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JB1
JB1
20 November 2015

600mm eaves / window height

600mm eaves / window height

It will most likely be a T or H steel lintel 200mm. Engineers love steel lintels. I'll ask if the engineer can specify a 300mm lvl. It will make installing the bi folds…

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JB1
Nov 20, 2015 5:11 pm
BL35ED
BL35ED
20 November 2015

Recommendations for builders?

Recommendations for builders?

FOWLER Homes for best inclusions

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BL35ED
Nov 20, 2015 8:41 am
rondy
rondy
19 November 2015

Downstairs lounge/bed, do we need a fourth bedroom?

Downstairs lounge/bed, do we need a fourth bedroom?

I'd go for the flexible room downstairs with the shower to the powder room. Think about what would happen if you injured yourself & couldn't walk up the stairs! Happened…

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rondy
Nov 19, 2015 5:48 pm
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
18 November 2015

Plumbing was in wrong spot, Is this repair up to standard ?

Plumbing was in wrong spot, Is this repair up to standard ?
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Yeh unfortunately they say there's still a fair bit to go and have said that we are looking at a completed date of sometime in Feb next year :(

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Kelgofast
Nov 18, 2015 8:31 pm
Kelgofast
bpratt
bpratt
18 November 2015

Qld Warning!? Black carpet looking thing under laundry roof

Qld Warning!? Black carpet looking thing under laundry roof

I'd be more worried about the dod-gy light fitting. :) If you really are concerned about what it is, and I think Stewie is right that it is a bitumeous type product, get…

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bpratt
Nov 18, 2015 5:26 pm
s_b_o_s
s_b_o_s
17 November 2015

Recommend electrician

Recommend electrician

Wondering if anyone on here can recommend a good electrician servicing the revesby area 2212? Kind regards Rob

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s_b_o_s
Nov 17, 2015 6:14 pm
nelleebellee
nelleebellee
16 November 2015

Bricks cost

Bricks cost

Not sure what 'storm bricks' are but I'm sure they will be valuable/useful to someone..... This is a pricelist from a WA company, might let you know how much they are…

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nelleebellee
Nov 16, 2015 4:41 pm
nelleebellee
Robbie1950
Robbie1950
11 November 2015

"Builders Terms"??

"Builders Terms"??

Hi, I have a question for any builders who sell house and land packages. I am a custom builder myself and am looking into getting into the volume building side of…

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Robbie1950
Nov 11, 2015 12:27 pm
trixee
trixee
11 November 2015

Storm Water Disposal

Storm Water Disposal

Your council should have some information on what is appropriate for your area, or if not the Water Corp might.

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trixee
Nov 11, 2015 10:14 am
trixee
homa2020a
homa2020a
10 November 2015

DIY timber decking on pavers

DIY timber decking on pavers

Hey martin912 , thanks for the info. Just looked at this video Seems like it will work, but the only issue is that…

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homa2020a
Nov 10, 2015 6:32 pm
homa2020a
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clueless2009
Nov 10, 2015 9:55 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
10 November 2015

Exciting Day Today, But Not Sure About This Change

Exciting Day Today, But Not Sure About This Change

Very pleasantly surprised with the quote. The only extras were the siteworks which we knew would happen and even those were reasonable. We were sent home with the plans…

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1st-timers
Nov 10, 2015 8:00 am
chuminh
chuminh
10 November 2015

what is a good way to tie timber joist together.

what is a good way to tie timber joist together.

I can't find infos regarding to the timber joists. I guess it is fine as I dont know about these stuffs and dont know how to ask the questions.

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chuminh
Nov 09, 2015 11:31 pm
qebtel
qebtel
9 November 2015

Cost of a concrete slab

Cost of a concrete slab

Hi daniellouwrens Material Cost 3m x3m x .1m = 1m3 concrete= $300 Mesh Cost = $100 Labour (2-3 hrs... depending on the finish) =…

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qebtel
Nov 09, 2015 3:07 pm
TaraDog
TaraDog
9 November 2015

Boral Blackheath: UPDATE 7: Page 5 - Clean bricks

Boral Blackheath: UPDATE 7: Page 5 - Clean bricks
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Thanks so much for the information. I love the Blackheath and don't expect anything to be perfect. I was wondering the same as you mentioned - that mostly an…

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TaraDog
Nov 09, 2015 10:43 am
TaraDog
bpratt
bpratt
9 November 2015

Tradies! Are you being paid?

Tradies! Are you being paid?

And a +1 to me too as a owner builder. All tradies got paid, although a feeling I got from a couple of them is that some OB's drag out payments quite some way.

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bpratt
Nov 09, 2015 10:30 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
7 November 2015

Taps: Kitchen/Bathroom Does It Matter?

Taps: Kitchen/Bathroom Does It Matter?

Went back into Reece this morning to have another look at the tap and it certainly looks like it would suit in the kitchen. This is the one I'm talking about:

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1st-timers
Nov 07, 2015 12:20 pm

About to start building with Ausbuild and just had a quick look at some other houses in the estate which are underway. I'm a bit concerned with the damp course…

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nigel01
Nov 06, 2015 1:58 pm
Andrew156
Andrew156
4 November 2015

Old Faux brick cladding

Old Faux brick cladding

Any ideas what I could do with this old cladding to stop moisture getting in at all? Cheers

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Andrew156
Nov 04, 2015 8:06 pm
k3nigma
k3nigma
4 November 2015

Townhouse Courtyard Storage

Townhouse Courtyard Storage

We have a long but narrow courtyard which runs north-south, gets about 4-5 hours of morning sun. In need of more storage space, hopefully one I can store one of the spare…

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k3nigma
Nov 04, 2015 1:36 pm
jezzz
jezzz
3 November 2015

Getting building contracts checked over.

Getting building contracts checked over.

Hi all, I'm the process of signing the last variations before we start building. I remember seeing someone on here who checks over contracts to make sure its all in order…

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jezzz
Nov 03, 2015 6:57 pm
gcambo
gcambo
3 November 2015

Vein Cut Grey Floor Tiles 600 x 600

Vein Cut Grey Floor Tiles 600 x 600

I was wondering if anyone had laid Vein Cut Grey floor tiles 600 x 600. We were at TFO yesterday and the wife to a shine to that tile and I'm not so sure I'm completely on…

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gcambo
Nov 03, 2015 7:08 am
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Crazyk
Nov 02, 2015 3:57 pm
Crazyk

Hello Guys, We are widening our driveway so have done the first part of knocking down the part of wall ( i.e excavation). Here is before and after image : …

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thehuntbegins
Nov 02, 2015 1:09 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
2 November 2015

Neighbour Unhappy - Building close to boundary

Neighbour Unhappy - Building close to boundary
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I recall that one of the reasons to seek neighbour acceptance for boundary walls is that the builders ask for permission to access across the boundary to actually build…

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oneJohn
Nov 02, 2015 11:07 am
oneJohn
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
1 November 2015

3 month old house, many cracks on cornices. Is it normal?

3 month old house, many cracks on cornices. Is it normal?

I would put this in writing with supporting photo evidence & request that they inspect & monitor the house for movement. You need to advise IN WRITING & keep diary notes…

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Slab Heave Recipient
Nov 01, 2015 8:56 pm
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homa2020a
Nov 01, 2015 6:08 pm
homa2020a
aussieta
aussieta
1 November 2015

New estate (not on google maps) Mail/Post question

New estate (not on google maps) Mail/Post question

i was the only house in the street and postie left mail on doorstep as i didnt even have a letterbox yet after a few weeks they left a note saying if i didn't get a…

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aussieta
Nov 01, 2015 8:39 am
aussieta
Shaun Pillai
Shaun Pillai
31 October 2015

Blum Tandembox or Hettich Arcitech

Blum Tandembox or Hettich Arcitech

Hi all , I initially looked at the Blum Tandembox(30kg) but the distributor in our area are a pain to deal with. They're unfriendly and slow to respond. They also only…

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Shaun Pillai
Oct 31, 2015 10:39 pm
Daz_
Daz_
31 October 2015

Kitchen and bathroom taps

Kitchen and bathroom taps

ohhh I assumed it was a shower mixer but maybe its not? If its just a basin mixer then its a straight swapover with whatever you choose!

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Daz_
Oct 31, 2015 5:14 pm
Daz_
CiNnY
CiNnY
30 October 2015

sealing tile grout ?

sealing tile grout ?

Yes seal it! We used Ardex FG8 too and had to have it cleaned and sealed not long ago

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CiNnY
Oct 30, 2015 4:44 pm
33amc
33amc
30 October 2015

is this damage of timber joist acceptable?

is this damage of timber joist acceptable?

That's pretty normal and won't be a problem. It's more annoying for the carpenter than anything because he either has to clean out the groove or put it aside to use as an…

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33amc
Oct 30, 2015 11:42 am
LordS
LordS
29 October 2015

Shower bases will be bedded - what that means?

Shower bases will be bedded - what that means?

You can indeed. You put in a smaller height floor joist to that section and then pack it up on site so that the finished level is the same as the remaining floors once…

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LordS
Oct 29, 2015 7:39 pm
LordS
LordS
29 October 2015

Stormwater subdivision - help?

Stormwater subdivision - help?

A charged system caters for roof catchment. It won't assist with any additional paving or reduction in pervious ground cover or behind retaining walls etc (if applicable).…

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LordS
Oct 29, 2015 7:37 pm
homa2020a
homa2020a
29 October 2015

Labour Cost per Sqm for decking

Labour Cost per Sqm for decking

Thank you everyone for the response.

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homa2020a
Oct 29, 2015 2:44 pm
homa2020a
Yarborough
Yarborough
29 October 2015

*Experience w/ Montgomery even if you chose NOT to build*

*Experience w/ Montgomery even if you chose NOT to build*

I've sent you a PM. Let me know if you don't get it as they seem to sit in the Outbox for ages.

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Yarborough
Oct 29, 2015 10:03 am
Yarborough
ddarroch
ddarroch
26 October 2015

Home plan help !!!

Home plan help !!!

As Beazley77 aludes to, orientation is important. Usually you want living areas to the north. So bedrooms to the south or east is good. Minimise western windows, good to…

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ddarroch
Oct 26, 2015 10:34 pm
qebtel
qebtel
26 October 2015

Building appeals board (Vic) experiences?

Building appeals board (Vic) experiences?

An appeal shouldn't be based on a gung ho win at all costs attitude. Dispensations (relaxations) are usually given where the outcome doesnt affect anyone else…

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qebtel
Oct 26, 2015 6:09 pm
leni
leni
25 October 2015

Square set ceiling

Square set ceiling
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Wow such a huge variation in price!

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leni
Oct 25, 2015 9:55 pm
leni
GSP07R
GSP07R
24 October 2015

Sydney Home Show - October.

Sydney Home Show - October.

i think that was a different expo.

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GSP07R
Oct 24, 2015 7:48 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 October 2015

The "How long is a piece of string" thread.....

The "How long is a piece of string" thread.....

You won't find a definitive answer as there are too many variables with renovation work. New houses are a totally different beast. You can work out a total cost per sq m…

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Stewie D
Oct 22, 2015 7:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 October 2015

Concrete path crack, who's fault?

Concrete path crack, who's fault?

Unfortunately, there isn't much more you can do except wait and see if its gets worse or if further new cracking occurs, it is a case of determining why, how and who is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 22, 2015 6:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Kari1
Kari1
21 October 2015

Balconies, do you use yours?

Balconies, do you use yours?

you should have enough space for that moreover a great view too. Balcony will let cool breeze in, which will help whenever its warm inside. Above all it will give your…

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Kari1
Oct 21, 2015 4:21 pm
rocksteady
rocksteady
21 October 2015

Painting Render...

Painting Render...

Thanks for the reply guys, its Dulux Shale Grey…. and in some areas I can see where…

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rocksteady
Oct 21, 2015 9:17 am
rocksteady
Team PD
Team PD
20 October 2015

New Display Open- Craigieburn

New Display Open- Craigieburn

Hi All, I would like to let those interested know we have another new display now open in Aston Estate, Craigieburn, with the Bermuda,Dunedin and Marbella floorplans on…

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Team PD
Oct 20, 2015 2:27 pm
Team PD
MnT
MnT
20 October 2015

Raked ceilings,anyone ??

Raked ceilings,anyone ??

No what I meant is that the raked ceiling might be a waste of a statement if it was only in a secondary room as you won't be using it as much as as your living areas.

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MnT
Oct 20, 2015 10:03 am
MnT
chica
chica
18 October 2015

BAL29 rating. Building in high fire risk area.

BAL29 rating. Building in high fire risk area.

we are in a BAL FZ. Yes we had the same excuse given by RFS re you are more likely to close a door than a window. As we had to have shutters on all our opening doors and…

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chica
Oct 18, 2015 10:13 pm
d@n
d@n
17 October 2015

Exterior render colour ???

Exterior render colour ???

Creams are generally quite light. You may prefer Papebark or if you want something lighter (Wattyl) Kosciusko Pebble.

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d@n
Oct 17, 2015 7:13 am
wesky
wesky
17 October 2015

Fence Contractor in Keilor East,VIC

Fence Contractor in Keilor East,VIC

No idea about fencing - it's a bit hit and miss in the western suburbs. I've used two and both were not simple. Nicole - use CDC homes. Theyre in Keilor at Arabin plaza.…

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wesky
Oct 16, 2015 11:48 pm
Conifers
Conifers
16 October 2015

Pls show me your Colorbond Basalt garage door

Pls show me your Colorbond Basalt garage door

Thanks. I'll try and remember to post a photo here, think the garage door is one of the last things done. viewtopic.php?t=78112

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Conifers
Oct 16, 2015 4:35 pm


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