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snowy stockman
snowy stockman
14 April 2015

Polish concrete for alfresco area

Polish concrete for alfresco area

I think you'd need to drop the ground level, and lay a suitable pad. As Beazley77 mentioned, get in an expert.. There are a heap of different options to polished concrete…

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snowy stockman
Apr 14, 2015 6:26 pm
JRG19
JRG19
14 April 2015

Crossover & side entry pit relocation

Crossover & side entry pit relocation

Hi all, We're building a side-by-side dual occ in Caulfield VIC (Glen Eira council), with centralised crossover proposed. We've got the planning permit issued, but being…

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JRG19
Apr 14, 2015 9:03 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 April 2015

Garden Shed - Bitumen Canite between Shed and Concrete?

Garden Shed - Bitumen Canite between Shed and Concrete?

Canite seems to be more like something to go in a vertical joint rather than a horizontal joint. I would be more likely to go for a foam joint filler or silicone.

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bashworth
Apr 13, 2015 9:38 pm
bashworth
JRG19
JRG19
13 April 2015

Moving a crossover to opposite side

Moving a crossover to opposite side

Hi all, sorry for using the same thread but I hope someone can help. We're building a side-by-side dual occ in Caulfield VIC (Glen Eira council), with centralised…

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JRG19
Apr 13, 2015 4:47 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 April 2015

Question about fences

Question about fences

I had mostly made my mind up not to say anything, but after reading all this I am thinking that perhaps we should. I'm not quite sure how to…

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2015 1:19 pm
speshiola
speshiola
13 April 2015

Renovator looking to team with Manager on project(s)

Renovator looking to team with Manager on project(s)

Hi all, I am a budding renovator who has done some minor renovations to my current property, yet due to my property being fairly modern, the opportunity to do further…

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speshiola
Apr 13, 2015 1:09 pm
gregandjules
gregandjules
11 April 2015

Are building inspections during a build worth it?

Are building inspections during a build worth it?
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Archicentre have not done any inspections as yet, they do give us a report but it is up to us to chase up the builder, I have used them previously but not for a new house build

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gregandjules
Apr 11, 2015 5:27 pm
sugz
sugz
11 April 2015

building inspector in sydney

building inspector in sydney

Hi all We are building in riverstone Build wont commence until end of year But I'd like to be prepared =D

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sugz
Apr 11, 2015 10:01 am
TashPaul
TashPaul
10 April 2015

Timber Fencing Double lapped and capped Problem

Timber Fencing Double lapped and capped Problem

I always thought that the fences all had to follow the lead of the 'first' house in the street/line, regardless of whether the 'first' house is already built or not. For…

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TashPaul
Apr 10, 2015 3:04 pm
TashPaul
JMCL
JMCL
10 April 2015

Floor Plan - Good Ideas and insight needed please

Floor Plan - Good Ideas and insight needed please

Hi Fantastic four, You plan looks great so far! Just a few questions - have you thought about where you are going to put a tv in your living room and cinema room? I…

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JMCL
Apr 10, 2015 3:02 pm
nectar
nectar
10 April 2015

Landscaping/turfing diy

Landscaping/turfing diy

We just laid 130sqm of buffalo on 50mm of fertilized underlay for under $1500 incl everything and a labourer for 5 hours. If you need to get the site leveled etc obviously…

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nectar
Apr 10, 2015 8:35 am
marmot
marmot
10 April 2015

area between shed and fence

area between shed and fence

100 mm concrete slab and a slimline/flat pack water tank. We We have We have the We have the same We have the same space and it's what we are planning

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marmot
Apr 10, 2015 7:31 am
Danielb14
Danielb14
9 April 2015

GREENWAY ESTATE MARSDEN PARK/COLBEE

GREENWAY ESTATE MARSDEN PARK/COLBEE

Hi adoreman There is already an ongoing thread in "building a new house" re Greenway with info

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Danielb14
Apr 09, 2015 6:45 pm
Danielb14
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
9 April 2015

Have you had to pay a Drainage Connection Permit?

Have you had to pay a Drainage Connection Permit?

Hi homeone members Need some assistance on this requirement from my local council. We are doing a KDR in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. We started the building…

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MezMaz71
Apr 09, 2015 3:49 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 April 2015

Colorbond roofing questions

Colorbond roofing questions

Going from the thinner sheets to the thicker you won't see much difference for any of those things and for the rest of the life of the house those thinner sheets will be…

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Stewie D
Apr 09, 2015 2:20 pm
nanomatic
nanomatic
8 April 2015

Breakdown of cost when building a Duplex

Breakdown of cost when building a Duplex

I am building a duplex owner builder and have very accurate pricing...I am halfway through However this is for 4 bedroom, 400sqm https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/…

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nanomatic
Apr 08, 2015 8:13 pm
qebtel
qebtel
8 April 2015

Building Inspectors, what should they inspect?

Building Inspectors, what should they inspect?

I think building and pool inspections are regulated and licenced in Queensland, under the QBCC/Pool Safety Council. It seems I live in…

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qebtel
Apr 08, 2015 2:02 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
7 April 2015

Help with Orientation

Help with Orientation

I'd agree with everything FantasticFour said. Personally, a western frontage is probably my second favourite orientation (after a southern frontage, with north facing…

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ddarroch
Apr 07, 2015 6:49 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 April 2015

Hot Water Flow & Return?

Hot Water Flow & Return?

In short - yes it will probably be a complicated alteration. Usually plumbers would not run a ring main in a house. A ring main is not necessary, but if done well it can…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 07, 2015 8:11 am
1960sModernistHome
Reakelly
Reakelly
6 April 2015

McDonald Jones - Santorini Manor New Builders

McDonald Jones - Santorini Manor New Builders

Afternoon - first time builders wanting to know if anyone has any pictures of Urban One - Pepper brick or Lifestyle - Lesuire, we are building with McDonald Jones home…

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Reakelly
Apr 06, 2015 5:11 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
6 April 2015

water meter dress up

water meter dress up

No fence , edging or garden? A road cone then maybe? :wink: How about get it installed underground in a box with a lid that sits at ground level. Use a trafficable lid if you…

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Beazley77
Apr 06, 2015 3:52 pm
Beazley77
vomiec
vomiec
6 April 2015

Cheap used paints

Cheap used paints

There is one in Sydney called Aust Paint Discount House. Bunnings would also be a good option for cheap paints if not concerned about quality. :)

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vomiec
Apr 06, 2015 3:41 pm
D101
D101
6 April 2015

Fence paint vs interior paint

Fence paint vs interior paint

I was wondering what the difference was between fence and interior paints? I wanted to buy some paint for hobby work (colouring saw dust to make flock; painting timber…

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D101
Apr 06, 2015 3:27 pm
kyton
kyton
4 April 2015

Built In and Walk In Robe Fitouts...

Built In and Walk In Robe Fitouts...

Can't remember exactly sorry - I think ballpark $2k? It's a good size room 3500 x 3500 so the units go right around all three walls.

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kyton
Apr 04, 2015 1:48 pm
kyton
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
3 April 2015

House relocation - agreement with person taking house

House relocation - agreement with person taking house

Hey mate we're doing it. Its a lot of hassle, though if on the off chance it all works out you can save a lot of money. We have a contract our solicitor helped with…

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cat_dunc
Apr 03, 2015 7:38 pm
cat_dunc
goody59
goody59
3 April 2015

Slightly uneven concrete slab

Slightly uneven concrete slab

I can tell you why at a guess. Cost. It is an expensive process.

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goody59
Apr 03, 2015 4:47 pm
goody59
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Alexxdavid
Apr 03, 2015 4:35 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
2 April 2015

Cladding products for external finish

Cladding products for external finish

I'm no expert. Along with looking at fibre cement products (both of which hardiplank & scyon are), you may want to investigate Magnesium Oxide (MgO) products. MgO boards…

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ddarroch
Apr 02, 2015 2:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 March 2015

Compaction Certificates perth wa

Compaction Certificates perth wa

Hi cunners It's very important that you get the correct data on compaction as this will impact on your choice of design, construction costs and structural maintenance…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 31, 2015 9:11 am
StructuralBIMGuy
flipit
flipit
30 March 2015

Demolition Costs / Recommendations

Demolition Costs / Recommendations

Hi Chris1956. Yes, it can hide anywhere, even in the glue on old laminate floor tiles. There are disposal costs included in an asbestos removal; you should know what…

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flipit
Mar 30, 2015 12:20 pm
willpower
willpower
28 March 2015

Stratco Accredited Installers - Fence

Stratco Accredited Installers - Fence

Would like to know what state you're in. As far as I know, Stratco don't install directly-they manufacture the product and recommend installers. If Stratco found out this…

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willpower
Mar 28, 2015 10:48 pm
willpower
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 March 2015

fowler homes - infinity cables

fowler homes - infinity cables

I seem to recall a batch of faulty 3/4" copper pipe brought in from Asia about 25 years ago that was quickly taken off the market. The thickness of the pipe varied widely…

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Stewie D
Mar 28, 2015 9:21 pm
Anna 50
Anna 50
28 March 2015

Playing One Off Against The Other?

Playing One Off Against The Other?

Can these extras be requested at tender stage? We have signed the Tender and are waiting for plans.

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Anna 50
Mar 28, 2015 5:36 pm
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koston44
Mar 28, 2015 6:32 am
koston44
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 March 2015

fly ash and concrete

fly ash and concrete

A concrete scientist.... Hmmm would love to pick your brains about a few things. I've had a lot of fun with light weight and thin high strength concrete stuff.. A bit of a…

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onc_artisan
Mar 27, 2015 9:25 pm
onc_artisan
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
27 March 2015

Polishing old concrete

Polishing old concrete

Hi Stefi, From my research it is definitely possible to polish old concrete, the company that did our house (new build) have plenty of photos on their website/FB page…

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Dukecaddy
Mar 27, 2015 6:17 pm
Dukecaddy
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
26 March 2015

H2 partcicle board v 19mm yellow tongue particle board

H2 partcicle board v 19mm yellow tongue particle board

Out of interest, is there much between the 2 prices when PC's are added. It is OK to provide a longer list of PC amounts as long as it is a…

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Leksie5000
Mar 26, 2015 7:33 am
insider
insider
24 March 2015

Building inspector recommendations.

Building inspector recommendations.

Building Expert on this forum would be my choice as well.

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insider
Mar 24, 2015 9:50 pm
insider
33amc
33amc
23 March 2015

Building licence

Building licence

Look up the building commissions website in the state you are in. Licence classes vary from state to state

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33amc
Mar 23, 2015 9:09 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 March 2015

Where to get sawdust

Where to get sawdust

Tannin in timber is what gives it its colour so anything that will affect that would be the way to go. Bleach maybe ?? Or a google search will turn up a few home cooked…

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Stewie D
Mar 23, 2015 8:31 pm
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mgilla
Mar 23, 2015 7:59 pm
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ownerbuilder72
Mar 22, 2015 8:14 pm
ownerbuilder72
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 March 2015

Where do I start???

Where do I start???

Log into your local councils website and download their LEP and DCP ( Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan ). Familiarise yourself with their relevant…

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Stewie D
Mar 22, 2015 10:56 am
Zarinafly
Zarinafly
21 March 2015

Hebel external aging

Hebel external aging

Hi, Rawson Homes at Kellyville has the Benham 30 in Hebel. It's been there for at least 1 yr if not more.

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Zarinafly
Mar 21, 2015 2:57 pm
Pyrgiotisa
Pyrgiotisa
21 March 2015

Colour challenged!

Colour challenged!

Windows, eaves and trim.. Not the brick work

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Pyrgiotisa
Mar 21, 2015 8:25 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
21 March 2015

Solartile vs solar panel

Solartile vs solar panel

I don't have any experience with the Monier product, but I do have experience with Tractile. A very well engineered product. Has the added advantage of having thermal as…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 21, 2015 6:33 am
1960sModernistHome
aloenyx
aloenyx
20 March 2015

Whirlybirds & Roof Ventilation - Do you need it?

Whirlybirds & Roof Ventilation - Do you need it?

Thanks for the responses. Don't think my estate will allow whirlybirds. I'm thinking the easiest thing will be to do nothing while building (since its just one more thing…

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aloenyx
Mar 20, 2015 8:43 pm
aloenyx
qebtel
qebtel
20 March 2015

fixed

fixed

What is the easement for, and is the man hole inclusive of that easement? In Qld, the onus is on the purchasor to make discovery of all relevant features of the land, …

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qebtel
Mar 20, 2015 2:11 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
19 March 2015

Multiples of the same house design in the same street

Multiples of the same house design in the same street

My neighbour is also Plantation (like me) and while their design is different and garage is on opposite side, they have the same roof and bricks! But we have front render…

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Ilaeria
Mar 19, 2015 9:39 pm
Ilaeria
Aussie141414
Aussie141414
19 March 2015

KDR - Sell trees on block

KDR - Sell trees on block

Cheers Loza, Yeah the demo people have their own insurance to cover that damage. Thanks for the tips of posting on gumtree. Will look into that option. :)

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Aussie141414
Mar 19, 2015 7:03 pm

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