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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 3:39 pm

Hi all Long time reader here, first time poster. My Mum bought a house a few years back and the downpipes off the bullnose verandah basically just went about a meter…

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Schmo
Jun 16, 2024 8:52 am
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
16 June

Changing roof truss spacing for skylights?

Changing roof truss spacing for skylights?

A qualified structural engineer is needed to check the new spacing for the current trusses/roof battens sizes and if required design extra truss each side of the opening…

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Eng. B A
Jun 16, 2024 4:49 am

Building a pool for a battleaxe plot

Building a pool for a battleaxe plot

Not a battle axe block, but I did house first then pool, but only becasue I knew I'd have around 2.4m width down the side of the house for an excavator and a skid steer.…

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KnockItDown
Jun 15, 2024 12:11 pm
KnockItDown
nickmaj
nickmaj
14 June

Landscaper to Avoid - Victoria

Landscaper to Avoid - Victoria

Thats rough, good luck.

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nickmaj
Jun 14, 2024 4:32 pm
lukazi
lukazi
14 June

Downpipe dischargin next to carport wall

Downpipe dischargin next to carport wall

Thanks so much! So i really need to run this pipe into a soakwell? Any idea of how much it costs to install a small soakwell with piping?

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lukazi
Jun 14, 2024 9:03 am
jagberg
jagberg
14 June

How do I edit and delete photos

How do I edit and delete photos

Usually, there should be an edit option visible when you view your post. If it’s not showing up, it might be worth checking if there are any…

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jagberg
Jun 14, 2024 2:29 am
Benny123
Benny123
13 June

Box gutter

Box gutter

My query is whether anyone has suggestions on if/how anything can be done with this setup. Forget the budget.

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Benny123
Jun 13, 2024 2:27 pm
syau
syau
11 June

Mojo Homes site costs

Mojo Homes site costs

Hi Jersey boy, How did you go with the site costs?

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syau
Jun 11, 2024 10:45 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
11 June

FACADES Upvc cladding / brick / foam render

FACADES Upvc cladding / brick / foam render

your builder would be able to answer that question accurately based on plan.

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ponzutwo
Jun 11, 2024 11:36 am
dotty
dotty
11 June

Sourcing cheaper priced paint?

Sourcing cheaper priced paint?

For 5 - 10L, you've dwindled your savings by the time you've spent researching.

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dotty
Jun 11, 2024 10:01 am
Mofflepop
Mofflepop
10 June

Electric sliding gate at driveway

Electric sliding gate at driveway

Hello all, After some recommendations for Brisbane or SE Qld companies who do electric sliding gates. I have no idea what my limitations are (block width is 15 metres…

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Mofflepop
Jun 10, 2024 6:58 pm
Mofflepop
CallyNoon
CallyNoon
9 June

Risk of signing contract before soil test

Risk of signing contract before soil test

Oh ok, we had soil test done before demolition.

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CallyNoon
Jun 09, 2024 3:34 pm
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
9 June

Building on a lot with fill, have retaining wall over 6ft hi

Building on a lot with fill, have retaining wall over 6ft hi

If level one compaction/certified, this is generally can be found on as it has been compacted as per Australian Standards. The soil report should state the certificate of…

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Eng. B A
Jun 09, 2024 5:22 am
Bk3064
Bk3064
7 June

Omni built homes brisbane - builders feedback

Omni built homes brisbane - builders feedback

Thanks , we decided to go with them now in the process of designing, yes I agree they are super flexible with design and super flexibility with our needs , anyway one…

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Bk3064
Jun 07, 2024 3:43 pm
rjn
rjn
7 June

PREcast CONCRETE HOUSE BUILDER GOLDCOAST

PREcast CONCRETE HOUSE BUILDER GOLDCOAST

hi looking for extension of house carport and on back of house with precast concrete . any gd builder in Goldcoast?

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rjn
Jun 07, 2024 2:49 pm
jagberg
jagberg
7 June

soffits dont reach fascia Help to fix

soffits dont reach fascia Help to fix

If the soffits don't reach the fascia after replacing them, consider installing a J-channel or a trim piece to cover the gaps. Another option is to…

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jagberg
Jun 07, 2024 2:31 am
kancy
kancy
6 June

Incomplete Building Project

Incomplete Building Project

Hello, Recently I have also been looking for builder insurance companies in Australia and found a few suggestions on Google. I came across a leading company named Dwelcom…

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kancy
Jun 06, 2024 11:37 pm

Drainage help back yard

Drainage help back yard

Hi All, Built a new home in 2022 the backyard had some drainage issues with the backyard flooding, I got a plumber out and they installed 3 storm water drains and plumbed…

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JSESTAGE1B
Jun 05, 2024 7:00 pm

Subdividing

Subdividing

Hi Carma The subdivision process for a duplex is completely seperate to construction. In NSW in some areas you have to apply to council for the subdivision and in some…

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Ashington Homes
Jun 05, 2024 5:52 am
Ashington Homes

framing issue

framing issue

Is that a party wall for a duplex?

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Ashington Homes
Jun 05, 2024 5:44 am
Ashington Homes

Help with how to remove two granite boulders on vacant land

Help with how to remove two granite boulders on vacant land

I'd try posting it on airtasker. I am sure you will find someone willing do take them for a couple of hundred $

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Ashington Homes
Jun 05, 2024 5:41 am
Ashington Homes

I am looking at replacing some overhead power cable and I am trying to work out what gauge of cable this is so I can price it. The outer edge of the sheath has a diameter…

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Othello
Jun 05, 2024 2:30 am
Louise92
Louise92
3 June

Tree Removal on easement - help

Tree Removal on easement - help

Hey Beth In a similar situation and also in Kingston council. May I ask how you went please? Thank you

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Louise92
Jun 03, 2024 10:32 pm

I am currently doing a bathroom renovation and want to put in a window that is narrow than the current one in a brick opening. Can I fit the window on the bottom noggin…

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Bigdog7676
Jun 03, 2024 6:14 pm
Jibbah24
Jibbah24
2 June

Can I use plans purchased online....?

Can I use plans purchased online....?

The plan (excuse the pun) ideally is to do just that and take the basic floor plans and elevations that we have bought and have a draftsman replicate them to comply prior…

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Jibbah24
Jun 02, 2024 7:28 pm

GIFTED LAND/FHB HOME LOAN

GIFTED LAND/FHB HOME LOAN

Hi there, I hope someone can give me some insight into a (very lucky) situation I'm dealing with. My Mum was gifted property by my grandfather after he passed. My…

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alwaysanxious
Jun 01, 2024 4:36 pm
alwaysanxious
Kessy
Kessy
31 May

Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect
1, 2

So sorry for what your going through. It's quite stressful as everyone puts their life savings into a home only for builders to rush jobs and not provide quality homes…

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Kessy
May 31, 2024 6:13 pm

Roof Plumbing - no compliance certificate ?

Roof Plumbing - no compliance certificate ?

Hi Sillysausage1900, Hope all is well. I came across this forum as Im somewhat same situation with you regarding Roof Plumbing certificate requirement. Im requesting a…

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DelmarDimay
May 31, 2024 2:29 pm

Fence issues with neighbour

Fence issues with neighbour

Rule of thumb the sides and rear fences are required for privacy and exclusive use of the back yard. There is a mutual benefit to BOTH neighbours so it is a shared…

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BuildingandLegal
May 31, 2024 12:46 am
BuildingandLegal

Structafloor/subfloor laying question 3600x800 sheets.

Structafloor/subfloor laying question 3600x800 sheets.

As above, you will need to trim your sheet to land on the joist, also make sure you are running your length at right angles to the joists

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BuildingandLegal
May 31, 2024 12:40 am
BuildingandLegal

Concrete query!

Concrete query!

You might want someone to check your vinyl, the red of the floor and the way the vinyl has torn, it would be the right age to be asbestos vinyl. The moisture is an issue,…

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BuildingandLegal
May 31, 2024 12:37 am
BuildingandLegal
Pulse
Pulse
27 May

Subfloor wetness

Subfloor wetness

is it wet to touch? could it be dried floor coating from above?

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Pulse
May 27, 2024 6:28 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
26 May

Open wood fireplace

Open wood fireplace

I have had a free standing wood heater in my home for the past 25 years. It didn't get used much at all ( maybe only 20 times per year) for the initial 20 years as we had…

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oldchippy
May 26, 2024 11:36 am

Feasibility on cancelling my unethical builder's license

Feasibility on cancelling my unethical builder's license

Why isn't Darbecca advising you? You could go through the whole process and find that VBA merely reprimands the builder. You now have not enough money left on the contract…

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building-expert
May 25, 2024 9:00 am
building-expert

Repairs Compliance after Storm damage

Repairs Compliance after Storm damage

Hi all, I have a lovely two story mid century house built 1962 with flat roof, box gutters and wide eaves. Unfortunately a tree came down on one corner and damaged a 4m x…

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pritchard.david.john
May 23, 2024 8:25 pm
vivi1907
vivi1907
23 May

Permit for driveway

Permit for driveway

We are building with Metricon which include the driveway. We closed the existing driveway and open new one. They told us that we need to get permit from transport nsw and…

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vivi1907
May 23, 2024 7:02 am

thanks chippy! here is the back of the wall which has not been backfilled yet. Here is the same back of the wall taken from the other end, behind the steps. As you…

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robertye112
May 22, 2024 5:32 pm

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2, 3

Pretty sure they have atleast 3 developments going now and Nelson rdis only 2 yrs behind. They are delaying everyone with every excuse under the sun and almost never reply…

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disgruntled56
May 21, 2024 2:48 pm

How to obtain certificates if my builder went into liquidati

How to obtain certificates if my builder went into liquidati

Hi Kristen24 I am so sorry that you are going through this. Other than losing money this is the worst part of a builder going broke and I can't believe he is holding…

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Ashington Homes
May 21, 2024 5:24 am
Ashington Homes

Any experience with Dwelcom

Any experience with Dwelcom

Hey Mate, I faced the same issue that you are facing. My builder left my house incomplete after going through liquidation. In…

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William Noah
May 20, 2024 3:46 pm
lukazi
lukazi
20 May

Landscaping ideas

Landscaping ideas

Hi guys, We recently purchased a house and the frontyard is in an average condition. See pictures in the links below. Issues: 1. Pavers are uneven (marked in yellow) and…

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lukazi
May 20, 2024 11:01 am

Hoping someone can help. It's a 30 year old brick veneer house with a negative slope from the street. There's no effective drainage here except for a rubble pit at the…

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LorenClayton17
May 20, 2024 4:17 am

Please help me understand sewage plan

Please help me understand sewage plan

You need to locate those 2 manholes ( the black circles) and run a string line between them They may be covered in dirt or plants but do some hunting and you will…

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Ashington Homes
May 17, 2024 6:33 am
Ashington Homes

Hijacking this post as its relevant to my situation (VIC). My garage wall is on zero boundary and my neighbour's land (build hasnt started) has a little slope towards my…

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ck14
May 16, 2024 11:12 am

Screed First Timer

Screed First Timer

Keen for an update. How did you get on with your 2nd balcony?

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Ashington Homes
May 16, 2024 3:56 am
Ashington Homes
Frazer
Frazer
13 May

Termite in Tassie oak flooring.

Termite in Tassie oak flooring.

Hi all, I am seeking some perspective on my position, I have encountered termite damage, old damage and some active termites in flooring Thenkfully then dont seem to have…

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Frazer
May 13, 2024 11:40 am

Builder that hasnt been paid final payment

Builder that hasnt been paid final payment

Hey Buddy I am so sorry to hear. I have been going through something very similar. In our case a client owed us circa $200k for the final payment and moved in without…

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Ashington Homes
May 13, 2024 5:31 am
Ashington Homes
Steve J
Steve J
12 May

First Avenue Homes Experience

First Avenue Homes Experience

So it seems like they just take on a lot of projects to get the cashflow for their own builds. COULDN'T AGREE MORE

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Steve J
May 12, 2024 10:27 pm
Splashers
Splashers
12 May

Yucca Aloifolia - Plant around House Foundation

Yucca Aloifolia - Plant around House Foundation

They are called Yukkas for a reason, they are Yuk, But yes remove them as they are very invasive root system. They should not be planted at all.

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Splashers
May 12, 2024 9:40 am
Splashers

Amazing, you have definitely put my mind at ease, so thank you for that! With weep holes being in contact with soil, is this an issue when it comes to termites? Anything…

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lukazi
May 11, 2024 2:27 pm

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