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skyler
Feb 05, 2016 11:41 am
skyler
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2016

Fixed price building contract

Fixed price building contract

LOL, why ? Has the contour levels changed? has the soil transformed into something different?..IF Yes then.. the only reason is to use another set of documents to go for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2016 7:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
malayaco
malayaco
4 February 2016

Costs for independent building inspector?

Costs for independent building inspector?
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Who do you recommend for building inspector? I am also building in WA,very interested! :D

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malayaco
Feb 04, 2016 12:24 am
t_banning
t_banning
3 February 2016

Levelling land, what are the costs? Please help!

Levelling land, what are the costs? Please help!

It depends on a range of things like how steep the slope, if you are levelling the whole block or just enough to build, if there is rock and if you will be removing the…

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t_banning
Feb 03, 2016 11:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 February 2016

How much to fill in swimming pool?

How much to fill in swimming pool?

LOL. Concrete liners $5K is a growth industry It depends what are you doing with the area eg Building over->remove..paving over-> leave? Good idea..goodluck

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 03, 2016 9:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
2 February 2016

Carpet 20mm higher than floorboards

Carpet 20mm higher than floorboards

We got thick under lay and carpet and had to raise the carpet at doors to match 18 mm bamboo flooring with underlay.

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Joker
Feb 02, 2016 10:58 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 February 2016

Using a narrow driveway

Using a narrow driveway

Put a kerb in to keep the wheels away from the wall.

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bashworth
Feb 02, 2016 9:21 pm
bashworth
qebtel
qebtel
1 February 2016

Retaining wall at front boundary

Retaining wall at front boundary

Not if the lie of the land is identical to when the house was built and finally approved as a dwelling, and no other changes have been made that contribute accelerated…

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qebtel
Feb 01, 2016 1:27 pm
pongie
pongie
1 February 2016

Glass Balustrades

Glass Balustrades

I'll have to contact my builder then, no idea who is the manufacturer of the clamps. It is on the first floor, so I try and not to loosen the clamps too much (in case…

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pongie
Feb 01, 2016 11:12 am
pongie

It really depends on what kind of lifestyle you lead and what you want from the space. - How much of a green thumb do you have and how much time do you want to spend…

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watto82
Jan 31, 2016 6:13 pm
watto82
micknleigh
micknleigh
29 January 2016

Corrogated gal sheets. Which way to run?

Corrogated gal sheets. Which way to run?

Thanks for the replies guys. We are happy to put extra battens in if that's the only reason. We were starting to get concerned it's harder to do the windows and corners,…

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micknleigh
Jan 29, 2016 1:10 pm
simnatped
simnatped
29 January 2016

Asbestos Removalist - so hard getting quotes

Asbestos Removalist - so hard getting quotes

I'm in Brisbane and also had problems getting quotes for asbestos removal recently. I contacted quite a few companies (voicemail, emails and online forms) and only 2…

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simnatped
Jan 29, 2016 10:40 am
Fly88
Fly88
28 January 2016

What to do? Help!!

What to do? Help!!

Hey, I work for a builder and can confirm that weep holes would not be required on a single leaf garage wall. Weep holes are only required for cavity walls to allow…

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Fly88
Jan 28, 2016 4:08 pm
Fly88
Landscape Tanks
Landscape Tanks
28 January 2016

Cost Effective Retaining Wall & Water Tank in ONE!!

Cost Effective Retaining Wall & Water Tank in ONE!!

Retaining walls and front fences that store rain water - seems impossible doesn't it?? https://flic.kr/p/ir1P1o All these lovely pictures above are actually retaining…

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Landscape Tanks
Jan 28, 2016 2:12 pm
Landscape Tanks
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 January 2016

Earthernware pipe replacement - expensive!!

Earthernware pipe replacement - expensive!!

There are some good ones out there...but they can be very hard to find. I have come across many more bad ones than good ones. Yep. They are probably high balling…

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SaveH2O
Jan 27, 2016 6:29 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 January 2016

Tiles v Maple staircase

Tiles v Maple staircase

Any wooden product - real timber flooring, laminated timber panels etc will scratch over time if you don't eliminate the sand at the front door first as will a lot of…

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Stewie D
Jan 27, 2016 7:55 am
Shiv1
Shiv1
26 January 2016

When do I organise wireless NBN installation?

When do I organise wireless NBN installation?

I got mine connected. It is a 2 step process. First part is to wire your house appropriately to be able to be NBN compliant. 2nd step is for Telstra install their modem…

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Shiv1
Jan 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Shiv1
Shiv1
26 January 2016

What to do? Help!!

What to do? Help!!

Sounds like a neighbour from hell. I would try option 1 then proceed to option 3. The relationship with neighbour was ruined already when we rendered your garage

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Shiv1
Jan 26, 2016 7:19 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 January 2016

Re Joint Venture

Re Joint Venture

I would tend to agree with StructuralBIMGuy but i would suggest you could try asking the same question on the property chat forum which is more involved in these kind of…

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bashworth
Jan 25, 2016 11:31 am
bashworth
JB1
JB1
25 January 2016

Plaster window reveals

Plaster window reveals

Thanks Stewie I spoke to my Plasterer today and he's had experience with plaster reveals and shadowline ceilings and doors. Cost is $10 a metre, so similar to say…

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JB1
Jan 25, 2016 12:21 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
24 January 2016

What size fridge recess?

What size fridge recess?

A fridge needs to stick out usually by almost the doors amount other wise they are difficult to open. Unless of course they are the integrated fridges.

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AussieMark
Jan 24, 2016 5:40 pm
makie
makie
23 January 2016

Architect/Designer/Draftsperson recommendation Melbourne

Architect/Designer/Draftsperson recommendation Melbourne

Hey Ben, if you can PM me your number i can provide some useful information.

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makie
Jan 23, 2016 9:37 pm
makie
RECO
RECO
23 January 2016

Marriott Simonds

Marriott Simonds

Does anyone can share a price list wz upgrades of Marriott design wz Simonds ?

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RECO
Jan 23, 2016 9:30 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 January 2016

Converting color-bond shed to granny flat

Converting color-bond shed to granny flat

Change of use is what it would come under. I know a couple of guys who have large sheds/workshops where they do their woodwork and metal projects. They've installed a…

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Stewie D
Jan 23, 2016 10:16 am
hay_renay
hay_renay
22 January 2016

Considering new home in Highlands -craigieburn

Considering new home in Highlands -craigieburn

Hello We are going to build in Malcom Creek, our land titles in October I believe. We chose Fairhaven Homes, the sales rep was great and very honest.

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hay_renay
Jan 22, 2016 9:22 pm
noobz
noobz
22 January 2016

Help - Garage Weep Holes

Help - Garage Weep Holes

I agree with above. Weep holes should be restored. Your home is food for termites so if you are offering a drink as well (moisture) and a covert entry (via zero lot) you…

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noobz
Jan 22, 2016 7:59 am

I think you missed some of the post after the first one as the ensuite and store was changed already. Below is version 2 of the plan :

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Alexxdavid
Jan 21, 2016 9:04 pm
davidmrae
davidmrae
20 January 2016

Matching bathroom frieze tile

Matching bathroom frieze tile

Hi, In the early 1980's we installed a tile frieze in our bathroom. The tile was a Regeneration Brand tile (200mm x 100mm) with an oak leaf type design in terracotta…

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davidmrae
Jan 20, 2016 5:39 pm
Jozh
Jozh
19 January 2016

Door Stops and Catchers

Door Stops and Catchers

What is everyone using for Door stops and door Catches? Our new build comes with the cheap basic White stopers for wet areas and white plastic catches for…

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Jozh
Jan 19, 2016 10:34 am
bashworth
bashworth
18 January 2016

Frame exposed to extreme weather - will it warp?

Frame exposed to extreme weather - will it warp?

They should notify you at the end of the month about weather day that they intend claiming for but hardly ever does a builder do it. the builder only has a claim if the…

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bashworth
Jan 18, 2016 7:34 pm
bashworth
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richardx
Jan 18, 2016 9:07 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
17 January 2016

Sweet Home 3D - quick question

Sweet Home 3D - quick question

hi lazandjohn, I used it extensively to model my two storey house. The ground floor has a split level so I needed to take that into account with heights of walls. When…

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AussieMark
Jan 17, 2016 1:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 January 2016

Stumps vs slab?

Stumps vs slab?

2.5 T/m3, $250/m3 material cost approx

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 16, 2016 11:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 January 2016

Electrical/lights abbreviation help

Electrical/lights abbreviation help

Of course! Duh Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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Leksie5000
Jan 16, 2016 10:24 am
ilovebighouse2014
ilovebighouse2014
15 January 2016

Rebed and repoint process for terracotta tiles

Rebed and repoint process for terracotta tiles

Hi Guys, I was wondering if rebed and repoint process is very much essential for terracotta tiles?? Or juts repoint and pressurized cleaning would do? Normally what…

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ilovebighouse2014
Jan 15, 2016 3:11 pm
Buildem
Buildem
15 January 2016

Can anyone reccomend a land Surveyor - Sydney

Can anyone reccomend a land Surveyor - Sydney

I'd like to suggest Keystone Surveyors. Aaron is great.

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Buildem
Jan 15, 2016 8:05 am
braddy_
braddy_
14 January 2016

Flood Zone AHD

Flood Zone AHD

Got this from Council: 1% AEP FLOOD LEVEL*: 1.74m Australian Height Datum (AHD) MINIMUM FLOOR LEVEL*: 2.24m AHD Now to wait for AHD survey to turn up.

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braddy_
Jan 14, 2016 10:45 am
Cvh1
Cvh1
13 January 2016

Vergola, service and cleaning

Vergola, service and cleaning

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows of anyone in the Sydney region, who services the Vergola external shade system - cleaning and electrical repairs, other than…

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Cvh1
Jan 13, 2016 6:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 January 2016

Problem builder, any advice?

Problem builder, any advice?
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You're wasting your time expecting results from builders to changes like this, they just couldnt be bothered to do a jot extra to help you out. You should have just told…

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qebtel
Jan 13, 2016 12:44 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 January 2016

Legal System or Department of Fair Trading

Legal System or Department of Fair Trading

As per Leonardo_23s advice but as someone in NSW who has been in the building industry quite a while. 1) get a good building consultant to write a detailed list of all the…

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Stewie D
Jan 13, 2016 8:03 am
serg
serg
12 January 2016

Estimating Software???

Estimating Software???

CostMiner (www.costminer.com) has basic take-off and estimating. It can also record actual expenses. It is for small/micro business and costs $25/month. Also, you can run…

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serg
Jan 12, 2016 2:50 pm
TomCat
TomCat
11 January 2016

Alfresco

Alfresco

Hi Kevin. Our builder's standard plan for our house had a small alfresco under main roof at back off dining and living. For an extra $13k we got them to extend back…

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TomCat
Jan 11, 2016 9:17 pm
TomCat
qebtel
qebtel
11 January 2016

Where to buy to Sydney?

Where to buy to Sydney?

And yet..... http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/reales ... 7704325032 Ive noticed in the past, in the outer areas of Sydney, prices can increase, and also decrease…

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qebtel
Jan 11, 2016 8:41 pm
OneTreeFalling
OneTreeFalling
10 January 2016

Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Apart from the garage it sounds like the rest of the painting was exterior (weatherboard?) So was the painter intending to paint over rotten wood??? Hi Liliana, no the…

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OneTreeFalling
Jan 10, 2016 8:19 pm

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