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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

Feasibility on cancelling my unethical builder's license

Feasibility on cancelling my unethical builder's license

Hi all, I am in the middle of a new home build in Templestowe, Victoria which has been a horror show and has dragged on for close to 2.5 years. The build is now stalled…

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t_lumpkins23
May 23, 2024 11:45 am

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
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kakaciii
May 18, 2024 12:37 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

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

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

Johal No need to stress. Your builder is correct. With good structural engineering your home will be fine. We use piers on 100% of our builds even if they are founded…

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Ashington Homes
May 17, 2024 6:22 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

Roof Plumbing - no compliance certificate ?

Roof Plumbing - no compliance certificate ?

I can totally relate to your shed project struggles—I recently tackled a similar ordeal, and it was quite the journey. Navigating through all those regulations and hoops…

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BarbaraHenry45
May 16, 2024 8:56 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

Stormwater pipe repair before concreting

Stormwater pipe repair before concreting

Thank you for your quick reply. Yes the joiner was a compliant item. I just wasn't sure if the pipe had to be completely replaced, or that the repair was compliant. Thanks…

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Ecobuilder
May 10, 2024 6:00 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 May

Damaged/repaired PVC pipe under concrete slab

Damaged/repaired PVC pipe under concrete slab

The coupling, which is made from flexible PVC, needs to comply with AS/NZS 4327 which specifies the requirements for metal banded flexible couplings used in low-pressure…

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SaveH2O
May 10, 2024 5:25 pm
SaveH2O

We recently moved into our new build. We have no idea what is happening as every wall has a perfectly straight horizontal line going through it. It stands out terribly.…

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Question11
May 10, 2024 12:47 pm

Colour assistance related to PermaTimber Cladding and entry

Colour assistance related to PermaTimber Cladding and entry

Thanks for the response. Also what entrance and garage door did you go with. Were you able to match the colors?

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tracenitin
May 09, 2024 5:53 am

This is the best I have, as it is plastered internally now. I should add there is a steel post in the corner of the room between the window and the glass sliding door,…

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FionaSmith
May 08, 2024 8:45 pm

Clarendon Boston or Saratoga

Clarendon Boston or Saratoga

It is Genneral stairs, but they won't deal with anyone off the street. They will only work with clients of project home builders. I tried to but some of these exact…

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Ashington Homes
May 08, 2024 6:25 pm
Ashington Homes
Ymous
Ymous
7 May

Rendered brick wall to colourbond roof over flashing

Rendered brick wall to colourbond roof over flashing

Coming back to this.... When installing a pressure flashing, what fixings would you use (please give a link) ? Above Pedro said nylon anchors. Anyone have a preferred…

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Ymous
May 07, 2024 10:43 am

Roof Leak Investigation

Roof Leak Investigation

pay some money and get a roof leak specialist

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building-expert
May 07, 2024 8:53 am
building-expert

Royal beige and Royal beige quarter

Royal beige and Royal beige quarter

Hi has anyone done Royal beige and royal beige quarter together on their walls? Quarter being the wall colour. Photos and opinions would be great 😊 Thank you

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kimmybee
May 06, 2024 7:13 pm

These are photos of small sections as I don’t want to identify myself yet. All frames in the house have cement/mortar all over them, have had for months & months.…

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SGT
May 06, 2024 8:20 am
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BuildingandLegal
May 05, 2024 6:36 pm
BuildingandLegal
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building-expert
May 05, 2024 10:52 am
building-expert

Advice please!

Advice please!

Hi, it's usually better to tile after the concrete work is done. Concreting first will usually provide an even surface for everything moving forward i.e., no unexpected…

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MarkusjOZ
May 05, 2024 10:12 am
MarkusjOZ

Thickening a wall with two different types of walls behind

Thickening a wall with two different types of walls behind

I might be misunderstanding.... but I would be more inclined to cut a section out from the cinder block wall and place the cistern in the cinder block wall. Very messy job…

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renovator_me
May 04, 2024 12:53 pm
jok50
jok50
4 May

Driveway

Driveway

Thank you Chippie for your input.

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jok50
May 04, 2024 8:25 am
jok50

Deleting threads/posts! HELP

Deleting threads/posts! HELP

Don't forget that Google and Bing as well as the internet archive may well cache your posts as well...

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MarkusjOZ
May 04, 2024 7:13 am
MarkusjOZ

Seeking Advice: House and Land Package on Subdivision Proper

Seeking Advice: House and Land Package on Subdivision Proper

I'm based in Adelaide and I'm considering purchasing a house and land package from Weeks Homes. I found a deal that looks good, but there's a complication: the land isn't…

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ajaypatil
May 03, 2024 7:36 pm

Gas line through a footing

Gas line through a footing

Hi all, I'm excavating a footing to build a front wall next to the footpath. I've excavated the footing (8 m long, 600 wide, 600 mm deep) and there is an old sleeved gas…

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mashed-potatoes
May 03, 2024 10:13 am
Hlab
Hlab
3 May

Thud (knock) noise coming from area between ceiling and roof

Thud (knock) noise coming from area between ceiling and roof

hi Mandar, I’ve been experiencing the same noise for over a year - to me it sounds like something snapping - did you ever get got the bottom of what was causing it?

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Hlab
May 03, 2024 8:20 am
FRR
FRR
3 May

Concrete pier required ?

Concrete pier required ?

Hi, I have some misplaced pier under edge beam issue. Need an independent expert to check and confirm if the rectification solution that the structural engineer provided…

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FRR
May 03, 2024 7:47 am
miteq
miteq
2 May

Landscaper to Avoid - Victoria

Landscaper to Avoid - Victoria

It pains me to do this, but I feel that I need to get the word out and ensure others don't have the same outcome as me. Avoid dealing…

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miteq
May 02, 2024 10:01 pm
miteq
chippy
chippy
2 May

Ceiling Joist/s Timber quality Question

Ceiling Joist/s Timber quality Question

It's MGP 10 which means every length has been machine graded to it's specified engineered strength. It may not look pretty and if you where hand picking your timbers you…

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chippy
May 02, 2024 8:46 pm
chippy

Advice getting concrete tile roof pressure washed

Advice getting concrete tile roof pressure washed

Hi all, My concrete tile roof (pictured here: https://imgur.com/a/d2GiHJH) over the last 5 years has gotten to the point it needs a clean. Unsure why previous owner…

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bullborts
May 02, 2024 7:42 pm
jimbo73
jimbo73
2 May

Removing rust from steel i beams

Removing rust from steel i beams

thanks, yes they are dry , thats a good idea with fish oil as sanding will be hard

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jimbo73
May 02, 2024 7:21 pm
naaeaus
naaeaus
29 April

Qartaba Homes Box HIll

Qartaba Homes Box HIll

I BOUGHT LAND HERE 71-73 BOUNDARY RD BOX HILL ANYONE KNOW THE ADMINISTRATOR'S CONTACT DETAILS TO CONTACT. QARTABA HOMES OFFICE NOT PICKING UP THE PHONE.

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naaeaus
Apr 29, 2024 7:04 pm
koffeetime
koffeetime
29 April

Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

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

We finished all our appointments late Feb I think. Our finance set us back, it took a while. Here is the rough timeline 1. go through all appointments (external…

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koffeetime
Apr 29, 2024 11:03 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
29 April

Double Brick homes

Double Brick homes

Just moved from a rental that was bearer and joist floor with double brick walls throughout. Worst house ever! Granted in Summer we didnt need any form of Air-Con to…

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KnockItDown
Apr 29, 2024 9:45 am
KnockItDown
chippy
chippy
27 April

Laminex Essastone Discontinued - What are some good alternat

Laminex Essastone Discontinued - What are some good alternat

Caesarstone, quantum zero, Q Stone zero, porcelain. All the manufacturers are pivoting into zero silica materials. Google any of those and have a look. Some are still…

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chippy
Apr 27, 2024 2:29 am
chippy
chippy
chippy
27 April

750mm wide joinery - drawers?

750mm wide joinery - drawers?

Pulse is correct. It's the trap that takes up space. The plan shows a vessel style basin so you don't have to worry about a basin inset, it's just the trap that the…

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chippy
Apr 27, 2024 2:15 am
chippy
Basher
Basher
25 April

Potential Water buildup under slab

Potential Water buildup under slab

Just removed 40 liters of water in the span of 2 hours. Water fills up the hole just above the seepage point and doesn't overflow.

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Basher
Apr 25, 2024 3:47 pm

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