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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
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
18 August 2015

Are bedroom sizes important?

Are bedroom sizes important?
1 ... 4, 5, 6

My bedroom sizes are 4.9x3.6 Bedroom 1 plus WIR & Ensuite which makes 9.0x3.6 including WIR & Ensuite 4.1x3.7 Bed 4 4.0x3.2 Bed 3 plus robe (0.6) 4.5x3.6 Bed2 plus Robe…

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Beetaloo
Aug 18, 2015 5:06 pm
Beetaloo
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Suezp
Aug 17, 2015 6:18 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
14 August 2015

How to tell if house is on stumps or slab

How to tell if house is on stumps or slab

easiest way is to just stomp on the floor,if its solid,its concrete,if its hollow its timber.

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oldchippy
Aug 14, 2015 10:22 am
goody59
goody59
14 August 2015

flat panel solar collector for HWS

flat panel solar collector for HWS

Anybody have an idea on this protection? EDIT :stone guard for HBT200 Rheem solar collector. Found it! About $200 from Reece Plumbing. Can be used for vandalism stone…

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goody59
Aug 14, 2015 9:39 am
goody59
goody59
goody59
14 August 2015

Cracked bathroom tiles, could this be from a cracked slab?

Cracked bathroom tiles, could this be from a cracked slab?

Thanks for the feedback so far guys. I hope this works, my first time posting…

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goody59
Aug 14, 2015 9:21 am
goody59
aloenyx
aloenyx
13 August 2015

Will you buy replica furniture and homewares or designer?

Will you buy replica furniture and homewares or designer?

I don't think we mean designer quite in that way. I am talking more like I can go to David Turbridge's website and buy the Coral pendant he designed for $400AUD or I can…

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aloenyx
Aug 13, 2015 7:23 pm
aloenyx
QuarumNibblet
QuarumNibblet
13 August 2015

Power Point with USB Charging

Power Point with USB Charging

Stick with the brand name ones like Clipsal and even HPM. You need to remember you are dealing with 230v behind those faceplates.

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QuarumNibblet
Aug 13, 2015 4:19 pm
QuarumNibblet
merichard69
merichard69
12 August 2015

Inspiring House Painting Blogs

Inspiring House Painting Blogs

Hi Everyone I am a hobbyist blogger and my subject of interest is painting.Many blogger like me sometimes find it difficult and struggle to come up with a continual…

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merichard69
Aug 12, 2015 2:41 pm
merichard69
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
11 August 2015

door on media / lounge room

door on media / lounge room

GThanks everyone, we have gone with 2x 720 cavity sliders I was happy with two double hinged doors and there was a miscommunication with builder and he did variation for…

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nat_luke1
Aug 11, 2015 11:02 pm
SaberX
SaberX
11 August 2015

Stamp duty rebate FHOG?

Stamp duty rebate FHOG?

From what I understand you can apply for the FHOG and stmap duty exemption to apply at the time of settling your land. most likely you did not have a building contract…

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SaberX
Aug 11, 2015 1:24 am
xyz
xyz
10 August 2015

Buying land, worrying about gas connectivity

Buying land, worrying about gas connectivity

They didn't in our estate. I'm guessing is because they do a straight run from the kerb to where the meter will be and they don't know that until…

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xyz
Aug 10, 2015 10:07 pm
bashworth
bashworth
10 August 2015

Discrepancy between plans and tender within contract??

Discrepancy between plans and tender within contract??

The relative importance of the three contdocuments is: 1.The Conditions of Contract. 2.The Specification. 3. The Plans. See this link for more info:

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bashworth
Aug 10, 2015 7:36 pm
bashworth
MrBee
MrBee
10 August 2015

What Does "Reconfiguring A Lot' Mean?

What Does "Reconfiguring A Lot' Mean?

Sometimes it can be changing a lot from normal house to duplex etc

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MrBee
Aug 10, 2015 5:18 pm
MrBee
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 August 2015

Individual Liability

Individual Liability

You don't have to name individuals either, they only need to be identifiable by the post's comments. Costs when suing for defamation can be very high and a financial loss…

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SaveH2O
Aug 10, 2015 1:49 pm
SaveH2O
Joker
Joker
10 August 2015

CasaView Schofileds - Payment Terms?

CasaView Schofileds - Payment Terms?

Love it when they state standard HIA contract , a contract drawn up by a builders group to favour guess who.

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Joker
Aug 10, 2015 1:03 am
Philip_J
Philip_J
9 August 2015

Does clear Laserlite let through enough lite for passive hea

Does clear Laserlite let through enough lite for passive hea

Thanks for the replies everyone. Something to consider with the angles. Might look into vegolas

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Philip_J
Aug 09, 2015 10:02 pm
Handy007
Handy007
6 August 2015

My PC checklist

My PC checklist

Hi Handy007 I quite often give check lists to clients but these accompany my own structural drawing, 3D Models, simulations and…

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Handy007
Aug 06, 2015 8:30 pm
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Handy007
Aug 06, 2015 8:27 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
6 August 2015

Hebel power flooring system

Hebel power flooring system

Where you building? Are you owner builder? Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk viewtopic.php?f=31&t=75739&p=1299716#p1299716

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Building4my3tots
Aug 06, 2015 8:03 pm
Building4my3tots
goody59
goody59
6 August 2015

Tempering Valves - Water too cold!

Tempering Valves - Water too cold!

If you can, get your plumber to locate the tempering valve. Remove the plastic cap and use a spanner to turn the adjuster as far as possible in the direction of the hot…

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goody59
Aug 06, 2015 9:09 am
goody59
rajy13
rajy13
5 August 2015

Soil removal needed

Soil removal needed

advertised on gumtree and facebook and few other sites.

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rajy13
Aug 05, 2015 11:33 am
pixieshore
pixieshore
4 August 2015

Exterior revamp

Exterior revamp

Hi, I would like some guidance as to what trade would be able to add a verandah/awning to our 1950's house. Its a post war red brick house, not very pretty, with a…

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pixieshore
Aug 04, 2015 9:39 pm
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Matt1
Aug 04, 2015 7:50 pm
Matt1
BBear
BBear
4 August 2015

Solid Timber Flooring Thickness

Solid Timber Flooring Thickness

Thanks JB1 will be sticking over plywood. Some manufacturers only make the timber in 13mm and not 12mm and vice versa, so i guess it comes down to price if there is no…

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BBear
Aug 04, 2015 3:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2015

Designing Sustainable Tropical Home - Cairns

Designing Sustainable Tropical Home - Cairns

Hi awratten Personally I think you will have a problem with that unsupported cantilever roof You might want to consider adding/designing in an exoskeleton triangulated…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2015 11:55 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bpratt
bpratt
3 August 2015

Water storage. How much did you have?

Water storage. How much did you have?

31500 litres. Minimum required for the estate, but more than enough for us, as we're used to living on tank water.

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bpratt
Aug 03, 2015 4:42 pm
datambo
datambo
3 August 2015

compensation for over-due build

compensation for over-due build

Just an update. I just received a PDF copy of my contract (which I shoulve already had a copy of), and It does state that the sum of liquidated damages is $0.00/per…

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datambo
Aug 03, 2015 12:51 pm
datambo


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