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ECOECO
ECOECO
20 February 2015

What's New????

What's New????

Thanks Marisa, we are receiving great feedback with the prototype. Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 20, 2015 9:38 am
ECOECO
StanSki
StanSki
19 February 2015

Uses for a retired transpiration leech pit

Uses for a retired transpiration leech pit

Top of the morning folks, I am now able to connect to town sewer and will need to dig up and run the line about 50m's down to the junction point. As the town has…

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StanSki
Feb 19, 2015 10:36 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
18 February 2015

Construction differences

Construction differences

Don't reply found the answer Articulated has expansion joints but otherwise the same

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Crazyk
Feb 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Crazyk
33amc
33amc
18 February 2015

Council approval to builder's design

Council approval to builder's design

Generally speaking your deposit will lock in your price.. I say generally speaking because developers have some s n e a k y stuff out there, but your price should be…

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33amc
Feb 18, 2015 4:11 pm
Liliana
Liliana
18 February 2015

Help Please - Termites Via Shower Base

Help Please - Termites Via Shower Base

Hi again Edgecrusher, I've had a bit of a look through your posts and you seem to be in NSW. I hate to cause you any angst but I know that NSW recently introduced some…

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Liliana
Feb 18, 2015 6:43 am
Athelas
Athelas
17 February 2015

Corner block floor plan and builder

Corner block floor plan and builder

Hi all We are planning to subdivide our land which is a standard retangular corner block of 760sqm approx in Monash and build two townhouses on it. The dimensions are…

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Athelas
Feb 17, 2015 9:37 pm
MDJ
MDJ
17 February 2015

Allworth homes

Allworth homes

Already there is ALLWORTH thread. Go there and ask with the experienced guys. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=66347&p=1303805&hilit=ALLWORTH+homes#p1303805

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MDJ
Feb 16, 2015 11:02 pm
Hootie
Hootie
16 February 2015

Building on zero lot boundary and neighbour's fence

Building on zero lot boundary and neighbour's fence

Hey all, Thanks for the responses, that clarifies things and we can get on with things :) This forum is fantastic! Cheers

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Hootie
Feb 16, 2015 10:19 pm
Hootie
yvonneh
yvonneh
16 February 2015

EXTERNAL COLOUR

EXTERNAL COLOUR

Sorry can't seem to access your account folder

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yvonneh
Feb 16, 2015 10:05 pm
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
16 February 2015

The Things We Insist On, Tell Me

The Things We Insist On, Tell Me
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Absolutely agree with less room but bigger, for our situation anyway. One living, one meals, decent outdoors, we have nearly 100m2, oh and a free standing bath in my…

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TraceyWayne
Feb 16, 2015 7:51 pm
TraceyWayne
Tristanium
Tristanium
16 February 2015

Anyone used/have thoughts on shadowline / ShadowSet cornice?

Anyone used/have thoughts on shadowline / ShadowSet cornice?

Nope - stick roof. Ceiling joists are timber 90x35 or 90x45 no battens.…

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Tristanium
Feb 16, 2015 7:47 pm
Tristanium
Doria86
Doria86
16 February 2015

Know of a good house cleaning company?

Know of a good house cleaning company?

Hey, my mother lives in Sydney. She has hired a good company. She is really…

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Doria86
Feb 16, 2015 7:04 pm

It is a common issue but you are now on top…

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2015 12:36 pm
SaveH2O
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
16 February 2015

Building Defects – Jurisdiction of NCAT

Building Defects – Jurisdiction of NCAT

Hi All, I have recently received an enquiry about the jurisdiction of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”) formerly the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal…

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Andre Adams
Feb 16, 2015 8:06 am
Andre Adams
robbie_p
robbie_p
15 February 2015

Cavity sliding doors - stay or go?

Cavity sliding doors - stay or go?

ahhh slotted rails.. didnt see that.. got the rail out nice and easily :) Thanks!

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robbie_p
Feb 15, 2015 4:11 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 February 2015

Using Kitome Pty Ltd

Using Kitome Pty Ltd
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lol, i did.... mate!! that's why i said "if you went AHEAD". No need to be sarcastic, I was just looking for a little help, obviously this isn't…

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qebtel
Feb 14, 2015 8:31 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 February 2015

Timber frame home/ a Queenslandser in Perth W.A

Timber frame home/ a Queenslandser in Perth W.A

major thread hijack here guys, think you need your own...just saying.

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Treeseachanger
Feb 14, 2015 3:44 pm
sarahcraigy
sarahcraigy
13 February 2015

Researching Builders, starting the process

Researching Builders, starting the process

Thank you so much for the replies, this forum is fantastic for gathering information and sharing experiences, I look forward to another weekend of planning at Homeworld !

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sarahcraigy
Feb 13, 2015 7:21 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 February 2015

Boundary Realignment - Adelaide

Boundary Realignment - Adelaide

IT can vary enormously council to council, and state to state. In Qld, the two resultant lots will be treated as "new " lots - lol. This lets them load you up with…

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qebtel
Feb 13, 2015 12:43 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
12 February 2015

Cost involved when buying house and land package

Cost involved when buying house and land package

Yes. These fees can be large. Or not. Put together a list of everything you can think of and just call around, check the sro site for duty calculations, call some fencers…

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Ponzu
Feb 12, 2015 9:18 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
12 February 2015

Got 4 kids.... what to consider when building?

Got 4 kids.... what to consider when building?

Everyone has said hard wearing floors? We are tossing up between bamboo and laminate. What would people suggest. My kids are all under 6 atm. Ive heard that strand woven…

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EmmaW84
Feb 12, 2015 6:25 pm
Bruno Albanese
Bruno Albanese
12 February 2015

Photos of PGH Oyster bricks? Which colour mortar??

Photos of PGH Oyster bricks? Which colour mortar??

Hi Building_2015, We would love to assist you with information re the best motar options with your PGH Oyster bricks, please feel free to contact us on 8300 8222 so we…

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Bruno Albanese
Feb 12, 2015 2:15 pm
Hootie
Hootie
11 February 2015

Slab reinforcement - can rusty mesh be used?

Slab reinforcement - can rusty mesh be used?

Oxidisation is rust... the steel has oxidised. :) That said if it is only surface rust (oxidisation), then it should be…

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Hootie
Feb 11, 2015 9:10 pm
Hootie
whzzz28
whzzz28
11 February 2015

What's wrong with these Porcelain Tiles

What's wrong with these Porcelain Tiles

This is what they did with my porcelain tiles. They havn't finished yet - they normally wait until the tile glue is dry before grouting. Took them 5 days to come back and grout.

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whzzz28
Feb 11, 2015 12:20 pm
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Beazley77
Feb 11, 2015 12:19 am
Beazley77
siapao
siapao
10 February 2015

How high floor from footpath?

How high floor from footpath?

We don't have step-down to garage from house - but it does have a "lip" at entrance. Also a step down from rear garage door. I thought…

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siapao
Feb 10, 2015 10:33 am
joea
joea
10 February 2015

New mailboxes for new house

New mailboxes for new house

Never knew about pakman letter boxes! Wow that would save us a lot of time going back and forth to the Post office. Thanks for the idea :)

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joea
Feb 10, 2015 9:45 am
joea
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
10 February 2015

Building Defects - Amendments to Statutory Warranty Periods

Building Defects - Amendments to Statutory Warranty Periods

Dear All, Just a short note on the key amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) brought in by Home Building Amendment Act 2014 (NSW). On 10 December 2014 it was…

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Andre Adams
Feb 10, 2015 8:24 am
Andre Adams
vomiec
vomiec
9 February 2015

Can you paint over plaster top coat?

Can you paint over plaster top coat?

Yeah..... Priming will make the surface uniform, all cracks and holes that have been patched using a patching compound should be primed after they have been sanded. Only…

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vomiec
Feb 09, 2015 6:49 pm
mellowmoo
mellowmoo
9 February 2015

Townhouse Builder Recommendations Melbourne

Townhouse Builder Recommendations Melbourne

Christopher Doyle Architects are experts when it comes to home design. I think they'd like to see a project like this as well since they are mostly doing houses, but to my…

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mellowmoo
Feb 09, 2015 5:03 pm
wall-e
wall-e
9 February 2015

Is it considered as 2.5 bathrooms ?

Is it considered as 2.5 bathrooms ?

It is very to good idea to put vanity in toilet room. Thanks

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wall-e
Feb 08, 2015 11:45 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
8 February 2015

Builder won't accept our materials?

Builder won't accept our materials?

I can appreciate the warranty factor, but I would have thought light fittings would have been more of a issue than roof insulation. Especially when it's fitted between the…

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Roomeat
Feb 08, 2015 7:37 pm
Roomeat
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wct14
Feb 08, 2015 11:27 am
Darcy27
Darcy27
7 February 2015

Maximum stair height - is this OK?

Maximum stair height - is this OK?

The builder apparently has a couple of options to fix it - we are going to discuss it at PCI on Monday. At least they didn't put up a fight or try to tell us it was fine.…

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Darcy27
Feb 07, 2015 10:14 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
5 February 2015

Proposed Building Regulations 2016 - Now's the time to help

Proposed Building Regulations 2016 - Now's the time to help

If your house is being built and the new NCC is released during your build, does your house have to comply with the new or old regulations?

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tlblhayward
Feb 05, 2015 10:36 pm
tlblhayward
Mel Smith
Mel Smith
5 February 2015

Are Panic Attacks Normal?

Are Panic Attacks Normal?

LMAO!!! Yes thank God for that thread.. Although I feel that some topics here have also made me question things even more…

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Mel Smith
Feb 05, 2015 1:53 am
mauricio2015
mauricio2015
4 February 2015

Wall Brace Issues

Wall Brace Issues

Hi Guys thank you, what I did last night is put pressure on the way, and push in and out. I managed to create the noise by doing that. Now I think it has to do with the…

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mauricio2015
Feb 04, 2015 8:09 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 February 2015

stop work order

stop work order

I have to agree Ponzu. All my documents are sent as email attachments either in the email body itself or as an Adobe pdf or MS Word doc. I also ask for them to reply via…

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Stewie D
Feb 03, 2015 3:50 pm
alexf40
alexf40
3 February 2015

FEG Walk in Wardrobe System?

FEG Walk in Wardrobe System?

Hi Stewie, thanks for the reply. I discovered the FEG system on the Lincoln Sentry website, but they couldn't be any more unhelpful. They won't give out any details of…

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alexf40
Feb 03, 2015 3:48 pm
Dr House
Dr House
3 February 2015

Can you paint on the Laminex Silk Finish (glossy) surface?

Can you paint on the Laminex Silk Finish (glossy) surface?

I am thinking to paint over only a tiny strip of kickboard at the bottom of my cupboard because it doesn't match with my other wall color, so I am just wondering if anyone…

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Dr House
Feb 03, 2015 11:28 am
Dr House
dalemengel
dalemengel
2 February 2015

Builder complaints website

Builder complaints website

In QLD you can visit the QBCC website and download a pdf of your builder which lists how many jobs they did for the…

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dalemengel
Feb 02, 2015 8:59 am
goody59
goody59
1 February 2015

Slab type

Slab type
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I believe H2 waffle pod slab but no soil test done as yet. The soil test and site inspection should be what the engineers use to compute slab and drainage requirements. I…

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goody59
Feb 01, 2015 6:43 pm
goody59
bpratt
bpratt
1 February 2015

Move speed sign

Move speed sign

I dare say the legal way will be a bit of a nightmare for you. Of course if a a 'truck' ran off the road and took out the sign, and before the sign could be put back in…

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bpratt
Feb 01, 2015 10:05 am
COWIIE
COWIIE
31 January 2015

Erosion on back fence line - What to do?

Erosion on back fence line - What to do?

Thanks Stewie, will get in touch with them.

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COWIIE
Jan 31, 2015 7:22 am
michelle66
michelle66
30 January 2015

SEKISUI HOUSE

SEKISUI HOUSE

yeah that's right.. it just means they can get to site a lot quicker rather than have your paper work held up with council and so forth, apparently when there are changes…

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michelle66
Jan 30, 2015 2:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 January 2015

Attaching a timber frame to existing blockwork

Attaching a timber frame to existing blockwork

What do the engineering drawings say as part of the DA for the workshop ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 30, 2015 1:02 pm
lukithe
lukithe
29 January 2015

Need Help to identify the problem with my brick wall

Need Help to identify the problem with my brick wall

The gap is not there before. I can not see any changes from inside the house. I think from inside the house the windows look ok.

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lukithe
Jan 29, 2015 6:45 am
qebtel
qebtel
28 January 2015

Fencing companing goes into Administration, what now?

Fencing companing goes into Administration, what now?

Never pay a fencing contractor a deposit. They just dont need it. Anything they buy they can re use elsewhere.

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qebtel
Jan 28, 2015 3:52 pm


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