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SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 June 2016

BCA state or commonwealth enforcement?

BCA state or commonwealth enforcement?

What you have posted is not factual and shows a lack of understanding of your subject matter. The following may assist you. By "national standards", I assume that you…

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SaveH2O
Jun 29, 2016 8:24 pm
SaveH2O
Mark K_UC
Mark K_UC
29 June 2016

Steel vs Concrete

Steel vs Concrete

Can someone please explain to me the benefits of using structural load bearing steel within the facade of a medium to high rise building. What is the comparison if…

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Mark K_UC
Jun 29, 2016 6:10 pm
bpratt
bpratt
29 June 2016

Woodlea

Woodlea

I am selling my 640 sq lot in woodlea,settlement gonna be in couple of weeks,can take extension, I dont want any profit,same price as i bought it, Anyone interested text…

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bpratt
Jun 29, 2016 10:25 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 June 2016

Colorbond roof

Colorbond roof
1, 2

Ask any tradie who has to climb onto a roof or into a roof space - certainly noticeable difference. I can vouch for that. Years ago I did…

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Stewie D
Jun 29, 2016 9:46 am
SileNceR
SileNceR
28 June 2016

STABILIZING SLOPING CLAY UNDER HIGHSET QUEENSLANDER

STABILIZING SLOPING CLAY UNDER HIGHSET QUEENSLANDER

Probably a drainage issue more than something that you need to specifically stabilise - but I think you should speak to an engineer and get some options rather than…

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SileNceR
Jun 28, 2016 2:47 pm

We're about to paint our recently purchased Victorian home white and want the cream and slightly chipped cast iron hydronic radiators to also change to white. This is what…

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captaint
Jun 27, 2016 10:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 June 2016

House Raise Brisbane - Costings (Thoughts)

House Raise Brisbane - Costings (Thoughts)

Assuming its just a house with no obstructions, on flat land, already on stumps, Id say the cost should be $12K - $15K. Did you shop around? Seems excessive.

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qebtel
Jun 27, 2016 9:55 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2016

Gas and water pipes in ceilings

Gas and water pipes in ceilings

The Plumbing Regulations 2008 state: “Drinking water that is not intentionally heated must be delivered at a temperature of less than 40 degrees Celsius”. It can…

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2016 7:04 pm
SaveH2O
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
24 June 2016

Cost for electrical work in a new house?

Cost for electrical work in a new house?

Yes $10-$15k is a reasonable budget for the total electrical portion of your build.

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 24, 2016 7:24 am
1960sModernistHome
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SileNceR
Jun 22, 2016 1:12 pm
Alexxdavid
Alexxdavid
20 June 2016

Vanity wall mixer height

Vanity wall mixer height

Hi everyone, Was looking at my working drawings today and was wondering if this was right: We have wall mount mixers at 14cm above inset basin and 16cm above undermount…

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Alexxdavid
Jun 20, 2016 9:35 pm
lazybones1987
lazybones1987
19 June 2016

Looking for a fencer in Brisbane Northside

Looking for a fencer in Brisbane Northside

Hi, Can someone please recommend me a fencer in Brisbane Northside (North Lakes). I'm trying to get some quotes from different people and trying to figure out if I should…

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lazybones1987
Jun 19, 2016 12:13 pm
lazybones1987
tjilpi
tjilpi
18 June 2016

Where do you sell second hand building materials?

Where do you sell second hand building materials?

Furniture can also be sold on ebay, gumtree etc. But there are also auction houses where you can sell it. In Melbourne there are several.Just a few are Leonard Joels,…

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tjilpi
Jun 18, 2016 4:09 pm
Joker
Joker
17 June 2016

acrylic textured paint vs acrylic render

acrylic textured paint vs acrylic render

I didn't render myself but painted render and it lasts years and years longer this way; most don't do but will save thousands in the long run.

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Joker
Jun 17, 2016 2:37 pm
amzandjames
amzandjames
16 June 2016

Orientation for my new build

Orientation for my new build

Thanks for the info everyone, really helpful! I think we will try to face south-west and bring in more light and sunshine :) Thanks again.

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amzandjames
Jun 16, 2016 9:11 pm
Messina
Messina
16 June 2016

Drive way

Drive way

Thanks Tash!

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Messina
Jun 16, 2016 3:45 pm
bg100
bg100
15 June 2016

Agi pipe drain - advice needed

Agi pipe drain - advice needed

I will be connecting this drain up to the stormwater system which will be improved with my backyard renovations so silt pits would be part of this. At the moment I just…

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bg100
Jun 15, 2016 1:06 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
13 June 2016

What to do 3 yr old home with Acrylic Texture Render failing

What to do 3 yr old home with Acrylic Texture Render failing

The Builder should determine the cause upon inspection and who is responsible. The reason for the fail should not be guessed by someone on an internet forum. I state…

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oldchippy
Jun 13, 2016 11:34 am
rdcoo89
rdcoo89
12 June 2016

Builders that specialize in insurance jobs

Builders that specialize in insurance jobs

The builder who was building my house went bankrupt and has therefore seized construction. It is now going through the insurance channels and I'm looking for a new builder…

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rdcoo89
Jun 12, 2016 5:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 June 2016

New Build Retaining Wall with build to boundary question?

New Build Retaining Wall with build to boundary question?

That will depend as much on your councils guidelines as anything else. I'd ask them first. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jun 11, 2016 11:37 am
HelenJRall
HelenJRall
10 June 2016

Looking for Haliburton cottage shed

Looking for Haliburton cottage shed

Hi guys what would you estimate the cost to build Haliburton cottage shed . I am thinking about a completely stand alone room in the garden with the following…

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HelenJRall
Jun 10, 2016 4:50 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
9 June 2016

Fencing - Victoria

Fencing - Victoria

Its also depend on the fencing company too. Some willing to chase it up with ur neighbor if you provide the details and also they will wait till both parties pay the…

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clueless2009
Jun 09, 2016 6:11 pm
Tim65
Tim65
9 June 2016

Quality and Price of Bunnings/Masters vs Specialty Stores

Quality and Price of Bunnings/Masters vs Specialty Stores

Same as everything in life it pays to shop around , I use Bunnings for a fair few things but also speciality stores or suppliers for others, I have found the price from…

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Tim65
Jun 09, 2016 2:36 pm
Tim65
mack042
mack042
8 June 2016

Taps Height

Taps Height

Shower mixer should be 1000mm high. Anywhere between 900mm and 1100mm should be ok though.

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mack042
Jun 08, 2016 9:56 pm
tams
tams
8 June 2016

Framed home builders in the Perth Hills

Framed home builders in the Perth Hills

Hi guys, We are looking at building again in the Perth Hills. Due to many of the blocks having steep slopes we are considering a framed house on poles. Does anyone have…

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tams
Jun 08, 2016 12:08 pm
Daz_
Daz_
7 June 2016

White set curing time

White set curing time

Thanks guys...exactly the detailed responses I was hoping for! I'm waiting to hear back from my SS but fingers crossed I can delay the main floor tiling until July.…

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Daz_
Jun 07, 2016 8:42 pm
Daz_
SoftEng
SoftEng
7 June 2016

hebel wall and flooring panels

hebel wall and flooring panels

Its sheer rubbish ... how can such boards be allowed in the industry is beyond me. Hebel anyday over particleboard flooring.

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SoftEng
Jun 07, 2016 3:01 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 June 2016

Staircase nosing line?

Staircase nosing line?

As per what OC says above. I'm curious as to why you want to know the difference ? Most nosings if any are usually less then 25mm and would only impact the difference in…

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Stewie D
Jun 07, 2016 12:45 pm
bradster181
bradster181
7 June 2016

Perth pest control

Perth pest control

Thanks for the feedback.

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bradster181
Jun 07, 2016 12:16 pm
bradster181
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 June 2016

Oil Based binder/sealer

Oil Based binder/sealer

If you have a standard built home in or near Perth which would be double brick external walls and single brick internal walls then plastered with sand/cement and a white…

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Stewie D
Jun 07, 2016 9:08 am
shams
shams
6 June 2016

do i need architectural plans?

do i need architectural plans?

Thanks guys, i'll be getting updated architectural drawings for construction, i don't want to be stressing during my build.

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shams
Jun 06, 2016 7:37 pm
shams
TomCat
TomCat
5 June 2016

PAINTING OUR BEDROOM - ARE SPRAY GUNS GOOD & EASY TO USE

PAINTING OUR BEDROOM - ARE SPRAY GUNS GOOD & EASY TO USE

What's the difference with blue painters tape? ? I used standard (Bear brand) masking tape throughout my house with no problem (took it all off within few days). Tape…

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TomCat
Jun 05, 2016 9:20 am
TomCat
aloenyx
aloenyx
3 June 2016

Sliding doors on wardrobes?

Sliding doors on wardrobes?

I went with sliders, had them in my apartment and liked them. Have a single hinged door now that is always banging against my desk (no room!!!). My apartment has mirrors…

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aloenyx
Jun 03, 2016 6:56 pm
aloenyx
qebtel
qebtel
3 June 2016

CONCRETE SWIMMING POOL

CONCRETE SWIMMING POOL

lol they never come back. hes well and truly gone, so dont hold your breath.

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qebtel
Jun 03, 2016 3:02 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
2 June 2016

Dilemma - fence blew down....

Dilemma - fence blew down....

mmmm, now I've rung a fencing supplier and a Colorbond fence is $85/metre installed (some is into limestone). We'll see...maybe not a dilemma if it's not as expensive as…

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lazandjohn
Jun 02, 2016 7:37 pm
dbk
dbk
31 May 2016

Built In Wood Fires

Built In Wood Fires

any owners of the masport i9000??? would love to hear some feedback from owners as we are planning to put one in. it is to be put in a huge open plan space. 150-200 sqm? thanks!

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dbk
May 31, 2016 11:07 pm
SancHarmony
SancHarmony
31 May 2016

Does Gyprock Soundchek have the name written on it?

Does Gyprock Soundchek have the name written on it?

It was around $600 which also included the Soundscreen insulation and it was just for the media room.

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SancHarmony
May 31, 2016 9:55 am
bashworth
bashworth
30 May 2016

Joining the queue -first home buyer - help to decide

Joining the queue -first home buyer - help to decide

When I set off on the property journey 40 years ago. The idea was to get something I could afford. . . in our case a 2 bedroom townhouse. I did get round to building the…

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bashworth
May 30, 2016 7:33 pm
bashworth
Quirmeball1280
Quirmeball1280
29 May 2016

Austral Urban One - Pepper

Austral Urban One - Pepper

Hello, we are thinking of using this brick with off white mortar. Does anyone have a preference for ironed vs flush mortar finish? I think ironed is the more traditional…

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Quirmeball1280
May 30, 2016 12:07 am
Quirmeball1280
Vcm_9
Vcm_9
29 May 2016

Melbourne - South East - Rough Cost ideas of Custom Build

Melbourne - South East - Rough Cost ideas of Custom Build
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Hi, we are in the same process of bayside Melbourne. We've done the research on custom builders and actuall had engaged l37 until the contract stage. We disengaged their…

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Vcm_9
May 29, 2016 11:59 pm
Vcm_9
VRKST
VRKST
29 May 2016

Kitchen Renovation variations & home warranty certificate qu

Kitchen Renovation variations & home warranty certificate qu

a core hole through the floor from my kitchen to the car park for drainage.

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VRKST
May 29, 2016 12:19 pm
6banga
6banga
28 May 2016

Weep holes chunked with mortar

Weep holes chunked with mortar

Nope come on your kidding aren't you that could take 10 minutes of their time and cost me $100,000K in the long run........ Im sure the brickie that did my house live…

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6banga
May 28, 2016 9:04 pm
Nickaylee01
Nickaylee01
25 May 2016

Redink luxury

Redink luxury

He's the Senior Sales & Design Consultant

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Nickaylee01
May 26, 2016 12:08 am
Variegated
Variegated
25 May 2016

Community title scheme

Community title scheme

Not sure why you are expecting there to be any discount for a community title property? My land is semi rural and community title, and houses in the suburb sold recently…

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Variegated
May 25, 2016 8:29 pm
Variegated
building-expert
building-expert
25 May 2016

How Do I know if the concreting is done right?--PM

How Do I know if the concreting is done right?--PM

I agree You have just posted a very convincing argument for owners to get their own independent inspector for stage inspections. Someone that calls it what it is without…

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building-expert
May 25, 2016 4:07 pm
building-expert

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