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Shellzmac
Shellzmac
4 March 2015

Building with Boutique Homes

Building with Boutique Homes

Omg safety switch is 2..started in august and only next week is the walk through. Onto our 4th supervisor wish we had him from the start he is fantastic.

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Shellzmac
Mar 04, 2015 6:08 pm
Joker
Joker
3 March 2015

To Fix site costs or not.

To Fix site costs or not.

I would look into performance of waffle slabs in h class soils and even worse if u have big falls in land, read all the info on this forum and at least be informed of…

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Joker
Mar 03, 2015 1:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 March 2015

Crack on slab

Crack on slab
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You also need to scrutinize that amount put down as Provisional Sums for site works & for unforeseen items. Some salespeople put down a token amount reasons 1.They are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 03, 2015 9:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Toomanywhites
Toomanywhites
2 March 2015

Re roofing

Re roofing

I am getting a new roof put on my house, But Having trouble finding useful reviews on the roofers I have quotes from. Cbmr and qrc. Has anyone used either of these?

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Toomanywhites
Mar 02, 2015 11:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 March 2015

Second floor addition in flame zone

Second floor addition in flame zone

Hi Donna You might want to refer to the National Construction Codes (NCC) Bushfire areas-Start with this & its Free on line then check Various Codes & AS3959- these…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 02, 2015 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 March 2015

Anyone else less than impressed by modern homes these days?

Anyone else less than impressed by modern homes these days?
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The thing with the "traditional" style of home is that it is mainly inspired by the homelands of the early settlers and immigrants from England and Europe. These styles…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 01, 2015 8:42 pm
1960sModernistHome
herb661
herb661
1 March 2015

Insulated concrete form?

Insulated concrete form?

Yes, that is a link I have read too. AFAIK, this ICF is something that…

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herb661
Mar 01, 2015 5:28 pm
herb661
mjklimec
mjklimec
28 February 2015

Architect floorplan done - predicting over budget

Architect floorplan done - predicting over budget

Thanks everyone. Our site is in Melbourne. I guess my question was just whether we could get an idea of a build cost from what we have before having to spend more on all…

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mjklimec
Feb 28, 2015 9:16 am
Donnaduggan
Donnaduggan
27 February 2015

Hardiesmart boundary wall system

Hardiesmart boundary wall system

Hi Has anyone used the hardiesmart boundary wall system with linea weatherboard? In design process of second floor addition in bal-fz and looking for options. Thanks Donna

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Donnaduggan
Feb 27, 2015 9:54 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 February 2015

Project / custom builder prices.

Project / custom builder prices.

Definitely, agreed. I think its important to have those as a consideration in deciding if you can afford the whole process, though. For…

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Stewie D
Feb 27, 2015 11:34 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 February 2015

Cutting at an angle with a jigsaw

Cutting at an angle with a jigsaw

Clamp a piece of something like 25 x 25mm square timber parallel to your cut, tilt the saw at 45º and rest the jigsaw base along the leading edge of the timber. Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 26, 2015 11:12 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
26 February 2015

Versawall Internal Corners

Versawall Internal Corners

Oh ok - yeah sorry I have no experience with this product. Maybe call the supplier or manufacturer?

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Tristanium
Feb 26, 2015 11:59 am
Tristanium
emmajw
emmajw
26 February 2015

Jasper Roof, what colour to paint exterior?

Jasper Roof, what colour to paint exterior?

We got a new Jasper colourbond roof and gutters on our 2 storey home. We are repainting the entire exterior of the house. We have brown/bronze window frames as it is…

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emmajw
Feb 26, 2015 10:52 am
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
25 February 2015

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

Check with your local council. We have existing retaining walls on both sides of our property but need to extend the retaining wall on the left hand side. We are in the…

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EmKaralyn
Feb 25, 2015 1:00 pm
EmKaralyn
ownerbuilder72
ownerbuilder72
25 February 2015

Critique Criticism on Custom Design

Critique Criticism on Custom Design

Here is the latest update with dimensions for further CC. Thanks so much "ShuddaBeenATradie" nice Criticism. This land size is 765sqm and is located in Parramatta Sydney.…

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ownerbuilder72
Feb 25, 2015 10:57 am
ownerbuilder72
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
25 February 2015

Considerations when Defects are Rectified by the Owner

Considerations when Defects are Rectified by the Owner

Dear All, I have received an enquiry as to what matters to consider when defects are rectified by the owner as opposed to enforcing the construction contract. I…

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Andre Adams
Feb 25, 2015 8:45 am
Andre Adams
TashPaul
TashPaul
24 February 2015

Advice on block of land near a T Junction

Advice on block of land near a T Junction

We have bought a block that is almost exactly identical to yours in terms of how it sits as part of a T junction. Our bedroom will actually be at the front of the house,…

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TashPaul
Feb 24, 2015 8:23 am
TashPaul
kremlin27
kremlin27
23 February 2015

Stormwater drains

Stormwater drains
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The best you can do is to request LPOD from the council, pay your fee and then you will know for sure what you are faced with. I am sure…

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kremlin27
Feb 23, 2015 11:37 pm
kremlin27
TOBHAGIRATH
TOBHAGIRATH
23 February 2015

Steps to develop land for residential purpose

Steps to develop land for residential purpose

Hi Guys, I have came through many land option in riverstone area of Sydney for land to be develop for residential purpose. when I spoke with agent he told me u need to…

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TOBHAGIRATH
Feb 23, 2015 4:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 February 2015

Attn: All Brickies…Help Please….

Attn: All Brickies…Help Please….

Their warranty is 12-15 years for normal environmental conditions (How…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 22, 2015 8:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
21 February 2015

Engineer to carpenter/joiner

Engineer to carpenter/joiner

I did the opposite. I wanted to be an engineer in high school, but ended up starting an apprenticeship as an electrician right after yr12. Finished that, then decided I…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 21, 2015 8:02 am
1960sModernistHome
Natalie92
Natalie92
21 February 2015

laminex vs formica

laminex vs formica

That's weird the lady tried to convince me today in the tile shop to use laminex cause of the gloss warranty! :(

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Natalie92
Feb 21, 2015 1:13 am
Natalie92
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 February 2015

Council property - would they want to know about it??

Council property - would they want to know about it??

Id stop worrying about it. Sun will fade it, rain will wash it. It's not your builders responsibility. Council will have better things to worry about. If you don't like it…

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Beazley77
Feb 20, 2015 11:20 pm
Beazley77
archetto
archetto
20 February 2015

Fencing Contractors in Perth / WA

Fencing Contractors in Perth / WA

I called to dolphin fencing for installing fences around my swimming pool. They have done a great job. Check out here for more details :

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archetto
Feb 20, 2015 4:08 pm
archetto
1rocky
1rocky
20 February 2015

Steel post and rail fence - need to get access

Steel post and rail fence - need to get access

taking out the top rail and panel takes us about the 10 mins also

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1rocky
Feb 20, 2015 1:46 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
20 February 2015

Arranging a temporary power pole

Arranging a temporary power pole

Thanks for your replies. I don't know a lot about this stuff. We have overhead wires. One builder doing a tender for us said to arrange our own temp pole? But there is…

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Leksie5000
Feb 20, 2015 12:41 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 February 2015

What's New????

What's New????

Thanks Marisa, we are receiving great feedback with the prototype. Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 20, 2015 10:38 am
ECOECO
StanSki
StanSki
19 February 2015

Uses for a retired transpiration leech pit

Uses for a retired transpiration leech pit

Top of the morning folks, I am now able to connect to town sewer and will need to dig up and run the line about 50m's down to the junction point. As the town has…

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StanSki
Feb 19, 2015 11:36 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
18 February 2015

Construction differences

Construction differences

Don't reply found the answer Articulated has expansion joints but otherwise the same

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Crazyk
Feb 18, 2015 8:03 pm
Crazyk
33amc
33amc
18 February 2015

Council approval to builder's design

Council approval to builder's design

Generally speaking your deposit will lock in your price.. I say generally speaking because developers have some s n e a k y stuff out there, but your price should be…

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33amc
Feb 18, 2015 5:11 pm
Liliana
Liliana
18 February 2015

Help Please - Termites Via Shower Base

Help Please - Termites Via Shower Base

Hi again Edgecrusher, I've had a bit of a look through your posts and you seem to be in NSW. I hate to cause you any angst but I know that NSW recently introduced some…

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Liliana
Feb 18, 2015 7:43 am
Athelas
Athelas
17 February 2015

Corner block floor plan and builder

Corner block floor plan and builder

Hi all We are planning to subdivide our land which is a standard retangular corner block of 760sqm approx in Monash and build two townhouses on it. The dimensions are…

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Athelas
Feb 17, 2015 10:37 pm
MDJ
MDJ
17 February 2015

Allworth homes

Allworth homes

Already there is ALLWORTH thread. Go there and ask with the experienced guys. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=66347&p=1303805&hilit=ALLWORTH+homes#p1303805

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MDJ
Feb 17, 2015 12:02 am
Hootie
Hootie
16 February 2015

Building on zero lot boundary and neighbour's fence

Building on zero lot boundary and neighbour's fence

Hey all, Thanks for the responses, that clarifies things and we can get on with things :) This forum is fantastic! Cheers

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Hootie
Feb 16, 2015 11:19 pm
Hootie
yvonneh
yvonneh
16 February 2015

EXTERNAL COLOUR

EXTERNAL COLOUR

Sorry can't seem to access your account folder

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yvonneh
Feb 16, 2015 11:05 pm
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
16 February 2015

The Things We Insist On, Tell Me

The Things We Insist On, Tell Me
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Absolutely agree with less room but bigger, for our situation anyway. One living, one meals, decent outdoors, we have nearly 100m2, oh and a free standing bath in my…

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TraceyWayne
Feb 16, 2015 8:51 pm
TraceyWayne
Tristanium
Tristanium
16 February 2015

Anyone used/have thoughts on shadowline / ShadowSet cornice?

Anyone used/have thoughts on shadowline / ShadowSet cornice?

Nope - stick roof. Ceiling joists are timber 90x35 or 90x45 no battens.…

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Tristanium
Feb 16, 2015 8:47 pm
Tristanium
Doria86
Doria86
16 February 2015

Know of a good house cleaning company?

Know of a good house cleaning company?

Hey, my mother lives in Sydney. She has hired a good company. She is really…

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Doria86
Feb 16, 2015 8:04 pm

It is a common issue but you are now on top…

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2015 1:36 pm
SaveH2O
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
16 February 2015

Building Defects – Jurisdiction of NCAT

Building Defects – Jurisdiction of NCAT

Hi All, I have recently received an enquiry about the jurisdiction of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”) formerly the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal…

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Andre Adams
Feb 16, 2015 9:06 am
Andre Adams
robbie_p
robbie_p
15 February 2015

Cavity sliding doors - stay or go?

Cavity sliding doors - stay or go?

ahhh slotted rails.. didnt see that.. got the rail out nice and easily :) Thanks!

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robbie_p
Feb 15, 2015 5:11 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 February 2015

Using Kitome Pty Ltd

Using Kitome Pty Ltd
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lol, i did.... mate!! that's why i said "if you went AHEAD". No need to be sarcastic, I was just looking for a little help, obviously this isn't…

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qebtel
Feb 14, 2015 9:31 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 February 2015

Timber frame home/ a Queenslandser in Perth W.A

Timber frame home/ a Queenslandser in Perth W.A

major thread hijack here guys, think you need your own...just saying.

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Treeseachanger
Feb 14, 2015 4:44 pm
sarahcraigy
sarahcraigy
13 February 2015

Researching Builders, starting the process

Researching Builders, starting the process

Thank you so much for the replies, this forum is fantastic for gathering information and sharing experiences, I look forward to another weekend of planning at Homeworld !

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sarahcraigy
Feb 13, 2015 8:21 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 February 2015

Boundary Realignment - Adelaide

Boundary Realignment - Adelaide

IT can vary enormously council to council, and state to state. In Qld, the two resultant lots will be treated as "new " lots - lol. This lets them load you up with…

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qebtel
Feb 13, 2015 1:43 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
12 February 2015

Cost involved when buying house and land package

Cost involved when buying house and land package

Yes. These fees can be large. Or not. Put together a list of everything you can think of and just call around, check the sro site for duty calculations, call some fencers…

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Ponzu
Feb 12, 2015 10:18 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
12 February 2015

Got 4 kids.... what to consider when building?

Got 4 kids.... what to consider when building?

Everyone has said hard wearing floors? We are tossing up between bamboo and laminate. What would people suggest. My kids are all under 6 atm. Ive heard that strand woven…

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EmmaW84
Feb 12, 2015 7:25 pm
Bruno Albanese
Bruno Albanese
12 February 2015

Photos of PGH Oyster bricks? Which colour mortar??

Photos of PGH Oyster bricks? Which colour mortar??

Hi Building_2015, We would love to assist you with information re the best motar options with your PGH Oyster bricks, please feel free to contact us on 8300 8222 so we…

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Bruno Albanese
Feb 12, 2015 3:15 pm


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