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Stewie D
Stewie D
6 April 2016

Minimum tread width Qld

Minimum tread width Qld

The BCA now the NCC. BCA Part 3.9 Safe Movement And Access, Part 3.9.1.3 Stair Construction Or 240mm min, 355mm max for the treads and 115mm min,190mm max for the…

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Stewie D
Apr 06, 2016 8:20 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 April 2016

Contractor's Bad Service or Simply Common Practice?

Contractor's Bad Service or Simply Common Practice?

You are not nuts but your builder thinks you are, hence trying to get away with it. If your builder has removed a fixture for protection then he must replace it at the end…

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building-expert
Apr 06, 2016 3:56 pm
building-expert
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 April 2016

Levelling 100 yr house

Levelling 100 yr house

Are you talking timber stumps, concrete stumps or brick piers? Old houses sink and move around a bit over the years and in a few cases we have just re-packed under the…

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Stewie D
Apr 06, 2016 12:51 pm
Foma22
Foma22
5 April 2016

My "Missing manual on fixing dripping taps"

My "Missing manual on fixing dripping taps"

Hi All, Please find below a link to my "Missing manual on fixing dripping taps" : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-by5E ... sp=sharing Cheers. ::smile::

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Foma22
Apr 06, 2016 12:16 am
Charley
Charley
5 April 2016

Requesting for a recommended list of builders in Melbourne

Requesting for a recommended list of builders in Melbourne

They are so flexible in customising the house to suit you, my build has just started. My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Apr 06, 2016 12:03 am
watermill
watermill
5 April 2016

Rosanna/Viewbank build experiences, site coverage issues?

Rosanna/Viewbank build experiences, site coverage issues?

I'd be interested to know this also, are you knocking down and re building?

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watermill
Apr 05, 2016 1:43 pm
watermill
flossy17
flossy17
5 April 2016

Kids Bedrooms at the other end of the house

Kids Bedrooms at the other end of the house

Thankyou for your reply , sorry I'm only responding now we have decided to go ahead and be separate ends of the house

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flossy17
Apr 05, 2016 7:50 am
flossy17
garrymartin85
garrymartin85
5 April 2016

Decorate Home with Silk Boxwood Hedge

Decorate Home with Silk Boxwood Hedge

Find great deals on artificial trees for decorating your home and work place with silk boxwood hedge. We offer you to artificial silk boxwood hedge for decorate indoor and…

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garrymartin85
Apr 05, 2016 2:36 am
Decka
Decka
4 April 2016

Good quality, waterproof LED strip lights?

Good quality, waterproof LED strip lights?

I had a look and I haven't used them but Narva do an Led strip light for outdoor marine and camping, specifically made for that environment, might be worth having a look…

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Decka
Apr 04, 2016 8:33 pm
Decka
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 April 2016

Solar hot water service - roof sensor

Solar hot water service - roof sensor

She'll be right mate, and welcome to Australia. :z:

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Stewie D
Apr 04, 2016 11:15 am
saturday_paper
saturday_paper
3 April 2016

Sarking in colourbond roof

Sarking in colourbond roof

Thanks a lot everyone for your responses. :)

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saturday_paper
Apr 03, 2016 11:29 pm
jas0nt
jas0nt
3 April 2016

Do We Have The Right To Refuse To Pay This?

Do We Have The Right To Refuse To Pay This?

The shame about building contracts (MBA/HIA) is it gives the builder the right to increase the price due to: "discrepencies or errors in the documents adjustments to…

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jas0nt
Apr 03, 2016 10:59 pm
ozwrangler
ozwrangler
3 April 2016

They Really Do Have Us Over A Barrel

They Really Do Have Us Over A Barrel

You know damn well, builder was already overcharging with the $5000+ quote. Now, they're at almost double the other quotes? Tell them they have 2 choices: Let your guy do…

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ozwrangler
Apr 03, 2016 9:42 am
braddy_
braddy_
3 April 2016

Knock down rebuild pros/cons

Knock down rebuild pros/cons

The main thing is we have to raise our house 1.2m. It will cost us just under $50k for this part with the builder we chose. Another builder was around $72k.

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braddy_
Apr 03, 2016 5:30 am
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
2 April 2016

Demolition insurance?

Demolition insurance?

Hi...the demo company contract states they won't be liable for any damage to neighbouring properties caused by ground vibration. Is it possible (or usual) to insure for…

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lazandjohn
Apr 02, 2016 3:24 pm
vick
vick
2 April 2016

Changes to Granny Flats ( secondary dwellings ) floor area

Changes to Granny Flats ( secondary dwellings ) floor area

Amend the Residential Planning rules to allow up to 60m2 permanent secondary dwellings to be built behind existing homes without planning approval and for use OR rental by…

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vick
Apr 02, 2016 2:59 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
2 April 2016

Site cost confusing

Site cost confusing

The type of house you are building can also effect the site costs. For example, if you have a slope and work with the slope instead of against it the site costs should be…

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HomeAngels
Apr 02, 2016 11:59 am
HomeAngels
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Pixielix
Apr 02, 2016 3:29 am
Pixielix

Sorry its called a T-Blade post support. Basically the support goes inside the post and then screw into it.

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shellby
Mar 31, 2016 10:36 pm
shellby
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 March 2016

Which roof is best? Colorbond v. Tile

Which roof is best? Colorbond v. Tile
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Agree...and the more frequent storms will only get stronger. Cement manufacture is also a large contributor to greenhouse gases. http://www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology…

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SaveH2O
Mar 31, 2016 2:07 pm
SaveH2O

Yeah curious? Did you consider moving dining and lounge areas (that flow would suit our living patterns). We had similar dilemma and came up with offset arrangement like…

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TomCat
Mar 31, 2016 11:13 am
TomCat

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


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