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Zhenhua
Zhenhua
26 September

Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

Thanks.. So for laminate floors, is it common to have the problems (crackling sound from seams) that I'm having with my laminate floor?

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Zhenhua
Sep 26, 2017 11:00 pm

How can we make with quality and professional way?

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kartiksharmakanth
Sep 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 September

How long should you keep contracts for?

How long should you keep contracts for?

I'd keep them for as long as you have the house - at least ... :)

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Saint Mike
Sep 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Saint Mike
bank
bank
26 September

Cabots chestnut exterior varnish stain

Cabots chestnut exterior varnish stain

Try talking to some paint shops that sell the product and see what they say. Assuming that they are on your side (I'd be shocked if they weren't, seems very wrong to me),…

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bank
Sep 26, 2017 2:58 pm
bank
Stonegables
Stonegables
26 September

Custom Build

Custom Build

HI all, Is there anyone building with Homestead Homes?

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Stonegables
Sep 26, 2017 8:38 am
Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
25 September

rendering our house

rendering our house

Utilise Dulux online colour guide - it has swatches of complimentary colours. We wanted to paint our house grey, so we found a colour we liked and then entered it into…

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Wade+Erica
Sep 25, 2017 4:38 pm
bank
bank
25 September

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

Our landloard has recently put them in our bedroom, they're not great, you don't get the beam of sun in your eyes that you get with a roller blind but you do get lots of…

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bank
Sep 25, 2017 12:11 pm
bank
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 September

Living Nightmare

Living Nightmare

Ness11 Welcome to the forum There are reasons why the building industry sticks to tried and tested conventional building technologies, ie. cavities control leaks & Water…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 25, 2017 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
24 September

Select another builder

Select another builder

Speak to current customers in your area, find homes just built, this will give you a good overview on what to expect, this is number one of several steps to find a good builder.

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Joker
Sep 24, 2017 6:01 pm
Drhomes
Drhomes
23 September

Build price based on suburb

Build price based on suburb

Thanks you all for the responses!!

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Drhomes
Sep 23, 2017 11:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 September

Relocate Sewer Line

Relocate Sewer Line

No one shift a main sewer line to do a hatchet lot. 30K is too great an impost, you have to add it to your sub dividing costs, and then too much is eaten into your margin.…

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qebtel
Sep 23, 2017 1:19 pm
homeone
homeone
22 September

Site Announcement - Unsubscribe

Site Announcement - Unsubscribe

Dear Members, During an initial test batch of the first in a series of system notification emails regarding a 'New Site announcement' we discovered this did not include…

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homeone
Sep 22, 2017 9:59 pm
homeone
Merv
Merv
22 September

Gas abolishment

Gas abolishment

Jemena must have felt the pressure cause they came and did the disconnection TODAY!! thank goodness we didn’t have to shout and carry on it get it done. Not…

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Merv
Sep 22, 2017 8:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 September

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?
1, 2, 3

fyeahm welcome to the forum Some engineers have developed their own classifications, but they are similar to the codes the upgrade from A to S is substantial as the slab…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 22, 2017 1:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Mars5
Mars5
21 September

Municipal Building surveyor or private

Municipal Building surveyor or private

Sorry can't recommend. I started building before you could choose your own in Vic. I hope you do choose your own! Conflict of interest is a problem with builders surveyor.

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Mars5
Sep 21, 2017 10:17 pm
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
21 September

Apollo Blinds Feedback

Apollo Blinds Feedback

How's your experience been with Apollo Blinds? I'm considering purchasing Red Cedar plantation shutters from them.

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Joelleg6
Sep 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Joelleg6
spk1969
spk1969
20 September

Clarendon Madison

Clarendon Madison

Wondering if anyone has or is building a Clarendon Madison? Keen to understand what inclusions were negotiated as inclusions and tips on negotiating?

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spk1969
Sep 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Southies
Southies
20 September

Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

thanks for the ideas saintmike & jhiace..........will see what…

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Southies
Sep 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Southies
roger_b
roger_b
19 September

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

Yikes! that is NOT a pipe to attach a washing machine too! It's a connection for a dishwasher. A washing machine drains a huge amount of water and requires a drain of at…

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roger_b
Sep 19, 2017 1:30 pm
Monash University
Monash University
18 September

Complete survey on skip bins for chance to win $100 Giftcard

Complete survey on skip bins for chance to win $100 Giftcard

If you have recently hired a skip to dispose of your waste, or are planning to do so, complete a short survey and go in the draw to win a $100 Coles Myer voucher. Monash…

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Monash University
Sep 18, 2017 11:51 pm
Monash University
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 September

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Section 23 Unfair terms of consumer contracts (1) A term of a consumer contract is void if: (a) the term is unfair;…

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SaveH2O
Sep 15, 2017 11:28 pm
SaveH2O

What is the roof angle? Is there a roof cavity? It is really impossible to give an opinion without being on site.

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andrelimfj
Sep 13, 2017 1:13 pm
sunny74
sunny74
12 September

Cracked slab help please

Cracked slab help please

Hi insider Yes have done some more research and I think the core drilling and resin will be exactly what I need. The old pipe is now redundant so that won't matter. I…

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sunny74
Sep 12, 2017 9:57 pm
Sergey
Sergey
11 September

whole house water softeners?

whole house water softeners?

Anyone has one? Are they good? What are the ongoing costs?

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Sergey
Sep 11, 2017 11:50 pm
Monash University
Monash University
11 September

Participate in Skip Bin Study - win $100 Coles gift card

Participate in Skip Bin Study - win $100 Coles gift card

Monash University is conducting research to understand how people make decisions about which skip bin company to use. Complete a 10-15 minute interview,…

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Monash University
Sep 11, 2017 5:05 pm
Monash University
Joker
Joker
10 September

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

It's almost considered that 5% is pretty much almost no deposit, with some over priced add ons, you would essentially almost be borrowing more than the home is worth.

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Joker
Sep 10, 2017 11:46 pm
Possible KDRB
Possible KDRB
10 September

Masterton KDR- concerto design

Masterton KDR- concerto design

Building A New House Hi planning to KDR with concerto floor plan. How much should we over budget on the quoted set price? 30k 50k 100k I'm guessing the list of…

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Possible KDRB
Sep 10, 2017 11:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 September

Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Agreed the majority are OK and we can thank strict regulations, national standards, Code compliance & engineers for that I accept people (ie builders, designers &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 10, 2017 10:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September

Does anyone know of any 'Matt Risinger' equivalents in Austr

Does anyone know of any 'Matt Risinger' equivalents in Austr

I'm really impressed with youtube channel. As a building certifier, this is the kind of builder that I would want to contract to build my own house... His video's are…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 08, 2017 12:17 am
satish
satish
7 September

Eden Brae Home and Land Package - Horrible Experience

Eden Brae Home and Land Package - Horrible Experience

Hi Rajesh, It seems you have a valid reason to terminate building contract with Builder. Try to negotiate to terminate the contract otherwise seek some help with Fair…

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satish
Sep 07, 2017 6:16 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 September

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Yes, get a building consultant that can stand up to the builder and make the builder blink.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2017 5:54 pm
building-expert
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September

Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Ah yes... every homeowner needs to read the ... You normally have to pay for it, but it appears this website has it available in pdf to be freely downloaded. Just to…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Hi calvinshum A bit late to this conversation, but better late than never. I've worked in Government as a building regulator and in building code development, in the…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 3:47 pm
radiuz
radiuz
6 September

Merbau Screening

Merbau Screening

Merbau stain is very difficult to remove from sandstone pavers. You could cover the pavers for approximately 2 – 3 months, which is what it will take for the merbau to…

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radiuz
Sep 06, 2017 8:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Why don't you ask the manufacturers they probably get asked this all the time

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2017 1:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
rach1986
rach1986
4 September

New Build with Backyard Levelling

New Build with Backyard Levelling

For me, what would help me to decide when to do it would be access and cost. We had a similar situation. We did it after the build because we were doing it ourselves (to…

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rach1986
Sep 04, 2017 5:23 pm
Katiepie13
Katiepie13
3 September

Kitchen Recommendations / Feedback - Sydney Inner West

Kitchen Recommendations / Feedback - Sydney Inner West

Hi there We are looking at upgrading our existing kitchen, bathroom and laundry spaces. We have a heritage house (specific item) and are limited with what we can do /…

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Katiepie13
Sep 03, 2017 4:06 pm

Can someone interpret the side restrictions with this diagram for me? We originally wanted to buy this lot but were told by the builders that the first storey had…

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bvillemot
Sep 03, 2017 3:00 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 September

Dumb waiter

Dumb waiter

I've seen places with laundry shutes - which I quite like. Never a "dumb waiter". But - not a bad idea. Forgetting the power side - would it be possible with a "hand…

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Saint Mike
Sep 03, 2017 10:54 am
Saint Mike
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 September

Roofing design downward sloping block

Roofing design downward sloping block

It has nothing to do with the roof but everything to do with the roof drainage compliance that determines the gutter's cross sectional areas and the number and size of the…

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SaveH2O
Sep 02, 2017 4:01 pm
SaveH2O
arcachon
arcachon
2 September

B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

Good idea to spend extra if it matches front door and other trim. Make sure it does match though. I've seen houses where they went for different colours and it looks…

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arcachon
Sep 02, 2017 12:02 pm
klea
klea
1 September

Split stairs a week after install

Split stairs a week after install

Do you know what species/type of timber the treads are? It should certainly be seasoned/kiln dried appropriately so that it's done all it's shrinking and a lot of moisture…

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klea
Sep 01, 2017 8:38 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 August

Recommendations needed - Private certifier - Sydney

Recommendations needed - Private certifier - Sydney

Hi evan_d, If no recommendations for a PC are forthcoming or even if you do get one... a piece of advice... if they are an employee they have to be covered by workers…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 31, 2017 7:15 pm
lys245
lys245
31 August

109 Brighton street. Riverstone. Bellriver homes

109 Brighton street. Riverstone. Bellriver homes

Hi Spal, I am! I've messaged you before but never heard back. Would be happy to get in touch and share experiences.

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lys245
Aug 31, 2017 1:32 pm

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