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Fore20
Fore20
26 October 2020

termite inspection how often

termite inspection how often

every year should be done

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Fore20
Oct 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Fore20
Althom
Althom
26 October 2020

Bludging toliet doorframe beside the bath

Bludging toliet doorframe beside the bath

That timber is as rotten as. I'd say there's a leak somewhere.

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Althom
Oct 26, 2020 9:41 am
Althom
DDUN
DDUN
25 October 2020

Replace wooden load bearing post with a galvanic post?

Replace wooden load bearing post with a galvanic post?

Hey guys. I have an ugly wooden post in the corner of my alfresco that is holding up a whole room on the second floor. I wanted to cover it with brick so it matches the…

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DDUN
Oct 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Brett0004
Brett0004
25 October 2020

Walk In Shower Width

Walk In Shower Width

Our new build has 2 walk in showers, we pulled the openings back from original 1000mm to one is 750mm and the other is 790mm and they are fine.

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Brett0004
Oct 25, 2020 11:56 am
tourier
tourier
24 October 2020

Council quotes

Council quotes

When getting quotes from a council to connect to services, are they meant to provide a transparent itemised quote? Is there a regulatory body that can give advice on…

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tourier
Oct 24, 2020 6:46 am
tourier
tourier
23 October 2020

Quotes

Quotes

It was for connection to essential services on empty block that developer failed to connect to. Was ticked off as ok and colleague bought block. Now colleague was told by…

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tourier
Oct 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Althom
Althom
23 October 2020

Fencing disagreement

Fencing disagreement

If you were to agree to his rather ridiculous proposal he'd have to access your side of the fence so he'd need insurance against possible damage to your property. He'd…

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Althom
Oct 23, 2020 10:12 am
Althom
Harshitha.hn
Harshitha.hn
22 October 2020

Alfresco door height

Alfresco door height

Hi All, We are in the process of building a new house. We have gone for 2.4 height Alfresco doors. Does getting recessed reduce the height of the doors? we want all the…

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Harshitha.hn
Oct 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Muhammad
Muhammad
22 October 2020

Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

My guess is that they caulked the top edges to prevent water dripped down those sides as they're probably harder to clean, given the positioning. If your bathtub is…

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Muhammad
Oct 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Mitchell1984
Mitchell1984
21 October 2020

Buffalo Lawn dying!

Buffalo Lawn dying!

I’ve thatched mine back . Did I go too far? Help!

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Mitchell1984
Oct 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October 2020

Tiger Snake in a Gutter

Tiger Snake in a Gutter

Yes, usually wearing a suit with a real estate sign out the front or when there is a dispute with a client because they didn't read the contract or plans and they turn up…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2020 7:16 am
Mitchell1984
Mitchell1984
20 October 2020

Buffalo lawn

Buffalo lawn

Thanks! I’ll have a look but surviving to find the exact ones or pics that looks like my struggling lawn and also some tips around fertiliser and also dethatching which…

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Mitchell1984
Oct 20, 2020 10:56 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
19 October 2020

Rake ceiling costs

Rake ceiling costs

yep would be roughly the same unless you want to expose your beams

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SejaeD
Oct 19, 2020 7:33 pm
SejaeD
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 October 2020

Dividing fence

Dividing fence

Is there a question in there somewhere??????? Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 19, 2020 2:54 pm
Fore20
Fore20
19 October 2020

Barrington Homes

Barrington Homes

LMAO!!

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Fore20
Oct 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Fore20
Joker
Joker
18 October 2020

Cracks in Cement between bricks. Reason for Concern?

Cracks in Cement between bricks. Reason for Concern?

Looks ok,just hairline cracking,keep.a eye on it just in case.

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Joker
Oct 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Housetohome
Housetohome
18 October 2020

Traveling during lockdown VIC - moving in preparation

Traveling during lockdown VIC - moving in preparation

We're 50kms away so does not actually help🙄 We're not gathering to other homes so I might need to ring police or home building industry a ring tomorrow and hope I…

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Housetohome
Oct 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 October 2020

Builder issue - stairs and skirting - help please

Builder issue - stairs and skirting - help please

And that image alexp79 looks like a 3D computer image to me. Always easy to make it look good on screen, not always easy or practical in the real world. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 17, 2020 6:37 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 October 2020

Builder won't allow private inspector before handover

Builder won't allow private inspector before handover

I would engage the inspector now and ask them to sort this out. I would have a personal policy that I will not attend unless my representative is afforded free access.

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ECOECO
Oct 16, 2020 10:27 am
ECOECO
thangam
thangam
16 October 2020

pathway suggesstion needed

pathway suggesstion needed

my front door steps is like below picture , im looking some idea to have walkway stepping stone. can you please suggest me. now im walking in grass which i dont like.…

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thangam
Oct 16, 2020 9:04 am
somethingtofix66
somethingtofix66
16 October 2020

Side of house not draining.

Side of house not draining.

I don't know whether the builder is responsible, however, if it were to be repaired it would be done by a plumbing company. Most likely what they'd do is install drainage…

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somethingtofix66
Oct 16, 2020 2:54 am

Thought of sharing some photos of retaining walls as this is not a common build of first course . Welcome any comments and…

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chanam
Oct 16, 2020 12:09 am
chanam
chanam
15 October 2020

What product to use in fixing cracks in corner mortar

What product to use in fixing cracks in corner mortar

Thank you Stewie for explanation and input. Yeah, reckon it is some slight movement ...expected of a build from mid 90s. All fixed now with help of mortar mix. :)

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chanam
Oct 15, 2020 11:42 pm
The Pool Inspector
The Pool Inspector
15 October 2020

Private Certifiers

Private Certifiers

Hi Dogwood, If you in VIC, if so then you need to find another private building surveyor / certifier who will take on the project $$$$$ and they will want to do thier…

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The Pool Inspector
Oct 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
14 October 2020

Perimeter paving slab drainage?

Perimeter paving slab drainage?

Make the water go where you want it to go. It's lazy and will always go downhill. My brother had a footpath between his house and a small retaining wall. There was a…

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Phil of Sydney
Oct 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Feffa federica
Feffa federica
14 October 2020

How much is my land worth?

How much is my land worth?

Thank you everyone for you it answers!

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Feffa federica
Oct 14, 2020 9:52 am
mix_underground
mix_underground
14 October 2020

Ownership of stormwater drain in nature strip

Ownership of stormwater drain in nature strip

Yes, the 90mm storm water house drain. What if this pipe was damaged by trees in the nature strip that the council had planted many years ago? I'll probably just ring the…

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mix_underground
Oct 14, 2020 3:43 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 October 2020

Lining and insulating a shed

Lining and insulating a shed

Send him a PM. He might not be logging into the forums anymore. The PM should automatically go to his email account. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 13, 2020 8:24 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 October 2020

Wet charged systen

Wet charged systen
1, 2, 3

I'll do a summary. OUTLET DISCHARGE. Already well covered but to recap: 150mm outlet with no restrictor plate: no council PSD mandate? The…

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SaveH2O
Oct 13, 2020 7:45 pm
SaveH2O
Oh oh now what
Oh oh now what
13 October 2020

color help ~~ !!

color help ~~ !!

Hey all looking for suggestions tips pointers pictures - Like most…

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Oh oh now what
Oct 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 October 2020

Walk through internals

Walk through internals

Can't see any of the photos. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 12, 2020 5:32 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
12 October 2020

Surfmist gutters

Surfmist gutters

We did monument roof with monument gutter, surfmist fascia, surfmist windows and garage door.

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bestspecials
Oct 12, 2020 1:59 pm
bestspecials
alexp79
alexp79
12 October 2020

Construction cost - apartment building for investment

Construction cost - apartment building for investment

Rough calculation: multiply total square meters area of your building (everything covered with roof) by $3000 (+GST).

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alexp79
Oct 12, 2020 1:21 pm
Lisa06
Lisa06
11 October 2020

What sort of path is this?

What sort of path is this?

The weep holes are 150mm above the ground. Yes, I thought that the path would have to pool water to drain, however, the path is sloped so it won’t pool water.

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Lisa06
Oct 11, 2020 7:54 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 October 2020

Tiles and paint

Tiles and paint

If you can afford it, I would do both.

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arcadelt
Oct 11, 2020 8:14 am
aria9521
aria9521
10 October 2020

What screw type should I use to attach acrylic to wood?

What screw type should I use to attach acrylic to wood?

It's just an example, the actual dimensions of the timber is 350 x 170 x 5 mm. Thanks for the help, I couldn't figure out how to determine the screw sizes.

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aria9521
Oct 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Pulse
Pulse
9 October 2020

Power and drainage in same trench??

Power and drainage in same trench??

yes you can, you needs spacing between pipes but electrical will be below 500mm and you can lay the ag line just under the turf. Make sure there is marker tape at 300mm,…

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Pulse
Oct 09, 2020 6:10 am
takbd
takbd
8 October 2020

What is this joinery hardware product?

What is this joinery hardware product?

Perfect thanks so much!!!

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takbd
Oct 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Mining Man
Mining Man
8 October 2020

Painter for interior

Painter for interior

I also made an online enquiry with Premier Decorating and they got back to me really quickly. I found them with a google search, along with plenty of others.

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Mining Man
Oct 08, 2020 8:16 am
Suem1
Suem1
7 October 2020

Building inspector perth

Building inspector perth

For our we used Ben from Total home Inspections. Highly recommended if you are still looking?

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Suem1
Oct 07, 2020 9:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 October 2020

Sewer line clips the corner of the house - risks?

Sewer line clips the corner of the house - risks?

If the build over was properly dealt with at the time the risk of future pipe breakage is very small. Also the risk that the sewer may have to be dug up is low. With…

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bashworth
Oct 07, 2020 10:04 am
bashworth
BeeDee
BeeDee
6 October 2020

Durisol blocks

Durisol blocks

Hi all, I'm looking at various external materials for my build on the far south coast of NSW, about 300metres from breaking surf. I'd like as durable and maintenance free…

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BeeDee
Oct 06, 2020 12:55 pm
Mauromario
Mauromario
5 October 2020

Edge Heave

Edge Heave

Your so right if ever I build again it will be the old raft slab, i was talking to some concreters and they tell me not much difference between raft and waffle it's just a…

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Mauromario
Oct 05, 2020 7:28 pm
shahfar
shahfar
5 October 2020

Best place for a solar hot water unit

Best place for a solar hot water unit

Thanks for the feedback arcadelt!

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shahfar
Oct 05, 2020 5:05 pm
Corstew
Corstew
5 October 2020

Framing advice

Framing advice

Can anyone offer me any information about why there is no bottom plate in a stud wall in a 1920s building. Possibly a balloon frame ? There is some movement when the wall…

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Corstew
Oct 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Jonty67
Jonty67
4 October 2020

Pool bullnose removal

Pool bullnose removal

Hi there, can anyone give me a little information on removing bullnose pavers from a fibre glass pool. I’m afraid I will crack the pool if I use to much force. Thanks

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Jonty67
Oct 04, 2020 1:01 pm
Pulse
Pulse
3 October 2020

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

yeah I think it’s the condensation that can drip onto the plasterboard as well as the temperature changes that cause the cracking

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Pulse
Oct 03, 2020 8:56 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
3 October 2020

Oran park or Willowdale

Oran park or Willowdale

Willowdale for sure... when you have driven an hour in peak hour traffic the last thing you want to do is continue on Camden Valley Way in bumper to bumper traffic to Oran…

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CD12JD
Oct 03, 2020 8:23 pm
CD12JD
Lisa06
Lisa06
3 October 2020

Drainage Question Please

Drainage Question Please

Hi, I have a drainage question, please, which…

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Lisa06
Oct 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Ash jolly
Ash jolly
3 October 2020

HIA building contract

HIA building contract

Hi Maiya, You can speak to them but I don’t think you will get much help from them.

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Ash jolly
Oct 03, 2020 10:19 am

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