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Thilton01
Sep 11, 2018 9:51 am

Slab Type

Slab Type

P class simply means the site is problem site due to some reason (e.g. trees, fill, etc.). Soil classification should be specified in your geotech report separately.

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alexp79
Mar 18, 2019 11:46 pm
Ver
Ver
4 h

Verdant hill tarneit

Verdant hill tarneit

Has anyone heard about berdanthill tarneit? Been more than two years for lands to title from date Stage one after two years has now told that they will title in March…

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Ver
Mar 18, 2019 10:27 pm

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Philip island they said they do a lot of work up there but they only done 2 houses up there they can’t get the trades to work up there

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Klogwog
Mar 18, 2019 9:08 pm

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

After the recent heavy rain we've got a water issue in our garage.The bottom of the house is Besser block walls that sits below ground level. The run-off coming down the…

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HappyPics
Mar 18, 2019 4:07 pm
kks
kks
14 h

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Currently in late 90s brick-veneer home which as been perfectly - according to the literature - azimuthed on its acerage block. Living there has confirmed the sheer…

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kks
Mar 18, 2019 12:42 pm
patel1783
patel1783
Yesterday

Metronest Review

Metronest Review

That what they did with us.. show us something before deposit & after that they changed their inclusion list. Many more stuff i have to share but right now I'm waiting…

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patel1783
Mar 18, 2019 1:48 am
JoePathan
JoePathan
Yesterday

Cracks on Bricks

Cracks on Bricks

Thats what I am thinking and wanting to claim a warranty on as build is just 5 months old.

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JoePathan
Mar 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
Yesterday

Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

A concern is that it seems, based on Metricon's comments and their display homes, that all their recently built homes with box gutters, except mine, do not comply with…

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Norfolk
Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm
wagga123
wagga123
Yesterday

Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Reading it again, it doesn't make sense. Situation: 1. Stormwater Pit in backyard, 2. About half a meter out from the pit, there is a garden planting area, 3. Water tap…

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wagga123
Mar 17, 2019 6:47 pm
GLO
GLO
17 March

Ladder for 2 storey home

Ladder for 2 storey home

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy, The one I’m eyeing off is the Little Giant 17, it looks identical to your Werner even in functionality and rated to 150kg too. Have you…

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GLO
Mar 17, 2019 7:20 am
alexp79
alexp79
17 March

moud and water

moud and water

The spores will stay dormant almost forever. Mould should be properly removed and sealed, just drying it off won't help. http://www.sternmold.com/mold-informati ... -cycle.php

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alexp79
Mar 17, 2019 1:17 am
Plcnewhome
Plcnewhome
16 March

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.
1, 2

Building inspector, congrats on starting the thread. I have a house under construction - or in theory under construction - as the builder has stopped work because I…

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Plcnewhome
Mar 16, 2019 11:58 pm
tedbain
tedbain
15 March

low water flow

low water flow

SaveH2O … I'm a retired civil engineer in NSW - thanks for your thoughts turned water off at meter opened 3 taps with buckets underneath, turned water on for 30…

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tedbain
Mar 15, 2019 11:24 pm

Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?
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I have already written on this forum that slabs are a con of the century, a profit printing machine for the builders. Why would they build timber floors or equivalent…

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building-expert
Mar 14, 2019 5:22 pm
building-expert

Crisis averted. The council issued the certificate yesterday; 4 working days after telling us it would be a minimum of 10 working days! Everything else seems to be…

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M1L3S
Mar 13, 2019 10:26 am
M1L3S
Bolex22
Bolex22
12 March

Building with Elderton Home

Building with Elderton Home

They actually gave us 24 month tender duration which is really good compared to the other builders...

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Bolex22
Mar 12, 2019 3:03 pm
gillybean
gillybean
12 March

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

I went through this with an investment property I had in Queensland. Absolute nightmare. Good luck.

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gillybean
Mar 12, 2019 1:11 pm
gillybean
Newbuild19
Newbuild19
11 March

Looking for engineer victoria

Looking for engineer victoria

Hi, Looking for an engineer that is currently registered with the VBA, to look over the slab engineering plans and do a report for owners. Northern suburbs Thanks

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Newbuild19
Mar 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Renee86
Renee86
11 March

Henley electra

Henley electra

We are building this home in Clyde

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Renee86
Mar 11, 2019 11:56 am
Renee86
Renee86
11 March

Henley Electra 35 building clyde

Henley Electra 35 building clyde

Hello we are building the Electra next year, just wanting to see photos of completed or nearly completed homes to get ideas, I wish they had a display of this design.

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Renee86
Mar 11, 2019 11:54 am

Double carport on small lot queenslander

Double carport on small lot queenslander

Just goto realestate.com.au and search homes in Paddington / Red Hill etc. It's full of them.

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sweetswisssteel
Mar 10, 2019 8:52 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 March

Water everywhere,ruining home.

Water everywhere,ruining home.

There is an increasing crescendo from many quarters for a National Royal Commission into the building and construction industry but the problem would be the size, cost and…

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SaveH2O
Mar 10, 2019 5:07 pm
SaveH2O
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chippy
Mar 09, 2019 3:07 pm
chippy
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 March

Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

You really wouldn't miss out on too much by working for a company that uses pre-built frames. Anyone can knock together a stud wall. Any frame would be put together with…

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Stewie D
Mar 09, 2019 9:03 am
vlf1985
vlf1985
9 March

Road Signs on Crossover

Road Signs on Crossover

Hi All, We have a 4P sign that sits just on the side of the crossover which will be impacted once we begin to build our crossover. To get the sign removed/relocated is…

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vlf1985
Mar 09, 2019 1:17 am
random101
random101
8 March

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Hi all, Just a quick one. I am doing a demolition and my neighbour, decided it would be a good time for him to start knocking over his house as well. Albeit - we are…

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random101
Mar 08, 2019 7:26 pm
nikki1304
nikki1304
8 March

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

HI, Does anyone know why my builder will not have a tope opening hinge for my laundry chute that is 1.2m high from the floor. They want to have it opening like you do with…

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nikki1304
Mar 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Angello
Angello
7 March

Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

I wanted to give my mother a dinnerware set for mother’s day but I was surprised how difficult it is to find nice, classic,…

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Angello
Mar 07, 2019 11:45 pm

Hi guys I have recently built my veggie patch on the ground and have noticed some mysterious holes appearing overnight. Not sure what is causing them. At the moment, I…

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rajan_g4
Mar 07, 2019 9:47 pm
rajan_g4

NEW PREMISES 175-177 CANTERBURY RD, CANTERBURY 3126. PAGE ANTIQUES…Established in Melbourne 1980. Antique Furniture Melbourne, Melbourne Sellers of fine quality…

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pageantiques
Mar 07, 2019 5:07 pm
pageantiques

AcraTex

AcraTex

Thanks Joker

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chippyjohn1
Mar 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Ardo
Ardo
6 March

Painting Wainscoting

Painting Wainscoting

For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi gloss would be what I would paint it. Gloss is…

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Ardo
Mar 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Sethor
Sethor
6 March

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Most builders will work in established areas, you just have to find one your happy to go with.

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Sethor
Mar 06, 2019 5:01 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 March

cracking thumping noise from inside roof

cracking thumping noise from inside roof

Steel and wood do expand and contract at different rates so I would expect some noise at times.

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bashworth
Mar 06, 2019 3:21 pm
bashworth

Fresh homes Qld

Fresh homes Qld

Hi all Anyone here building with Fresh homes ? Currently considering them building on the Gold Coast but cannot find much information about them.

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Building diaries
Mar 06, 2019 12:32 am
Ethanr
Ethanr
5 March

Zero lot easement rules in Blacktown council

Zero lot easement rules in Blacktown council

Hi, I am exploring designs to build a two story home in Schofields, Blacktown council. The lot is 10*30 size. The design I am looking to go for is providing width of 8.1m…

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Ethanr
Mar 05, 2019 10:20 pm
esanto1
esanto1
5 March

Recent Vergola Reviews?

Recent Vergola Reviews?

I’d think it would be open most of the time. It will be on the side of a large alfresco area where we plan to put a bbq

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esanto1
Mar 05, 2019 5:03 pm

Hi We have granny flat in house in Woodville West, SA. Granny Flat already has it own toilet and bathroom. I would like to know, do I need council's approval for put…

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prashant
Mar 05, 2019 2:05 pm
HowardH
HowardH
5 March

Small custom builder recommendations in Melbourne

Small custom builder recommendations in Melbourne

alex, yes this is true but only the bad ones, most should be able to cope with the downtrend Thanks Radiuz, I will check them out.

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HowardH
Mar 05, 2019 12:25 pm
ssvdara
ssvdara
4 March

Builders Warranty Victoria

Builders Warranty Victoria

Hi All, I am going thru my builder to sort out lots of non-compliant issues straight after moving into our new home (purchased brand new). I am fighting with the builder…

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ssvdara
Mar 04, 2019 4:52 pm
lisalula
lisalula
3 March

Drilling into brick - please help

Drilling into brick - please help

Thank you all, I got it sorted, got some better wall plugs and screws and had to drill new holes and it is holding. Thanks to you both! :) :)

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lisalula
Mar 03, 2019 11:06 pm
justme15
justme15
3 March

Blow door Test

Blow door Test

Anyone done a blow door test in Melbourne? Curious to know the results and maybe even get a recommendation if possible. TIA

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justme15
Mar 03, 2019 3:31 pm

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

Don't be put off. Pre purchase inspection reports have limitations, exclusions and disclaimers and there are very good reasons for that however if the defects should have…

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building-expert
Mar 03, 2019 1:03 pm
building-expert

Home Staging for property sale

Home Staging for property sale

Wow that's a big amount but it's coco republic so must be really good. Thanks for the information, it's really helpful. I'll shop around and will see which one's good…

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Melbournevic
Mar 02, 2019 4:59 pm
amilelka
amilelka
2 March

Paint advice please

Paint advice please

Lexicon quarter strength (Dulux colour) is a very neutral crisp white similar to ceiling white. Silver kitty grey half strength has more warmth and is used in a lot of…

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amilelka
Mar 02, 2019 11:30 am

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