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Stewie D
Stewie D
2 October 2015

Which costs more? Cut or fill?

Which costs more? Cut or fill?

Fill is usually cheaper - depending on where you are, how far the excavators have to bring it and the quality of the fill. Generally the fill costs nothing as everyone…

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Stewie D
Oct 02, 2015 9:31 am
lozza99
lozza99
2 October 2015

Painter Recommendations - Perth SOR

Painter Recommendations - Perth SOR

We have just used MG Aussie painting ( http://mgaussiepainting.com.au ) and they've been fantastic. Far neater than the builder's painters & it looks great. They have…

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lozza99
Oct 02, 2015 9:28 am
myhome111
myhome111
30 September 2015

RING Video Wifi Doorbell - has anyone used this

RING Video Wifi Doorbell - has anyone used this

hi, those who installed ring.. did you connect your ring doorbell to a transformer? according to ring transformer 8-24vac can be used but needs a resistor if no doorbell…

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myhome111
Oct 01, 2015 12:44 am
bubblynutter
bubblynutter
30 September 2015

Wardrobe fitout

Wardrobe fitout

I dont know if it's something that you'd be interested in, but have you looked at IKEA? They seem to have a pretty good range of very…

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bubblynutter
Sep 30, 2015 9:33 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
30 September 2015

Ugly house exterior

Ugly house exterior

Weatherboard type cladding and a decent coat of paint?

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Spottiswoode
Sep 30, 2015 4:45 pm
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
28 September 2015

How long does it take to get a title for land?

How long does it take to get a title for land?

Just wanted to update this. We've been waiting since July and land has finally been registered with title to follow. Finally!

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Houseandhorse
Sep 28, 2015 12:09 pm
Houseandhorse
Nug
Nug
28 September 2015

Building in Village Square - problems.

Building in Village Square - problems.
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hello good to hear that you have a good outcome with your meeting with the new builder ..i hope everything turn out well for u from now…

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Nug
Sep 28, 2015 2:34 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 September 2015

Polystyrene cornices

Polystyrene cornices

Have you tried Villa Cornice in cambellfield Vic. I think they have a website.

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oldchippy
Sep 27, 2015 11:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 September 2015

Solid concrete blocks

Solid concrete blocks

Hi mjklimec I don't recommend any solid blocks why? 1. They are excessively heavy and will cost more to lay 2. Masonry blocks should be cored or have frogs for structural…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 24, 2015 10:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 September 2015

Powerpoint On Island Bench

Powerpoint On Island Bench

To me they look a bit gimmicky although they would of course serve a purpose. We were at an open for inspection about a year ago and a few days later i bumped into the…

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Stewie D
Sep 23, 2015 8:01 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
22 September 2015

Facades

Facades

James Hardi Blue board all the way. Texture coated by an acredited Dulux Acratex applicator. http://www.jameshardie.com.au/products/ ... ex-system/

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rebuilder86
Sep 22, 2015 7:41 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
22 September 2015

Front facade with grey tones - Help!

Front facade with grey tones - Help!

Hi, Just working on what color scheme we are wanting for our front facade. I am hopeless when it comes to color so having a hard time deciding!…

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Orpheus
Sep 22, 2015 7:47 am
Orpheus
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
21 September 2015

Progress stage claims

Progress stage claims

Hi Leskie, Schedule 3 refers to the HIA contract. If you are using the MBA contract, then this is noted in section 23. This may also refer to…

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Leksie5000
Sep 21, 2015 6:57 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
21 September 2015

Need help with exterior colours - Wallaby/Basalt?

Need help with exterior colours - Wallaby/Basalt?

Wallaby does have a little bit of brown to it. With RGB of 127,124,120, the red is 7 counts above the blue so you could expect slightly warm. Basalt is quite grey, with…

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oneJohn
Sep 21, 2015 12:02 pm
oneJohn
Roomeat
Roomeat
21 September 2015

Beddinginn

Beddinginn

I found a new website a couple of days ago that I now like as much as Light In The Box hahaha. It's called Bedding Inn and for anyone that hasn't seen it, you can find it…

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Roomeat
Sep 21, 2015 10:13 am
Roomeat
tmbara85
tmbara85
20 September 2015

LOW PITCH= 20 degrees - good or bad

LOW PITCH= 20 degrees - good or bad

yeah thanks guys. I'm just gonna get used to it. thanks for the help

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tmbara85
Sep 20, 2015 2:37 pm
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surtees
Sep 19, 2015 10:39 pm
surtees
Beazley77
Beazley77
19 September 2015

Show Rooms WA

Show Rooms WA

Anywhere for tiles flooring and furniture in Osborne park NOR, or myaree / Oconnor SOR

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Beazley77
Sep 19, 2015 1:36 am
Beazley77
nelleebellee
nelleebellee
18 September 2015

Help please - will our dining table fit in this space?!

Help please - will our dining table fit in this space?!

Lol, just saw your picture...it wasn't loading for me before. I think that it will be fine as long as the chairs don't sit out too far (ie. they push all the way in). You…

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nelleebellee
Sep 18, 2015 6:12 pm
nelleebellee
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 September 2015

Roof and roofs designs

Roof and roofs designs

ArronJ, you don't have to lift the whole roof - maybe one sheet if you wanted to install another light or fan in the ceiling for instance. If you had to run another…

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Stewie D
Sep 16, 2015 8:55 pm
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Slick
Sep 16, 2015 12:13 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
15 September 2015

Colours

Colours

I've learnt it's really hard to tell from a photo, many times I've thought a roof was a particular colour and asked and it was something else but in the pic looks much…

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nat_luke1
Sep 15, 2015 11:09 pm
CR Partners
CR Partners
15 September 2015

Building contract signing process

Building contract signing process

Most builders (in Vic anyway) will make any alterations to the contract/tender through variations. The main point to be aware of as mentioned above is that you are not…

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CR Partners
Sep 15, 2015 4:54 pm
CR Partners
mwccl
mwccl
15 September 2015

Sliding doors around alfresco

Sliding doors around alfresco

i have used aluminum shutters. installed after build i found this a better solution for me rather then the roll up blinds and cost way was not…

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mwccl
Sep 15, 2015 1:56 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 September 2015

Building inspector recommendations Perth

Building inspector recommendations Perth
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Very very through. Pages of photos of tiny plaster dents, spots on walls etc on top of the structural stuff with excerpts from the stds and design dwgs etc.

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Beazley77
Sep 14, 2015 11:17 pm
Beazley77
juski
juski
14 September 2015

House+Land vs purchasing land and engaging builder

House+Land vs purchasing land and engaging builder

Thanks for your responses, everyone! The builder's rep said that the extra cost was for additional siteworks and higher ceilings (though in the description the ceiling…

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juski
Sep 14, 2015 11:45 am
juski
captaincaveman
captaincaveman
14 September 2015

Upping skills and possibly changing professions

Upping skills and possibly changing professions

thanks for the support. i am going to have a play with one of the chief architect programs as a start.

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captaincaveman
Sep 14, 2015 9:13 am
CR Partners
CR Partners
13 September 2015

What to know before signing a building contract

What to know before signing a building contract

Hi Saberx, Good work and, if everybody went through the due diligence you seem to have done, I'm sure there would be less angst and problems in the "building world". It is…

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CR Partners
Sep 13, 2015 5:42 pm
CR Partners
dwhiter4
dwhiter4
12 September 2015

Having problems picking colours for exterior

Having problems picking colours for exterior

I'd say that rendered picture is representing something close to you colours, ie Jasper render with dune roof, and the garage door surfmist. …

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dwhiter4
Sep 12, 2015 2:16 pm
samc
samc
11 September 2015

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

Thanks for the reply. Wouldn't the door frame have to be bricked in rather than framed as all the walls are brick? Would a bricky be able to fix the door jam and brick it…

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samc
Sep 11, 2015 1:06 pm
Allypally
Allypally
11 September 2015

Builder charges for paint scheme variation $5300 HELP

Builder charges for paint scheme variation $5300 HELP

Let the builder paint in accordance with the contract. Once handed over, either repaint yourself, or hire a painter to do it for you. It will be considerably cheaper. Your…

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Allypally
Sep 11, 2015 11:10 am
Allypally
Joker
Joker
10 September 2015

Where do you draw the line with costs?

Where do you draw the line with costs?
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Got to agree with ponzu ,I've never stretched or built without having 70% of total cost of home inc floors etc, even when building my first home at 23 years old without a…

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Joker
Sep 10, 2015 10:30 pm
gandn
gandn
10 September 2015

Issue With Roof Tile Leaks - Opinions?

Issue With Roof Tile Leaks - Opinions?

Sounds like they are being pretty helpful so far. I would do what they say as unfortunate as it is. Had a quick look at the warranty…

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gandn
Sep 10, 2015 6:53 pm
gandn
gandn
8 September 2015

Wasted space. Layout advice wanted.

Wasted space. Layout advice wanted.

Thanks kavehman,oneJohn and TashPaul for your input. Think we will go ahead with making a second WIR for Bed 1 but slightly bigger than what I drew up. The cupboard next…

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gandn
Sep 08, 2015 9:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September 2015

What is bondek slab?

What is bondek slab?

They also do the big strip footing at the back of the house I think its about 500x600 strip footing. Is that costly as…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2015 9:25 am
StructuralBIMGuy
1st-timers
1st-timers
4 September 2015

Organising Own Siteworks

Organising Own Siteworks

The way I interupt it they would be scrapping 1m down to natural at the centre of the block and filling the same (they've said they don't need to bring any soil in). They…

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1st-timers
Sep 04, 2015 8:57 am
JakkiT
JakkiT
3 September 2015

Hickinbotham Harrington Alfresco

Hickinbotham Harrington Alfresco

I haven't, we are building the Adelaide MKII Alfresco with some changes. I quite like the Harrington though. I would maybe add some more space as the study/bed 4 is quite…

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JakkiT
Sep 03, 2015 1:18 am
JakkiT
JakkiT
2 September 2015

Help!! Layout help needed

Help!! Layout help needed

kitchen in 2.9 x 5.7 area

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JakkiT
Sep 02, 2015 11:42 pm
JakkiT
JakkiT
2 September 2015

Lock up until Handover.... (Statesman/Hickinbotham)

Lock up until Handover.... (Statesman/Hickinbotham)

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has built with Statesman/Hickinbotham and knows an average time from lock up until handover? Carpenter is about to go in, all exterior is…

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JakkiT
Sep 02, 2015 11:40 pm
erickendall
erickendall
2 September 2015

Advice on floor cramps

Advice on floor cramps

Thanks for that. Yes I did think along those lines if I couldn't find another alternate method. I was also thinking of using a car bottle jack and spacing it to push…

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erickendall
Sep 02, 2015 8:04 pm
JB1
JB1
31 August 2015

Provision for loft ?

Provision for loft ?

35 or 38 from memory.

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JB1
Aug 31, 2015 9:18 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
31 August 2015

32 amp wiring, adding gpo?

32 amp wiring, adding gpo?

You will need to get your electrician to look at this as there are splash zones around the Spa where a GPO cannot be installed. The GPO cannot be installed next to a spa…

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Beetaloo
Aug 31, 2015 11:26 am
Beetaloo
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 August 2015

private site supervisor or not

private site supervisor or not

Seriously don't believe what new home salesman tell you... They will put the boots into any other building company if they miss out on a deal. Home inspections has become…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 30, 2015 11:41 am
StructuralBIMGuy
sunxiaoxuan23926
sunxiaoxuan23926
29 August 2015

Disappointing situation - advice needed please.

Disappointing situation - advice needed please.

This is exactly what happened to my friend two years ago in Melbourne and it was a lengthy argument and in the end she couldn't do anything about it. She is happy they…

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sunxiaoxuan23926
Aug 29, 2015 11:15 pm
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 29, 2015 12:33 am
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 11:11 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 2:29 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 3:34 pm


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