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bpratt
bpratt
19 June 2016

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Hey I am new to this community and I have gain a lot of knowledge from here. Artificial Lawn Adelaide

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bpratt
Jun 19, 2016 10:59 am
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Mute88
Apr 04, 2016 12:01 am

No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

Why don't you post energy rating report for your extension then we will compare it with a tent, then we can have a meaningful exchange on this forum.

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building-expert
Oct 24, 2017 7:36 am
building-expert
bones
bones
33 m

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep!!!

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep!!!

Hi there. I've read all through Fu's guide to soil and lawn prep multiple times so here's my quick question. In Brisbane with a heavy clay soil should I be going…

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bones
Oct 24, 2017 7:09 am

Honouring a quote

Honouring a quote

Short answer no. If there is not enough stock I'm sure in their T&Cs that they will get out of it. Quote is only valid while stocks "last" and usually 30-90days.. Pick a…

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ja-mez
Oct 24, 2017 6:00 am
Joker
Joker
11 h

What is wrong with these bricks?

What is wrong with these bricks?

Google guide to common masonry stains. Use pdf to open and it has a couple of reasons that look like yours, one reason is from improper precedures in the cleaning of the…

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Joker
Oct 23, 2017 8:30 pm
antmanandrobin
antmanandrobin
22 October

Particle board flooring issues

Particle board flooring issues

Hi All, First time users. We have built a new home and have had some problems with our yellow tongue flooring. It has absorbed a heap of moisture and has bloated badly…

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antmanandrobin
Oct 22, 2017 6:11 pm
Harpies
Harpies
22 October

Timber cladding

Timber cladding

I've used red ironbark from Queensland on my place. It is laid horizontally - shiplap join. The timber cost around $150/sqm. The idea is to have minimal maintenance and as…

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Harpies
Oct 22, 2017 7:37 am
Malteser
Malteser
21 October

Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane

Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane

Hi Jwallace. I thought i would see how you went finding a designer for your house? I live in Corinda and we are looking to do an extension to our house, and i am having…

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Malteser
Oct 21, 2017 11:25 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 October

Building Bahama 37

Building Bahama 37

Yes, most certainly it "can" be but whether it will be is a question that no one can answer although Deep Though says 42. Maybe that is 42…

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SaveH2O
Oct 21, 2017 8:43 am
SaveH2O
Malteser
Malteser
20 October

Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane

Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane

Hello everyone, I'm looking to do an extension to our (small) single storey house in west Brisbane. My wife and I have a fair idea of what we're after, and have done some…

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Malteser
Oct 20, 2017 8:23 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
20 October

re-build new house without driveway ?

re-build new house without driveway ?

You can crane things in. But it involves cost and traffic management.

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PVBuild
Oct 20, 2017 8:07 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
20 October

Do you really want to build with someone who doesn't allow y

Do you really want to build with someone who doesn't allow y

Our full contract with full pricing was available weeks before our contract appt with Metricon. There was no way we'd have signed otherwise.

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PVBuild
Oct 20, 2017 8:00 pm
rennie87
rennie87
20 October

Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back

Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.The building company that built this home is no longer in business.This basic 2 bed brick home was built in Newcastle…

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rennie87
Oct 20, 2017 4:57 pm

Carport wall

Carport wall

Timbo12 Thanks for the photo but you need to provide more info if you intend enclosing the carport on the Boundary Then please check with your local council Building Department

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 20, 2017 9:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bee1980
bee1980
19 October

Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?

Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?

We went through something similar but with a retaining wall. It’s the body corps responsibility to repair/maintain or replace things on common property. As a townhouse…

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bee1980
Oct 19, 2017 11:22 am
Jaydewirihana
Jaydewirihana
17 October

Taubmans arctic cotton

Taubmans arctic cotton

Hi all has anyone used arctic cotton on interior walls and has photos they can share please!??

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Jaydewirihana
Oct 17, 2017 9:10 pm
mscrashed
mscrashed
17 October

Crest at Gledswood Hills

Crest at Gledswood Hills

yeah think i was lucky had it open. you buidling at Crest sls17?

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mscrashed
Oct 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Allrisk
Allrisk
16 October

Owner Builder - Problem getting HBCF Policy from Subbies ??

Owner Builder - Problem getting HBCF Policy from Subbies ??

Hi Arnie, Option 1 is possible, but note that splitting a contract with the same contractor still counts as a single contract. You'd need to use multiple contractors to…

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Allrisk
Oct 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Allrisk
Jennifer M
Jennifer M
16 October

Modular/Prefab Builders in Sydney

Modular/Prefab Builders in Sydney

Hi everyone, Have been reading this forum the last couple of weeks and am loving all the advise given! Unfortunately, I can't seem to find anything about…

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Jennifer M
Oct 16, 2017 5:22 pm
Rufus184
Rufus184
16 October

Icon Homes

Icon Homes

Hi there, did you go with ICON..? We we are looking now and considering them..?

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Rufus184
Oct 16, 2017 4:55 pm
RC56
RC56
15 October

Ceiling Height 2550 with Higher door

Ceiling Height 2550 with Higher door

Hello All, There is a confusion within us. We have already put 2770 ceiling in our estimate with Metricon. Now we just came to know that 2770 will be confirmed based on…

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RC56
Oct 15, 2017 1:43 pm
johnsonren
johnsonren
14 October

MCG Windows or Rylock Windows

MCG Windows or Rylock Windows

Hi, has anyone used MCG windows and doors for their house? The range I am looking at is semi commercial aluminum. How do you find it compare to Rylock ( I understand…

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johnsonren
Oct 14, 2017 11:36 am
Jennifer M
Jennifer M
13 October

Modular Prefab Homes ?

Modular Prefab Homes ?

Hi there, sorry to bump an old thread. Just curious to know if you found out any more information regarding modular building? The husband and I really love the idea of…

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Jennifer M
Oct 13, 2017 10:39 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 October

Independent Building Inspectors - Melbourne

Independent Building Inspectors - Melbourne

A building inspector most certainly has to be licensed but I think that you may be referring to a building consultant who are not required to be licensed or have any…

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SaveH2O
Oct 13, 2017 8:54 pm
SaveH2O
alexp79
alexp79
11 October

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

Hi Jacqui1. Can you please provide a bit more insight on Buildcarp? How was their pricing and quality? Did you hire independent building inspector for the build and…

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alexp79
Oct 11, 2017 8:28 pm
Waigo
Waigo
10 October

Air conditioning - upgrade from classic to Ultra Air ESP Plu

Air conditioning - upgrade from classic to Ultra Air ESP Plu

I am using 3 Phase but my house needs a 23kw unit so that size only comes in 3 Phase. 3 Phase power will give you more power to the house which is good if you require it.

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Waigo
Oct 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Waigo
sajidmib
sajidmib
10 October

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Its a normal inclusion in your build, anyhow if not included then buy antennae yourself and seek an electrician via these new apps you will get pretty competitive…

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sajidmib
Oct 10, 2017 10:10 pm
sajidmib
Caydenn
Caydenn
10 October

Stormwater Drain come in the way of Driveway

Stormwater Drain come in the way of Driveway

It really depends if the stormwater drain is traffic-able, I'd suggest getting in touch with your local council and asking the question.

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Caydenn
Oct 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Caydenn
bomb house
bomb house
10 October

need fascia covers to suit older style smaller fascia boards

need fascia covers to suit older style smaller fascia boards

What about folded flashing to cover the gap ? Would flashing all the way along (on the inside turn) if riveted to the flashing and screwed into the eaves cause too much…

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bomb house
Oct 10, 2017 12:23 am
ja-mez
ja-mez
8 October

Questionable shower drain

Questionable shower drain

That is tile adhesive. If the Tiler Screeds up to the pipe he runs the risk of blocking the pipe with Screed. Nothing wrong with this other than; You have a 100mm floor…

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ja-mez
Oct 08, 2017 11:02 am
Mojitostan
Mojitostan
8 October

Demolition Company Sydney

Demolition Company Sydney

yes that is it. There is one house 70 Ln Cove Rd was by site deom I also get a quote from home demo before which are much cheaper but don't find any comment

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Mojitostan
Oct 08, 2017 7:56 am

Building New House with Metricon

Building New House with Metricon

janaka Unfortunately contract start delays on site favours the builder If they haven't started on site then your options are now pay the increase or they will terminate…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 07, 2017 8:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
ggml
ggml
7 October

Tempus elite

Tempus elite

they use Dons tiles Narellan

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ggml
Oct 07, 2017 4:46 pm

on going colorbond roof leak

on going colorbond roof leak

VCAT will usually ask that parties in dispute have their own expert prepare a report. How else will you know what the defects are, the extent of the problem and the…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 4:28 pm
building-expert
LizJamHam
LizJamHam
6 October

Taubmans smooth pebble

Taubmans smooth pebble

We have selected Smooth Pebble as our interior wall colour too! The perfect 'Greige' :D. Unfortunately we don't have a slab yet, so can't tell how it's going to look, but

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LizJamHam
Oct 06, 2017 3:27 pm
LizJamHam

bureaucracy gone mad.

bureaucracy gone mad.

Save H2O says. "There should be short courses on offer to persons who could then become qualified and registered to do some of the simpler plumbing tasks and this is one…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 11:09 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October

Cant get my WATER PUMP going, any advice appreciated.

Cant get my WATER PUMP going, any advice appreciated.

That is why I asked if you had fitted a meshed check valve (foot valve). I hope that the pump wasn't damaged. The next challenge will be how not to clog the foot valve. Good luck.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 9:37 pm
SaveH2O
elleimac
elleimac
5 October

Questions to ask or things to cover when choosing a floor bo

Questions to ask or things to cover when choosing a floor bo

Got a few quotes from various vendors regarding supplying and installing floor boards for our to be built home. We want a herringbone design which we understand is a…

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elleimac
Oct 05, 2017 4:31 pm
elleimac
eirrac
eirrac
5 October

Covercrete cost

Covercrete cost

Hi We are tossing up between exposed aggregate, stained concrete or plain concrete driveway with covercrete. We have had a quote of $89.50 a metre for agg, and are…

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eirrac
Oct 05, 2017 1:50 pm
Lee31
Lee31
5 October

Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?

Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?
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Thanks that was one of our options. Unfortunately way to exxy for us to have to fork out

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Lee31
Oct 05, 2017 9:55 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Just realised that you have a flat roof...so much for installing a header tank in the roof cavity! The 12V option would be good.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 8:29 am
SaveH2O
Cboi
Cboi
4 October

Fairhaven ILUKA 349 Warragul

Fairhaven ILUKA 349 Warragul

A place to share our journey of building the ILUKA 349 in Warragul. Our land is not due to title until Aug/Sep 2018. Which give us the perfect amount of time to plan out…

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Cboi
Oct 04, 2017 8:52 pm

So you've been saving a long time for your home renovation and is dreaming about the wood flooring look that you always wanted. But now that you started with the…

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alexbanner
Oct 04, 2017 6:42 pm
alexbanner

Magnify the Appeal of Your Home with Skilled Joiners Perthsh

Magnify the Appeal of Your Home with Skilled Joiners Perthsh

Wooden furniture is often used for augmentation in every household so that the look of the house can be magnificent. Wooden features often improve the appeal of houses…

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robertmortonjoiners
Oct 04, 2017 4:33 pm
robertmortonjoiners
CIMelanie
CIMelanie
4 October

Commercial graded interiors in my own home?!

Commercial graded interiors in my own home?!

Hi Everyone! I work for a commercial interiors company called Commercial Images in West End, QLD. While our client base consists of mostly commercial project focused…

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CIMelanie
Oct 04, 2017 11:58 am
CIMelanie

Ground level deck cost

Ground level deck cost

Do you plan on dropping the footings or underpinning the entire front? Have you explored the Engineering/Construction Details & costs..please do so beforhand..Goodluck

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 04, 2017 10:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
ozmonkeyoy
ozmonkeyoy
3 October

Woodland grey colour

Woodland grey colour

Our colorbond fence is woodland grey (developer requirement), and it definitely has a green tinge in it. I can still see the green in it in direct sunlight, although it…

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ozmonkeyoy
Oct 03, 2017 5:46 pm
ozmonkeyoy


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