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MrBee
MrBee
10 August 2015

What Does "Reconfiguring A Lot' Mean?

What Does "Reconfiguring A Lot' Mean?

Sometimes it can be changing a lot from normal house to duplex etc

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MrBee
Aug 10, 2015 6:18 pm
MrBee
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 August 2015

Individual Liability

Individual Liability

You don't have to name individuals either, they only need to be identifiable by the post's comments. Costs when suing for defamation can be very high and a financial loss…

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SaveH2O
Aug 10, 2015 2:49 pm
SaveH2O
Joker
Joker
10 August 2015

CasaView Schofileds - Payment Terms?

CasaView Schofileds - Payment Terms?

Love it when they state standard HIA contract , a contract drawn up by a builders group to favour guess who.

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Joker
Aug 10, 2015 2:03 am
Philip_J
Philip_J
9 August 2015

Does clear Laserlite let through enough lite for passive hea

Does clear Laserlite let through enough lite for passive hea

Thanks for the replies everyone. Something to consider with the angles. Might look into vegolas

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Philip_J
Aug 09, 2015 11:02 pm
Handy007
Handy007
6 August 2015

My PC checklist

My PC checklist

Hi Handy007 I quite often give check lists to clients but these accompany my own structural drawing, 3D Models, simulations and…

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Handy007
Aug 06, 2015 9:30 pm
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Handy007
Aug 06, 2015 9:27 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
6 August 2015

Hebel power flooring system

Hebel power flooring system

Where you building? Are you owner builder? Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk viewtopic.php?f=31&t=75739&p=1299716#p1299716

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Building4my3tots
Aug 06, 2015 9:03 pm
Building4my3tots
goody59
goody59
6 August 2015

Tempering Valves - Water too cold!

Tempering Valves - Water too cold!

If you can, get your plumber to locate the tempering valve. Remove the plastic cap and use a spanner to turn the adjuster as far as possible in the direction of the hot…

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goody59
Aug 06, 2015 10:09 am
goody59
rajy13
rajy13
5 August 2015

Soil removal needed

Soil removal needed

advertised on gumtree and facebook and few other sites.

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rajy13
Aug 05, 2015 12:33 pm
pixieshore
pixieshore
4 August 2015

Exterior revamp

Exterior revamp

Hi, I would like some guidance as to what trade would be able to add a verandah/awning to our 1950's house. Its a post war red brick house, not very pretty, with a…

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pixieshore
Aug 04, 2015 10:39 pm
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Matt1
Aug 04, 2015 8:50 pm
Matt1
BBear
BBear
4 August 2015

Solid Timber Flooring Thickness

Solid Timber Flooring Thickness

Thanks JB1 will be sticking over plywood. Some manufacturers only make the timber in 13mm and not 12mm and vice versa, so i guess it comes down to price if there is no…

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BBear
Aug 04, 2015 4:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2015

Designing Sustainable Tropical Home - Cairns

Designing Sustainable Tropical Home - Cairns

Hi awratten Personally I think you will have a problem with that unsupported cantilever roof You might want to consider adding/designing in an exoskeleton triangulated…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2015 12:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
bpratt
bpratt
3 August 2015

Water storage. How much did you have?

Water storage. How much did you have?

31500 litres. Minimum required for the estate, but more than enough for us, as we're used to living on tank water.

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bpratt
Aug 03, 2015 5:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 August 2015

Lifting or digging down in double brick home.

Lifting or digging down in double brick home.

Are you on a sloping block or is it just that the lower of the two floors doesn't comply for height? You should post some photos so we can see what your situation is. If…

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Stewie D
Aug 03, 2015 11:48 am
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Chi Chi 1
Aug 03, 2015 11:22 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
2 August 2015

Distance between island bench and couch / dining Table?

Distance between island bench and couch / dining Table?

It depends on how the island is used. If there are going to be seats at it, then you need to allow extra for them to be used. Apart from that, I'd go for 1m minimum, but…

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oneJohn
Aug 02, 2015 9:39 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
oneJohn
2 August 2015

Double glazed windows with poor noise insulation

Double glazed windows with poor noise insulation

For optimal noise reduction, the glass panes should have a large separation, which is not optimal for thermal double-glazing. For noise, people will often leave the…

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oneJohn
Aug 02, 2015 9:34 pm
oneJohn
Liliana
Liliana
2 August 2015

Victorian building surveyors O.A.G. report.

Victorian building surveyors O.A.G. report.

Interesting article from the Age Save H20. Regarding the following: In one case, he said, the council had discovered that the office of a private building…

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Liliana
Aug 02, 2015 2:42 pm
jas0nt
jas0nt
2 August 2015

$103 to Upgrade PP to Include USB?

$103 to Upgrade PP to Include USB?

Yeah I thought the same SBG But USB seems to have taken hold for the majority of items so I doubt the actually style will change…

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jas0nt
Aug 02, 2015 1:27 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
2 August 2015

Extra Safety Switch for Exhaust Heat Light

Extra Safety Switch for Exhaust Heat Light

As a comparison it cost me $650 for 2 back in 2006. . . . although I wouldn't have one again. (To see why check out this link:

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Roomeat
Aug 02, 2015 3:45 am
Roomeat
kylie40
kylie40
1 August 2015

Did you build a 3 or 4 bedroom house and why?

Did you build a 3 or 4 bedroom house and why?

I'm very curious as to whether people value living space, bedrooms or yard space more. I guess I'm greedy because I want lots of all…

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kylie40
Aug 01, 2015 6:05 pm
kylie40
Roomeat
Roomeat
29 July 2015

Neighbours Using My Block For Fill

Neighbours Using My Block For Fill

Its a pretty simple task to look up the owner details of a block of land. Or go ask the developers. Blocks got a SOLD sign on it so the developers would have our details…

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Roomeat
Jul 29, 2015 11:52 pm
Roomeat
PEARZ
PEARZ
29 July 2015

Termite/pest inspection in Sydney

Termite/pest inspection in Sydney

Victoria, $180 just for inspection!! $228 for treatment... lol

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PEARZ
Jul 29, 2015 10:11 pm
PEARZ
qebtel
qebtel
27 July 2015

Can anyone tell me what these are called?

Can anyone tell me what these are called?

Various timber merchants specialise in this sort of stuff.

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qebtel
Jul 27, 2015 1:22 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 July 2015

Help: Storm water discharge to street in wrong spot

Help: Storm water discharge to street in wrong spot

Why dont you know where the pipe is? You havent been onsite to supervise? Big mistake. Someone there will know where it is laying. Ask them The pipe should have been…

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qebtel
Jul 27, 2015 1:17 pm
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
24 July 2015

How much over list price should I expect?

How much over list price should I expect?

We've picked the base price, upgraded to include the best inclusion package and "most" site costs. It could technically finish the house, with the inside inclusions being…

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Just3ofus
Jul 24, 2015 8:10 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
22 July 2015

sewer pipes

sewer pipes

Hi do you have anything relating to requirements in 2007 VBA sayingthis only applied in later codes? Cheers Dean According to the…

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kassan1973
Jul 23, 2015 12:39 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
22 July 2015

Plastering Ceiling advise please

Plastering Ceiling advise please

The main problem here is that the trusses have probably been designed for roof load only. As others have said, plasterboard and insulation add weight to an…

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oldchippy
Jul 22, 2015 3:57 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
22 July 2015

Insulating a shed roof with polystyrene

Insulating a shed roof with polystyrene

I think ill go with Foilboard (25-30mm), as mentioned above, with a 10-20mm gap would be a good idea.. i think Foilboard works out cheaper than…

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Crazyk
Jul 22, 2015 11:27 am
Crazyk
TomCat
TomCat
21 July 2015

Facade colour

Facade colour
1, 2

Great, agree! Thanks for the tiler detail :D

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TomCat
Jul 21, 2015 10:50 pm
TomCat

ive seen lots of displays homes with outdoor fireplaces. and they look AMAZINGGGGGGG!!!! im not sure how warm they would be though, as ive never experienced one, outside…

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datambo
Jul 21, 2015 6:16 pm
datambo
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
20 July 2015

Fencing/pipe issues on boundary line

Fencing/pipe issues on boundary line

I'd be getting the neighbour to sort it out with the council. If he says it is a series of pipes that disperse to a council approved system then…

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ShannaLK
Jul 20, 2015 2:02 pm
ShannaLK
extendingdave
extendingdave
19 July 2015

Concrete Curing

Concrete Curing

We just poured last Thursday. Will be leaving it for a little over a week before we mark out our ICF wall positions, and chemset in internal wall starter bars. By the time…

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extendingdave
Jul 19, 2015 8:32 pm
Handy007
Handy007
19 July 2015

Void under slab soil erosion Help

Void under slab soil erosion Help

HI 6banga, How are you getting on about this problem?

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Handy007
Jul 19, 2015 10:29 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
18 July 2015

$78 for LED downlight install(labour only)

$78 for LED downlight install(labour only)

Just get Coral to put a junction box in each room, garage, porch, alfresco, verandah etc and get your own sparky to install after handover? Or leave coral to put a bayonet…

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Beazley77
Jul 18, 2015 12:51 pm
Beazley77
BrandonZoe
BrandonZoe
17 July 2015

Vertical or Horizontal Wall Switch position?

Vertical or Horizontal Wall Switch position?

Hi All, Growing up, my parents house had the wall light switches in the vertical position and so that was the norm for me. Noticing some display homes have them facing the…

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BrandonZoe
Jul 17, 2015 4:59 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 July 2015

Painting plaster

Painting plaster

If you are talking hard set plaster on brick walls as opposed to plasterboard then yeah you should wait a fair amount of time. If the bricks at any time during your build…

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Stewie D
Jul 17, 2015 4:45 pm
Liliana
Liliana
17 July 2015

Changes to domestic building insurance in Victoria

Changes to domestic building insurance in Victoria

The VBA Mail of the 16 July http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3d6 ... abae5fd123 flags some changes to domestic building insurance from the 1 July 2015 and I…

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Liliana
Jul 17, 2015 11:32 am
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
16 July 2015

Staircase query - Bullnose vs square treads for carpet?

Staircase query - Bullnose vs square treads for carpet?

Apparently not so easy to go from bullnose to square. A mate of mine had to do it and he said it was a hassle, but doable.

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iverson_iii
Jul 16, 2015 6:50 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 July 2015

Bilge pumps (experience and recommendation)

Bilge pumps (experience and recommendation)

I would say that bilge pumps won't be up to the job as they are meant to operate at a fairly low head (typically 1-2m) Looking at the Seaflow pump data they seem to have…

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bashworth
Jul 15, 2015 10:06 pm
bashworth
MrsJM
MrsJM
15 July 2015

'Fall' from bath to service void?

'Fall' from bath to service void?

They didn't mention any bulkhead in the dining below as it stands/ I thought there would just be a square column in that corner. Will have to check that. Thanks as usual…

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MrsJM
Jul 15, 2015 10:59 am
MrsJM
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 July 2015

Certifier costs

Certifier costs

The council offers unbiased inspections, long term support and record keeping. They have direct access to records in case of future building issues. I was…

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Stewie D
Jul 14, 2015 9:53 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
14 July 2015

Bora downdraft rangehood

Bora downdraft rangehood

My friend installed it at her place. She loves it. Very easy to clean, just put the filter in the dishwasher. the vent went under her house since her house was on piers…

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Building4my3tots
Jul 14, 2015 1:08 pm
Building4my3tots
MezariOz
MezariOz
14 July 2015

Mould behind skirting boards 1 week after handover

Mould behind skirting boards 1 week after handover

Fair call, although worried about those more sinister issues since our builder was semi dodgie and liked to cut corners. The wall being south facing and not having direct…

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MezariOz
Jul 14, 2015 11:30 am
housebythewater
housebythewater
14 July 2015

HELP with Kitchen/Floor colours before Prestart Thur 15/5

HELP with Kitchen/Floor colours before Prestart Thur 15/5

Thanks for that. I haven't committed yet, but I have decided not to go with Soft Apparition for fear of it looking lavender at times. The Cape Horn looks like a lovely…

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housebythewater
Jul 14, 2015 2:59 am
housebythewater
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
13 July 2015

Smell question :/

Smell question :/

ahh hahah thats ur problem right there!

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rebuilder86
Jul 13, 2015 10:06 pm
Handy007
Handy007
13 July 2015

Concrete Apron Around House - How Much?

Concrete Apron Around House - How Much?

Yes. I need 48m2. How much per metre square? And I believe it should be part of the building standards, on soil such as mine, as…

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Handy007
Jul 13, 2015 10:00 pm


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