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Babybaby82
Babybaby82
16 September

Laminex colours

Laminex colours

Hi all looking to see if anyone has chosen Elemental Ash laminex for their bench top and has photos ? Would be much appreciated

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Babybaby82
Sep 16, 2020 11:27 am
Shippy
Shippy
16 September

Modifications/cutting

Modifications/cutting

Is their anything specific to know about cutting holes in the floor of a container for stair access? Seems like it would be much more labor intensive than walls or ceilings.

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Shippy
Sep 16, 2020 3:55 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 September

Builders salary

Builders salary

You're a surveyor yet you don't know? :shock:

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SaveH2O
Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm
SaveH2O
alexp79
alexp79
15 September

Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?

Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?

I would like to stress again difference between having just a passive house and complying to PassivHaus standard.

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alexp79
Sep 15, 2020 4:02 pm

We often get clients asking for gutter guards that can be installed without any screws. That's where the Triple-G system is most suitable. Triple-G is also bird proof…

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Graysons Gutter Guard Geelong
Sep 15, 2020 1:46 pm
riverter90
riverter90
15 September

Hot Water Low Pressure

Hot Water Low Pressure

Anyone? :(

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riverter90
Sep 15, 2020 11:40 am
alexp79
alexp79
15 September

Door height help needed.

Door height help needed.

For this ceiling height do you not shoot for anything over 2040 mm for both external and internal doors (unless you do floor to ceiling frameless minimalistic interior…

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alexp79
Sep 15, 2020 2:23 am

Hi all, My house is nearing completion, the last stage is to install laminate flooring. I have got to install approx 130sqm over the concrete slab which has been…

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ndossy
Sep 14, 2020 3:54 pm

Haymes paint - Moon and Stars vs Aura

Haymes paint - Moon and Stars vs Aura

Hi all. Just wanted reviews on Haymes Moon and Stars Or Haymes Aura. We have chosen Moon and Stars but so unsure how it will look since there are not many pictures on…

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Wollert Custom Built
Sep 14, 2020 12:51 am
Pulse
Pulse
13 September

For those that have tiled over concrete in your new build (o

For those that have tiled over concrete in your new build (o

You can just tile straight onto the concrete. A wood float finish is normally used. No screed unless you need to introduce a fall for drainage

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Pulse
Sep 13, 2020 2:28 pm

Forgot to attach picture 😬

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itsMeTino
Sep 13, 2020 1:10 pm
alymei
alymei
13 September

BRICKS

BRICKS

You might be better to take a pic not in shade

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alymei
Sep 13, 2020 7:43 am
RC56
RC56
12 September

Troubles of a North Facing Block

Troubles of a North Facing Block

right. i can imagine... we figured we will have veryy less amount of time in the day having east sun and hence we finalised having our kitchen and living in the west.…

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RC56
Sep 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Lisa06
Lisa06
12 September

What does this cut/fill line mean, please?

What does this cut/fill line mean, please?

The plan relating to sub-surface drainage is just a generic plan (it is not site-specific). I don't believe there is any sub-surface drainage around our house.

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Lisa06
Sep 12, 2020 1:26 pm
Varsity
Varsity
12 September

Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Just a point on those temporary light weight plastic downpipe hoses. In our case the builder installed them as soon as the guttering went up, but they were totally…

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Varsity
Sep 12, 2020 7:38 am
Jizzibi
Jizzibi
11 September

Mimosa Homes Melbourne Builder

Mimosa Homes Melbourne Builder

Small minds do you have a special interest in darbecca? You seem to target many builders which indirectly/ directly it would then potentially give you more work? One…

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Jizzibi
Sep 11, 2020 8:32 pm

LEAFSCREENER Curled In™ is Australia's most affordable trade quality gutter guard option. Call 1300 LEAFSCREEN

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LEAFSCREENER
Sep 11, 2020 1:12 pm
3simon
3simon
11 September

Textualise bathroom wall

Textualise bathroom wall

Right. Thanks chippy!

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3simon
Sep 11, 2020 12:05 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
11 September

Advice for 30m wide and 20m length block

Advice for 30m wide and 20m length block

Try to find a plan that has you living areas facing north. They'll be brighter, & warmer in winter, heated by the northern sun. Try to limit western windows (this is an…

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ddarroch
Sep 11, 2020 10:13 am
Dominique
Dominique
10 September

Front Door handle after handover

Front Door handle after handover

They originally said…

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Dominique
Sep 10, 2020 4:43 pm
elloelloelloqwer
elloelloelloqwer
10 September

Change pivot door after handover

Change pivot door after handover

Thanks so much for your insights chippy! Trully appreciate your help. We will just go for our builder's range!

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elloelloelloqwer
Sep 10, 2020 2:43 pm
TheMasta
TheMasta
9 September

Drill and/or impact driver recommendation for general DIY

Drill and/or impact driver recommendation for general DIY

I have a Bosch battery screwdriver and Dewalt corded drill for DIY and home works. So often I faced a situation where it was necessary to first drill, then screw the…

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TheMasta
Sep 09, 2020 6:09 pm
TheMasta
Small Minds
Small Minds
9 September

Carlisle Contract Conditions

Carlisle Contract Conditions

Metricon Homes have 3…

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Small Minds
Sep 09, 2020 1:36 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 September

Stormwater gradient cannot be met

Stormwater gradient cannot be met

Many threads about this same problem.Have you done a forum search? Pumped systems are pricey and problematic, try to cost a detention-retention system.

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SaveH2O
Sep 08, 2020 3:25 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 September

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
1, 2

That would be a hard landing, a lot worse than the Iceland ones.

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SaveH2O
Sep 08, 2020 3:22 pm
SaveH2O
Harts
Harts
7 September

Bold Living After handover issues

Bold Living After handover issues

Hi DocMaanne, Do you have the CCTV footage of the 'white matter' and cracked/breakage of the pipe? Often rubble is found in pipes as there is no care factor. Were the…

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Harts
Sep 07, 2020 9:50 pm
graham dormer
graham dormer
6 September

long term durability

long term durability

Thanks for your reply..i understand but have painted a few sq mon steel beam.so wonder ing- wether to use the remaining 6 litres and should i sand back-what i have done…

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graham dormer
Sep 06, 2020 4:07 pm
elloelloelloqwer
elloelloelloqwer
6 September

change wall mixers after handover easy?

change wall mixers after handover easy?

Thank you very much for the advice. My basin mixer is built into the wall so perhaps I should just compromise and work with the builder's range on this one !!!

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elloelloelloqwer
Sep 06, 2020 12:15 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 September

Waffle Slab Thickness.

Waffle Slab Thickness.

You need to engage an independent engineer who would come up with recommendations. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 06, 2020 8:19 am

Hi all! Just reading through my developer guideline as I go through my siting. It says: Dwellings on lots above 300sqm must have a minimum front setback of 4…

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elloelloelloqwer
Sep 06, 2020 2:48 am
Thejones88
Thejones88
5 September

Soil Compaction.

Soil Compaction.

There are no trees or have even been trees on the property.

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Thejones88
Sep 05, 2020 5:12 pm
Althom
Althom
5 September

Roof Range hood installation

Roof Range hood installation

The other thing to consider is potential impact on warranty if different people install different parts.

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Althom
Sep 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Althom
Sparkyf
Sparkyf
5 September

How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC
1, 2

My dad had a two-speed hand drill! Most wouldn't have even seen anything like that I guess. It had a circular wheel with an inner and outer row of teeth, and by removing…

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Sparkyf
Sep 05, 2020 1:27 pm
Sparkyf
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 September

What to do with Masonite walls/ceiling

What to do with Masonite walls/ceiling

As per 1. Rip it all out back to bare timber frames. Install new wiring where/if needed, extra data points, insulation in the external walls and re-clad with plasterboard,…

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Stewie D
Sep 05, 2020 11:20 am
viju_009
viju_009
4 September

Repainting question

Repainting question

Friends Purchased an old house which we want to repaint especially in the common areas to white. It's currently has dull blue/grey. We are getting multiple quotes at…

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viju_009
Sep 04, 2020 8:39 am
John0322
John0322
4 September

Concrete path around house

Concrete path around house

Is this still preferred? 75mm of slab exposed from the finished heigh of concrete footpath? And concrete footpath is 50mm of compacted roadbase + 100mm concrete slab?…

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John0322
Sep 04, 2020 4:02 am
Aspiredetractor
Aspiredetractor
4 September

Porter Davis and/or Aspire Design Vancouver 33

Porter Davis and/or Aspire Design Vancouver 33

Check their Google reviews. Tread carefully. Aspire Designer Homes are the very worst.

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Aspiredetractor
Sep 04, 2020 3:04 am
tommytudor
tommytudor
2 September

Ceiling expansion joint

Ceiling expansion joint

Thanks Stewie My builder took me look through my house last week as they were really busy. And I checked to make sure the steel battens are installed. But it is a bit…

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tommytudor
Sep 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Cris
Cris
2 September

Waffle slab...

Waffle slab...

Oh thank u , we have provisional home woohoo gave us a tender not using waffle slab but their home design is not as attractive... materston does used the waffle but their…

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Cris
Sep 02, 2020 10:36 pm
tashhudson
tashhudson
2 September

Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

We bought the house as is and it was already built. I had no other options other than internal elements.

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tashhudson
Sep 02, 2020 8:58 pm
cpsjayr
cpsjayr
2 September

Building a new house in Philippines

Building a new house in Philippines

I now live in the philippines from AU. and was wondering is it possible to use hardiboard over hollow block instead of plastering with cement? thanks everyone.

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cpsjayr
Sep 02, 2020 5:34 pm

PCI new pic

PCI new pic

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Hussain sahara
Aug 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Hussain sahara
Furniture20
Furniture20
31 August

Thud (knock) noise coming from area between ceiling and roof

Thud (knock) noise coming from area between ceiling and roof

Daven, I have the exact same issue!!! It is so hard to explain it to others but I’m glad you have! We have just moved to a new apartment block and have the same knocking…

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Furniture20
Aug 31, 2020 10:28 am
MClark
MClark
30 August

Builder changing plans

Builder changing plans

Be firm on what you have them signed up for, if it is clear the posts are to be a certain colour well it will be obvious, if the wall is shown to be a particular…

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MClark
Aug 30, 2020 6:33 pm
MClark

Hi all, Has anyone bought EBH connect homes ? They are a complete package where u unfortunately cannot customise. But u get a definite idea about what the finished house…

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Kellymd
Aug 30, 2020 5:27 pm
MClark
MClark
30 August

Concrete underground water tank Melbourne

Concrete underground water tank Melbourne

You should be able to simply find a competent plumbing company to do this. It's not a specialized job, just needs machinery that is all. Good luck MC

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MClark
Aug 30, 2020 4:52 pm
MClark
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 August

Stormwater pipe repair before concreting

Stormwater pipe repair before concreting

It's good. I would never specift the use of flimsy SN2 pvc stormwater pipe in a charged system but it is probably included in the specs. Not impressed with the angle…

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SaveH2O
Aug 30, 2020 10:47 am
SaveH2O
Pulse
Pulse
29 August

getting wall insulation 2 storey townhouse

getting wall insulation 2 storey townhouse

Is it for road noise? The cavity is continuous and can’t just be filled. Insulation sits in the timber wall frame hence the gyprock all needs to come off. Easiest is to…

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Pulse
Aug 29, 2020 11:23 pm

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