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alexp79
alexp79
5 October

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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There are also other decent alternatives to waffle pods and rafted slabs such as Cupolex system which is even more cost/time effective than waffle pod much more reliable…

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alexp79
Oct 05, 2020 4:09 pm
Corstew
Corstew
5 October

Framing advice

Framing advice

Can anyone offer me any information about why there is no bottom plate in a stud wall in a 1920s building. Possibly a balloon frame ? There is some movement when the wall…

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Corstew
Oct 05, 2020 12:55 pm

Cracking and popping noises in roof and walls

Cracking and popping noises in roof and walls

Building permit documentation should have soil classification noted on engineering drawings or there is geo technical report

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building-expert
Oct 05, 2020 10:31 am
building-expert
Jonty67
Jonty67
4 October

Pool bullnose removal

Pool bullnose removal

Hi there, can anyone give me a little information on removing bullnose pavers from a fibre glass pool. I’m afraid I will crack the pool if I use to much force. Thanks

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Jonty67
Oct 04, 2020 1:01 pm
Pulse
Pulse
3 October

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

yeah I think it’s the condensation that can drip onto the plasterboard as well as the temperature changes that cause the cracking

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Pulse
Oct 03, 2020 8:56 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
3 October

Oran park or Willowdale

Oran park or Willowdale

Willowdale for sure... when you have driven an hour in peak hour traffic the last thing you want to do is continue on Camden Valley Way in bumper to bumper traffic to Oran…

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CD12JD
Oct 03, 2020 8:23 pm
CD12JD
Lisa06
Lisa06
3 October

Drainage Question Please

Drainage Question Please

Hi, I have a drainage question, please, which…

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Lisa06
Oct 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Ash jolly
Ash jolly
3 October

HIA building contract

HIA building contract

Hi Maiya, You can speak to them but I don’t think you will get much help from them.

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Ash jolly
Oct 03, 2020 10:19 am
pumpkin11
pumpkin11
2 October

Can any new home roof support solar panels?

Can any new home roof support solar panels?

Be keen to know if by definition AS1684 would mean it is ok and the roof can support them.

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pumpkin11
Oct 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 October

How to get through Final OC with artificial turf

How to get through Final OC with artificial turf

But it's not natural vegetation is it ? Otherwise we'd see people putting in artificial turf and plastic shrubs. Low maintenance for sure but not what the town planners…

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Stewie D
Oct 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Mining Man
Mining Man
2 October

Colorbond roof - dune

Colorbond roof - dune

We did our roof in Shale Grey, and it can appear anything from the light grey in your picture, to almost white. It only went on a couple of months ago, so we haven't yet…

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Mining Man
Oct 02, 2020 3:00 pm
shahfar
shahfar
2 October

Best area to place noisy server

Best area to place noisy server

Hi Muhammad, Yes I plan to keep it in the top shelf where I have provisioned for a GPO and network point coming in from the NBN box in the garage.

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shahfar
Oct 02, 2020 2:08 pm
sociangal
sociangal
2 October

Lease expires before our home is finished

Lease expires before our home is finished

Sigh* thanks for the info. Unfortunately they did not approve of the periodic tenancy. I seriously have a grudge with that landlord now. Wishing he gets a bad tenant…

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sociangal
Oct 02, 2020 1:11 pm
sociangal
sociangal
2 October

Relocating water meter

Relocating water meter

Hi trushan sorry late reply. We just filled a form online requesting water SA to move our water meter. That includes paying right away depending on the distance or how…

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sociangal
Oct 02, 2020 9:56 am
Maiya
Maiya
1 October

Can we terminate a building contract?

Can we terminate a building contract?

Hi, I would advise you to contact the lawyer. When it comes to complex housing contracts there are always the moments that might bring you a lot of problems later.

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Maiya
Oct 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Mauromario
Mauromario
1 October

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
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My levels were taken by Buratt engineering, sorry fo the very late reply been so busy with builder fixing our house with underpinning, and a full agricultural drainage…

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Mauromario
Oct 01, 2020 1:11 pm

Termite inspection

Termite inspection

Yes, I agree. We didn't follow this recommendation earlier and had some termite-related problem in our old wooden house.

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building-expert
Oct 01, 2020 9:22 am
building-expert

container for office

container for office

Would it not be better idea to use shipping container for file storage and the space in your home as your office?

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building-expert
Oct 01, 2020 8:59 am
building-expert
Tash2020
Tash2020
29 September

Staining Starcase

Staining Starcase

Here in SA you can go to a paint store and get them to mix one up for you. But yes you'll need a timber sample to work on

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Tash2020
Sep 29, 2020 9:26 pm
smarthaus
smarthaus
29 September

New Build single storey (Stroud homes West Brisbane)

New Build single storey (Stroud homes West Brisbane)

Take stock of what you really need and look at spending a bit more money on the envelope. Passive solar design is largely a disproven method of design, you're far better…

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smarthaus
Sep 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 September

get stuck in this limbo can anyone knows the right ans plz

get stuck in this limbo can anyone knows the right ans plz

40 x the diameter of the steel reo is what I was taught in my apprenticeship many years ago and I believe this is still the standard. 40 x 12 = 480 so yes as per aussieta…

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Stewie D
Sep 29, 2020 8:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 September

OB advice

OB advice

If you are referring to storm water disposal that is dealt by the local Councils engineering Departments on an ad hoc basis There is nothing in the NCC that governs Trade…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 28, 2020 12:38 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
GrahamB
GrahamB
28 September

Has anyone used Home Design Agency?

Has anyone used Home Design Agency?

I have sent a few people I know to them and everything I have heard so far is positive, easy to talk to, know how to design, on top of the current CDC regulations in…

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GrahamB
Sep 28, 2020 10:43 am
Adelaidefish
Adelaidefish
26 September

House damaged by neighbors building work

House damaged by neighbors building work

I send email to the builder asked them to fix in 2 weeks. If they don't do my insurance company will fix for me. Thank you 😊

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Adelaidefish
Sep 27, 2020 12:02 am

Sad that they've moved to quantity over quality :( Thank you again for your advice BuildingandLegal. One last thing, do you think that adding retaining walls (in green…

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janz
Sep 25, 2020 11:15 am
Philip_Green
Philip_Green
24 September

My builder says I can't have 2 different floor tiles joining

My builder says I can't have 2 different floor tiles joining

He is right ask them for explaining the exact issue after that you will know

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Philip_Green
Sep 24, 2020 8:03 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
24 September

Let's chat

Let's chat

what state are you building is as cost differ significantly?

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SejaeD
Sep 24, 2020 4:59 pm
SejaeD
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
24 September

Cancellation of a signed contract

Cancellation of a signed contract

, it depends where you are in the process, as all costs incurred by the builder can be charged to the purchaser, if…

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BuildingandLegal
Sep 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Nava70
Nava70
23 September

Bamboo floor cupping

Bamboo floor cupping

After the high humidity in SE QLD early this year, our bamboo floor became warped and cupped in a number of locations. Some cupping is so bad it’s still raised, and has…

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Nava70
Sep 23, 2020 8:12 pm
wmrajput
wmrajput
23 September

Cracked roof

Cracked roof

Thank you for your input.

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wmrajput
Sep 23, 2020 10:54 am
k1200
k1200
23 September

Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

drill it out with a slightly small diameter drill bit, then clean the thread before replacing the grub screw.

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k1200
Sep 23, 2020 10:08 am
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
22 September

Insulation when buying off the plan

Insulation when buying off the plan

This looks to be part of the standard spec, what the builder includes as standard. Just ask the question of your sales consultant, "Is this standard"? if they say yes,…

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BuildingandLegal
Sep 23, 2020 12:05 am
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
22 September

Building Contract Definitions

Building Contract Definitions

You building contract should have a standard breakdown as to what is required to be completed for a stage, unless the builder has inserted his own version and it's a…

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BuildingandLegal
Sep 22, 2020 11:53 pm
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
22 September

Neighbour put flower bed against my wall, potential problem?

Neighbour put flower bed against my wall, potential problem?

Depending on you soil profile, clays will absorb the extra moisture causing localised heave which will cause cracking to you concrete floor minor movement to the cornice…

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BuildingandLegal
Sep 22, 2020 11:44 pm
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
22 September

Simonds in QLD

Simonds in QLD

Most volume project builders are pretty much the same as they all offer similar inclusions, promotional offers it mostly comes down to the design that you like the most…

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BuildingandLegal
Sep 22, 2020 11:35 pm
Didee
Didee
22 September

DA for granny flat

DA for granny flat

Thanks you for your input. Very much appreciated. We have retained the services of a private certifier as suggested. Thanks again.

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Didee
Sep 22, 2020 4:24 pm
tedbain
tedbain
21 September

manhole - ceiling access

manhole - ceiling access

I have a split level house (recently built by Masterton) and there isn't a manhole to access the lower roof. No manhole is shown on the plans for this portion of the roof.…

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tedbain
Sep 22, 2020 12:18 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 September

Inbuilt gas log fires

Inbuilt gas log fires

Some of my clients in the past have had Heat n" Glo gas log fires installed and love them. I think one had a couple of teething problems when they were first installed but…

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Stewie D
Sep 21, 2020 7:04 pm
Galaxy2
Galaxy2
21 September

Home Group

Home Group

Thanks homeone.

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Galaxy2
Sep 21, 2020 4:06 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 September

Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

It should be noted that Australian Standards are produced by Standards Australia, a non government not for profit organisation. The NCC is a performance based document…

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SaveH2O
Sep 21, 2020 2:38 pm
SaveH2O
Kris2000
Kris2000
20 September

Redoing sealant help!

Redoing sealant help!

Hey everyone, the sealant around my sink / splash back was getting old and black and I’ve decided to redo that section before water starts getting in down the…

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Kris2000
Sep 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Tondreau
Tondreau
19 September

Kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets

Hy, good to know..! That your seeking advice for the kitchen and making it happen perfectly. Because, while I was building my kitchen I haven't kept time on the buying an…

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Tondreau
Sep 19, 2020 10:32 pm
Tondreau
Maccar81
Maccar81
18 September

Drawings of your house on your block as a PDF

Drawings of your house on your block as a PDF

Did your builder draw in your driveway? Any further plans? Did your builder draw up your ideal garden bed? What about placing a granny flat in your back yard three years…

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Maccar81
Sep 18, 2020 8:03 pm
RC56
RC56
17 September

Gas heating + Refrigerated cooling or Split air con

Gas heating + Refrigerated cooling or Split air con

I am building a single storey 18-19sq home in Woodlea, Melbourne. I am confused between: Electric…

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RC56
Sep 17, 2020 8:08 pm
mezvk
mezvk
17 September

Ducted air con

Ducted air con

Hi all, Anyone installed a Toshiba ducted air con? Can i please get some reviews? Thank you

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mezvk
Sep 17, 2020 1:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 September

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole
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When our WSC lodged our drawings with them we had a reply within a couple of weeks. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 16, 2020 9:41 pm

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