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multipurposebloke
multipurposebloke
17 July 2016

QLD Hempcrete

QLD Hempcrete

Hi Guys, has anyone used Hempcrete here? Or even just lived in a hempcrete building? We are considering it in our new house build. Timber frame "American Barn". Thanks…

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multipurposebloke
Jul 17, 2016 12:15 pm
Warrior24
Warrior24
16 July 2016

Wattyl granosite texture soft in rain

Wattyl granosite texture soft in rain

Hi all, I am doing an owner builder and have just had my texture done on the first level. The product used is wattyl granosite and has been applied by reputable trades.…

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Warrior24
Jul 16, 2016 10:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 July 2016

Generator issue

Generator issue

Good idea. What's the old expression " You don't need a sledgehammer to crack a peanut " It's also a good idea to have a backup. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 16, 2016 10:44 am
carl [3052418]
carl [3052418]
15 July 2016

Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced Concrete

Cheers for clarifying guys. This is very helpful

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carl [3052418]
Jul 15, 2016 4:26 pm
dosai22
dosai22
14 July 2016

annadale or waratah

annadale or waratah

Hi All tossing where to build my next investment property. Any recommendations on annadale or waratah or something similar? Thanks

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dosai22
Jul 14, 2016 3:34 am
qebtel
qebtel
13 July 2016

gas and electricity providers

gas and electricity providers

Any provider will suit you. You will use and enjoy the electricity, same goes for the gas.

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qebtel
Jul 13, 2016 3:17 pm
Sgene85
Sgene85
12 July 2016

Vermont by porter Davis

Vermont by porter Davis

Hello! No probs! We're still early days so we haven't finalized everything as to what we are going to upgrade. We are meeting PD next month to do selections so I guess we…

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Sgene85
Jul 12, 2016 3:41 pm
Sgene85
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 July 2016

The differences between concrete

The differences between concrete

And to elaborate, the N stands for Normal class and the number is compressive strength - 25mPa etc Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 12, 2016 2:40 pm
Joynz
Joynz
12 July 2016

Help. Want to put a wood board on a bed.

Help. Want to put a wood board on a bed.

At my Bunnings first two cuts are free, then about a dollar each. Very reasonable! It used to be free, but they recently changed this because of people asking them to do…

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Joynz
Jul 12, 2016 7:32 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 July 2016

Should I get rid of my gutter mesh?

Should I get rid of my gutter mesh?

Hahaha. That's not my gutter and it sure ain't me in the photo. It's a great photo though...don't you think?

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SaveH2O
Jul 11, 2016 8:26 pm
SaveH2O
DRock
DRock
11 July 2016

Painting

Painting

When using Oil based paints be sure to let the paint completely dry before completing the next coat as the paint can "bleed".

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DRock
Jul 11, 2016 8:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 July 2016

Retaining wall towards read of new build

Retaining wall towards read of new build

Hi Love guru you can do the retaining yourself if its at the rear and away from the building envelope You might also consider steel posts and rails spans 1.80m to 2.4m…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 10, 2016 8:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Loveguru
Loveguru
10 July 2016

Some random questions if you can help

Some random questions if you can help

Thanks Stewie. I will check with my builder about insulation before moving forward. Ok good to know that. I will take a look at this too. Good point.

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Loveguru
Jul 10, 2016 10:56 am
Loveguru
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 July 2016

Timber Flooring

Timber Flooring

Polystyrene sheets cut to size and pushed up and secured in place between the floor joists would be the most effective. There are other materials like a reinforced sarking…

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Stewie D
Jul 09, 2016 7:08 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 July 2016

Repairing driveway crossover

Repairing driveway crossover

Looks too far gone in my opinion. Engage a concreter, rip it up and replace it. Simple. Anything else and you are just putting off the inevitable. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 09, 2016 6:57 pm

Cracking Grout

Cracking Grout

There's no mention of it being a masonry wall, or a bathroom, so yes definitely more info required from OP

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1960sModernistHome
Jul 09, 2016 9:05 am
1960sModernistHome
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
8 July 2016

Biscuit Joiner Problem

Biscuit Joiner Problem

G'day Guys, I have taken everything you have told me on board. Thing should work out great thank you for all your advice. We have a Bunnings in Maryborough but they do…

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Perry the Pom
Jul 08, 2016 6:41 am
Perry the Pom
LynneB
LynneB
6 July 2016

Land zoning - open space/Workshop

Land zoning - open space/Workshop

Every council is different. Husband put up a 9 X 7 and 2.7 high and the main restriction was a 2m easement on our back boundary. We could build as close to the other…

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LynneB
Jul 06, 2016 2:26 pm
LynneB
bank
bank
6 July 2016

whos the best value for money house builder in Melbourne?

whos the best value for money house builder in Melbourne?

JGKing have a range of houses called UP collection that are specifically targeted at first home buyers and investors. I don't know much about it but I think the idea is…

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bank
Jul 06, 2016 12:11 pm
bank
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 July 2016

Dryer vent, to under the house!?

Dryer vent, to under the house!?

Like any internal appliance it should be vented to the outside - either through the wall or roof. As per what kb46 says, the humid air will settle on the timber sub-floor…

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Stewie D
Jul 06, 2016 9:04 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 July 2016

Adding a Awning to a shed

Adding a Awning to a shed

That is all I needed to know. I will order the material and my WIFE should have if finished in no time at all!!!!! You've got a good…

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Stewie D
Jul 06, 2016 8:37 am
Lorri
Lorri
5 July 2016

Help me!!Take the right step in building my first home

Help me!!Take the right step in building my first home

Hi, nice to see another person building in Tassie! I can't help much with your problem about the other house prices. I guess in 10 years time all the other houses in your…

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Lorri
Jul 05, 2016 8:15 pm
Lorri
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micgrech
Jul 05, 2016 10:59 am
micgrech
davidbell101
davidbell101
5 July 2016

Riverview Simonds

Riverview Simonds

Hey RECO, Very late on the reply, but we're about to go to PCI on our Simonds build of the Riverview. We made some major changes to the floorplan but very happy with the…

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davidbell101
Jul 05, 2016 10:33 am
B STAR
B STAR
4 July 2016

New Home Cost

New Home Cost

Thanks Everyone. Wood Bang on your pricing it would cost over a million dollars. Not too sure if that is practical for me. But based on the figures here it look like…

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B STAR
Jul 04, 2016 2:06 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
3 July 2016

Site SuperVisor Change,Berwick Victoria

Site SuperVisor Change,Berwick Victoria

Hi FHB99, It's not a good sign but could still be alright... there being many reasons for leaving employment. If possible get in touch with the departee and ask him…

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Leonardo_23
Jul 03, 2016 11:09 pm
HGMbuild
HGMbuild
3 July 2016

Wood/laminate stairs - White risers

Wood/laminate stairs - White risers

You'd be better off getting timber treads in a colour close to the laminate that you are having downstairs (if you're having laminate flooring downstairs that is), that's…

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HGMbuild
Jul 03, 2016 9:14 am
HGMbuild
Cupie
Cupie
2 July 2016

240V Cabling

240V Cabling

I am looking to have a licenced electrician install an additional internal powerpoint and to provide an outdoor 10A power point in my BBQ area. To allow me to plan and…

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Cupie
Jul 02, 2016 9:22 pm
Quevino
Quevino
2 July 2016

Steel beam polishing

Steel beam polishing

Many thanks, Stewie! Before I read your post I had already gone and bought a "Diamond cup grinding wheel" (http://www.dta-aus.com.au/products/RGD100TC). Seem to be…

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Quevino
Jul 02, 2016 2:08 pm
building-expert
building-expert
30 June 2016

Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

This is not appropriate forum for commercial construction

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building-expert
Jun 30, 2016 7:58 pm
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 June 2016

BCA state or commonwealth enforcement?

BCA state or commonwealth enforcement?

What you have posted is not factual and shows a lack of understanding of your subject matter. The following may assist you. By "national standards", I assume that you…

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SaveH2O
Jun 29, 2016 7:24 pm
SaveH2O
Mark K_UC
Mark K_UC
29 June 2016

Steel vs Concrete

Steel vs Concrete

Can someone please explain to me the benefits of using structural load bearing steel within the facade of a medium to high rise building. What is the comparison if…

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Mark K_UC
Jun 29, 2016 5:10 pm
bpratt
bpratt
29 June 2016

Woodlea

Woodlea

I am selling my 640 sq lot in woodlea,settlement gonna be in couple of weeks,can take extension, I dont want any profit,same price as i bought it, Anyone interested text…

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bpratt
Jun 29, 2016 9:25 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 June 2016

Colorbond roof

Colorbond roof
1, 2

Ask any tradie who has to climb onto a roof or into a roof space - certainly noticeable difference. I can vouch for that. Years ago I did…

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Stewie D
Jun 29, 2016 8:46 am
SileNceR
SileNceR
28 June 2016

STABILIZING SLOPING CLAY UNDER HIGHSET QUEENSLANDER

STABILIZING SLOPING CLAY UNDER HIGHSET QUEENSLANDER

Probably a drainage issue more than something that you need to specifically stabilise - but I think you should speak to an engineer and get some options rather than…

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SileNceR
Jun 28, 2016 1:47 pm

We're about to paint our recently purchased Victorian home white and want the cream and slightly chipped cast iron hydronic radiators to also change to white. This is what…

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captaint
Jun 27, 2016 9:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 June 2016

House Raise Brisbane - Costings (Thoughts)

House Raise Brisbane - Costings (Thoughts)

Assuming its just a house with no obstructions, on flat land, already on stumps, Id say the cost should be $12K - $15K. Did you shop around? Seems excessive.

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qebtel
Jun 27, 2016 8:55 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2016

Gas and water pipes in ceilings

Gas and water pipes in ceilings

The Plumbing Regulations 2008 state: “Drinking water that is not intentionally heated must be delivered at a temperature of less than 40 degrees Celsius”. It can…

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2016 6:04 pm
SaveH2O
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
24 June 2016

Cost for electrical work in a new house?

Cost for electrical work in a new house?

Yes $10-$15k is a reasonable budget for the total electrical portion of your build.

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 24, 2016 6:24 am
1960sModernistHome
SileNceR
SileNceR
22 June 2016

Can you put a gate in your back fence?

Can you put a gate in your back fence?

Beg forgiveness not permission :)

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SileNceR
Jun 22, 2016 12:12 pm
Alexxdavid
Alexxdavid
20 June 2016

Vanity wall mixer height

Vanity wall mixer height

Hi everyone, Was looking at my working drawings today and was wondering if this was right: We have wall mount mixers at 14cm above inset basin and 16cm above undermount…

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Alexxdavid
Jun 20, 2016 8:35 pm
lazybones1987
lazybones1987
19 June 2016

Looking for a fencer in Brisbane Northside

Looking for a fencer in Brisbane Northside

Hi, Can someone please recommend me a fencer in Brisbane Northside (North Lakes). I'm trying to get some quotes from different people and trying to figure out if I should…

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lazybones1987
Jun 19, 2016 11:13 am
lazybones1987
tjilpi
tjilpi
18 June 2016

Where do you sell second hand building materials?

Where do you sell second hand building materials?

Furniture can also be sold on ebay, gumtree etc. But there are also auction houses where you can sell it. In Melbourne there are several.Just a few are Leonard Joels,…

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tjilpi
Jun 18, 2016 3:09 pm
Joker
Joker
17 June 2016

acrylic textured paint vs acrylic render

acrylic textured paint vs acrylic render

I didn't render myself but painted render and it lasts years and years longer this way; most don't do but will save thousands in the long run.

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Joker
Jun 17, 2016 1:37 pm
amzandjames
amzandjames
16 June 2016

Orientation for my new build

Orientation for my new build

Thanks for the info everyone, really helpful! I think we will try to face south-west and bring in more light and sunshine :) Thanks again.

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amzandjames
Jun 16, 2016 8:11 pm
Messina
Messina
16 June 2016

Drive way

Drive way

Thanks Tash!

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Messina
Jun 16, 2016 2:45 pm
bg100
bg100
15 June 2016

Agi pipe drain - advice needed

Agi pipe drain - advice needed

I will be connecting this drain up to the stormwater system which will be improved with my backyard renovations so silt pits would be part of this. At the moment I just…

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bg100
Jun 15, 2016 12:06 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
13 June 2016

What to do 3 yr old home with Acrylic Texture Render failing

What to do 3 yr old home with Acrylic Texture Render failing

The Builder should determine the cause upon inspection and who is responsible. The reason for the fail should not be guessed by someone on an internet forum. I state…

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oldchippy
Jun 13, 2016 10:34 am

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