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cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 July 2017

Solar Quotes.. Help!

Solar Quotes.. Help!

I'm following. Ryal's please let me know how you go? We started researching this too and have more research to do.

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cat_dunc
Jul 24, 2017 8:07 pm
cat_dunc
MichaelHarvard
MichaelHarvard
24 July 2017

What is this pipe?

What is this pipe?

A sewer inspection point.

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MichaelHarvard
Jul 24, 2017 6:50 pm
Viangster
Viangster
24 July 2017

Driveway

Driveway

Thank you very much I'll have a thorough look into it!

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Viangster
Jul 24, 2017 5:30 pm
aussieta
aussieta
22 July 2017

Draughts from cavity sliding doors

Draughts from cavity sliding doors

on mine the back of door cavity is against external wall the back of door frame has some horizontal bracing but you can/could see into house frame looks like vanity was…

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aussieta
Jul 22, 2017 1:04 pm
aussieta
lovisa
lovisa
21 July 2017

Crimsafe quote

Crimsafe quote

We got x guard $1700 for 2 big dliding doors and 1 small sliding door and $480 for front door maybe worth a try? Will also do m3 film on al other windowns/glass panels later

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lovisa
Jul 21, 2017 10:24 pm
Danniellejayde
Danniellejayde
21 July 2017

CBA slab valuation?

CBA slab valuation?

Strange.. the bank just paid our slab invoice today. No evaluation done. Thanks for your help anyway guys!

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Danniellejayde
Jul 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Mlestari
Mlestari
21 July 2017

Admin fee for variation?

Admin fee for variation?

We bought the home and land package from the builder. The land is still in negotiation when we sign both the land and building contract. Last month I got the Development…

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Mlestari
Jul 21, 2017 2:17 pm
stephen lane
stephen lane
21 July 2017

garage opening

garage opening

Hi all i have a timber beam 250x75x6m and i am removing a center brick pier and installing a PFC 250 x 6m to the timber beam with coach bolts at spacing's of 900mm ,now…

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stephen lane
Jul 21, 2017 10:59 am
Louk
Louk
20 July 2017

Driveway Crossover - Cost and advice

Driveway Crossover - Cost and advice

Hi, Has anyone had a driveway crossover done recently? What did it cost and would you recommend the people you used? Cheers

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Louk
Jul 20, 2017 11:58 am

We had custom furniture made by a cabinet maker and was meant to be raw MDF but instead it came with a laminate finish that normally has 2pac applied. See photo. It is…

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ideaswoman
Jul 19, 2017 4:09 pm
ideaswoman
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 July 2017

FFL 200mm low

FFL 200mm low

A cynical person might also see that as an opportunity to make a lot extra post contract signing? you will need to weigh up all the facts.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 18, 2017 8:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi everyone, I finally got an acknowledgement from builder that practical completion was reached on 3rd July 2017. This is for a dwelling that was handed over more than…

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jayasooriah
Jul 18, 2017 1:48 pm
DamNita
DamNita
18 July 2017

OAK FLOORBOARDs AND ISSUES WITH SUB FLOOR

OAK FLOORBOARDs AND ISSUES WITH SUB FLOOR

I would certainly suspect that it is the ply rubbing together (too close to the walls and each other). How did you go with this?

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DamNita
Jul 18, 2017 10:24 am
DamNita
MarqueeMark
MarqueeMark
17 July 2017

Rooftop deck possible?

Rooftop deck possible?

cheers... might stick with this

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MarqueeMark
Jul 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Torijg
Torijg
17 July 2017

Finesse built??

Finesse built??

Wondering if anyone has built with finesse built (Adelaide) and what they are like overal.. quilty, price, etc. thanks

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Torijg
Jul 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Michael_255
Michael_255
17 July 2017

Building a new duplex house in Sydney

Building a new duplex house in Sydney

Good Afternoon, I am currently looking at building a new Duplex style house in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations in…

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Michael_255
Jul 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Jefffirsthomebuyer
Jefffirsthomebuyer
17 July 2017

Metal frame house

Metal frame house

Thanks for the heads up. Will talk to our builder if they can change it.

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Jefffirsthomebuyer
Jul 17, 2017 12:10 pm
eirrac
eirrac
15 July 2017

Help! Paint Decisions!

Help! Paint Decisions!

We have similar colour floor tiles (I think). We are going with white exchange half and having white white skirting architrave etc so it makes a contrast. One tip I like…

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eirrac
Jul 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Bazazz
Bazazz
15 July 2017

Planning permits

Planning permits

Just a quick question, when building if I decide I want extra lights/or other changes to layout of electrical. Will I need to do this pre submitting, for inspections etc.…

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Bazazz
Jul 15, 2017 8:02 am
Lorri
Lorri
14 July 2017

No building Envelope

No building Envelope

We had none either , 5 acres and we could build where ever we wanted as long as the boundary distance was kept. Where are you building?

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Lorri
Jul 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Lorri
ohgosh
ohgosh
14 July 2017

Large formal lounge

Large formal lounge

Thanks for the much appreciated replies, I think I would have to go with the custom build route. Would someone please suggest some reputed custom builders in Melbourne?…

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ohgosh
Jul 14, 2017 11:48 am
K-Real
K-Real
11 July 2017

Render is done!

Render is done!

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K-Real
Jul 11, 2017 6:56 pm
K-Real
vineel.koneru
vineel.koneru
11 July 2017

NEW HOMES AT ALEX AVENUE BY MIRVAC

NEW HOMES AT ALEX AVENUE BY MIRVAC

Hi Guys, I am planning to buy home and land from Mirvac at 89 Alex avenue, can you please advise me below questions. 1. Quality of work 2. Building costs 3. Customer…

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vineel.koneru
Jul 11, 2017 4:24 pm
onehomeforme
onehomeforme
10 July 2017

Shared sewer line - not on my property. Who pays?

Shared sewer line - not on my property. Who pays?

Well thanks for your valuable input, I appreciate it.

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onehomeforme
Jul 10, 2017 6:44 pm
amcasper4u
amcasper4u
10 July 2017

The Gables Box Hill

The Gables Box Hill

I dont know where to message :) i am messaging everywhere heheheh. Can you please add me to The Gables Whatsapp group. We are at Kiewa Grove, would love to know our…

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amcasper4u
Jul 10, 2017 5:15 pm
MisterSlope
MisterSlope
10 July 2017

New home build Mt Martha

New home build Mt Martha

another recommendation would be S&K Group (www.sandkgroup.com.au). They are a architecture and build company. They have some nice projects on the go at the moment.…

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MisterSlope
Jul 10, 2017 12:50 pm
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Berek
Jul 08, 2017 9:27 pm
cheryl_0316
cheryl_0316
8 July 2017

Front Door Colours

Front Door Colours

What shade of grey? But these door colors would work on any grey shade - white, brown, dark wood, teal, maroon, dark red, dark blue. It all goes down to the theme that you want.

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cheryl_0316
Jul 08, 2017 6:28 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2017

Open/Floating Staircase

Open/Floating Staircase

the image is steel stairs Direct Flight Floating stairs are either or

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2017 5:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
JB1
JB1
7 July 2017

Double brick + brick veneer combo

Double brick + brick veneer combo

While the ground floor is double brick, the outside brick does nothing for insulation due to the insulation between the bricks. So unless you really want brick veneer on…

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JB1
Jul 07, 2017 11:30 pm

This is dulux grey pebble. Its very neutral.

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aloenyx
Jul 07, 2017 6:28 pm
aloenyx
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
6 July 2017

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks

Do you happen to have a photo at all?

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Clareymoo
Jul 06, 2017 2:04 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
5 July 2017

Cost of installing downlights after handover

Cost of installing downlights after handover

You are better off removing the battens and replacing them with downlights or provisions by the builder as you will get a credit for the battens. We are doing a double…

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MandM+4
Jul 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Migor
Migor
5 July 2017

Tile Selections

Tile Selections

Has anyone used the Beaumont Tiles, Soloutions Light Beige or Lifestyle Almond tile in their home? Would love to see photos

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Migor
Jul 05, 2017 8:11 am
arodc
arodc
4 July 2017

Small bulges in new plasterboard

Small bulges in new plasterboard

Thanks, I appreciate your comments

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arodc
Jul 04, 2017 10:19 pm
qebtel
qebtel
4 July 2017

Fencing Land Next to Reserve

Fencing Land Next to Reserve

If they are not solicitors they wont be able to deal with it, its a nonstandard issue and they'll likely refer you to a solicitor. Tell them you dont want it and see what…

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qebtel
Jul 04, 2017 10:14 pm
alexp79
alexp79
4 July 2017

Bricklayers in Sydney

Bricklayers in Sydney

How much do they cost today? I remember they were charging around $1/per standard brick 5 years ago, then it was $1.5, what is it like nowadays?

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alexp79
Jul 04, 2017 4:14 pm
Adelaide Girl
Adelaide Girl
3 July 2017

Floor Plan Advice Please :-)

Floor Plan Advice Please :-)
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Do people think the staircase is on the correct side of the hallway, or should it be on the other side???

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Adelaide Girl
Jul 03, 2017 5:55 pm
AKB
AKB
3 July 2017

3 car garage widths

3 car garage widths

We have a three car garage. It's 10m wide by 6 metres deep. I don't know that I would go much smaller. Just opening doors etc

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AKB
Jul 03, 2017 3:34 pm
AKB
Joker
Joker
3 July 2017

Dust in Walk in Robe

Dust in Walk in Robe

Yes they do get dusty, I place some jackets in suit bags.

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Joker
Jul 03, 2017 12:15 pm
Joker
Joker
2 July 2017

Floor covering suggestion

Floor covering suggestion

The porcelain tiles with labour would generally be more expensive, just need to ensure Tiler does the right practices.

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Joker
Jul 02, 2017 6:16 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 July 2017

Block work

Block work

@okayama, lucky you took photos....happy to assist please keep us update! Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 01, 2017 10:39 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 June 2017

Difference between building surveyor/building inspector

Difference between building surveyor/building inspector

I agree with StructralBIMGuy, you shouldn't have hired a surveyor recommended by the builder. The reason why the legislation was changed to allow the buyer to appoint…

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SaveH2O
Jun 30, 2017 11:57 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 June 2017

Smartflo Gutters

Smartflo Gutters

A 90mm pipe's flow with a 1:100 slope is given by AS 2200 as 360 lpm. Even with a bit more charge, the 90mm stormwater pipe would struggle with your roof area as you have…

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SaveH2O
Jun 29, 2017 7:06 pm
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 June 2017

Using an external designer

Using an external designer

@matt1927 "Blank canvas and Open cheque Book?" Project builders build homes that the average punters can afford and there is always one Corner House in a display village…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 29, 2017 10:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Tash2017
Tash2017
28 June 2017

Initial pricing & comparing inclusions ? Spreadsheets anyone

Initial pricing & comparing inclusions ? Spreadsheets anyone

Thanks very much StructuralBIMGuy that's brilliant information to help me begin my initial research. I'll give you a break from my relentless questions now !!!! Ha ha !…

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Tash2017
Jun 28, 2017 2:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 June 2017

Provisional Allowances

Provisional Allowances

Correct, I was good at school but even better as an internet engineer assisting Battlers & Punters on site. I am expecting some big announcements from major building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 27, 2017 9:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Isabellasmithadams
Isabellasmithadams
27 June 2017

Large cracks at front of house? HELP!

Large cracks at front of house? HELP!

Nice one! But I think it wont be that easy to fix

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Isabellasmithadams
Jun 27, 2017 5:56 am
alexp79
alexp79
24 June 2017

Court with Alfresco, Passive Solar Heating

Court with Alfresco, Passive Solar Heating

Hi Guys, Thanks a lot for your comments. Here is my view: 1) Kitchen and living will be certainly getting some northern sun during winter (kitchen should not be…

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2017 12:43 pm

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