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Leksie5000
Leksie5000
3 December 2014

Urgently seeking expert help! :).

Urgently seeking expert help! :).
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So true! Bless him. I do however feel the design *will* be better in the end... if we can afford it! While I referred to the original design as perfect there are a few…

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Leksie5000
Dec 03, 2014 10:22 am
building-expert
building-expert
2 December 2014

New house - Home and contents Insurance near the ocean

New house - Home and contents Insurance near the ocean

I have more to worry about than most, 4 M from king tide and 1M elevation and don't think anyone will insure that. But that's life and you have to take your chances.…

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building-expert
Dec 02, 2014 10:08 pm
building-expert
dalemengel
dalemengel
2 December 2014

Urban Edge Homes sidecost

Urban Edge Homes sidecost

Hi Selina. I assume you mean site costs rather than side costs?? Depends on your soil test, slope of land etc. You need to find out exactly what each builder is allowing…

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dalemengel
Dec 02, 2014 8:40 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 December 2014

Strong dank smell in hallway

Strong dank smell in hallway

If you have possums up there as per your other post there is a good chance this is where the smell is coming from. Possums sometimes sleep in our roof space and the little…

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Stewie D
Dec 02, 2014 7:13 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
1 December 2014

Whole house water filters?

Whole house water filters?

I think its a time thing. But agree with what you say. I see some have them while others don't.

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Saint Mike
Dec 01, 2014 9:07 am
Saint Mike
NiMa
NiMa
1 December 2014

Rheem 26 - Solar / Gas Hot Water System

Rheem 26 - Solar / Gas Hot Water System

Thanks for you reply. A guy came from Rheem and said nothing wrong with the unit. He said if the Relief Valve is warm or hot, that means solar is working. He completed…

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NiMa
Dec 01, 2014 7:58 am
cubshome
cubshome
30 November 2014

Anyone has NBN installed in Melbourne South East?

Anyone has NBN installed in Melbourne South East?

Nbn installation is free as the government pays for it. But this is only the installation of pulling the fibre through the lead-in conduit (you have to pay for the…

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cubshome
Nov 30, 2014 8:49 am
Handy007
Handy007
30 November 2014

B&P Report , major defect subflooring

B&P Report , major defect subflooring

Hi, You image links are not working? Anything to do with sub floor will require a few dollars and also trying to find builders that will work in samll and tight areas…

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Handy007
Nov 30, 2014 8:16 am
zak83
zak83
30 November 2014

Builders License confusion

Builders License confusion

Hi sorry to dig up old post but I was looking at going for my builder licence. I have done some unit developments with a builder and now will be doing one as owner builder…

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zak83
Nov 29, 2014 11:02 pm
JB1
JB1
29 November 2014

project builder vs owner builder ?

project builder vs owner builder ?

Glad to hear things are going well Nectar, I didn't take time off work, but did had a few late starts at work. Good luck, but I think you're pushing it if you're trying…

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JB1
Nov 29, 2014 6:13 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
29 November 2014

What does builder's insurance cover, exactly?

What does builder's insurance cover, exactly?

I dont even think the builder knows about the 7 years lol

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Melsie68
Nov 29, 2014 1:01 am
nectar
nectar
28 November 2014

Council inspectors

Council inspectors

General yes you do have to let them know as they 'control' the site and access. And yes absolutely they must rectify any defects. Read your contract and see what it says…

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nectar
Nov 28, 2014 8:58 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 November 2014

Builder pulls out prior to job completion

Builder pulls out prior to job completion

We had a guy over the road's builder go belly up - the Registration/Insurance people just appointed a new builder to finish the job. He then went broke ... truly ... and…

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Saint Mike
Nov 28, 2014 2:17 pm
Saint Mike
Wazza773
Wazza773
28 November 2014

Anybody know how easy it is to get a Street Sign moved

Anybody know how easy it is to get a Street Sign moved

Looks like we now don't need the signed to be moved, as the developers have worked with the Owners of the Pit and they have agree to move it so it is in the same location…

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Wazza773
Nov 28, 2014 12:10 pm
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cbm31
Nov 27, 2014 5:55 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
27 November 2014

3x2 or 4x2 in Calleya, WA

3x2 or 4x2 in Calleya, WA

Hi Daniel Personally, I'd go 3 x 2. I think most of the 4 bed design rooms are too small when one dimension is often only 2.8m across. That for instance, would only leave…

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Beazley77
Nov 27, 2014 5:31 pm
Beazley77
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 November 2014

Guttering or sheeting first?

Guttering or sheeting first?

Trimming the rafters to exact lengths (if not done already), Installing fascia brackets and installing gutter brackets can be more difficult if done after the roof…

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Beetaloo
Nov 27, 2014 3:38 pm
Beetaloo

I feel like people are mis-interpreting the OPs idea for a verandah. I dont think they are referring to the floor level. They are referring to the roof level. The third…

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Tristanium
Nov 26, 2014 8:28 pm
Tristanium
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Saint Mike
Nov 26, 2014 7:19 am
Saint Mike
foot-print
foot-print
25 November 2014

Noise insulation for apartment unit

Noise insulation for apartment unit

Hi there, There are few things you can upgrade besides double glazing. For your door, you can place seals around it, and a real under the door. like raven seals. for…

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foot-print
Nov 25, 2014 8:46 pm
foot-print
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


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