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johnn
johnn
17 March 2015

Retiling house advice!

Retiling house advice!

Hi Stewie, Thanks for the further info. I had a look last night and can't see any expansion joints. I couldn't see any larger gaps that were left in between the tiles,…

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johnn
Mar 17, 2015 3:10 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 March 2015

Water close to foundations

Water close to foundations

No I didn't have my own inspector. If I have to build again I think I would change lots of things. What kind of expertise? I was thinking…

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building-expert
Mar 16, 2015 8:59 am
building-expert
lozza99
lozza99
15 March 2015

Building house with ants around and inside of house.

Building house with ants around and inside of house.

A spray like that probably won't achieve a great deal. You are better off determining if they are sugar or protein-liking ants and using an appropriate good poison that…

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lozza99
Mar 15, 2015 4:44 pm
Joker
Joker
14 March 2015

Tiling advice

Tiling advice

Is the bedrooms a step down into, if so u can raise carpet level just before doors quite simply, we did and u cant tell , makes rooms appear level.

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Joker
Mar 14, 2015 7:57 am
nipper76
nipper76
13 March 2015

Berstan homes - Feedback positive and negative??

Berstan homes - Feedback positive and negative??

Looking for reviews or any experiences with this builder thanks

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nipper76
Mar 13, 2015 9:55 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
13 March 2015

Sheds

Sheds

Oh @Lynne that sounds nearly like what I'm doing. But only a 10K l tank. If you get pics please post them would love to see it. @Melsie68 it'll have to be a min 200 mm…

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Crazyk
Mar 13, 2015 9:13 pm
Crazyk
bpratt
bpratt
12 March 2015

Colourbond roof ventilation - whirly bird - comments?

Colourbond roof ventilation - whirly bird - comments?
1, 2

My solar powered one is equivalent to 30 whirly birds, the more air you can pull out of your roof the better through summer. Just be sure your eaves a ventilated so that…

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bpratt
Mar 12, 2015 9:58 pm
Decka
Decka
12 March 2015

Building on own land

Building on own land

If you buy the land think about getting the soil test yourself, that way you will own it and can provide it to other builders if required. Alternatively if you pay the…

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Decka
Mar 12, 2015 6:23 pm
Decka
mgilla
mgilla
11 March 2015

Fixing Cornice

Fixing Cornice

If you can get access to the roof space where the gap between cornice and ceiling is pop the sheet off the truss and pack it down however far you need too. Then re screw…

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mgilla
Mar 11, 2015 9:49 pm
vomiec
vomiec
11 March 2015

Can you turn a Indoor Table to a Outdoor Table

Can you turn a Indoor Table to a Outdoor Table

Yes, it depends on humidity. The table may get warped slightly because of the variations in the humidity & moisture levels. I think you should better sell it, if not going…

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vomiec
Mar 11, 2015 7:22 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
10 March 2015

Prime Cost on MBA Contract

Prime Cost on MBA Contract

Yes the contract clearly states that builders margin is already included in the contract price. On the other hand if your stove cost $2500 does the builder need to apply…

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Crazyk
Mar 10, 2015 7:22 pm
Crazyk
bpratt
bpratt
10 March 2015

Copyrights on house design rules and regs

Copyrights on house design rules and regs

Having looked at what must at least 20 display homes we have found that many of them are of a very similar style anyway. We have taken a…

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bpratt
Mar 10, 2015 11:09 am
namz
namz
10 March 2015

Hot water system repair\replacement

Hot water system repair\replacement

Hi guys , Our Dux Sunpro Prodigy 3 HWS has been giving us problems since last few days ago i.e. was only getting warm water instead of hot one , we got a local plumber…

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namz
Mar 10, 2015 11:06 am
K4neX
K4neX
10 March 2015

Painter recommendation in Mooroolbark

Painter recommendation in Mooroolbark

Hello everyone, just want to know if any one can recommend a painter in the Mooroolbark area in Victoria? Cheers!

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K4neX
Mar 10, 2015 9:10 am
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
9 March 2015

How to avoid concreting disasters

How to avoid concreting disasters

Yikes. That one is nothing but a disaster. Reminds me of a time I paid someone (cheap) to build a besser block retaining wall. It was not level and quite wavy, I think he…

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TheBigHouse
Mar 09, 2015 4:09 pm
AKB
AKB
9 March 2015

Colorbond or Zincalume? What colour gutters & fascia?

Colorbond or Zincalume? What colour gutters & fascia?

We went Zincalume and kept our gutters and zincalume as well. Our fascia we painted a dark red to match the red brick

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AKB
Mar 09, 2015 2:30 pm
AKB
Handy007
Handy007
8 March 2015

johns construtions

johns construtions

It would help what location your are in?

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Handy007
Mar 08, 2015 9:21 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
8 March 2015

What Do You Make Of This?

What Do You Make Of This?

It wouldn't be the first time a company ( building or otherwise ) has pointed out the shortcomings of their…

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1st-timers
Mar 08, 2015 2:49 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 March 2015

Spreadsheets & Checklists

Spreadsheets & Checklists
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This forum is for sharing information, experiences and opinions in the hope of assisting others or learning from others. Great contribution Stewie!

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building-expert
Mar 07, 2015 3:04 pm
building-expert
willpower
willpower
6 March 2015

Help with roofing job - details

Help with roofing job - details

Rust spots after 3 weeks is ridiculous! What kind of rust did it look like? Were they tiny little spots? Do you notice any little metal shavings nearby? It's very common…

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willpower
Mar 06, 2015 10:34 pm
willpower
Jason007
Jason007
4 March 2015

Driveway Non Compliant - Help...

Driveway Non Compliant - Help...
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I'd be getting the builder to sort out the mess they caused, drop the drive to within driveway gradient levels, increase height of garage door…

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Jason007
Mar 04, 2015 9:30 pm
Shellzmac
Shellzmac
4 March 2015

Building with Boutique Homes

Building with Boutique Homes

Omg safety switch is 2..started in august and only next week is the walk through. Onto our 4th supervisor wish we had him from the start he is fantastic.

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Shellzmac
Mar 04, 2015 5:08 pm
Joker
Joker
3 March 2015

To Fix site costs or not.

To Fix site costs or not.

I would look into performance of waffle slabs in h class soils and even worse if u have big falls in land, read all the info on this forum and at least be informed of…

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Joker
Mar 03, 2015 12:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 March 2015

Crack on slab

Crack on slab
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You also need to scrutinize that amount put down as Provisional Sums for site works & for unforeseen items. Some salespeople put down a token amount reasons 1.They are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 03, 2015 8:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Toomanywhites
Toomanywhites
2 March 2015

Re roofing

Re roofing

I am getting a new roof put on my house, But Having trouble finding useful reviews on the roofers I have quotes from. Cbmr and qrc. Has anyone used either of these?

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Toomanywhites
Mar 02, 2015 10:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 March 2015

Second floor addition in flame zone

Second floor addition in flame zone

Hi Donna You might want to refer to the National Construction Codes (NCC) Bushfire areas-Start with this & its Free on line then check Various Codes & AS3959- these…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 02, 2015 8:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 March 2015

Anyone else less than impressed by modern homes these days?

Anyone else less than impressed by modern homes these days?
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The thing with the "traditional" style of home is that it is mainly inspired by the homelands of the early settlers and immigrants from England and Europe. These styles…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 01, 2015 7:42 pm
1960sModernistHome
herb661
herb661
1 March 2015

Insulated concrete form?

Insulated concrete form?

Yes, that is a link I have read too. AFAIK, this ICF is something that…

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herb661
Mar 01, 2015 4:28 pm
herb661
mjklimec
mjklimec
28 February 2015

Architect floorplan done - predicting over budget

Architect floorplan done - predicting over budget

Thanks everyone. Our site is in Melbourne. I guess my question was just whether we could get an idea of a build cost from what we have before having to spend more on all…

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mjklimec
Feb 28, 2015 8:16 am
Donnaduggan
Donnaduggan
27 February 2015

Hardiesmart boundary wall system

Hardiesmart boundary wall system

Hi Has anyone used the hardiesmart boundary wall system with linea weatherboard? In design process of second floor addition in bal-fz and looking for options. Thanks Donna

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Donnaduggan
Feb 27, 2015 8:54 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 February 2015

Project / custom builder prices.

Project / custom builder prices.

Definitely, agreed. I think its important to have those as a consideration in deciding if you can afford the whole process, though. For…

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Stewie D
Feb 27, 2015 10:34 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 February 2015

Cutting at an angle with a jigsaw

Cutting at an angle with a jigsaw

Clamp a piece of something like 25 x 25mm square timber parallel to your cut, tilt the saw at 45º and rest the jigsaw base along the leading edge of the timber. Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 26, 2015 10:12 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
26 February 2015

Versawall Internal Corners

Versawall Internal Corners

Oh ok - yeah sorry I have no experience with this product. Maybe call the supplier or manufacturer?

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Tristanium
Feb 26, 2015 10:59 am
Tristanium
emmajw
emmajw
26 February 2015

Jasper Roof, what colour to paint exterior?

Jasper Roof, what colour to paint exterior?

We got a new Jasper colourbond roof and gutters on our 2 storey home. We are repainting the entire exterior of the house. We have brown/bronze window frames as it is…

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emmajw
Feb 26, 2015 9:52 am
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
25 February 2015

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

Check with your local council. We have existing retaining walls on both sides of our property but need to extend the retaining wall on the left hand side. We are in the…

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EmKaralyn
Feb 25, 2015 12:00 pm
EmKaralyn
ownerbuilder72
ownerbuilder72
25 February 2015

Critique Criticism on Custom Design

Critique Criticism on Custom Design

Here is the latest update with dimensions for further CC. Thanks so much "ShuddaBeenATradie" nice Criticism. This land size is 765sqm and is located in Parramatta Sydney.…

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ownerbuilder72
Feb 25, 2015 9:57 am
ownerbuilder72
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
25 February 2015

Considerations when Defects are Rectified by the Owner

Considerations when Defects are Rectified by the Owner

Dear All, I have received an enquiry as to what matters to consider when defects are rectified by the owner as opposed to enforcing the construction contract. I…

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Andre Adams
Feb 25, 2015 7:45 am
Andre Adams
TashPaul
TashPaul
24 February 2015

Advice on block of land near a T Junction

Advice on block of land near a T Junction

We have bought a block that is almost exactly identical to yours in terms of how it sits as part of a T junction. Our bedroom will actually be at the front of the house,…

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TashPaul
Feb 24, 2015 7:23 am
TashPaul
kremlin27
kremlin27
23 February 2015

Stormwater drains

Stormwater drains
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The best you can do is to request LPOD from the council, pay your fee and then you will know for sure what you are faced with. I am sure…

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kremlin27
Feb 23, 2015 10:37 pm
kremlin27
TOBHAGIRATH
TOBHAGIRATH
23 February 2015

Steps to develop land for residential purpose

Steps to develop land for residential purpose

Hi Guys, I have came through many land option in riverstone area of Sydney for land to be develop for residential purpose. when I spoke with agent he told me u need to…

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TOBHAGIRATH
Feb 23, 2015 3:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 February 2015

Attn: All Brickies…Help Please….

Attn: All Brickies…Help Please….

Their warranty is 12-15 years for normal environmental conditions (How…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 22, 2015 7:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
21 February 2015

Engineer to carpenter/joiner

Engineer to carpenter/joiner

I did the opposite. I wanted to be an engineer in high school, but ended up starting an apprenticeship as an electrician right after yr12. Finished that, then decided I…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 21, 2015 7:02 am
1960sModernistHome
Natalie92
Natalie92
21 February 2015

laminex vs formica

laminex vs formica

That's weird the lady tried to convince me today in the tile shop to use laminex cause of the gloss warranty! :(

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Natalie92
Feb 21, 2015 12:13 am
Natalie92
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 February 2015

Council property - would they want to know about it??

Council property - would they want to know about it??

Id stop worrying about it. Sun will fade it, rain will wash it. It's not your builders responsibility. Council will have better things to worry about. If you don't like it…

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Beazley77
Feb 20, 2015 10:20 pm
Beazley77
archetto
archetto
20 February 2015

Fencing Contractors in Perth / WA

Fencing Contractors in Perth / WA

I called to dolphin fencing for installing fences around my swimming pool. They have done a great job. Check out here for more details :

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archetto
Feb 20, 2015 3:08 pm
archetto
1rocky
1rocky
20 February 2015

Steel post and rail fence - need to get access

Steel post and rail fence - need to get access

taking out the top rail and panel takes us about the 10 mins also

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1rocky
Feb 20, 2015 12:46 pm


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