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Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
11 October 2015

Surfmist colour

Surfmist colour

I'm going to see if my builder can give me some addresses that have it so I can see it in the flesh! I can't commit til I've seen it! The bricks are Glenfern we are using…

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Houseandhorse
Oct 11, 2015 1:00 pm
Houseandhorse
ChrisHeli
ChrisHeli
11 October 2015

Waldorf (Porter Davis) or Milano (Carlisle Homes)

Waldorf (Porter Davis) or Milano (Carlisle Homes)

Hello everyone, I need your advice. I am in the process of selecting our new home. I kind of really like both of them. I really want to…

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ChrisHeli
Oct 11, 2015 11:22 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
10 October 2015

Sydney developer wins right to void 37 first-home buyers' co

Sydney developer wins right to void 37 first-home buyers' co

Well then it should be more like the commercial side of building where performance bonds are needed. The issue is I think that the building industry is always funded by…

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AussieMark
Oct 10, 2015 3:36 pm
rk7
rk7
10 October 2015

termites noticed...need some advice urgently

termites noticed...need some advice urgently

Thanks for all the replies…I got another guy to check it out today…he used a moisture meter which sensed activity in that area…I know as i sighted them already...and…

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rk7
Oct 10, 2015 2:52 pm
BOAK
BOAK
9 October 2015

Springlands Plumpton 3335

Springlands Plumpton 3335

Hi everyone, long time follower first time poster and joiner. Seeking any information about the Springlands Estate in Plumpton as to when they might be titled and what…

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BOAK
Oct 09, 2015 2:07 pm
shellby
shellby
9 October 2015

Position of house on block

Position of house on block

We have moved our house right to the side of our block as far as allowed - which for us is 2m. This way we have a large side yard for the kids to play as the house goes to…

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shellby
Oct 09, 2015 10:52 am
shellby
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rebuilder86
Oct 08, 2015 11:08 pm
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bubblynutter
Oct 08, 2015 9:51 pm

Here's the latest.... They said.... "The floor pipe in the slab is 110mm by using 180mm of wall we have ample room to turn the pipe, any less…

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MrsJM
Oct 07, 2015 2:43 pm
MrsJM
macca02
macca02
7 October 2015

Preparing sagging rafters for gyprocking

Preparing sagging rafters for gyprocking

Thanks old chippy! Yeh I'm not too sure what has gone on with the different heights of the rafters at the top plates, sounds like you could be on the money though. We're…

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macca02
Oct 07, 2015 12:12 pm
tezzab
tezzab
6 October 2015

Timber retaining walls need replacing

Timber retaining walls need replacing

Depends if you want to DIY or pro installation. Check your Council, but for many, under 1m won't require Engineering. Looks like you have choices in Perth . Some use…

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tezzab
Oct 06, 2015 8:51 pm
tezzab
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
5 October 2015

Metricon basic, how much more?

Metricon basic, how much more?

$1200 a Sqm is a good figure for bank valuation too

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Oct 05, 2015 5:26 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Insane
Insane
5 October 2015

Successful convenant variations

Successful convenant variations

Talk to them. If they are having difficulty shifting the blocks they may negotiate. Or you can find out from them what the purpose of that part of the covenant is - Do…

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Insane
Oct 05, 2015 4:04 pm

Hi guys, Throwing my 2C in. My house in construction has a single level lounge/alfresco area. For certification 2 things were needed, a drain the width of the door to…

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Insane
Oct 05, 2015 7:57 am
sydmelb
sydmelb
4 October 2015

Mernda Town Centre ??

Mernda Town Centre ??

I can confirm that those shops are there in Mernda Villages. Supermarket, bank, bakery and some others all operating. It is only a short drive to…

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sydmelb
Oct 04, 2015 10:00 pm
archetto
archetto
4 October 2015

Wonder what your house number will be? Like what you got?

Wonder what your house number will be? Like what you got?
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Kind of off topic but if you're building on a corner block and your street name and number is not the way your house…

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archetto
Oct 04, 2015 1:17 am
archetto
tezzab
tezzab
3 October 2015

Land ownership history

Land ownership history

Takes a few steps. Middle column, select property and title certificates Enter address - confirm Step 3 - long list of certificates with prices etc Click the i Info column…

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tezzab
Oct 03, 2015 10:06 am
tezzab
tezzab
tezzab
2 October 2015

Neighbour trying to claim land

Neighbour trying to claim land

oneJohn is right :) , a Boundary Survey is the only way to confirm where the land actually is for both parties involved. Legally, they are the only ones who can, which is…

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tezzab
Oct 02, 2015 7:52 pm
tezzab
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 October 2015

Flattening out thin metal

Flattening out thin metal

When you bend steel you work harden / cold harden it. You will always see the line. It may even crack when straightened again due to this work hardening process.

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Crazyk
Oct 02, 2015 3:49 pm
Crazyk
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 October 2015

Which costs more? Cut or fill?

Which costs more? Cut or fill?

Fill is usually cheaper - depending on where you are, how far the excavators have to bring it and the quality of the fill. Generally the fill costs nothing as everyone…

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Stewie D
Oct 02, 2015 8:31 am
lozza99
lozza99
2 October 2015

Painter Recommendations - Perth SOR

Painter Recommendations - Perth SOR

We have just used MG Aussie painting ( http://mgaussiepainting.com.au ) and they've been fantastic. Far neater than the builder's painters & it looks great. They have…

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lozza99
Oct 02, 2015 8:28 am
myhome111
myhome111
30 September 2015

RING Video Wifi Doorbell - has anyone used this

RING Video Wifi Doorbell - has anyone used this

hi, those who installed ring.. did you connect your ring doorbell to a transformer? according to ring transformer 8-24vac can be used but needs a resistor if no doorbell…

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myhome111
Sep 30, 2015 11:44 pm
bubblynutter
bubblynutter
30 September 2015

Wardrobe fitout

Wardrobe fitout

I dont know if it's something that you'd be interested in, but have you looked at IKEA? They seem to have a pretty good range of very…

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bubblynutter
Sep 30, 2015 8:33 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
30 September 2015

Ugly house exterior

Ugly house exterior

Weatherboard type cladding and a decent coat of paint?

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Spottiswoode
Sep 30, 2015 3:45 pm
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
28 September 2015

How long does it take to get a title for land?

How long does it take to get a title for land?

Just wanted to update this. We've been waiting since July and land has finally been registered with title to follow. Finally!

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Houseandhorse
Sep 28, 2015 11:09 am
Houseandhorse
Nug
Nug
28 September 2015

Building in Village Square - problems.

Building in Village Square - problems.
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hello good to hear that you have a good outcome with your meeting with the new builder ..i hope everything turn out well for u from now…

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Nug
Sep 28, 2015 1:34 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 September 2015

Polystyrene cornices

Polystyrene cornices

Have you tried Villa Cornice in cambellfield Vic. I think they have a website.

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oldchippy
Sep 27, 2015 10:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 September 2015

Solid concrete blocks

Solid concrete blocks

Hi mjklimec I don't recommend any solid blocks why? 1. They are excessively heavy and will cost more to lay 2. Masonry blocks should be cored or have frogs for structural…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 24, 2015 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 September 2015

Powerpoint On Island Bench

Powerpoint On Island Bench

To me they look a bit gimmicky although they would of course serve a purpose. We were at an open for inspection about a year ago and a few days later i bumped into the…

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Stewie D
Sep 23, 2015 7:01 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
22 September 2015

Facades

Facades

James Hardi Blue board all the way. Texture coated by an acredited Dulux Acratex applicator. http://www.jameshardie.com.au/products/ ... ex-system/

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rebuilder86
Sep 22, 2015 6:41 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
22 September 2015

Front facade with grey tones - Help!

Front facade with grey tones - Help!

Hi, Just working on what color scheme we are wanting for our front facade. I am hopeless when it comes to color so having a hard time deciding!…

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Orpheus
Sep 22, 2015 6:47 am
Orpheus
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
21 September 2015

Progress stage claims

Progress stage claims

Hi Leskie, Schedule 3 refers to the HIA contract. If you are using the MBA contract, then this is noted in section 23. This may also refer to…

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Leksie5000
Sep 21, 2015 5:57 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
21 September 2015

Beddinginn

Beddinginn

I found a new website a couple of days ago that I now like as much as Light In The Box hahaha. It's called Bedding Inn and for anyone that hasn't seen it, you can find it…

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Roomeat
Sep 21, 2015 9:13 am
Roomeat
tmbara85
tmbara85
20 September 2015

LOW PITCH= 20 degrees - good or bad

LOW PITCH= 20 degrees - good or bad

yeah thanks guys. I'm just gonna get used to it. thanks for the help

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tmbara85
Sep 20, 2015 1:37 pm
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surtees
Sep 19, 2015 9:39 pm
surtees
Beazley77
Beazley77
19 September 2015

Show Rooms WA

Show Rooms WA

Anywhere for tiles flooring and furniture in Osborne park NOR, or myaree / Oconnor SOR

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Beazley77
Sep 19, 2015 12:36 am
Beazley77
nelleebellee
nelleebellee
18 September 2015

Help please - will our dining table fit in this space?!

Help please - will our dining table fit in this space?!

Lol, just saw your picture...it wasn't loading for me before. I think that it will be fine as long as the chairs don't sit out too far (ie. they push all the way in). You…

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nelleebellee
Sep 18, 2015 5:12 pm
nelleebellee
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 September 2015

Roof and roofs designs

Roof and roofs designs

ArronJ, you don't have to lift the whole roof - maybe one sheet if you wanted to install another light or fan in the ceiling for instance. If you had to run another…

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Stewie D
Sep 16, 2015 7:55 pm
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Slick
Sep 16, 2015 11:13 am
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
15 September 2015

Colours

Colours

I've learnt it's really hard to tell from a photo, many times I've thought a roof was a particular colour and asked and it was something else but in the pic looks much…

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nat_luke1
Sep 15, 2015 10:09 pm
CR Partners
CR Partners
15 September 2015

Building contract signing process

Building contract signing process

Most builders (in Vic anyway) will make any alterations to the contract/tender through variations. The main point to be aware of as mentioned above is that you are not…

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CR Partners
Sep 15, 2015 3:54 pm
CR Partners
mwccl
mwccl
15 September 2015

Sliding doors around alfresco

Sliding doors around alfresco

i have used aluminum shutters. installed after build i found this a better solution for me rather then the roll up blinds and cost way was not…

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mwccl
Sep 15, 2015 12:56 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 September 2015

Building inspector recommendations Perth

Building inspector recommendations Perth
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Very very through. Pages of photos of tiny plaster dents, spots on walls etc on top of the structural stuff with excerpts from the stds and design dwgs etc.

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Beazley77
Sep 14, 2015 10:17 pm
Beazley77
juski
juski
14 September 2015

House+Land vs purchasing land and engaging builder

House+Land vs purchasing land and engaging builder

Thanks for your responses, everyone! The builder's rep said that the extra cost was for additional siteworks and higher ceilings (though in the description the ceiling…

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juski
Sep 14, 2015 10:45 am
juski
captaincaveman
captaincaveman
14 September 2015

Upping skills and possibly changing professions

Upping skills and possibly changing professions

thanks for the support. i am going to have a play with one of the chief architect programs as a start.

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captaincaveman
Sep 14, 2015 8:13 am
CR Partners
CR Partners
13 September 2015

What to know before signing a building contract

What to know before signing a building contract

Hi Saberx, Good work and, if everybody went through the due diligence you seem to have done, I'm sure there would be less angst and problems in the "building world". It is…

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CR Partners
Sep 13, 2015 4:42 pm
CR Partners
dwhiter4
dwhiter4
12 September 2015

Having problems picking colours for exterior

Having problems picking colours for exterior

I'd say that rendered picture is representing something close to you colours, ie Jasper render with dune roof, and the garage door surfmist. …

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dwhiter4
Sep 12, 2015 1:16 pm
samc
samc
11 September 2015

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

Turning a Full Height Opening into a Doorway

Thanks for the reply. Wouldn't the door frame have to be bricked in rather than framed as all the walls are brick? Would a bricky be able to fix the door jam and brick it…

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samc
Sep 11, 2015 12:06 pm
Allypally
Allypally
11 September 2015

Builder charges for paint scheme variation $5300 HELP

Builder charges for paint scheme variation $5300 HELP

Let the builder paint in accordance with the contract. Once handed over, either repaint yourself, or hire a painter to do it for you. It will be considerably cheaper. Your…

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Allypally
Sep 11, 2015 10:10 am
Allypally
Joker
Joker
10 September 2015

Where do you draw the line with costs?

Where do you draw the line with costs?
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Got to agree with ponzu ,I've never stretched or built without having 70% of total cost of home inc floors etc, even when building my first home at 23 years old without a…

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Joker
Sep 10, 2015 9:30 pm

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