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jillybug
jillybug
23 August 2014

Small win - may be of interest

Small win - may be of interest

This is a great post! Well done to all parties concerned.

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jillybug
Aug 23, 2014 5:06 pm
jillybug
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 August 2014

Driveway dimensions & gate - how wide for 2 cars?

Driveway dimensions & gate - how wide for 2 cars?

A standard parking bay is typically 2.5m minimum so at least 5m, although 6m gives you more room to get out of the car without stepping on the…

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Saint Mike
Aug 23, 2014 7:21 am
Saint Mike
mgilla
mgilla
22 August 2014

Builders Warranty

Builders Warranty

That may be the case but it is still not covered under the structural warranty.

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mgilla
Aug 22, 2014 5:47 pm
its
its
22 August 2014

Concreting Outdoor & Cost

Concreting Outdoor & Cost

There are regulations for how much permeable surface you must have on your block, check with your local council to see what applies in your case :)

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its
Aug 22, 2014 1:54 pm
B STAR
B STAR
22 August 2014

Concrete on Asphalt road

Concrete on Asphalt road

chip away at the lumps. Then use acid to remove the stains.

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B STAR
Aug 22, 2014 7:59 am
cristobal_james
cristobal_james
22 August 2014

Site Supervisor Refused to Complete Final Inspection

Site Supervisor Refused to Complete Final Inspection

Just thought I would provide and update.. I drafted an email by pointing out the obvious details such as the date the home was in fact at PC. I have used their emails as…

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cristobal_james
Aug 22, 2014 1:15 am
Merlotguest
Merlotguest
21 August 2014

How long did your painters take ?

How long did your painters take ?

We only had one painter and it took him one week. Tilers are in now and we have two working they have also said one week. Good luck with your build.

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Merlotguest
Aug 21, 2014 5:44 pm
Merlotguest
rodericb
rodericb
21 August 2014

USB powerpoints

USB powerpoints

I've considered it but gave up on it because devices already come with chargers. Also that the amp requirements of devices is slowly creeping up and the manufacturers of…

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rodericb
Aug 21, 2014 1:27 pm
mgilla
mgilla
19 August 2014

Can rain damage particle board floor??

Can rain damage particle board floor??

Because the way the "fibres" are orientated, particle board doesn't expand as much as a material where all the fibres are orientated in…

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mgilla
Aug 19, 2014 9:37 pm
MelbFenceCo
MelbFenceCo
19 August 2014

Looking for good Fencing businesses in and around Mernda!

Looking for good Fencing businesses in and around Mernda!

Hi Armanda, Alex here from the Melbourne Fence Company, I will be more than happy to help. Please call our office on 8407 3538 and we will have someone attend and…

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MelbFenceCo
Aug 19, 2014 9:20 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 August 2014

West facing bedrooms

West facing bedrooms

SM, a lot of RE agents aren't the sharpest tools in the shed - not from my experience anyway. Hit them with some technical questions about a…

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Saint Mike
Aug 19, 2014 8:17 pm
Saint Mike
kpravin
kpravin
19 August 2014

K-Spec Building Consultants Review - Brisbane Final Inspect

K-Spec Building Consultants Review - Brisbane Final Inspect

Hi guys, I was referred to K-Spec Building Consultants, and recently had them conduct a Final Inspection of my new investment property at Ipswich (not far from Brisbane).…

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kpravin
Aug 19, 2014 6:59 pm
kpravin
bpratt
bpratt
19 August 2014

Removing plywood stains from concrete surface

Removing plywood stains from concrete surface

I actually took a closer look at the other day I was out at the house, and without doing anything much at all, other than an initial scrub after heavily wetting the…

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bpratt
Aug 19, 2014 9:10 am
Joker
Joker
18 August 2014

Tiles

Tiles

why not,if some water gets through tile , wont waterproofing it stop it going even further down, such has a garage etc underneath.

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Joker
Aug 18, 2014 4:52 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 August 2014

What is a sewer tie?

What is a sewer tie?

Reminds me of a time at the Grand Final - many years ago - just a young kid - on the hill - went for a pee and standing in the line - inside the loo they had a cop -…

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Saint Mike
Aug 18, 2014 4:39 pm
Saint Mike
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
18 August 2014

Roof guttering replacement

Roof guttering replacement

Hello Guys, We bought house in Nov2013 and had the building inspector checked it as well. In his report he mentioned internal condition of the guttering is not ideal,…

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thehuntbegins
Aug 18, 2014 12:05 pm
akapacker
akapacker
18 August 2014

Contracts for subcontractors as an owner builder in Victoria

Contracts for subcontractors as an owner builder in Victoria

Hi everyone, I'm close to breaking ground on my owner build in Victoria, and have some quotes for site works and a slab pour - about $35k. Does anyone have any…

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akapacker
Aug 18, 2014 6:19 am
tangerineowl
tangerineowl
17 August 2014

open to the elements brickwall gap 30-45mm

open to the elements brickwall gap 30-45mm

A side neighbour has a building brickwall which buts-up close to my townhouse external-double-brick-wall (they are an a higher ground level than me, by about 1 metre) My…

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tangerineowl
Aug 17, 2014 6:56 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
17 August 2014

Building inspection reports - what to expect?

Building inspection reports - what to expect?

If you engage a private building inspector to review work done on a property by a Builder (refurbishment of original dwelling rooms and adding an extension) for a Hearing…

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kats_meow
Aug 17, 2014 5:43 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
15 August 2014

Insurance whilst building & variations to standard contract

Insurance whilst building & variations to standard contract

I believe that the insurance comes under the builder through Builders Warranty Insurance, although i guess you could contact an insurance broker to see if there is…

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kats_meow
Aug 15, 2014 4:45 pm
building-expert
building-expert
15 August 2014

Holiday House, not Beachfront. Does it matter?

Holiday House, not Beachfront. Does it matter?

Yes thanks snufl, they blow my head gasket. The three opinions I wanted to get across are that: 1 get the views if you can, waterfront or not, 2 get in now and upgrade…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2014 11:55 am
building-expert
JohnDoe2014
JohnDoe2014
14 August 2014

Choosing between Architect, Building Agent, Project Builder

Choosing between Architect, Building Agent, Project Builder

+1 to the advice from Snowing and tjilpi 4kids - We are kind of going through a similar phase - the last bit of feasibility. My starting point was our budget. We then did…

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JohnDoe2014
Aug 14, 2014 10:19 pm
nectar
nectar
14 August 2014

Variation part

Variation part

This particular builder is very experienced and IMHO there is no excuse to mess up what you need to comply with either CDC or council as there are details readily…

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nectar
Aug 14, 2014 5:09 pm
nectar
nectar
14 August 2014

VCAT, owner wins damages for heaved pool replacement

VCAT, owner wins damages for heaved pool replacement

Good on you again BE. I so wish you were on our case an tribunal. Please keep fighting for people like us. I agree why let yourself be publicly dragged through the…

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nectar
Aug 14, 2014 5:04 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
18 September 2014

Help with painting over Gloss Paint. Help! Help! Help!

Help with painting over Gloss Paint. Help! Help! Help!

Sounds to me like he sprayed water based gloss over enamel. If that's the case it'll never stick. Needs to be sanded right back. How long did it take to dry? If less…

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Crazyk
Sep 18, 2014 8:17 pm
Crazyk
LaceyM
LaceyM
13 August 2014

Does anyone know how much it cost to hire a Scissor Lift?

Does anyone know how much it cost to hire a Scissor Lift?

How stable/level must the ground be where you want to work with it ? I'm just not sure that many home builds would have solid and level enough…

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LaceyM
Aug 13, 2014 8:39 pm
LaceyM
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
13 August 2014

2 pack or not 2 pack? [Wardrobes]

2 pack or not 2 pack? [Wardrobes]

I would only think it would look odd if the wardrobes were the only thing that was modern in the house. If you are planning on upgrading the kitchen and the bathrooms…

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Burnsfirsttime
Aug 13, 2014 2:52 pm
Burnsfirsttime
jcbissor
jcbissor
12 August 2014

What builder in Perth

What builder in Perth

We've built with goodlife and the whole process, every document, every sign and every bit of correspondence and even pre start was from/at/with Gemmill. Even our new home…

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jcbissor
Aug 12, 2014 2:17 pm
jcbissor
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 August 2014

Living Areas Vs Larger Bedrooms?

Living Areas Vs Larger Bedrooms?

I think size does matter - in a bedroom that half metre more can mean the difference - not now - but maybe when they want a Queen bed ... :) Living area needs to be a…

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Saint Mike
Aug 12, 2014 9:25 am
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 August 2014

Question about EFFLORESCENCE in bricks and sealing options

Question about EFFLORESCENCE in bricks and sealing options

How much effect from poor draiange can have an effect like this? Some or a lot but that depends mostly on whether the DPC is a) in the…

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Stewie D
Aug 12, 2014 8:45 am
deluxes
deluxes
11 August 2014

Theater rooms??

Theater rooms??
1, 2

I personally love that my hubby plays video games as a means to unwind.... It means he's home and not p*ssed down at the pub or with a pack of his mates in clubs like some…

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deluxes
Aug 11, 2014 11:07 pm
deluxes
JB1
JB1
11 August 2014

Stone Benchtop durability

Stone Benchtop durability

Never used a clip on high chair, but I wouldn't hesitate to use one with a stone bench top. Only issue with stone is chipping if you slam a very hard/heavy object on it.…

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JB1
Aug 11, 2014 6:45 pm
buzurk
buzurk
11 August 2014

Building in Brooks Terrace Kanahooka NSW

Building in Brooks Terrace Kanahooka NSW

Did anyone get hit with an increase in cost from having to have exposure grade bricks etc

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buzurk
Aug 11, 2014 3:08 pm
joannek
joannek
11 August 2014

Glass balcony facade a good idea????

Glass balcony facade a good idea????

I don't know what the usual material is for wire balustrade but our last one rusted. I was wondering if marine grade stainless steel would be an option.

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joannek
Aug 11, 2014 1:31 pm
qebtel
qebtel
11 August 2014

Extension Cost Per Square Metre - are builders serious!

Extension Cost Per Square Metre - are builders serious!

its hard to see why a builder wants $2500m2 to do basic extension when you can get a basic/budget house for less than $1000m2 if you only…

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qebtel
Aug 11, 2014 10:51 am
d@n
d@n
10 August 2014

Design Help - Exterior Colour Scheme

Design Help - Exterior Colour Scheme

It's personal choice but for me,…

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d@n
Aug 10, 2014 3:03 pm
insider
insider
10 August 2014

Garage Wall Cracking - Builders responsibility?

Garage Wall Cracking - Builders responsibility?

Costs can vary but anywhere between $600 -$1200 at a guess but it should include 1 to 2 boreholes,footing probe, moisture samples and floor levels or brickwork levels.what…

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insider
Aug 10, 2014 8:31 am

We were in the same situation as you. We weren't concerned about blocking heat, we wanted privacy during the day but to retain as much view as possible. I did heaps of…

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snufl
Aug 09, 2014 10:16 pm
ericdog
ericdog
9 August 2014

HIA Perth Home show this week

HIA Perth Home show this week

My Partner and I did go to HIA Perth Home show Friday 8th August. After getting tickets online for $10 ($12 at Door) - we were expecting a huge home show. Exhibitor +…

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ericdog
Aug 09, 2014 6:30 pm
nrh157
nrh157
8 August 2014

HELP WITH LAND CONTRACT

HELP WITH LAND CONTRACT

But also keep in mind if you do exit from your current contract, you may need to pay a higher price for your next block.

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nrh157
Aug 08, 2014 3:24 pm
nrh157
Dr House
Dr House
8 August 2014

Compensation from builder for delays??

Compensation from builder for delays??

I am curious, who are you guys building with? I am building with the volume builder (psss... Plantation Homes AKA Henley) and we are almost finished after less than a…

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Dr House
Aug 08, 2014 1:41 am
Dr House
liquidtransition
liquidtransition
6 August 2014

Underfloor heating - actuallys heat the room? or Nobo? Help!

Underfloor heating - actuallys heat the room? or Nobo? Help!

Hi Carocaro, If you're considering heating for a 5 sqm room, my suggestion would be go with an electric floor heating mat. Underfloor heating in general is always the…

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liquidtransition
Aug 06, 2014 11:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 August 2014

Hammock Hooks in Brick in Western Australia

Hammock Hooks in Brick in Western Australia

Hi Ollie you're welcome LOL,My son has just returned from a medical study trip from Mexico City with a hammock. Now even though I built the wall that he wants to hang it…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 06, 2014 9:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
qebtel
qebtel
4 August 2014

Issues to be aware of after tree impact???

Issues to be aware of after tree impact???

When the insurance assessor comes, ask him for his credentials. If he isnt a qualified structural engineer,and they arent going to get one in subsequently, that's your…

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qebtel
Aug 04, 2014 2:24 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2014

Concrete Structures

Concrete Structures

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a precast concrete wall structure as opposed to other methods of constructing a multi-storey…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2014 1:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaviscon Girl
Gaviscon Girl
4 August 2014

Beacon Lighting App

Beacon Lighting App

I *knew* up/down exterior lights wouldn't look right on our new house! Now I have proof. :)

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Gaviscon Girl
Aug 04, 2014 5:48 am
Gaviscon Girl
jimmild
jimmild
4 August 2014

Need suggestions on Concrete Patios

Need suggestions on Concrete Patios

Getting it installed, new concrete patios on my front yard. Already hired a professional company called http://rocklinconcrete.com/ Basically i am looking for some ideas,…

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jimmild
Aug 04, 2014 1:35 am
devruben
devruben
3 August 2014

How to purchase Laminex products ?

How to purchase Laminex products ?

Hi, I am thinking about remodeling my kitchen and I am just doing some research on the products and associated processes. I am interested in a Laminex for my benchtop. I…

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devruben
Aug 03, 2014 10:55 pm


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