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General Discussion topic dumping

Hi everyone! Now I'm building a house with my husband so I'm so happy that found

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teryhos
Oct 26, 2021 7:47 am

Information on building a small home

Information on building a small home

Some time requirements, such as council approvals, can be the same irrespective of the type of build and the size of the house. The build, however, should be quicker.

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arcadelt
Oct 26, 2021 8:38 pm

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Hi Greatwabbit Can I ask what was the outcome of the rejection on DA application as we are facing the same situation. We are in Pitwater council, could you tell us the…

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Anita275
Oct 26, 2021 7:51 pm

We have 9kw solar and just use normal storage hws, it has a 2.4kw element retrofitted, so draws 10A on a timer 9:30-4pm, 4 people in house. Cylinder is 25yrs old. This was…

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Pulse
Oct 26, 2021 7:30 pm

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?
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nearC Yes, we had lots of variations and upgrades we wanted even before colours (As we were told this would be addressed in colours) HIA draft given to us today and…

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Haddie
Oct 26, 2021 6:49 pm

planning permit and building permit

planning permit and building permit

Hi Guys, just wants to know what private certifier does? I am planning to building a decking and a pergola in 3beds townhouse…

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mech2201
Oct 26, 2021 10:05 am

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone know what the rust colour stain is on my lounge walls and how do I fix it? Many thanks in advance

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Georgehannaford
Oct 26, 2021 6:55 am
wagga123
wagga123
Yesterday

Security window film

Security window film

Hello All. Interested to hear feedback on this product. In particular, does it actually stop entry into a dwelling if smashed. Thanks.

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wagga123
Oct 25, 2021 3:43 pm

Landscapers Greater Sydney?

Landscapers Greater Sydney?

Hi Dr341 Are you budgeting in the $200,000 plus range? if so I can recommend a few groups If you are more in the $20-50,000 range I have great company as well. Just…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 3:23 pm
Ashington Homes
Train-lhdm
Train-lhdm
Yesterday

Strata lawyer in Sydney

Strata lawyer in Sydney

Thank you Simeon

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Train-lhdm
Oct 25, 2021 11:05 am
AseDE
AseDE
Yesterday

Metricon Heble Pannels

Metricon Heble Pannels

Hi All, Is anyone built or noticed that what they provide with their double story constructions? Also, their render…

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AseDE
Oct 25, 2021 10:26 am
zaydenwood42
zaydenwood42
25 October

Office setup/study area

Office setup/study area

Hey, your post is interesting and touching at the same time. Sometimes to go with life as it comes is the only key to keeping away stress. Also, my gut feeling says you…

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zaydenwood42
Oct 25, 2021 2:12 am

Hi All, A friend is thinking of buying an old property near Adelaide. He showed pictures of it and on one photo I noticed a bulge in the external wall, right where an…

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J-a-y
Oct 24, 2021 8:51 pm
sakgcaus
sakgcaus
24 October

Gold coast neighbour drainage

Gold coast neighbour drainage

Has anyone had any experience with dealing the the GCCC over drainage issues with a neighbour? While we are down hill from our neighbour and totally get that there will…

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sakgcaus
Oct 24, 2021 1:02 pm
moudzj
moudzj
24 October

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
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These council drawings comply - I know them. The issue is that you applied that drawing to your driveway, which you shouldn't have. Not necessary. 10% to the kerb is…

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moudzj
Oct 24, 2021 11:06 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 October

Painting asbestos

Painting asbestos

Yeah, we also had this problem and you're completely right

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Stewie D
Oct 24, 2021 6:32 am
alexp79
alexp79
22 October

Cost of new ceiling - help with expectations

Cost of new ceiling - help with expectations

In that case, it is at least 6x more expensive than market rate. Generally you should not be paying more than $50 per sqm even in Sydney.

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alexp79
Oct 22, 2021 2:58 pm

Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne

Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne

I also did some work for Kate Mcgauchie. Acted very nice and polite. Once I finished the work she stopped answering my calls and refused to pay me. A nasty piece of work.…

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Janey Anne Carter
Oct 22, 2021 11:45 am
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Dale26
Oct 21, 2021 5:26 pm
chippy
chippy
20 October

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Maybe I only work on quality builders sites. I've only ever seen Australian manufactured fibre cement board used on any site I've been on. I wouldn't put it past Chinese…

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chippy
Oct 20, 2021 10:08 pm
chippy
Mick1
Mick1
20 October

Don't build with Metricon

Don't build with Metricon

Our personal experience involved junior trades (some with no prior experience), trades rarely on site, trades not supervised, poor workmanship (gaping holes in roof),…

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Mick1
Oct 20, 2021 3:16 pm

In the "old" days, it made sense to divert to a toilet to reduce the household use of mains water because back then, cisterns were usually 12/13 litre single flush units.…

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SaveH2O
Oct 20, 2021 11:52 am
SaveH2O
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building-expert
Oct 19, 2021 9:51 pm
building-expert
Savagepuppy
Savagepuppy
19 October

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

I thought so too, thanks for the clarification. :)

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Savagepuppy
Oct 19, 2021 4:45 am
bashworth
bashworth
18 October

Current timber wait time

Current timber wait time

I was in my local Bunnings last week and they didn't have a single stick of 70 x 35 framing timber in stock longer than 900mm.

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bashworth
Oct 18, 2021 8:46 pm
bashworth
martin77
martin77
18 October

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Hi, I have recently bought a new townhouse which has a small backyard. Due to Basix requirements there are 3 x 2.5 meter water tanks which take up a large part of the…

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martin77
Oct 18, 2021 6:39 pm

With existing plumbing and windows, it's very difficult to add another room. If you are prepared to re-do all plumbing and windows, you might be able to add another…

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Jason526
Oct 18, 2021 2:36 pm
chippy
chippy
18 October

Garage wall construction

Garage wall construction

There are a number of reasons. Where are you building? Is the garage a zero lot wall? Are there eaves on the side of the garage?

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chippy
Oct 18, 2021 11:29 am
chippy
grbeattie
grbeattie
18 October

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Hey there, The Canterbury Grand looks amazing! Were there any issues adding the window to the pantry or ceiling speakers? Did you extend any walls/add doors…

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grbeattie
Oct 18, 2021 9:55 am
Omearahawks
Omearahawks
18 October

Developer cut and fill

Developer cut and fill

HI Guys/Girls, We purchased a block of land from a developer that had already had a cut and fill, the contract includes fences to boundary, the cut that was done has…

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Omearahawks
Oct 18, 2021 6:26 am
Kaypee
Kaypee
17 October

SBG Superior building group

SBG Superior building group

Anyone currently building their house with SBG? For us it's been close to 1 year since they started our build ( single storey house), so many delays and issues, even now…

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Kaypee
Oct 17, 2021 10:52 pm
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
17 October

How to split levels

How to split levels

It's bright because I hate dark houses and the kitchen is the brightest room in the house, it is in the middle of the house with no window, but it does have an 800mm…

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Allnamesrgone
Oct 17, 2021 5:33 pm

Hi, I'm thinking about converting the back of the house into a granny flat of sorts. There's currently a bathroom there, and on the other side of the wall to where the…

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jellybean.egg
Oct 16, 2021 8:45 am
building-expert
building-expert
15 October

Section 88k

Section 88k

I cannot express legal advice but it seems that if there is a drainage easement then you should have right to access it for drainage. It seems that you will have to make…

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building-expert
Oct 15, 2021 11:00 am
building-expert
Shereed
Shereed
14 October

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Hi Sierra, hope you still look at this forum. Can I have a look at how your place looks like. I am chooosing the same bricks but undecided on the roof colour.

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Shereed
Oct 14, 2021 10:27 pm
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chippy
Oct 14, 2021 9:08 pm
chippy
Farhana
Farhana
14 October

Fence

Fence

Timber fence painting Can anyone show any pictures of their timber fence painted in woodland grey or any other shade of grey? Monument looks too dark to me. Thsnks

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Farhana
Oct 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Jacinta Rich
Jacinta Rich
14 October

New Build Contracts

New Build Contracts

Thanks so much for your help and information. Jacinta

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 14, 2021 7:57 pm

Hi, Looking for some advice please. I've hung a boxing bag (aqua bag) from a steel 6x2 patio beam which spans about 5 metres at a slight angle. The bag weighs approx…

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Geordiebloke72
Oct 14, 2021 4:45 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
13 October

splashback tile lippage

splashback tile lippage

The kitchen company is responsible for their contractors' work including proper measurements and supervision, unless you have contracted each trade yourself individually.…

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Kippers01
Oct 13, 2021 6:46 am
Bardwrangler
Bardwrangler
12 October

Pooling Water under deck

Pooling Water under deck

The photo didn't upload properly. Here it is. https://imgur.com/a/5UFhNlR

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Bardwrangler
Oct 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Buds
Buds
12 October

Experience with DJ Roberts

Experience with DJ Roberts

No problems and I hope you get some answers sooner rather than later and it all gets worked out. Good luck.

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Buds
Oct 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Bianca74
Bianca74
11 October

Colorbond Roof

Colorbond Roof

Hi Shane, Further to Steve's post, I'd also be super keen to hear if it has been resolved and how. I had a listen to the audio and it sounds like our issue (although yours…

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Bianca74
Oct 11, 2021 3:55 pm

Has anyone had Godfrey Hirst carpet or Feltex (as I've been informed they're just the same company), and had issues with their newly laid carpet? Basically we had carpet…

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Bekahgk1414
Oct 11, 2021 10:31 am
SandyKS
SandyKS
11 October

Need Advice Urgently Please!

Need Advice Urgently Please!

I have an issues with landscaper. (1) He increases the rate in the invoice after accepting the quote he has given me. Can you Do that? For example, he gave me the rate…

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SandyKS
Oct 11, 2021 7:47 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 October

Electrician poor workmanship and property damage

Electrician poor workmanship and property damage

Kudos to you for the outcome but also for posting the update.

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SaveH2O
Oct 11, 2021 6:25 am
SaveH2O
Neowwwnnnnn
Neowwwnnnnn
10 October

Frontage requirements Deception Bay (Queensland) - Any Idea

Frontage requirements Deception Bay (Queensland) - Any Idea

Hi all, I have an approx. 680m sqm bloc and I am thinking about knocking down and rebuilding (Block is approx. 22 x 30) Can anyone advise what the frontage that I need…

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Neowwwnnnnn
Oct 10, 2021 7:08 pm
Neowwwnnnnn
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
10 October

Render over Moroka Bag and Paint

Render over Moroka Bag and Paint

gees you went to town with the pressure washer :) I think you could easily do that yourself. Now I stress this is not an area of expertise of mine ( we mainly use acrylic…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 10, 2021 9:24 am
Ashington Homes
Bekahgk1414
Bekahgk1414
10 October

Moroka Render peeling

Moroka Render peeling

As it also does it in very small patches on our garage, which isn't connected to the house or remotely close to the house.

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Bekahgk1414
Oct 10, 2021 9:17 am
Pulse
Pulse
9 October

Reno Concern - Only Nails to connect floor joists to beam

Reno Concern - Only Nails to connect floor joists to beam

They will probably come back and put joist hangers in later, they need to

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Pulse
Oct 09, 2021 1:41 pm

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