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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 3:39 pm

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

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
MarkusjOZ
MarkusjOZ
21 June

How do I edit and delete photos

How do I edit and delete photos

What version of the iPad are you using? I'm assuming that you are using the built-in browser with no extra plugins?

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MarkusjOZ
Jun 21, 2024 7:59 am
MarkusjOZ

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
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
11 June

FACADES Upvc cladding / brick / foam render

FACADES Upvc cladding / brick / foam render

your builder would be able to answer that question accurately based on plan.

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ponzutwo
Jun 11, 2024 11:36 am
dotty
dotty
11 June

Sourcing cheaper priced paint?

Sourcing cheaper priced paint?

For 5 - 10L, you've dwindled your savings by the time you've spent researching.

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dotty
Jun 11, 2024 10:01 am
Mofflepop
Mofflepop
10 June

Electric sliding gate at driveway

Electric sliding gate at driveway

Hello all, After some recommendations for Brisbane or SE Qld companies who do electric sliding gates. I have no idea what my limitations are (block width is 15 metres…

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Mofflepop
Jun 10, 2024 6:58 pm
Mofflepop
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
9 June

Building on a lot with fill, have retaining wall over 6ft hi

Building on a lot with fill, have retaining wall over 6ft hi

If level one compaction/certified, this is generally can be found on as it has been compacted as per Australian Standards. The soil report should state the certificate of…

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Eng. B A
Jun 09, 2024 5:22 am
Bk3064
Bk3064
7 June

Omni built homes brisbane - builders feedback

Omni built homes brisbane - builders feedback

Thanks , we decided to go with them now in the process of designing, yes I agree they are super flexible with design and super flexibility with our needs , anyway one…

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Bk3064
Jun 07, 2024 3:43 pm
rjn
rjn
7 June

PREcast CONCRETE HOUSE BUILDER GOLDCOAST

PREcast CONCRETE HOUSE BUILDER GOLDCOAST

hi looking for extension of house carport and on back of house with precast concrete . any gd builder in Goldcoast?

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rjn
Jun 07, 2024 2:49 pm
jagberg
jagberg
7 June

soffits dont reach fascia Help to fix

soffits dont reach fascia Help to fix

If the soffits don't reach the fascia after replacing them, consider installing a J-channel or a trim piece to cover the gaps. Another option is to…

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jagberg
Jun 07, 2024 2:31 am
kancy
kancy
6 June

Incomplete Building Project

Incomplete Building Project

Hello, Recently I have also been looking for builder insurance companies in Australia and found a few suggestions on Google. I came across a leading company named Dwelcom…

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kancy
Jun 06, 2024 11:37 pm

Drainage help back yard

Drainage help back yard

Hi All, Built a new home in 2022 the backyard had some drainage issues with the backyard flooding, I got a plumber out and they installed 3 storm water drains and plumbed…

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JSESTAGE1B
Jun 05, 2024 7:00 pm

Subdividing

Subdividing

Hi Carma The subdivision process for a duplex is completely seperate to construction. In NSW in some areas you have to apply to council for the subdivision and in some…

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Ashington Homes
Jun 05, 2024 5:52 am
Ashington Homes

framing issue

framing issue

Is that a party wall for a duplex?

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Ashington Homes
Jun 05, 2024 5:44 am
Ashington Homes

Help with how to remove two granite boulders on vacant land

Help with how to remove two granite boulders on vacant land

I'd try posting it on airtasker. I am sure you will find someone willing do take them for a couple of hundred $

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Ashington Homes
Jun 05, 2024 5:41 am
Ashington Homes

I am looking at replacing some overhead power cable and I am trying to work out what gauge of cable this is so I can price it. The outer edge of the sheath has a diameter…

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Othello
Jun 05, 2024 2:30 am
Louise92
Louise92
3 June

Tree Removal on easement - help

Tree Removal on easement - help

Hey Beth In a similar situation and also in Kingston council. May I ask how you went please? Thank you

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Louise92
Jun 03, 2024 10:32 pm

I am currently doing a bathroom renovation and want to put in a window that is narrow than the current one in a brick opening. Can I fit the window on the bottom noggin…

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Bigdog7676
Jun 03, 2024 6:14 pm
Jibbah24
Jibbah24
2 June

Can I use plans purchased online....?

Can I use plans purchased online....?

The plan (excuse the pun) ideally is to do just that and take the basic floor plans and elevations that we have bought and have a draftsman replicate them to comply prior…

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Jibbah24
Jun 02, 2024 7:28 pm

GIFTED LAND/FHB HOME LOAN

GIFTED LAND/FHB HOME LOAN

Hi there, I hope someone can give me some insight into a (very lucky) situation I'm dealing with. My Mum was gifted property by my grandfather after he passed. My…

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alwaysanxious
Jun 01, 2024 4:36 pm
alwaysanxious
Kessy
Kessy
31 May

Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect
1, 2

So sorry for what your going through. It's quite stressful as everyone puts their life savings into a home only for builders to rush jobs and not provide quality homes…

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Kessy
May 31, 2024 6:13 pm

Roof Plumbing - no compliance certificate ?

Roof Plumbing - no compliance certificate ?

Hi Sillysausage1900, Hope all is well. I came across this forum as Im somewhat same situation with you regarding Roof Plumbing certificate requirement. Im requesting a…

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DelmarDimay
May 31, 2024 2:29 pm

Fence issues with neighbour

Fence issues with neighbour

Rule of thumb the sides and rear fences are required for privacy and exclusive use of the back yard. There is a mutual benefit to BOTH neighbours so it is a shared…

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BuildingandLegal
May 31, 2024 12:46 am
BuildingandLegal

Structafloor/subfloor laying question 3600x800 sheets.

Structafloor/subfloor laying question 3600x800 sheets.

As above, you will need to trim your sheet to land on the joist, also make sure you are running your length at right angles to the joists

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BuildingandLegal
May 31, 2024 12:40 am
BuildingandLegal

Concrete query!

Concrete query!

You might want someone to check your vinyl, the red of the floor and the way the vinyl has torn, it would be the right age to be asbestos vinyl. The moisture is an issue,…

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BuildingandLegal
May 31, 2024 12:37 am
BuildingandLegal
Pulse
Pulse
27 May

Subfloor wetness

Subfloor wetness

is it wet to touch? could it be dried floor coating from above?

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Pulse
May 27, 2024 6:28 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
26 May

Open wood fireplace

Open wood fireplace

I have had a free standing wood heater in my home for the past 25 years. It didn't get used much at all ( maybe only 20 times per year) for the initial 20 years as we had…

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oldchippy
May 26, 2024 11:36 am

Feasibility on cancelling my unethical builder's license

Feasibility on cancelling my unethical builder's license

Why isn't Darbecca advising you? You could go through the whole process and find that VBA merely reprimands the builder. You now have not enough money left on the contract…

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building-expert
May 25, 2024 9:00 am
building-expert

Repairs Compliance after Storm damage

Repairs Compliance after Storm damage

Hi all, I have a lovely two story mid century house built 1962 with flat roof, box gutters and wide eaves. Unfortunately a tree came down on one corner and damaged a 4m x…

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pritchard.david.john
May 23, 2024 8:25 pm
vivi1907
vivi1907
23 May

Permit for driveway

Permit for driveway

We are building with Metricon which include the driveway. We closed the existing driveway and open new one. They told us that we need to get permit from transport nsw and…

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vivi1907
May 23, 2024 7:02 am

thanks chippy! here is the back of the wall which has not been backfilled yet. Here is the same back of the wall taken from the other end, behind the steps. As you…

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robertye112
May 22, 2024 5:32 pm

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2, 3

Pretty sure they have atleast 3 developments going now and Nelson rdis only 2 yrs behind. They are delaying everyone with every excuse under the sun and almost never reply…

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disgruntled56
May 21, 2024 2:48 pm

How to obtain certificates if my builder went into liquidati

How to obtain certificates if my builder went into liquidati

Hi Kristen24 I am so sorry that you are going through this. Other than losing money this is the worst part of a builder going broke and I can't believe he is holding…

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Ashington Homes
May 21, 2024 5:24 am
Ashington Homes

Any experience with Dwelcom

Any experience with Dwelcom

Hey Mate, I faced the same issue that you are facing. My builder left my house incomplete after going through liquidation. In…

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William Noah
May 20, 2024 3:46 pm
lukazi
lukazi
20 May

Landscaping ideas

Landscaping ideas

Hi guys, We recently purchased a house and the frontyard is in an average condition. See pictures in the links below. Issues: 1. Pavers are uneven (marked in yellow) and…

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lukazi
May 20, 2024 11:01 am

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