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Independent Building inspector needed

Independent Building inspector needed

Hi Gadi80, They should also carry professional indemnity insurance for their inspection and report, Cheers Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Jun 01, 2017 11:54 pm
Allrisk
Allrisk
1 June

My First Build!

My First Build!

My parents live in York. 40 minutes? You must drive pretty fast :) I find those roads a little scary. It's a great area though. I hope it goes well. In WA you either…

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Allrisk
Jun 01, 2017 5:36 pm
Allrisk
d@n
d@n
1 June

help with colour scheme for painting

help with colour scheme for painting

Greetings, If you don't want to use yellow colour for wall then I think you should go with light blue for wall painting. Carpet colour is good and for wood you can use…

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d@n
Jun 01, 2017 1:04 pm
Jwallace
Jwallace
1 June

Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane

Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane

Hello, I am looking for recommendations in Brisbane for a draftsman/building designer. I have a Queenslander home that I want to restump renovate and also build in underneath.

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Jwallace
Jun 01, 2017 8:45 am
joso1234
joso1234
31 May

Installing digital cctv DIY

Installing digital cctv DIY

Hi, I want to know if it is legal for a non electrician (me in this case) to install digital cctv camera and do the cabling under the roof (apart from hooking it to…

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joso1234
May 31, 2017 9:04 pm

HELP!!! Forgot to seal wall after wallpaper before painting,

HELP!!! Forgot to seal wall after wallpaper before painting,

You say you cleaned well and removed all paper. What's it look like now - ie under good light ? Maybe no need to worry - if you did remove and clean well.

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Saint Mike
May 31, 2017 10:00 am
Saint Mike
Ladybugs2
Ladybugs2
30 May

Front porch slope.. is this normal standards?

Front porch slope.. is this normal standards?

Thanks for your replies! we haven't measured yet as unsure what measurement to take? and yes it all looks like it falls to the front right hand corner def not evenly to…

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Ladybugs2
May 30, 2017 10:26 pm
Ladybugs2
GLO
GLO
30 May

Demolition Company Sydney

Demolition Company Sydney

How much was it before you mentioned asbestos?

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GLO
May 30, 2017 8:40 pm
siouxsam
siouxsam
30 May

Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

Burbank CRO helped me to create a variation and returning BAL amount : How is your build going on?

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siouxsam
May 30, 2017 4:14 pm
voz
voz
30 May

Internal door height - 2040 or 2340?

Internal door height - 2040 or 2340?
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Thanks @pickylady, I settled with the same now - 2590 ceilings and standard doors.

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voz
May 30, 2017 1:54 pm

Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?

Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?
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I see on TV the other day that Vax now has a Dyson look-alike. Not sure of the price difference but would be interested to see the 2 compared. I will be investing in one…

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First_Timer_Ray
May 30, 2017 9:54 am
First_Timer_Ray
Sparta
Sparta
29 May

2nd owner builder within 5 years

2nd owner builder within 5 years

Advice needed - We have applied for a second owner builder permit within 5 year (our first application was for a small single room extension in our previous house) We have…

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Sparta
May 29, 2017 8:28 pm
Shar_on
Shar_on
29 May

Site Supervisor

Site Supervisor

Can anyone tell me, when do we meet our site supervisor on site. We are building with MJH.

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Shar_on
May 29, 2017 7:43 pm
chatty
chatty
29 May

Sewage/Sydney water Pipes and building over it?

Sewage/Sydney water Pipes and building over it?

Hi all Needing some clarification on the pipes which run across the property and whether this would be an issue in the future if looking to build or extend on the vacant…

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chatty
May 29, 2017 3:28 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 May

House side concrete drainage

House side concrete drainage

Add builders using building surveyors into that mix that are impacted by conflict of interest and we have a mess!

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SaveH2O
May 27, 2017 10:27 pm
SaveH2O

Austral Nougat Bricks

Austral Nougat Bricks

Realised i never replied to this. There was some discolouration to a few of my bricks that developed over the course of the build. The builder got someone out to clean the…

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phantaztik
May 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

I was in a similar boat. If you paid $20000 for aircon remember builder is making profit. You still have a HIA contract for completion by a specific date. Before you…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 6:53 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Are you keeping the house? The lower valuation is good to reduce your rates. Extra bedroom on paper will increase rates. When you are selling you can list how you like…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 6:43 pm

So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

Maybe also - check out what's around you. The colours being used. I like lighter. House looking good.

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Saint Mike
May 27, 2017 8:41 am
Saint Mike
Joker
Joker
26 May

Where to start - renovation

Where to start - renovation

Start with Draftsman to get plans so u know what's getting done, this way you will be guided by the Draftsman as to the process. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 26, 2017 10:22 pm

Infinity Pools - Look great but are they a pain?

Infinity Pools - Look great but are they a pain?

We had an 8m x 4m fibreglass pool a few years back and it was honestly great. Kids loved it. (as much as they could, we're in melbourne after all) But now at our new…

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energy4anarchy
May 25, 2017 9:24 pm

Anyone building Capri 25 with Coral Homes?

Anyone building Capri 25 with Coral Homes?

We thought it was worth it I have pics of it in my thread too

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BrownDog77
May 25, 2017 11:02 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 May

need bricks

need bricks

These companies advertise that they match bricks; however, I can't imagine that such an undertaking would be perfect nor…

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arcadelt
May 24, 2017 12:01 pm

Paying for Quotes

Paying for Quotes

If they want the work they'll do the quote. If they are busy they may well quote high and request estimate fees. If they are that hard up for minor cash I'd be wary of…

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Saint Mike
May 23, 2017 8:04 am
Saint Mike

Relocate Home

Relocate Home

A 3 bed house is a pretty big home to move, but I'm pretty sure it can be done. Best you find someone who has had experience doing it and get quotes from them to get a…

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ThomasMaloney
May 22, 2017 12:17 am
ThomasMaloney
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

JG King complaints

JG King complaints

I feel for you. What stage are you at? Are you past Fixing. I did not negotiate a higher than standard rate for being over contact and am still paying the…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:49 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Why ask the question when you are not even sure who did the damage? Hilarious.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:41 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

A crossover is the driveway that crosses over the footpath outside your house. You do not have a crossover on your property. Your post makes no sense.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:37 pm
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
19 May

who is liable for this issue

who is liable for this issue

"someone put a small pipe as in the photo, so the water won't be able to release if the rain is a bit heavy" Wow that makes sense - NOT. Let me save you some time. Suck…

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bigniqiu
May 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Joker
Joker
19 May

Wood or tiles?

Wood or tiles?

Tiles better, but some now are using floating wood floors, ask wood floor specialists if guarantees are still OK with floating wood floor, if yes, it's a good indication…

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Joker
May 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Display home insurance

Display home insurance

Dear Members, For all your future reference you may try at The Builders Insurance Broker.

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barkprocom
May 19, 2017 10:05 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 May

Construction Insurance

Construction Insurance

In NSW, and I think Australia wide, it is compulsory and your builder should arrange it.

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arcadelt
May 19, 2017 8:00 am
algernon
algernon
18 May

True or Magnetic North ????

True or Magnetic North ????

Every survey and plan I've ever seen references grid north (close to, if not exactly on, true north). I've never seen magnetic north used, and can't think of any reason…

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algernon
May 18, 2017 11:21 pm

New house: Clean garage floors?

New house: Clean garage floors?

yes our garage floor is atrocious and covered in paint and polyurethane spilled from when they did the timber floors. I asked will it be cleaned and they said "no not…

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Megandruss
May 16, 2017 11:06 pm
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Saint Mike
May 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Saint Mike

Clean fill needed. Sydney

Clean fill needed. Sydney

Check gumtree. I got my contacts from there

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captaincaveman
May 16, 2017 1:34 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
15 May

Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

Sorry I can't help with advice but your post has made me realised we will have the exact same issue! Blackbutt floors opening into merbau deck! I'll keep the stain in…

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Ezza78
May 15, 2017 1:00 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 May

Henley, Metricon, Simonds, AV Jennings, Dennis Family Homes,

Henley, Metricon, Simonds, AV Jennings, Dennis Family Homes,

If you own any home built over 10 years ago by the major builders in Victoria, it is likely you have windows with an inline reveal. You can easily replace these windows…

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ECOECO
May 14, 2017 2:55 pm
ECOECO

Ignore independent building inspection at your peril!

Ignore independent building inspection at your peril!
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Building surveyor will be good at statutory inspections and to check building compliance however there is a lot more What about contract…

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building-expert
May 13, 2017 6:43 am
building-expert

Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Great - thanks for your reply. This is how I am trying to see it... get a trust worthy builder and work hard to save money by making my own purchases. A fixed price…

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energy4anarchy
May 11, 2017 8:34 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 May

Is there any problem in buying such property? (plz chk post)

Is there any problem in buying such property? (plz chk post)

1 km? lol Utter rubbish. Maybe 100m, but even thats a stretch. Ive lived next to transmission cables (about 30m away) and all the houses around mine where selling at…

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ECOECO
May 11, 2017 7:05 pm
ECOECO

License/Certification for Office Cleaning Business

License/Certification for Office Cleaning Business

Hi Nick Yes, You will be required a certificate to start a business in Perth. Because I have a same business Sydney Clean Group in Sydney and I had required business…

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nickcampbel
May 11, 2017 4:37 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
11 May

Floor plan advice

Floor plan advice

Yes the ensuite needs a CSD like the WIR next to it. Then the towel rail could be moved. Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

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MandM+4
May 11, 2017 2:09 pm
kek
kek
11 May

Home storage upgrade

Home storage upgrade

Absolutely. It's what we were originally going to do, but we ran out of funds to do the robes before moving in. Alternatively, if you're using IKEA units, you can have…

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kek
May 11, 2017 6:44 am
kek

WILLOW 180 STROUD HOMES

WILLOW 180 STROUD HOMES

Has anyone build a willow 180 with Stroud homes????????

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waterbaby_202
May 10, 2017 12:06 pm
binator
binator
8 May

Tile Roof Replacement

Tile Roof Replacement

I have a tile roof on a cream brick veneer house of just on 13.5 squares - tiles are just over 50 years old and are de-laminating and / or cracking randomly. The pitch is…

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binator
May 08, 2017 9:24 am


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