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Ponzu
Ponzu
8 December 2015

Builder decides not to take on the job (b4 signing contract)

Builder decides not to take on the job (b4 signing contract)

lol im fairly certain that your attitude exhibited in the first post where you were looking for legal avenues sums up why they sent you on your way. They are in no way…

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Ponzu
Dec 08, 2015 1:45 pm
Greg_K
Greg_K
8 December 2015

Leveling the ground around a building

Leveling the ground around a building

hi AJW, We have almost the exact scenario at the place we are building although a bit more with a 1051mm drop into the garage. Ideally we wanted to build a retaining…

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Greg_K
Dec 08, 2015 12:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 December 2015

Drop edge beam - need help with the plan

Drop edge beam - need help with the plan

Thanks a lot StructuralBIMGuy. Where it says in the site plan that it's 3…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 08, 2015 10:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
genelizabeth
genelizabeth
4 December 2015

New drainage system - experience, quotes?

New drainage system - experience, quotes?

Thanks. Obviously we will do that but don't have time to do it before auction, so I was just looking for a ballpark of what we might be looking at. But no worries if…

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genelizabeth
Dec 04, 2015 7:37 am
Charley
Charley
3 December 2015

Posting new topic?

Posting new topic?

Thanks for your help Stewie, it's all good now!

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Charley
Dec 03, 2015 7:41 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
3 December 2015

Extra Warranties Built into the Contract

Extra Warranties Built into the Contract

So can anyone with legal knowledge advise if these extra warranties are in keeping of the spirit of the act (The Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995... because they might…

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Leonardo_23
Dec 03, 2015 12:12 pm

Hi chippy, thanks for that. I don't mind if it's steel or a timber frame. There's an old photo from during the build where you can see it's just a full height opening...…

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Beazley77
Dec 02, 2015 2:14 am
Beazley77
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 December 2015

2nd storey "pop-ups"

2nd storey "pop-ups"

If you are looking in a particular area then knowing what some of the council rules regarding floor/space ratios, total building height, setbacks etc will aid you. These…

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Stewie D
Dec 01, 2015 11:07 am
MrBee
MrBee
30 November 2015

Those with septic tanks...

Those with septic tanks...

I've been googling what's safe and Finish say they are safe? All Finish® automatic dishwashing products are safe for…

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MrBee
Nov 30, 2015 5:52 pm
MrBee
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 November 2015

The position of the stairs rail - Standard or Building code

The position of the stairs rail - Standard or Building code

Interesting. I've never seen it mentioned before especially for Class 1 buildings. Class 2 - 9 I'd understand as that is for commercial, multi-residential etc. I also…

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Stewie D
Nov 29, 2015 2:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 November 2015

Built in Robes Locations

Built in Robes Locations

Can't figure out how to add photo of the plan here.. [/quote 1) Upload your photos to an image hosting site like Photobucket. 2) Click on your photo that you want…

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Stewie D
Nov 28, 2015 9:14 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 November 2015

2nd lounge room 4.9x4 extend or not

2nd lounge room 4.9x4 extend or not

If you go to some of the home theatre websites they usually have a few setups to show the correct distances from certain sized TVs for optimal viewing plus the right…

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Stewie D
Nov 27, 2015 8:34 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 November 2015

Weight on a wooden floor

Weight on a wooden floor

Your floor should be OK but no dancing, especially "the Madison" (Ballroom dancing should be ok of course)

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Beetaloo
Nov 27, 2015 7:59 pm
Beetaloo
qebtel
qebtel
27 November 2015

Split Level houses

Split Level houses

Ask the certifier doing the frame or final inspection what his opinion is, and yup, you'll need a photo to give him.

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qebtel
Nov 27, 2015 6:59 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
27 November 2015

Certificate of occupancy

Certificate of occupancy

You don't have to caulk it which sometimes can look real crappy if not done properly. You can put either a storm mould which clips onto the…

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Crazyk
Nov 27, 2015 10:51 am
Crazyk
vivmak
vivmak
26 November 2015

LASH clip tiling system

LASH clip tiling system

I tried it but did not like using them. I found that the white T-pieces pushed the tiles away from each other but I am not a professional tiler…

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vivmak
Nov 26, 2015 8:30 pm
building inspector
building inspector
26 November 2015

Gemmil homes bought by Simmonds group.

Gemmil homes bought by Simmonds group.

So gemmil homes has been bought out by the Victorian builder Simmonds group for 6 million (very cheap for a top ten builder).

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building inspector
Nov 26, 2015 12:46 am
building inspector
Bobbysue
Bobbysue
24 November 2015

Is 25mm Structural ply ok for attaching to existing fence?

Is 25mm Structural ply ok for attaching to existing fence?

Hi there, any help/opinions/suggestions appreciated: We have incredibly noisy neighbours on two sides of our property. We have been advised that the acoustic fix would…

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Bobbysue
Nov 24, 2015 12:43 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
24 November 2015

Custom shelving

Custom shelving

We have had our cabinet maker do this type of thing for us. in our last house we had a full height unit built in our living room to house the TV as well as everything…

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Bjhf
Nov 24, 2015 7:13 am
Bjhf
oneJohn
oneJohn
23 November 2015

Installing new plates for powerpoints?

Installing new plates for powerpoints?

The wiring is the same for all of them. The ones with USB sockets may be a bit deeper in, so may need some more clearance in the hole in the wall, but apart from that are…

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oneJohn
Nov 23, 2015 5:09 pm
oneJohn
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 November 2015

Structural question - new garage and Two storey

Structural question - new garage and Two storey

I think she means brick piers Leonardo_23 as a lot of older homes are ( around here anyway ). Not impossible to work around but can be tricky to get right. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 23, 2015 2:13 pm
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SaveH2O
Nov 23, 2015 2:06 pm
SaveH2O
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 November 2015

is it okay-some nails are not properly nailed to the joist?

is it okay-some nails are not properly nailed to the joist?

It is not good workmanship, but if another nail is driven home correctly alongside the faulty one, then it doesn't matter at all

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Leonardo_23
Nov 23, 2015 1:05 pm
tezzab
tezzab
22 November 2015

Gyprock / plasterboard layering

Gyprock / plasterboard layering

Sound e.g. noise - will travel around corners and find the weakest path. Hard to tell without seeing a rough plan, but all walls that face to the outside should be…

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tezzab
Nov 22, 2015 12:34 am
tezzab
Lorri
Lorri
21 November 2015

Roads, not sure where to post

Roads, not sure where to post

Hi Beetaloo, I think I will stick to just grass around the house, I think I wouldn't like to spray but it's a good idea. Going to find out where that 100 my starts from…

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Lorri
Nov 21, 2015 8:56 pm
Lorri
ourfirstbuild_83
ourfirstbuild_83
21 November 2015

Building a house Port Macquarie - recommended builders

Building a house Port Macquarie - recommended builders

We have just started our build with Brandon Calder in Port Macquarie

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ourfirstbuild_83
Nov 21, 2015 6:05 pm
ourfirstbuild_83
ozstar
ozstar
21 November 2015

Help with Edge Trimmer (Whipper)

Help with Edge Trimmer (Whipper)

Yes thanks. I will try this afternoon to if I can do it myself with a stronger line. Yes your maybe right about the voltage on your one. These stupid little problems…

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ozstar
Nov 21, 2015 11:24 am
TomCat
TomCat
20 November 2015

Hello

Hello

hi i am also new here

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TomCat
Nov 20, 2015 10:00 pm
TomCat
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 6:11 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 9:41 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 6:48 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 9:31 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 6:26 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 7:14 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 5:41 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 1:27 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 11:14 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 7:32 pm
homa2020a
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clueless2009
Nov 10, 2015 10:55 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 9:00 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 10, 2015 12:31 am
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 4:07 pm
TaraDog
TaraDog
9 November 2015

Boral Blackheath: UPDATE 7: Page 5 - Clean bricks

Boral Blackheath: UPDATE 7: Page 5 - Clean bricks
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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 11:43 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 11:30 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 1:20 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 2:58 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 9:06 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 2:36 pm


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