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Agape
Agape
21 January 2014

Living in a Golf Estate - SCR (broken windows etc...)

Living in a Golf Estate - SCR (broken windows etc...)

We have a number of friends who back onto golf courses. As a previous poster stated, it really depends on the layout of the golf course in relation to your house. My…

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Agape
Jan 21, 2014 3:07 pm
Mezzo
Mezzo
21 January 2014

Architect for split level home required

Architect for split level home required

Hi all. Long time reader, first time poster. Thank you for this excellent resource. I've finally purchased a block and am now on the lookout for an architect who has…

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Mezzo
Jan 21, 2014 2:06 pm
Heyfield
Heyfield
21 January 2014

Trying to save on build costs

Trying to save on build costs

Hi I'm interested to views from people that have already done the comparisons. Going to build a house in Heyfield and was asking if building walls from other products is…

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Heyfield
Jan 21, 2014 12:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 January 2014

Advice Please, Sub-surface Water Problem

Advice Please, Sub-surface Water Problem

I'd try and find the spring for sure before you start any building. Dampness is one thing ( and it is surprising how long roots can keep the soil damp ) but ponding water…

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Stewie D
Jan 21, 2014 9:47 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
20 January 2014

twin skin roof.

twin skin roof.

Thanks Duke, but there is that stupid,useless, sisaltion paper in the way.

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oldchippy
Jan 20, 2014 6:20 pm
qebtel
qebtel
20 January 2014

Help - ideas for reasonably priced side gate.

Help - ideas for reasonably priced side gate.

I got an idea - do it yourself. You can erect a 1.8m high colorbond fence for around $60+ per metre all up. IT is not rocket science.

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qebtel
Jan 20, 2014 3:36 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 January 2014

show me your shoe rack/cabinet ... please?

show me your shoe rack/cabinet ... please?

This picture came up on Facebook.....looks good for a small…

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Saint Mike
Jan 20, 2014 11:22 am
Saint Mike

a very nice brick too: good choice!

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ugbug
Jan 20, 2014 10:06 am
ugbug
Mungos
Mungos
19 January 2014

Architect Designed House

Architect Designed House

Hi, I have been in this industry for over 20 years and my profession is architect/draftsperson/architectural engineer. I currently work as advisor to companies on how to…

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Mungos
Jan 19, 2014 9:46 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 January 2014

Corner of the house sinking

Corner of the house sinking

A building inspector would probably just recommend that you get either a structural or geotechnical engineer. These engineers usually work together. The structural…

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SaveH2O
Jan 19, 2014 10:40 am
SaveH2O
maximus
maximus
17 January 2014

Jims home inspection - Yay or Nay

Jims home inspection - Yay or Nay

I'm very happy with the Jim's francishee I used for my building inspection. The report is detailed, includes photos and references the relevant standards. My build is in…

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maximus
Jan 17, 2014 9:07 pm
maximus
Liliana
Liliana
17 January 2014

Object found in the overflow relief gully

Object found in the overflow relief gully

I can sometimes understand figures of speech! :wink:

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Liliana
Jan 17, 2014 3:23 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 January 2014

Who owns the information?

Who owns the information?

I agree with qebtel. H only did 2 bore hole tests one outside the building and thought that was enough. Very professional organisation they are. All these companies…

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Crazyk
Jan 16, 2014 8:34 pm
Crazyk
robbie_p
robbie_p
16 January 2014

Air con maintenance?

Air con maintenance?

i wonder if there is a way of finding out when it was lasted serviced?

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robbie_p
Jan 16, 2014 4:22 pm
Eelman
Eelman
15 January 2014

Monier horizon tile

Monier horizon tile

Thanks for the tip Robbie I'll give it a go

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Eelman
Jan 15, 2014 8:13 pm
farrica
farrica
15 January 2014

Renovations - No roof cavity/ceiling space DEAR GOD HELP ME

Renovations - No roof cavity/ceiling space DEAR GOD HELP ME

Yeah it is sorry. I thought home reno would be more appropriate as an after thought

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farrica
Jan 15, 2014 4:35 pm
Eelman
Eelman
15 January 2014

Bricks

Bricks

Hi Has anymore used gipps or darling austral bricks or know someone who has? If so are they happy with them Thanks

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Eelman
Jan 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
13 January 2014

Has anybody used diamond creek concreting?

Has anybody used diamond creek concreting?

Just make sure they are putting the correct roe for the application and make sure they don't just put it on the ground and actually have standoffs. Get 3 quotes if they…

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Crazyk
Jan 13, 2014 7:08 pm
Crazyk
qebtel
qebtel
13 January 2014

conveyensor

conveyensor

Your paying for a legal professional to ensure every I is dotted and t crossed so there's nothing missed. Done properly they should be asking more…

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qebtel
Jan 13, 2014 5:10 pm
ugbug
ugbug
13 January 2014

Wallara Waters/Wallan

Wallara Waters/Wallan
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Our build is almost finished in stage 9, I wonder if anyone else in stage 9 is on here?

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ugbug
Jan 13, 2014 4:17 pm
ugbug
lost and confused
lost and confused
13 January 2014

advise needed

advise needed

we are building in sydney, the agreement is construction drawings done and ready for DA, then he quotes on building and we can also get other quotes at that time. we are…

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lost and confused
Jan 13, 2014 3:28 pm
bpratt
bpratt
12 January 2014

Building a Shed to Live in for a few years.

Building a Shed to Live in for a few years.

If you plan on living in a shed, the councils that will allow it generally require it to have shower, toilet, food preparation area, all with running water and waste to a…

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bpratt
Jan 12, 2014 10:50 pm
Sanna
Sanna
12 January 2014

Getting a cubby from the neighbours: not so simple!

Getting a cubby from the neighbours: not so simple!

Hi so sorry but I'm laughing my head off! Ok so about 10 years ago we sold our cubby to strangers from what used to be the trading post! Our housed backed onto council…

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Sanna
Jan 12, 2014 8:44 pm
Sanna
Sanna
12 January 2014

Linen Cupboard

Linen Cupboard

All on your builder, some won't budge once they have started, hopefully you have a flexible builder who will throw it in, particularly if your spending $$$$$$$$$$ some of…

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Sanna
Jan 12, 2014 6:54 pm
seabreezewaikiki
seabreezewaikiki
12 January 2014

Trades or Company you used in Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard

Trades or Company you used in Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard

Hi, just after some recommendation on the trades/company you used in the Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard/Port Kennedy/Mandurah area (or nearby). We plan to do the following…

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seabreezewaikiki
Jan 12, 2014 5:39 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
12 January 2014

Closing off a dinning room with a stud wall

Closing off a dinning room with a stud wall

No expert here, but we have ornate cornices in some of our rooms. 'Most' (or some) styles can be purchased (google). You would just need to cut it/mitre it and make sure…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 12, 2014 4:51 pm
greatch
greatch
12 January 2014

Price negotiations with volume builders

Price negotiations with volume builders

Hi maximus... thankyou a very helpfull tip. Best

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greatch
Jan 12, 2014 9:53 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
10 January 2014

Volume Builders...Who's who

Volume Builders...Who's who

Just wanted to let you guys know what I've found out about the who's who in the volume builder scene. VIC ONLY Homebuyers centre is with Boutique 8 Homes is with Urban…

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Crazyk
Jan 10, 2014 11:49 am
Crazyk
maximus
maximus
9 January 2014

Building home with a private builder SYDNEY

Building home with a private builder SYDNEY

Contract and private builders are really one and the same. ( although some specialise in specific types of home ) - some focus in $$$ builds - some do project-style…

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maximus
Jan 09, 2014 7:57 pm
maximus
snuck
snuck
8 January 2014

Rats in roof

Rats in roof

FYI - They HATE the smell of peppermint oil. If you know where they are tracking, pop some down. As well as Moth balls/napthalene - our shed is…

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snuck
Jan 08, 2014 9:51 pm
snuck
FionaT
FionaT
8 January 2014

Final walkthrough/what to expect?

Final walkthrough/what to expect?

Plunkett are new where I am so no display home.Brian I have bought one of your pci reports to take with us but might look into the cost of an inspector as well. Thanks for…

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FionaT
Jan 08, 2014 6:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 January 2014

Anyone used Leafbusters recently - 2013?

Anyone used Leafbusters recently - 2013?

The biggest problems are with the fine mesh leaf guards. You are better off having a mesh with wider apertures that won't block. I have seen weeds growing in fine mesh…

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SaveH2O
Jan 08, 2014 5:53 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 January 2014

Detecting ambiant level of asbestos

Detecting ambiant level of asbestos

Apparently asbestos is quite a heavy type of particle so unless you have a fair amount of unpainted fibro walls and ceilings that are constantly being brushed or scratched…

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Stewie D
Jan 08, 2014 1:34 pm
old womble
old womble
7 January 2014

Build not finished in time!

Build not finished in time!

I am about to have this issue too. Build completion date is supposedly 5/2/14 but we aren't even at lock up yet!! ::hyst:: Same company is buidling a house 2 houses away which…

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old womble
Jan 07, 2014 10:30 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 January 2014

Sewage waste law changes in victoria

Sewage waste law changes in victoria

There is not a lot you can do on the existing block unless the local water authority decides it will provide reticulated sewerage to your area. The only other option is…

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bashworth
Jan 07, 2014 9:46 pm
bashworth
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steevo
Jan 06, 2014 3:29 pm
bpratt
bpratt
5 January 2014

Are hallways a waste of space in a house design?

Are hallways a waste of space in a house design?
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If you can't "get rid of" the hallway, consider the idea of a door way to close the hallway off from the main family/living room, especially if you are either in cool or…

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bpratt
Jan 05, 2014 11:14 am

Hi All, I have an outdoor space that I am hoping to build some bench seats into (preferably as storage boxes too) but am unsure what materials would be best suited. As…

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McReidy
Jan 04, 2014 1:58 pm
McReidy
mwccl
mwccl
2 January 2014

Adding an extra tap in bathroom - Is it normal?

Adding an extra tap in bathroom - Is it normal?
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Thanks for all the replies. Will scrap the idea and just go for a mop and bucket!

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mwccl
Jan 02, 2014 3:06 pm
cinder
cinder
30 December 2013

Custom Builder Recommendations - MELBOURNE

Custom Builder Recommendations - MELBOURNE

I can recommend Highview Homes, been moved in for 3 weeks and it's truly our dream house. See my thread for details. FYI they build more of a classic look than the modern…

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cinder
Dec 30, 2013 9:27 am
cinder
Jays
Jays
29 December 2013

Bedfordale

Bedfordale

Establish a budget and then go talk to some boutique builders to see what options you can get for your money - that's part of the fun bit! Of the new land release there…

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Jays
Dec 29, 2013 12:08 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
29 December 2013

Water Proofing in Bathroom

Water Proofing in Bathroom

Sorry can't comment on the plaster side of things elemist, but just wanted to say 'good for you' on getting the problem resolved with your builder. I guess it is a bit of…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 29, 2013 9:57 am
bpratt
bpratt
28 December 2013

BAMBOO VS TILES!! THE FIGHT IS ON! EXPERIENCES PLEASE!

BAMBOO VS TILES!! THE FIGHT IS ON! EXPERIENCES PLEASE!
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YAO, Yet Another Opinion. :) We're about to start owner building our new house. Our last house for 28 years was carpeted everywhere except the wet areas. The rental we're…

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bpratt
Dec 28, 2013 4:23 pm
leni
leni
27 December 2013

Advice on orientation of house on our block

Advice on orientation of house on our block

I would position all living areas to north and have no windows to the west if possible. I think to do that you might need to reconsider the whole design. you need to…

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leni
Dec 27, 2013 3:15 pm
leni
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 December 2013

Timber flooring

Timber flooring

Timber doesn't move (expand,contract) much at all lengthwise. If you could could lay the flooring so as the ends of the boards abut the slab you could get away with…

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oldchippy
Dec 27, 2013 10:45 am


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