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Philip_Green
Philip_Green
25 September 2020

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Direct has these awesome containers you can turn into home offices etc. Pretty cool hey

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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 3:39 pm

Gold coast neighbour drainage

Gold coast neighbour drainage

Has anyone had any experience with dealing the the GCCC over drainage issues with a neighbour? While we are down hill from our neighbour and totally get that there will…

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sakgcaus
Oct 24, 2021 1:02 pm

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
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These council drawings comply - I know them. The issue is that you applied that drawing to your driveway, which you shouldn't have. Not necessary. 10% to the kerb is…

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moudzj
Oct 24, 2021 11:06 am

Painting asbestos

Painting asbestos

How hot does the sheeting become when the fireplace is used? If it isn't too hot to touch, then any acrylic paint will do. It is just to seal the fibres so that they don't…

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Stewie D
Oct 24, 2021 6:32 am

Information on building a small home

Information on building a small home

Thankyou, I guess I am going by Friends building experiences in the same area over the past 2 years. To boot the block adjacent to our block that was purchased in February…

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Jessikajade
Oct 23, 2021 3:25 pm
alexp79
alexp79
22 October

Cost of new ceiling - help with expectations

Cost of new ceiling - help with expectations

In that case, it is at least 6x more expensive than market rate. Generally you should not be paying more than $50 per sqm even in Sydney.

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alexp79
Oct 22, 2021 2:58 pm

Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne

Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne

I also did some work for Kate Mcgauchie. Acted very nice and polite. Once I finished the work she stopped answering my calls and refused to pay me. A nasty piece of work.…

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Janey Anne Carter
Oct 22, 2021 11:45 am
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Dale26
Oct 21, 2021 5:26 pm
chippy
chippy
20 October

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Maybe I only work on quality builders sites. I've only ever seen Australian manufactured fibre cement board used on any site I've been on. I wouldn't put it past Chinese…

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chippy
Oct 20, 2021 10:08 pm
chippy
Mick1
Mick1
20 October

Don't build with Metricon

Don't build with Metricon

Our personal experience involved junior trades (some with no prior experience), trades rarely on site, trades not supervised, poor workmanship (gaping holes in roof),…

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Mick1
Oct 20, 2021 3:16 pm

In the "old" days, it made sense to divert to a toilet to reduce the household use of mains water because back then, cisterns were usually 12/13 litre single flush units.…

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SaveH2O
Oct 20, 2021 11:52 am
SaveH2O
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building-expert
Oct 19, 2021 9:51 pm
building-expert
Savagepuppy
Savagepuppy
19 October

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

I thought so too, thanks for the clarification. :)

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Savagepuppy
Oct 19, 2021 4:45 am
bashworth
bashworth
18 October

Current timber wait time

Current timber wait time

I was in my local Bunnings last week and they didn't have a single stick of 70 x 35 framing timber in stock longer than 900mm.

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bashworth
Oct 18, 2021 8:46 pm
bashworth
martin77
martin77
18 October

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Hi, I have recently bought a new townhouse which has a small backyard. Due to Basix requirements there are 3 x 2.5 meter water tanks which take up a large part of the…

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martin77
Oct 18, 2021 6:39 pm

With existing plumbing and windows, it's very difficult to add another room. If you are prepared to re-do all plumbing and windows, you might be able to add another…

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Jason526
Oct 18, 2021 2:36 pm
chippy
chippy
18 October

Garage wall construction

Garage wall construction

There are a number of reasons. Where are you building? Is the garage a zero lot wall? Are there eaves on the side of the garage?

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chippy
Oct 18, 2021 11:29 am
chippy
grbeattie
grbeattie
18 October

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Hey there, The Canterbury Grand looks amazing! Were there any issues adding the window to the pantry or ceiling speakers? Did you extend any walls/add doors…

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grbeattie
Oct 18, 2021 9:55 am
Omearahawks
Omearahawks
18 October

Developer cut and fill

Developer cut and fill

HI Guys/Girls, We purchased a block of land from a developer that had already had a cut and fill, the contract includes fences to boundary, the cut that was done has…

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Omearahawks
Oct 18, 2021 6:26 am
Kaypee
Kaypee
17 October

SBG Superior building group

SBG Superior building group

Anyone currently building their house with SBG? For us it's been close to 1 year since they started our build ( single storey house), so many delays and issues, even now…

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Kaypee
Oct 17, 2021 10:52 pm
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
17 October

How to split levels

How to split levels

It's bright because I hate dark houses and the kitchen is the brightest room in the house, it is in the middle of the house with no window, but it does have an 800mm…

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Allnamesrgone
Oct 17, 2021 5:33 pm

Hi, I'm thinking about converting the back of the house into a granny flat of sorts. There's currently a bathroom there, and on the other side of the wall to where the…

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jellybean.egg
Oct 16, 2021 8:45 am
building-expert
building-expert
15 October

Section 88k

Section 88k

I cannot express legal advice but it seems that if there is a drainage easement then you should have right to access it for drainage. It seems that you will have to make…

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building-expert
Oct 15, 2021 11:00 am
building-expert
Shereed
Shereed
14 October

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Hi Sierra, hope you still look at this forum. Can I have a look at how your place looks like. I am chooosing the same bricks but undecided on the roof colour.

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Shereed
Oct 14, 2021 10:27 pm
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chippy
Oct 14, 2021 9:08 pm
chippy
Farhana
Farhana
14 October

Fence

Fence

Timber fence painting Can anyone show any pictures of their timber fence painted in woodland grey or any other shade of grey? Monument looks too dark to me. Thsnks

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Farhana
Oct 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Jacinta Rich
Jacinta Rich
14 October

New Build Contracts

New Build Contracts

Thanks so much for your help and information. Jacinta

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 14, 2021 7:57 pm

Hi, Looking for some advice please. I've hung a boxing bag (aqua bag) from a steel 6x2 patio beam which spans about 5 metres at a slight angle. The bag weighs approx…

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Geordiebloke72
Oct 14, 2021 4:45 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
13 October

splashback tile lippage

splashback tile lippage

The kitchen company is responsible for their contractors' work including proper measurements and supervision, unless you have contracted each trade yourself individually.…

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Kippers01
Oct 13, 2021 6:46 am
Bardwrangler
Bardwrangler
12 October

Pooling Water under deck

Pooling Water under deck

The photo didn't upload properly. Here it is. https://imgur.com/a/5UFhNlR

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Bardwrangler
Oct 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Buds
Buds
12 October

Experience with DJ Roberts

Experience with DJ Roberts

No problems and I hope you get some answers sooner rather than later and it all gets worked out. Good luck.

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Buds
Oct 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Bianca74
Bianca74
11 October

Colorbond Roof

Colorbond Roof

Hi Shane, Further to Steve's post, I'd also be super keen to hear if it has been resolved and how. I had a listen to the audio and it sounds like our issue (although yours…

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Bianca74
Oct 11, 2021 3:55 pm

Has anyone had Godfrey Hirst carpet or Feltex (as I've been informed they're just the same company), and had issues with their newly laid carpet? Basically we had carpet…

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Bekahgk1414
Oct 11, 2021 10:31 am
SandyKS
SandyKS
11 October

Need Advice Urgently Please!

Need Advice Urgently Please!

I have an issues with landscaper. (1) He increases the rate in the invoice after accepting the quote he has given me. Can you Do that? For example, he gave me the rate…

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SandyKS
Oct 11, 2021 7:47 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 October

Electrician poor workmanship and property damage

Electrician poor workmanship and property damage

Kudos to you for the outcome but also for posting the update.

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SaveH2O
Oct 11, 2021 6:25 am
SaveH2O
Neowwwnnnnn
Neowwwnnnnn
10 October

Frontage requirements Deception Bay (Queensland) - Any Idea

Frontage requirements Deception Bay (Queensland) - Any Idea

Hi all, I have an approx. 680m sqm bloc and I am thinking about knocking down and rebuilding (Block is approx. 22 x 30) Can anyone advise what the frontage that I need…

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Neowwwnnnnn
Oct 10, 2021 7:08 pm
Neowwwnnnnn
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
10 October

Render over Moroka Bag and Paint

Render over Moroka Bag and Paint

gees you went to town with the pressure washer :) I think you could easily do that yourself. Now I stress this is not an area of expertise of mine ( we mainly use acrylic…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 10, 2021 9:24 am
Ashington Homes
Bekahgk1414
Bekahgk1414
10 October

Moroka Render peeling

Moroka Render peeling

As it also does it in very small patches on our garage, which isn't connected to the house or remotely close to the house.

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Bekahgk1414
Oct 10, 2021 9:17 am
Pulse
Pulse
9 October

Reno Concern - Only Nails to connect floor joists to beam

Reno Concern - Only Nails to connect floor joists to beam

They will probably come back and put joist hangers in later, they need to

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Pulse
Oct 09, 2021 1:41 pm
Hope012
Hope012
8 October

Noble Homes

Noble Homes

Hi I need anyone's reviews on Noble Homes. I have tried to do a search, but can't bring up specific information. Anything to be careful about. They have a huge presence…

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Hope012
Oct 08, 2021 9:19 pm
Camberwell
Camberwell
8 October

Hawthorn or Yarra Essendon brick with cladding

Hawthorn or Yarra Essendon brick with cladding

Hi Asha We are on site next week with the delays here in Melbourne. We changed our brick to Hawthorn Tan. I just felt like Hawthorn Tan would have more depth with the…

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Camberwell
Oct 08, 2021 3:07 pm
Yoto80
Yoto80
8 October

Gj Gardner

Gj Gardner

Hi there For those who have built with, or considered building with Gj Gardner - what were their inclusions like? Was it any good compared to other builders? Their homes…

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Yoto80
Oct 08, 2021 1:55 pm
S_Padival
S_Padival
7 October

Display homes with office setup in the garage

Display homes with office setup in the garage

Thanks. I verified this by looking at Google Street View taken 6 months apart.

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S_Padival
Oct 07, 2021 8:10 pm
Fore2
Fore2
7 October

Office setup/study area

Office setup/study area

I just had a stroke!

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Fore2
Oct 07, 2021 7:30 pm
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makido
Oct 06, 2021 4:36 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 October

plumbing standards question

plumbing standards question

Not just that, but also reliability when it gets to water leaks (there is no/zero T-connections), equalisation of the water pressure for all the water connections, easy to…

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alexp79
Oct 05, 2021 7:42 pm
twylamc
twylamc
5 October

Ekodeck decking feedback

Ekodeck decking feedback

Hi Happyrock, We are very happy with it. I just would like to mention that most of our verandah area apart from the ramp is undercover. So we don’t have issues with…

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twylamc
Oct 05, 2021 3:07 pm
twylamc
narcan
narcan
5 October

Ceiling Heights - Bedrooms

Ceiling Heights - Bedrooms

Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry, should have been a little clearer about the config: Downstairs (2.4 meter heights): 3 kids bedrooms, bathroom, Master bedroom /…

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narcan
Oct 05, 2021 10:13 am
yvonne1
yvonne1
3 October

Building envelope on two different zones (one without a buil

Building envelope on two different zones (one without a buil

Hi everyone, newly here. We are hoping to build a new house and for that to happen we are in the process of buying a small strip of land (371 square meters) from our…

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yvonne1
Oct 03, 2021 4:50 pm

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