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I wanted to clean gutter on whole left hand side of the house which was full of mud and slug. This was giving us a rainfall on that outside wall…

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2015 11:18 pm
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 January 2015

Ceiling paint has bubbled

Ceiling paint has bubbled

Hi Pat the cat Is your ceiling gyprock, plasterglass or other?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 26, 2015 9:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
JB1
JB1
25 January 2015

Builder won't issue any certificates post-build

Builder won't issue any certificates post-build

How can you have handover if the building surveyor hasn't provided a compliance certificate? For the building surveyor to issue a compliance certificate, they would…

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JB1
Jan 25, 2015 3:00 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 January 2015

Wood Rot

Wood Rot

It also comes in a brush able can too.

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Crazyk
Jan 24, 2015 4:05 pm
Crazyk
herb661
herb661
24 January 2015

Double lock up brick garage cost

Double lock up brick garage cost

Sorry, I misspelled. I meant a double lock up brick garage. Just a standard two car garage, made of brick. Apologies!

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herb661
Jan 24, 2015 10:06 am
herb661
Andrewnguyen
Andrewnguyen
23 January 2015

Asbestos and old concrete dumped underneath our land

Asbestos and old concrete dumped underneath our land

Many thanks to Charles and Stewie for answering my question. As you can imagine, we are pretty much devastated when the buildet who has 27 years of experience said he had…

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Andrewnguyen
Jan 23, 2015 10:12 pm
Mash2292
Mash2292
23 January 2015

Heron Park + Commodore Homes

Heron Park + Commodore Homes

Hi Slab went down this week. Pre- Start Finished from my side - 12th September Commodore took another 1 and half months to complete pre start process - 31st…

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Mash2292
Jan 23, 2015 9:16 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
23 January 2015

painting of polycarbonate.

painting of polycarbonate.

Ahh,great idea,I know what it does. Thanks,I'll try it.

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oldchippy
Jan 23, 2015 7:58 pm
joea
joea
23 January 2015

Walk in wardobe ideas

Walk in wardobe ideas

Thanks guys! Its appears that the options at Ikea / Bunnings seem to be quite popular, so we will give those a try. We were just worried that…

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joea
Jan 23, 2015 1:01 pm
joea
corza000
corza000
23 January 2015

Painting window frames and middle panel help!

Painting window frames and middle panel help!

Thanks for the reply. When I sand back the yellow paint which seems more like a laquer kind of peels off so unless sanding all this off back to bare timber (which would be…

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corza000
Jan 22, 2015 11:42 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
22 January 2015

Home Re-locators/Removers

Home Re-locators/Removers

Do you have any asbestos? If so they won't touch it. It's illegal to transport asbestos unless it's wrapped in the authorised way. I had this problem.

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Crazyk
Jan 22, 2015 8:53 pm
Crazyk
Zxath
Zxath
22 January 2015

Roof Vibration Noise Diagnosis.

Roof Vibration Noise Diagnosis.

Of course, for some reason my rattled brain went to a 'leaf…

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Zxath
Jan 22, 2015 10:58 am
Zxath
radiuz
radiuz
21 January 2015

Fence Colour

Fence Colour

You might want to check out jasper which is a colorbond colour.

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radiuz
Jan 21, 2015 7:41 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
20 January 2015

Plasterboard

Plasterboard

Hi all, Im looking for a plaster wholesaler that keeps 13 and 16mm firestop plaster board in stock 2400x1200. melbourne north . Thanks Dean

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kassan1973
Jan 20, 2015 4:59 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 January 2015

Continuous Flow Gas Hot water..15mm gas intake

Continuous Flow Gas Hot water..15mm gas intake

Doubt it very much. Instantaneous gas systems use a lot of gas, 3/4" pipe is normal. The plumber also has to consider the demand from other gas appliances plus your meter…

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SaveH2O
Jan 20, 2015 1:06 pm
SaveH2O
daveswall123
daveswall123
19 January 2015

Render Help

Render Help

I am having my 30-year brick house rendered in rockcote polymer pm100 render and with a sponged finished, I am not using the coloured render over the top. The house is…

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daveswall123
Jan 19, 2015 6:26 am
enquirer
enquirer
18 January 2015

Voiding of contract through a fake insurance policy

Voiding of contract through a fake insurance policy

The builder was caught out by the insurance company and it was the builder and surveyor who told things had to stop. I wanted to let them finished the job even though the…

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enquirer
Jan 18, 2015 2:01 pm
techno74
techno74
17 January 2015

aurora estate fibre issues

aurora estate fibre issues

Hi i have emailed you what happened basically after complaining on iprimus facebook page i got action. Places victoria came out changed me over to smartwiring and we…

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techno74
Jan 17, 2015 9:19 pm
Spong
Spong
17 January 2015

Variations

Variations

I agree with both of the last posts. Fairs fair and if they can't be reasonable then hammer them!!

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Spong
Jan 16, 2015 11:16 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 January 2015

What to do with floor level

What to do with floor level

Not sure how the ply was fixed to our concrete slab but I do remember that our timber floorboards were glued and secret nailed to the plywood all…

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Crazyk
Jan 16, 2015 7:26 pm
Crazyk
Liliana
Liliana
16 January 2015

Plumbing works & Slab Heave issues

Plumbing works & Slab Heave issues

Slab Heave Recipient, You are not a building professional and you can't oversee the plumber's rectification work. Your builder needs to take responsibility for his build…

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Liliana
Jan 16, 2015 3:45 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
11 January 2015

Mosquitos at front door

Mosquitos at front door

Try some mosquito repellent plants, some lavender in a pot by the front door might help. Good luck!

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aloenyx
Jan 11, 2015 4:58 pm
aloenyx
oldchippy
oldchippy
11 January 2015

Curtain rail falling out of wall

Curtain rail falling out of wall

Just patch the chunk of render that broke away and drill through it and into the brick behind. Much better fixing than into the mortar joint anyway,which would pull out too.

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oldchippy
Jan 11, 2015 9:51 am
patthecat
patthecat
8 January 2015

Wardrobe reveal

Wardrobe reveal

For anyone who may be interested I rang Stegbar ( was hoping to get it done before Stegbar opened this morning) and it needs to be 500mm away from wall. Being put up now, Cheers.

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patthecat
Jan 08, 2015 8:46 am
Tim65
Tim65
7 January 2015

Work Cover NSW

Work Cover NSW

In a word yes, anybody working on any site shout have a white card and be covered by work cover,,it will fall on the main contractor to check if any of his subbies are…

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Tim65
Jan 07, 2015 8:45 am
Tim65
carmer13
carmer13
6 January 2015

Fair trading

Fair trading

Would like to hear peoples experiences with Fair trading? How did the process go for you, how long did it take etc... We are in NSW, mid renovation and about to lodge a…

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carmer13
Jan 06, 2015 7:51 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
6 January 2015

What is a reasonable time to wait for engineering?

What is a reasonable time to wait for engineering?

Will depend on the workload of the engineer. Could be two weeks, could be eight - they should be able to give you a better idea.

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Tristanium
Jan 06, 2015 6:52 pm
Tristanium
acethekite
acethekite
6 January 2015

Small bedroom - king size bed

Small bedroom - king size bed

Good thing is, the rest of the house looks large. So one small room we can live with. We'll only have a queen in the spare room.

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acethekite
Jan 06, 2015 4:15 pm
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
6 January 2015

3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I like the way you think Branco... the moral of the story, don't drink and then take transport! :)

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tlblhayward
Jan 06, 2015 4:14 pm
tlblhayward
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
4 January 2015

Generator dummy

Generator dummy

Unfortunately not much Beetaloo - been away all Xmas and New Year. Trimmed my pier tubes (That is NOT rhyming slang...!) to concrete level - next step is the hiring of…

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waxinggibbous
Jan 04, 2015 5:54 pm
waxinggibbous
mochinme9
mochinme9
4 January 2015

When do people decide to demolish and rebuild?

When do people decide to demolish and rebuild?

For us, we decided to KDR as everything in our existing house would be breaking down and need to be replaced individually which is expensive but adds no value to our oddly…

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mochinme9
Jan 04, 2015 5:49 pm
mochinme9
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
4 January 2015

Outdoor Statues - WA

Outdoor Statues - WA

Drovers in Joondalup might be worth a drive. They import from Bali

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sharky55_shan
Jan 04, 2015 12:45 am
sharky55_shan
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 January 2015

Packing Bottom Plate of stud wall due to uneven floor

Packing Bottom Plate of stud wall due to uneven floor

We've shimmed bottom plates like this with treated pine ripped to size and offcuts of laminate and/or alcor folded over to suit. Both of the latter two are non absorbent. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 03, 2015 8:47 pm
KathyAJ
KathyAJ
3 January 2015

expanding a kitchen fireplace

expanding a kitchen fireplace

Hello all. We have a c1906 house with brick fireplace that we are renovating. We are happy to put an oven in the existing fireplace, but it is too low to cook comfortably…

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KathyAJ
Jan 03, 2015 7:27 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
1 January 2015

How many days to pay progress payment?

How many days to pay progress payment?

Yes it is definitely not 25% per day. I think what was meant was 25%p.a. charged daily. So this would be 25%/365. On 100K this is about 70 bucks per day (simple not…

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AussieMark
Jan 01, 2015 2:33 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
1 January 2015

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year !

Happy new year . My partner has alot of dreams. This weeks a boat .a man thing I think .

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Melsie68
Jan 01, 2015 1:16 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
30 December 2014

Savings - Electricity ?

Savings - Electricity ?
1, 2

that sound real cheap to me, who is the supplier? i got email from EA and they are putting up…

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kassan1973
Dec 30, 2014 9:15 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
30 December 2014

Does this look like asbestos?

Does this look like asbestos?

Sounds good! Just be careful if you plan on disturbing that old concrete under the fireplace. Asbestos was used in some cement products as well, particularly around…

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dalemengel
Dec 30, 2014 12:52 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
29 December 2014

Small private builder with no idea

Small private builder with no idea

Master Builders won't help - they aren't there for the domestic building consumer. You could consider terminating the contract but that requires expert legal advice and…

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kats_meow
Dec 29, 2014 6:21 pm
building-expert
building-expert
29 December 2014

Terminating contract mid renovation.

Terminating contract mid renovation.

Thank you to those last 3 comments that are completely useless (tlblhayward, Saint Mike, building-expert)! If you actually read my question, I…

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building-expert
Dec 29, 2014 1:29 pm
building-expert
surfprado
surfprado
28 December 2014

Cleaning out deep piers

Cleaning out deep piers

Thanks for the reply guys, I ended up bending a shovel tip and scooping it out, took a while but done the job. Destroyed a good shovel thou ha ha

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surfprado
Dec 28, 2014 9:53 pm
surfprado
jackie99
jackie99
23 December 2014

Adding photos to posts

Adding photos to posts

Just wanted to give everyone an update on the progress of our build - We're at lockup and our independent report came back quite good! Only a few small issues and our SS…

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jackie99
Dec 23, 2014 11:29 am
CC101
CC101
23 December 2014

Crossover

Crossover

they are identical - except thickness

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CC101
Dec 23, 2014 12:45 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
22 December 2014

Picking a Perth builder

Picking a Perth builder

I wouldn't rely on a review of one builder you built with 30 years ago. Over 30 years they will have changed management and staff ten times over. Every builder has good…

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Beazley77
Dec 22, 2014 4:53 pm
Beazley77
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 December 2014

Water proofing statement of compliance

Water proofing statement of compliance

I'm constantly amazed at the different rules and regs between the states when so much of it should be at a national level. Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 22, 2014 3:52 pm


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