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Stewie D
Stewie D
23 June 2015

ground under house lower than Street

ground under house lower than Street

Most of the councils in our area require water from any roofed area to be drained to the street or a stormwater easement. Others require it from any hard surface as well…

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Stewie D
Jun 23, 2015 10:19 am
Nirvana
Nirvana
22 June 2015

Comparing 3 phase oven to single phase

Comparing 3 phase oven to single phase

Both are commercial ovens, made by Turbofan. Neither have a grill function.

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Nirvana
Jun 22, 2015 9:47 pm
Jason007
Jason007
21 June 2015

Sycon Axon Cladding

Sycon Axon Cladding

Ok sweet, thanks… Now to find a good carpenter….

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Jason007
Jun 21, 2015 7:41 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
20 June 2015

Matte Black tapware and showers on sale at www.meir.com.au

Matte Black tapware and showers on sale at www.meir.com.au

How hard is this black stuff to maintain? I can imagine it would mark or get dirty easily?

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Christoshizz
Jun 20, 2015 10:47 pm
Christoshizz
BenHutchison
BenHutchison
20 June 2015

Does anyone have any experience with Vinyl Plank?

Does anyone have any experience with Vinyl Plank?
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Vinyl planks are versatile, incredibly resilient, silent under feet and waterproof, so that you can use them in your bathing room or washing laundry, and compared with the…

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BenHutchison
Jun 20, 2015 9:45 pm
D101
D101
20 June 2015

Mould issues

Mould issues

We have a home that is about 100 years old in Sydney. We seem to have a problem with mould in both our bathrooms, with it growing extensively on the ceiling and walls. I…

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D101
Jun 20, 2015 3:05 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 June 2015

Condensation on bedroom walls!

Condensation on bedroom walls!

So looks like wall insulation and new gyprock lining is the next move, could be expensive though You want to have…

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Stewie D
Jun 19, 2015 5:49 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
19 June 2015

Roof/Gutter Repairs

Roof/Gutter Repairs

u need a roof plumber.

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rebuilder86
Jun 19, 2015 1:52 pm
Camowen77
Camowen77
18 June 2015

Hot Water Units...

Hot Water Units...

We ended up scrapping the solar and getting two instantaneous. We have instantaneous atm and yes - we have had to replace water saving shower heads for normal ones etc to…

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Camowen77
Jun 18, 2015 11:20 pm

Click on the share links tag for each photo then copy and paste the IMG line in your post here. It saves us the hassle of having to go to a third party site and navigate…

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Stewie D
Jun 18, 2015 5:31 pm
Dennis1963
Dennis1963
18 June 2015

Brickwork

Brickwork

No took a while, just seriously bad. Don't think there is 1 straight wall. This is outside face brick.

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Dennis1963
Jun 18, 2015 5:27 pm
mwccl
mwccl
18 June 2015

Extending Wifi connection to shed

Extending Wifi connection to shed

I hate E over Powerlines as that's really the only other option you have, at least without digging a trench and running ethernet cable down to…

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mwccl
Jun 18, 2015 5:29 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
17 June 2015

Porter davis payments

Porter davis payments

If you have already signed the contract there is little you can do. If you haven't you should tell them you are only prepared to accept the…

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tlblhayward
Jun 18, 2015 12:12 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
17 June 2015

Bricklaying and damp course

Bricklaying and damp course

Where are you building? Who are you building with? What did your standard inclusions have?

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tlblhayward
Jun 18, 2015 12:10 am
tlblhayward
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 June 2015

New Concrete Slab Question/Cracking with pics

New Concrete Slab Question/Cracking with pics
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I can assure you if the crack results in failure causing, loss of property, injury or death they will come after you as there are no time limits on public safety &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 17, 2015 9:28 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Ponzu
Ponzu
17 June 2015

Prematurely purchased furniture and whitegoods

Prematurely purchased furniture and whitegoods
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Would your builder let you have them delivered and locked up in your garage? That way they are…

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Ponzu
Jun 17, 2015 9:27 pm
heatherkam
heatherkam
16 June 2015

BRICKS, Pgh or Austral? Adelaide

BRICKS, Pgh or Austral? Adelaide

Looks nice, it's such a hard choice, what are your other facade options? Roof, gutters, render etc?

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heatherkam
Jun 16, 2015 11:20 pm
heatherkam
Elecmuso
Elecmuso
15 June 2015

Weatherboard Renovation in Adelaide - Alternative claddings

Weatherboard Renovation in Adelaide - Alternative claddings

I was surprised today to find out that new Western Red Cedar is available t under $8 per linear metre and 170 wide. That means costs for this are not as high as I had…

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Elecmuso
Jun 15, 2015 6:49 pm
Elecmuso
Elecmuso
15 June 2015

Sourcing Weatherboard in Adelaide - prefer Western Red Cedar

Sourcing Weatherboard in Adelaide - prefer Western Red Cedar

It's a pretty ordinary profile. I'll get a sample to one of the timber yards such as Bone timber here and see what they say.

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Elecmuso
Jun 15, 2015 3:04 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 June 2015

Wood floors help

Wood floors help

What can I say. Every choice you make in building usually has cause and effect as you are finding out. Changing your mind after making an initial decision has consequences…

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Stewie D
Jun 14, 2015 7:33 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 June 2015

Shower Pole Over Niche

Shower Pole Over Niche

Yeah, some of those posted above do look very swisho. Until the OP posts up a pic of the shower enclosure or tells us the location and size of the actual niche involved…

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Stewie D
Jun 11, 2015 9:50 am
Adriang
Adriang
11 June 2015

Too kind to SS

Too kind to SS

I totally agree TomCat. One can be firm but reasonable, without being demanding. you need a good relationship with your SS and if you start of by discussing your…

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Adriang
Jun 11, 2015 9:49 am
Adriang
jessicana10
jessicana10
10 June 2015

Demolition: Colorbond roof and asbestos?

Demolition: Colorbond roof and asbestos?

yes I would say so unless its been renovated, our house was 1970's - its all factored into your demo quote. Ours was $15k for a totally cleared block of trees and…

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jessicana10
Jun 10, 2015 3:12 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
jessicana10
9 June 2015

Power point wall height for TV?

Power point wall height for TV?

Thanks for that. We decided to just leave the power point at floor level for now as we don't have the tv or wall bracket yet so I have no idea where to place anything. I…

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jessicana10
Jun 09, 2015 11:16 pm
jessicana10
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Ehsantl
Jun 09, 2015 10:25 pm

Building Cost for New (investment/rental) Townhouse

Building Cost for New (investment/rental) Townhouse

Hi all, am planning to apply for subdivision with permits for 3 small investment townhouse (2 bed, 1 bath, and 1 parking), it will looks townhouse but actually more like…

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too young too simple
Jun 09, 2015 9:12 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 June 2015

Terminates Brand New Home

Terminates Brand New Home

Thank you. We had pest control around but they were unable to identify this. Would you recommend us getting Termico…

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building-expert
Jun 09, 2015 7:18 am
building-expert
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 June 2015

Articulation Joint in brickwork

Articulation Joint in brickwork

Coz' they are brickies! It wouldn't be the first time brickies moved something like this to suit their brick courses/bond etc because it suited them better than what was…

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Stewie D
Jun 08, 2015 3:13 pm
JungleBee
JungleBee
8 June 2015

Re: Thornton, Release Plan 17, Champion Home terraces

Re: Thornton, Release Plan 17, Champion Home terraces

Re: Thornton Terrace Homes Hello, I am looking to make contact with purchasers of Champion Homes (terraces) at Thornton, Release Plan 17 (or any of the releases), who…

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JungleBee
Jun 08, 2015 10:21 am
Yd143
Yd143
7 June 2015

White/Grey Colour Scheme! Help!

White/Grey Colour Scheme! Help!

Hi Rachel! We are going for something similar, like in these pics of the display home. Only difference is our splashback is far more grey…

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Yd143
Jun 07, 2015 5:58 pm
clairelv
clairelv
7 June 2015

Moving the water metre???

Moving the water metre???

Did you move your water metre? Was it expensive? Looking at our engineers report I think we may need to move ours in order to have the driveway…

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clairelv
Jun 07, 2015 12:27 pm

Looks like it might be wood wool boards:

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waxinggibbous
Jun 06, 2015 11:56 pm
waxinggibbous
travelbug
travelbug
6 June 2015

Cost of having a rental home?

Cost of having a rental home?

You need to add costs such as interest, management fees, water, council rates. You need to work out perceived rent then do the sums to see how much it will cost you to…

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travelbug
Jun 06, 2015 1:08 pm
Holly_wood81
Holly_wood81
5 June 2015

Carpet Underlay help!!

Carpet Underlay help!!

:: We have new very similar carpet in our master bedroom next to ensuite with porcelain tiles and looks just fine, you wont…

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Holly_wood81
Jun 05, 2015 10:14 am

I can upload images to other forums, but not to HomeOne. So I upload in other forum, but don't submit my post there. Cutting and pasting image links across to HomeOne.…

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mirz
Jun 04, 2015 11:31 pm
mirz
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Handy007
Jun 04, 2015 9:43 pm
redpixel
redpixel
4 June 2015

Questions from a newbie

Questions from a newbie

If you get stuck regarding the broker, let me know! We are building our first house in melbourne too (titling december) and have got an amazing…

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redpixel
Jun 04, 2015 4:01 pm
clairelv
clairelv
3 June 2015

My nightmare with Aveling Homes

My nightmare with Aveling Homes

sorry to hear that .but do not to be so depressed .we will meet a lot of things and a lot of people during our whole life . so it is not a big deal just calm down and…

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clairelv
Jun 03, 2015 5:20 pm
mwccl
mwccl
2 June 2015

Downpipe in cavity?

Downpipe in cavity?
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I had a chat with the builder today and the builder mentioned that the cavity would be extended to bottom left side of the garage. It would be the same as the existing…

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mwccl
Jun 02, 2015 7:31 pm
robbie_p
robbie_p
1 June 2015

Floor insulation for shed

Floor insulation for shed

Hi guys, I have started lining / insulating my shed walls and I am going to be doing the roof too. The next thing I need to think about is the shed floor… Currently,…

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robbie_p
Jun 01, 2015 2:58 pm
kellie_87
kellie_87
1 June 2015

Home Group WA.

Home Group WA.

Hi tashandpete :) Come over to the building forum. There are a bunch of us building with HGWA, myself included :)

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kellie_87
Jun 01, 2015 2:42 pm
kellie_87
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
30 May 2015

Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

Skydroid I would love to!!, but I broke my ankle last week ahaha. The more soak wells you have, the more surface area you have to empty the water. Being in piara waters…

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rebuilder86
May 30, 2015 5:55 pm
laurawhite
laurawhite
29 May 2015

Just married? Decorating ideas

Just married? Decorating ideas

There are a lot of things that change when you get married. You have to move in with someone else, and that means figuring out a lot of things about someone else’s…

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laurawhite
May 29, 2015 3:18 pm
laurawhite
oneJohn
oneJohn
29 May 2015

Foundations protection

Foundations protection

You'll want about a 50mm fall across the path anyhow, for proper drainage away from the house. Then you also need at least 50mm of the slab exposed for termite…

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oneJohn
May 29, 2015 2:40 pm
oneJohn
robbie_p
robbie_p
29 May 2015

Lining a shed - installing insulation batts

Lining a shed - installing insulation batts

Earthwool do offer a foil backed "space blanket", but it probably costs about 25% more in price, but reduces your R rating from 2 too 1.8. Not sure if that would affect…

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robbie_p
May 29, 2015 2:39 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
29 May 2015

Pre-Sale Inspections

Pre-Sale Inspections

How would a buyer ever trust some certificate given from some obscure company contracted by the vendor? While it would be nice if there could be a system where each…

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oneJohn
May 29, 2015 2:36 pm
oneJohn
junaidzs
junaidzs
29 May 2015

Augusta 33 by Carlisle Homes

Augusta 33 by Carlisle Homes

Thanks Tash, will definitely check there.

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junaidzs
May 29, 2015 12:52 pm


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