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Philip_Green
Philip_Green
25 September 2020

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Such a good point

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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Search for the electrical standards in the specific state. They are freely available.

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chippy
Jan 23, 2022 12:32 am
chippy

Recommend structural eng and concreter in Melbourne

Recommend structural eng and concreter in Melbourne

Hi guys, I have some cracks in my Melbourne property. I had it inspected by a structural engineer however he now seems too busy, also with poor communication. I also need…

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lukazi
Jan 22, 2022 6:33 pm

Hi, When comparing what you can build under a complying development certificate vs DA with the Northern Beaches Council NSW Can someone please assist what the rules are…

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elusiv
Jan 22, 2022 5:24 pm
Marge1
Marge1
20 h

New home build

New home build

Yes. Your absolutely right Kippers ( and Pulse). I am finding this all out. I was a little harsh with them at first but Then reached an agreement. Many thanks for the…

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Marge1
Jan 22, 2022 5:30 am
buttleradam15
buttleradam15
Yesterday

Cracking on beam joining with wall - concern ?

Cracking on beam joining with wall - concern ?

You can introduce a mesh between the beam and the wall say about 150 mm width throughout the joint before plastering. This will…

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buttleradam15
Jan 22, 2022 1:13 am

Bad Concrete Pour

Bad Concrete Pour

How to plan a good concrete pour and avoid a bad one 1.Make sure you and the trades have the full engineering details and specifications beforehand 2.Have the compaction,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 21, 2022 11:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
pw168
pw168
Yesterday

Awnings on Hebel

Awnings on Hebel

I’m also interested in installing a retractable awning on my Hegel wall. Please PM me details of the Hegel rep. Thanks in advance. Cheers Paul

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pw168
Jan 21, 2022 11:35 pm
Pulse
Pulse
Yesterday

Multipurpose Media Room Design/Layout Advice

Multipurpose Media Room Design/Layout Advice

I’d go for a TV at that distance, more flexible, and better blacks. I’d put a tv distribution hub in the cabinet , then run rg6 to other tv pints around the house,…

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Pulse
Jan 21, 2022 8:29 pm
Base
Base
21 January

Canberra - why no building contracts act for ACT?

Canberra - why no building contracts act for ACT?

While building in the ACT I experienced multiple frustrating moments as the builder was using a great degree discretion (in his favour) in the interpretation of some…

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Base
Jan 21, 2022 11:13 am

Steel shortages?

Steel shortages?

Hey mike0083 Welcome to the forum Unfortunately there are a few price increases targeted before the elections Even if you have signed a contract, unless the slabs down…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 20, 2022 10:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Budapest
Budapest
20 January

FSR - Right of Carriageway

FSR - Right of Carriageway

My (very limited) understanding is that it depends on how the battle axe is split up. If you have a 'common property' like this (https://ibb.co/Smwgqqf) both 37 and 37A…

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Budapest
Jan 20, 2022 9:07 am
Misho
Misho
19 January

Short courses

Short courses

Thanks for the comments. would be great to know if there short hands on courses where a trade expert can show you physically basics of paint, tiling ...etc.

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Misho
Jan 19, 2022 5:23 pm

Moving retaining wall

Moving retaining wall

Hey @Emily94 Welcome to the forum Your plan shows Drainage and Sewer pipes adjacent to the boundary , so that may be the reason why the retaining walls are set back off…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 18, 2022 9:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Ethical conduct or no?

Ethical conduct or no?

Other than point you in the right direction with regards to the questions you need to ask and answers you need to seek... Here 1. Get sand penetrometer ( soil compaction)…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 17, 2022 10:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Kippers01
Kippers01
17 January

Neighbour trespassing on our property to remove plants again

Neighbour trespassing on our property to remove plants again

You neighbour has trespassed and damaged / stolen your property despite your assurance you would trim the the plant. Ask them to fix it or compensate you to make it right.

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Kippers01
Jan 17, 2022 8:26 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
17 January

Leaning steel piers

Leaning steel piers

Suggest you check the moisture levels in the subfloor, house, and cupboards. Sloping block, concreted subfloor, poor constuction, strange repairs, and forced ventilation…

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Kippers01
Jan 17, 2022 8:16 am

Sorry for the delay but I am restricted at the moment. You have provided great information that also indicates you have done your homework. I will provide information…

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SaveH2O
Jan 15, 2022 1:09 am
SaveH2O
CBee
CBee
14 January

Dulux colour match for polytech cafe cream

Dulux colour match for polytech cafe cream

Just in response to my own question in case anyone ever has the same question. Ha! I got a sample of polytech cafe cream matt and compared it to some of my dulux paint…

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CBee
Jan 14, 2022 8:57 pm
Bcr83
Bcr83
14 January

Retaining wall & council woes what next

Retaining wall & council woes what next

Long story as these things usually are. Approved plan has a retaining wall adjacent to side boundary. Engineering details are included etc. my block side boundary…

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Bcr83
Jan 14, 2022 2:57 pm

Spec Builders for 12m wide property

Spec Builders for 12m wide property

NSW CDC guidelines allow 55% of land size which would be 290. Council is 55% of buidable area which does include setback requirements hence the smaller build area.

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FinallyFoundAHome
Jan 14, 2022 12:43 pm
gunny
gunny
13 January

Tile look colorbond roof

Tile look colorbond roof

We need colorbond roof due to low roof pitch. Can someone recommend or provide links to suppliers who might be selling tile look colorbond roof material?

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gunny
Jan 13, 2022 7:44 pm
aussieta
aussieta
13 January

Painting discovered under wallpaper! how to peel off?

Painting discovered under wallpaper! how to peel off?

you work in arts and heritage yet ask internet randoms for advice i would have thought you were the experts

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aussieta
Jan 13, 2022 5:44 pm
aussieta
DesignerBuilder
DesignerBuilder
13 January

Career change into building design

Career change into building design

Hi all, I'm strongly considering a career change into building design (away from industrial design), and looking for opinions of the industry from anyone that is, or…

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DesignerBuilder
Jan 13, 2022 12:16 pm

"Be Very carful of your estimating" Builder goes broke

"Be Very carful of your estimating" Builder goes broke

Can't believe the tassie government removed Insolvency insurance from building contracts? Great advice from the MBA everyone should be checking their material Estimates…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 13, 2022 9:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
fritzi
fritzi
12 January

Brunfelsia white caps

Brunfelsia white caps

Hi everyone. About 10 years ago I bought a Brunfelsia undulata White Caps. It had the most beautiful white trumpet flowers with an amazing night fragrance. And then I…

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fritzi
Jan 12, 2022 11:08 pm
sjacob
sjacob
12 January

Cancel Land Contract

Cancel Land Contract

Thank you, unfortunately no they werent allowing it and i didn't push at the time Good idea, i'll check with the agent. I'd assume the would just say you would lose the…

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sjacob
Jan 12, 2022 4:59 pm
Brett0004
Brett0004
12 January

Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?

Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?

Just to add to this we have been in our new home now in Perth for 12 months. It is 320m2 total, normal WA construction colourbond roof but with full anticon insulation…

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Brett0004
Jan 12, 2022 3:35 pm
Brett0004
Brett0004
12 January

Flapping Noise Coming Through From Exhaust Fans

Flapping Noise Coming Through From Exhaust Fans

Yours would be the same as ours as we were through Momu as well, in the end I took of the grill, pulled down the fan removed the screws and took out the damper as it was…

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Brett0004
Jan 12, 2022 9:58 am
U2pies
U2pies
11 January

House colors

House colors

Hey there Helen. Just wondering how your house turned out? We are also about to build using Colorbond Surfmist and keen to hear how others find it. Cheers, Julie

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U2pies
Jan 11, 2022 6:15 pm

Rendered Wall

Rendered Wall

You have moisture migrating up through the slab, probably due to the builder failing to install the vapour barrier to the face of the slab edge as required (not just to…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 11, 2022 4:22 pm

Builder’s extra charges on fixed-price contract

Builder’s extra charges on fixed-price contract

Where does it say that in a MBA or HIA contract? Here If the builders owns copyright on their drawings, data and invoices, what are you going to check, when, how and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 11, 2022 9:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 January

Cracked roof tiles

Cracked roof tiles

Good result and good on Boral for coming to the party for nix. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 10, 2022 5:26 pm
Jason526
Jason526
10 January

Flooring costs

Flooring costs

It does seem a little high. My hybrid flooring of 180m2 quoted $8300 for supply and install. It is from an independent floor guy. You could get a few more quotes to compare.

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Jason526
Jan 10, 2022 11:39 am
Jklug
Jklug
7 January

Thanks for all your feedback - we'd love to hear more!

Thanks for all your feedback - we'd love to hear more!

Hi everyone - a little while ago I asked for your thoughts on the experience you had planning and managing a renovation you…

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Jklug
Jan 07, 2022 10:04 am
aussieta
aussieta
7 January

Connect washing machine outlet to under the sink

Connect washing machine outlet to under the sink

it wont work the volume of water needs a 19mm pipe they cannot be connected to dishwasher nipple fitting

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aussieta
Jan 07, 2022 7:20 am
aussieta
homeone388
homeone388
6 January

Fence

Fence

Basalt semi gloss on timber and colorbond fence with ozito electric gun. Great little tool but paint needs to be thinned by around 80/20 water. Paint from APCO paints in…

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homeone388
Jan 06, 2022 2:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 January

Fall calculate

Fall calculate

Not all title plans provide levels so often the only accurate way of assessing fall is a proper survey. Here is a link to understanding survey plans…

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bashworth
Jan 06, 2022 10:44 am
bashworth
newbuilder49
newbuilder49
5 January

Advice on an Old Outdoor Oyster Lamp

Advice on an Old Outdoor Oyster Lamp

Does anyone know what happened to the internals of this oyster…

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newbuilder49
Jan 05, 2022 11:20 pm
Jklug
Jklug
5 January

Research on Renos recently completed, and ones in the works

Research on Renos recently completed, and ones in the works

Thank you to everyone who has completed this survey, we love seeing your responses, and comparing them to our own experience of renovating our place. Please take a look…

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Jklug
Jan 05, 2022 11:07 pm
twotwopig
twotwopig
5 January

Custom Build - Floor Plan REVIEW PLS

Custom Build - Floor Plan REVIEW PLS

Just my personal preference but I wouldn't like to put my bed under a window, from the looks of it, your masterbed room, the bed will have to be under the under and facing…

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twotwopig
Jan 05, 2022 8:41 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 January

Building Healthy Buildings

Building Healthy Buildings

Best option is to use Radmyx concrete additive during the pour in addition to plastic barrier (which sometimes gets damaged). When using Radmyx solution there no need to…

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alexp79
Jan 05, 2022 4:14 pm
Jessikajade
Jessikajade
5 January

Site Costs for Spoil Removal

Site Costs for Spoil Removal

Ok Thankyou for your reply. It is worded that the $3000 and the $2000 and part of the amount charged, are for Spoil Removal and doesn't mention excavation costs. A lot of…

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Jessikajade
Jan 05, 2022 11:16 am
Quercus50
Quercus50
5 January

Queensland builder's contract issues.

Queensland builder's contract issues.

Thank you so much, that is very helpful!

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Quercus50
Jan 05, 2022 10:40 am

Awning installation fibro home

Awning installation fibro home

I would be suggesting you ask the supplier for an installer. The home based on age and the type of construction is asbestos sheeting over hardwood timber frames. So…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 04, 2022 5:25 pm
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
4 January

Ticking Noise Inside A Wall

Ticking Noise Inside A Wall

Hope that finds the cause. With our house the ticking would 'never' be heard at night, it was only during changes in temperature during the day but it wasn't as regular…

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Allnamesrgone
Jan 04, 2022 5:09 pm

NSW Apartment/Class3 Entry Doors.

NSW Apartment/Class3 Entry Doors.

Your apartment, does "the" door open onto a common hall? is the hall enclosed within the building or an open hall (open on the sides - external walk way?). On the hinge…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 04, 2022 5:00 pm

Damage to Brickwork - cause?

Damage to Brickwork - cause?

Photos 2, 3 & 5 are showing signs of acid damage to the face of the bricks due to being left on too long or to high acid ratio. I would suggest contact the brick supplier,…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 04, 2022 4:51 pm

Water feed to house

Water feed to house

The supply comes from the meter/tank to the structure, up the outside wall generally to the height of the bottom plate of the timber/steel frame for cavity brick…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 04, 2022 4:25 pm

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