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kks
kks
28 January

Cost comparison for third storey

Cost comparison for third storey

lol! I kinda forget how much space there actually is in these sort of homes. You'd enjoy how they are built to be affordable there in SL. On-site labour is relatively…

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kks
Jan 28, 2019 12:00 pm
gcbuilder
gcbuilder
27 January

Builders markup%

Builders markup%
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Builder margin is confidential to the builder, although a margin will be disclosed in variations, for PC and PS items. Do not assume that the margin on those items is the…

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gcbuilder
Jan 27, 2019 12:17 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 January

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

I take it that all downpipes are diverted to the tanks. Why does the tank's overflow pipe have to go to a "control pit" when the overflow water has come from the tank…

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SaveH2O
Jan 27, 2019 10:28 am
SaveH2O
konsjo50
konsjo50
26 January

Insulating 3 car garage/shed

Insulating 3 car garage/shed

Here is a link to a pretty detailed video on insulating a garage, in Melbourne. Spray foam combined with conventional batts.

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konsjo50
Jan 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Weeman67
Weeman67
26 January

Noise reduction ideas

Noise reduction ideas

Thanks Already got Secondary glazing in It helps but looking for a little more

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Weeman67
Jan 26, 2019 2:36 pm

Hi all, I have recently bought an early 1970s house which has asbestos ceilings with acoustic tiles stuck over it throughout. I would like to eventually remove the…

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timk_
Jan 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Joker
Joker
25 January

Smart Stone Nero Astral

Smart Stone Nero Astral

From my experience as a owner who has had granite, corian, quartz, marble, I test my stone before buying as no matter what is claimed, if it doesn't work, you won't often…

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Joker
Jan 25, 2019 8:13 pm

but dyson is too costly to have. for just $30 one can get corded bissell 33A1 that pet hairs, stairs and car interiors. or else you can get shark hv292 which comes for…

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williamsen
Jan 25, 2019 1:41 am
williamsen
ennoh
ennoh
24 January

Can concrete pavers be used to build raised garden bed?

Can concrete pavers be used to build raised garden bed?

I have a heap of concrete pavers (23 x7 x 5) and would like to make a raised garden bed with dimensions 2.2m x 1.2m and about 35cm high. I've asked some friends about…

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ennoh
Jan 24, 2019 4:27 pm
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Jazmalee
Jan 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Home4Eva
Home4Eva
23 January

Has anyone here built with long island homes. How was the pr

Has anyone here built with long island homes. How was the pr

We built with Long Island Homes. It was a drawn out process that took way longer than we had hoped. The site managers kept on leaving, so we went through 4 site…

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Home4Eva
Jan 23, 2019 3:57 pm

We’re just getting the tiles replaced on our balcony. The contractor completed the screening yesterday. I was slightly concerned with the golf size ball gap on one…

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Pauloswindon
Jan 23, 2019 8:17 am
redcali
redcali
22 January

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Youre entire question depends entirely on your local government/council. Mine has a specific form for existing developments which outlines what you need to have prior to…

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redcali
Jan 22, 2019 11:30 pm
rrajm
rrajm
21 January

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Hi All, We are buying a Metricon house with a timber staircase. The house isn't very old but the timber staircase/handrails is already showing wear with the…

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rrajm
Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm
shawncvaz
shawncvaz
21 January

East Estate Cranbourne East

East Estate Cranbourne East

Hi All, Thank you for this thread. We are planning to purchase stage 7 at East Estate What are your thoughts? Is any one of you staying at East estate now?

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shawncvaz
Jan 21, 2019 3:08 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
21 January

Landscaping quote! Help!

Landscaping quote! Help!

Do what Joker has suggested... That's how I had got mine. (Not in your area)

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IamSAM
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 am
IamSAM
building-expert
building-expert
21 January

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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Something is very wrong with this. My experience with VCAT. Cc is that any agreement reached is documented and signed by both parties. Two day cooling off applies if…

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building-expert
Jan 21, 2019 10:47 am
building-expert
alexp79
alexp79
20 January

Walling over windows

Walling over windows

But be careful that this vapour barrier is not punctured sometimes later. In your case it is just one wall, so it is okay, but I am really against internal vapour…

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alexp79
Jan 20, 2019 8:06 pm
alexp79
alexp79
20 January

Importing kitchen from China

Importing kitchen from China

Not ordered yet as waiting for the walls to be built up first, so I can run the exact measurements. I done designs and asked for quotations from Foshan Ais Living and…

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alexp79
Jan 20, 2019 1:38 pm

Gday all, In the process of renovating a bathroom. Have just bought a new spout for the bath only to find that it will leave a 10mm gap to the tiles once installed. Best…

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dogeatdog01
Jan 20, 2019 9:52 am
its
its
19 January

Worth getting external tiles and concrete sealed?

Worth getting external tiles and concrete sealed?

Was looking at getting high pressure wash on our external concrete tiles (porous) and exposed aggregate. Was told to seal it as…

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its
Jan 19, 2019 8:29 am

Hi Guys I am renovating my pool area and I might have a dispute on how the landscaper has screwed the hardwood to the feature wall and also the customer made seat they…

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Duke74
Jan 19, 2019 8:26 am
ruc1983
ruc1983
19 January

Building and Contruction Startup

Building and Contruction Startup

I have been thinking about starting my own building and construction business for very long in Canberra. I have no prior experience but I am ready to take risk and do…

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ruc1983
Jan 19, 2019 12:20 am
ash28
ash28
18 January

Electrical appointment

Electrical appointment

Hi Guys, Can we bring in our own lighting pendant/Fans etc if we don’t like anything form Rawson’s look book? Will they charge for installation?

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ash28
Jan 18, 2019 4:18 pm
ben888
ben888
18 January

What's my setback?

What's my setback?

The update: So I put in the report and consent for the setback to the corner splay, as the building surveyor was convinced that the setback to the corner splay was not…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 2:05 am
ben888

Hey all, I live in Thornbury (in GRZ2 zone) and am about to lay a slab for a single garage in the back corner of a 400sqm property with a rear laneway. The side boundary…

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cartertronic
Jan 18, 2019 1:46 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
16 January

Abode Vinyl

Abode Vinyl

How did your install go? I have got a sample of the Abode from a local Choices store and wondered if it is an identical product to another in the Proline range. Has…

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Bebbsy
Jan 16, 2019 10:18 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 January

"Remove" sticker on new window reveal?

"Remove" sticker on new window reveal?

Likely refers to removing the protective film before it degenerates and becomes difficult to remove.

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2019 12:15 pm
ECOECO
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 January

DO you need permission to build a deck

DO you need permission to build a deck

Building permit http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Files/Buildi ... quired.pdf Town Planning permit - this May provide you with the information you need. Asking council is often…

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Gaudi
Jan 16, 2019 1:18 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 January

Pheonix Tapware

Pheonix Tapware

My builder used them as standard They have decent warranty and they do abide by it and arrange plumber to replace any faulty items in first 12 months I have appreciated…

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Gaudi
Jan 16, 2019 12:58 am

2nd Storey Extension Owner Builder

2nd Storey Extension Owner Builder

Without a sketch That works out about right I am assuming Upper Light Frame Construction , Budget on $80-100K per room I suggest you get a sketch and get 3 quotes, prices…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 14, 2019 8:36 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

All of them are from demolition Cleaned carefully by hands Guarantee the quality and price is perfect for buyers! Price: $1…

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Ducan Trading
Jan 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Ducan Trading
gogo65
gogo65
14 January

Stylemaster

Stylemaster

Most builders include laying for a 300x300 ceramic tile. If you change to porcelain or rectified edge, larger size etc, they will charge accordingly, unfortunately this is…

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gogo65
Jan 14, 2019 2:25 pm
gogo65
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
13 January

Wisdom Homes/Sydney Electrical Group : NESS Alarm Pricing

Wisdom Homes/Sydney Electrical Group : NESS Alarm Pricing

Hello everyone, If anyone had a home built by Wisdom Homes and NESS alarms installed by Sydney Electrical Group, I like to know how much they quoted you for additional…

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jayasooriah
Jan 13, 2019 11:36 am

Home Design Software

Home Design Software

They all have strength and weaknesses Focus on one that allows you to Takes off quantities, m, m2, m3,etc That…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 13, 2019 9:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Neil Dee
Neil Dee
11 January

Garage Floor

Garage Floor

Hi Guys Garage floor (car is housed in garage) was originally sealed then painted over, now it's coming off, have tried to gernie and repaint with no luck.....can you put…

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Neil Dee
Jan 11, 2019 4:41 pm
gogo65
gogo65
10 January

Oran Park Neville St Champion Homes

Oran Park Neville St Champion Homes

Generally CDC is 2 weeks, if you do a full DA through council it can take months

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gogo65
Jan 10, 2019 6:13 pm
gogo65
gogo65
gogo65
10 January

Urgent help needed

Urgent help needed

Surely the sellers solicitor neeed to go through the buyers solicitor. Maybe they’re hoping the new owners won’t fight it if their solicitor isn’t involved?

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gogo65
Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am
gogo65
Palanquin
Palanquin
9 January

Help provided

Help provided

I am a semi-retired builder/civil engineer and offer new home buyers and building contractors help/advice.

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Palanquin
Jan 09, 2019 1:42 pm
ChantelleC
ChantelleC
8 January

Under Fence

Under Fence

Dig out any dirt. Hammer nails.

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ChantelleC
Jan 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Redington
Redington
7 January

Removing Waste Soil

Removing Waste Soil

Hello... Recently I visited my lot in LEPPINGTON where construction will begin in the coming month. It came as a surprise to me when finding two huge piles being dropped…

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Redington
Jan 07, 2019 6:37 pm

Write reply... Here is an example of confirmed toxic mould which ended up gutting the entire house

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insider
Jan 07, 2019 5:58 pm
insider
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 January

The Shergold Weir Report on the Building Industry

The Shergold Weir Report on the Building Industry

Why there hasn't been a Royal Commission into the building industry a long time before now amazes me.

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SaveH2O
Jan 07, 2019 4:14 pm
SaveH2O
gogo65
gogo65
6 January

Advice regarding Builders

Advice regarding Builders

You have to compare inclusions, have you got architect plans or will you design a home with each builder? Comes down to cost per sqm/inclusions and for me, which builder…

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gogo65
Jan 06, 2019 8:17 pm
gogo65
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
6 January

Fantastic beds

Fantastic beds

I bought the Bravo double bed 7 years ago for my teenager and he is still using it. No issue. https://www.fantasticfurniture.com.au/C ... LMK2PVCBRO The bed you are…

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Melbournevic
Jan 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Toni69
Toni69
6 January

Concrete Feature walls

Concrete Feature walls

Any advice regarding indoor concrete feature walls we need advice regarding the color tone and the texture of it

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Toni69
Jan 06, 2019 4:56 pm
aussieta
aussieta
5 January

Building pool near easement

Building pool near easement

i believe it is 1 metre and then you need to build a vertical concrete wall so if they need to excavate the pipe your pool wont collapse

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aussieta
Jan 05, 2019 5:00 pm
aussieta

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