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Thilton01
Thilton01
11 September

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

in Toowoomba who is the best hardware for trade prices? especially hardwood. Simon's home hardware or Mitre10 ?

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Thilton01
Sep 11, 2018 9:51 am
mjulhes
mjulhes
19 June

Help for translate building vocabulary

Help for translate building vocabulary

Hello, I'm a french estimator for a timber construction, i'm trying to translate my resume but i have some problems with the english bulding vocabulary. If someone can…

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mjulhes
Jun 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Lorri
Lorri
10 November 2016

Is anyone building with Wilson Home Tas

Is anyone building with Wilson Home Tas

Hi, yes the links worked fine, it looks like they are getting on with it at .Yes I have facebook, will pm you on here. What a shame your rental didnt last until the house…

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Lorri
Nov 10, 2016 10:05 pm
Lorri

I'm not sure if the ones we get in Vic are made in SA but I am looking at using Biscotti too. Austral gave me a list and I could drive around and look at finished houses.

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cant decide
Oct 06, 2016 8:56 am
qebtel
qebtel
19 September 2016

Builders markup%

Builders markup%
1, 2

Ive said all I need to say here and dont want to get too off topic, but just on these two points bookkeeping in a basic sense of recording your…

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qebtel
Sep 19, 2016 11:26 am
Lorri
Lorri
31 August 2016

HELP urgent vanity question. Resolved!

HELP urgent vanity question. Resolved!

Hi the problem was resolved, because the builder did not show us any codes or paperwork to show why we can only use their items. Maybe when it comes to the actual build…

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Lorri
Aug 31, 2016 3:38 am
Lorri
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
21 July 2016

Builders bills

Builders bills

I agree with Stewie, I wouldn't be paying him anything else until he rectifies any issues, or at least makes an effort to and his future work is of a standard you're happy…

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Howyagoin
Jul 21, 2016 2:15 pm
Lorri
Lorri
5 July 2016

Help me!!Take the right step in building my first home

Help me!!Take the right step in building my first home

Hi, nice to see another person building in Tassie! I can't help much with your problem about the other house prices. I guess in 10 years time all the other houses in your…

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Lorri
Jul 05, 2016 9:15 pm
Lorri
sneakersss
sneakersss
5 May 2016

Render advice needed

Render advice needed

I think Colorbond Paperbark would be a closer match to River Gum Beige. You could then have your render in any colour since your bricks/garage combo is quite versatile. I…

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sneakersss
May 05, 2016 9:25 pm
sneakersss
Mute88
Mute88
3 April 2016

HOMEONE FORUM GUIDE AND FAQ.

HOMEONE FORUM GUIDE AND FAQ.
1, 2, 3

I’m impressed, This is excellent.

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Mute88
Apr 04, 2016 12:01 am
qebtel
qebtel
29 February 2016

Fence dispute

Fence dispute

Bad advice. Never do this, because you open yourself up to an adverse possession claim. ALWAYS build right on the boundary to protect title to your area.

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qebtel
Feb 29, 2016 2:18 pm
Lorri
Lorri
21 November 2015

Roads, not sure where to post

Roads, not sure where to post

Hi Beetaloo, I think I will stick to just grass around the house, I think I wouldn't like to spray but it's a good idea. Going to find out where that 100 my starts from…

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Lorri
Nov 21, 2015 8:56 pm
Lorri
Daz_
Daz_
31 October 2015

Kitchen and bathroom taps

Kitchen and bathroom taps

ohhh I assumed it was a shower mixer but maybe its not? If its just a basin mixer then its a straight swapover with whatever you choose!

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Daz_
Oct 31, 2015 6:14 pm
Daz_
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
11 August 2015

door on media / lounge room

door on media / lounge room

GThanks everyone, we have gone with 2x 720 cavity sliders I was happy with two double hinged doors and there was a miscommunication with builder and he did variation for…

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nat_luke1
Aug 12, 2015 12:02 am
Hayls
Hayls
19 May 2015

Avoiding unnecessary Council permits - Builder advice????

Avoiding unnecessary Council permits - Builder advice????

Thinking about building a little art studio or place to 'get away from home!' Instead of getting a container, or…

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Hayls
May 19, 2015 5:19 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 May 2015

Boiler room rule

Boiler room rule

The plumbing code would pertain only because of the hot and cold water pipes but the others as you mention are because of the flue etc so distances to flammable surfaces…

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Stewie D
May 17, 2015 1:27 pm
gandn
gandn
15 May 2015

Things you can do Yourself

Things you can do Yourself

I did a ton of ringing around about this recently. Generally, the builder won't cover damages or loss of owner supplied material from site. You…

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gandn
May 15, 2015 11:29 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 May 2015

Slab edge insulation

Slab edge insulation

No costs but you will find two methods of Slab insulation at this link. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/01/slab-insulation/

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bashworth
May 12, 2015 7:58 am
bashworth
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
9 May 2015

Building next to estuary/ river

Building next to estuary/ river

Glad you already have a good neighbor!!! ::lol::

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Treeseachanger
May 09, 2015 2:57 pm

Thanks Stewie. Will have to settle for trying to get a 3d of just the land. Maybe there is a simpler program out there for me to try…

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Lorri
Dec 11, 2014 7:37 pm
Lorri
qebtel
qebtel
4 August 2014

Issues to be aware of after tree impact???

Issues to be aware of after tree impact???

When the insurance assessor comes, ask him for his credentials. If he isnt a qualified structural engineer,and they arent going to get one in subsequently, that's your…

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qebtel
Aug 04, 2014 3:24 pm
bpratt
bpratt
25 June 2014

Running power from pole

Running power from pole
1, 2

Yes of course we would all love to be using solar instead of hooking up to the grid but unfortunately there are a few disadvantages *The panels…

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bpratt
Jun 25, 2014 9:44 pm
tas_katesh
tas_katesh
18 June 2014

HELP! Need to select feature render colour

HELP! Need to select feature render colour

I am after some opinions on what colour i should paint my render feature wall. I am hoping perhaps someone has used a similar colour theme to what i have chosen and has…

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tas_katesh
Jun 18, 2014 11:46 am
bpratt
bpratt
14 June 2014

How often do base cost of project homes go up ?

How often do base cost of project homes go up ?

I wish we could owner build but hubby says we are too old to do it,I just hate getting ripped off by anyone and know we will be at the prices…

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bpratt
Jun 14, 2014 9:58 am
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
13 April 2014

retrofit polished concrete flooring

retrofit polished concrete flooring

Seriously Ive looking at polished concrete for years. Its great but a bit of fashion ATM. I'd be looking into high quality Large polished tiles, I reackon they look even…

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Wandin Valley
Apr 13, 2014 6:49 am
Wandin Valley
kexkez
kexkez
12 April 2014

Electrical supply to my shed

Electrical supply to my shed

ok I think the discuss has reached a good conclusion. Given that a few seemed to have now decided to argue the point. it's time for this thread to be closed. Thank you…

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kexkez
Apr 12, 2014 4:54 pm
kexkez
wood bang
wood bang
4 March 2014

Cost to install a damp course

Cost to install a damp course

You may need to do a polymer injection system Cost ranges from $10k depending on the overall area

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wood bang
Mar 04, 2014 9:39 am
wood bang
qebtel
qebtel
5 December 2013

replacement of one rafter

replacement of one rafter

Sadly all too common in the building industry qebtel. I've seen far worse too like the idiot AC installer who cut through chords of five trusses…

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qebtel
Dec 05, 2013 2:26 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
14 October 2013

SmartFrame joist hangers?

SmartFrame joist hangers?

You may be able to use triple-grips. I've been using these for my decking and they may have enough holes to secure your joists down. Even if you had to drill a couple of…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 14, 2013 12:57 pm
E1109
E1109
30 September 2013

5 Amp Light Switches

5 Amp Light Switches

Pain to install-normal faceplate size is 114x73mm with 84mm mounting centres. For memory on a 80x80 plates the mounting centres are either 65 or 68mm. This will require a…

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E1109
Sep 30, 2013 11:12 pm
E1109
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 September 2013

Wayleave Easement

Wayleave Easement

I'm not sure of the exact rules governing a wayleave easement ( all I know is that it pertains to electrical companies access to their assets like poles substations etc )…

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Stewie D
Sep 27, 2013 7:40 am
Mattttt
Mattttt
10 August 2013

Paint burnt roofing iron??

Paint burnt roofing iron??

Hi all, we have just bought a fire damaged house and will be renovating it on a tight budget. The fire was in one corner of the house and mainly in the lounge room area.…

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Mattttt
Aug 10, 2013 10:42 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 July 2013

plumbing pipe size 130m length

plumbing pipe size 130m length

A qualified person who is licensed to do this work and issue the necessary compliance certificate would be able to advise if they chose to do so. Different fixtures have…

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SaveH2O
Jul 29, 2013 8:56 pm
SaveH2O
zircon
zircon
27 May 2013

Online Lighting Shops

Online Lighting Shops

I've got lights from micalighting.com.au before.

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zircon
May 27, 2013 9:57 pm
tezzab
tezzab
11 March 2013

Boundary is 5m out in new subdivision

Boundary is 5m out in new subdivision

Good to know you are not alone. As several lots are involved, it might be that the Developer can pressure the Golf Club to re-establish affected pegs. The Golf Club…

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tezzab
Mar 11, 2013 4:37 pm
tezzab
dnawa
dnawa
8 March 2013

Soakage Trenches - How much should they cost?

Soakage Trenches - How much should they cost?

Just had a Filtrex septic system installed this week in WA and with a 3200L main tank and a 1200L secondary tank with a pump and 2X 20M leech or soakage trenches the total…

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dnawa
Mar 08, 2013 10:06 pm
Medicoman
Medicoman
5 December 2012

Bags of cement per cubic metre

Bags of cement per cubic metre

Thanks for your prompt replies. Very helpful indeed. I don't have a concrete mixer and I am happy to use muscle and a wheelbarrow which I have done before. This time I…

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Medicoman
Dec 05, 2012 11:43 am
chripark69
chripark69
30 October 2012

First Time Buyers - What do we do

First Time Buyers - What do we do

Speak to your broker he should advise you. Ours did he was great.

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chripark69
Oct 30, 2012 9:02 pm
chripark69
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 October 2012

Recommend a building book for me!

Recommend a building book for me!

It is very easy to compare different building methods and materials via the internet and judge factors like R-values for wall insulation etc by comparing manufacturers…

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Stewie D
Oct 28, 2012 4:26 pm
Stormy
Stormy
29 August 2012

Deleting threads/posts! HELP

Deleting threads/posts! HELP

Hi Buffy, I have moved your thread out of public view. It can be replaced again at any time if you would like it to. We don't usually do this, unless there are…

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Stormy
Aug 30, 2012 12:06 am
Stormy
savewater2010
savewater2010
23 August 2012

HELP LPG instant gas hot water feedback please

HELP LPG instant gas hot water feedback please

Hey I've got a G26 HWS Chromagen branded. Recently my hot water in the shower the flow and pressure is so pathetic! I have to put the hot water tap on full and the cold…

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savewater2010
Aug 23, 2012 10:28 am
Richard1
Richard1
20 May 2012

Isolation valves and mixers

Isolation valves and mixers

Thanks Arfur - I'd just heard that they were compulsory, but you are correct, this house has isolation valves only on the kitchen & basins.

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Richard1
May 20, 2012 4:13 pm
bashworth
bashworth
10 October 2011

Planning Yuor Build

Planning Yuor Build

There are some electrical checklists here. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?page_id=235

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bashworth
Oct 10, 2011 11:55 am
bashworth
planfan
planfan
16 June 2011

Colorbond Colors Ironstone and Surfmist?

Colorbond Colors Ironstone and Surfmist?

Hi Have you looked at the colorbond website where you can change colours on a few different house elevations? We picked up samples at Mitre 10. Hmmm there's no option for…

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planfan
Jun 16, 2011 9:43 am
evo550
evo550
12 June 2011

hebel wall panel sealing

hebel wall panel sealing

Wouldn't the adhesive create a barrier between the slab and the hebel base. Sealing the base prior to fixing to the base, would only create issues for the adhesive.

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evo550
Jun 12, 2011 7:56 pm
Michelle
Michelle
1 May 2011

Advice please, building a federation style house

Advice please, building a federation style house

I agree with Jo, once you put the surfmist up against your red bricks, it will be very close to white. Especially in the sun. :wink:

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Michelle
May 01, 2011 7:57 pm
Michelle
sidingfran
sidingfran
10 December 2010

Siding Austin

Siding Austin

I have just recently replaced my siding in austin, however, the contractor that did it was terrible. I think they have installed it incorrectly. So now I really need some…

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sidingfran
Dec 10, 2010 4:59 pm

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