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Stewie D
Stewie D
14 May 2015

Draftsman required Sydney

Draftsman required Sydney

If I wasn't involved in some family renos and trying to finish off the plans for our upcoming KDR, I would have jumped at the chance seeing as we are just around the…

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Stewie D
May 14, 2015 8:36 am
auntiepossum
auntiepossum
13 May 2015

Willowvale Qld

Willowvale Qld

We are looking at a block at Willowvale has anyone else built there and have any information that might help our decision cause we are also looking at Highland Reserve

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auntiepossum
May 13, 2015 11:32 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 May 2015

Brick Vs Sandstone

Brick Vs Sandstone

Rather than full real sandstone blocks, you can also get the thinner stone veneers that are attached over the front of brick.

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oneJohn
May 12, 2015 2:18 pm
oneJohn
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 May 2015

Electric Underfloor Heating

Electric Underfloor Heating

Also we asked the builder to soft nail the skirting boards in tiling area and they said they can't soft nail instead they will just leave the skirting…

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Stewie D
May 12, 2015 1:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 May 2015

Slab edge insulation

Slab edge insulation

No costs but you will find two methods of Slab insulation at this link. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/01/slab-insulation/

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bashworth
May 12, 2015 6:58 am
bashworth
1st-timers
1st-timers
11 May 2015

Plan Registration Questions?

Plan Registration Questions?

Thank you so much for that information. It does look like we may have some time to spare before settlement so hopefully the job situation will have sorted itself out by then.

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1st-timers
May 11, 2015 4:34 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 May 2015

Nick Harvey Constructions - Bathurst

Nick Harvey Constructions - Bathurst

Seeing as it is in NSW, hit up the Dept of Fair Trading website and do a licence search for them. It will turn up other things like building disputes etc. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 11, 2015 4:21 pm
PennoDream
PennoDream
10 May 2015

Enduroshield

Enduroshield

I just spent $1600 getting it applied to all my bathrooms in my new house. Tiles, mirrors and shower screens. Is it working? No bloody idea! I wanted it to make cleaning…

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PennoDream
May 10, 2015 6:10 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 May 2015

Length of time owning a house or unit

Length of time owning a house or unit

You may be right snowing. I've heard a few times that in our area it costs approx $50k to move. By the time you sell your existing house - solicitors and real estate fees…

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Stewie D
May 10, 2015 9:39 am
Stealth1971
Stealth1971
10 May 2015

Has anyone dealt with ArchiVision in Melbourne?

Has anyone dealt with ArchiVision in Melbourne?

Interested to hear if anyone has any experiences with this company. Have been referred to in a build we're looking at however doesn't seem to be much information on them...

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Stealth1971
May 10, 2015 12:23 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
9 May 2015

ORG concern

ORG concern

Thanks guys, didn't know water was meant to be In it. Water hasn't gone up or down, just noticed water in it the other day. Thanks for the explanations.

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Ponzu
May 09, 2015 9:04 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
9 May 2015

Building next to estuary/ river

Building next to estuary/ river

Glad you already have a good neighbor!!! ::lol::

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Treeseachanger
May 09, 2015 1:57 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 May 2015

basix report

basix report

Good advice Kylie40. I'd just like to add my 2c worth as well. What I do as part of getting all the documents ready for a DA is work out the BASIX as well but I get the…

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Stewie D
May 08, 2015 6:35 pm
d3us_85
d3us_85
7 May 2015

Looking for an Electrician

Looking for an Electrician

Hi all I've posted this in my new build thread also but wanted to post in here as well in case it grabs someones attention that may not look at the new builds. Can…

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d3us_85
May 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 May 2015

Possible legal action?

Possible legal action?

You also need to give the company that the contract is with a reasonable amount of time to rectify any defects once you have notified them. Write an email outlining what…

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Stewie D
May 07, 2015 8:46 am
deeps
deeps
6 May 2015

Plaster chipping on internal walls of new house

Plaster chipping on internal walls of new house

Parents built with lifestyle homes about 22 years ago and had the same problem. The towels going on the towel rail had even started to wear away at the plaster.…

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deeps
May 06, 2015 1:04 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 May 2015

Are double entrance doors just two doors?

Are double entrance doors just two doors?

I agree 33amc about the need for a seal but I still like a proper rebate over a third party mould. I've seen both the Tee mould and also a z flashing but I never really…

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Stewie D
May 05, 2015 10:36 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
5 May 2015

Problems in building and stamp duty refund

Problems in building and stamp duty refund

Perhaps try reading up about stamp duties and the refund criteria on the dept state revenues website.

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Beazley77
May 05, 2015 9:46 am
Beazley77
TashPaul
TashPaul
5 May 2015

Waiting For Land To Be Ready Before Choosing A Builder

Waiting For Land To Be Ready Before Choosing A Builder

Hi, I wouldn't worry about the houses your neighbours are building. You have to be happy with your house, not how it 'fits' (or not) with the neighbours. You will…

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TashPaul
May 05, 2015 8:34 am
TashPaul
MrsJM
MrsJM
4 May 2015

Question about guarantor signing witness fee

Question about guarantor signing witness fee

I think that seems reasonable. Similar to implementing Powers of Attorney (which I've had done at around the same price) they are effectively ensuring you have legal…

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MrsJM
May 04, 2015 7:09 am
MrsJM
Sydney47
Sydney47
3 May 2015

Waterproofing and statutory warranty

Waterproofing and statutory warranty

Hi, I had our deck (which is over our bedroom) replaced 4 years ago. The scope of works what; Removal of old deck, scree substrate to give correct falls, waterproof and…

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Sydney47
May 03, 2015 9:20 am
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
2 May 2015

Would this annoy you? Living next to building site

Would this annoy you? Living next to building site

I encountered similar problems while they built the house next door to us. They even removed our gate and part of our fence because their garage needed to be built along…

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PerthAussie2014
May 02, 2015 2:45 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
2 May 2015

Trades interested in quoting on works for new home build.

Trades interested in quoting on works for new home build.

I don't think the intent of this forum is to act as a tendering conduit so you might get better luck looking on websites that offer that service.

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Beazley77
May 02, 2015 11:16 am
Beazley77
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
2 May 2015

How to power a Wi-Fi router from an electric door bell?

How to power a Wi-Fi router from an electric door bell?

It appears that the board is marked 230v. There is also a double insulated symbol and the wires are blue and brown. All suggesting it runs on mains power. But is probably…

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RuffTuff
May 02, 2015 10:11 am
RuffTuff
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 May 2015

Rain gutter that runs through the inside of house

Rain gutter that runs through the inside of house

Condensation happens when a cold surface ( your gutter & downpipe ) meets a warm surface ( your ceiling space ). You need to insulate the former from the latter by…

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Stewie D
May 02, 2015 8:36 am
33amc
33amc
30 April 2015

Steel Frame builders

Steel Frame builders

Steel might not warp if left to the elements, but…

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33amc
Apr 30, 2015 8:07 pm
jeff_investor
jeff_investor
30 April 2015

can anyone recommend a good private certifier.

can anyone recommend a good private certifier.

Hi I need to get my exisiting granny flat (in moreton bay council qld) approved. So can anyone recommend a certifier. thanks a lot Jeff

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jeff_investor
Apr 30, 2015 1:09 pm
AACJ
AACJ
30 April 2015

Ranshe Builders

Ranshe Builders

We decided to build the house with Ranshe Homes. It would be great if you could explain your experience as i didnt come across any feedback about them?

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AACJ
Apr 30, 2015 10:32 am
HomebuyersCentre1
HomebuyersCentre1
29 April 2015

Homebuyers Centre 12 month maintenance

Homebuyers Centre 12 month maintenance

Hi Armanda, Just stumbled upon your post and I'd like to be able to help with your concerns. Are you based in WA or VIC? I am from Perth and will be able to answer your…

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HomebuyersCentre1
Apr 29, 2015 11:04 am
HomebuyersCentre1
building-expert
building-expert
27 April 2015

NCAT...

NCAT...

qebtel is right. Court would not hear it they would simply redirect you to the tribunal. You can go to court on appeal if you have deep pockets

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building-expert
Apr 27, 2015 10:20 am
building-expert
aussieta
aussieta
26 April 2015

Found power cable in garden laid under bark (in conduit)

Found power cable in garden laid under bark (in conduit)

what colour conduit orange is 240v and higher grey may be low voltage for garden lights or irrigation system or pool lights the conduit may be disconnected but may have…

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aussieta
Apr 26, 2015 11:37 am
aussieta
Jason007
Jason007
23 April 2015

Water Leaks

Water Leaks

Thanks - I have someone coming out tomorrow to have a look and hopefully fix them… The Builder is Rockwall……..

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Jason007
Apr 23, 2015 6:58 pm
phonetic
phonetic
23 April 2015

Shed conversion studio apartment 6x8 mts, services 1 side

Shed conversion studio apartment 6x8 mts, services 1 side

Im looking for ideas convert part of shed 8.4 x 6 mts, all water services along 6 mtr side to 1 bed room studio apartment. plans & layouts ideas thanks in advance

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phonetic
Apr 23, 2015 10:48 am
t_banning
t_banning
22 April 2015

brick pillars

brick pillars

Thanks everyone. Yes, a substantial pad footing is in place under the corners, where the posts sit. The metal posts are galvanised. Been delayed by wild weather in…

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t_banning
Apr 22, 2015 12:50 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
22 April 2015

Do project builders make more money if you custom design?

Do project builders make more money if you custom design?

Flooring is one item you are best NOT to get the builder to do. Can save thousands by doing it yourself after handover.

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Roomeat
Apr 22, 2015 8:24 am
Roomeat
B STAR
B STAR
21 April 2015

High pressure cleaner help

High pressure cleaner help

The ones in an ebay add is not a direct comparison to the stihl one. The petrol models selected are going to be much more power full and can do a larger area more…

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B STAR
Apr 21, 2015 10:11 pm
colebatchd
colebatchd
20 April 2015

Gas pressure

Gas pressure

Hi All, I'm looking for some advice on gas pressure/energy throughput. We moved into our house December 2013, and for most of last winter the heating was great, but then…

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colebatchd
Apr 20, 2015 9:17 pm
pbond48
pbond48
20 April 2015

Need advice - Joint power box for Dual Occupancy

Need advice - Joint power box for Dual Occupancy

Good morning, I'm building a new house in Penrith 2750 NSW as a battle axe block that will be strata titled once completed. I have a query, our council stamped plans has…

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pbond48
Apr 20, 2015 10:19 am
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qebtel
Apr 15, 2015 4:56 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
15 April 2015

How to do walkway canopy/awning ?

How to do walkway canopy/awning ?

Perhaps a carpenter to do some rafters, a beam and posts onto a concrete footings. Maybe find someone on this site: http://www.homeone.com.au/pergolas Matt

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cornellengineers
Apr 15, 2015 4:12 pm
cornellengineers
snowy stockman
snowy stockman
14 April 2015

Polish concrete for alfresco area

Polish concrete for alfresco area

I think you'd need to drop the ground level, and lay a suitable pad. As Beazley77 mentioned, get in an expert.. There are a heap of different options to polished concrete…

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snowy stockman
Apr 14, 2015 6:26 pm
JRG19
JRG19
14 April 2015

Crossover & side entry pit relocation

Crossover & side entry pit relocation

Hi all, We're building a side-by-side dual occ in Caulfield VIC (Glen Eira council), with centralised crossover proposed. We've got the planning permit issued, but being…

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JRG19
Apr 14, 2015 9:03 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 April 2015

Garden Shed - Bitumen Canite between Shed and Concrete?

Garden Shed - Bitumen Canite between Shed and Concrete?

Canite seems to be more like something to go in a vertical joint rather than a horizontal joint. I would be more likely to go for a foam joint filler or silicone.

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bashworth
Apr 13, 2015 9:38 pm
bashworth
JRG19
JRG19
13 April 2015

Moving a crossover to opposite side

Moving a crossover to opposite side

Hi all, sorry for using the same thread but I hope someone can help. We're building a side-by-side dual occ in Caulfield VIC (Glen Eira council), with centralised…

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JRG19
Apr 13, 2015 4:47 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 April 2015

Question about fences

Question about fences

I had mostly made my mind up not to say anything, but after reading all this I am thinking that perhaps we should. I'm not quite sure how to…

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2015 1:19 pm
speshiola
speshiola
13 April 2015

Renovator looking to team with Manager on project(s)

Renovator looking to team with Manager on project(s)

Hi all, I am a budding renovator who has done some minor renovations to my current property, yet due to my property being fairly modern, the opportunity to do further…

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speshiola
Apr 13, 2015 1:09 pm
gregandjules
gregandjules
11 April 2015

Are building inspections during a build worth it?

Are building inspections during a build worth it?
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Archicentre have not done any inspections as yet, they do give us a report but it is up to us to chase up the builder, I have used them previously but not for a new house build

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gregandjules
Apr 11, 2015 5:27 pm
sugz
sugz
11 April 2015

building inspector in sydney

building inspector in sydney

Hi all We are building in riverstone Build wont commence until end of year But I'd like to be prepared =D

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sugz
Apr 11, 2015 10:01 am


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