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HelenJRall
HelenJRall
10 June 2016

Looking for Haliburton cottage shed

Looking for Haliburton cottage shed

Hi guys what would you estimate the cost to build Haliburton cottage shed . I am thinking about a completely stand alone room in the garden with the following…

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HelenJRall
Jun 10, 2016 4:50 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
9 June 2016

Fencing - Victoria

Fencing - Victoria

Its also depend on the fencing company too. Some willing to chase it up with ur neighbor if you provide the details and also they will wait till both parties pay the…

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clueless2009
Jun 09, 2016 6:11 pm
Tim65
Tim65
9 June 2016

Quality and Price of Bunnings/Masters vs Specialty Stores

Quality and Price of Bunnings/Masters vs Specialty Stores

Same as everything in life it pays to shop around , I use Bunnings for a fair few things but also speciality stores or suppliers for others, I have found the price from…

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Tim65
Jun 09, 2016 2:36 pm
Tim65
mack042
mack042
8 June 2016

Taps Height

Taps Height

Shower mixer should be 1000mm high. Anywhere between 900mm and 1100mm should be ok though.

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mack042
Jun 08, 2016 9:56 pm
tams
tams
8 June 2016

Framed home builders in the Perth Hills

Framed home builders in the Perth Hills

Hi guys, We are looking at building again in the Perth Hills. Due to many of the blocks having steep slopes we are considering a framed house on poles. Does anyone have…

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tams
Jun 08, 2016 12:08 pm
Daz_
Daz_
7 June 2016

White set curing time

White set curing time

Thanks guys...exactly the detailed responses I was hoping for! I'm waiting to hear back from my SS but fingers crossed I can delay the main floor tiling until July.…

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Daz_
Jun 07, 2016 8:42 pm
Daz_
SoftEng
SoftEng
7 June 2016

hebel wall and flooring panels

hebel wall and flooring panels

Its sheer rubbish ... how can such boards be allowed in the industry is beyond me. Hebel anyday over particleboard flooring.

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SoftEng
Jun 07, 2016 3:01 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 June 2016

Staircase nosing line?

Staircase nosing line?

As per what OC says above. I'm curious as to why you want to know the difference ? Most nosings if any are usually less then 25mm and would only impact the difference in…

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Stewie D
Jun 07, 2016 12:45 pm
bradster181
bradster181
7 June 2016

Perth pest control

Perth pest control

Thanks for the feedback.

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bradster181
Jun 07, 2016 12:16 pm
bradster181
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 June 2016

Oil Based binder/sealer

Oil Based binder/sealer

If you have a standard built home in or near Perth which would be double brick external walls and single brick internal walls then plastered with sand/cement and a white…

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Stewie D
Jun 07, 2016 9:08 am
shams
shams
6 June 2016

do i need architectural plans?

do i need architectural plans?

Thanks guys, i'll be getting updated architectural drawings for construction, i don't want to be stressing during my build.

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shams
Jun 06, 2016 7:37 pm
shams
TomCat
TomCat
5 June 2016

PAINTING OUR BEDROOM - ARE SPRAY GUNS GOOD & EASY TO USE

PAINTING OUR BEDROOM - ARE SPRAY GUNS GOOD & EASY TO USE

What's the difference with blue painters tape? ? I used standard (Bear brand) masking tape throughout my house with no problem (took it all off within few days). Tape…

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TomCat
Jun 05, 2016 9:20 am
TomCat
aloenyx
aloenyx
3 June 2016

Sliding doors on wardrobes?

Sliding doors on wardrobes?

I went with sliders, had them in my apartment and liked them. Have a single hinged door now that is always banging against my desk (no room!!!). My apartment has mirrors…

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aloenyx
Jun 03, 2016 6:56 pm
aloenyx
qebtel
qebtel
3 June 2016

CONCRETE SWIMMING POOL

CONCRETE SWIMMING POOL

lol they never come back. hes well and truly gone, so dont hold your breath.

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qebtel
Jun 03, 2016 3:02 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
2 June 2016

Dilemma - fence blew down....

Dilemma - fence blew down....

mmmm, now I've rung a fencing supplier and a Colorbond fence is $85/metre installed (some is into limestone). We'll see...maybe not a dilemma if it's not as expensive as…

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lazandjohn
Jun 02, 2016 7:37 pm
dbk
dbk
31 May 2016

Built In Wood Fires

Built In Wood Fires

any owners of the masport i9000??? would love to hear some feedback from owners as we are planning to put one in. it is to be put in a huge open plan space. 150-200 sqm? thanks!

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dbk
May 31, 2016 11:07 pm
SancHarmony
SancHarmony
31 May 2016

Does Gyprock Soundchek have the name written on it?

Does Gyprock Soundchek have the name written on it?

It was around $600 which also included the Soundscreen insulation and it was just for the media room.

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SancHarmony
May 31, 2016 9:55 am
bashworth
bashworth
30 May 2016

Joining the queue -first home buyer - help to decide

Joining the queue -first home buyer - help to decide

When I set off on the property journey 40 years ago. The idea was to get something I could afford. . . in our case a 2 bedroom townhouse. I did get round to building the…

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bashworth
May 30, 2016 7:33 pm
bashworth
Quirmeball1280
Quirmeball1280
29 May 2016

Austral Urban One - Pepper

Austral Urban One - Pepper

Hello, we are thinking of using this brick with off white mortar. Does anyone have a preference for ironed vs flush mortar finish? I think ironed is the more traditional…

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Quirmeball1280
May 30, 2016 12:07 am
Quirmeball1280
Vcm_9
Vcm_9
29 May 2016

Melbourne - South East - Rough Cost ideas of Custom Build

Melbourne - South East - Rough Cost ideas of Custom Build
1, 2

Hi, we are in the same process of bayside Melbourne. We've done the research on custom builders and actuall had engaged l37 until the contract stage. We disengaged their…

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Vcm_9
May 29, 2016 11:59 pm
Vcm_9
VRKST
VRKST
29 May 2016

Kitchen Renovation variations & home warranty certificate qu

Kitchen Renovation variations & home warranty certificate qu

a core hole through the floor from my kitchen to the car park for drainage.

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VRKST
May 29, 2016 12:19 pm
6banga
6banga
28 May 2016

Weep holes chunked with mortar

Weep holes chunked with mortar

Nope come on your kidding aren't you that could take 10 minutes of their time and cost me $100,000K in the long run........ Im sure the brickie that did my house live…

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6banga
May 28, 2016 9:04 pm
Nickaylee01
Nickaylee01
25 May 2016

Redink luxury

Redink luxury

He's the Senior Sales & Design Consultant

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Nickaylee01
May 26, 2016 12:08 am
Variegated
Variegated
25 May 2016

Community title scheme

Community title scheme

Not sure why you are expecting there to be any discount for a community title property? My land is semi rural and community title, and houses in the suburb sold recently…

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Variegated
May 25, 2016 8:29 pm
Variegated
building-expert
building-expert
25 May 2016

How Do I know if the concreting is done right?--PM

How Do I know if the concreting is done right?--PM

I agree You have just posted a very convincing argument for owners to get their own independent inspector for stage inspections. Someone that calls it what it is without…

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building-expert
May 25, 2016 4:07 pm
building-expert
Gems23
Gems23
25 May 2016

Henley Allegra Q1

Henley Allegra Q1

We are building in Mernda, Sahara q3. Overall the build with Henley has been a positive experience. Site supervisors only meet you after the crucial stages unless you ask…

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Gems23
May 25, 2016 1:19 pm
ajs102
ajs102
24 May 2016

Electrical Contractor - extent of work

Electrical Contractor - extent of work

I'm interested to find out where, as far as supplying power to a home, the work of a Level 2 LSP electrician and a normal electrical contractor start and finish. Can the…

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ajs102
May 24, 2016 9:27 pm

Well you got a 50/50 chance of being right! Yes use one of these, thye are very helpful

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qebtel
May 23, 2016 5:24 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 May 2016

Builder not paying supplier, supplier taking back stuff??

Builder not paying supplier, supplier taking back stuff??

That is outside of my area of expertise sorry but I am sure that a knowledgeable person will answer this for you.

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SaveH2O
May 23, 2016 3:17 pm
SaveH2O
jsmi
jsmi
23 May 2016

Construction by Design

Construction by Design

Just in chatting with them they seem to be a true design & construct company with in-house designer and builder. Pretty good value for custom build, $1.5-$2k psqm at the…

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jsmi
May 23, 2016 2:52 pm
jsmi
Gunna
Gunna
23 May 2016

Supply own appliances for new build - insurance?

Supply own appliances for new build - insurance?

I bought this up with our builder - Coral when we were building. They do not cover any owner supplied fixtures or appliances. Also you cannot get insurance for these good…

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Gunna
May 23, 2016 11:12 am
Althom
Althom
22 May 2016

Shared Boundary Wall Damage

Shared Boundary Wall Damage

I'd be very surprised if your wall wasn't at least the width of a colourbond fence post (~50mm) inside your boundary. As for your neighbour saying they can do what they…

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Althom
May 22, 2016 5:20 pm
Althom
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 May 2016

HIGH Electrical usage

HIGH Electrical usage

I think that nigel01 is on the money. There was a thread on Whirlpool a couple of years ago that was about the same problem and I am sure that the cause was also tracked…

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SaveH2O
May 22, 2016 2:46 pm
SaveH2O
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Brick Workmanship.

Brick Workmanship.

No it's not efflorescence and it'll only make it worse if they are washed with hydrochloric again. It's calcium staining otherwise know as white staining. …

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 10:04 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Chipped brick on front of house.

Chipped brick on front of house.

Get the bricklayer to use an arbortech saw, cut out the brick and re brick it ASAP with the same sand using the same mortar mix ASAP. Otherwise tell the builder that…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 8:24 pm
Charley
Charley
21 May 2016

Boral bricks

Boral bricks

Victoria they're still Boral My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
May 21, 2016 8:14 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

building with victorian home choice/multi developers pty ltd

building with victorian home choice/multi developers pty ltd

Victorian Homes Choice is the house and land package "seller" the registered "building" part of the business is Multi Developers.

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 8:11 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Generally the opposite is true. Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mortar. As its a 100 year old sandstone building it was probably made with a…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 7:57 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Charcoal/black coloured brickwork not in std inclusion??

Charcoal/black coloured brickwork not in std inclusion??

Clay varies from state to state. Generally Victoria and South Australia and most of NSW have a similar red/pink clay as standard. Cream clays with high iron content come…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 7:24 pm
TomCat
TomCat
21 May 2016

Anyone with glazed bricks?

Anyone with glazed bricks?

Blue Steel Flash is my favourite. I love glazed bricks. I think of all the lovely Sydney inner western suburbs homes where I used to live that had verandas and front walls…

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TomCat
May 21, 2016 5:45 pm
TomCat
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Exposure Grade Bricks ?

Exposure Grade Bricks ?

Your information is incorrect. I'm assuming your brickies are laying an AS3700 M4 mortar mix. An ironed or rolled joint is a finished joint with the mortar fines brought…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 3:21 pm
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
21 May 2016

Searching for certifier in Sydney's Hills District

Searching for certifier in Sydney's Hills District

Try them. They have an office in Norwest/Baulkham Hills and do a lot of certifications for Clarendon Homes and other project builders ...

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Sydney-build
May 21, 2016 12:10 pm
Sydney-build
qebtel
qebtel
18 May 2016

Trying to find a professional to re-polish floorboards

Trying to find a professional to re-polish floorboards

Floor Sanders, Yellow pages. All floor sanders do polishing as well.

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qebtel
May 18, 2016 5:55 pm
qebtel
qebtel
18 May 2016

Replacing or repairing roof truss?

Replacing or repairing roof truss?

Ha thats nothing. As per the above 2 replies, a simple splint or cleat will fix that.

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qebtel
May 18, 2016 5:53 pm


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