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Hello Guys, We are widening our driveway so have done the first part of knocking down the part of wall ( i.e excavation). Here is before and after image : …

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thehuntbegins
Nov 02, 2015 1:09 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
2 November 2015

Neighbour Unhappy - Building close to boundary

Neighbour Unhappy - Building close to boundary
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I recall that one of the reasons to seek neighbour acceptance for boundary walls is that the builders ask for permission to access across the boundary to actually build…

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oneJohn
Nov 02, 2015 11:07 am
oneJohn
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
1 November 2015

3 month old house, many cracks on cornices. Is it normal?

3 month old house, many cracks on cornices. Is it normal?

I would put this in writing with supporting photo evidence & request that they inspect & monitor the house for movement. You need to advise IN WRITING & keep diary notes…

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Slab Heave Recipient
Nov 01, 2015 8:56 pm
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homa2020a
Nov 01, 2015 6:08 pm
homa2020a
aussieta
aussieta
1 November 2015

New estate (not on google maps) Mail/Post question

New estate (not on google maps) Mail/Post question

i was the only house in the street and postie left mail on doorstep as i didnt even have a letterbox yet after a few weeks they left a note saying if i didn't get a…

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aussieta
Nov 01, 2015 8:39 am
aussieta
Shaun Pillai
Shaun Pillai
31 October 2015

Blum Tandembox or Hettich Arcitech

Blum Tandembox or Hettich Arcitech

Hi all , I initially looked at the Blum Tandembox(30kg) but the distributor in our area are a pain to deal with. They're unfriendly and slow to respond. They also only…

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Shaun Pillai
Oct 31, 2015 10:39 pm
Daz_
Daz_
31 October 2015

Kitchen and bathroom taps

Kitchen and bathroom taps

ohhh I assumed it was a shower mixer but maybe its not? If its just a basin mixer then its a straight swapover with whatever you choose!

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Daz_
Oct 31, 2015 5:14 pm
Daz_
CiNnY
CiNnY
30 October 2015

sealing tile grout ?

sealing tile grout ?

Yes seal it! We used Ardex FG8 too and had to have it cleaned and sealed not long ago

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CiNnY
Oct 30, 2015 4:44 pm
33amc
33amc
30 October 2015

is this damage of timber joist acceptable?

is this damage of timber joist acceptable?

That's pretty normal and won't be a problem. It's more annoying for the carpenter than anything because he either has to clean out the groove or put it aside to use as an…

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33amc
Oct 30, 2015 11:42 am
LordS
LordS
29 October 2015

Shower bases will be bedded - what that means?

Shower bases will be bedded - what that means?

You can indeed. You put in a smaller height floor joist to that section and then pack it up on site so that the finished level is the same as the remaining floors once…

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LordS
Oct 29, 2015 7:39 pm
LordS
LordS
29 October 2015

Stormwater subdivision - help?

Stormwater subdivision - help?

A charged system caters for roof catchment. It won't assist with any additional paving or reduction in pervious ground cover or behind retaining walls etc (if applicable).…

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LordS
Oct 29, 2015 7:37 pm
homa2020a
homa2020a
29 October 2015

Labour Cost per Sqm for decking

Labour Cost per Sqm for decking

Thank you everyone for the response.

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homa2020a
Oct 29, 2015 2:44 pm
homa2020a
Yarborough
Yarborough
29 October 2015

*Experience w/ Montgomery even if you chose NOT to build*

*Experience w/ Montgomery even if you chose NOT to build*

I've sent you a PM. Let me know if you don't get it as they seem to sit in the Outbox for ages.

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Yarborough
Oct 29, 2015 10:03 am
Yarborough
ddarroch
ddarroch
26 October 2015

Home plan help !!!

Home plan help !!!

As Beazley77 aludes to, orientation is important. Usually you want living areas to the north. So bedrooms to the south or east is good. Minimise western windows, good to…

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ddarroch
Oct 26, 2015 10:34 pm
qebtel
qebtel
26 October 2015

Building appeals board (Vic) experiences?

Building appeals board (Vic) experiences?

An appeal shouldn't be based on a gung ho win at all costs attitude. Dispensations (relaxations) are usually given where the outcome doesnt affect anyone else…

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qebtel
Oct 26, 2015 6:09 pm
leni
leni
25 October 2015

Square set ceiling

Square set ceiling
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Wow such a huge variation in price!

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leni
Oct 25, 2015 9:55 pm
leni
GSP07R
GSP07R
24 October 2015

Sydney Home Show - October.

Sydney Home Show - October.

i think that was a different expo.

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GSP07R
Oct 24, 2015 7:48 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 October 2015

The "How long is a piece of string" thread.....

The "How long is a piece of string" thread.....

You won't find a definitive answer as there are too many variables with renovation work. New houses are a totally different beast. You can work out a total cost per sq m…

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Stewie D
Oct 22, 2015 7:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 October 2015

Concrete path crack, who's fault?

Concrete path crack, who's fault?

Unfortunately, there isn't much more you can do except wait and see if its gets worse or if further new cracking occurs, it is a case of determining why, how and who is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 22, 2015 6:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Kari1
Kari1
21 October 2015

Balconies, do you use yours?

Balconies, do you use yours?

you should have enough space for that moreover a great view too. Balcony will let cool breeze in, which will help whenever its warm inside. Above all it will give your…

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Kari1
Oct 21, 2015 4:21 pm
rocksteady
rocksteady
21 October 2015

Painting Render...

Painting Render...

Thanks for the reply guys, its Dulux Shale Grey…. and in some areas I can see where…

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rocksteady
Oct 21, 2015 9:17 am
rocksteady
Team PD
Team PD
20 October 2015

New Display Open- Craigieburn

New Display Open- Craigieburn

Hi All, I would like to let those interested know we have another new display now open in Aston Estate, Craigieburn, with the Bermuda,Dunedin and Marbella floorplans on…

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Team PD
Oct 20, 2015 2:27 pm
Team PD
MnT
MnT
20 October 2015

Raked ceilings,anyone ??

Raked ceilings,anyone ??

No what I meant is that the raked ceiling might be a waste of a statement if it was only in a secondary room as you won't be using it as much as as your living areas.

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MnT
Oct 20, 2015 10:03 am
MnT
chica
chica
18 October 2015

BAL29 rating. Building in high fire risk area.

BAL29 rating. Building in high fire risk area.

we are in a BAL FZ. Yes we had the same excuse given by RFS re you are more likely to close a door than a window. As we had to have shutters on all our opening doors and…

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chica
Oct 18, 2015 10:13 pm
d@n
d@n
17 October 2015

Exterior render colour ???

Exterior render colour ???

Creams are generally quite light. You may prefer Papebark or if you want something lighter (Wattyl) Kosciusko Pebble.

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d@n
Oct 17, 2015 7:13 am
wesky
wesky
17 October 2015

Fence Contractor in Keilor East,VIC

Fence Contractor in Keilor East,VIC

No idea about fencing - it's a bit hit and miss in the western suburbs. I've used two and both were not simple. Nicole - use CDC homes. Theyre in Keilor at Arabin plaza.…

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wesky
Oct 16, 2015 11:48 pm
Conifers
Conifers
16 October 2015

Pls show me your Colorbond Basalt garage door

Pls show me your Colorbond Basalt garage door

Thanks. I'll try and remember to post a photo here, think the garage door is one of the last things done. viewtopic.php?t=78112

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Conifers
Oct 16, 2015 4:35 pm
Ottmaister
Ottmaister
15 October 2015

Metal Roof Flashing Insulation

Metal Roof Flashing Insulation

A bit more research lead me to this site: https://www.metalroofingonline.com.au/33-foam-strips It just means I have to drill out the apron rivets, insert the foam and…

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Ottmaister
Oct 15, 2015 9:47 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
15 October 2015

Demolition and unexpected asbestos

Demolition and unexpected asbestos

So the supposed laborious task of taking off bricks was quick. Started at 7.30 this morning and had one wall down in 30 seconds (filmed by the neighbour). Got a text from…

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MrsJM
Oct 15, 2015 3:41 pm
MrsJM
verb
verb
15 October 2015

Do you regret building a smaller home?

Do you regret building a smaller home?
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My aim if we end up building is 4x4m for the minor bedrooms, but that includes space for a built in robe. I want those rooms to be able to fit a queen bed and bedside…

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verb
Oct 15, 2015 1:42 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
14 October 2015

313mm x 313mm Floor Tile Search

313mm x 313mm Floor Tile Search

@JRD post a pic. I'm about to pull up some tiles that sound similar so not sure how many you need

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Crazyk
Oct 14, 2015 7:31 pm
Crazyk
Beazley77
Beazley77
13 October 2015

Conduit Heights

Conduit Heights

Makes sense to me :-) just remember that if you're planning on shoving cat 6 cable or an HDMI cable down the conduit you might want a larger diameter conduit to allow for the…

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Beazley77
Oct 13, 2015 10:48 pm
Beazley77
Mr Bardia
Mr Bardia
13 October 2015

What are noggings and how to install them?

What are noggings and how to install them?

Definitely put some in where you will be hanging things, which is everywhere! Im re gyp-rocking our whole house and adding them while i go, its very handy. Really beefed…

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Mr Bardia
Oct 13, 2015 7:54 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
13 October 2015

Comparing Inclusions

Comparing Inclusions

I don't know of any websites that will help you with that sort of thing. My best tip is focus on floor plan (the less you have to change the floor plan the more you…

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aloenyx
Oct 13, 2015 4:41 pm
aloenyx
MrBee
MrBee
12 October 2015

FC all over facade?

FC all over facade?

Drop the facade and drop the render. Ask for standard bricks suitable for render and flush mortar. Then get it rendered after hand over for prob half the quoted cost.…

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MrBee
Oct 12, 2015 5:42 pm
MrBee
justme15
justme15
11 October 2015

Any recommendation for side gate installer/builder?

Any recommendation for side gate installer/builder?

Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this... I am looking someone to build a side gate (entry straight to our backyard). There will probably be some minor landscaping work…

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justme15
Oct 11, 2015 8:23 pm
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
11 October 2015

Surfmist colour

Surfmist colour

I'm going to see if my builder can give me some addresses that have it so I can see it in the flesh! I can't commit til I've seen it! The bricks are Glenfern we are using…

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Houseandhorse
Oct 11, 2015 1:00 pm
Houseandhorse
ChrisHeli
ChrisHeli
11 October 2015

Waldorf (Porter Davis) or Milano (Carlisle Homes)

Waldorf (Porter Davis) or Milano (Carlisle Homes)

Hello everyone, I need your advice. I am in the process of selecting our new home. I kind of really like both of them. I really want to…

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ChrisHeli
Oct 11, 2015 11:22 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
10 October 2015

Sydney developer wins right to void 37 first-home buyers' co

Sydney developer wins right to void 37 first-home buyers' co

Well then it should be more like the commercial side of building where performance bonds are needed. The issue is I think that the building industry is always funded by…

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AussieMark
Oct 10, 2015 3:36 pm
rk7
rk7
10 October 2015

termites noticed...need some advice urgently

termites noticed...need some advice urgently

Thanks for all the replies…I got another guy to check it out today…he used a moisture meter which sensed activity in that area…I know as i sighted them already...and…

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rk7
Oct 10, 2015 2:52 pm
BOAK
BOAK
9 October 2015

Springlands Plumpton 3335

Springlands Plumpton 3335

Hi everyone, long time follower first time poster and joiner. Seeking any information about the Springlands Estate in Plumpton as to when they might be titled and what…

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BOAK
Oct 09, 2015 2:07 pm
shellby
shellby
9 October 2015

Position of house on block

Position of house on block

We have moved our house right to the side of our block as far as allowed - which for us is 2m. This way we have a large side yard for the kids to play as the house goes to…

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shellby
Oct 09, 2015 10:52 am
shellby
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rebuilder86
Oct 08, 2015 11:08 pm
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bubblynutter
Oct 08, 2015 9:51 pm

Here's the latest.... They said.... "The floor pipe in the slab is 110mm by using 180mm of wall we have ample room to turn the pipe, any less…

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MrsJM
Oct 07, 2015 2:43 pm
MrsJM
macca02
macca02
7 October 2015

Preparing sagging rafters for gyprocking

Preparing sagging rafters for gyprocking

Thanks old chippy! Yeh I'm not too sure what has gone on with the different heights of the rafters at the top plates, sounds like you could be on the money though. We're…

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macca02
Oct 07, 2015 12:12 pm
tezzab
tezzab
6 October 2015

Timber retaining walls need replacing

Timber retaining walls need replacing

Depends if you want to DIY or pro installation. Check your Council, but for many, under 1m won't require Engineering. Looks like you have choices in Perth . Some use…

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tezzab
Oct 06, 2015 8:51 pm
tezzab
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
5 October 2015

Metricon basic, how much more?

Metricon basic, how much more?

$1200 a Sqm is a good figure for bank valuation too

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Oct 05, 2015 5:26 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Insane
Insane
5 October 2015

Successful convenant variations

Successful convenant variations

Talk to them. If they are having difficulty shifting the blocks they may negotiate. Or you can find out from them what the purpose of that part of the covenant is - Do…

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Insane
Oct 05, 2015 4:04 pm


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