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SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 September

Home warranty insurance and apartments

Home warranty insurance and apartments

But it wasn't a compliant product. Just because it is passed as compliant doesn't make it compliant. The same goes for installing a non compliant product by playing…

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SaveH2O
Sep 08, 2018 2:44 pm
SaveH2O
busybee13
busybee13
8 September

Garage Dimensions

Garage Dimensions

Great article about how to measure your garage. I have a very tiny garage for two cars and wasn't sure how to measure my garage so I can renovate it.

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busybee13
Sep 08, 2018 2:21 am

Our company was established when we realised that the residential wine storage market was being neglected by other companies in…

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winestorageaustralia
Sep 07, 2018 9:34 pm
winestorageaustralia
building-expert
building-expert
7 September

Query - lock up payment

Query - lock up payment

There is no provision in the contract for refunds however if the builder exceeds construction time you will be entitled to liquidated damages.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2018 11:19 am
building-expert
JB1
JB1
6 September

What is this timber floor?

What is this timber floor?

Looks like elm timber to me.. It is soft timber.. I would say it looks similar to oak.

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JB1
Sep 06, 2018 10:32 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 September

Dispute with Metricon

Dispute with Metricon

It was correct for Metricon to arrange for a plumber from their contracted plumbing company to try to identify the leak because the plumbing company warrants the work.…

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SaveH2O
Sep 06, 2018 10:20 am
SaveH2O
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 September

Frame Support Question.

Frame Support Question.

Just an update. Actually it wasnt overhang. Just that area of Concrete wasnt properly formed.

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IamSAM
Sep 06, 2018 9:29 am
IamSAM
JayJay74
JayJay74
6 September

Using finance for DIY items

Using finance for DIY items

Thanks. Have confirmed my bank is fine with me doing my own projects. I just presented qoutes for the materials to ensure everything was covered and if I find the…

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JayJay74
Sep 06, 2018 4:56 am
Capri33
Capri33
5 September

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
1, 2, 3

Hi There, Why don't you write a google review or at lease post what you mentioned above. I too face a lot of issues and delays and your input will certainly help others.…

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Capri33
Sep 05, 2018 9:22 am
AmieD
AmieD
4 September

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

Hi all, We have a laundry chute in our new build which just had the cabinets installed this week. The cabinet opening is 620 wide, but the actual chute is only 270.…

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AmieD
Sep 04, 2018 10:11 pm
polanski
polanski
3 September

Attaching L bracket to colorbond fence

Attaching L bracket to colorbond fence

Whats the best way to attach a L bracket to a colorbond H post (2x c post back to back). if i use a couple of self tapping screws for the L bracket, will it hold a shelf…

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polanski
Sep 03, 2018 8:32 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
3 September

Building faults on new homes

Building faults on new homes

I'm having mine all inspected again wont accept keys until my home is all fixed and it's a 100 percent

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kathysangel
Sep 03, 2018 4:08 pm
kks
kks
3 September

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Probably best to do the slab with the builder as they are talking about an integrated one. Always got to think about the termites! Covenants? 18 months down the track…

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kks
Sep 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Bush_Block
Bush_Block
2 September

Vegetation protection overlay and building

Vegetation protection overlay and building

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone had experience with building under a vegetation protection overlay that required removal of some vegetation. My partner and I have just…

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Bush_Block
Sep 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Gislist
Gislist
2 September

Building on a pre-purchased land

Building on a pre-purchased land

This is the original poster: My keyboard is a bit wonkey, but I hope you know what I neab,

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Gislist
Sep 02, 2018 3:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
1 September

Occupancy certificate

Occupancy certificate

Power is required so it would be expected that power and lighting would work in most of the house. The idea of an occupancy certificate is you can move in if you are…

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bashworth
Sep 01, 2018 8:52 pm
bashworth

Here's some photos - shows both the pipe put in by the builder as well as the one that was under the kerb

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Chesapeake Ripper
Aug 31, 2018 7:31 am
Ghenwi
Ghenwi
30 August

Outdoor Heating - what to use

Outdoor Heating - what to use

Just my opinion... Regulator connector is very…

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Ghenwi
Aug 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Ghenwi
bestspecials
bestspecials
30 August

Why frames overhang on slab?

Why frames overhang on slab?

There is a highset being built next door to us. Ground floor frames done last week and first floor being done now. There is not enough room on the block next door to…

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bestspecials
Aug 30, 2018 3:18 pm
bestspecials
Nuri
Nuri
29 August

Entry door options

Entry door options

Thanks mate, these options look good. I'll call them now for a price. When staining a front door, do I need to apply a top coat, or is it the same process as staining a deck?

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Nuri
Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Dani07
Dani07
29 August

Those with septic tanks...

Those with septic tanks...

I have recently got onto this range of septic safe products which is Aussie made and they ship all over Australia. I started on their N-Zyme for the septic itself and…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 10:39 am
Dani07
Dani07
29 August

Septic smell inside and out

Septic smell inside and out

Don't know if you still have the smell, but I have been using N-Zyme from a company called Astro EcoTech and it is working amazing for me in my septic tank. If you (or…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 10:34 am
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chippyjohn1
Aug 27, 2018 4:57 pm

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION AT A GLANCE DUC…

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Ducan Trading
Aug 27, 2018 3:45 pm
Ducan Trading
Daniel86
Daniel86
27 August

Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?

Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?
1, 2

That's bad. Probably not going to buy one :( Guys, can you tell me, is Eureka a good brand or not? From what I found, it seems to be a better option for me. But I'd like…

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Daniel86
Aug 27, 2018 2:07 pm
Daniel86
kathysangel
kathysangel
26 August

Gap between brick work and frame

Gap between brick work and frame

Thankyou for your help most appreciated but I wont except there bad work I have allproinvestigations working for me now they will be going all over my home so…

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kathysangel
Aug 26, 2018 5:30 pm
curtly
curtly
26 August

Electrical connection to house

Electrical connection to house

According to this document http://www.prysmiancable.com.au/documen ... 0b4LFW9NNB a 50mm2 3c+E XLPE circular cable has an outer diameter of 28.7mm, is that too tight?

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curtly
Aug 26, 2018 10:03 am
Valandra
Valandra
26 August

Doors

Doors

Yikes! We're probably in the same boat, was it ridiculously high for the crimsafe? I'm going to duck in to Giles before Thursday and have a look so it's not a total…

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Valandra
Aug 26, 2018 9:21 am
richaverma
richaverma
25 August

Are Glass door handles a good option?

Are Glass door handles a good option?

Yeah i think you should use both metallic and glass handle so that you both can satisfy with your demands.

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richaverma
Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm
richaverma
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nessjez
Aug 24, 2018 1:48 pm
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Reetk
Aug 23, 2018 7:18 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
23 August

Garage Slab question.

Garage Slab question.

Thanks. Didn't thought of that!!. Is this standard? I don't see new houses having this or maybe wasn't paying attention. Cheers.

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MyFirst
Aug 23, 2018 12:37 pm
GloriaFoxx
GloriaFoxx
23 August

Solar hot water service noises

Solar hot water service noises

Advice please. Son has recently built with a volume builder. The energy rating hot water service is proving a nightmare. There…

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GloriaFoxx
Aug 23, 2018 10:39 am
ben888
ben888
22 August

Low ceiling and pendant lights

Low ceiling and pendant lights

1.4m high? That's like the 7 1/2 floor in the film Being John Malkovich! Or do you mean 2.4m? If so, pendants over the island will be fine, because you're not going to be…

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ben888
Aug 22, 2018 11:01 am
ben888
leighanno
leighanno
21 August

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Oh no, that's really poor form from Clarendon. It seems a lot of builders pretty much say anything to get you to sign the tender and then add on extra costs later. We…

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leighanno
Aug 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
21 August

What is this?

What is this?

And you may find further down the track (after frame is up and finished) that they put a "standard" pipe fitting on top and concrete around the base and the pipe and into…

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 21, 2018 7:19 pm
CathyG
CathyG
21 August

Payment schedule on new kitchen

Payment schedule on new kitchen

We paid a deposit on a quote and have now received the final contract. This states 85% of the balance must be paid prior to delivery to store ($24K), I'm not comfortable…

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CathyG
Aug 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Natedawg
Natedawg
20 August

Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Really appreciate the feedback, gives me confidence to move ahead many thanks Gaudi

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Natedawg
Aug 21, 2018 12:41 am
Harpies
Harpies
19 August

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

All things considered, a free standing heater will do a better job that an inbuilt one. A fan makes them even better. I operate an Australian made Arrow 2400 and heat 30…

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Harpies
Aug 19, 2018 8:37 am
Valandra
Valandra
19 August

Update

Update

😍😍😍 , I love your wall colour and bathroom tile choices, it's coming along beautifully and those interior doors too!! So exciting to see it coming together! …

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Valandra
Aug 19, 2018 8:24 am
ChippyBuilder
ChippyBuilder
19 August

Custom joist hangers

Custom joist hangers

Hi There How I would get this sorted would be to find a steel fabrication company. I would supply the fabricator with a scale drawing of the joist hanger along with…

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ChippyBuilder
Aug 19, 2018 3:02 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 August

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2 Do you know what sarking is? If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader…

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SaveH2O
Aug 18, 2018 8:18 pm
SaveH2O

I saw this house design "The Appella" by Ben Trager Homes. I quite like the colours here, I think the roof is colourbond Surfmist and main render colour is Solver vitesse…

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H2018
Aug 18, 2018 1:41 am
KatFife
KatFife
16 August

Expansion Foam

Expansion Foam

Great thanks will look into your links. Appreciate it.

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KatFife
Aug 16, 2018 7:41 pm
iTool
iTool
16 August

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Why don't you wait until they've installed the edge boards and then measure it to satisfy yourself? There's no harm in keeping an eye on things, but there's also no point…

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iTool
Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am
Jo F
Jo F
12 August

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

Waiting on contract with coral to come through and we can finally start building.... have been waiting for around 15 months for our land to register, which finally…

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Jo F
Aug 12, 2018 6:23 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
12 August

Email

Email

Hello how do i update my email in my profile. Thanks

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kassan1973
Aug 12, 2018 1:53 pm
meowys
meowys
11 August

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Yes, the custom builder I'm talking about is a boutique builder. We have our own preferred designer, etc. and will purely use the builder to build.

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meowys
Aug 11, 2018 6:39 pm

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