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Liliana
Liliana
17 July 2015

Changes to domestic building insurance in Victoria

Changes to domestic building insurance in Victoria

The VBA Mail of the 16 July http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3d6 ... abae5fd123 flags some changes to domestic building insurance from the 1 July 2015 and I…

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Liliana
Jul 17, 2015 10:32 am
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
16 July 2015

Staircase query - Bullnose vs square treads for carpet?

Staircase query - Bullnose vs square treads for carpet?

Apparently not so easy to go from bullnose to square. A mate of mine had to do it and he said it was a hassle, but doable.

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iverson_iii
Jul 16, 2015 5:50 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 July 2015

Bilge pumps (experience and recommendation)

Bilge pumps (experience and recommendation)

I would say that bilge pumps won't be up to the job as they are meant to operate at a fairly low head (typically 1-2m) Looking at the Seaflow pump data they seem to have…

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bashworth
Jul 15, 2015 9:06 pm
bashworth
MrsJM
MrsJM
15 July 2015

'Fall' from bath to service void?

'Fall' from bath to service void?

They didn't mention any bulkhead in the dining below as it stands/ I thought there would just be a square column in that corner. Will have to check that. Thanks as usual…

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MrsJM
Jul 15, 2015 9:59 am
MrsJM
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 July 2015

Certifier costs

Certifier costs

The council offers unbiased inspections, long term support and record keeping. They have direct access to records in case of future building issues. I was…

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Stewie D
Jul 14, 2015 8:53 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
14 July 2015

Bora downdraft rangehood

Bora downdraft rangehood

My friend installed it at her place. She loves it. Very easy to clean, just put the filter in the dishwasher. the vent went under her house since her house was on piers…

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Building4my3tots
Jul 14, 2015 12:08 pm
Building4my3tots
MezariOz
MezariOz
14 July 2015

Mould behind skirting boards 1 week after handover

Mould behind skirting boards 1 week after handover

Fair call, although worried about those more sinister issues since our builder was semi dodgie and liked to cut corners. The wall being south facing and not having direct…

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MezariOz
Jul 14, 2015 10:30 am
housebythewater
housebythewater
14 July 2015

HELP with Kitchen/Floor colours before Prestart Thur 15/5

HELP with Kitchen/Floor colours before Prestart Thur 15/5

Thanks for that. I haven't committed yet, but I have decided not to go with Soft Apparition for fear of it looking lavender at times. The Cape Horn looks like a lovely…

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housebythewater
Jul 14, 2015 1:59 am
housebythewater
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
13 July 2015

Smell question :/

Smell question :/

ahh hahah thats ur problem right there!

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rebuilder86
Jul 13, 2015 9:06 pm
Handy007
Handy007
13 July 2015

Concrete Apron Around House - How Much?

Concrete Apron Around House - How Much?

Yes. I need 48m2. How much per metre square? And I believe it should be part of the building standards, on soil such as mine, as…

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Handy007
Jul 13, 2015 9:00 pm

Hi Everyone, In our house build we arent having a ceiling fan in the media room or the games room. I would really love ceiling fans in these rooms because it gets hot and…

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sandra77
Jul 13, 2015 1:42 pm
travisaus
travisaus
12 July 2015

Bifold doors - help please

Bifold doors - help please

Timber bi-folds are cheaper than aluminium. I don't think your price sounds toooo bad supply and fit on a Reno. Common suppliers are bradnams, trend, Bretts, Stegbar etc.

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travisaus
Jul 12, 2015 10:11 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
12 July 2015

Ensuite Bedroom noise issue

Ensuite Bedroom noise issue

Thanks guys, will give it a go. The noise is sort of like you hear when you sitting next to the toilets on a plane :-). Needless to say, its both ways. i.e. we can hear…

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rajan_g4
Jul 12, 2015 9:58 pm
rajan_g4
gandn
gandn
12 July 2015

Who has offwhite mortar? What colour sand did you have?

Who has offwhite mortar? What colour sand did you have?

Cheers for the compliment TC and glad they got some white sand in for you :)

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gandn
Jul 12, 2015 4:26 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
12 July 2015

Are these cornice cracks unusual?

Are these cornice cracks unusual?

Hi Shocking From the photos its appears these cracks are on going and have previously been repaired I suggest you get a copy of the structural and site report, the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 12, 2015 11:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy
acaicas
acaicas
11 July 2015

Stria - Builder's advice

Stria - Builder's advice

Having looked at Stria in its discreet form, ie as a raised surface that isn't shiplapped, it nonetheless remains a single piece. By that I mean there is the cement sheet…

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acaicas
Jul 11, 2015 8:07 pm
surtees
surtees
11 July 2015

To JG King builders - some questions

To JG King builders - some questions

Hi Ponzo, We are going through colours and what not now. We ar ein Geelong so they have a smaller selection studio here, we were going to go through the portadavis studio…

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surtees
Jul 11, 2015 7:44 pm
surtees
jay patel
jay patel
10 July 2015

Colorbond Monument Roof - Dune Render??

Colorbond Monument Roof - Dune Render??

Hello Everyone we are from overseas and living here from long time.. now become citizen and we got land settlement two weeks ago and building house with sterling homes.…

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jay patel
Jul 10, 2015 7:04 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
10 July 2015

Help choosing render colour?

Help choosing render colour?

Thank you! I hadn't ever thought of not having 2 render colours View my build thread here: viewtopic.php?t=76776

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jul 10, 2015 6:50 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
jomesh007
jomesh007
10 July 2015

Panel lift or roller garage door?

Panel lift or roller garage door?
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Is it a good idea to have a air con outlet zoned for garage.

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jomesh007
Jul 10, 2015 6:16 am
jomesh007
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
9 July 2015

Blueboard as shed/garage cladding?

Blueboard as shed/garage cladding?

James Hardie Blueboard with an acrylic modified cementatious jointing compound (DULUX ACRATEX ACRAPATCH SYSTEM) followed by an acrylic texture coating system would be your…

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rebuilder86
Jul 09, 2015 11:01 pm
trixee
trixee
9 July 2015

Tiling advise :)

Tiling advise :)

I believe porcelain is more durable and recommended for flooring, whereas ceramic is more often used for walls as it is lighter, and they don't need to stand up to much…

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trixee
Jul 09, 2015 1:28 am
trixee
bashworth
bashworth
8 July 2015

septic tanks - can i search?

septic tanks - can i search?

If a sewer went through the area it is normally for the water authority to record details of septic tanks to prepare for connection, even if properties don't initially connect.

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bashworth
Jul 08, 2015 9:25 pm
bashworth
Jason007
Jason007
8 July 2015

Best professional to give advice

Best professional to give advice

Get a proffesional painter in to have a look, anyone with a bit of experience should be able to tell you whats going on….

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Jason007
Jul 08, 2015 9:18 pm
designbyrj
designbyrj
8 July 2015

Kitchen Help Needed

Kitchen Help Needed

Ultra-glaze doors are very high gloss acrylic sheet laminated to a board and then cut and edged in matching edging. The surface gives a mirror gloss finish and you can…

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designbyrj
Jul 08, 2015 6:58 pm
designbyrj
WA Earthmoving
WA Earthmoving
6 July 2015

Trendsetter Homes

Trendsetter Homes

A bit late now but stay clear. Stick with someone who is a member of the MBA. There is very little protection with WA Building Code.

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WA Earthmoving
Jul 06, 2015 11:42 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
6 July 2015

Have anyone been issued form 3 & 4 Protection notice

Have anyone been issued form 3 & 4 Protection notice

Hi, not sure where to post this question. My SIL rear neighbour's has issued her with protection notice. They are proposing to build retainer wall and then have the…

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PEARZ
Jul 06, 2015 8:33 pm
PEARZ
buildnewbie
buildnewbie
6 July 2015

Waterproofing requirements in Vic

Waterproofing requirements in Vic

Hi All, I would like to know what are the requirements in terms of waterproofing in victoria (e.g. what's the level of waterproofing required) and do you need some kind of…

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buildnewbie
Jul 06, 2015 3:13 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
6 July 2015

Intercoms / Door Bell... Which One?

Intercoms / Door Bell... Which One?

Not a door bell but I followed this Amazon link and I really like this gadget for the Garage door.. http://www.amazon.com/Chamberlain-MYQ-G ... y_60_img_y

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Roomeat
Jul 06, 2015 1:53 pm
Roomeat
Zelig
Zelig
5 July 2015

Rinnai 26 or 32 for a 3 bathroom house?

Rinnai 26 or 32 for a 3 bathroom house?

Rinnai 26 is OK for running 2 showers at a time but you do feel the pressure and temperature drop.I would be upgrading to a 32 for 3 bathrooms if…

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Zelig
Jul 05, 2015 8:58 am
childsy
childsy
5 July 2015

hickinbotham Wisteris design need info

hickinbotham Wisteris design need info

Looking at building my first home. I have young children. The design i have been quoted for is a Wisteria by Hickinbotham. I have a concern with the location of one of the…

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childsy
Jul 05, 2015 1:36 am
chloea_
chloea_
4 July 2015

Anyone else building at Botanic Ridge?

Anyone else building at Botanic Ridge?
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Thought id bump this up! Anyone new building in Botanic Ridge? I am in stage 21 about to commence construction :)

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chloea_
Jul 04, 2015 8:26 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
3 July 2015

FRONT DOOR COLOUR?

FRONT DOOR COLOUR?

I think red looks fab and if you're into fend shui apparently having red near your front door helps attract wealth!

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Beazley77
Jul 03, 2015 11:08 am
Beazley77
threeseagulls
threeseagulls
1 July 2015

Which squeegee to buy

Which squeegee to buy

Believe it or not, but I think the enjo brand one is the best I've ever used. Bit pricey but amazing

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threeseagulls
Jul 01, 2015 11:48 pm

In the case of render, will have to scrape off much as you can, seal with bondcrete & repaint - with acrylic, oil based will not let out moisture & same problem will…

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rocksteady
Jul 01, 2015 5:32 pm
rocksteady
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
1 July 2015

DON'T BUILD TIMBER HOUSES! PERIOD!

DON'T BUILD TIMBER HOUSES! PERIOD!
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I considered locking this topic previously but it seemed to die a natural death so I let it be. Dr House you are of course entitled to your opinion however the nature of…

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Bluesuede
Jul 01, 2015 3:11 pm
Bluesuede
qebtel
qebtel
1 July 2015

Tradies and cash transactions

Tradies and cash transactions
1, 2

Good point oldchippy, you highlight the hypocrisy and inconsistency of Australians in general. We are the fools who allow these politicians to rort the system for…

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qebtel
Jul 01, 2015 2:45 pm
Joker
Joker
1 July 2015

Stormwater and charged lines

Stormwater and charged lines

Had a house I built in 1997 that required a pump and despite regular maintenance it failed a couple of times in heavy rain causing garage to flood, I ended up getting an…

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Joker
Jul 01, 2015 2:20 pm
Dr House
Dr House
1 July 2015

Retractable screen - is it worth it? Thinking Centor S1E..

Retractable screen - is it worth it? Thinking Centor S1E..

Just an update - we eventually went with vertical blinds because of the cost issue - retracting screen are 2 to 3 times more expensive than vertical blinds. So far, 6…

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Dr House
Jul 01, 2015 12:15 pm
Dr House
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goody59
Jun 30, 2015 7:57 am
goody59
tsmith
tsmith
30 June 2015

Good Electrician Perth

Good Electrician Perth

I am after led lights and an installer as well

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tsmith
Jun 30, 2015 1:03 am
Joker
Joker
29 June 2015

Would you accept this brickwork in Garage

Would you accept this brickwork in Garage

Might be a case of is it within regulations and if so your at builders mercy, but I would ask my own inspector and if I can get fixed, would do so and if u can and they…

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Joker
Jun 29, 2015 6:48 pm
newbeginnings
newbeginnings
29 June 2015

Land Registration Burrawa Rise Estate

Land Registration Burrawa Rise Estate

Hi, Does anyone have any info re land registration date in Burrawa Rise Estate?

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newbeginnings
Jun 29, 2015 10:25 am
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B_Cornelius7
Jun 29, 2015 12:15 am
amelia123
amelia123
28 June 2015

In home bar

In home bar

We bought our house from a Lotto winner bachelor who had installed this flash looking bar with Caesar stone bench (3m long), custom cabinets, beer taps, sink, ice maker,…

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amelia123
Jun 28, 2015 10:23 am
goody59
goody59
28 June 2015

Electric storage Hot water service heating issue

Electric storage Hot water service heating issue

Has anybody had an issue with Smart meter faults like this?

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goody59
Jun 28, 2015 10:06 am
goody59
Jason007
Jason007
27 June 2015

Cancel Contract - Before Building Commences

Cancel Contract - Before Building Commences

If you really don't want to go ahead with the building, with this company don't do it…. Cause you are about to embark on a journey of building your dream home I assume,…

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Jason007
Jun 27, 2015 5:36 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 June 2015

Paint - making my own half strength colour?

Paint - making my own half strength colour?

Probably. I do know that people do this - same colour - different strength - to get special affects. Can be good.

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Saint Mike
Jun 26, 2015 12:39 pm
Saint Mike


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