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Exk53
Exk53
18 February

cemintel installation price

cemintel installation price

Hi All We planning to use cemintel on second floor of new build. Do you know price of installation Thank you

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Exk53
Feb 18, 2019 9:07 pm
ArnieZA
ArnieZA
18 February

Montville - GJ Gardner

Montville - GJ Gardner

Hi We're keen on building a Montville type home, but live in South Africa - so can't use GJ Gardener....is there anyone who can share the either photos or drawings of the…

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ArnieZA
Feb 18, 2019 2:29 pm
westbourne
westbourne
18 February

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Thanks for your suggestion. This would be my final step. I emailed to the Head of Construction Department. He agreed to let me to perform a pre-handover inspection…

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westbourne
Feb 18, 2019 8:35 am
alexp79
alexp79
16 February

Building Healthy Buildings

Building Healthy Buildings

I recently ran across a book called "Breathing Walls: A Biological Approach to Healthy Building Envelope Design And Construction" (

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alexp79
Feb 16, 2019 6:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 February

Survey Peg removed

Survey Peg removed

Ouch! Good luck trying to recoup the costs

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 16, 2019 1:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
MyFirst
MyFirst
16 February

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

There will always be gaps. Smaller ones probably cause even more headaches. Larger ones as least u can have some stick to get things out. Regardless a lesson to…

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MyFirst
Feb 16, 2019 10:48 am
FIH
FIH
16 February

Prelim deposit

Prelim deposit

How many copies of plans isn’t the problem. I drew the plans and made the house fit on the block. From there the builder gave them to their draftsmen and they came back…

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FIH
Feb 16, 2019 8:53 am
esanto1
esanto1
16 February

Outdoor Kitchen & Glass Balcony

Outdoor Kitchen & Glass Balcony

Not sure one on wheels is an option as my wife has her sights set on a particular outdoor kitchen. That being the case, maybe we should just stop the glass at each side of…

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esanto1
Feb 16, 2019 8:39 am
meowys
meowys
15 February

Arranging demolition in advance

Arranging demolition in advance

Thanks for all your input. We current have tenants, however they will vacate late March, hence deciding to take advantage and demo in April (hopefully). In that case, I'll…

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meowys
Feb 15, 2019 11:50 pm
sanjcrsta
sanjcrsta
15 February

DPC for rendered brick veneer house

DPC for rendered brick veneer house

As per Australian Standard “AS 4773.2-2010 Masonry in small buildings Part 2: Construction.” Section 9 Masonry Veneer Walls at part 9.6 “Damp-Proof Courses,…

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sanjcrsta
Feb 15, 2019 9:07 pm
jimbob73
jimbob73
15 February

noise coming from roof area

noise coming from roof area

Hi my house is 7 years old, wooden frame with vinyl cladding and steel roof. Recently a few times a day l hear a loud thump noise coming from inside the the roof area on…

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jimbob73
Feb 15, 2019 3:36 pm
alexp79
alexp79
15 February

FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

Welcome! Will be always interesting to learn about better/new technologies. Which prefab/modular systems would you recommend and why?

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alexp79
Feb 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Charmzy
Charmzy
15 February

Restaining a timber door? Help!

Restaining a timber door? Help!

I have been sanding back a timber entrance door (nearly done one side). I watched a few videos before commencing which state to sand the varnish back to the original wood,…

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Charmzy
Feb 15, 2019 9:00 am
aphsta
aphsta
15 February

Anyone building with Allworth Homes - Viva Plan ( Single Sto

Anyone building with Allworth Homes - Viva Plan ( Single Sto

I built with Allworth last year. Admin was fine, long and annoying but it’s the same with all builders. We had one major problem during our build, they missed our…

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aphsta
Feb 15, 2019 8:38 am
Dani232
Dani232
14 February

Newport 275

Newport 275

Have you started you build as yet? Would love to see some photos. We are still waiting on our land to settle. Bring on March!

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Dani232
Feb 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Havanatter4303
Havanatter4303
13 February

So, I bought a 1950 bungalow...on my own....now what?!?

So, I bought a 1950 bungalow...on my own....now what?!?

Thanks Chippy. I didn't think of air tasker....never used it before. 'Bout time I tried. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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Havanatter4303
Feb 13, 2019 10:11 am
Havanatter4303
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WowBingo
Feb 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Ansari
Ansari
12 February

Stuatory Warranty or Strata units Warranty

Stuatory Warranty or Strata units Warranty

Hi Guys, I am in middle of purchasing a unit registered in 11/10/17 in Toongabbie,NSW 2146. I got strata report yesterday and when asker about warranty of the unit,the…

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Ansari
Feb 12, 2019 7:21 am
pamvic
pamvic
11 February

Roof type

Roof type

We have recently built with DFH and if we were to build again I would insist on metal roof with full timber structure, no metal struts. We have found this causes roof…

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pamvic
Feb 11, 2019 1:16 pm
C.Muscat
C.Muscat
11 February

Don’t ever build with Mimosa Homes

Don’t ever build with Mimosa Homes

Don’t ever build with Mimosa Homes it’s just not worth the hassle, I will most likely have to go through VCAT or consider other legal options just to get things fixed…

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C.Muscat
Feb 11, 2019 1:01 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 February

Downpipes does this look right?

Downpipes does this look right?

The pipes look like they will meet the mandatory minimal surface coverage once you landscape. Downpipes never hold less than 3/4 of their volume as air unless they have…

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SaveH2O
Feb 10, 2019 5:47 pm
SaveH2O
westbourne
westbourne
10 February

Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Thanks for prompt response. I don't the tender fee as a deposit" on my contract.

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westbourne
Feb 10, 2019 10:13 am
Engineer
Engineer
8 February

Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

Have you paid a fixed price for the slab? Keep an eye on the reinforcing, make sure it is per the drawings and has cover from the sides and bottom of the trenches.

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Engineer
Feb 08, 2019 4:42 pm
Engineer
brokenstick
brokenstick
8 February

H Slab - Screw Piles

H Slab - Screw Piles

Agree as well, I would rather pay a bit extra and have my slab properly engineered (even overengineered slightly), than shopping around to try to do the slab as cheaply as possible

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brokenstick
Feb 08, 2019 4:32 pm
brokenstick
youngone
youngone
8 February

Austral brick cream

Austral brick cream

Hi my first post here. Deposit paid in Macdonald Jones Bronte. We are looking for a cream brick with off white mortar so as to replicate rendered or bagged…

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youngone
Feb 08, 2019 7:33 am
ZSasha
ZSasha
7 February

Gallery Homes - who are they?

Gallery Homes - who are they?

Hi guys, we came across an agency what worked with "their" builder which was "Gallery Homes". (in QLD) I found no such builder on Trustedreview, their own web site is…

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ZSasha
Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm
justme15
justme15
6 February

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
1, 2, 3

Need a house demolished? Super Demolition is what you’ve been in search for!! For a free quotation, call 1300 433 655 Providing more than you expect. Guaranteed NO…

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justme15
Feb 06, 2019 6:56 pm
Engineer
Engineer
6 February

Demolition questions

Demolition questions

There should be no reason for the original structural engineer not to take your calls. In fact they are key to this as they "own" the design of the slab and carry PL for…

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Engineer
Feb 06, 2019 11:35 am
Engineer

Bracing plans

Bracing plans

Yes, The wind bracing & connections should be greater for lighter and less stiff materials, I suggest you get your engineer to also check wind loading, Foundation…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 06, 2019 9:42 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Somanywhites
Somanywhites
5 February

Another question about whites

Another question about whites

We have had warm yellow with darker yellow trim in living areas for too many years. Now replacing cedar blinds with white shutters and repainting kitchen, dining, lounge…

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Somanywhites
Feb 05, 2019 7:32 pm
Joker
Joker
5 February

Irban edge worst

Irban edge worst

he said saleman was ruid and preaching ,not that their building standards were crap, sounds very believable that a frustated saleman takes it out on whoever is around.

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Joker
Feb 05, 2019 3:33 pm
gogo65
gogo65
5 February

Urban edge homes positive post taken down.

Urban edge homes positive post taken down.

Funnily enough I reported a post, where someone was extremely rude to me, and Ive heard nothing from Home one and no action taken on the post.

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gogo65
Feb 05, 2019 12:35 pm
gogo65
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
5 February

Provisional Sums

Provisional Sums

Cheers, I am happy with Darbecca Qld. Thanks.

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 05, 2019 12:03 pm
arodc
arodc
4 February

Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

That's my reason for trying to understand a bit more about it. Ideally the pipe isn't actually in use anymore and I can rip it up. Agree it's not ideal to plant over it if…

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arodc
Feb 04, 2019 4:44 pm
squidofman
squidofman
3 February

Fairman homes, Canberra

Fairman homes, Canberra

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Fairman homes in Canberra? Have been in touch regarding a property they're building in Throsby and selling through…

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squidofman
Feb 03, 2019 7:32 pm
kks
kks
3 February

Drainage issue side of house

Drainage issue side of house

Lol! Know exactly what you mean!!!!!!

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kks
Feb 03, 2019 7:01 pm
maggy
maggy
3 February

Building with Allworth-cdc approval

Building with Allworth-cdc approval

Hi there, we are planning to build with Allworth home - Viva plan. How did your journey with them go? Can you please share your experience?

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maggy
Feb 03, 2019 11:57 am
Lilac
Lilac
3 February

Blue Feature Wall recommendations - Kids bedroom

Blue Feature Wall recommendations - Kids bedroom

Hi I need to choose a feature wall colour and wanting a really nice deep blue (Navy). It’s for both my son’s bedrooms and all other walls are in Dulux Tranquil…

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Lilac
Feb 03, 2019 10:45 am
James Brown
James Brown
2 February

Gutter colour

Gutter colour

Gutter Color always should be dark colors because it is suitable for gutter. If you use light color then after sometime it looks dirty.

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James Brown
Feb 02, 2019 7:40 pm
random101
random101
1 February

Should draftsman pay for amendment?

Should draftsman pay for amendment?

I didn’t ask, but he made the changes and paid for the amendment himself. Said it was there stuff up so we’re happy to do it. It’s a small guesture but made a big…

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random101
Feb 01, 2019 11:47 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 January

Plumbing pipes to plan

Plumbing pipes to plan

Downpipe and stormwater pipe positions are most often nominal and it is up to the plumber to decide where they should go. I would say that you have two chances...Buckleys…

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SaveH2O
Jan 31, 2019 6:51 pm
SaveH2O
insider
insider
30 January

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report
1, 2

If you are using a soil report form 2007 then you will definitely need a new as the Australian standards have changed since then. An engineer can use engineering…

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insider
Jan 30, 2019 6:09 pm
insider
krishna85
krishna85
30 January

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Hi nx437, I have recently bought lot in Artherstone jan 2018. This is in palara 32 and was wondering if you could provide some insights on growth of this suburb. Regards, Hari

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krishna85
Jan 30, 2019 4:11 pm

Hi guys - long story short, we had natural timber flooring installed in our 80s home. The installers removed the carpet and ripped up the ceramic floor tiles in our…

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kryss
Jan 30, 2019 2:22 pm
yoyohv
yoyohv
30 January

She bought a Lemon

She bought a Lemon

Wow.... And here is me stressing out due to having to remove and pour again some concrete steps in exposed aggregate due to a "bad mix".

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yoyohv
Jan 30, 2019 1:21 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
29 January

Difference in price between timber floor joists or concrete

Difference in price between timber floor joists or concrete

I had a situation like that in the first house I built, I had a concrete slab where the garage was, then stepped up to ground floor granny flat on timber joists. Upstairs…

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 29, 2019 7:47 pm

So the spaces between the path and the fence on either side now have ground level yard gullies that take runoff to stormwater at front gutter. I think you get the idea. I…

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 29, 2019 2:21 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 January

Timber sleeper wall

Timber sleeper wall

I would see no reason why you couldn't have a timber sleeper wall 2m or even higher. The height only becomes an issue if you using it as a retaining wall. The height…

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bashworth
Jan 29, 2019 1:36 pm
bashworth
Mr C Dem
Mr C Dem
29 January

Ceramic Floor tiles

Ceramic Floor tiles

I can do picture and size but i dont know how old they are as i have no spares

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Mr C Dem
Jan 29, 2019 6:44 am

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