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ausnix
ausnix
15 January 2017

Lochaven Cranbourne West

Lochaven Cranbourne West

Hi all. Long time lurker first time poster. Is anyone building or about to build in the Lochaven estate in Cranbourne West. What experience have you had with your bank and…

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ausnix
Jan 15, 2017 7:18 pm
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Corallake
Jan 15, 2017 8:01 am
Corallake
Orpheus
Orpheus
13 January 2017

Elandra Homes

Elandra Homes

I am interested in elandra homes as well. The elanora design is very nice. @Orph Build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Home Furniture: viewtopic.php?t=80551 Technology…

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Orpheus
Jan 13, 2017 6:45 am
Orpheus
jackkiek
jackkiek
11 January 2017

concrete piers or screw steel piles?

concrete piers or screw steel piles?

Both are good but I would but I would like to suggest you to survey perfectly before deciding.

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jackkiek
Jan 11, 2017 1:31 am
deeps
deeps
9 January 2017

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

What an absolute pain! Surely they need to make roofspaces trafficable for future work/maintenance etc.

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deeps
Jan 09, 2017 11:35 am
building-expert
building-expert
9 January 2017

PROVISIONAL SUM ALLOWANCES

PROVISIONAL SUM ALLOWANCES

I would like to think that most builders are ethical but the lure of big bucks can corrupt morals very quickly in some. Yes PS can be difficult and the client can easily…

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building-expert
Jan 08, 2017 11:53 pm
building-expert
Berek
Berek
5 January 2017

Style of home

Style of home

You need to get the link to the picture (hosted elsewhere) and use the full editor when posting. It has the img or url button to insert the link.

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Berek
Jan 05, 2017 7:06 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
5 January 2017

Triton Super Jaws

Triton Super Jaws

G'day, Thank you for the User Manual. I had seen that but mine was an older model. A young man came to have a look to see what was wrong. I have to use a Screw Driver to…

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Perry the Pom
Jan 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Perry the Pom
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
4 January 2017

Colorbond Sheets Melbourne

Colorbond Sheets Melbourne

Just wondering if anyone knows of suppliers of colorbond sheeting in Melbourne that are open? I only need a small quantity - 5 sheets of around 1500mm x 300mm in flat…

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vgolfoz
Jan 04, 2017 12:13 pm
qebtel
qebtel
3 January 2017

How to deal with substandard electrical work

How to deal with substandard electrical work

Simply unbelievable! It would have taken less time to glue some plywood down onto the ceiling gyprock to screw the lighten betten to, instead of what he did. Im not a…

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qebtel
Jan 03, 2017 9:27 am

Just before painting a wall, I wiped it down with damp cloths to remove any dust, insects etc. Dust was mainly a problem near the bottom of the walls. I painted during…

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Beetaloo
Dec 28, 2016 5:24 pm
Beetaloo
rendan7979
rendan7979
24 December 2016

Council d/a Mittagong

Council d/a Mittagong

Hi guys we are building with Mcdonald jones in mittagong, our plans are with council has anyone had any experience with Wingercarabee council and how long did plans take to pass?

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rendan7979
Dec 24, 2016 6:12 am
jol0
jol0
22 December 2016

Recommend a cleaner- parramatta area

Recommend a cleaner- parramatta area

Cannot recommend a cleaner but can recommend the cleaning products they should use that are bleach free and safe to use. Call Juana at Nature Direct on 0488 345 620 for…

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jol0
Dec 22, 2016 2:59 pm
tjbu
tjbu
22 December 2016

Renovation - Is an early progress claim legal?

Renovation - Is an early progress claim legal?

Hi all, I'm more than half way through an extension with a builder. In the recent weeks, it's all becoming a bit tense due to poor workmanship delivered. So far we've…

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tjbu
Dec 22, 2016 1:43 pm
jhiace
jhiace
21 December 2016

Decking merbau vs ekodeck

Decking merbau vs ekodeck

I am in the same boat.. I did get told that BBQ oil splatter stains and doesn't come out of ekodeck which concerns me!

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jhiace
Dec 21, 2016 9:27 am
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Beazley77
Dec 20, 2016 7:31 pm
Beazley77
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

In the spirit of Xmas and forgiveness

In the spirit of Xmas and forgiveness

chrimbo bonus :)

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 12:33 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

NBN Not ready?

NBN Not ready?

i would get the conduit put in as there is always an option for cable as well. which is now part of the nbn

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

Dulux Malay grey OR Western Myall? What's the difference?

Dulux Malay grey OR Western Myall? What's the difference?

wow i would llike to know as well. too many greays grays greys

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 12:30 pm
Turtle1
jstlearning
jstlearning
19 December 2016

ANTI-GLARE Wall wraps

ANTI-GLARE Wall wraps

Hi, :? What exactly is antiglare wall wrap? ie what is the difference between an ANTI-GLARE wall wrap & just a wall wrap? how does it work ? :?

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jstlearning
Dec 19, 2016 10:52 am
arcachon
arcachon
19 December 2016

Stanley Stud Finder

Stanley Stud Finder

When in doubt, throw it out.* (*normally applies to old items in the fridge)

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arcachon
Dec 19, 2016 10:11 am
arcachon
arcachon
19 December 2016

How flexible are the major home companies on materials?

How flexible are the major home companies on materials?

Doesn't necessarily have to be a boutique builder. You could take that design to many builders and ask if they have something similar that can be modified to suit. …

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arcachon
Dec 19, 2016 8:31 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
18 December 2016

Solar power rental

Solar power rental

Is it a "rent to own" offer? Or just plain rental? A 5kW system would cost about $5000 (roughly). So $155 per month, if you used your own money, would pay it off in 33…

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 18, 2016 11:00 am
1960sModernistHome
occxlr8ed
occxlr8ed
16 December 2016

Bathroom renovation + Addition: Preston Victoria

Bathroom renovation + Addition: Preston Victoria

I am looking to refresh a current main/ensuite bathroom, and also transform a current laundry into a second bathroom, and create a euro laundry or concealed laundry within…

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occxlr8ed
Dec 16, 2016 2:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 December 2016

second fix

second fix

Check out this link http://anewhouse.com.au/2014/07/fixing- ... spections/

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bashworth
Dec 12, 2016 6:05 pm
bashworth
mgilla
mgilla
12 December 2016

Issues with nail pops

Issues with nail pops

It depends on the ability of the person doing the repair. A competent painter should be able to blend in the patch without it being evident.

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mgilla
Dec 12, 2016 5:43 pm
Joker
Joker
12 December 2016

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

Any updates on your situation , hopefully some good news.

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Joker
Dec 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Harpies
Harpies
11 December 2016

Verandah Roof Upward Slope

Verandah Roof Upward Slope

The other thing about valley gutters (which is what you would have) is that if there is a hail storm and the valley fills with ice, the rain that comes after will flood…

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Harpies
Dec 11, 2016 3:22 pm
Allrisk
Allrisk
8 December 2016

Online Owner Builders Course

Online Owner Builders Course

Hi, this site lists quite a few options for owner-builder training courses : http://owner-builder.com.au/

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Allrisk
Dec 08, 2016 6:26 pm
Allrisk
oldchippy
oldchippy
7 December 2016

How to establish post heights with a laser level.

How to establish post heights with a laser level.

Every post or stump must have 100-150mm of concrete under it. In your situation where you have a number of posts and you want the tops to all be level and you want to do…

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oldchippy
Dec 07, 2016 5:09 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
6 December 2016

Raised ceiling throughout or raked ceiling in open plan area

Raised ceiling throughout or raked ceiling in open plan area

We compromised and instead of having fully raked for the whole area, we have had drawings done for part raked (the alfresco and dining along the West side), then the rest…

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First_Timer_Ray
Dec 06, 2016 2:56 pm
First_Timer_Ray
COLORBOND(R) steel
COLORBOND(R) steel
6 December 2016

boundary fence question

boundary fence question

It does sound expensive. We would suggest contacting either LYSAGHT or Dunn & Farrugia for comparative quotes Regards, Peter (COLORBOND® steel)

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COLORBOND(R) steel
Dec 06, 2016 1:20 pm
COLORBOND(R) steel
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tr35ka
Dec 04, 2016 7:06 am
building-expert
building-expert
4 December 2016

Even simple dilapidation inspection can turn into drama!

Even simple dilapidation inspection can turn into drama!

This week I was engaged for dilapidation inspection and report on a older dwelling that was next to major domestic development. Owners wisely decided that the condition of…

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building-expert
Dec 04, 2016 7:03 am
building-expert
tr35ka
tr35ka
4 December 2016

Loan advice

Loan advice

Hi! Our deposits paid counted towards our deposit. With ours we had to have 10% of the total loan amount. We were lucky that our valuation came in higher than purchase…

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tr35ka
Dec 04, 2016 7:01 am
Stovey
Stovey
4 December 2016

Painting pine wood fascias and bargeboards

Painting pine wood fascias and bargeboards

Am building a skillion roofed pine timber frame and hardie clad house on stumps in Augusta WA ...was wanting to know if the blue primed pine barge and fascia boards ( H3…

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Stovey
Dec 04, 2016 12:06 am
SteveHow
SteveHow
3 December 2016

Carport construction help (Getting Started)

Carport construction help (Getting Started)

Sorry for the late reply. I got side tracked with another important task. Thanks everyone for responding and helpful advice. Just in the way of an update.......I…

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SteveHow
Dec 03, 2016 4:02 pm
pool100
pool100
3 December 2016

Rumpus or Alfresco

Rumpus or Alfresco

Thanks all for your opinion. Think I will go with the rumpus.

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pool100
Dec 03, 2016 4:00 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
2 December 2016

renovate or demolish and build

renovate or demolish and build

If you go for a small single level style home, a project home company might be between 200-300k and for something custom maybe 400k. Factor in planning and approvals and…

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Our Build123
Dec 02, 2016 7:05 am
Our Build123
MattnSha
MattnSha
1 December 2016

Help!! Needed. Granny flat build going on 18months now...

Help!! Needed. Granny flat build going on 18months now...

Hi everyone, Site newbies here looking for some information and help. My name is Matt and my wife is Shadhna. Just a little back ground information ... For the past…

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MattnSha
Dec 01, 2016 9:44 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
1 December 2016

How to tell registered builder

How to tell registered builder

Same in NSW, you can perform a licence check on Fair trading website. Kind Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Dec 01, 2016 8:16 pm
Our Build123
ausdesign
ausdesign
1 December 2016

Choosing the right block of land

Choosing the right block of land

After you've had a look at Marks page have a look through our 'Australian Dream' series of articles. There may be some info that is relevant.

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ausdesign
Dec 01, 2016 8:03 pm
ausdesign
incurl
incurl
1 December 2016

How much money did you get back from your Tender quote?

How much money did you get back from your Tender quote?

Hi guys, first time building, just going through finalizing the tender with a builder we want to go with. However since its on a sloping block plus no gas available, there…

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incurl
Dec 01, 2016 12:35 pm
building-expert
building-expert
30 November 2016

Advice and opinions please

Advice and opinions please

The short answer is that builder is not allowed to vary works for his convenience without your consent. Builder cannot charge extra for his mistakes and cannot get…

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building-expert
Nov 30, 2016 8:25 am
building-expert
1200
1200
29 November 2016

building insurance NRMA is the best?

building insurance NRMA is the best?

NRMA just changed thier policy. sounds good EXCLUSIONS FOR ALL COVER (PAGE 53) We have made a change to the ‘Exclusions for all cover’ wording on page 53 of the…

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1200
Nov 29, 2016 8:23 pm
limefroggy
limefroggy
29 November 2016

Front fence - advice

Front fence - advice

Anyone?

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limefroggy
Nov 29, 2016 9:15 am
limefroggy
Joker
Joker
28 November 2016

When is variation not a variation?

When is variation not a variation?

Brilliant example of why home owners need someone on their side who knows your rights better than builder and owner, but boy is choosing the right person important and I…

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Joker
Nov 28, 2016 12:01 pm

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