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Beetaloo
Beetaloo
25 November 2014

Fixing wooden shelving to Metal framed house

Fixing wooden shelving to Metal framed house

In my kitchen reno I did about 15 years ago, I lined the walls behind the cupboards with structural plywood (the plywood is fixed to studs). This way I did not need to…

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Beetaloo
Nov 25, 2014 11:24 am
Beetaloo
33amc
33amc
23 November 2014

Plywood bracing with m12 rod

Plywood bracing with m12 rod

Hi, Do they show a bracing table with calculated values? What is your wind rating? Generally speaking it should be an M12 bolt not rod. You don't need to necessarily…

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33amc
Nov 23, 2014 6:04 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 November 2014

LED downlighting effect on insulation effectiveness

LED downlighting effect on insulation effectiveness

I remember reading somewhere ( maybe even on these forums ) that if your insulation installation is 5% defective ie gaps, holes etc then you lose 50% of its effectiveness.…

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Stewie D
Nov 23, 2014 4:29 pm
seano
seano
21 November 2014

Getting carpets cleaned when moving out

Getting carpets cleaned when moving out

When we moved into our current house, the previous owners did the bare minimum. Oven wasn't cleaned, the rest of the kitchen was wiped down. Carpets weren't cleaned, but…

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seano
Nov 21, 2014 7:06 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 November 2014

Painting at pump room

Painting at pump room

Sería más fácil si usted hace esta pregunta en español o portugués? Sin saber lo que es la pintura original es el mayor problema. Puede que tenga que pintar el…

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Stewie D
Nov 21, 2014 5:41 pm
ThomasMaloney
ThomasMaloney
21 November 2014

Building New Home Survey

Building New Home Survey

Hope you managed to get enough people to fill in the survey for you. I agree with Stewie though. If the mods don't agree with your survey, they could root the whole thread…

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ThomasMaloney
Nov 21, 2014 3:02 pm
ThomasMaloney
ThomasMaloney
ThomasMaloney
21 November 2014

New Member - Rookie Renovator

New Member - Rookie Renovator

I agree with @travelbug here. It's one thing to get your house presentable, an entirely another to blow a bomb on getting everything done at one shot. Take your time, put…

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ThomasMaloney
Nov 21, 2014 3:01 pm
ThomasMaloney
deeps
deeps
19 November 2014

Cutting timber sleepers for retaining wall help !

Cutting timber sleepers for retaining wall help !

I've done this... I used retain it galvanised posts and used 2.4m lengths. Minimal cutting required as i placed the posts at the correct distance from the next one, using…

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deeps
Nov 19, 2014 4:38 pm
Zevlac
Zevlac
18 November 2014

Swimming pool maintenance during knock down rebuild?????

Swimming pool maintenance during knock down rebuild?????

Thanks for the advice, really appreciate it. I didn't think about tradies putting crap in but I guess you have a valid point there. The joys of building!

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Zevlac
Nov 18, 2014 8:19 pm
B STAR
B STAR
18 November 2014

Summer heat and ways to reduce it

Summer heat and ways to reduce it

Trees loose their leaves in autumn when things get cooler. They grow back in spring when it gets warmer.

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B STAR
Nov 18, 2014 3:25 pm
Melb01
Melb01
18 November 2014

Does anyone know what colour this garage door is?

Does anyone know what colour this garage door is?

I came across this by searching Caoba. I just rang B & D and she said she didn't know what Caoba Dawn was. They only call it Caoba. I want something quite chocolate and a…

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Melb01
Nov 18, 2014 3:08 pm
Melb01
SMH
SMH
17 November 2014

Advice please!!! What do I do?? Draftsman.....disaster!

Advice please!!! What do I do?? Draftsman.....disaster!

In reply to 'Joker" I have not mentioned 'working drawings' these were just 'Design Drawings' which consist of Floor Plan & elevations, we just needed these to submit to…

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SMH
Nov 17, 2014 9:00 pm
alexvale
alexvale
17 November 2014

Rawson upgrades

Rawson upgrades

Hi, rawson had a good standard range, we did do significant upgrades to the kitchen cabinets, carpet and changed to bamboo flooring. We also paid to upgrade for floor to…

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alexvale
Nov 17, 2014 12:37 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 November 2014

Can you retrofit Anticon roofing blanket on Colorbond roof?

Can you retrofit Anticon roofing blanket on Colorbond roof?

I think right now, my other option is to just COVER MY ROOF with solar panels! :D Since solar panels will have an air gap between the roof and…

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bashworth
Nov 17, 2014 5:32 am
bashworth
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Uniquesyd-gf
Nov 14, 2014 3:21 pm
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Handy007
Nov 13, 2014 8:09 pm
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
10 November 2014

Acquired land for KDR, but..

Acquired land for KDR, but..

Definitely get advice, can be done with her and you all on the loan - but it poses issues, not the least of which is exit strategy if you want or need to sell. It also…

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becjarrettdalton
Nov 10, 2014 10:23 pm
becjarrettdalton
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 November 2014

statutory 7 yr structural warranty void question

statutory 7 yr structural warranty void question

I guess this begs the question "did you design the beam size"..here in WA all beam designs need to be designed by engineers so in which case you would go back to the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 10, 2014 8:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
MEMORIAL
MEMORIAL
9 November 2014

Has anyone bought off Memorial Ave Kellyville NSW 2155

Has anyone bought off Memorial Ave Kellyville NSW 2155

Hi guys, this may be a long shot, but has anyone purchased land off a private developer on Memorial Ave KELLYVILLE NSW 2155? Purchased last year around October /November…

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MEMORIAL
Nov 09, 2014 5:48 pm
Yossarian
Yossarian
9 November 2014

Possible asbestos hot water lagging?

Possible asbestos hot water lagging?

:D thanks Stu, to be honest I panicked a little when I saw it, having been in there a few times already.

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Yossarian
Nov 09, 2014 4:51 pm
delatite13
delatite13
7 November 2014

LPG gas bottles

LPG gas bottles

We have 2 x 45kg bottles. Each lasts about the 18 month mark as we only have a gas cooktop. It has been about 12 mths since we last swapped a bottle and it was about the…

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delatite13
Nov 07, 2014 9:20 pm
delatite13
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sydshopper
Nov 07, 2014 9:09 pm
mgilla
mgilla
7 November 2014

How to install Fence Extension?

How to install Fence Extension?

Cut the 20cm timber on the extension back to 10cm. Sit the the extension on top of the fence with the now 10cm timber sitting down on the top rail. Knock on your neighbors…

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mgilla
Nov 07, 2014 5:54 pm
toadwarrior48
toadwarrior48
6 November 2014

State Demolition Review

State Demolition Review

We used state demolition for our house knock down, we would NOT recommend using them. They were recommended to us, despite not being the cheapest, however after our…

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toadwarrior48
Nov 06, 2014 7:47 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
6 November 2014

cutting house slab

cutting house slab

I was just thinking in that case they could use bunding absorber if they don't have to cut for too long.

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Crazyk
Nov 06, 2014 3:46 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
6 November 2014

Who's the most common builder

Who's the most common builder

Thanks Tristan yes that's what I was looking for

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Crazyk
Nov 06, 2014 11:27 am
Crazyk
mwccl
mwccl
5 November 2014

Recommend a building consultant/inspector in Perth

Recommend a building consultant/inspector in Perth

Hi, We used George Kallidis <georgekallidis@bigpond.com>. He did the inspections for our first house build and we've engaged him again for our…

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mwccl
Nov 05, 2014 5:21 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 November 2014

Please help builder screwing me up

Please help builder screwing me up

Agree + 2. You need to take all documentation to your solicitor ASAP. If any communication with this guy has been through emails then you need to print those out and take…

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Stewie D
Nov 05, 2014 4:20 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
4 November 2014

Why does timber laminate flooring needs expansion joint?

Why does timber laminate flooring needs expansion joint?

I'm having the same dilemma as the original Dr House one. :( I'm keen on having a particular laminate, the length of the house is 19 metres and I hate the look of expansion…

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yvonneh
Nov 04, 2014 9:10 am
digitalkiwi
digitalkiwi
4 November 2014

Please help me understand any implications moving a fence.

Please help me understand any implications moving a fence.

Thanks everyone, After speaking with the council we can move the fence up to 3m from the pavement, if we want to build higher than 1.5m (which we would) we would have to…

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digitalkiwi
Nov 04, 2014 8:12 am
digitalkiwi
frednerd
frednerd
4 November 2014

DIY House Plans

DIY House Plans

Beetalo: Thanks for your "story" -- it certainly has inspired me and I'll follow your path. Rufftuff: your post was the was the confirmation I needed. I'll search the…

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frednerd
Nov 04, 2014 5:55 am
stokmankate
stokmankate
3 November 2014

Scyon or weathertex cladding

Scyon or weathertex cladding

HI Tracey Thanks for the welcome and for searching older posts too:D Yes, its looking like Scyon and painting it all seems really daunting! We are doing a renovation…

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stokmankate
Nov 03, 2014 2:15 pm
embry24
embry24
3 November 2014

Building Inspections

Building Inspections

Thanks for the all the advice and information guys. I have a few avenues to explore so I will try a few and see what they lead to. Cheers

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embry24
Nov 03, 2014 9:30 am
Joker
Joker
1 November 2014

Garage Conversion Ideas

Garage Conversion Ideas

The more bedrooms you have the more living space you need,it certainly is a case by case yes or no,if your in a area where everyone has a double garage,then it would…

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Joker
Nov 01, 2014 6:57 pm
Joey_is_fair
Joey_is_fair
31 October 2014

HELP Building Contract / 5% Deposit before loan approved

HELP Building Contract / 5% Deposit before loan approved

That's fantastic news well done. Good luck. Let me know what the bank says

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Joey_is_fair
Oct 31, 2014 7:07 am
Tigermoth
Tigermoth
29 October 2014

Waterproofing and certificate

Waterproofing and certificate

How accurate does a waterproofing certificate need to be? (in Victoria) I have a waterproofing certificate that only mentions one bathroom but two bathrooms have been…

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Tigermoth
Oct 29, 2014 3:32 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
28 October 2014

Mandatory grid connection in Launceston

Mandatory grid connection in Launceston

I have no idea about Tasmania, but in South Australia one must be grid connected to get a Certificate of Occupancy unless you can demonstrate that Grid connection is…

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Beetaloo
Oct 28, 2014 7:57 pm
Beetaloo
Leens123
Leens123
28 October 2014

Looking for a building company

Looking for a building company

Has anyone ever dealt with budget builders direct? We are looking at purchasing a house and land package in Epping and are not sure who to go with. I have also contacted…

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Leens123
Oct 28, 2014 10:31 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
28 October 2014

Driveway - exposed aggregate or covercrete?

Driveway - exposed aggregate or covercrete?

In WA covercrete is usually put over an existing concrete driveway to resurface...

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Treeseachanger
Oct 27, 2014 11:31 pm
Sunshine2013
Sunshine2013
26 October 2014

Concrete vs Paving - Permeability

Concrete vs Paving - Permeability

Thanks for your comments guys, i like the plastic idea!

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Sunshine2013
Oct 26, 2014 9:31 pm
Sunshine2013
oldchippy
oldchippy
26 October 2014

Epoxy grout question

Epoxy grout question

I used bright red 150x150 for my splash backs. Found some bright red silicon on line from the U.K. Been there for a couple of years now,still good and smooth,and no grout…

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oldchippy
Oct 26, 2014 12:38 pm
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bpratt
Oct 25, 2014 5:19 pm
ChrisE
ChrisE
25 October 2014

OLD HOUSE USES

OLD HOUSE USES

We went through the process of getting council approval to convert the old cottage to a stained glass and jewelry making studio. Council decided that as long as I could…

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ChrisE
Oct 25, 2014 7:12 am
qebtel
qebtel
24 October 2014

New Fence and Title Peg?

New Fence and Title Peg?

Ive said this many times, once the pegs are in, measure and photo them, so you know their position even if they go missing. After the fence is built, reinstate a…

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qebtel
Oct 24, 2014 10:53 am
Hopeful78
Hopeful78
24 October 2014

Sealing new tiles

Sealing new tiles

Thanks Zedman its more the grout lines Im worried about?

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Hopeful78
Oct 24, 2014 7:00 am
Hopeful78
deeps
deeps
23 October 2014

not connecting a new house to gas

not connecting a new house to gas

I'd get the gas connected, but get electric appliances if you wish to go down that path. That way your house has all the pipework in place, which is very difficult to add…

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deeps
Oct 23, 2014 4:23 pm
banana2
banana2
22 October 2014

Seastone Builders

Seastone Builders

Hi all, Has anyone ever used Seastone Building group? They seem relatively new and I cannot seem to find much information on them. Thanks!

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banana2
Oct 22, 2014 9:29 pm
Handy007
Handy007
22 October 2014

The Big House and Streetwise - Podcasts

The Big House and Streetwise - Podcasts

Hi all, I thought it would be a good idea to share these podcasts from the The Big House and Streetwise program. -…

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Handy007
Oct 22, 2014 6:31 pm


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