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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 4:39 pm
Sar
Sar
2 h

Wall Art

Wall Art

Hello! I'm new to this forum and in need of some advice. Should I put an art piece on the blank wall and if so what should I put? Appreciate your help! 😃

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Sar
Apr 15, 2024 8:48 am

Duplex builder in Chatswood

Duplex builder in Chatswood

Hi all. There are many building companies offering duplex builds. Any recommendations or warnings against certain building companies? We are looking to build in Chatswood, NSW.

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JordanHarper
Apr 14, 2024 10:53 pm

Double Brick homes

Double Brick homes

Can I be Rude Crude n Brute abt double brick houses... 1.Its my money ..my house..I wanna built the way I want it 2. Council compliance is Power ..their mates on Gravy…

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RudeCrudeBrute
Apr 14, 2024 10:46 pm
MichaC
MichaC
15 h

Balcony Drainage Issue - Drip Edge Retrofit?

Balcony Drainage Issue - Drip Edge Retrofit?

Builder ripped up balcony tiling, water proofing and start again. Fitted an aluminium angle underneath the tiles, which sticks out 50mm beyond the balcony edge, with the…

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MichaC
Apr 14, 2024 7:54 pm

Regulations for shower over bath

Regulations for shower over bath

You need to reference the manufactures installation guide, your supplier may have strengthened the base where it is not required to sit on a bed.

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BuildingandLegal
Apr 13, 2024 10:30 pm
BuildingandLegal

Hi everyone, we are struggling to find inspiration for our house renovations. We've got a mid-1980s home in Perth that we want to renovate ourselves (as much as possible…

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CrackersC
Apr 13, 2024 5:21 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 April

BAL 29 uPVC windows compliance

BAL 29 uPVC windows compliance

Just remember that uPVC melts at 160 C.

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ECOECO
Apr 12, 2024 3:08 pm
ECOECO
Althom
Althom
12 April

Two kitchens in one house - planning rules

Two kitchens in one house - planning rules

"is it exempt or do I need to get permission from council" Call your Council and ask them

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Althom
Apr 12, 2024 10:16 am
Althom
srdjbee
srdjbee
11 April

Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Hi, what Basix Costs? i thought all these home prices include Basix? what would they charge for?

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srdjbee
Apr 11, 2024 7:20 pm
BrettSC
BrettSC
11 April

slab plan

slab plan

The solid line is just showing the step down. The section confirms that the porch slab was designed to be poured with the main house slab. This is usually a better…

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BrettSC
Apr 11, 2024 8:16 am
parity
parity
11 April

What type of cladding is this

What type of cladding is this

That looks like it, thanks very much

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parity
Apr 11, 2024 6:53 am
Bk3064
Bk3064
11 April

Hebel + steel frame vs brick+ timber frame

Hebel + steel frame vs brick+ timber frame

Looks amazing, however I think for double story application I think noise matters , we have a patio which makes ticking noises all the time, some times they are as…

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Bk3064
Apr 11, 2024 1:10 am
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
10 April

Garage extension

Garage extension

Hi, Building Designer from the Sunshine Coast here, we offer free site reports to work out your potential options. Depending on where you are located you will need to…

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DraftRoom
Apr 10, 2024 8:18 am
DraftRoom

First Avenue Homes Experience

First Avenue Homes Experience

Looks like they are still building.....

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Indigo Unicorn
Apr 09, 2024 6:20 pm

Colorbond roof can you extend its life?

Colorbond roof can you extend its life?

You should pressure clean your roof first and make sure the paint you buy also is anti mould.

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building-expert
Apr 09, 2024 6:15 pm
building-expert
groundzero
groundzero
7 April

Modularwalls fence / retaining function & water leakage

Modularwalls fence / retaining function & water leakage

I agree with Althom but there also may be a problem with the terra cotta stormwater pipe discharging water in that areas as well. You can just see the top of the pipe at…

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groundzero
Apr 07, 2024 10:44 pm
Buzzbuzz
Buzzbuzz
6 April

Painting help please

Painting help please

Thanks will do.

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Buzzbuzz
Apr 06, 2024 1:14 pm
Basher
Basher
5 April

water seeping through from under slab into post hole

water seeping through from under slab into post hole

Thanks for your advice. So far i have not noticed any issues with doors and windows. Builder advised they will organise drainers to inspect 2 weeks ago but no further…

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Basher
Apr 05, 2024 10:51 pm
MarkusjOZ
MarkusjOZ
5 April

Separating fence

Separating fence

Hi, it comes down to a few things - Durability, looks and cost. Generally, iron fences are more durable due to the fact they are resistant to pests and rotting but are…

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MarkusjOZ
Apr 05, 2024 10:12 am
MarkusjOZ

How to fix and prevent small holes in the mortar (between th

How to fix and prevent small holes in the mortar (between th

Recently I moved to a 30 year old house and found within few months there are small brown nests in the brick mortar and few small round holes in few places of brick…

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Samuelvk.2010
Apr 04, 2024 12:07 am
hiluxx
hiluxx
3 April

Front setback minimum requirement for battleaxe plot

Front setback minimum requirement for battleaxe plot

Thanks Draftroom that definitely helps a heap. We are still at the very early stage of planning to see what kind of house would fit on our plot. While we are on a…

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hiluxx
Apr 03, 2024 6:34 am
chippy
chippy
1 April

Holes in mitred edge of stone benchtop

Holes in mitred edge of stone benchtop

Hi Courtney The mitred edges are glued up with epoxy so those little holes and gaps are areas that weren't filled correctly. Silicone is the wrong product to fill them…

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chippy
Apr 01, 2024 9:15 pm
chippy

Hi All! I have engaged a plumber to re-do the stormwater drainage system on my property which is mid-70s and had blocked/cracked clay pipe drains. The works has…

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Filipr
Apr 01, 2024 8:18 pm
Newbie321
Newbie321
30 March

Concrete apron and weep holes

Concrete apron and weep holes

You are correct. Just read through all the ncc rules and 75mm is the minimum requirement for me.

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Newbie321
Mar 30, 2024 8:10 pm
Mb215i
Mb215i
29 March

Infinity built homes

Infinity built homes

Has anyone built with infinity built homes?

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Mb215i
Mar 29, 2024 7:04 pm
MarkusjOZ
MarkusjOZ
29 March

Drainage

Drainage

That's the one, it's similar just dig the trench and the line the trench with some geotextile fabric and layer with some coarse aggregate. Place a perforated pipe on top…

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MarkusjOZ
Mar 29, 2024 8:42 am
MarkusjOZ

Contour and indentifying survey cost - brisbane

Contour and indentifying survey cost - brisbane

Give "Holt Surveying" they are based around Eight Mile Plains

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BuildingandLegal
Mar 29, 2024 3:03 am
BuildingandLegal
andrew01
andrew01
28 March

Stonebridge New Home paint label

Stonebridge New Home paint label

We built in 2013 and painted internally with the Taubmans colour 'Stonebridge - New Housing'. We recently decided to repaint with the same colour - half way through the…

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andrew01
Mar 28, 2024 11:28 pm

We are building a second dwelling and are currently selecting window and door frames. We want to blend into the forest and also bring out the stone work and the fake wood…

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Yols_Das
Mar 27, 2024 3:16 pm

Our Bondi Greenwall was impressive from day one with advanced lush plants to provide a wow factor to this recently renovated living area. The boundary was less than 1…

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Growing Well
Mar 27, 2024 12:55 pm
MarkusjOZ
MarkusjOZ
26 March

JG King Home builders delay in construction

JG King Home builders delay in construction

So, did they give you a reason? Weather? Slab not poured??

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MarkusjOZ
Mar 26, 2024 6:38 pm
MarkusjOZ

House movement to be concerned about?

House movement to be concerned about?

House movement is always a potential problem and there is a cause. Yes you should have it inspected by a competent and experienced building consultant

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building-expert
Mar 26, 2024 2:13 pm
building-expert
Luigi88
Luigi88
26 March

Help! Why are my hybrid floors coming loose?

Help! Why are my hybrid floors coming loose?

A Sabco spin mop, minimal moisture, not very regularly. I was told these hybrids are water resistant 🤷‍♀️

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Luigi88
Mar 26, 2024 7:40 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
24 March

What is an owner builder?

What is an owner builder?

In NSW, an owner builder is one whom has obtained an owner builder certificate a builds a house. Minor repairs such as these do not fall under the scope of an owner…

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Bimbob
Mar 24, 2024 9:04 am
Rob19678
Rob19678
23 March

Strange noise in the walls

Strange noise in the walls

Nope, only on the inside, I've literally has my ears to the brick outside and can't hear anything. I can sort of 'reset' the noise by pressing firmly on the studs. This…

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Rob19678
Mar 23, 2024 7:37 pm
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
23 March

Interim occupational Certificate

Interim occupational Certificate

Please read what the conditions are when receive final payment invoice.

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Pedro4137
Mar 23, 2024 5:55 pm
Mox80
Mox80
22 March

Agreement violation

Agreement violation

You need to respond to the Builder within 10 business day advising of your rejection of claim as per SoPA on a payment Schedule, Do not miss this deadline.

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Mox80
Mar 22, 2024 9:27 am
Ymous
Ymous
22 March

Rendered brick wall to colourbond roof over flashing

Rendered brick wall to colourbond roof over flashing

Cheers. The painted render is a bit chalky to the touch. To prepare the surface for best adhesion, what would you recommend? Also, given that there must be some…

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Ymous
Mar 22, 2024 8:34 am

Hi All. I'm currently resurfacing the hardwood floors and when removing the old layers that there's a long dark line running across the boards. Does anyone know what or…

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MrPookie
Mar 20, 2024 12:38 pm
jimbo73
jimbo73
19 March

Rust roof screws

Rust roof screws

l spoke to my plumber we decided to replace the rusted screws and keep all the screws with no rust, it will only cost a few hundred

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jimbo73
Mar 19, 2024 1:01 pm
Bk3064
Bk3064
15 March

Omni built homes brisbane - builders feedback

Omni built homes brisbane - builders feedback

First time poster long story short we are planning knocking down rebuilding a house in Wavell Heights We are thinking to go with Omni built homes as they are but flexible…

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Bk3064
Mar 15, 2024 10:25 pm
MarkusjOZ
MarkusjOZ
14 March

Loud popping ceiling, creaking and vibration

Loud popping ceiling, creaking and vibration

Ain't that the truth! We used to have a tile roof and had it replaced with colorbond and suddenly everything throughout the entire house sounds louder!

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MarkusjOZ
Mar 14, 2024 3:22 pm
MarkusjOZ

soffits dont reach fascia Help to fix

soffits dont reach fascia Help to fix

Be careful, the soffits may contain asbestos

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building-expert
Mar 14, 2024 1:04 pm
building-expert
meiyeng2003
meiyeng2003
14 March

Soundproofing shared wall

Soundproofing shared wall

Hi, I live in a single storey semi-detached house with a shared wall. All is well until my neighbour’s kid started piano lessons (using an upright piano) and the noise…

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meiyeng2003
Mar 14, 2024 12:34 am
mansawant
mansawant
13 March

Replacing broken tile on floor

Replacing broken tile on floor

I have an investment property and tenants moved out recently. However the Property manager noticed one of the floor tiles is broken and the kitchen Island countertop is…

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mansawant
Mar 13, 2024 6:40 pm
adeoladele
adeoladele
13 March

Suggestion for my living room interior

Suggestion for my living room interior

Thank for yes basically what to remove and what to add, where to place them

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adeoladele
Mar 13, 2024 5:56 pm
MarkusjOZ
MarkusjOZ
13 March

Are pavers good for driveways?

Are pavers good for driveways?

Hi, I have had them in the past and the pros are: Versatile, i.e many different colours and styles to choose…

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MarkusjOZ
Mar 13, 2024 3:55 pm
MarkusjOZ
smason007
smason007
12 March

Permeable paving for driveway

Permeable paving for driveway

I am also considering these 2 permeable pavers. How has your experience been with the Hydroston paver? Any problems or headaches with maintenance?

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smason007
Mar 12, 2024 11:58 am
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
10 March

Cladding crack

Cladding crack

Most likely poor foam installation and render installation, Joint covered with render, foam could be sitting on flashing. Do you have any render at house

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Pedro4137
Mar 10, 2024 10:33 pm

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