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oldchippy
oldchippy
20 April

Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?

Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?
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Hey qebtel, Hate to deflate you but your only 1 in half a mill. I am the other one. After 48 years in construction I don't need BE's help either in inspecting houses…

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oldchippy
Apr 20, 2017 6:52 pm
Nuri
Nuri
20 April

Help with living room design

Help with living room design

I had thought about that, problem is most L-shaped couches are a bit too long on the side that would run down the middle. I don't want to block the pathway, so the side…

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Nuri
Apr 20, 2017 4:26 pm

House 1m below street level - best rebuild options?

House 1m below street level - best rebuild options?

First you need to examine the foundations of the house and the stability of the ground itself. Depending on that you can start making plans. An underground garage sounds…

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JasonRoberts85
Apr 19, 2017 10:59 pm
rondy
rondy
19 April

CIG gas bottle dumped on our site. HELP

CIG gas bottle dumped on our site. HELP

Thanks. BOC have finally agreed to accept ownership & collect the bottle.

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rondy
Apr 19, 2017 4:42 am
lilpen
lilpen
18 April

electrical

electrical

can anyone please tell me or show me what it should look like inside your electrical box on a new house

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lilpen
Apr 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Joker
Joker
18 April

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

First few things I said to my Draftsman /architect was, want a really good drainage system and extra downpipes put in, 3_4 more than required, have seen way too many water…

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Joker
Apr 18, 2017 12:42 pm

Depth of stormwater pvc and electrical underground?

Depth of stormwater pvc and electrical underground?

Electrical: Minimum 500mm depth of cover Or 300mm below concrete of the concrete is >75mm thick (excludes pavers, bitumen etc) measured from under the concrete (e.g 300mm…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 17, 2017 5:12 pm
1960sModernistHome
gtpossum888
gtpossum888
15 April

Construction Builders

Construction Builders

Hi Thank you for your reply. I will find out over the weekend. Thanks

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gtpossum888
Apr 15, 2017 8:14 am
Berek
Berek
11 April

Land Insurance before build starts?

Land Insurance before build starts?

The conveyancing company told me about it when I bought a block. There are countless ways for someone to injure themselves and then sue you. It depends on how risky you…

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Berek
Apr 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Fat hobbit
Fat hobbit
11 April

Examples of 8.5m high houses

Examples of 8.5m high houses

Woah! What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing MrsJM - now I just wonder if I'm going to be spoiling myself with the 8.5m. FH

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Fat hobbit
Apr 11, 2017 1:06 pm
kymmo
kymmo
10 April

Advice for a first timer in over her head??

Advice for a first timer in over her head??

Thankyou for your response, money is the key isnt it, and probably is what it behind the panic too!! But yes, plenty of time there is no rush to have it all done. If I…

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kymmo
Apr 10, 2017 11:20 pm
Joker
Joker
8 April

Leaking Ensuite?

Leaking Ensuite?

Sometimes even a inch of missed gaulking will mean big water problems, get to ground level to check shower, also some builders only water proof shower area etc, don't do…

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Joker
Apr 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Harpies
Harpies
7 April

Plumbing 'shed' toilet

Plumbing 'shed' toilet

All depends on what the fall is: talk to your plumber about that. My plumber brother often advises customers after he has unblocked their sewer to only use full flush,…

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Harpies
Apr 07, 2017 10:08 pm

Great small builder finished our home

Great small builder finished our home

Good to hear a successful finish to what would have been a stressful situation.

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Our Build123
Apr 07, 2017 9:41 am
Our Build123
Horse
Horse
7 April

Payment process of Unregistered Land

Payment process of Unregistered Land

They will, and i believe its standard in a contract. Pre approval is different to unconditional finance. I have read where bank will not give unconditional loan even if…

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Horse
Apr 07, 2017 6:07 am
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bennals
Apr 06, 2017 10:09 am

Career change from IT to Builder?

Career change from IT to Builder?
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Hi Mr Education: hope you have become builder now. I am similar sort of situation where i am thinking of switching my field and becoming a builder. Is there a possibility…

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sunnychawla
Apr 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Caramel
Caramel
5 April

Sandstock Bricks

Sandstock Bricks

Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at. If anyone has…

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Caramel
Apr 05, 2017 2:18 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
4 April

While the walls are off...

While the walls are off...

My neighbors kitchen window is directly behind my head when i lay in bed albeit 2.4 m away with a paling fence between. I could hear her put a coffee cup on the sink at…

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oldchippy
Apr 04, 2017 10:47 pm
Berek
Berek
4 April

Relocate Sewer Line

Relocate Sewer Line

Sold my parents home last year and several developers looked at it but pulled out because a sewer line ran across the block.

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Berek
Apr 04, 2017 8:42 pm

Financial,Economic, Climate change effects,structural, etc,etc. Modelling everything from the same model is it possible... not currently? Pressure builds for more…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 04, 2017 10:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
random111
random111
3 April

Advance Bricks - anyone used?

Advance Bricks - anyone used?

Cheers we're actually leaning towards the reds vs. browns - elmhurst reef is the our favourite in the reds. But to the naked eye if you look at tudor reef next to DR…

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random111
Apr 03, 2017 1:02 pm

Will an Interest rate change impact Project Home Prices

Will an Interest rate change impact Project Home Prices

WAs fundamentals are sound we add 2% to GDP & Commodity prices are backup and sustainable... Housing has yet to rebound?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 02, 2017 9:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Berek
Berek
2 April

Help with Blacktown Council

Help with Blacktown Council

I am having a similar 'council' problem with getting them to put in a gutter to catch the run off from the park next door. (Enid Chalker Reserve) as it floods my garage…

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Berek
Apr 02, 2017 8:18 pm

Granny Flat on rear lane boundary

Granny Flat on rear lane boundary

Hi Izee, Yes, it is possible to lodge a rear lane granny flat as a CDC if less than 50% is on the boundary, as you have pointed out. I am a postgraduate architect, and I…

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Our Build123
Apr 02, 2017 9:25 am
Our Build123
GLO
GLO
2 April

Driveway car port / shade options?

Driveway car port / shade options?

Mods: Can you please amend my first post to. (IPhone auto correction gone mad) Hi, Just thinking about a cantilever car port or similar for out the front of a new…

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GLO
Apr 02, 2017 7:17 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
29 March

Reverse Brick Veneer

Reverse Brick Veneer

I can't answer your question re costs in Adelaide as I built as an owner builder in rural South Australia. My house is solar passive with double brick in living areas …

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Beetaloo
Mar 29, 2017 4:54 pm
Beetaloo

Who Makes This Gutter Profile?

Who Makes This Gutter Profile?

Hi Sethor Sheet metal pressing companies usually break press the gutters and flashing

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 27, 2017 6:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Building Townhouses Melbourne bayside

Building Townhouses Melbourne bayside

Hi newbie Welcome to the forum You might find this post useful You will need an Architect & Engineer Here's info on % Fees & Savings you might find useful that I've just…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 25, 2017 10:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Assistance with Building, Renovation & DIY projects

Assistance with Building, Renovation & DIY projects

Lol Enough with simulations... Apps can also be used to solve your tiling problems or queries here's an example I posted elsewhere but interesting never the less Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 24, 2017 8:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
insider
insider
23 March

SOIL TEST FOR 2017

SOIL TEST FOR 2017

Hi Beevee Send Seton a email he has been very good from my dealings with him. seton@envirositeassessments.com

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insider
Mar 23, 2017 8:44 pm

Improving Credit Score for joint loan application

Improving Credit Score for joint loan application

The age of Big Data automation is here If you think you will get a better deal through a broker then you are mistaken, as they also analyse risk (OT costs & Profit) as…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 23, 2017 9:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
heatl0rd
heatl0rd
23 March

Pressure from builder to sign contracts

Pressure from builder to sign contracts

Thank you everyone. I'll push back and report on the outcome.

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heatl0rd
Mar 23, 2017 6:28 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
23 March

Fence maintenance during construction

Fence maintenance during construction

In my opinion depends on if area will likely be damaged again if repaired and also if damage will cause issue for neighbor esp with young kids or pets. I spoke with…

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Gaudi
Mar 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
22 March

Demo/Building a new garage

Demo/Building a new garage

My insulated and lined 150m2 shed cost me about $50,000 to build but I did the gyprock and painting myself.

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Beetaloo
Mar 22, 2017 11:11 am
Beetaloo
Our Build123
Our Build123
20 March

Healthy house / bedroom

Healthy house / bedroom

Mould? Sure have a crack at Building something yourself, just ensure you have enough time on your hands to see it through, building something as an owner builder is a…

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Our Build123
Mar 20, 2017 1:08 pm
Our Build123
Jclw
Jclw
20 March

The Most Valuable Lesson You Have Learnt?

The Most Valuable Lesson You Have Learnt?
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Cheap online store for your home or cottage here link http://apromera.com/ galvanized buckets, : Lol:

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Jclw
Mar 20, 2017 10:23 am

I painted my front door Rhubarb (a bright sophisticated shade of red) It leads visitors directly to the main front door.

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Beetaloo
Mar 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Beetaloo
qebtel
qebtel
19 March

Costs for connecting services

Costs for connecting services

Sorry I included the cost of a waste treatment plant , but since you have a sewer line near your boundary, Ill reduce that $10,000 to $4000 but without knowing the…

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qebtel
Mar 19, 2017 9:56 am
galleriamad
galleriamad
18 March

Pendents in bathroom ?

Pendents in bathroom ?

Has anyone had pendents put over a free standing bath ? A few electrical websites suggest they are able to convert to 12v and make fitting waterproof and then needs to be…

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galleriamad
Mar 18, 2017 5:25 pm
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
17 March

re: taking delivery of a new home - defects rectification

re: taking delivery of a new home - defects rectification

Hi GM, What you say concurs with the advice I got from a community legal center. However my builder has very different views. On practical completion date alone the…

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jayasooriah
Mar 17, 2017 5:14 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
17 March

Problems with Arden?

Problems with Arden?

What issues are you meaning - in particular? With the actual build? Communication with the builder? Amount of time it is taking?

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TashPaul
Mar 17, 2017 7:32 am
TashPaul
carlitog
carlitog
15 March

Recommendation for a builder Sutherland/Shire NSW

Recommendation for a builder Sutherland/Shire NSW
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Hello, if anyone is still looking at this thread can you PM me names/contact details of licensed builders in the Sutherland Shire area for renovations (wall/fireplace…

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carlitog
Mar 15, 2017 4:37 pm
mak_
mak_
15 March

Anyone in Settlers Hill Mernda??

Anyone in Settlers Hill Mernda??

Hi loveguru, i know that is an old post but I just came across it today. What stage in Settlers Hill did you buy in? we bought in 9B and are owner building

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mak_
Mar 15, 2017 11:05 am
mak_

Structural Engineer costs - custom build

Structural Engineer costs - custom build

Hi drad81 A few of my clients have had issues with stormwater disposal of late you might want to check the actual PS costs and charges Reports should actually give you…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 15, 2017 10:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
drad81
drad81
15 March

Removing lime mortar to reuse bricks

Removing lime mortar to reuse bricks

For anyone else looking to do the same, I ended up advertising on Gumtree and Airtasker. Had a good response and a few people starting on Wednesday next week

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drad81
Mar 15, 2017 7:58 am
Intrepit
Intrepit
14 March

2 year old town house - ridge developing under upstairs carp

2 year old town house - ridge developing under upstairs carp

Thanks for the assist. Your explanation would make sense given the ridge runs directly over a lower level wall. I plan on recarpeting in the next year or 2 so my plan…

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Intrepit
Mar 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Heathf
Heathf
13 March

Fencing Contractor Reccomendations Brisbane?

Fencing Contractor Reccomendations Brisbane?

We are a little bit out of Brisbane in Springfield lakes but if you are looking for someone on the Southside . They did our whole half acre block with mesh and some…

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Heathf
Mar 13, 2017 9:48 pm
lozza81
lozza81
12 March

Letterbox faceplates

Letterbox faceplates

Can anyone recommend a company in NSW that does custom letterbox faceplates (with your number & address on them with a postal slot) ?? Thanks

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lozza81
Mar 12, 2017 9:57 pm


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