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Stewie D
Stewie D
16 September 2015

Roof and roofs designs

Roof and roofs designs

ArronJ, you don't have to lift the whole roof - maybe one sheet if you wanted to install another light or fan in the ceiling for instance. If you had to run another…

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Stewie D
Sep 16, 2015 7:55 pm
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Slick
Sep 16, 2015 11:13 am
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
15 September 2015

Colours

Colours

I've learnt it's really hard to tell from a photo, many times I've thought a roof was a particular colour and asked and it was something else but in the pic looks much…

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nat_luke1
Sep 15, 2015 10:09 pm
CR Partners
CR Partners
15 September 2015

Building contract signing process

Building contract signing process

Most builders (in Vic anyway) will make any alterations to the contract/tender through variations. The main point to be aware of as mentioned above is that you are not…

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CR Partners
Sep 15, 2015 3:54 pm
CR Partners
mwccl
mwccl
15 September 2015

Sliding doors around alfresco

Sliding doors around alfresco

i have used aluminum shutters. installed after build i found this a better solution for me rather then the roll up blinds and cost way was not…

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mwccl
Sep 15, 2015 12:56 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 September 2015

Building inspector recommendations Perth

Building inspector recommendations Perth
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Very very through. Pages of photos of tiny plaster dents, spots on walls etc on top of the structural stuff with excerpts from the stds and design dwgs etc.

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Beazley77
Sep 14, 2015 10:17 pm
Beazley77
juski
juski
14 September 2015

House+Land vs purchasing land and engaging builder

House+Land vs purchasing land and engaging builder

Thanks for your responses, everyone! The builder's rep said that the extra cost was for additional siteworks and higher ceilings (though in the description the ceiling…

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juski
Sep 14, 2015 10:45 am
juski
captaincaveman
captaincaveman
14 September 2015

Upping skills and possibly changing professions

Upping skills and possibly changing professions

thanks for the support. i am going to have a play with one of the chief architect programs as a start.

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captaincaveman
Sep 14, 2015 8:13 am
CR Partners
CR Partners
13 September 2015

What to know before signing a building contract

What to know before signing a building contract

Hi Saberx, Good work and, if everybody went through the due diligence you seem to have done, I'm sure there would be less angst and problems in the "building world". It is…

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CR Partners
Sep 13, 2015 4:42 pm
CR Partners
dwhiter4
dwhiter4
12 September 2015

Having problems picking colours for exterior

Having problems picking colours for exterior

I'd say that rendered picture is representing something close to you colours, ie Jasper render with dune roof, and the garage door surfmist. …

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dwhiter4
Sep 12, 2015 1:16 pm
samc
samc
11 September 2015

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

Thanks for the reply. Wouldn't the door frame have to be bricked in rather than framed as all the walls are brick? Would a bricky be able to fix the door jam and brick it…

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samc
Sep 11, 2015 12:06 pm
Allypally
Allypally
11 September 2015

Builder charges for paint scheme variation $5300 HELP

Builder charges for paint scheme variation $5300 HELP

Let the builder paint in accordance with the contract. Once handed over, either repaint yourself, or hire a painter to do it for you. It will be considerably cheaper. Your…

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Allypally
Sep 11, 2015 10:10 am
Allypally
Joker
Joker
10 September 2015

Where do you draw the line with costs?

Where do you draw the line with costs?
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Got to agree with ponzu ,I've never stretched or built without having 70% of total cost of home inc floors etc, even when building my first home at 23 years old without a…

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Joker
Sep 10, 2015 9:30 pm
gandn
gandn
10 September 2015

Issue With Roof Tile Leaks - Opinions?

Issue With Roof Tile Leaks - Opinions?

Sounds like they are being pretty helpful so far. I would do what they say as unfortunate as it is. Had a quick look at the warranty…

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gandn
Sep 10, 2015 5:53 pm
gandn
gandn
8 September 2015

Wasted space. Layout advice wanted.

Wasted space. Layout advice wanted.

Thanks kavehman,oneJohn and TashPaul for your input. Think we will go ahead with making a second WIR for Bed 1 but slightly bigger than what I drew up. The cupboard next…

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gandn
Sep 08, 2015 8:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September 2015

What is bondek slab?

What is bondek slab?

They also do the big strip footing at the back of the house I think its about 500x600 strip footing. Is that costly as…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2015 8:25 am
StructuralBIMGuy
1st-timers
1st-timers
4 September 2015

Organising Own Siteworks

Organising Own Siteworks

The way I interupt it they would be scrapping 1m down to natural at the centre of the block and filling the same (they've said they don't need to bring any soil in). They…

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1st-timers
Sep 04, 2015 7:57 am
JakkiT
JakkiT
3 September 2015

Hickinbotham Harrington Alfresco

Hickinbotham Harrington Alfresco

I haven't, we are building the Adelaide MKII Alfresco with some changes. I quite like the Harrington though. I would maybe add some more space as the study/bed 4 is quite…

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JakkiT
Sep 03, 2015 12:18 am
JakkiT
JakkiT
2 September 2015

Help!! Layout help needed

Help!! Layout help needed

kitchen in 2.9 x 5.7 area

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JakkiT
Sep 02, 2015 10:42 pm
JakkiT
JakkiT
2 September 2015

Lock up until Handover.... (Statesman/Hickinbotham)

Lock up until Handover.... (Statesman/Hickinbotham)

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has built with Statesman/Hickinbotham and knows an average time from lock up until handover? Carpenter is about to go in, all exterior is…

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JakkiT
Sep 02, 2015 10:40 pm
erickendall
erickendall
2 September 2015

Advice on floor cramps

Advice on floor cramps

Thanks for that. Yes I did think along those lines if I couldn't find another alternate method. I was also thinking of using a car bottle jack and spacing it to push…

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erickendall
Sep 02, 2015 7:04 pm
JB1
JB1
31 August 2015

Provision for loft ?

Provision for loft ?

35 or 38 from memory.

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JB1
Aug 31, 2015 8:18 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
31 August 2015

32 amp wiring, adding gpo?

32 amp wiring, adding gpo?

You will need to get your electrician to look at this as there are splash zones around the Spa where a GPO cannot be installed. The GPO cannot be installed next to a spa…

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Beetaloo
Aug 31, 2015 10:26 am
Beetaloo
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 August 2015

private site supervisor or not

private site supervisor or not

Seriously don't believe what new home salesman tell you... They will put the boots into any other building company if they miss out on a deal. Home inspections has become…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 30, 2015 10:41 am
StructuralBIMGuy
sunxiaoxuan23926
sunxiaoxuan23926
29 August 2015

Disappointing situation - advice needed please.

Disappointing situation - advice needed please.

This is exactly what happened to my friend two years ago in Melbourne and it was a lengthy argument and in the end she couldn't do anything about it. She is happy they…

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sunxiaoxuan23926
Aug 29, 2015 10:15 pm
bashworth
bashworth
28 August 2015

electrical query

electrical query

+1 above. It's not unusual for older houses with electrical problems to have leakages to earth. You are relativly safe from being zapped at the moment as its obvious that…

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bashworth
Aug 28, 2015 11:33 pm
bashworth
bubblynutter
bubblynutter
28 August 2015

Septic system advice

Septic system advice

Thanks bpratt, I actually got a quote from them today - $11k installed. I'm going to chat with our broker and see if the bank will let us draw down on the construction…

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bubblynutter
Aug 28, 2015 10:11 pm
Chambers1987
Chambers1987
28 August 2015

Changing a house from a N3 area to a C2 area

Changing a house from a N3 area to a C2 area

This is my first post in this forum so i would just like to say hey to everyone. I am currently at studying online (diploma of building and construction) and am a…

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Chambers1987
Aug 28, 2015 1:29 pm
Joker
Joker
27 August 2015

CAESARSTONE KITCHEN BENCHTOP IMPERFECTION

CAESARSTONE KITCHEN BENCHTOP IMPERFECTION

100 percent installer, as he is the retailer and he chose to use final product, this is his problem and you go for man made stone amongst other reasons for its…

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Joker
Aug 27, 2015 2:34 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
27 August 2015

Outdoor Electrical - help?

Outdoor Electrical - help?

Double GPOs have both outlets powered by one cable. You won't be able to separate them without runni two separate GPOs. But wiring in an internal isolation switch should…

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Spottiswoode
Aug 27, 2015 1:25 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
27 August 2015

Media Room Or 4th Bedroom?

Media Room Or 4th Bedroom?

The obvious solution seems to be just to have a room: but a bed in and it becomes a bedroom, or put media in it, and it becomes a media room. Or is the issue that the…

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oneJohn
Aug 27, 2015 9:02 am
oneJohn
1rocky
1rocky
27 August 2015

Pictures of laundry linen closet please

Pictures of laundry linen closet please

just in planning stage at moment but will have cupboards along one side of laundry. with the broom cupboard at one end. overhead cupboards the rest and cupboards below…

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1rocky
Aug 27, 2015 6:46 am
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bashworth
Aug 27, 2015 4:39 am
bashworth
chuminh
chuminh
26 August 2015

doorbell intercom and electrical box on the brick fence

doorbell intercom and electrical box on the brick fence

Hi guys, Im about to build my first house. browsing at balwyn area, VIC, I see that many houses have their doorbell/intercom and electrical box put outside their houses,…

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chuminh
Aug 26, 2015 6:09 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
26 August 2015

Asbestos quotes : who to believe!!!

Asbestos quotes : who to believe!!!

I'd go with safety if it were me and consider it all asbestos rather than some. Unless you can get testing done to confirm I wouldn't want to put a price on my health.

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Beazley77
Aug 26, 2015 9:12 am
Beazley77
clairelv
clairelv
25 August 2015

What is this pipe used for?

What is this pipe used for?

strange ! don't know what it is !

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clairelv
Aug 25, 2015 7:36 pm
clairelv
clairelv
25 August 2015

External Render colour

External Render colour

i like rural style .country side color

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clairelv
Aug 25, 2015 7:26 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
25 August 2015

Void above living- help

Void above living- help

We've got a massive two storey void in our house. I love it, it acts as a huge light well and really opens up the house. For lighting we opted for wall mounted lights -…

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Bluesuede
Aug 25, 2015 11:00 am
Bluesuede
palisade
palisade
25 August 2015

Uni Research Project - Survey

Uni Research Project - Survey

Thanks to those who have completed our survey, very much appreciated!

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palisade
Aug 25, 2015 9:30 am
Elecmuso
Elecmuso
24 August 2015

Post replacements

Post replacements

Cheers. The new footing is not pads but a strip footing 300 wide and several metres long and I believe 400 deep.

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Elecmuso
Aug 24, 2015 11:14 pm
sofia14
sofia14
24 August 2015

zero VOC paint

zero VOC paint

Have anyone here on the forum used rockcote and ecolour before here in WA? I would like to hear your experience.

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sofia14
Aug 24, 2015 4:10 pm
Ren1979
Ren1979
24 August 2015

Help! Council trying to subdivide against their own DCP

Help! Council trying to subdivide against their own DCP

Hi, The DCP does allow for smaller lots but only 25% of the whole estate and they have already been allocated. There is also a maximum lot yield identified in the DCP…

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Ren1979
Aug 24, 2015 2:59 pm
Ren1979
lifespeachy
lifespeachy
24 August 2015

101 Residential (Perth)

101 Residential (Perth)

I can sympathise with the disgruntled people building with 101. I too am in the process of building with them and I'm pretty appalled by them to be honest. This is my…

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lifespeachy
Aug 24, 2015 4:15 am
jai.m
jai.m
23 August 2015

Anyone building in stage 14 aston craigieburn

Anyone building in stage 14 aston craigieburn

Thanks . Handover delayed a week. Not happy as bank had our original plans which we changed a lot after loan approval. Now bank wants to see…

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jai.m
Aug 23, 2015 12:20 am
Sachin1984
Sachin1984
21 August 2015

anyone building Marina q2 with henley

anyone building Marina q2 with henley

Hi All, Anyone building Marina q2 with henley.

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Sachin1984
Aug 21, 2015 6:07 pm
SaberX
SaberX
21 August 2015

Theatre Rooms - Doors or Open?

Theatre Rooms - Doors or Open?

Janidbest you could extend the nib wall on the study like im doing. Cheaper than adding doors etc. I wanted a 910mm nib but they cocked it up and did a 910 opening leaving…

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SaberX
Aug 21, 2015 2:20 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
20 August 2015

Recommended Electricians Gold Coast Area

Recommended Electricians Gold Coast Area

Hey Tribe. Nah we haven't as yet. Clarendon will be doing ALL the cable side of things then we need to get someone to come in and fit lights. I'll give them a call and see…

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Roomeat
Aug 20, 2015 11:17 pm
Roomeat
jai.m
jai.m
20 August 2015

Boral Horizon Merbau bricks

Boral Horizon Merbau bricks

Has anyone used this brick and can show me pictures? It's the lowest category upgrade (Cat3) brick in a colour I could live with, but being…

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jai.m
Aug 20, 2015 12:43 am


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