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Emmy
Emmy
23 October

Nuvo or McCarthy Homes

Nuvo or McCarthy Homes

Has anyone built with Nuvo Homes or McCarthy Homes in Brisbane recently? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

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Emmy
Oct 23, 2020 8:40 am
Harshitha.hn
Harshitha.hn
22 October

Alfresco door height

Alfresco door height

Hi All, We are in the process of building a new house. We have gone for 2.4 height Alfresco doors. Does getting recessed reduce the height of the doors? we want all the…

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Harshitha.hn
Oct 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Muhammad
Muhammad
22 October

Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

My guess is that they caulked the top edges to prevent water dripped down those sides as they're probably harder to clean, given the positioning. If your bathtub is…

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Muhammad
Oct 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October

NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

Hmm, I'm not sure why the other pic didn't show??? Well, some councils are certainly more flexible than others. NBC is one of the better ones. Yes, you do have to come up…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2020 8:09 pm

I’ve thatched mine back . Did I go too far? Help!

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Mitchell1984
Oct 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October

Builder hit a domestic sewer pipe when erecting piers

Builder hit a domestic sewer pipe when erecting piers

Well, drainage lines get replaced and removed over the years not to mention new pipes being laid for new/old extensions etc. Plumbers don't always update the sewer…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October

Tiger Snake in a Gutter

Tiger Snake in a Gutter

Yes, usually wearing a suit with a real estate sign out the front or when there is a dispute with a client because they didn't read the contract or plans and they turn up…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2020 7:16 am
Mitchell1984
Mitchell1984
20 October

Buffalo lawn

Buffalo lawn

Thanks! I’ll have a look but surviving to find the exact ones or pics that looks like my struggling lawn and also some tips around fertiliser and also dethatching which…

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Mitchell1984
Oct 20, 2020 10:56 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
19 October

Rake ceiling costs

Rake ceiling costs

yep would be roughly the same unless you want to expose your beams

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SejaeD
Oct 19, 2020 7:33 pm
SejaeD
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 October

Dividing fence

Dividing fence

Is there a question in there somewhere??????? Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 19, 2020 2:54 pm
Fore20
Fore20
19 October

Barrington Homes

Barrington Homes

LMAO!!

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Fore20
Oct 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Fore20
TTLE
TTLE
18 October

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Hi Guys We have finally made a decision to go with the Canterbury Grand Deluxe with Carlisle The grange facade Modification include extension of 1.5m to the garage,…

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TTLE
Oct 18, 2020 6:21 pm
TTLE
Joker
Joker
18 October

Cracks in Cement between bricks. Reason for Concern?

Cracks in Cement between bricks. Reason for Concern?

Looks ok,just hairline cracking,keep.a eye on it just in case.

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Joker
Oct 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Housetohome
Housetohome
18 October

Traveling during lockdown VIC - moving in preparation

Traveling during lockdown VIC - moving in preparation

We're 50kms away so does not actually help🙄 We're not gathering to other homes so I might need to ring police or home building industry a ring tomorrow and hope I…

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Housetohome
Oct 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 October

Builder issue - stairs and skirting - help please

Builder issue - stairs and skirting - help please

And that image alexp79 looks like a 3D computer image to me. Always easy to make it look good on screen, not always easy or practical in the real world. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 17, 2020 6:37 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 October

Builder won't allow private inspector before handover

Builder won't allow private inspector before handover

I would engage the inspector now and ask them to sort this out. I would have a personal policy that I will not attend unless my representative is afforded free access.

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ECOECO
Oct 16, 2020 10:27 am
ECOECO

my front door steps is like below picture , im looking some idea to have walkway stepping stone. can you please suggest me. now im walking in grass which i dont like.…

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thangam
Oct 16, 2020 9:04 am
AvaG
AvaG
16 October

Cracked roof tiles

Cracked roof tiles

Thanks Stewie, we’ll see what Boral and the home builder say.

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AvaG
Oct 16, 2020 8:19 am

Hi anyone, Completing landscape and drainage now. What are your thoughts and feedback with this drainage system and connection? Note slotted flexi ag pipe used as…

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chanam
Oct 16, 2020 7:57 am

Side of house not draining.

Side of house not draining.

I don't know whether the builder is responsible, however, if it were to be repaired it would be done by a plumbing company. Most likely what they'd do is install drainage…

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somethingtofix66
Oct 16, 2020 2:54 am

Thought of sharing some photos of retaining walls as this is not a common build of first course . Welcome any comments and…

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chanam
Oct 16, 2020 12:09 am
chanam
chanam
15 October

What product to use in fixing cracks in corner mortar

What product to use in fixing cracks in corner mortar

Thank you Stewie for explanation and input. Yeah, reckon it is some slight movement ...expected of a build from mid 90s. All fixed now with help of mortar mix. :)

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chanam
Oct 15, 2020 11:42 pm

Private Certifiers

Private Certifiers

Hi Dogwood, If you in VIC, if so then you need to find another private building surveyor / certifier who will take on the project $$$$$ and they will want to do thier…

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The Pool Inspector
Oct 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Sunshine17
Sunshine17
14 October

Montville 462

Montville 462

Hi Stina How is your building of Montville going. Would like to see your house please if you haven’t moved in as yet? Really like the floor plan..

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Sunshine17
Oct 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
14 October

Perimeter paving slab drainage?

Perimeter paving slab drainage?

Make the water go where you want it to go. It's lazy and will always go downhill. My brother had a footpath between his house and a small retaining wall. There was a…

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Phil of Sydney
Oct 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Feffa federica
Feffa federica
14 October

How much is my land worth?

How much is my land worth?

Thank you everyone for you it answers!

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Feffa federica
Oct 14, 2020 9:52 am
mix_underground
mix_underground
14 October

Ownership of stormwater drain in nature strip

Ownership of stormwater drain in nature strip

Yes, the 90mm storm water house drain. What if this pipe was damaged by trees in the nature strip that the council had planted many years ago? I'll probably just ring the…

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mix_underground
Oct 14, 2020 3:43 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 October

Lining and insulating a shed

Lining and insulating a shed

Send him a PM. He might not be logging into the forums anymore. The PM should automatically go to his email account. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 13, 2020 8:24 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 October

Wet charged systen

Wet charged systen
1, 2, 3

I'll do a summary. OUTLET DISCHARGE. Already well covered but to recap: 150mm outlet with no restrictor plate: no council PSD mandate? The…

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SaveH2O
Oct 13, 2020 7:45 pm
SaveH2O
Oh oh now what
Oh oh now what
13 October

color help ~~ !!

color help ~~ !!

Hey all looking for suggestions tips pointers pictures - Like most…

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Oh oh now what
Oct 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 October

Walk through internals

Walk through internals

Can't see any of the photos. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 12, 2020 5:32 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
12 October

Surfmist gutters

Surfmist gutters

We did monument roof with monument gutter, surfmist fascia, surfmist windows and garage door.

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bestspecials
Oct 12, 2020 1:59 pm
bestspecials
alexp79
alexp79
12 October

Construction cost - apartment building for investment

Construction cost - apartment building for investment

Rough calculation: multiply total square meters area of your building (everything covered with roof) by $3000 (+GST).

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alexp79
Oct 12, 2020 1:21 pm

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
1, 2

Hi Sandy We bought an opposite side lots one year ago.. The agent said that land will get registered this year oct to Dec 20. Still we are waiting but we got a call from…

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Chamani.marasinghe
Oct 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Lisa06
Lisa06
11 October

What sort of path is this?

What sort of path is this?

The weep holes are 150mm above the ground. Yes, I thought that the path would have to pool water to drain, however, the path is sloped so it won’t pool water.

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Lisa06
Oct 11, 2020 7:54 pm
kvish4u
kvish4u
11 October

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2

Hi all, We visited signature on 103 tallawong and are contemplating buying a 4 bed home and land package. The sales representative said the land is ready for registration…

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kvish4u
Oct 11, 2020 1:35 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 October

Tiles and paint

Tiles and paint

If you can afford it, I would do both.

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arcadelt
Oct 11, 2020 8:14 am
BonnieDoon
BonnieDoon
11 October

Bored Pier cost

Bored Pier cost

Thanks so much Structual and key man. I will put up censored plans. Builders so busy here on Sunshine Coast, can’t even get a quote soon.

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BonnieDoon
Oct 11, 2020 7:51 am
aria9521
aria9521
10 October

What screw type should I use to attach acrylic to wood?

What screw type should I use to attach acrylic to wood?

It's just an example, the actual dimensions of the timber is 350 x 170 x 5 mm. Thanks for the help, I couldn't figure out how to determine the screw sizes.

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aria9521
Oct 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Berlin
Berlin
10 October

Leppington Byron Bay Land registration

Leppington Byron Bay Land registration

We are also looking at the same area - Byron rd & Heath rd in Leppington. But the land we are having our eye on has it’s rego towards the end of this year Nov/Dec

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Berlin
Oct 10, 2020 9:22 am
Lisa06
Lisa06
9 October

Building Surveyor In The Wrong

Building Surveyor In The Wrong

It's a complete, time-wasting joke.

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Lisa06
Oct 09, 2020 12:28 pm
Pulse
Pulse
9 October

Power and drainage in same trench??

Power and drainage in same trench??

yes you can, you needs spacing between pipes but electrical will be below 500mm and you can lay the ag line just under the turf. Make sure there is marker tape at 300mm,…

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Pulse
Oct 09, 2020 6:10 am
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takbd
Oct 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Mining Man
Mining Man
8 October

Painter for interior

Painter for interior

I also made an online enquiry with Premier Decorating and they got back to me really quickly. I found them with a google search, along with plenty of others.

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Mining Man
Oct 08, 2020 8:16 am
Suem1
Suem1
7 October

Building inspector perth

Building inspector perth

Hi looking for recommendations for building inspectors in Perth. It’s my first build so just not sure and need some assistance

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Suem1
Oct 07, 2020 9:10 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
7 October

Metricon telling me I can't use CDC is this correct?

Metricon telling me I can't use CDC is this correct?

I just had a look at the plans and it looks like Metricon have milked the standards as much as possible. The house is 473 sqm and they have managed to pull 85 sqm out,…

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SejaeD
Oct 07, 2020 1:02 pm
SejaeD
bashworth
bashworth
7 October

Sewer line clips the corner of the house - risks?

Sewer line clips the corner of the house - risks?

If the build over was properly dealt with at the time the risk of future pipe breakage is very small. Also the risk that the sewer may have to be dug up is low. With…

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bashworth
Oct 07, 2020 10:04 am
bashworth
BeeDee
BeeDee
6 October

Durisol blocks

Durisol blocks

Hi all, I'm looking at various external materials for my build on the far south coast of NSW, about 300metres from breaking surf. I'd like as durable and maintenance free…

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BeeDee
Oct 06, 2020 12:55 pm
Mauromario
Mauromario
5 October

Edge Heave

Edge Heave

Your so right if ever I build again it will be the old raft slab, i was talking to some concreters and they tell me not much difference between raft and waffle it's just a…

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Mauromario
Oct 05, 2020 7:28 pm
shahfar
shahfar
5 October

Best place for a solar hot water unit

Best place for a solar hot water unit

Thanks for the feedback arcadelt!

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shahfar
Oct 05, 2020 5:05 pm

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