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Vyls1wa
Vyls1wa
24 December 2015

6 month warranty on new home

6 month warranty on new home

Done, and always, took photos and diary throughout build

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Vyls1wa
Dec 24, 2015 11:11 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 December 2015

New dispute resolution system in Victoria

New dispute resolution system in Victoria

Timely post Liliana, Maybe some things are resolved in the new Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015, but I didn't see any definition of…

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Leonardo_23
Dec 23, 2015 11:32 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 December 2015

Relocatable House

Relocatable House

1. Talk to a house mover. Will cost you 40K minimum. You can buy a kit home for that. 2. Talk to your council. they have particular requirements, and substantiAL BOND…

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qebtel
Dec 23, 2015 2:29 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 December 2015

Polycourse Ant Capping

Polycourse Ant Capping

It's similar to Alcor - another flashing/DPC material. You will also notice on that link that it says it is used as a damp proof course - not as a termite barrier.…

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Stewie D
Dec 22, 2015 12:05 pm
sashley
sashley
22 December 2015

Polycourse Ant Capping

Polycourse Ant Capping

Can Polycourse be used for ant capping?

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sashley
Dec 22, 2015 6:45 am
sashley
sashley
22 December 2015

Polycourse Ant Capping

Polycourse Ant Capping

Can Polycourse be used for ant capping?

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sashley
Dec 22, 2015 6:45 am
HurraKaneJones
HurraKaneJones
22 December 2015

Black patches of mold near edges and corner of ceiling

Black patches of mold near edges and corner of ceiling

I'd highly recommend having the gutters worked on for this issue then. Ask about overflow relief, and also drip trays. I find drip trays are the most common solution…

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HurraKaneJones
Dec 22, 2015 3:02 am
VivianN
VivianN
21 December 2015

How to extend an angled fence?

How to extend an angled fence?

Thanks for the suggestion! It's a wooden fence that we have. Will obviously make sure that we have permission from the neighbours and council (if necessary).

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VivianN
Dec 21, 2015 6:20 pm
kellyward
kellyward
18 December 2015

the difference with modelling the new and old bathtub

the difference with modelling the new and old bathtub

When I need to make a design for your new bathroom, it's pretty simple, but when you have to remake something old - there are many nuances. for example to select the…

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kellyward
Dec 18, 2015 10:41 pm
pwu
pwu
18 December 2015

need help lyndarum estate wollert

need help lyndarum estate wollert

why not buy from the new lendlease aurora release

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pwu
Dec 18, 2015 11:16 am
nelleebellee
nelleebellee
17 December 2015

Having Septic system and HWS by others

Having Septic system and HWS by others

We are in the south west of WA. Are probably going to go with a FujiClean system.

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nelleebellee
Dec 17, 2015 10:52 pm
nelleebellee
shellby
shellby
17 December 2015

Paint / Stain Wooden Fence

Paint / Stain Wooden Fence

I highly recommend a sprayer. I watched my neighbour hand painting his, took all day for 1 coat. We sprayed 1 coat in 10 minutes, and then did a second that afternoon.…

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shellby
Dec 17, 2015 10:37 am
shellby
tsch993
tsch993
17 December 2015

Slab poured - burst/spill?

Slab poured - burst/spill?

Nope, no fibre optics, I'll be lucky to get ADSL up here. We only got sewerage last year haha! It's a hollow somewhat rigid yellow tubing, about the width of electrical conduit.

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tsch993
Dec 17, 2015 12:32 am
Joker
Joker
15 December 2015

Re: Small custom rental build WA- basalt or wallaby

Re: Small custom rental build WA- basalt or wallaby
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Nature Direct products are so good for cleaning new homes, especially the Nature Direct mop system. If you want more info call Juana on 0488345620.

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Joker
Dec 15, 2015 1:03 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 December 2015

termite protection shield wrapping

termite protection shield wrapping

Some photos of each would help. Brick piers and they usually use gal ant caps between the top of the pier and the underside of the bearer. Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 15, 2015 11:14 am
wrexter
wrexter
14 December 2015

Renderer Perth - Any Reccomendations

Renderer Perth - Any Reccomendations

Hi Looking for a someone to sand render my planterboxes, feature walls. Anyone recommend someone who did a quality job at a fair price? Thanks

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wrexter
Dec 14, 2015 2:09 pm
wrexter
MrBee
MrBee
14 December 2015

How do i deal with this builder?

How do i deal with this builder?

If you post the builders name here it will probably come up in google searches if you wanted to warn others in the future. As long as you don't defame and tell the truth…

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MrBee
Dec 14, 2015 9:35 am
MrBee
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
14 December 2015

Damaged Testra pit on nature strip... Whose responsibility?

Damaged Testra pit on nature strip... Whose responsibility?

Thanks heaps Knockitdown, that's great! I'll definitely notify them when we get close to completion or at least once the driveway is done.

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iverson_iii
Dec 14, 2015 9:10 am
ajb1010
ajb1010
13 December 2015

what order should I do walls/floor in a shed renovation?

what order should I do walls/floor in a shed renovation?

Hi Folks, First post I think .. be kind :) I am in the process of renovating/updating a traditional weatherboard garage which has languished at the back of my block in…

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ajb1010
Dec 13, 2015 11:12 am
freeman
freeman
12 December 2015

Crack on kitchen wall, costly to repair?

Crack on kitchen wall, costly to repair?

Thanks for answering my query about the cracks. Glad to know its not structural. Checked the back of the wall and the brick was fine. I have read that structural cracks…

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freeman
Dec 12, 2015 1:04 pm
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

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