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Pretzel2311
Pretzel2311
14 November 2017

VJ walls cracking within days of painting

VJ walls cracking within days of painting

Hello, We recently had our Queenslander with VJ walls painted by a professional painter. Within 3 days the vertical joints had began to crack. There are now a lot of…

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Pretzel2311
Nov 14, 2017 10:54 pm
ckbuild
ckbuild
14 November 2017

Arborist Report for DA

Arborist Report for DA

Hi , We are in the process of submitting plan to council(Paramatta). Does Paramatta council need Arborist report? I got two different answer from council. Any suggestion…

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ckbuild
Nov 14, 2017 8:34 pm
pEast
pEast
14 November 2017

Renovate or rebuild?

Renovate or rebuild?

Better get a quote for a new building with your requirements - then compare what suits you - a few thousand extra could you give a much much better home

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pEast
Nov 14, 2017 3:27 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2017

Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues

Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues

The primary reason for the existence of pre-purchase property inspectors is to inspect and report on the condition of the property before you buy. Any significant issues…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2017 9:41 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2017

Negotiating with builders before contract signature

Negotiating with builders before contract signature

To all those who think industry building contracts are fair and fairly even-handed are deluded. They are not and favour the builder. In addition to that builders stack the…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2017 9:04 am
building-expert
sarapotterslane
sarapotterslane
11 November 2017

Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron

Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron

Looking forward to following your build! We have our DA appt with Tony on Monday so are a little behind you :) Also our first build so very scary!

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sarapotterslane
Nov 11, 2017 7:12 am
kirashogun
kirashogun
10 November 2017

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

I have noticed that most houses built these days (at least in Victoria) are built entirely out of timber framing with choice of masonry outside including the garage. I…

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kirashogun
Nov 10, 2017 7:57 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 November 2017

Architectural Visualization

Architectural Visualization

Can see any Real Engineering there...? These are just Marketing Rendered Images you would do best to market your engineering services in India where every week

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 10, 2017 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
9 November 2017

Frame timber type

Frame timber type

Blue is H2 termite treated (light duty) suitable only for use above ground and not exposed to the elements. H3 is suitable for exposure to the weather and H4 is usually…

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Beetaloo
Nov 09, 2017 7:34 pm
Beetaloo
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
9 November 2017

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Property developers, Builders, Real estate agents, etc, etc all dabble? Also there is plenty of metadata, apps & Spreadsheets online. once you have determined the amount…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 09, 2017 9:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Sasha 14
Sasha 14
8 November 2017

Pet door options

Pet door options

I know this is a old topic but it may still help others. Have a look at the PlexiDor pet door, they close tight with little to no draught. There is…

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Sasha 14
Nov 08, 2017 9:16 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 November 2017

retaining wall

retaining wall

What 2 sleepers ... ;)

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Saint Mike
Nov 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Saint Mike
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 November 2017

Retaining Wall providers in Brisbane

Retaining Wall providers in Brisbane

Eddielouise Thanks for the reply $420/m2 seems a bit pricey ...shop around & Check out gumtree for the material suppliers hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 07, 2017 7:34 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Harpies
Harpies
2 November 2017

Design your own home

Design your own home
1, 2

Some colour: the timber next to the tiles is red ironbark which will complement the tiles when sanded and coated.

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Harpies
Nov 02, 2017 9:11 pm
shakiness
shakiness
2 November 2017

Selections

Selections

We had an idea of what we liked to begin with after looking at so many display homes months before our selections day. It was great that we have similar tastes and style,…

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shakiness
Nov 02, 2017 10:26 am
dany
dany
1 November 2017

Metricon - Clarendon - Rawson Which one ticks all boxes

Metricon - Clarendon - Rawson Which one ticks all boxes

Metricon Glendale 34 Update I have submitted our final recommendation and have a contact appointment in two weeks. The prices included are a bit high as compared to…

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dany
Nov 01, 2017 8:51 pm
dany
Serley
Serley
1 November 2017

Electricity Cable in Slab

Electricity Cable in Slab

I live in a block of 6 townhouses. Electricity is supplied to each through 21mm cables and they come together from the back of the building through the ground floor slab…

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Serley
Nov 01, 2017 4:40 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
1 November 2017

should i have concerns re this slab

should i have concerns re this slab

all good as i was expecting but peace of mind is worth it. was also good to talk to someone else about some other related aspects of the build process though they have…

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Entilzha
Nov 01, 2017 11:09 am
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 October 2017

Options to save on house construction cost

Options to save on house construction cost

Things I would not get the builder to include are driveways (and relevant paths), carpets, curtains, antenna or anything else outside of the build itself. The builder will…

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First_Timer_Ray
Oct 31, 2017 11:49 am
First_Timer_Ray
lovisa
lovisa
30 October 2017

Carport wall

Carport wall

Our wal had to eiter be minimum 900mm from boundary or on the boundary Your local council can give info and will also have to approve the plans for it to be build if its…

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lovisa
Oct 30, 2017 4:05 pm

Hi guys, I am new here, I have a lot of experience in Design and Construction 28 years actually, I will put my 2 cents in to help out where I can with your questions and…

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RenoBloke
Oct 30, 2017 2:06 pm
RenoBloke
carmenncorey
carmenncorey
30 October 2017

compensation for over-due build

compensation for over-due build

We are in the same boat building in swan hill with Gj gardner we have issues we now have wrong colour brick grout it was meant to be light grey it looks mustard orange…

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carmenncorey
Oct 30, 2017 12:25 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 October 2017

Building Lawyer

Building Lawyer

Good luck with it all...you have obviously paid due diligence to the 3 Ps. I found a double charge of $9,800 on part of a forum member's hydraulic assessment once. You…

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SaveH2O
Oct 29, 2017 9:29 pm
SaveH2O
Lene
Lene
28 October 2017

Home renovators in Melbourne?

Home renovators in Melbourne?

Need recommendations of home renovators in Melbourne please. We are planning to do a complete home renovation (interior). Thanks.

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Lene
Oct 28, 2017 9:24 pm
building-expert
building-expert
28 October 2017

No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

Actually, neither Primrose Sands is a shack town built in sixties and seventies with questionable compliance.

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building-expert
Oct 28, 2017 7:44 pm
building-expert
algernon
algernon
28 October 2017

Floor structure - trusses (Posistrut) vs I-joist (hyJOIST)?

Floor structure - trusses (Posistrut) vs I-joist (hyJOIST)?

Probably a long shot, but thought I'd ask anyway: Does anyone have any data/experience re performance in minimising floor deflection/bounce/vibration trusses (e.g.…

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algernon
Oct 28, 2017 10:39 am
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
27 October 2017

Honouring a quote

Honouring a quote

97 square metres

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Madora Dreamer
Oct 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Madora Dreamer
LibertyNR
LibertyNR
27 October 2017

Building New House with Metricon

Building New House with Metricon

After we signed the contract, M found they missed a lintel, back charged us for a few hundred dollars. I guess the contract is designed to mainly protect the company…

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LibertyNR
Oct 27, 2017 2:07 pm

Like many other member of homeone forum, we've been stalking and lurking other people's posts for quite some time ::smile:: Finally we have the opportunity (and privilege) to…

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B_E
Oct 26, 2017 6:28 pm
B_E
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
26 October 2017

Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?

Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?

I owner built a modest passive solar house for $1,200/m2. Note I built it largely by myself with little assistance from external trades.

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Beetaloo
Oct 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Beetaloo
Joker
Joker
25 October 2017

Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Time puts no less blame on porter davis, they should of offered compensation for what they done, but arrogance seems to be a common trait with volume boys.

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Joker
Oct 25, 2017 8:06 pm
Joker
Joker
25 October 2017

Help microwave provision dilemma!

Help microwave provision dilemma!

We had ours above oven for years, and now have one in island, is so much more convenient and you can see what is coming out on plates, so no spills, had no trouble with…

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Joker
Oct 25, 2017 8:03 pm
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Saint Mike
Oct 25, 2017 2:49 pm
Saint Mike
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 October 2017

Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane

Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane

Malteser I think you'll find the engineering needs to be licensed in Australia BTW anyone can do the renderings

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 25, 2017 11:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy
vinx1127
vinx1127
25 October 2017

Kinbrook Land Donnybrook

Kinbrook Land Donnybrook

I was tossing between Kinbrook and Doonybrae before but might end up with Donnybrae due to budget limitation. I think Kinbrook is nice. Do you find the suburb itself…

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vinx1127
Oct 25, 2017 6:58 am
bones
bones
24 October 2017

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep!!!

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep!!!

moved to Landscspe section!

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bones
Oct 24, 2017 5:53 pm
alexyangmarine
alexyangmarine
24 October 2017

Do you really want to build with someone who doesn't allow y

Do you really want to build with someone who doesn't allow y

tks for the info. this is the right way that it supposed to be

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alexyangmarine
Oct 24, 2017 9:15 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 October 2017

Assistance with Building, Renovation & DIY projects

Assistance with Building, Renovation & DIY projects

Closed to Designers ,Architects & Builders Still…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 24, 2017 9:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Harpies
Harpies
22 October 2017

Timber cladding

Timber cladding

I've used red ironbark from Queensland on my place. It is laid horizontally - shiplap join. The timber cost around $150/sqm. The idea is to have minimal maintenance and as…

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Harpies
Oct 22, 2017 6:37 am

What could be the possible causes?

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Dkjh
Oct 21, 2017 7:44 pm
Malteser
Malteser
20 October 2017

Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane

Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane

Hello everyone, I'm looking to do an extension to our (small) single storey house in west Brisbane. My wife and I have a fair idea of what we're after, and have done some…

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Malteser
Oct 20, 2017 7:23 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
20 October 2017

re-build new house without driveway ?

re-build new house without driveway ?

You can crane things in. But it involves cost and traffic management.

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PVBuild
Oct 20, 2017 7:07 pm
rennie87
rennie87
20 October 2017

Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back

Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.The building company that built this home is no longer in business.This basic 2 bed brick home was built in Newcastle…

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rennie87
Oct 20, 2017 3:57 pm
bee1980
bee1980
19 October 2017

Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?

Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?

We went through something similar but with a retaining wall. It’s the body corps responsibility to repair/maintain or replace things on common property. As a townhouse…

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bee1980
Oct 19, 2017 10:22 am
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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2017 9:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
RC56
RC56
15 October 2017

Ceiling Height 2550 with Higher door

Ceiling Height 2550 with Higher door

Hello All, There is a confusion within us. We have already put 2770 ceiling in our estimate with Metricon. Now we just came to know that 2770 will be confirmed based on…

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RC56
Oct 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Jennifer M
Jennifer M
13 October 2017

Modular Prefab Homes ?

Modular Prefab Homes ?

Hi everyone! Myself and a few University students are conducting some research on prefab homes as part of a group project. If…

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Jennifer M
Oct 13, 2017 9:39 pm

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