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George Henry
Jul 13, 2024 2:42 pm
slepax
slepax
13 h

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
Bimbob
Bimbob
15 h

Hebel + steel frame vs brick+ timber frame

Hebel + steel frame vs brick+ timber frame

Some metal frame companies will provide magnetic fixings that allow you to mount items without the need for mechanical fixings.

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Bimbob
Jul 14, 2024 12:22 pm
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Bimbob
Jul 14, 2024 12:20 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
Ankit Roy
Ankit Roy
3 July

Laminated glass?

Laminated glass?

"Laminated glass enhances safety and security, ideal for commercial and residential applications. SWASTIK FACTORY PRIVATE LIMITED's expertise ensures high-quality…

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Ankit Roy
Jul 03, 2024 5:09 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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730
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
miteq
miteq
21 June

Landscaper to Avoid - Victoria

Landscaper to Avoid - Victoria

Yes, there was a contract. But this seems to mean nothing. As you can see from above, I won the judgement against him and I didn't even need to show any type of…

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miteq
Jun 21, 2024 10:36 am
miteq
Bk3064
Bk3064
21 June

Gas Abolishment - Brisbane city council

Gas Abolishment - Brisbane city council

Just for reference, it took almost 7 weeks to complete after numerous phone calls , brisbane city council approval took 4 weeks , however gas company rescheduled the jobs…

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Bk3064
Jun 21, 2024 10:31 am
Bk3064
Bk3064
21 June

Risk of signing contract before soil test

Risk of signing contract before soil test

did you builder accepted that for final design ? our builder want to do final soil test after demolition as soil gets disturbed , pre build we got P with H1 but post…

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Bk3064
Jun 21, 2024 9:51 am

Thanks, great points. I am hoping that having my garage wall being the only retaining wall will compensate for that risk. From what I understand, this was mandated by the…

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ck14
Jun 20, 2024 12:08 pm

Plastering with shadow line P50

Plastering with shadow line P50

We are in the process are having walls and ceilings plastered. Our plasterer is saying that because the room is out of square that installing shadow line will not look…

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renovator_me
Jun 19, 2024 3:58 pm

Hi all Long time reader here, first time poster. My Mum bought a house a few years back and the downpipes off the bullnose verandah basically just went about a meter…

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Schmo
Jun 16, 2024 8:52 am
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
16 June

Changing roof truss spacing for skylights?

Changing roof truss spacing for skylights?

A qualified structural engineer is needed to check the new spacing for the current trusses/roof battens sizes and if required design extra truss each side of the opening…

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Eng. B A
Jun 16, 2024 4:49 am
lukazi
lukazi
14 June

Downpipe dischargin next to carport wall

Downpipe dischargin next to carport wall

Thanks so much! So i really need to run this pipe into a soakwell? Any idea of how much it costs to install a small soakwell with piping?

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lukazi
Jun 14, 2024 9:03 am
Benny123
Benny123
13 June

Box gutter

Box gutter

My query is whether anyone has suggestions on if/how anything can be done with this setup. Forget the budget.

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Benny123
Jun 13, 2024 2:27 pm
syau
syau
11 June

Mojo Homes site costs

Mojo Homes site costs

Hi Jersey boy, How did you go with the site costs?

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syau
Jun 11, 2024 10:45 pm

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