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Entilzha
Entilzha
19 January

Fencing question - re concrete plinths

Fencing question - re concrete plinths

I am nearing the end of my construction journey with maybe 2 months to go and now looking at fencing I am the 2nd house to complete on my side of the street - other house…

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Entilzha
Jan 19, 2018 12:36 pm
Joker
Joker
5 December 2017

Shipment from China

Shipment from China

Barnes, don't know what you do, but hope one day, when you loose your job or are on hard times, you don't hear, sorry neighbour, got it from China directly, it's the…

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Joker
Dec 05, 2017 7:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 December 2017

Strip footing alfresco - does this mean no concrete slab?

Strip footing alfresco - does this mean no concrete slab?

Rusty_spoon The draftsperson has made a mistake (what does indicative only mean?) which will either cost you money to add footings or create a big problem for you if the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 02, 2017 12:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Entilzha
Entilzha
1 November 2017

should i have concerns re this slab

should i have concerns re this slab

all good as i was expecting but peace of mind is worth it. was also good to talk to someone else about some other related aspects of the build process though they have…

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Entilzha
Nov 01, 2017 12:09 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
23 August 2017

roof not engineered for solar

roof not engineered for solar

yep. if my little post and question helps someone else avoid this same ommision then its worth the post. Thought i was pretty on top of everything and had a streamlined…

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Entilzha
Aug 23, 2017 11:56 am
arcachon
arcachon
4 July 2017

Concreting quotes and future pergola area

Concreting quotes and future pergola area

100mm thick is normally fine if you use a stronger concrete mix. As for the estate, better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. :-D

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arcachon
Jul 04, 2017 11:48 am
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
9 June 2017

Pivot Doors on Displays (Adelaide or Surrounds)

Pivot Doors on Displays (Adelaide or Surrounds)

Awesome to know! We're heading up on Sunday Mount Barker way to show some friends around our block, so that works wonderfully for us to go see one in person!

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JM1911A1
Jun 09, 2017 6:37 pm
JM1911A1
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
7 May 2017

Seaford Meadows Footings

Seaford Meadows Footings

Who are you building with? A lot of builders have crappy allowances, like $15,000. My builder allows $34,000 so I got a refund of a portion of it. Is your block sloped?…

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JayaJaya
May 07, 2017 5:55 am
JayaJaya
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
29 March 2017

Reverse Brick Veneer

Reverse Brick Veneer

I can't answer your question re costs in Adelaide as I built as an owner builder in rural South Australia. My house is solar passive with double brick in living areas …

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Beetaloo
Mar 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Beetaloo
Joker
Joker
14 February 2017

Fencing issue - what would you do?

Fencing issue - what would you do?

Cry poor, try that with local council rates, one way or another they must be payed, same goes morally for neighbouring fences, problem is some people will take advantage…

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Joker
Feb 14, 2017 9:13 pm
deeps
deeps
9 January 2017

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

What an absolute pain! Surely they need to make roofspaces trafficable for future work/maintenance etc.

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deeps
Jan 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Berek
Berek
5 January 2017

Style of home

Style of home

You need to get the link to the picture (hosted elsewhere) and use the full editor when posting. It has the img or url button to insert the link.

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Berek
Jan 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Joker
Joker
12 December 2016

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

Any updates on your situation , hopefully some good news.

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Joker
Dec 12, 2016 1:19 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
19 November 2016

Lining and insulating a shed

Lining and insulating a shed

May you please share your photos? :) We're looking at doing the same thing

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cat_dunc
Nov 19, 2016 7:43 pm
cat_dunc
building-expert
building-expert
7 November 2016

Repairing hole in salt damp wall help.

Repairing hole in salt damp wall help.

Yes I know exactly how you feel, my wife used to complain exactly the same as you. That was when we were raisingt 4 kids and I had contracts and men working everywhere.…

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building-expert
Nov 07, 2016 8:29 am
building-expert
chippy
chippy
6 November 2016

What height do you wall mount your TVs?

What height do you wall mount your TVs?

Stewie is spot on. That is the optimal height. I always laugh at these TV's that are above fireplaces or above taller cabinetry. Best to wall mount above lowline cabinetry.

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chippy
Nov 06, 2016 12:25 am
chippy
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
12 October 2016

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Hello. If I was you, you should be getting in touch with THEIR building surveyor. They should have issued you with a protection works notice if building near the boundary.

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Christoshizz
Oct 12, 2016 5:35 pm
Christoshizz
generalcuster
generalcuster
31 August 2016

SHORING UP and REPAIR ideas

SHORING UP and REPAIR ideas

this family home needs some repairs and due to the location ( China countryside, basically difficult for trucks to get to the house) resources, workers and small rural…

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generalcuster
Aug 31, 2016 3:43 pm
shanis33
shanis33
17 August 2016

Under Front door sill Gap? What to put there

Under Front door sill Gap? What to put there

Go back to the builder, they shouldn't have done handover with it like that

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shanis33
Aug 17, 2016 4:19 pm
bcurious2
bcurious2
11 August 2016

base infill - transportable house

base infill - transportable house

hi people, now just wondering is there anything wrong with using concrete sleepers as base infill with a transportable house? thank you for any info in regards to this cheers

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bcurious2
Aug 11, 2016 11:15 am
scotty221110
scotty221110
29 July 2016

Do think this is reasonable?

Do think this is reasonable?

Surely those rates are for local borrowers in Edmonton Canada - not international lending?

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scotty221110
Jul 29, 2016 10:12 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 July 2016

Slab edge dampness

Slab edge dampness

I deleted my post, disregard what I posted. I enlarged the 3rd photo and thought that it was water pooling against the wall but I realised after enlarging the other 2…

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SaveH2O
Jul 19, 2016 6:33 pm
SaveH2O
bpratt
bpratt
19 June 2016

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Thanks for do as much as you can to bring order the the forum. I'm a and feel i can contribute to many threads, it takes a while but i also learn something in the…

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bpratt
Jun 19, 2016 10:59 am
HelenJRall
HelenJRall
10 June 2016

Looking for Haliburton cottage shed

Looking for Haliburton cottage shed

Hi guys what would you estimate the cost to build Haliburton cottage shed . I am thinking about a completely stand alone room in the garden with the following…

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HelenJRall
Jun 10, 2016 4:50 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Generally the opposite is true. Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mortar. As its a 100 year old sandstone building it was probably made with a…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 7:57 pm
mack042
mack042
14 May 2016

Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early

Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early

Floor coverings other than in wet areas are not part of practical completion unless regs have changed.

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mack042
May 14, 2016 8:29 pm
Mute88
Mute88
3 April 2016

HOMEONE FORUM GUIDE AND FAQ.

HOMEONE FORUM GUIDE AND FAQ.
1, 2, 3

Are you clicking Full Editor?

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Mute88
Apr 04, 2016 12:01 am

Yeah curious? Did you consider moving dining and lounge areas (that flow would suit our living patterns). We had similar dilemma and came up with offset arrangement like…

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TomCat
Mar 31, 2016 11:13 am
TomCat
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 March 2016

What flooring to use on stairs - vinyl plank, laminate?

What flooring to use on stairs - vinyl plank, laminate?

Another reason why a lot of people opt for the more expensive option of using real timber - merbau, maple etc for their stair stringers, risers and treads. A coat of clear…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2016 6:26 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 March 2016

Ekodeck decking feedback

Ekodeck decking feedback

I think it would be better for screening (don't have to walk on it) and have seen it used successfully for this purpose. Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW

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Leksie5000
Mar 10, 2016 6:55 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 February 2016

Ceiling question

Ceiling question

I have inspected thousands of homes for pre purchase condition reports. Some of those were steel framed houses. Steel framing is galvanised and not once has there been a…

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building-expert
Feb 27, 2016 2:20 pm
building-expert
Jin
Jin
26 February 2016

Tree stump problem

Tree stump problem

We understood that it is difficult to argue after settlement but thought we will try anyhow. If we are lucky we will have it paid, that's great. Otherwise, we just have to…

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Jin
Feb 26, 2016 9:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 February 2016

Elevated Deck Post Quantity

Elevated Deck Post Quantity

Yes that is correct Maybe he hasn't so I will get on with it - confirmation of that is all I am really after. I suggest you have a real look at the 3D iso in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 25, 2016 10:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy

They won't have the optional seal in stock, you will have to order it at the special orders desk. You will also need to take a print out that shows that the part actually exists.

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SaveH2O
Feb 11, 2016 2:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 January 2016

Earthernware pipe replacement - expensive!!

Earthernware pipe replacement - expensive!!

There are some good ones out there...but they can be very hard to find. I have come across many more bad ones than good ones. Yep. They are probably high balling…

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SaveH2O
Jan 27, 2016 7:29 pm
SaveH2O
bashworth
bashworth
25 January 2016

Re Joint Venture

Re Joint Venture

I would tend to agree with StructuralBIMGuy but i would suggest you could try asking the same question on the property chat forum which is more involved in these kind of…

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bashworth
Jan 25, 2016 12:31 pm
bashworth
lowexpectations
lowexpectations
9 January 2016

deposits and building contracts

deposits and building contracts

Good point regarding deviations from the 'standard' contract. I don't know why I never thought of that.

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lowexpectations
Jan 09, 2016 12:17 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
28 December 2015

How do I attach images?

How do I attach images?

If you have a smartphone the easiest thing is to download the app "Tapatalk". You can then use the forum through the app and attach images directly using your phone.…

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Leksie5000
Dec 28, 2015 7:57 am
Mjw3683
Mjw3683
26 December 2015

Choosing a builder

Choosing a builder

We had plans drafted and a quote from Nu Built - we found them quite expensive. They also massively under provided in the quote for electric sockets and lights etc meaning…

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Mjw3683
Dec 26, 2015 9:00 pm
rondy
rondy
19 November 2015

Downstairs lounge/bed, do we need a fourth bedroom?

Downstairs lounge/bed, do we need a fourth bedroom?

I'd go for the flexible room downstairs with the shower to the powder room. Think about what would happen if you injured yourself & couldn't walk up the stairs! Happened…

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rondy
Nov 19, 2015 6:48 pm
Andrew156
Andrew156
4 November 2015

Old Faux brick cladding

Old Faux brick cladding

Any ideas what I could do with this old cladding to stop moisture getting in at all? Cheers

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Andrew156
Nov 04, 2015 9:06 pm
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
1 November 2015

3 month old house, many cracks on cornices. Is it normal?

3 month old house, many cracks on cornices. Is it normal?

I would put this in writing with supporting photo evidence & request that they inspect & monitor the house for movement. You need to advise IN WRITING & keep diary notes…

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Slab Heave Recipient
Nov 01, 2015 9:56 pm
leni
leni
25 October 2015

Square set ceiling

Square set ceiling
1, 2

Wow such a huge variation in price!

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leni
Oct 25, 2015 10:55 pm
leni
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 October 2015

Concrete path crack, who's fault?

Concrete path crack, who's fault?

Unfortunately, there isn't much more you can do except wait and see if its gets worse or if further new cracking occurs, it is a case of determining why, how and who is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 22, 2015 7:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Mr Bardia
Mr Bardia
13 October 2015

What are noggings and how to install them?

What are noggings and how to install them?

Definitely put some in where you will be hanging things, which is everywhere! Im re gyp-rocking our whole house and adding them while i go, its very handy. Really beefed…

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Mr Bardia
Oct 13, 2015 8:54 pm
nelleebellee
nelleebellee
18 September 2015

Help please - will our dining table fit in this space?!

Help please - will our dining table fit in this space?!

Lol, just saw your picture...it wasn't loading for me before. I think that it will be fine as long as the chairs don't sit out too far (ie. they push all the way in). You…

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nelleebellee
Sep 18, 2015 6:12 pm
nelleebellee
juski
juski
14 September 2015

House+Land vs purchasing land and engaging builder

House+Land vs purchasing land and engaging builder

Thanks for your responses, everyone! The builder's rep said that the extra cost was for additional siteworks and higher ceilings (though in the description the ceiling…

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juski
Sep 14, 2015 11:45 am
juski
JakkiT
JakkiT
3 September 2015

Hickinbotham Harrington Alfresco

Hickinbotham Harrington Alfresco

I haven't, we are building the Adelaide MKII Alfresco with some changes. I quite like the Harrington though. I would maybe add some more space as the study/bed 4 is quite…

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JakkiT
Sep 03, 2015 1:18 am


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