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teryhos
teryhos
26 October

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Hi everyone! Now I'm building a house with my husband so I'm so happy that found

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teryhos
Oct 26, 2021 8:47 am

Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!

Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!

We've lowered the pitch from 22.5 to 22.0 degrees (bringing the Ridge RL down by 60mm) and overall height of building is now 8.48m (below the 8.5m max height…

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dom0387
Dec 07, 2021 12:03 am

Wet roof insulation

Wet roof insulation

Hi I am in the process of building a 3 bedroom house. The roof is corrugated iron. The roof maintenance contractor installed the insulation then the corrugated iron but…

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nealrads01
Dec 06, 2021 11:47 pm
Joker
Joker
10 h

Metronest

Metronest

Unfortunately your in a pretty common situation,get sweet talked from sales persons whom won't accurately represent your experience coming and at a minimum feel like u…

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Joker
Dec 06, 2021 7:04 pm

Hi, all I'm building a home studio myself (no previous construction experience) based on a design from a draftsman. I worked quite a bit out for myself, but I have a…

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Mikes005
Dec 06, 2021 6:46 pm
Mikes005

Problems with Masterton Homes

Problems with Masterton Homes

What Joker said. It's 'funny' and I think Masterton , Mojo and a handful of others epitomize this - they present themselves as the "experts" who will take care of…

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boris594
Dec 06, 2021 3:11 pm
S_Padival
S_Padival
Yesterday

Internal door frame & door installer for Wyndham Vale VIC

Internal door frame & door installer for Wyndham Vale VIC

Can anyone please recommend installers for a set of door frames & door for the ensuite and pantry. Also, how do I go about this process? Do I buy the doors/frames…

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S_Padival
Dec 05, 2021 6:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 December

Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

Go onto your councils website under development application or maybe planning and have a look at the requirements for overlooking etc. Failing that take your plans into…

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Stewie D
Dec 05, 2021 12:48 pm

I thought as well but the close up photo shows wood savings. Wonder if it's board with shavings glued on?

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Odinivy2019
Dec 04, 2021 7:16 pm
Tasseachange
Tasseachange
4 December

Building on a slope

Building on a slope

Hi all. I've just had my first look at our part way built house (frame up and no roof). We're on a steep slope facing out to Bruny Island so plus is the views from the…

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Tasseachange
Dec 04, 2021 3:14 pm
babird
babird
4 December

Building with Tempo Living

Building with Tempo Living

Anyone have experience building with them? Looking for any feedback, good or bad. Thanks.

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babird
Dec 04, 2021 8:42 am
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
3 December

Floor plan thoughts

Floor plan thoughts

We have a similar layout in a 5x12 space, and there is a fair bit of room between each area. On top of that our modular L shaped sofa is pretty large, and we have an 8…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 03, 2021 11:59 am
tranlan257
tranlan257
2 December

How long can timber framing be exposed to weather?

How long can timber framing be exposed to weather?

Found this article from HIA which may be relevant. In general, there are a few factors that would affect the level of degradation to timber frames (Time of exposure, The…

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tranlan257
Dec 02, 2021 4:06 pm
Noname
Noname
2 December

Estate developer enforcing Landscaping guidelines

Estate developer enforcing Landscaping guidelines

estate design requirements aren't different for owner occ or investment. They're trying to achieve a unified look. Install some automatic reticulation so that tenants…

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Noname
Dec 02, 2021 1:14 pm

House Extension 2 stage Roofing question

House Extension 2 stage Roofing question

Hey Nicolette.rae Welcome to the forum I would say your designer has done the bare min. for Development Application (DA) approvals without fully understanding the overall…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 01, 2021 11:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Slab Edge, Concrete Upstand - External Side Waterproofing

Slab Edge, Concrete Upstand - External Side Waterproofing

Check your Certified Construction Engineering Details There should be a reference to waterproofing, either footings or wall section detail...was it not inspected during…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 01, 2021 8:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 December

Water tanks and building codes

Water tanks and building codes
1, 2, 3

It's an amazing transformation. I wish that the inept building and plumbing regulatory bodies that are ostensibly there to govern Standards and protect home owners from…

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SaveH2O
Dec 01, 2021 7:09 am
SaveH2O
groundzero
groundzero
30 November

Water pooling around footings

Water pooling around footings

First thing is to get a professional plumber to check your pipes for a leak. It looks to me that water maybe entering under your house from the front yard lawn area…

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groundzero
Nov 30, 2021 9:33 pm
groundzero
groundzero
30 November

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

I can tell you the 3 things require for significant slab heave are 1.initial dry clay 2.highly or extremely reactive clay and then 3.a source of water. I have seen…

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groundzero
Nov 30, 2021 9:13 pm
Livo4Life
Livo4Life
29 November

Water leak/stain

Water leak/stain

😅😅 Cheers mate Tbf I was hoping it was going to be a box gutter option (aesthetically more appealing I guess) but maybe it's a silver lining to have it this way…

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Livo4Life
Nov 29, 2021 7:52 pm
jagberg
jagberg
29 November

King Homes

King Homes

Has anyone done a recent price estimate with King? I was basically told prices have shot up 100-200k and I shouldnt waste my time doing a tender with them. Thats really…

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jagberg
Nov 29, 2021 3:23 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
29 November

Crossover/driveway question

Crossover/driveway question

With narrow blocks, it is usually stipulated by the developer which side you need to put your garage. Your house will have a build to boundary garage and so will the…

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bestspecials
Nov 29, 2021 2:10 pm
bestspecials
paul_di
paul_di
29 November

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
1, 2

Hi All, Was stage 2 released yet? It was supposed to be released this March, and then we were told it would happen in Oct. However, my block was not released yet. Was it…

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paul_di
Nov 29, 2021 10:32 am
Ramga
Ramga
28 November

Eagle Home

Eagle Home

Hi , Has any one built Princess parrot with Eagle home? Are you happy with it ? If you build princess parrot please share your experience ? Anything that I need to know,…

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Ramga
Nov 28, 2021 11:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)

Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)

Hey orp23 Welcome to the forum If you can get 50 years out of a house with limited maintenance and repairs then consider yourself lucky. Structural repairs will require…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 8:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
aussieta
aussieta
25 November

Builder shutting down franchise

Builder shutting down franchise

is the flow the same with hot or cold water

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aussieta
Nov 25, 2021 4:24 pm
aussieta
jas25t
jas25t
25 November

Double crossover

Double crossover

Think about the turning circle of the vehicle you intend to use. You will need at the minimum the entire circle for the distance between the outside of both crossovers.…

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jas25t
Nov 25, 2021 12:03 pm

Hi, I need to increase the height of my brick fence. I plan to just lay the new bricks on top. I have never layer bricks before, is it a easy task? Can you share any…

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FelixTheBuilder
Nov 24, 2021 7:08 pm
arman1201
arman1201
24 November

Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?

Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?

Hi all looking to do a KDRB in Brisbane southside. Issue with the block is there's a stormwater pipe running diagonally through the lot. according to DBYD it's around 1m…

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arman1201
Nov 24, 2021 5:34 pm
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
24 November

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2

Hello All I have purchased from Signature in 2018......still no handover..........For people who has already purchased..... hope you have a lot of patients. They never…

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Twistedspiky
Nov 24, 2021 5:25 pm
radiuz
radiuz
24 November

Comment on my floor plan please

Comment on my floor plan please

I would combine Theatre and Lounge as one bigger room rather than 2 smaller rooms makes it more usable as a multi-purpose 2nd living zone.

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radiuz
Nov 24, 2021 10:37 am
Living Nightmare
Living Nightmare
24 November

Experience with DJ Roberts

Experience with DJ Roberts

I'm currently building with DJ's. My build is an absolute nightmare, from what I can tell, anybody that has or is building with them has had the same experience.

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Living Nightmare
Nov 24, 2021 9:12 am
Francoruss
Francoruss
23 November

Address change for corner blocks

Address change for corner blocks

Hi everyone, I am about to build my house on a corner lot in Box Hill, NSW. The address on the registration papers was 'B' street but my house and driveway will be…

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Francoruss
Nov 23, 2021 6:05 pm

Just in case you miss all my ramblings, there is a 'more' button in my reply.

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crazyaustrian
Nov 23, 2021 2:38 pm
RavenX
RavenX
23 November

Solar Panel and structural warranty,

Solar Panel and structural warranty,

Thanks John, wouldn’t l need a structural engineer or would a building inspector suffice? They are definitely trying to pass the liability back to their customers, l am…

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RavenX
Nov 23, 2021 6:51 am
Contaksujeet
Contaksujeet
22 November

Private Inspector for new house in Sydney - Which one

Private Inspector for new house in Sydney - Which one

Hi there, I am looking at hiring a private inspector for my house construction. Any tips, insight on how to deal with the builder with the issues identified, or should I…

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Contaksujeet
Nov 22, 2021 9:53 am
rpatel2
rpatel2
20 November

Home constructed of Harie board with EPS sandwich panels in

Home constructed of Harie board with EPS sandwich panels in

I am thinking of purchasing a property which is 13 years old and it contains EPS throughout the entire home across both storeys. Is there an issue? I hear EPS is not a…

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rpatel2
Nov 20, 2021 10:34 am

This demonstrates a common sub standard practice. Knowing the roof area to be harvested should have them also calculate the roof drainage rates at…

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SaveH2O
Nov 19, 2021 8:34 pm
SaveH2O
dmm12
dmm12
19 November

Agi Pipe

Agi Pipe

Ok makes sense ill open the corner wider to accomodate

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dmm12
Nov 19, 2021 7:23 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
19 November

Designer needed for changes of House Drawing

Designer needed for changes of House Drawing

Michael I have a designer who lives really close to you and is very good. I will PM you his details Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Nov 19, 2021 5:26 am
Ashington Homes
jake_paul
jake_paul
18 November

Melbourne fencing costs

Melbourne fencing costs

Hi, the fence price starts from 70$-150$ (without installation charges) but it could vary in different areas.

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jake_paul
Nov 18, 2021 8:23 pm
jake_paul
jake_paul
18 November

Extension Renovation

Extension Renovation

construction estimator aka quantity surveyor can help you before starting the work.

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jake_paul
Nov 18, 2021 8:00 pm
Steve31204
Steve31204
18 November

Colorbond Roof

Colorbond Roof

Hi Shane, Our builder seems to think that because we previously had tiles, all of the weight that has come off the roof is the issue. The structure is now lighter and is…

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Steve31204
Nov 18, 2021 3:55 pm
Shannon80
Shannon80
18 November

Off White (very slightly grey) render

Off White (very slightly grey) render

Hi all We are looking to re render our house in a very light grey/off white colour. Looking at Taubmans Thin Ice or Dulux Snow Season. Has anyone used either of these or…

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Shannon80
Nov 18, 2021 11:46 am

Hi guys may house practical completion is next week, could you please help me with identifying the below things I found from my…

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dishajason
Nov 17, 2021 9:18 pm
dishajason
aph1985
aph1985
17 November

Warranty for Roof

Warranty for Roof

Hi All, I have constructed my house in southeast Melbourne in 2015. I was given 7 years warranty from the builder. My 7 years warranty will expire in Feb 2022 Now,…

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aph1985
Nov 17, 2021 3:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 November

Building Dispute: 500mm missing from top floor

Building Dispute: 500mm missing from top floor

You need to take back possession of the site and the keys...literally you are stuck But seek legal advice as I'm not a lawyer Sorry there's no easy way out OT, Others…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 17, 2021 11:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SRP
SRP
17 November

Road side KDR issues

Road side KDR issues

https://www.premiertraditionalhomes.com.au/ is another builder I got from my neighbour who has just build and having same issues as me.

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SRP
Nov 17, 2021 11:12 am
Mauromario
Mauromario
16 November

Slab heave/ slab design/ engineering questions.....

Slab heave/ slab design/ engineering questions.....

Underpinning done and Agricultural pipe installed 800mm deep in to clay around the house, just waiting on the engineers report that we had done 12 on the after the works…

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Mauromario
Nov 16, 2021 11:42 pm
makido
makido
16 November

Chevron or Herringbone Timber Floor

Chevron or Herringbone Timber Floor

Thanks for your feedback

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makido
Nov 16, 2021 3:51 pm
MBX3
MBX3
16 November

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Apologies if I am hijacking the thread but I believe all involved may be of some help to me Our slab has now bee poured but I have found a…

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MBX3
Nov 16, 2021 9:32 am
MBX3

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