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Stewie D
Stewie D
2 November 2016

Living in a shed on acreage

Living in a shed on acreage

@FITG... This is for uploading a photo to photobucket. Other file hosting sites are similar. (Note: You wont see the image until you post your message/topic back here…

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Stewie D
Nov 02, 2016 11:37 am
qebtel
qebtel
2 November 2016

Filled Land - developers responsibility- advice

Filled Land - developers responsibility- advice

Ok sounds like you are on it. The only critical thing that might be an issue for you, is if you want to build quickly, the soil might have to dry out for a long…

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qebtel
Nov 02, 2016 10:34 am
cesarspalace
cesarspalace
1 November 2016

Building Inspector - Ask Anything

Building Inspector - Ask Anything
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Thank you for being here answering questions for everyone. I'm sure everyone really appreciates them, even by just reading. 1. Hello there, my builder rendered my home…

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cesarspalace
Nov 01, 2016 5:30 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
30 October 2016

Estimated cost that builders submit to council on a DA

Estimated cost that builders submit to council on a DA

It's supposed to be the actual cost, but most of the time a lower amount is quoted to council to reduce the fees paid. Similar to what some people do for the RTA when they…

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Our Build123
Oct 30, 2016 12:58 pm
Our Build123
Owenz90
Owenz90
30 October 2016

Planting pittosporum silver sheen around the house

Planting pittosporum silver sheen around the house

Hi, I am thinking to plant some pittosporum silver sheen next to my driveway to create a natural screen so our neighbor doesn't see through ,however they said that these…

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Owenz90
Oct 30, 2016 12:52 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
30 October 2016

Need ur opinion about this floor plan

Need ur opinion about this floor plan

I think it's built too close to your northern boundary, which will stop you receiving sunshine in the winter. You want to shift the building to the left, building as close…

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ddarroch
Oct 30, 2016 12:05 am
minnarosental
minnarosental
28 October 2016

Noisy neighbours alfresco extension built right 2 fence line

Noisy neighbours alfresco extension built right 2 fence line
1, 2

You can try using made of sound-absorbing material to significantly reduce the noise coming from the outside. It can be assembled really fast, all you need to do is…

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minnarosental
Oct 28, 2016 8:11 pm
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
28 October 2016

mezzanine loft

mezzanine loft

Hi structuralbimguy Yes it is a new build home with raked ceilings ?

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Flowersinthegarden
Oct 28, 2016 1:35 am
jigssy
jigssy
27 October 2016

Woodlea Building Rockbank

Woodlea Building Rockbank

Hi, I am totally new to this forum . But read lots of review about others building their houses. Nice to see you guys started building your houses in woodlea. I am in…

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jigssy
Oct 27, 2016 9:46 am
nelleebellee
nelleebellee
26 October 2016

Water Pump for Large Home Rain Water- What to choose?

Water Pump for Large Home Rain Water- What to choose?

We have an Ebara JEM120PC on our 110,000L tank. We paid $650 and it was recommended to us by our tank supplier. The pump and tank are located about 7 metres below our…

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nelleebellee
Oct 26, 2016 8:37 pm
nelleebellee
Borisdavenport
Borisdavenport
26 October 2016

Effective Ways to Improve Work flow at a Construction Site

Effective Ways to Improve Work flow at a Construction Site

This one is a good article on this topic. While working for sites in Urban areas, I usually outsource most works as to conserve space, vendors will deliver materials on time.

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Borisdavenport
Oct 26, 2016 3:12 pm
Borisdavenport
Cloverlea
Cloverlea
26 October 2016

SBG Group

SBG Group

Hi Gold Member, Did you end up building with SBG? If you did, what was your experience?

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Cloverlea
Oct 26, 2016 1:34 pm
nomnomnom
nomnomnom
25 October 2016

Soundproof walls

Soundproof walls

http://www.gyprock.com.au/Pages/Solutio ... Noise.aspx enjoy reading..... and yes the sound batts used provide both sound and thermal insulation.

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nomnomnom
Oct 25, 2016 10:41 pm
nomnomnom

G'day, I loaned my Triton Work Centre to a friend. He returned it with paint over it. I want to remove it. I tested a small part with Paint Remover. It also removed…

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Perry the Pom
Oct 25, 2016 8:40 pm
Perry the Pom

Has anyone got Metricon doing drop down ceiling like the one in this photo.

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Oninon
Oct 25, 2016 5:14 pm
lp77
lp77
24 October 2016

Qld his new home contract...

Qld his new home contract...

We're building South Gold Coast qld. Trinity lux q1. What design ru looking at and where?

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lp77
Oct 24, 2016 10:21 pm
TysonJ
TysonJ
23 October 2016

Pro Poll: 2016's Biggest Obstacles

Pro Poll: 2016's Biggest Obstacles

Good Evening Homeone community. This year has been full of ups and downs for me. And as 2017 is growing ever closer and I'm keen learn about the biggest obstacles our…

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TysonJ
Oct 23, 2016 10:21 pm
radiuz
radiuz
23 October 2016

Rinnai Enviro 32 - Is it easy to add controllers later on?

Rinnai Enviro 32 - Is it easy to add controllers later on?

I had a Rinnai 20 installed in our rental without any controllers as our plumber advised that if you install one of these units without a controller you will receive the…

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radiuz
Oct 23, 2016 5:18 pm
Mars5
Mars5
22 October 2016

Final inspection

Final inspection

Hi My 2 townhouses are 13 weeks + post PCI. If I am not happy with quality of work at the completion inspection what are my options? I am seeking legal advice next week…

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Mars5
Oct 22, 2016 10:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October 2016

Pine stairs treads or MDF treads

Pine stairs treads or MDF treads

Mdf is used on thousands of stairs around the country without any problems. Especially seeing as you are going to cover it with carpet. What you asked for and what you get…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2016 8:14 pm
Renoman10
Renoman10
21 October 2016

Damp issues blocking a chimney in Australia

Damp issues blocking a chimney in Australia

Thanks for your interest Harpies. I am looking to block off the chimney for both draft and noise actually as we live on a main road. That is a good idea to seal the whole…

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Renoman10
Oct 21, 2016 12:31 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
19 October 2016

Council Approvals Advice.. need expert help plsssss!!

Council Approvals Advice.. need expert help plsssss!!

Depends on the Council. Our local Council has approved stuff that people couldn't get approved via DA as it didn't meet the LEP or DCP guidelines, but yes, it did need to…

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MrsRose
Oct 19, 2016 5:47 pm
MrsRose
nomnomnom
nomnomnom
19 October 2016

5 degree pitch roof

5 degree pitch roof

Agreed, most councils in NSW have the ability to overrule such a covenant. Make sure you get a blanket under the roof though - Will be very loud when it rains, unless…

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nomnomnom
Oct 19, 2016 8:24 am
nomnomnom
bashworth
bashworth
18 October 2016

Rain water tank vs Soak well Comparrison

Rain water tank vs Soak well Comparrison

The trouble with dealing with heavy rain is that the big storm can be just after some rain which filled your tank up. Thanks for the kind remark about the guide.

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bashworth
Oct 18, 2016 4:52 pm
bashworth
red15
red15
18 October 2016

observing the building of 4 mansions on same block

observing the building of 4 mansions on same block

When you say you sneak into the construction sites, do you mean you are actually entering someone's property without permission? I 'sneak' into my OWN house (because…

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red15
Oct 18, 2016 4:10 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
17 October 2016

Colorbond roof loud banging in wind advice needed

Colorbond roof loud banging in wind advice needed

Hi, I had a similar issue with a Colorbond verandah that I actually built (so I only had myself to blame). The issue was the flashing at one end was lifting up at one end…

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Adam.M
Oct 17, 2016 11:28 am
Joynz
Joynz
16 October 2016

Replacing Weep Holes with Brick Vents

Replacing Weep Holes with Brick Vents

No, you can't replace weep holes with vents. They are for different purposes. Weep holes have flashing that ensures that condensation on the inside of the bricks…

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Joynz
Oct 16, 2016 10:39 pm
theshack
theshack
16 October 2016

Recycled water in lieu of Solar Hot Water system

Recycled water in lieu of Solar Hot Water system

To get your 6 star rating (in Victoria) you need Solar HWS or a rainwater tank connected to all toilets. Where recycled water is available you can substitute the…

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theshack
Oct 16, 2016 9:10 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of the best way to go about rendering my garage? I want to start off with just one wall (seen in photo below). It's 7.2m long and about 2.4m…

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MisterMister
Oct 16, 2016 6:15 pm
beachesdream
beachesdream
16 October 2016

Ecobuild building solutions

Ecobuild building solutions

Has anyone built with ecobuild building products? It's a lite ware material would like some feedback on how it is?

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beachesdream
Oct 16, 2016 5:11 pm
nrh157
nrh157
16 October 2016

Covering Alfresco Area - Door / Something else?

Covering Alfresco Area - Door / Something else?

Hi, Was at a restaurant last weekend & they had these on their walls surrounding the dining…

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nrh157
Oct 16, 2016 3:43 pm
nrh157
FHB2016
FHB2016
16 October 2016

Anyone build with construct homes?

Anyone build with construct homes?

Hi How is the work progressing with construct homes?

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FHB2016
Oct 16, 2016 11:29 am
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
14 October 2016

anyone used air roofing

anyone used air roofing

Hi, Im just wondering has anyone used Air roofing company Perth Wa for colorbond install on a new build home ?

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Flowersinthegarden
Oct 14, 2016 12:04 pm
LochietheChippy
LochietheChippy
12 October 2016

Alfresco step down heights

Alfresco step down heights

50mm is fine are you getting Facebrick or render

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LochietheChippy
Oct 12, 2016 8:21 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
12 October 2016

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Hello. If I was you, you should be getting in touch with THEIR building surveyor. They should have issued you with a protection works notice if building near the boundary.

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Christoshizz
Oct 12, 2016 5:35 pm
Christoshizz
callmeal
callmeal
12 October 2016

Is it possible to move a granny flat?

Is it possible to move a granny flat?

We build a lovely granny flat in our back yard. Now we are looking to knock down and rebuild the main house, and the granny flat might be in the way. Does anybody know if…

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callmeal
Oct 12, 2016 9:31 am
Lodzau
Lodzau
12 October 2016

HOUSE AND LAND SUGGESTION

HOUSE AND LAND SUGGESTION

I agree with Rocchet on some things. Would you rather a bigger house on a smaller block or vice versa. And the cost for me is a big thing. Can you afford repayments if…

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Lodzau
Oct 12, 2016 9:16 am
Aba121012
Aba121012
12 October 2016

Advice on Double Story vs Single Story?

Advice on Double Story vs Single Story?

Site costs included, but no driveway or blinds.

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Aba121012
Oct 12, 2016 7:04 am
Aba121012
Rocchet
Rocchet
11 October 2016

Blue or Charcoal mosaic POOL waterline tiles?? PLEASE HELP!

Blue or Charcoal mosaic POOL waterline tiles?? PLEASE HELP!

I personally.prefer the charcoal. I like the blended colours in it....but both would look great.

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Rocchet
Oct 11, 2016 11:49 pm
swiftsport
swiftsport
11 October 2016

Oracle Homes - Bush Variation additional cost

Oracle Homes - Bush Variation additional cost

Shelley this would pretty much rule out all your windows as these days most of windows will be above 400mm. This however leaves all your doors, front , rear, alfresco and…

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swiftsport
Oct 11, 2016 8:58 pm
Mec06
Mec06
11 October 2016

Timber stacker issue..

Timber stacker issue..

Hi all, We had our tender appointment today, which was all smooth except for an issue we've now discovered with our stacker doors... We had chosen timber stacker after…

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Mec06
Oct 11, 2016 6:27 pm
Mec06
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
10 October 2016

Montgomery Homes Feedback and Opinions

Montgomery Homes Feedback and Opinions

Hi, We will be neighbours then! We brought later then everyone else as well. Everything has gone through really quickly for us too! We firstly choose Avalon 211 and made…

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Rochelle-1212
Oct 10, 2016 10:19 pm
radiuz
radiuz
9 October 2016

Extend passage for privacy

Extend passage for privacy

Babies are only small for a very small period of time and usually the more noise they get used to the better they will sleep. If you can swap your baby into bedroom 2 and…

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radiuz
Oct 09, 2016 4:24 pm
Henrytheoct
Henrytheoct
8 October 2016

Wall mount entertainment unit

Wall mount entertainment unit

Hello and thank you for your time, I'm new to this site and found this through google search hoping some of you knowledgeable people may be able to help. I have an IKEA…

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Henrytheoct
Oct 08, 2016 9:15 pm
Lexh
Lexh
8 October 2016

House and land package - trend connection - Cobbitty

House and land package - trend connection - Cobbitty

Hi, we are about to put a holding deposit on a house and land package with Trend Connection and just want to hear from people who built with them and their experiences…

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Lexh
Oct 08, 2016 9:11 pm
Lexh
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
8 October 2016

Front ENTRY door - Which design looks the best- 1, 2 or 3 ?

Front ENTRY door - Which design looks the best- 1, 2 or 3 ?

I just ordered door 1 - with tough translucent glass :)) with 2 glass side panels on both sides

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ItalianGal
Oct 08, 2016 8:59 am
ItalianGal
mb21
mb21
8 October 2016

Joist in the way!!!

Joist in the way!!!

Can you not have a base and use the tiled area with a smart time waste then screen around? We did it like that with a square waste in the centre of the main bathroom and…

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mb21
Oct 08, 2016 8:28 am

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