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Thilton01
Sep 11, 2018 9:51 am

Raised surface at the corner

Raised surface at the corner

No. It's a raised surface....you can feel a bump on rubbing your hand against it

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JoePathan
Mar 21, 2019 11:13 pm

Burbank Review Vic Melbourne SE

Burbank Review Vic Melbourne SE

anyone building with Burbank Im about to sign a contract with them any reviews on quality and workmanship

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PapaFHB
Mar 21, 2019 10:36 pm

Help with privacy screen alfresco area

Help with privacy screen alfresco area

A row of large pots with a fast growing shrub such as lillypilly or woolybush. You could also attach shade cloth from your eaves to the fence but plants will grow…

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amilelka
Mar 21, 2019 4:08 pm

URBAN MYTHS .... ?

URBAN MYTHS .... ?
1 ... 12, 13, 14

This is it. We see the water from our balcony - we see the land opposite. Do we ask what is going there ? Do we notice the real estate signs ? Do we appreciate the…

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Saint Mike
Mar 21, 2019 3:10 pm
Saint Mike
iTool
iTool
15 h

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

I think it depends on the reason for the piering. For instance, if they've been specified to address the impacts of a tree of influence (soil drying/shrinkage only)…

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iTool
Mar 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Aga
Aga
Yesterday

Verdant hill tarneit

Verdant hill tarneit

Yeah, has anyone heard from Verdant Hill returning their deposit? Especially the one whose sunset clause was last Mar 15?

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Aga
Mar 20, 2019 9:53 pm
karen5784
karen5784
20 March

Party wall system certificate- VIC

Party wall system certificate- VIC

Hi All, We are the owner builder for our extension. One thing on the final inspection checklist states “A letter from the builder certify that the party wall system has…

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karen5784
Mar 20, 2019 12:10 pm
stanleyhuang
stanleyhuang
19 March

Building with wisdom homes

Building with wisdom homes

We paid our $1500 to them 16 months ago and up to now we have no idea when the building will commence even though our house was already knocked down after they told us to.

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stanleyhuang
Mar 19, 2019 9:51 pm
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SaveH2O
Mar 19, 2019 9:48 pm
SaveH2O
Klogwog
Klogwog
19 March

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Not to good doorframes are different hight supposed to be all the same hight. All ceilings are spray painted and first coat on walls as well then roller finished on walls…

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Klogwog
Mar 19, 2019 7:19 pm
alexp79
alexp79
19 March

Slab Type

Slab Type

Yes. The report should say: site classified as P due to ..., but soil class is ... (M/H1/H2, etc.)

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alexp79
Mar 19, 2019 2:58 pm
HappyPics
HappyPics
18 March

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

After the recent heavy rain we've got a water issue in our garage.The bottom of the house is Besser block walls that sits below ground level. The run-off coming down the…

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HappyPics
Mar 18, 2019 4:07 pm
kks
kks
18 March

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Currently in late 90s brick-veneer home which as been perfectly - according to the literature - azimuthed on its acerage block. Living there has confirmed the sheer…

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kks
Mar 18, 2019 12:42 pm
patel1783
patel1783
18 March

Metronest Review

Metronest Review

That what they did with us.. show us something before deposit & after that they changed their inclusion list. Many more stuff i have to share but right now I'm waiting…

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patel1783
Mar 18, 2019 1:48 am
JoePathan
JoePathan
17 March

Cracks on Bricks

Cracks on Bricks

Thats what I am thinking and wanting to claim a warranty on as build is just 5 months old.

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JoePathan
Mar 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
17 March

Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

A concern is that it seems, based on Metricon's comments and their display homes, that all their recently built homes with box gutters, except mine, do not comply with…

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Norfolk
Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm
wagga123
wagga123
17 March

Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Reading it again, it doesn't make sense. Situation: 1. Stormwater Pit in backyard, 2. About half a meter out from the pit, there is a garden planting area, 3. Water tap…

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wagga123
Mar 17, 2019 6:47 pm
GLO
GLO
17 March

Ladder for 2 storey home

Ladder for 2 storey home

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy, The one I’m eyeing off is the Little Giant 17, it looks identical to your Werner even in functionality and rated to 150kg too. Have you…

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GLO
Mar 17, 2019 7:20 am
alexp79
alexp79
17 March

moud and water

moud and water

The spores will stay dormant almost forever. Mould should be properly removed and sealed, just drying it off won't help. http://www.sternmold.com/mold-informati ... -cycle.php

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alexp79
Mar 17, 2019 1:17 am
Plcnewhome
Plcnewhome
16 March

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.
1, 2

Building inspector, congrats on starting the thread. I have a house under construction - or in theory under construction - as the builder has stopped work because I…

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Plcnewhome
Mar 16, 2019 11:58 pm
tedbain
tedbain
15 March

low water flow

low water flow

SaveH2O … I'm a retired civil engineer in NSW - thanks for your thoughts turned water off at meter opened 3 taps with buckets underneath, turned water on for 30…

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tedbain
Mar 15, 2019 11:24 pm

Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?
1, 2

I have already written on this forum that slabs are a con of the century, a profit printing machine for the builders. Why would they build timber floors or equivalent…

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building-expert
Mar 14, 2019 5:22 pm
building-expert

Crisis averted. The council issued the certificate yesterday; 4 working days after telling us it would be a minimum of 10 working days! Everything else seems to be…

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M1L3S
Mar 13, 2019 10:26 am
M1L3S
Bolex22
Bolex22
12 March

Building with Elderton Home

Building with Elderton Home

They actually gave us 24 month tender duration which is really good compared to the other builders...

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Bolex22
Mar 12, 2019 3:03 pm
gillybean
gillybean
12 March

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

I went through this with an investment property I had in Queensland. Absolute nightmare. Good luck.

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gillybean
Mar 12, 2019 1:11 pm
gillybean
Newbuild19
Newbuild19
11 March

Looking for engineer victoria

Looking for engineer victoria

Hi, Looking for an engineer that is currently registered with the VBA, to look over the slab engineering plans and do a report for owners. Northern suburbs Thanks

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Newbuild19
Mar 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Renee86
Renee86
11 March

Henley electra

Henley electra

We are building this home in Clyde

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Renee86
Mar 11, 2019 11:56 am
Renee86
Renee86
11 March

Henley Electra 35 building clyde

Henley Electra 35 building clyde

Hello we are building the Electra next year, just wanting to see photos of completed or nearly completed homes to get ideas, I wish they had a display of this design.

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Renee86
Mar 11, 2019 11:54 am

Double carport on small lot queenslander

Double carport on small lot queenslander

Just goto realestate.com.au and search homes in Paddington / Red Hill etc. It's full of them.

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sweetswisssteel
Mar 10, 2019 8:52 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 March

Water everywhere,ruining home.

Water everywhere,ruining home.

There is an increasing crescendo from many quarters for a National Royal Commission into the building and construction industry but the problem would be the size, cost and…

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SaveH2O
Mar 10, 2019 5:07 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 March

Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

You really wouldn't miss out on too much by working for a company that uses pre-built frames. Anyone can knock together a stud wall. Any frame would be put together with…

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Stewie D
Mar 09, 2019 9:03 am
vlf1985
vlf1985
9 March

Road Signs on Crossover

Road Signs on Crossover

Hi All, We have a 4P sign that sits just on the side of the crossover which will be impacted once we begin to build our crossover. To get the sign removed/relocated is…

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vlf1985
Mar 09, 2019 1:17 am
random101
random101
8 March

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Hi all, Just a quick one. I am doing a demolition and my neighbour, decided it would be a good time for him to start knocking over his house as well. Albeit - we are…

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random101
Mar 08, 2019 7:26 pm
nikki1304
nikki1304
8 March

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

HI, Does anyone know why my builder will not have a tope opening hinge for my laundry chute that is 1.2m high from the floor. They want to have it opening like you do with…

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nikki1304
Mar 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Angello
Angello
7 March

Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

I wanted to give my mother a dinnerware set for mother’s day but I was surprised how difficult it is to find nice, classic,…

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Angello
Mar 07, 2019 11:45 pm

Hi guys I have recently built my veggie patch on the ground and have noticed some mysterious holes appearing overnight. Not sure what is causing them. At the moment, I…

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rajan_g4
Mar 07, 2019 9:47 pm
rajan_g4

NEW PREMISES 175-177 CANTERBURY RD, CANTERBURY 3126. PAGE ANTIQUES…Established in Melbourne 1980. Antique Furniture Melbourne, Melbourne Sellers of fine quality…

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pageantiques
Mar 07, 2019 5:07 pm
pageantiques

AcraTex

AcraTex

Thanks Joker

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chippyjohn1
Mar 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Ardo
Ardo
6 March

Painting Wainscoting

Painting Wainscoting

For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi gloss would be what I would paint it. Gloss is…

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Ardo
Mar 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Sethor
Sethor
6 March

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Most builders will work in established areas, you just have to find one your happy to go with.

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Sethor
Mar 06, 2019 5:01 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 March

cracking thumping noise from inside roof

cracking thumping noise from inside roof

Steel and wood do expand and contract at different rates so I would expect some noise at times.

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bashworth
Mar 06, 2019 3:21 pm
bashworth

Fresh homes Qld

Fresh homes Qld

Hi all Anyone here building with Fresh homes ? Currently considering them building on the Gold Coast but cannot find much information about them.

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Building diaries
Mar 06, 2019 12:32 am
Ethanr
Ethanr
5 March

Zero lot easement rules in Blacktown council

Zero lot easement rules in Blacktown council

Hi, I am exploring designs to build a two story home in Schofields, Blacktown council. The lot is 10*30 size. The design I am looking to go for is providing width of 8.1m…

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Ethanr
Mar 05, 2019 10:20 pm
esanto1
esanto1
5 March

Recent Vergola Reviews?

Recent Vergola Reviews?

I’d think it would be open most of the time. It will be on the side of a large alfresco area where we plan to put a bbq

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esanto1
Mar 05, 2019 5:03 pm

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