest Inspection

Hello, my husband and I are first-time homebuyers in Brisbane looking for a townhouse or villa. Because they are so similar to houses, I would have assumed a building/pest…

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luxeturf
Sep 14, 2021 10:34 am
luxeturf
alexp79
alexp79
13 September

Floorboards or Engineered Timber

Floorboards or Engineered Timber

I would suggest to go with engineered timber due to better stability to moisture conditions and better maintainability. And, with the right supplier, you pay 2-3 times…

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alexp79
Sep 13, 2021 12:28 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 September

Rainwater system install - Perth

Rainwater system install - Perth

I just added an EDIT to post 15. The additional information is also posted below. The regulations cover roof drainage. surface drainage, sub surface drainage, stormwater…

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SaveH2O
Sep 13, 2021 10:18 am
SaveH2O
Maliktrade
Maliktrade
12 September

STEPDOWN TO GARAGE

STEPDOWN TO GARAGE

In the quote, I have been charged $900 AUD for stepdown to garage by one of the Volume builder, is that must or is there any work around to avoid these charges. I built…

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Maliktrade
Sep 12, 2021 6:16 pm
DJA
DJA
12 September

Shed insulation

Shed insulation

I'm looking at installing anticon 60 insulation in the walls of a shed that I'll be building on the next few weeks. Main reason is it won't require internal cladding and…

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DJA
Sep 12, 2021 5:45 pm
aferraro
aferraro
12 September

Plumbers Insurance

Plumbers Insurance

if the plumber won't provide a compliance certificate, this is grounds for a complaint to the VBA, in addition to his refusal to complete the works.

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aferraro
Sep 12, 2021 5:04 pm

Hi Attached my home plab boy yet finalise Do you have any idea. My brother so it for me What do you think Can it be better Thanks for your help

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Louix44
Sep 12, 2021 3:08 am
jin-1234
jin-1234
11 September

How to correct colour insistency on Exposed Driveway?

How to correct colour insistency on Exposed Driveway?

Hi Chippy, It has been sealed. And there is no more under-exposed area anymore, as they had been dealt with my wire brush wheels. My guess is to find a way to brighten…

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jin-1234
Sep 11, 2021 6:45 pm
daniel81991
daniel81991
11 September

Retaining Wall Badly Damaged.

Retaining Wall Badly Damaged.
1, 2

Thanks Simeon, unfortunately I am in Perth

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daniel81991
Sep 11, 2021 3:05 pm

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