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KatFife
KatFife
16 August

Expansion Foam

Expansion Foam

Great thanks will look into your links. Appreciate it.

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KatFife
Aug 16, 2018 6:41 pm
iTool
iTool
16 August

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Why don't you wait until they've installed the edge boards and then measure it to satisfy yourself? There's no harm in keeping an eye on things, but there's also no point…

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iTool
Aug 16, 2018 7:27 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
15 August

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
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Congratulations Mauromario! What a long journey to VCAT, but well deserved outcome for you and your careless builder. Was the builder given a timeline to fix the…

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Jo F
Jo F
12 August

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

Waiting on contract with coral to come through and we can finally start building.... have been waiting for around 15 months for our land to register, which finally…

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Jo F
Aug 12, 2018 5:23 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
12 August

Email

Email

Hello how do i update my email in my profile. Thanks

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kassan1973
Aug 12, 2018 12:53 pm
meowys
meowys
11 August

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Yes, the custom builder I'm talking about is a boutique builder. We have our own preferred designer, etc. and will purely use the builder to build.

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meowys
Aug 11, 2018 5:39 pm

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and would love to get some advice/opinions on window colour selection. Our house will use pgh espresso brick with weatherboard on…

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Karolien123
Aug 10, 2018 12:24 pm
ethan870
ethan870
9 August

CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII

CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII

Thanks. It is just a visit on Saturday anyway, so hopefully I can ask someone there :) Thanks for the info. Have a good evening. Cheers

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ethan870
Aug 09, 2018 6:42 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
9 August

Silicone between floor tile and skirting board

Silicone between floor tile and skirting board

My builder is the same, I wanted flooring first and then skirting boards as I hate the quad look. They wouldn't do that, but said they could leave the skirting boards…

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brokenstick
Aug 09, 2018 1:23 pm
brokenstick
meowys
meowys
8 August

Cladding & insulation

Cladding & insulation

Thanks all for your input.

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meowys
Aug 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
7 August

Natural light

Natural light

Quality of light depends on house orientation and window positioning and shadowing from neighbor houses, trees etc The block you choose should determine your house plan…

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Gaudi
Aug 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August

neighbours gutterbox overhangs into my property

neighbours gutterbox overhangs into my property

Sounds like a dick-head. But - you have to decide how far you want to go. Is the grain/gutter really an issue ? Can you do minor thing that alleviates the problem ?

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Saint Mike
Aug 07, 2018 9:12 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

I'd send email - explain your position - and say if nothing happens you'll have to take the next step. You don't want to etc etc - but you can't carry them. I may have…

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Saint Mike
Aug 07, 2018 9:07 am
Saint Mike
IamSAM
IamSAM
7 August

Choosing Bricks

Choosing Bricks

Getting choice of brick supplier will be unwanted luxury. The major brick manufacturers produce good variety and making a choice at their yard gets confusing.

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IamSAM
Aug 07, 2018 8:26 am
IamSAM
AjayS
AjayS
6 August

Signature at the ponds

Signature at the ponds

There is this new project by the signature group at the ponds named signature at the ponds. Any feedback on how these developers are?

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AjayS
Aug 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Travis9900
Travis9900
6 August

Granvue homes turning dreams into nightmares

Granvue homes turning dreams into nightmares

My son got a 27 square house built by Granvue homes and all I can say is what a joke First of all they never fix the final inspection list I gave them it took them over…

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Travis9900
Aug 06, 2018 4:40 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
6 August

What is wrong with these bricks?

What is wrong with these bricks?

Same as mine there been painted and the pigment hasnt been baked in and it fades over time when they do the acid wash your bricks will change colour I'm in the process of…

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kathysangel
Aug 06, 2018 4:33 am

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Hi there, can you explain why you would recommend these over oils? My preference is to use something that isn't exactly staining the deck with a pre-mixed shade. I'm…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 03, 2018 6:18 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Split Timber post on alfresco

Split Timber post on alfresco

Cloudcoach Check with your Council building Surveyor, the builder will require an Engineer to certify the structural adequacy of the post. BTW, it will be cheaper for him…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 03, 2018 6:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MRSK
MRSK
2 August

55 Tahmoor Rd, Tahmoor (Patcha Developments)

55 Tahmoor Rd, Tahmoor (Patcha Developments)

How lovely - you have a nice big block. Yes, next door to us is looking amazing - they are lovely people. It will be my husband, myself and our 5-year-old daughter from…

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MRSK
Aug 02, 2018 9:29 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 August

Double Glazing in Canberra

Double Glazing in Canberra

Hi Amber, What sort of windows do you have now? Timber or aluminium?

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ECOECO
Aug 01, 2018 11:08 am
ECOECO
SBG14
SBG14
31 July

Fully Porcelain Tiles or Glazed Porcelain Tiles

Fully Porcelain Tiles or Glazed Porcelain Tiles

thanks again. Still interested in hearing from anyone who has lived with glazed porcelain tiles recently and the feedback from having it, thanks

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SBG14
Jul 31, 2018 6:21 pm
SBG14
Wild
Wild
31 July

Wallara Waters/Wallan

Wallara Waters/Wallan
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Land is titled, Spoke to dennis family and they said It would take around 6 months for them to start the construction which is normal with them, seems a lot of time to me,…

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Wild
Jul 31, 2018 11:19 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 July

Waterproofing semi submerged limestone garage walls

Waterproofing semi submerged limestone garage walls

Wow ! You may well have to dig down outside and water-proof membrane. Then an ag drain as well. Floor doesn't look that good either.

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Saint Mike
Jul 30, 2018 2:29 pm
Saint Mike
themism
themism
30 July

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

We have the same question now! Which one did you go for in the end? What swayed your decision? Thanks

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themism
Jul 30, 2018 12:27 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 July

Holbrook Homes Independent Inspectors.

Holbrook Homes Independent Inspectors.

It would be your thread with a suitable thread title, something like "Builder's Contracts. Awareness Needed Before Signing!" or similar. I started one on Performance…

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SaveH2O
Jul 30, 2018 12:00 pm
SaveH2O

Interior design software

Interior design software

MagikTour is a 3D visualization solution which helps to visualize images or plans created by Architects and also capture and describe them in detail. It…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 29, 2018 5:34 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 July

Gutters & Downpipes

Gutters & Downpipes

It wouldn't be worth the hassle of fighting over it anyway. Are you on stormwater drainage or soak wells? If it is a real hassle having a connection done, maybe you could…

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SaveH2O
Jul 29, 2018 2:07 pm
SaveH2O
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 July

$ 19800.00 for H2 SLAB UPGRADE ?

$ 19800.00 for H2 SLAB UPGRADE ?

Agree with BE. We asked people around what they had - we knew the builder was right on a few things - need for piers. Cost for "checking" might be more than anything…

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Saint Mike
Jul 28, 2018 11:36 am
Saint Mike
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 July

Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector

Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector

The BS employs the BI. In Victoria, it is legislated that the new home buyer appoints the BS. See the VBA website for details. As per building expert's succinct post,…

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SaveH2O
Jul 28, 2018 8:42 am
SaveH2O
ethan870
ethan870
26 July

First home costs?

First home costs?

Thanks Kailie. I love Gainsborough plus the blocks are totally flat. We are just going to have a chat with some builders tomorrow and try to have a quote from…

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ethan870
Jul 26, 2018 9:41 pm

Unfinished Construction Site Next Door

Unfinished Construction Site Next Door

Hi, I am after some advice regarding options with my neighbours property. We live in a new housing estate & have been in our house 4 years. Our neighbour started…

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Lauramac311
Jul 26, 2018 3:29 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
26 July

How to best preserve treated pine retaining walls

How to best preserve treated pine retaining walls

Thanks for information. Good investigative work Who would have known, a treated pine timber association!! Reassuring I did the right thing. I was told they last more…

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Gaudi
Jul 26, 2018 2:52 pm
kjane
kjane
26 July

Short term Lease Sydney

Short term Lease Sydney

Hi All, Not so much of a building question but a how to live while building question. We will have a period from January through to end of March (fingers crossed,all…

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kjane
Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm
kailie86
kailie86
26 July

custom builders in brisbane or gold coast

custom builders in brisbane or gold coast

My insta name is our_miami31_foreverhome. You’ll be able to find others who have commented on some of my photos from there.

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kailie86
Jul 26, 2018 12:32 pm
kailie86
isaia
isaia
25 July

New Build Gold Coast

New Build Gold Coast

Why would you deposit and engage with a builder without discussing floor plans and design first. Sorry but for me does not makes sense. Maybe you can teach me here something.

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isaia
Jul 25, 2018 10:14 pm
garfield
garfield
25 July

Best Sheds

Best Sheds

Hi all, I am in the hunt for a single colorbond garage and have recently been given a quote from Best Sheds which are around 30% cheaper that the opposition. They claim…

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garfield
Jul 25, 2018 9:00 pm

New House Design Suggestion

New House Design Suggestion

Hi Jeff! This is the first time I have been commenting here, although I read the threads all the time. But this time I couldn’t resist and I had to…

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maggiesteinwald
Jul 24, 2018 3:38 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
23 July

Can anyone recommend good apartment cleaners?

Can anyone recommend good apartment cleaners?

Anyone?? Really keen to get some recommendations here. Thanks

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rajan_g4
Jul 23, 2018 9:00 pm
rajan_g4
Eco Ian
Eco Ian
23 July

FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

I feel project builders build sheds not homes and that there is an industry led push to prevent Owner Builders building their own homes! This is why I am offering free…

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Eco Ian
Jul 23, 2018 5:16 pm

We are Duc An Trading - 2nd hand Building Materials Supplier in Chipping Norton provide Recycled Building Materials including: - Solid Bricks - Pavers - Sliding Doors -…

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Ducan Trading
Jul 23, 2018 2:29 pm
Ducan Trading

Fencing dilemma

Fencing dilemma

CarolineJ There is no substitute for Quality Materials and Rendered brickwork Ranks among the best Brickwork Rates have dropped considerably in Perth...Great time to do…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 23, 2018 12:47 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 July

Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Try a non scratch scourer if you are scrubbing it off. Autosol metal polishes from Bunnings are brilliant. Put some cream on, it does the heavy work then doesn’t need…

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Gaudi
Jul 22, 2018 9:37 am
alexp79
alexp79
21 July

Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Builders are always conservative. Give a call to ARCPanel guys and ask them to provide contact details of the owners who installed many years ago. Then call owners and…

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alexp79
Jul 21, 2018 6:34 pm

cost of peiring and rock removal

cost of peiring and rock removal

That's ridiculous, OT...They can excavate and extract gold in the for $150/m2 at 3grms/m3 and still make a profit When the mine closes they should transfer to Sydney an…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 20, 2018 7:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Keystart
Keystart
19 July

Keystart Refinance Times

Keystart Refinance Times

- KEYSTART OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE – Hi there KD1sthome, It is great to hear you are ready to submit your application. If it is through a broker, then they could give…

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Keystart
Jul 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Judage-ge
Judage-ge
19 July

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Whats the process of getting a building permit for an already built pergola with a roof? Will there be a definite penalty for this or the council going to assess and if…

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Judage-ge
Jul 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Judage-ge

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