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Asha12
Asha12
25 January

Hawthorn or Yarra Essendon brick with cladding

Hawthorn or Yarra Essendon brick with cladding

Hoping to get some help on brick choice with cladding. We are looking at using Hawthorn red or Essendon brick with possibly monument cladding around garage. Does anyone…

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Asha12
Jan 25, 2021 5:09 pm

Hi, We would like to install half wall easycraft panels, but we have existing hydronic heating panels on some 9f the walls. Hubby is of the opinion the only option is to…

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CJG
Jan 24, 2021 9:50 pm
Althom
Althom
23 January

Pool heating

Pool heating

Yes our system also had the ability to set a set point at which the system would turn off. Set to 23 degrees and with a cover on during the day we invariably ended up…

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Althom
Jan 23, 2021 1:34 pm
Althom
toughgamer
toughgamer
23 January

Anyone built this new design (Corrima) with Rawson homes?

Anyone built this new design (Corrima) with Rawson homes?

Hi guys, We are planning to buy a land in Box Hill and build this design with Rawson homes - ??https://www.rawsonhomes.com.au/home-designs/corrima?? I tried to search on…

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toughgamer
Jan 23, 2021 9:46 am
moudzj
moudzj
23 January

Adding to concrete retaining wall

Adding to concrete retaining wall

Hmmm I don't think so. Either blocking or pouring, youd need to dowel into the wall say every 300mm c/c or so with N16s. I think the issue would be that there wouldn't be…

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moudzj
Jan 23, 2021 1:51 am
Jack Panther
Jack Panther
22 January

Old kitchen hinges

Old kitchen hinges

Can anyone identify, or tell me where to get these 1970s hinges. Just need 4.

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Jack Panther
Jan 22, 2021 3:19 pm
Tessy123
Tessy123
22 January

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours

Does anyone know how to upload your own plans to ...https://australbricks.com.au/ivisualise/ ??

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Tessy123
Jan 22, 2021 11:05 am

Hi everyone, I am starting a KDR in Cumberland council area with Clarendon and have chosen the Leaton for the floor plan. I have decided to narrate my story here if it…

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Train-lhdm
Jan 21, 2021 1:16 pm
hims01
hims01
21 January

Underground Electricity Pit 3 Phase Power kW rating

Underground Electricity Pit 3 Phase Power kW rating

What is the power requirement in kW for large 50+ sq house with induction cooking, centralized refrigerated cooling & heating and solar. Is diversified capacity of 20kW…

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hims01
Jan 21, 2021 12:57 pm
chippy
chippy
20 January

Build MOMU SSB Content Rosehill South Guildford

Build MOMU SSB Content Rosehill South Guildford

They were actually ok in the first picture. That is the way cavity downpipes are often installed.

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chippy
Jan 20, 2021 8:43 pm
chippy

Based on MOMU’s Seaton we changed the design so the master bedroom was relocated to the back and added a scullery. SLAB 8/10/20 First week in October 2020 the slab is…

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elsieb
Jan 20, 2021 7:10 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
20 January

Building my first house WA

Building my first house WA

I'm going through the architect for a custom build. A fixed price of $4000 is agreed before signing and a deposit of $500 is taken before starting his work. Two subsequent…

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tranlan257
Jan 20, 2021 1:39 pm
pc9geek
pc9geek
20 January

QLD Builders

QLD Builders

Hi Pilot 1970, sent you PM, I'd love to hear about your experience

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pc9geek
Jan 20, 2021 3:52 am
pc9geek
Rafay
Rafay
19 January

Wafflepod slabs and IFC cladding

Wafflepod slabs and IFC cladding

Oh yes, for sure. I will have to do lots of research! That's why I keep asking on diff forums. But thanks for your guidance though.

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Rafay
Jan 19, 2021 10:38 pm
worldofmud
worldofmud
18 January

Dirt dust suppression in garage/ under house

Dirt dust suppression in garage/ under house

I suppose hydromulch might be close to what you are looking for-I'd still probably go with the suggestion above though.

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worldofmud
Jan 18, 2021 8:59 pm
Petz
Petz
18 January

Black mastic

Black mastic

When I scrape the rubber adhesive off, there’s still a trace amount left and so I wonder whether the next course of adhesive might not adhere properly. Is this valid or…

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Petz
Jan 18, 2021 6:44 pm

Hey Wheresdbeef Currently in Perth Single storey are running at $1100m2 to $1800m2 for 350m2 to 150m2 respectively with average finishes as you can see there are quite a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 18, 2021 2:26 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Casho77
Casho77
17 January

Lochinvar Downs stage 1

Lochinvar Downs stage 1

Has anyone bought stage 1 land at Lochinvat Downs or any of the other stages. I have put a deposit on land in stage 2c being told it would be registered late this year but…

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Casho77
Jan 17, 2021 8:04 am
Shinzlet
Shinzlet
16 January

Post construction issues....

Post construction issues....

Thanks Chris for the reply. Yep sagging and creaking - they are going to check it out but makes me very concerned

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Shinzlet
Jan 16, 2021 10:29 pm
done
done
16 January

Contact with private Certifier

Contact with private Certifier
1, 2

Yeah, we need to get a building consultant. Have been trying to find one by word of mouth, but no one seems to have anyone they would recommend.

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done
Jan 16, 2021 9:07 pm
Sonisam
Sonisam
16 January

Signature at the ponds

Signature at the ponds

Thank you so much for promptly replying . Can you share which developer you went ahead with please .

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Sonisam
Jan 16, 2021 8:52 pm
Berek
Berek
16 January

HELP ADVICE NEEDED - 137B report for kitchen renovations

HELP ADVICE NEEDED - 137B report for kitchen renovations

Had to read the link :-) I’d argue that the time frame for the kitchen is past and the value of the laundry is less than the minimum trade cost.

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Berek
Jan 16, 2021 8:19 pm
J_RIDGEY98
J_RIDGEY98
16 January

bulid with HGWA

bulid with HGWA

Hi Gookgai, It took us 3weeks from scheduling to construction email (they estimated 4-6weeks) and 1week later construction began

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J_RIDGEY98
Jan 16, 2021 6:41 pm
moudzj
moudzj
16 January

Sydney water vent pipes

Sydney water vent pipes

As Stewie has said, speaking to a WSC is the only way to go about it. I would recommend speaking to Harrison Friedmann and Associates. I have found that they come up with…

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moudzj
Jan 16, 2021 12:04 am

Hi Everyone, Can you please suggest what could be the worst case scenario for the site cost, if I go with variable. As of now henley provided me a fixed site cost of…

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Abhi33424
Jan 15, 2021 10:23 pm
Berek
Berek
15 January

Fall on land and custom builder

Fall on land and custom builder

From reading here and elsewhere, that’s the modus operandi of builders. Cheap quote and pack on the expensive non optional options.

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Berek
Jan 15, 2021 9:21 pm
jfoldbar
jfoldbar
15 January

vacuum drill bit

vacuum drill bit

hi. has anyone used a masonry vacuum drill bit. how did it go?

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jfoldbar
Jan 15, 2021 8:21 pm
cocobear
cocobear
15 January

Let's chat

Let's chat

Hi TTLE, also looking at Carlisle for the build in Mt Atkinson. I am waiting for them to provide quotes for me but just curious what quote you got for the site costs? Thanks.

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cocobear
Jan 15, 2021 7:48 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 January

Cleaning internal brick wall old Victorian

Cleaning internal brick wall old Victorian

As per chippy's advice above but don't make it any stronger than the 10:1 ratio as it leaves yellowish stains when it is too strong. Just make sure to sluice it down after…

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Stewie D
Jan 15, 2021 2:37 pm
chippy
chippy
14 January

Height of rangehood

Height of rangehood

Depending on the type of cooktop you are looking at 650-700 above the benchtops. Tilers cut tiles all the time, that's what they do so don't get hung up on trying to use a…

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chippy
Jan 14, 2021 8:46 pm
chippy
Berek
Berek
14 January

Brick Paving height under cover patio.

Brick Paving height under cover patio.

1 brick below the weep holes, sloping away from the house?

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Berek
Jan 14, 2021 8:38 pm
Rafay
Rafay
14 January

Class 9b-- a commercial building?

Class 9b-- a commercial building?

Is class 9b building considered a commercial building? I was filling form 75 to become an OB of childcare centre (in Western Australia), it says that an OB can build a…

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Rafay
Jan 14, 2021 9:13 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 January

B.A.L Rating and builds

B.A.L Rating and builds

You need to have a sketch at least of your property or a contour survey and then a rough idea of where you want to put your house then find an accredited fire officer who…

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Stewie D
Jan 13, 2021 6:14 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 January

Garage ventilation advice

Garage ventilation advice

Friends of mine did exactly that about ten years ago and it works pretty well. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm

Just a question on the rainwater tank plumbing... I've noticed some plumbing were fitted above my rainwater tank. I am just not 100% sure how it works. I've checked and…

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jeanlaw
Jan 13, 2021 4:00 pm
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
12 January

Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build
1, 2, 3, 4

So basically, to be succint, and state facts only?

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LandAndHome
Jan 12, 2021 11:38 pm
zacare
zacare
12 January

Any one built with Elante Homes

Any one built with Elante Homes

Thank you jojac for replying, even i am in similar situation.I will update you if i hear from anyone.

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zacare
Jan 12, 2021 5:59 pm
aussieta
aussieta
12 January

Tradesmen etiquette

Tradesmen etiquette
1, 2, 3, 4

many years ago went out to a fleet site for"a breakdown" when i asked what the problem was i was told" you;re the f bomb mechanic you figure it out" i eventually figured…

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aussieta
Jan 12, 2021 5:59 pm
aussieta
Kate_s
Kate_s
11 January

Kitchen design help

Kitchen design help

Also shall I leave scullery opening without pocket door? Or shall I include one?

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Kate_s
Jan 11, 2021 9:57 pm
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curiousb
Jan 11, 2021 4:41 pm
curiousb
curiousb
11 January

Does type of brick matter for a Moroka finish?

Does type of brick matter for a Moroka finish?

Hi Experts, Our house exterior will be moroka. And we have the external appointment in a few days. Given moroka will be covering up all the bricks, it does not seem to me…

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curiousb
Jan 11, 2021 2:19 pm
kalisiri
kalisiri
11 January

Transplanting a tree

Transplanting a tree

Hi Stewie, Thanks for the response. The magnolia is around 6m tall with around 3m canopy. The Camelia is around 7.5m tall with around 4 m canopy. Thanks Kalidas

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kalisiri
Jan 11, 2021 1:52 pm
Moe79
Moe79
11 January

List of saving tips when building a new home

List of saving tips when building a new home

Thanks so much - would you please explain the 3 first points a bit? I'm very new to all this and not sure I understand what they mean - the rest from 4-7 are all fine and…

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Moe79
Jan 11, 2021 1:20 pm
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stme
Jan 10, 2021 6:01 pm

Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Coral Homes Grange 28 build time
1, 2

100% agree re the cost for electrical. We added $3000 to our standard inclusions and still had to contribute almost that again. I’d recommend having a minimum of $10k…

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S+C_MidNorthCoast
Jan 10, 2021 10:14 am
S+C_MidNorthCoast
sociangal
sociangal
10 January

Brick colour help please!

Brick colour help please!

No problem. I have a chocolate brown house myself haha.

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sociangal
Jan 10, 2021 8:43 am
Berek
Berek
9 January

How do people manage loan repayments

How do people manage loan repayments

If you have a construction loan, your payments are based on what they have given the builder. So you pay less at the beginning.

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Berek
Jan 09, 2021 8:06 pm

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