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shailesh
shailesh
14 May

Bridgefield estate

Bridgefield estate

Have you any update about the Bridgefield estate rockbank. When will the land be titled???

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shailesh
May 14, 2018 10:18 pm

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Go straight for the best, Sikkens or Spa-N-Deck. Would recommend these over oils every single time.

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
May 14, 2018 6:52 pm
EVOKE ARCHITECTS

Stacker doors good vs bad

Stacker doors good vs bad

Depending on style they can take up quite a bit of room when open. We have wooden cedar sliders which work very well - and don't jut out.

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Saint Mike
May 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Saint Mike
Joker
Joker
13 May

Frames, Timber or Steel ??

Frames, Timber or Steel ??
1, 2

Lots of steel frame homes have more cracks in plaster, most I know who have gone with steel frames end up with cracks in their walls, wood is more forgiving than steel.

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Joker
May 13, 2018 10:07 pm

URBAN MYTHS .... ?

URBAN MYTHS .... ?
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Can't believe people are still falling for online/telephone "scams" telling them they have won/inherited/been selected for - some sort of fortune (eg left in a will, a…

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Saint Mike
May 13, 2018 11:33 am
Saint Mike

It looked to me like the gutter was 125mm quad which is more of a NSW size. Very hard to tell from photos sometimes. It appears that you also have a box gutter flowing…

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SaveH2O
May 11, 2018 10:53 pm
SaveH2O
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Marcho
May 11, 2018 6:59 pm

Share your experience with Building Surveyors

Share your experience with Building Surveyors

Hi All, I am planning to start my own Building Surveying practice one day. I would love to hear your experience with building surveying industry and on how the industry…

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happyadventurer
May 10, 2018 12:32 am
meowys
meowys
9 May

Site Coverage

Site Coverage

According to local area guidelines, our timber decking does not contribute to site coverage. So back to the drawing board. Thanks all.

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meowys
May 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Foyou
Foyou
9 May

Should the builder fill and level up the ditch they dug?

Should the builder fill and level up the ditch they dug?

Thanks, they said that’s landscaping. In my opinion, they dug it, they should fix it. Anyway, I can’t get them to repair it.

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Foyou
May 09, 2018 11:28 am

Anyone building with Roselea homes?

Anyone building with Roselea homes?

We are half way in construction and we havent even met our site manager! Is that normal?!!!

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Ryde new built
May 08, 2018 11:06 pm
hopeyeu
hopeyeu
8 May

Hello everyone, I need to cut some Bottom Boards and Lids.

Hello everyone, I need to cut some Bottom Boards and Lids.

Hello everyone I have looked into the sizes of Hard Board that they sell in Bunnings. Please could somebody tell me how to work out the best size to purchase with the…

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hopeyeu
May 08, 2018 5:23 pm
hopeyeu

Storm Water with Fairmont

Storm Water with Fairmont

KatFife Then you may need to connect to the Council's stormwater Phone your Council and Ask the costs? BTW you might want to also check

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 08, 2018 9:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
alexp79
alexp79
6 May

Can anyone help identify this sound?

Can anyone help identify this sound?

Can you climb into the roof and check it from the other side?

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alexp79
May 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Foyou
Foyou
6 May

What should I do?

What should I do?

Thanks for the information.

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Foyou
May 06, 2018 9:11 am

I have been modifying my neighbours bbq into a pizza oven(for some extra cash). I have made a window into a compartment of her bbq for heat to go into and added a slot for…

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alexr
May 05, 2018 10:55 pm
Liliana
Liliana
5 May

Driveway crossover

Driveway crossover

I have a thread on this issue - see viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36297&hilit=crossover We had our crossover moved at our expense in Melbourne's west and the quotes I got in 2010…

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Liliana
May 05, 2018 9:11 am

Asphalt Driveway - Durability?

Asphalt Driveway - Durability?

If the base is done properly you shouldn't have any dramas. You want it to be thoroughly compacted by the biggest machine possible. Biggest problem I've seen with asphalt…

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
May 04, 2018 10:43 am
EVOKE ARCHITECTS

Building Defect Claims - Capped Solicitor Fees

Building Defect Claims - Capped Solicitor Fees

Hi All I've read a number of posts regarding building defects. We act for homeowners in building defect claims. We offer you capped solicitor…

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Andre Adams
May 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Andre Adams

How to make it work

How to make it work

No, certainly not but wanted to know if there is a DYI to start this. Thanks

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saahmadbulbul
May 03, 2018 2:52 pm
KatFife
KatFife
3 May

Gap between brick work and frame

Gap between brick work and frame

The builders have said this gap is normal and that it doesn’t matter as the gap has been covered with a wooden trim. Hmmm still need them to put something between it I think.

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KatFife
May 03, 2018 8:30 am
KatFife
KatFife
3 May

Split level build holes in roof

Split level build holes in roof

Hi, I just heard back from the builders and they have said they have ordered some flashing to cover the whole. I still think they are short one brick and should have…

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KatFife
May 03, 2018 8:28 am

Put a deposit on a apartment of plan and the developer

Put a deposit on a apartment of plan and the developer

Hi Thank you for your reply for some reason I didn't get your notification it went to the junk mail. To my knowledge no one was consulted, I just happened to find out…

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Frustrating Games
May 03, 2018 3:22 am
damjam
damjam
2 May

Dumb waiter

Dumb waiter

Old Bill mentioned in a previous tread that he knew of a firm that could provide a flat pack kit for approx $6k. Would you happen to know what company he was referring…

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damjam
May 02, 2018 11:39 am

Reqire non corporate builder on northern Gold Coast

Reqire non corporate builder on northern Gold Coast

Has anyone heard of Custom Styled Homes? I recently bought a block of land in the Montego Hills Estate at Kingsholme (Northern Gold Coast) and also am looking at local…

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LikeMyStyle
May 02, 2018 9:25 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
2 May

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Most lawyers provide an initial 30min consult for free. Then you can decide if you want to pursue formal legal action. Sometimes a letter from a lawyer is all that you…

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Gaudi
May 02, 2018 8:59 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 May

Street Light Re-location

Street Light Re-location

In Melbourne it is also very expensive Family were quoted 20000 by council to move it.

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Gaudi
May 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 May

Bad Render - seeking advice

Bad Render - seeking advice

You can ask for it to be improved in areas of most concern to you. Expansion join could be neater in my opinion. Post PCI to achieve handover builders will get lots done…

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Gaudi
May 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 May

FRONT HOUSE SETBACK DISPENSATIONS ?

FRONT HOUSE SETBACK DISPENSATIONS ?

Re: set back https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/__data/ ... e-2015.pdf Have you looked at the council minimum setbacks for your land- I think depends on zoning and what…

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Gaudi
May 01, 2018 9:51 pm

Before we even settled on our property, we started looking at flooring ideas. We took photos of the top 3 we liked. These were at National Tiles. There has been a gap of…

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Ladybug09
May 01, 2018 11:44 am
Ladybug09
MacRock
MacRock
30 April

Rock Excavation guide

Rock Excavation guide

Hi - just educating myself re the cost of rock excavation Our report show rock (xw) at DCP40+ Our single story house and granny totals 24 squares. We will need…

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MacRock
Apr 30, 2018 12:50 pm

Open vs closed staircases - which ones better?

Open vs closed staircases - which ones better?

Open stair case is in fashion at the moment and they do allow for good natural light and make a small area feel a little larger. As long as they meet code they totally…

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
Apr 30, 2018 9:58 am
EVOKE ARCHITECTS

Darling Downs WA site costs

Darling Downs WA site costs

Luke81 Thanks for the reply You might want to check AS 2870 Residential Slabs as there is little difference between S & M price wise once you have factored in the sand…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 29, 2018 10:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Concrete Deflection

Concrete Deflection

Don't forget that the house is 45 years old and you would expect long term concrete creep, 20mm-16.8mm= 3.2mm. Is that significant for you?

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building-expert
Apr 28, 2018 9:27 am
building-expert
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
27 April

Help please!?!

Help please!?!

Fantastic! Will follow if you decide to have a build thread

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Hillsbuilds
Apr 27, 2018 12:31 pm
aussieta
aussieta
26 April

Anyone got experience to take down gumtree with Ku-Ring-Gai

Anyone got experience to take down gumtree with Ku-Ring-Gai

not sure if it would work but i would try get the cfa to come out make a donation and ask them to write a letter saying it is a fire hazard or could block fire truck access

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aussieta
Apr 26, 2018 4:40 pm
aussieta

Private Inspector for new house in Sydney - Which one

Private Inspector for new house in Sydney - Which one

Hello I have just used Houspect for a slab and frame inspection (I purchased a package of inspections from them). I would have no hesitation in recommending them as the…

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Met_LibertyVerve
Apr 25, 2018 8:52 pm
greggles
greggles
25 April

Timber screen fixings

Timber screen fixings

Thanks, good point about the weight. Thinking coach screws might do the trick! Plan is 3 horizontal rails, 2.4 m vertical battens, 4.8 m wide screen. Can’t wait to give…

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greggles
Apr 25, 2018 5:01 pm
KatDS
KatDS
25 April

How much did you pay for variation?

How much did you pay for variation?

Hi! Just wondering if the $1,500 admin fee applies to any structural change. (I.e. Facade) or that fee is meant for non structural change? Asked my builder (wisdom)…

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KatDS
Apr 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 April

WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

We have a sort of off-white - American or USA ... its called. Quite nice. I agree with one colour. No feature walls etc.

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Saint Mike
Apr 24, 2018 9:39 am
Saint Mike
ddarroch
ddarroch
24 April

Feedback on house design

Feedback on house design

If you moved the stairs, upstairs it would be bathroom+stairs swapped for the study. Seems to be a similar sized swap, larger if you included the powder room.

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ddarroch
Apr 24, 2018 2:09 am

Conveyancing Feedback Required

Conveyancing Feedback Required

** Attention People who have bought/sold property** *Complete this Survey for your chance to win a $30 Coles Myer Voucher* (Please ensure you leave your email address so…

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Shannykins173
Apr 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Joker
Joker
23 April

Economy Tiles vs standard

Economy Tiles vs standard

Show a good Tiler and get his expert opinion in it, he will know more about the pros and cons of cheaper tiles.

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Joker
Apr 23, 2018 8:42 pm
KJA
KJA
23 April

Self Levelling Products

Self Levelling Products

Thanks heaps, will give it a try.

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KJA
Apr 23, 2018 2:47 pm
JacksonTyler
JacksonTyler
23 April

a dead end with suppliers Bondor

a dead end with suppliers Bondor

I'm with Veseli on this one, it looks like you jumped the gun and are trying to blame Bondor. You didn't purchase anything, you were just waiting for a quote, it looks…

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JacksonTyler
Apr 23, 2018 2:37 pm

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