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George Henry
Jul 13, 2024 2:42 pm

Incomplete Building Project

Incomplete Building Project

I feel your pain! My builder going bust left my project hanging mid-air. Thankfully, I found Dwelcom. They assessed the situation, understood what needed to be done, and…

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Michael Bennet
Jul 23, 2024 10:11 pm

Solar Panel Installation

Solar Panel Installation

Using dedicated solar panels for the geysers during the day is a great idea since it keeps the heavy load off your batteries. But for the rest of the house, using heavy…

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alexthewale
Jul 23, 2024 9:59 pm
dotty
dotty
10 h

toilet seat not as per the latest signed drawings

toilet seat not as per the latest signed drawings

I would raise this and get them to suggest a remediation. My personal opinion, while it is not aligned to centre, if you put a toilet roll holder / vanity / toilet brush…

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dotty
Jul 23, 2024 5:27 pm

South-facing orientation

South-facing orientation

the short answer is yes, it will be darkish in your living areas. You dont need a designer to know that this isnt the optimal orientation. Whether it bothers you or not is…

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ponzutwo
Jul 23, 2024 10:35 am
Filthy12
Filthy12
Yesterday

Administrator

Administrator

Does anyone have new info re Qarbata homes administration? Any key contacts you have been able to get through too?

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Filthy12
Jul 22, 2024 8:52 pm
Sara thy
Sara thy
19 July

Electrical question - Under cabinet LED strip, double GPO

Electrical question - Under cabinet LED strip, double GPO

chippy thanks. Is it possible for you to answer the folllowing points. so i can be prepared before i buy these items from electrical shop to supply to cabin…

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Sara thy
Jul 19, 2024 10:34 pm

Cost to lay Besser Blocks, any costs associated with Basemen

Cost to lay Besser Blocks, any costs associated with Basemen

Hi Renee We build basements so I can definitely help you out with some rates. Although mine are from Sydney and Melbourne could be a little cheaper. So if you use my…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 17, 2024 4:59 am
Ashington Homes
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hiluxx
Jul 16, 2024 4:23 pm
hiluxx
stefcep
stefcep
16 July

Hebel + steel frame vs brick+ timber frame

Hebel + steel frame vs brick+ timber frame

I've gone for pre-fab walls. I did it because I wanted to remove the idiot factor from the construction on site , control theft and reduce waste its supposed to be…

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stefcep
Jul 16, 2024 10:58 am
jimbob73
jimbob73
15 July

Creaking new shower base

Creaking new shower base

Hi l had a new shower base and screen installed 2 months ago due to minor water damage on the wooden subfloor which has been…

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jimbob73
Jul 15, 2024 3:09 pm
ankittanna
ankittanna
15 July

Development Application for Brisbane Small Lot to construct

Development Application for Brisbane Small Lot to construct

Hello All, I have a small lot in one of the suburbs in Brisbane. It is 402 sqm. According to small lot code, I can construct only 50% of the area. Is there a way my…

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ankittanna
Jul 15, 2024 1:25 pm
brucestar
brucestar
15 July

New Plastic Formwork product - looking for Vic builder

New Plastic Formwork product - looking for Vic builder

I am in Sydney NSW. I came across your post and thought it has some merit. How did it go for you? I was wondering about the possibility of getting a pattern on the face etc.

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brucestar
Jul 15, 2024 4:22 am
slepax
slepax
14 July

Soakwell geofabric and roots

Soakwell geofabric and roots

I have a few polypropylene soakwells and they are brilliant, however they are all in locations with no trees and hence no roots. Just wondering if anyone has any…

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slepax
Jul 14, 2024 1:52 pm

Nails popping out of eaves

Nails popping out of eaves

I would replace the nails with timber or gyprock screws. They definitely wont come out

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Ashington Homes
Jul 12, 2024 5:57 pm
Ashington Homes
Bimbob
Bimbob
12 July

Water ingress upper level cladding

Water ingress upper level cladding

It’s likely not a leak. Just not drying after a cold night. To be sure, wait till summer and check after rain, it’ll probably be dry

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Bimbob
Jul 12, 2024 8:44 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
12 July

What fall on tiled alfresco?

What fall on tiled alfresco?

1:100 fall is required, a drain and the threshold is also required

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Bimbob
Jul 12, 2024 7:28 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
12 July

Room not fit for purpose percentage.

Room not fit for purpose percentage.

Your solicitor might be able to help you

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Bimbob
Jul 12, 2024 7:22 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
12 July

Two kitchens in one house - planning rules

Two kitchens in one house - planning rules

Exempt development if the house is existing. If it’s a new build it’s likely not an issue either but always call council to confirm. They’re usually very helpful.

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Bimbob
Jul 12, 2024 7:20 am

Questions re: Practical Completion

Questions re: Practical Completion

I have cut and pasted Clause 8 which is the completion clause below. It is very easy to ready and understand which is why the NSW Fair Trading contract is so…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 12, 2024 5:55 am
Ashington Homes

How long to wait before painting internally?

How long to wait before painting internally?

No need to wait to paint your walls, you may get some cracking as the house settles but this is usally between cornice and wall ,But I would check the plastering has been…

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silversandspainting
Jul 11, 2024 4:34 pm
guess5atm
guess5atm
11 July

Stairs Renovation

Stairs Renovation

Hi All, I have a relatively narrow stair case. I would like to renovate on a budget. Note we will be replacing the carpeted stairs with wooden floor + nosing. Wood to…

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guess5atm
Jul 11, 2024 10:00 am
lormarg
lormarg
10 July

Slow Building rate

Slow Building rate

Hi, I am building 2 x 2 story town houses in Melbourne. The sub floor and frame have gone up quite quickly but now the building process has slowed dramatically. When we…

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lormarg
Jul 10, 2024 2:34 pm

Should we build now or wait?

Should we build now or wait?

No one answered your question Do you reckon build costs are ever going to drop in future? No chance, for a number of reasons 1…

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building-expert
Jul 10, 2024 11:11 am
building-expert
Foma2
Foma2
9 July

How do you clean gutters ?

How do you clean gutters ?

Good suggestion but cannot be used in my case as facia and pergola are next to each other.

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Foma2
Jul 09, 2024 12:13 pm
Lset
Lset
8 July

What towns/estates were built in brisbane the early to mid 2

What towns/estates were built in brisbane the early to mid 2

Such as Mt cotton Morayfield Upper kedron Upper Coomera North Lakes Any more though ?

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Lset
Jul 08, 2024 1:16 pm
jagberg
jagberg
6 July

How do I edit and delete photos

How do I edit and delete photos

Usually, there should be an edit option visible when you view your post. If it’s not showing up, it might be worth checking if…

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jagberg
Jul 06, 2024 9:00 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
5 July

Metricon

Metricon

While true, I want to add to this. There are volume builders who also know how to manage the issues that come up with less…

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ponzutwo
Jul 05, 2024 11:19 am

Brick fence crqcked

Brick fence crqcked

I was going to guess that you have a footing issue. Eventually it should stop settling and you can re-render. This advice comes from personal experience. The settling…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 05, 2024 5:53 am
Ashington Homes
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
5 July

Change approved plans from bored piers to strip footings

Change approved plans from bored piers to strip footings

Make sure you have the required soil bearing capacity at the shallow founding depth and the strip footings are designed for the expected loads over (including the wind and…

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Eng. B A
Jul 05, 2024 5:50 am
Lucky544
Lucky544
4 July

Fowler Homes

Fowler Homes

Hi, can some one please share your recent experience with fowler homes. Planning to build PARIS and would like to know about any recent personal experiences.

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Lucky544
Jul 04, 2024 9:38 pm

1st time built home, on paper map looked great, reality was far different, I now have a looooooooong living room, and I have no idea how to properly utilize it, anyone has…

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ownerinproblem
Jul 03, 2024 9:40 pm
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
3 July

Active or 'stabilised' slab

Active or 'stabilised' slab

Seasonal ground movement is normally taken care of during the design of the slab, that is why you see external beams and also sometimes internal beams in the habitable…

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Eng. B A
Jul 03, 2024 7:15 pm
Mox80
Mox80
3 July

Liquidated Damages

Liquidated Damages

Let me restate key points properly Without seeing the specific contract, we cannot make assumptions about wet weather provisions. These must…

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Mox80
Jul 03, 2024 4:55 pm

Subdivision process length?

Subdivision process length?

Hi all, we're at the start of the process. Trying to get a response from the downstream neighbours (x2) regarding negotiating an easement for the stormwater. How long has…

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arrogant_menace
Jul 02, 2024 4:44 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
2 July

Buying unregistered land - future value

Buying unregistered land - future value

Banks don't lend on collateral they can't call. Good luck

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ponzutwo
Jul 02, 2024 1:16 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
2 July

liquidated damages

liquidated damages

you withhold LD from the final payment as standard per contract terms. If you expect a builder to return funds to you after you pay them the final payement, you're…

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ponzutwo
Jul 02, 2024 9:30 am
jagberg
jagberg
2 July

Sell with agent or no agent

Sell with agent or no agent

I sold my house about six months ago and faced the same dilemma about whether to use an agent. From my experience, using an agent has its advantages. They handle all the…

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jagberg
Jul 02, 2024 7:45 am
RaghavRaj
RaghavRaj
1 July

Custom Builder or Builder with Project Management Fees

Custom Builder or Builder with Project Management Fees

Hello Team, I'm a new builder and I would like to apologise upfront if this question has already been asked and answered. We are 3 friends and each of us are looking to…

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RaghavRaj
Jul 01, 2024 1:47 pm
Harsh_it
Harsh_it
1 July

Signature at Kellyville

Signature at Kellyville

Hi Saurabh, Did you end up investing in Signature@ Kellyville? I am interested but scared by reading the comments about their projects elsewhere

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Harsh_it
Jul 01, 2024 11:08 am
Eyespy
Eyespy
30 June

What to do

What to do

Hi I had an extension don't over 10yrs ago went through all the hoops except the final,who would I have to go through to get it certifide?

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Eyespy
Jun 30, 2024 2:55 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
28 June

Tree infront of the house Feng shu good or bad

Tree infront of the house Feng shu good or bad

but don't expect life's problems to be resolved because your stairs a re clean. This stuff is like astrology. Zero influence on actual real life. Do it because it gives…

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ponzutwo
Jun 28, 2024 10:43 am

Is this a bad situation - easement and manhole on property

Is this a bad situation - easement and manhole on property

yep still around $1000/m plus some design fees. Is that what you are asking? if not call me on 0431 712 792 cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Jun 25, 2024 3:36 pm
Ashington Homes

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole
1, 2

stewie D , appreciate all the informative advice here on the forum, in particular with encasing sewer lines. We are now in 2024, some 10 years since the indication of…

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GeneralYuehFei
Jun 25, 2024 3:14 pm
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
25 June

Water seepage into garage wall from Neighbour's garden bed

Water seepage into garage wall from Neighbour's garden bed

You need to install drainage in the 8 inch area. You can try one of the drainage cells that can go in narrow spaces along your garage wall with Geofabric protection and…

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Eng. B A
Jun 25, 2024 6:28 am
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
23 June

Is this carport adequately supported?

Is this carport adequately supported?

It will depend on whoever does the inspection and his pick up to details.

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Eng. B A
Jun 23, 2024 5:30 am
hiluxx
hiluxx
22 June

Building a pool for a battleaxe plot

Building a pool for a battleaxe plot

Thanks KnockItDown. I think I’ll focus on the house first, then talk about the pool. Therefore, no fiberglass pool for me and I’ll have to go with concrete, which will…

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hiluxx
Jun 22, 2024 2:50 pm
hiluxx
chippy
chippy
21 June

Architectural issue...😢

Architectural issue...😢

Exactly. In much the same way no one twigged when they looked at the plans during design.

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chippy
Jun 21, 2024 6:44 pm
chippy

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