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Intrepit
Intrepit
14 March

2 year old town house - ridge developing under upstairs carp

2 year old town house - ridge developing under upstairs carp

Thanks for the assist. Your explanation would make sense given the ridge runs directly over a lower level wall. I plan on recarpeting in the next year or 2 so my plan…

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Intrepit
Mar 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Heathf
Heathf
13 March

Fencing Contractor Reccomendations Brisbane?

Fencing Contractor Reccomendations Brisbane?

We are a little bit out of Brisbane in Springfield lakes but if you are looking for someone on the Southside . They did our whole half acre block with mesh and some…

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Heathf
Mar 13, 2017 9:48 pm
lozza81
lozza81
12 March

Letterbox faceplates

Letterbox faceplates

Can anyone recommend a company in NSW that does custom letterbox faceplates (with your number & address on them with a postal slot) ?? Thanks

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lozza81
Mar 12, 2017 9:57 pm

How many data points did you put in?

How many data points did you put in?

Yes I used a 12RU 19" rack with a patch panel, and the NBN equipment is mounted at the rear of the rack. Keeps everything neat and central

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 12, 2017 6:22 pm
1960sModernistHome
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 March

Help with sliding door dilemma

Help with sliding door dilemma

I picked doors etc - but didn't do it item by item. The builder organised the doors/windows etc.

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Saint Mike
Mar 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Saint Mike
buildX
buildX
10 March

What to consider before buying a house?

What to consider before buying a house?

My sister in law and his husband are planning to buy a house and its their first time since they get married. They have been renting for a year and finally wants to own…

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buildX
Mar 10, 2017 4:47 pm
buildX
Joker
Joker
10 March

Shipment from China

Shipment from China

Shops pay rent, council rates sometimes 5 x home rates, gst, accountancy bills of thousands, body corps 3 x 8 times home body corps, wages, super, storage, transport, …

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Joker
Mar 10, 2017 12:51 pm
juliazhen
juliazhen
10 March

How to enclose balcony? Thanks!

How to enclose balcony? Thanks!

Thank you so much, Saint Mike & Skarmory! Will check and share if find anyone good.

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juliazhen
Mar 10, 2017 8:49 am
qebtel
qebtel
9 March

House relocation - any one had a house moved?

House relocation - any one had a house moved?

Hard to say what it would cost to move up a hill. Just keep in mind if you move it, it will be treated as a new build, and you'll have to comply with a lot of newer…

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qebtel
Mar 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 March

Dog Resistant Fly Screen from Bunnings?

Dog Resistant Fly Screen from Bunnings?

Yes - love for the dog - that works. The kids - maybe a 12 Gauge ... ;)

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Saint Mike
Mar 09, 2017 4:21 pm
Saint Mike

MyLights

MyLights

Has anyone had experience in getting MyLights ( http://www.advantageair.com.au/product/my-lights/ ) installed for their home? We're building our first home and probably…

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Chesapeake Ripper
Mar 07, 2017 8:52 pm
Casahome
Casahome
7 March

Tilers for 600 x600 Porcelaines tiles

Tilers for 600 x600 Porcelaines tiles

Hi Guys Just wondering if you have an idea about how much does the tiler charge for the tiling 600x600 porcelain tiles . Can you recommend any professional tilers as I…

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Casahome
Mar 07, 2017 12:31 pm

Casaview buikd

Casaview buikd

Depends on the a whole number of factors, how busy the builder is, how much of the remaining pre construction stages (I.e clients selection etc) are required to be…

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Our Build123
Mar 06, 2017 8:51 pm
Our Build123
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
5 March

Rear fences height Query VIC

Rear fences height Query VIC

This is the first time i visit in this site.it include informations are new for me.i don't know more about this topic before reading this blog.now i got a clear idea about…

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Saint Mike
Mar 05, 2017 4:18 pm
Saint Mike

new home

new home

Great advice.i really like to read this blog.in my point of view this one is a great advice and informations.thanku so much for including this topic.its really very useful for me.

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Our Build123
Mar 05, 2017 5:48 am
Our Build123
nicoleman
nicoleman
4 March

Invisi-Gard

Invisi-Gard

Can somebody tell me if Invisi-Gard security screens keep out mozzies?

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nicoleman
Mar 04, 2017 11:29 am
sajidmib
sajidmib
3 March

Independent inspectors

Independent inspectors

what facebook group is that ?

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sajidmib
Mar 03, 2017 2:43 pm
sajidmib
Sgene85
Sgene85
3 March

FHOG boost for regional Victoria

FHOG boost for regional Victoria

Thanks for sending that across. Unfortunately our area is not regional. Hopefully they extend this to rural/metro suburbs.

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Sgene85
Mar 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Sgene85

Town Planning costs

Town Planning costs

Thanks Jason for your advice. Yes I will check out the full extent of reports.

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New Home Build
Mar 03, 2017 11:18 am

LMI - house extension

LMI - house extension

Hi Krillian Welcome to the forum That is correct the banks aren't factoring potential property increased values.. here's why 1. Building costs are way too high 2. They…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 03, 2017 11:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Wassup
Mar 03, 2017 9:26 am
Gravy
Gravy
3 March

What is the best window covering to protect your bedroom?

What is the best window covering to protect your bedroom?

If you are real pov, foil and bubble wrap work quite well. I do this in the rental we're in while our house is being built and it works a treat. Not a very attractive…

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Gravy
Mar 02, 2017 11:19 pm
Gravy
Joker
Joker
2 March

new home build price breakdown

new home build price breakdown

Plastering seems way too high, as I had a 45 square house done with 4step cornice for a fraction of that, quality was excellent, your brick quotes would be easier if you…

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Joker
Mar 02, 2017 8:10 pm
JOHLYN
JOHLYN
1 March

Noisy engineered wood floors

Noisy engineered wood floors

Hi Berek, Yes there is underlay and there are the proper expansion gaps, they are only saying now after 4 years that expansion gaps at the doorways might help, this is the…

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JOHLYN
Mar 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Berek
Berek
1 March

Selecting Cladding - Matrix, NRG, Colourbond, Alucabond....

Selecting Cladding - Matrix, NRG, Colourbond, Alucabond....

Not sure but last time he posted was 4 years ago... interesting blog so thanks anyway.

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Berek
Mar 01, 2017 9:32 pm
Jacinta.C
Jacinta.C
1 March

Site Costs - First Home Buyer seeking advice

Site Costs - First Home Buyer seeking advice

It definately all depends on your land. We just received our site costs at $20400. We have a 900m2 block with very minimal slope (300mm over the build zone). However we…

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Jacinta.C
Mar 01, 2017 6:41 pm
Jacinta.C
buildX
buildX
1 March

Household Chores List

Household Chores List

My wife cleans during weekend since its only her free time. From ceiling to floor, cabinets to chairs as long as our kids are sleeping. :lol:

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buildX
Mar 01, 2017 5:30 pm
buildX

Who do I get to fix a walk in robe?

Who do I get to fix a walk in robe?

It could be a great excuse to upgrade to an ikea PAX. Depending on the size it will cost $1000-$2000 to make it custom fitted.

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cant decide
Mar 01, 2017 4:29 pm
yang1ric
yang1ric
28 February

Eadenwoods at Austral

Eadenwoods at Austral

Hey guys join the Facebook group 'eadenwoods at Austral'

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yang1ric
Feb 28, 2017 8:08 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
28 February

Single story design for 25mtrs deep lot

Single story design for 25mtrs deep lot

Each estate can be different. You need to check the design guidelines if you have one for where your building. There's usually lots of rule you need to follow when…

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aloenyx
Feb 28, 2017 6:09 pm
aloenyx
LouBir
LouBir
28 February

Changing brick selection when site has started

Changing brick selection when site has started

If its a common brick they may be able to change and re-allocate that load to another project. Worth a try.

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LouBir
Feb 28, 2017 10:46 am
LouBir
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 February

Ceiling Fan - underpowered

Ceiling Fan - underpowered

Link is no good. What is your ceiling height? A good house ceiling fan needs about 300mm space between the ceiling and the blades. The Arlec would have 200 mm…

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SaveH2O
Feb 27, 2017 6:34 pm
SaveH2O
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Saint Mike
Feb 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Saint Mike
jknightsmith
jknightsmith
27 February

Got anyone good that can do Roof repairs in Perth?

Got anyone good that can do Roof repairs in Perth?

Hi All, Just wondering if you can suggest someone who does good roofing repairs. I have an old terracotta roof and it leaks in the winter time. Five years ago when I…

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jknightsmith
Feb 27, 2017 1:44 pm
loup
loup
27 February

Demolish a house - Dummies guide to a stress free demolition

Demolish a house - Dummies guide to a stress free demolition
1, 2, 3

Ours was done by a plumber after demo and cost $1200. It was a requirement of the builder.

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loup
Feb 27, 2017 11:19 am
building-expert
building-expert
27 February

Should I need a pest control for a brand new home ?

Should I need a pest control for a brand new home ?

Regardless of termite protection, annual inspections are essential because Termites can breach or go around termite barriers. It is essential to detect Termite activity…

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building-expert
Feb 27, 2017 9:46 am
building-expert
Hiral
Hiral
27 February

lacey road

lacey road

hi myself Hiral Patel..we are at lot 1632..any indian around us?

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Hiral
Feb 27, 2017 9:26 am
Berek
Berek
24 February

Stormwater pit in new estate

Stormwater pit in new estate

It's an open stormwater drain. Kinda sucks but that's where everyone else's runoff will go. Just be careful about trying to build anything around or near it as the effect…

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Berek
Feb 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Mec06
Mec06
24 February

Aqua Enamel paint finish

Aqua Enamel paint finish

Hi All, just had our PVC come through finally - I was surprised by the upgrade cost of the Aqua Enamel: Provide non-standard Aqua Enamel paint finish to internal…

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Mec06
Feb 24, 2017 1:41 pm
Mec06
Joker
Joker
24 February

Building house to lock up in Melbourne

Building house to lock up in Melbourne

You could fully owner build, but with a project manager, you will get better quotes this way and quality of trades generally better as project manager knows his better…

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Joker
Feb 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Sammy74
Sammy74
23 February

Our land

Our land

Hopefully our land will title by the end of April, then the real fun begins!

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Sammy74
Feb 23, 2017 10:39 pm
Sammy74
Joker
Joker
23 February

Sinkhole, problem resolving and finding expert

Sinkhole, problem resolving and finding expert

Thought that sites like rubbish tips always had problems, such as methane gas leaks and that ground movement's were common, sounds like your current problems are moderate…

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Joker
Feb 23, 2017 5:47 pm
Marvin
Marvin
22 February

Removal of structural post

Removal of structural post

Ok. Have found a lic. Insurered builder that will supply a building permit. So all ticks there. He has had an engineer advise him to use a 300mm UB due to the 6.3m span.…

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Marvin
Feb 22, 2017 9:18 am
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SaveH2O
Feb 21, 2017 10:10 pm
SaveH2O
Ezza78
Ezza78
21 February

Timeframes to start a build

Timeframes to start a build

Hello I've only just found your reply. We are building with Busby in Chelsea, Victoria. We don't need planning permit but do need council approval to build forward. Told…

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Ezza78
Feb 21, 2017 8:30 pm

Hi Guys, planning to add do some extension to my existing house but need some idea pls. As you can below is the floor plan ideally I would like add a second living area…

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Chris47
Feb 21, 2017 12:36 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
20 February

Louvre/opening roof pergola

Louvre/opening roof pergola

Hi I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with a stratco sunroof or louvre house pergola. How long have you had it? Maintenance issues? I'm interested…

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Gaudi
Feb 20, 2017 8:22 pm
wallabypaul
wallabypaul
19 February

Cheap suspended ceiling for kitchen

Cheap suspended ceiling for kitchen

Hi there members, Does anyone have any advice for options for a cheap suspended/false ceiling for an old kitchen? Currently 2.75m…

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wallabypaul
Feb 19, 2017 8:02 pm

Building a house with the option to add a townhouse later?

Building a house with the option to add a townhouse later?

Yes sorry I just assumed you meant two detached houses. If the land is big enough to do two detached houses then I would do that, your return will be substantially higher…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 19, 2017 11:28 am
1960sModernistHome

This is the Eastern side of my house extension. I have a brick base wall & piers, and am setting up my RHS bearers and joists. I have galvanized ant capping for the piers,…

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boo creek
Feb 18, 2017 1:05 pm


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