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building-expert
building-expert
27 February 2016

Ceiling question

Ceiling question

I have inspected thousands of homes for pre purchase condition reports. Some of those were steel framed houses. Steel framing is galvanised and not once has there been a…

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building-expert
Feb 27, 2016 2:20 pm
building-expert
Jin
Jin
26 February 2016

Tree stump problem

Tree stump problem

We understood that it is difficult to argue after settlement but thought we will try anyhow. If we are lucky we will have it paid, that's great. Otherwise, we just have to…

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Jin
Feb 26, 2016 9:55 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
26 February 2016

Makita Or Milwaukee combo kit

Makita Or Milwaukee combo kit

All my work tools are slowly being converted over to Milwaukee. They are fantastic quality and I know the train of thought is that if you're not a tradie just buy…

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Huggy_B
Feb 26, 2016 8:09 pm
Huggy_B
1st-timers
1st-timers
26 February 2016

An Anxious Wait Today

An Anxious Wait Today

Wow. Council have done a complete turn-around and approved our relaxation. Our builder was shocked when the paperwork arrived today as last Friday she received an email…

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1st-timers
Feb 26, 2016 6:58 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
26 February 2016

Can We Ask Our Neighbour For A Share of Our Drop Edge Beam?

Can We Ask Our Neighbour For A Share of Our Drop Edge Beam?

Wow. Council have done a complete turn-around and approved our relaxation. Our builder was shocked when the paperwork arrived today as last Friday she received an email…

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1st-timers
Feb 26, 2016 6:56 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
26 February 2016

400mm wide shed

400mm wide shed

400mm would be fairly pointless to use as a shed IMO. I have a 700mm under eave one and its a struggle to fit anything decent sized in it.

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Huggy_B
Feb 26, 2016 6:31 pm
Huggy_B
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
26 February 2016

Sticking steel angle to concrete

Sticking steel angle to concrete

Just dont go standard liquid nails. Must be polyurethane of water based depending on my 2 recommendations

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rebuilder86
Feb 26, 2016 5:37 pm
BrandonZoe
BrandonZoe
26 February 2016

Insulate wall or pipes to reduce noise?

Insulate wall or pipes to reduce noise?

I have insulated the upstairs toilet, vanity plumbing with the foam stuff that concreters use for thier joins as well as normal batt insulation in between floor. It comes…

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BrandonZoe
Feb 26, 2016 3:40 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
26 February 2016

Solar Hot Water systems Rheem vs Rinnai

Solar Hot Water systems Rheem vs Rinnai

Solar hot water is an absolute no-brainer. It is the cheapest and most reliable form of energy storage you will ever find, with a very fast return on investment. Much…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 26, 2016 11:37 am
1960sModernistHome
Ranndy_Stone
Ranndy_Stone
26 February 2016

Gas barbeques need gas. Where do you get the cheapest?

Gas barbeques need gas. Where do you get the cheapest?

Building or renovating a gas fueled BBQ? Wanting to get more gas for that BBQ you already have? Easy! Head straight to this site: http://www.gasbottlerefills.com/ Now…

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Ranndy_Stone
Feb 26, 2016 6:36 am
Ranndy_Stone
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 February 2016

Elevated Deck Post Quantity

Elevated Deck Post Quantity

Yes that is correct Maybe he hasn't so I will get on with it - confirmation of that is all I am really after. I suggest you have a real look at the 3D iso in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 25, 2016 10:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Joker
Feb 24, 2016 1:03 pm
teigs1
teigs1
23 February 2016

Bath mixer on wall away from bath spout ??

Bath mixer on wall away from bath spout ??
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Thats a great idea also mark! Yes i like the idea of it being out of the way

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teigs1
Feb 23, 2016 9:30 pm
Gem_Scientician
Gem_Scientician
23 February 2016

Anyone want to share their fav pinterest boards?

Anyone want to share their fav pinterest boards?

Hello, I am new to the forum. We are in the early planning stages of a knock down and rebuild. While looking for a suitable property I am trying to start some pinterest…

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Gem_Scientician
Feb 23, 2016 5:06 pm
Gem_Scientician
Joker
Joker
23 February 2016

cavity wall insulation

cavity wall insulation
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Boy am I glad I personally cleaned all crap from cavitys before they were closed in, , as I've seen many just close in walls with all sort of rubbish just left in.

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Joker
Feb 23, 2016 1:15 pm
Drew01
Drew01
23 February 2016

Electricity and gas Bills when property is not used

Electricity and gas Bills when property is not used

We had the gas issue with agl here in Victoria... I engaged the ombudsman, and the bill magically disappeared...

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Drew01
Feb 23, 2016 8:53 am
Drew01
Joynz
Joynz
22 February 2016

Where to put the Solar Hot Water System

Where to put the Solar Hot Water System

Is it just the panels or is the tank roof- mounted too? Also, do you have an alternative, non shaded, north facing roof space that the system could be moved to?

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Joynz
Feb 22, 2016 11:47 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 February 2016

What Does It Cost To Renovate A House?

What Does It Cost To Renovate A House?

You could put a loft in for 20-40K... if you put part provisions in while you were building,ie Footing, Load bearing walls a few beams and renovated the loft down the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 22, 2016 9:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
sudu
sudu
21 February 2016

Building Inspector Recommemdation

Building Inspector Recommemdation

Thanks S*IBIMGuy. I am from Sydney. Can anyone recommend building stage consultant or engineer?

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sudu
Feb 21, 2016 11:15 am
pateltushar782
pateltushar782
21 February 2016

Occupation Health & Safety in Constructions-Safe Work Method

Occupation Health & Safety in Constructions-Safe Work Method

Hello Everyone, I am currently doing a research on How effective Safe Work Method Statements are on construction projects within Australia. Would appreciate valuable…

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pateltushar782
Feb 21, 2016 8:19 am
Joynz
Joynz
20 February 2016

Carpet woes... advice?

Carpet woes... advice?

Yep, insurance. They can organise proper drying and water extraction.

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Joynz
Feb 20, 2016 3:39 pm
dexysma
dexysma
18 February 2016

How Long Has Your Process Taken?

How Long Has Your Process Taken?

sigh....we walked into the display home about a march last year...put a deposit down a couple of weeks later. Took until sept for plans to be sent to council who then took…

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dexysma
Feb 18, 2016 4:36 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
18 February 2016

Acclimatising timber

Acclimatising timber

Thanks for your reply. Hell no I'm not laying it myself. I'm just wondering because our blackbutt floor is currently sitting in a stack in the corner of our new build. I…

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Leksie5000
Feb 18, 2016 5:55 am
JB1
JB1
18 February 2016

Needs tips on DIY timber flooring

Needs tips on DIY timber flooring

You screw the ply onto the concrete slab. Faster and cheaper than glueing the ply, plus you also get a moisture barrier.

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JB1
Feb 18, 2016 12:07 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
17 February 2016

Open wood fireplace

Open wood fireplace

They're pretty energy inefficient and not great for the environment even if they have a nice atmosphere

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Beazley77
Feb 17, 2016 4:02 pm
Beazley77
Brandon2013
Brandon2013
17 February 2016

Loud Solar Pump - Rheem Solar Boosted Gas Hot Water

Loud Solar Pump - Rheem Solar Boosted Gas Hot Water

Hi mate, do you still hear the noise? I built with Simmonds only a few years ago and with respect to the solar hot water service unit, also Rheem, I have not had any…

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Brandon2013
Feb 17, 2016 2:53 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
17 February 2016

Garage Conversion

Garage Conversion

You could probably get a flashing bent up from a roofing company and silicone and pop rivet it the the window and steel beam. Do you have a photos you can share? Might be…

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Our Build123
Feb 17, 2016 6:01 am
Our Build123
Benduro
Benduro
16 February 2016

45+ visible nail holes in new Polished Concrete slab

45+ visible nail holes in new Polished Concrete slab
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1 Brush the holes with a stiff wire brush to remove any loose pieces of concrete. Sometimes loose chips remain unseen until you brush over them. This helps to ensure you…

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Benduro
Feb 16, 2016 9:42 pm
mjklimec
mjklimec
16 February 2016

best use of squares on a sloping block

best use of squares on a sloping block

Thanks Stewie. Yep that all sounds about right. Our awesome builder tried very hard to suggest changes that would reduce the price and we did get it down to a point but…

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mjklimec
Feb 16, 2016 9:44 am
gcambo
gcambo
14 February 2016

Staircase Treads Risers

Staircase Treads Risers

The staircase made out of MDF consisting of 13 steps with a platform in between will cost $1700. If we choose to upgrade and get pacific maple for the risers treads and…

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gcambo
Feb 14, 2016 9:20 am
roba72
roba72
13 February 2016

residex renovators top 100 suburb report

residex renovators top 100 suburb report

HI guys was wondering if anyone has or knows where I can get a copy of this report. Residex charge $215 for each report, would love a copy thanks

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roba72
Feb 13, 2016 9:08 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
13 February 2016

What does this stand for?

What does this stand for?

Thanks Megera, makes sense

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mim_feher
Feb 13, 2016 8:39 pm
t_banning
t_banning
13 February 2016

Cable size for 12v LED lights

Cable size for 12v LED lights

Thanks for the replies! Appreciate the info. I will go with 1.5mm cable.

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t_banning
Feb 13, 2016 6:52 am
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twylamc
Feb 12, 2016 10:34 am
twylamc
MirrorLover
MirrorLover
12 February 2016

Vito Bertoni tapware

Vito Bertoni tapware

Those look very good, how come I've never heard of them?

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MirrorLover
Feb 12, 2016 1:24 am
MirrorLover
MirrorLover
12 February 2016

To cul-de-sac or not to cul-de-sac?

To cul-de-sac or not to cul-de-sac?

Yeah, I'd also be on board with cul-de-sac-ing.

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MirrorLover
Feb 12, 2016 1:23 am

They won't have the optional seal in stock, you will have to order it at the special orders desk. You will also need to take a print out that shows that the part actually exists.

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SaveH2O
Feb 11, 2016 2:02 pm
SaveH2O
1st-timers
1st-timers
10 February 2016

Retaining Walls - Best approach?

Retaining Walls - Best approach?

We are having 30m, most at a metre high and are paying $5330. We got external quotes, the cheapest been $4000 but then our builder said they had to do it as it was along…

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1st-timers
Feb 10, 2016 11:02 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
10 February 2016

Any advise on a DIY guide on fixing crack in gyprock ceiling

Any advise on a DIY guide on fixing crack in gyprock ceiling

Score the crack with utility knife to remove any loose plaster or other material that may be inside the crack. Use mesh tape to cover the crack. This wall allow the mud to…

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oneJohn
Feb 10, 2016 9:37 pm
oneJohn
qebtel
qebtel
10 February 2016

Land purchasing dispute, any advice?

Land purchasing dispute, any advice?

$2000 for a letter is not reasonable. Assuming $300 ph for solicitor's rates , it does not take 6.5 hours to draft up a standard pro forma letter . Shop around.

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qebtel
Feb 10, 2016 5:16 pm
berstanhomesau
berstanhomesau
9 February 2016

hi everyone !

hi everyone !

I am new member in homeone. :) :)

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berstanhomesau
Feb 09, 2016 4:17 pm
berstanhomesau
ronahnz
ronahnz
9 February 2016

Feeling threatened

Feeling threatened

I have emailed the builder asking for all our options including the invoice for charges not covered by the deposit. There is however another clause in the PPA that…

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ronahnz
Feb 09, 2016 3:30 pm
Hearny87
Hearny87
9 February 2016

Titles Delay ( Baldivis Parks Stage 4 )

Titles Delay ( Baldivis Parks Stage 4 )

Hi, Forgive my ignorance if this is an obvious answer. Our titles were originally due in October, then delayed a month each month, to which we are now told the reason is…

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Hearny87
Feb 09, 2016 10:51 am
Hearny87
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 February 2016

Dried painted surfaces sticking together

Dried painted surfaces sticking together

The surface of the paint may be dry but it will be a week or two ( depending on the weather and temperature of course ) before the paint actually hardens. I know this from…

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Stewie D
Feb 09, 2016 8:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 February 2016

Polished concrete in 30 year old unit

Polished concrete in 30 year old unit

Hi threerivers Are you able to get hold of the original engineering drawings to check the area of steel that was allowed for shrinkage control cracking in the original…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 08, 2016 9:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Emmz70
Emmz70
8 February 2016

Changing closed in balcony to Glass

Changing closed in balcony to Glass

Wow 6k? You may as well get the Isla facade if you consider in the future. viewtopic.php?t=79203

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Emmz70
Feb 08, 2016 5:35 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 February 2016

NCC 2016

NCC 2016

The National Construction Code 2016 is available for download to registered members from the abcb website www.abcb.gov.au in preparation for the 1st May adoption date. I'm…

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Stewie D
Feb 08, 2016 3:30 pm
Xen0s
Xen0s
7 February 2016

Having a high retainer wall at the back of the lot?

Having a high retainer wall at the back of the lot?

Yes, hello fellow Perthian! :) I like your ideas! Yes, i have been given a few ideas as to make use of the limestone wall as a feature. One of which was to plant…

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Xen0s
Feb 07, 2016 5:19 pm

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