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STAGE 2

STAGE 2

This goes on all the time, Be it a block of land, building contract, whatever you aren't safe from price increases until you've made a start? ie slab down at least

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 07, 2018 1:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
ben888
ben888
7 June

entrance

entrance

As with a lot of these things, it comes down to personal choice, and if you are living in the house, I wouldn't change something simply because of what someone might think…

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ben888
Jun 07, 2018 9:51 am
ben888

Cut and fill slopy land

Cut and fill slopy land

Luji There's a heap (get it) of information you haven't provided, eg Builder/OB?, House design?, Planning regulations/Height, Retaining/options and most important of all…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 07, 2018 8:13 am
StructuralBIMGuy

That's not that big of a problem, you can always move the gutter like in this on that side

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Carpentacular
Jun 06, 2018 7:08 pm

Should I Hire a 3rd party Building Inspector for Final Inspe

Should I Hire a 3rd party Building Inspector for Final Inspe

I would definitely have a recommended private inspector go to visit with you. Worth every cent but that's my opinion and experience. Sorry I'm not familiar with plantation.

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BrownDog77
Jun 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
5 June

How to best preserve treated pine retaining walls

How to best preserve treated pine retaining walls

You are only sealing only one side as the other side with black plastic is not sealed. There’s even controversy black plastic versus geo fabric which allows water to…

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Gaudi
Jun 05, 2018 9:39 pm
jabbriel
jabbriel
5 June

Ranshe Builders

Ranshe Builders

Hi did you end up building with Ransche and how did you find them

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jabbriel
Jun 05, 2018 7:09 pm
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bank
Jun 05, 2018 10:05 am
bank

Calleya BAL Requirements

Calleya BAL Requirements

A fire station or route near your house ....That's funny tho not for you

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 04, 2018 8:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy

My little DIY irrigation system

My little DIY irrigation system

After lot of time I publish a post. In this video I install my first DIY irrigation system. I hope it helps you. _isFr1pn1ek

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Cyberminusie
Jun 04, 2018 5:39 am
Cyberminusie

I’m so glad I dug up this to post a picture that has made me changed my mind about composite. Thanks saint mike. Haven’t laughed so much for a while about my deck…

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Gaudi
Jun 03, 2018 11:33 pm

Any skip bin hire companies to recommend?

Any skip bin hire companies to recommend?

We need around 15 6m3 Skips over the course of 6 months in Clovelly. Anyone have any recommendations?

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william2009
Jun 02, 2018 6:52 pm

Shale Grey vs Surfmist

Shale Grey vs Surfmist

Hi there. We are about to build and love ur colour choices. Are the bricks around your garage pewter?

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scottyprov
Jun 02, 2018 5:07 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 June

Waterproofing balcony question

Waterproofing balcony question
1, 2

Do you have a floor waste in the tiles on balcony? Just wondering if floor wastes would assist at all with water clearing? Likely a naive question.

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Gaudi
Jun 01, 2018 4:07 am

Quiet Step underlay or Regupol cork underlay

Quiet Step underlay or Regupol cork underlay

thank you alex. The joists and particle boards have been laid already so may not be further flexibility to add anything more. I might just go with quiet step then…

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crazysafari
May 31, 2018 11:04 pm
crazysafari

Starting new build from scratch. Mernda Sloping land

Starting new build from scratch. Mernda Sloping land

Hi, the house will be east facing, with minimal windows on the north side. we have decided to use double glazing in commercial frames. Hoping the house will be extremely…

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its.just.sharon
May 31, 2018 10:21 pm

Water Use During Build

Water Use During Build

Hey Sethor Careless Brick Trades are well renowned for leaving taps running

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 31, 2018 12:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Banyan27
Banyan27
29 May

Aquarevo Lyndhurst

Aquarevo Lyndhurst

Aquarevo -the new estate under construction in Lyndhurst. If…

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Banyan27
May 29, 2018 11:31 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
28 May

Questions regarding building quality of new home

Questions regarding building quality of new home

Building is like a box of chocolates Never know what you are going to get... even with the same builder - different trades and different supervisors on site (or meant or…

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Gaudi
May 28, 2018 12:05 am
MrSingh
MrSingh
27 May

Buliding with Mirvac Bromely 220

Buliding with Mirvac Bromely 220

I would love to know if anyone buliding in Schofield with Mirvac? What is your journey so far? What are the worghy upgrades have you chosen? Any suggestions or ideas? I…

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MrSingh
May 27, 2018 3:31 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 May

Too many windows?

Too many windows?

Personally, I do think it does look overglazed. But even worse is the fact that these windows face S & W. The two worst aspects for windows. Western windows are…

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ddarroch
May 27, 2018 2:37 pm
Ray58674
Ray58674
27 May

Buying a Villa in schofields

Buying a Villa in schofields

Hi there, We have liked one off the plan villa (3bed,2bath,1garage).. I don’t like duplex for some reason...Dont know why:-)..size is not too bad... 160sqm+ builds up…

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Ray58674
May 27, 2018 12:04 am
vDutch
vDutch
25 May

Filling in under slab ductwork

Filling in under slab ductwork

G'day everyone, I have recently installed ducted r/c in my late 70's house. The old gas ducted was costing a fortune. Now that the old gas system is redundant, have…

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vDutch
May 25, 2018 10:02 pm
bank
bank
25 May

Boundary fences - cost per metre?

Boundary fences - cost per metre?

$50 does sound cheap. All our quotes for only 1800mm high were around $60/m. I'd be asking if they have seen this persons work, and getting another quote in the hope of…

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bank
May 25, 2018 11:22 am
bank
bank
bank
25 May

Space Estimates

Space Estimates

It can be done, we have butlers/kitchen/dining/family in a line with an internal space of 11.8x5.4m. I feel our width is plenty wide enough (no laundry and only a 8 seat…

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bank
May 25, 2018 11:13 am
bank
madj-m
madj-m
24 May

KDR with Metricon Signature

KDR with Metricon Signature

Hi We are in the midst of deciding how we proceed with our knockdown/rebuild we are planning to do in Melbourne. We had plans drawn up for a 42 sq house, with decent…

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madj-m
May 24, 2018 6:29 am
MichelleK
MichelleK
23 May

Domaine Homes

Domaine Homes

Hi. Which sales person are you dealing with? We had a pushy salesperson and paid the tender, only to almost pull out because we would have been better off waiting (after…

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MichelleK
May 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Gloria55
Gloria55
23 May

Considering colour choices for outdoor living areas.

Considering colour choices for outdoor living areas.

I see some folks getting great advice on colour schemes for their new home builds, however I just want to point out that it could be helpful to also consider any future…

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Gloria55
May 23, 2018 10:42 am
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Gaudi
May 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 May

Clause in contract about independent inspections

Clause in contract about independent inspections
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If you builder is asking for 2 weeks to rectify after inspection reports Are they ok with you delaying stage payments for these 2 weeks? Will they respond in writing to…

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Gaudi
May 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 May

Entry styling

Entry styling

I vote first one too! Slight difference with dramatic result

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Gaudi
May 22, 2018 10:28 pm
corkco
corkco
22 May

spray cork on the ceilings and walls

spray cork on the ceilings and walls

We would like to spray cork on the ceilings and walls. Can this also be done on a surface which is covered with textured wallpaper?

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corkco
May 22, 2018 4:38 pm
corkco
wesky
wesky
21 May

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

I just got off of the phone to AAMI after their backend/review team. Long story short, they have no idea why there's a huge increase and from all reference on their end,…

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wesky
May 21, 2018 10:57 am

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
1 ... 44, 45, 46

THIS IS BTF 22 CSIRO PART 2 BELOW IS EVERYTHING THE PROBLEMS Site water problem identification It is essential to investigate the site and prepare it in…

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Mauromario
May 21, 2018 1:13 am

Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

Definitely stick to the north to rear block! It’s more energy efficient. We have an easement running along our back fence as well. Can’t build anything on it ,…

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Hillsbuilds
May 19, 2018 12:29 pm
arodc
arodc
18 May

Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

I recently washed my decks down using Intergrain Reviva. I accidentally splashed some of the Intergrain Reviva on painted surfaces – the surface painted in a lighter…

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arodc
May 18, 2018 6:46 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
18 May

Which side of block will receive more sunlight

Which side of block will receive more sunlight

Yep, as others have stated, Block B is the best, as it's north to rear. Block A, north to front, is the worst orientation you can have. This is because a large double…

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ddarroch
May 18, 2018 2:47 pm

Lintel bowing

Lintel bowing

ozmonkeyoy Ok I get it, you ask for assistance and in addition you don't like what you read. Here are my further comments 1. Put a claim on your Builders Inspectors PI…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 18, 2018 1:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 May

Garden Soil Crack

Garden Soil Crack

How did you go cesarspalace?

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Gaudi
May 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 May

Scratched powder coated windows and chipped tiles.

Scratched powder coated windows and chipped tiles.

The scratches on frames are easy touch ups. Mine were scratched worse than this. The swollen window sill makes me wonder what’s going on underneath

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Gaudi
May 17, 2018 8:27 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
17 May

Sarking - to sark or not to sark?

Sarking - to sark or not to sark?

Don't forget, there are also vapour permeable wraps available these days, which allow moisture to pass but not air. They improve that air barrier to reduce insulation…

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IamSAM
May 17, 2018 10:07 am
IamSAM
Geo1
Geo1
16 May

$ 19800.00 for H2 SLAB UPGRADE ?

$ 19800.00 for H2 SLAB UPGRADE ?

If your slab has been called Class P it means there is something that governs the site to be classified as a "Problem" Site. You need to ascertain why its been called…

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Geo1
May 16, 2018 10:20 pm

Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Provence looks expensive especially since it’s a flat roof system. Flat roof is also more likely to cause you problems in the long run. However it does look better. Is…

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kirashogun
May 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
16 May

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

No one answered this topic back in 2012....but I have exactly the same question. Anyone?

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Agent_009
May 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Agent_009
CC7
CC7
16 May

Help with this "random" pipe cut into side of slab and frame

Help with this "random" pipe cut into side of slab and frame

oh that's an annoying spot since it will be carpeted. It must be hard for them sometimes, where we know the plans left, right, upside, underneath haha. Mistakes can…

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CC7
May 16, 2018 12:38 pm
CC7

Was the lighting. Amazing the effect it has:

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DaveL
May 16, 2018 9:59 am

Thinking to buy house and land package at Horizon Marsden Pa

Thinking to buy house and land package at Horizon Marsden Pa

Hello Guys, I am new to this forum. I am thinking to buy a house and land package in Precinct 3. I just want to find out if this particular estate is flood prone. I have…

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rakeshnirzari1
May 15, 2018 12:16 pm

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