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Hi all, Looking at refreshing my backyard and giving it a new look. As this will be my first reno, I'm after some guidance on building a raised tiled floor. - Currently…

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Hybrid34
Mar 30, 2016 8:59 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
29 March 2016

SO. MANY. WHITE. PAINTS!!!!!!

SO. MANY. WHITE. PAINTS!!!!!!
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Yeah we're really happy with ours so far. It's quite a forgiving colour. Ask them what they use for the skirts etc. Our painter is using a water based enamel style…

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Leksie5000
Mar 29, 2016 9:25 am
bugnada
bugnada
28 March 2016

Obscured windows

Obscured windows

Oh well, first in best dressed I suppose! We will just need to put in some glazing to the windows and privacy blinds - problem solved.

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bugnada
Mar 28, 2016 9:14 pm
bugnada
Haji
Haji
28 March 2016

Digital/Electronic Keylock/Deadlocks

Digital/Electronic Keylock/Deadlocks

My wife's saying get 2 as well. I want to see how the first one goes before ordering a second as there's some mixed reviews on Amazon. We should be able to replace a…

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Haji
Mar 28, 2016 1:20 pm
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AceFI
Mar 28, 2016 12:46 pm
SHAPECADET77
SHAPECADET77
27 March 2016

Does Anyone Know What This Means?

Does Anyone Know What This Means?

As per Piscean and Bashworth's comments, your builder is simply completing his administration work and when submitting his claim to you, he is stating what he is claiming.…

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SHAPECADET77
Mar 27, 2016 1:24 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
27 March 2016

Neighbor roof is a mix of old asbestos and mould. Impact?

Neighbor roof is a mix of old asbestos and mould. Impact?

Hi, I'm thinking about putting an offer on a house but there is one thing that worries me. The neighbor's roof is very old and if I'm not mistaken (photos attached) is a…

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gaweleczek
Mar 27, 2016 1:21 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 March 2016

DIY EPOXY GARAGE FLOORING

DIY EPOXY GARAGE FLOORING

We're thinking of doing this after we build but two that we have looked at are the Dulux Luxafloor http://www.dulux.com.au/specifier/produ ... e-flooring or maybe even an…

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Stewie D
Mar 26, 2016 9:14 am
Joker
Joker
25 March 2016

HELP! Slope block land in Melb West. Can't find a builder.

HELP! Slope block land in Melb West. Can't find a builder.

Volume builders wont do sloping block has basically there not good enough to achieve a result this type of customer and land needs.

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Joker
Mar 25, 2016 11:33 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 March 2016

What flooring to use on stairs - vinyl plank, laminate?

What flooring to use on stairs - vinyl plank, laminate?

Another reason why a lot of people opt for the more expensive option of using real timber - merbau, maple etc for their stair stringers, risers and treads. A coat of clear…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2016 6:26 pm
building-expert
building-expert
25 March 2016

Assess cracks - builder or engineer?

Assess cracks - builder or engineer?

You have not indicated whether your house is still under builder's warranty or is an older home and there may be more than one reason why the house is cracking and…

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building-expert
Mar 25, 2016 11:43 am
building-expert
caff
caff
25 March 2016

Gift for the builder

Gift for the builder

We gave each of the long term trades ( Brickies, carpenters, plumber, electrician etc) a case of beer on their first day on the job. Also gave flowers and alcohol to…

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caff
Mar 25, 2016 8:04 am
Orpheus
Orpheus
24 March 2016

Time Lapse or video of your house build!

Time Lapse or video of your house build!

Awesome job Orph I can see my Hubby doing this when his Phantom arrives You'll never miss a thing now

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Orpheus
Mar 24, 2016 1:01 pm
Orpheus
GoLights
GoLights
23 March 2016

Replacing downlights

Replacing downlights

Hi guys! Just a quick note as we saw out name dropped here - thought I'd fill in some useful info for anyone else reading this forum. We have an IC-F rated downlight in…

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GoLights
Mar 23, 2016 4:17 pm
GoLights
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Ashgrove33
Mar 22, 2016 7:42 pm
Ashgrove33
building-expert
building-expert
22 March 2016

Drainage Issue

Drainage Issue

Dampness around home is never OK because of risk of mould, rising dampness and increased termite risk.

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building-expert
Mar 22, 2016 1:49 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
22 March 2016

Has Anyone Succeeded with building conciliation?

Has Anyone Succeeded with building conciliation?

Generally, by the time you have full blown building dispute you will have lost time and money so prevention is better than cure. It pays to manage and mediate dispute…

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building-expert
Mar 22, 2016 1:46 pm
building-expert
MrsJM
MrsJM
21 March 2016

Particle Boards at Frame Stage

Particle Boards at Frame Stage

I was going to ask the same question today! Thanks guys

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MrsJM
Mar 21, 2016 4:55 pm
MrsJM
davidlloyd1968
davidlloyd1968
21 March 2016

Screw piles in sand

Screw piles in sand

Screw piles in sand I am building a Granny Flat at rear of house Does anybody recommend subie for Screw Piles , tight acces to rear no headroom issues David

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davidlloyd1968
Mar 21, 2016 9:39 am
leni
leni
21 March 2016

My First Investment Property - Help Needed

My First Investment Property - Help Needed
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I agree with whats been said regarding accountant. You want to know all the pros and cons earlier, as this may afftect when and how you spend your sprucing up dollars. I…

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leni
Mar 21, 2016 2:44 am
leni
shellby
shellby
20 March 2016

Building, unexpected retaining wall - who pays?

Building, unexpected retaining wall - who pays?

I don't need to extend it as there is a retaining wall that starts half way down my block from the build above me - but this bit wasn't done as it wasn't needed for their…

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shellby
Mar 20, 2016 11:58 pm
shellby
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 March 2016

Accountability of Structural Engineer

Accountability of Structural Engineer

LOL Avenues..Don't give the lawyer any money until you are absolutely positively certain that it won't be a long drawn out costly process and you get stuck with legal…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 19, 2016 12:28 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
qebtel
qebtel
18 March 2016

Need a recommendation on a high quality garden shed builder

Need a recommendation on a high quality garden shed builder

high quality garden shed builder lol you're over complicating things. As far as building a piddly garden shed, its not an art, even a 12 yo who…

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qebtel
Mar 18, 2016 3:32 pm
JackT
JackT
18 March 2016

Building 2 retaining walls next to each other??

Building 2 retaining walls next to each other??

Builder wants to go with concept of retaining wall at your house seeing to a long time stability.Spending out this money now will give you output later on.

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JackT
Mar 18, 2016 2:45 pm
JackT
Havocthemighty
Havocthemighty
18 March 2016

Cancelling building contract due to under valuation?

Cancelling building contract due to under valuation?

when i first choose a builder i choose a block of land that was in the end a piece of crap by the end and the council wouldn't let me build the house i wanted on there…

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Havocthemighty
Mar 18, 2016 1:47 pm
homeinlogan
homeinlogan
17 March 2016

Integra homes

Integra homes

I looked into Integra but decided not to go ahead with them after I found out they are a re-brand of Impact Homes who do lots of investment houses built to low quality.…

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homeinlogan
Mar 17, 2016 5:34 pm
shellby
shellby
15 March 2016

Blocking up a chimney

Blocking up a chimney

Our chimmy has a piece of plate metal over it and special screws into the sides (as the edges go over the side of the chimmy just a little) to hold it in place and be…

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shellby
Mar 15, 2016 11:19 pm
shellby
surtees
surtees
15 March 2016

Garage Extending costs

Garage Extending costs

At least that is an improvement good luck with the build

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surtees
Mar 15, 2016 10:25 pm
surtees
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
15 March 2016

Fitting out wardrobes

Fitting out wardrobes

Just don't worry everything will run smooth and I will recommend you Spaceworks in Melbourne for your wardrobes and cabinets. Good luck!!!

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Leksie5000
Mar 15, 2016 7:58 am
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Joker
Mar 14, 2016 10:01 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
11 March 2016

Robe fit outs

Robe fit outs

So cubby holes at the top you mean? Then the suitcase shelf at 2400? Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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Leksie5000
Mar 11, 2016 9:30 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 March 2016

Ekodeck decking feedback

Ekodeck decking feedback

I think it would be better for screening (don't have to walk on it) and have seen it used successfully for this purpose. Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW

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Leksie5000
Mar 10, 2016 6:55 pm
Kirst10
Kirst10
9 March 2016

Has anyone built using Bowral Brahman Granite bricks?

Has anyone built using Bowral Brahman Granite bricks?

Hi Jaghome, did you end up going with the Brahman granite brick? We are also looking at this brick and hoping it doesn't look too dark with the other colours we are…

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Kirst10
Mar 09, 2016 8:24 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
8 March 2016

Statutory easements

Statutory easements

You are right Stewie D. Everything I got was not really related to the lot. I called Brisbane City Council and it turned out that hey have the exact data that I need. The…

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gaweleczek
Mar 08, 2016 11:30 pm
Brown2008
Brown2008
8 March 2016

HOMEGROUP WA SOUTHPORT Meadow Springs

HOMEGROUP WA SOUTHPORT Meadow Springs

Well it looks like we might be at long last on our way. Journey so far. Saw the land Sept 2015, Offer accepted. Owner of the land Nov 2015 Re Financed on our own house at…

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Brown2008
Mar 08, 2016 5:03 pm
Brown2008
foh
foh
7 March 2016

Rock Retainer Flaking

Rock Retainer Flaking

IN the pic, there's a slab of rock that has a large crack, where it's cracked away from the rest of the block. I could pull that part off easily. I guess I worried that…

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foh
Mar 07, 2016 7:53 pm
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
7 March 2016

Purchasing a new build...final walk through. ?

Purchasing a new build...final walk through. ?

first, check your contract.. i dont think you can withhold payment, even with your list of defects, the most you can do is to pay the settlement amount by due date, take…

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Barnacles279
Mar 07, 2016 7:42 pm
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
7 March 2016

Cost of building a deck 6m2 and what do I need to buy?

Cost of building a deck 6m2 and what do I need to buy?

u can watch a couple of better homes and gardens episodes to get an idea of what is needed, they build decks all the time in that show!!

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Barnacles279
Mar 07, 2016 7:34 pm
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
7 March 2016

Bushfire risk assessment report

Bushfire risk assessment report

unless you are aiming to get a reduction of Bal rating e.g. BAL 12.5 to BAL LOW, or BAL 19 to BAL 12.5, there's really no need to pay for a bush fire report.

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Barnacles279
Mar 07, 2016 7:20 pm
Barnacles279
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 March 2016

Extend height of retaining walls

Extend height of retaining walls

A photo of the type you are talking about would help. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 06, 2016 2:33 pm
ourfirstbuild_83
ourfirstbuild_83
5 March 2016

LED downlights

LED downlights

Check with Beacon at what price they can do for you? I work at Beacon and if you are doing a whole house lot then they should be able to put them under a trade…

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ourfirstbuild_83
Mar 05, 2016 10:19 pm
ourfirstbuild_83
Liliana
Liliana
5 March 2016

Builders logo

Builders logo

I have answered your questionnaire but I'm afraid I probably have not been very helpful. Once you get in involved in the residential building industry the first thing you…

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Liliana
Mar 05, 2016 8:50 am
zc12345
zc12345
4 March 2016

easement Vs building envelope help

easement Vs building envelope help

mitchiib, did you end up getting the info about the depth of your sewage pipe? and find out the zone of influence to the depth of the sewage pipe?

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zc12345
Mar 04, 2016 1:16 pm
Joynz
Joynz
3 March 2016

New Build - Floor plan advice!

New Build - Floor plan advice!

Think about where your furniture will go in the living area?

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Joynz
Mar 03, 2016 11:39 pm
carmen840
carmen840
3 March 2016

Avoid Building with Hallmark Homes!!!

Avoid Building with Hallmark Homes!!!

I think we just made the stupid mistake of trusting this person at her word when she said she would sort it out. She had been so eager to do anything and everything for us…

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carmen840
Mar 03, 2016 10:19 am
qebtel
qebtel
2 March 2016

Plantation retreat nouveau q2 price

Plantation retreat nouveau q2 price

No Ididnt. But I bought a nice drill at Bunnings. Would you like some pics?

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qebtel
Mar 02, 2016 2:17 pm
abdm14
abdm14
1 March 2016

Durascape

Durascape

Has anyone built a second level with Durascape external finish and have photos of what this looks like? Just curious to see if it has a rendered look once done.

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abdm14
Mar 01, 2016 5:04 pm
tightseal
tightseal
29 February 2016

Waterproofing balcony question

Waterproofing balcony question

 The waterproofing membrane should be selected very carefully.  The membrane opted for must have the features requisite for the specific waterproofing work. If you have…

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tightseal
Feb 29, 2016 7:13 pm
tightseal
ausdesign
ausdesign
29 February 2016

House relocation

House relocation

Relocated dwellings need to be upgraded to current regs i.e. thermal requirements

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ausdesign
Feb 29, 2016 3:52 pm
ausdesign


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