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wct14
Feb 08, 2015 11:27 am
Darcy27
Darcy27
7 February 2015

Maximum stair height - is this OK?

Maximum stair height - is this OK?

The builder apparently has a couple of options to fix it - we are going to discuss it at PCI on Monday. At least they didn't put up a fight or try to tell us it was fine.…

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Darcy27
Feb 07, 2015 10:14 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
5 February 2015

Proposed Building Regulations 2016 - Now's the time to help

Proposed Building Regulations 2016 - Now's the time to help

If your house is being built and the new NCC is released during your build, does your house have to comply with the new or old regulations?

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tlblhayward
Feb 05, 2015 10:36 pm
tlblhayward
Mel Smith
Mel Smith
5 February 2015

Are Panic Attacks Normal?

Are Panic Attacks Normal?

LMAO!!! Yes thank God for that thread.. Although I feel that some topics here have also made me question things even more…

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Mel Smith
Feb 05, 2015 1:53 am
mauricio2015
mauricio2015
4 February 2015

Wall Brace Issues

Wall Brace Issues

Hi Guys thank you, what I did last night is put pressure on the way, and push in and out. I managed to create the noise by doing that. Now I think it has to do with the…

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mauricio2015
Feb 04, 2015 8:09 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 February 2015

stop work order

stop work order

I have to agree Ponzu. All my documents are sent as email attachments either in the email body itself or as an Adobe pdf or MS Word doc. I also ask for them to reply via…

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Stewie D
Feb 03, 2015 3:50 pm
alexf40
alexf40
3 February 2015

FEG Walk in Wardrobe System?

FEG Walk in Wardrobe System?

Hi Stewie, thanks for the reply. I discovered the FEG system on the Lincoln Sentry website, but they couldn't be any more unhelpful. They won't give out any details of…

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alexf40
Feb 03, 2015 3:48 pm
Dr House
Dr House
3 February 2015

Can you paint on the Laminex Silk Finish (glossy) surface?

Can you paint on the Laminex Silk Finish (glossy) surface?

I am thinking to paint over only a tiny strip of kickboard at the bottom of my cupboard because it doesn't match with my other wall color, so I am just wondering if anyone…

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Dr House
Feb 03, 2015 11:28 am
Dr House
dalemengel
dalemengel
2 February 2015

Builder complaints website

Builder complaints website

In QLD you can visit the QBCC website and download a pdf of your builder which lists how many jobs they did for the…

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dalemengel
Feb 02, 2015 8:59 am
goody59
goody59
1 February 2015

Slab type

Slab type
1, 2

I believe H2 waffle pod slab but no soil test done as yet. The soil test and site inspection should be what the engineers use to compute slab and drainage requirements. I…

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goody59
Feb 01, 2015 6:43 pm
goody59
bpratt
bpratt
1 February 2015

Move speed sign

Move speed sign

I dare say the legal way will be a bit of a nightmare for you. Of course if a a 'truck' ran off the road and took out the sign, and before the sign could be put back in…

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bpratt
Feb 01, 2015 10:05 am
COWIIE
COWIIE
31 January 2015

Erosion on back fence line - What to do?

Erosion on back fence line - What to do?

Thanks Stewie, will get in touch with them.

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COWIIE
Jan 31, 2015 7:22 am
michelle66
michelle66
30 January 2015

SEKISUI HOUSE

SEKISUI HOUSE

yeah that's right.. it just means they can get to site a lot quicker rather than have your paper work held up with council and so forth, apparently when there are changes…

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michelle66
Jan 30, 2015 2:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 January 2015

Attaching a timber frame to existing blockwork

Attaching a timber frame to existing blockwork

What do the engineering drawings say as part of the DA for the workshop ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 30, 2015 1:02 pm
lukithe
lukithe
29 January 2015

Need Help to identify the problem with my brick wall

Need Help to identify the problem with my brick wall

The gap is not there before. I can not see any changes from inside the house. I think from inside the house the windows look ok.

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lukithe
Jan 29, 2015 6:45 am
qebtel
qebtel
28 January 2015

Fencing companing goes into Administration, what now?

Fencing companing goes into Administration, what now?

Never pay a fencing contractor a deposit. They just dont need it. Anything they buy they can re use elsewhere.

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qebtel
Jan 28, 2015 3:52 pm
simonr23
simonr23
28 January 2015

bought new built house, couple of concerns

bought new built house, couple of concerns

Sa water came out yesterday and found the access point was buried under our lawn. They fitted an extension and lid at ground level for us. I have the plumbers plans from…

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simonr23
Jan 28, 2015 7:18 am
Atadamcooper
Atadamcooper
27 January 2015

Telstra joint

Telstra joint

No it's just a joint (very large cable) it's under a PVC pipe roughly 150mm diameter. It's bloody stupid having it smack bang center of the front of the block

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Atadamcooper
Jan 27, 2015 9:15 pm

I wanted to clean gutter on whole left hand side of the house which was full of mud and slug. This was giving us a rainfall on that outside wall…

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2015 11:18 pm
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 January 2015

Ceiling paint has bubbled

Ceiling paint has bubbled

Hi Pat the cat Is your ceiling gyprock, plasterglass or other?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 26, 2015 9:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
JB1
JB1
25 January 2015

Builder won't issue any certificates post-build

Builder won't issue any certificates post-build

How can you have handover if the building surveyor hasn't provided a compliance certificate? For the building surveyor to issue a compliance certificate, they would…

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JB1
Jan 25, 2015 3:00 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 January 2015

Wood Rot

Wood Rot

It also comes in a brush able can too.

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Crazyk
Jan 24, 2015 4:05 pm
Crazyk
herb661
herb661
24 January 2015

Double lock up brick garage cost

Double lock up brick garage cost

Sorry, I misspelled. I meant a double lock up brick garage. Just a standard two car garage, made of brick. Apologies!

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herb661
Jan 24, 2015 10:06 am
herb661
Andrewnguyen
Andrewnguyen
23 January 2015

Asbestos and old concrete dumped underneath our land

Asbestos and old concrete dumped underneath our land

Many thanks to Charles and Stewie for answering my question. As you can imagine, we are pretty much devastated when the buildet who has 27 years of experience said he had…

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Andrewnguyen
Jan 23, 2015 10:12 pm
Mash2292
Mash2292
23 January 2015

Heron Park + Commodore Homes

Heron Park + Commodore Homes

Hi Slab went down this week. Pre- Start Finished from my side - 12th September Commodore took another 1 and half months to complete pre start process - 31st…

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Mash2292
Jan 23, 2015 9:16 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
23 January 2015

painting of polycarbonate.

painting of polycarbonate.

Ahh,great idea,I know what it does. Thanks,I'll try it.

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oldchippy
Jan 23, 2015 7:58 pm
joea
joea
23 January 2015

Walk in wardobe ideas

Walk in wardobe ideas

Thanks guys! Its appears that the options at Ikea / Bunnings seem to be quite popular, so we will give those a try. We were just worried that…

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joea
Jan 23, 2015 1:01 pm
joea
corza000
corza000
23 January 2015

Painting window frames and middle panel help!

Painting window frames and middle panel help!

Thanks for the reply. When I sand back the yellow paint which seems more like a laquer kind of peels off so unless sanding all this off back to bare timber (which would be…

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corza000
Jan 22, 2015 11:42 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
22 January 2015

Home Re-locators/Removers

Home Re-locators/Removers

Do you have any asbestos? If so they won't touch it. It's illegal to transport asbestos unless it's wrapped in the authorised way. I had this problem.

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Crazyk
Jan 22, 2015 8:53 pm
Crazyk
Zxath
Zxath
22 January 2015

Roof Vibration Noise Diagnosis.

Roof Vibration Noise Diagnosis.

Of course, for some reason my rattled brain went to a 'leaf…

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Zxath
Jan 22, 2015 10:58 am
Zxath
radiuz
radiuz
21 January 2015

Fence Colour

Fence Colour

You might want to check out jasper which is a colorbond colour.

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radiuz
Jan 21, 2015 7:41 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
20 January 2015

Plasterboard

Plasterboard

Hi all, Im looking for a plaster wholesaler that keeps 13 and 16mm firestop plaster board in stock 2400x1200. melbourne north . Thanks Dean

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kassan1973
Jan 20, 2015 4:59 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 January 2015

Continuous Flow Gas Hot water..15mm gas intake

Continuous Flow Gas Hot water..15mm gas intake

Doubt it very much. Instantaneous gas systems use a lot of gas, 3/4" pipe is normal. The plumber also has to consider the demand from other gas appliances plus your meter…

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SaveH2O
Jan 20, 2015 1:06 pm
SaveH2O
daveswall123
daveswall123
19 January 2015

Render Help

Render Help

I am having my 30-year brick house rendered in rockcote polymer pm100 render and with a sponged finished, I am not using the coloured render over the top. The house is…

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daveswall123
Jan 19, 2015 6:26 am
enquirer
enquirer
18 January 2015

Voiding of contract through a fake insurance policy

Voiding of contract through a fake insurance policy

The builder was caught out by the insurance company and it was the builder and surveyor who told things had to stop. I wanted to let them finished the job even though the…

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enquirer
Jan 18, 2015 2:01 pm
techno74
techno74
17 January 2015

aurora estate fibre issues

aurora estate fibre issues

Hi i have emailed you what happened basically after complaining on iprimus facebook page i got action. Places victoria came out changed me over to smartwiring and we…

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techno74
Jan 17, 2015 9:19 pm
Spong
Spong
17 January 2015

Variations

Variations

I agree with both of the last posts. Fairs fair and if they can't be reasonable then hammer them!!

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Spong
Jan 16, 2015 11:16 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 January 2015

What to do with floor level

What to do with floor level

Not sure how the ply was fixed to our concrete slab but I do remember that our timber floorboards were glued and secret nailed to the plywood all…

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Crazyk
Jan 16, 2015 7:26 pm
Crazyk
Liliana
Liliana
16 January 2015

Plumbing works & Slab Heave issues

Plumbing works & Slab Heave issues

Slab Heave Recipient, You are not a building professional and you can't oversee the plumber's rectification work. Your builder needs to take responsibility for his build…

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Liliana
Jan 16, 2015 3:45 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
11 January 2015

Mosquitos at front door

Mosquitos at front door

Try some mosquito repellent plants, some lavender in a pot by the front door might help. Good luck!

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aloenyx
Jan 11, 2015 4:58 pm
aloenyx
oldchippy
oldchippy
11 January 2015

Curtain rail falling out of wall

Curtain rail falling out of wall

Just patch the chunk of render that broke away and drill through it and into the brick behind. Much better fixing than into the mortar joint anyway,which would pull out too.

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oldchippy
Jan 11, 2015 9:51 am
patthecat
patthecat
8 January 2015

Wardrobe reveal

Wardrobe reveal

For anyone who may be interested I rang Stegbar ( was hoping to get it done before Stegbar opened this morning) and it needs to be 500mm away from wall. Being put up now, Cheers.

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patthecat
Jan 08, 2015 8:46 am
Tim65
Tim65
7 January 2015

Work Cover NSW

Work Cover NSW

In a word yes, anybody working on any site shout have a white card and be covered by work cover,,it will fall on the main contractor to check if any of his subbies are…

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Tim65
Jan 07, 2015 8:45 am
Tim65
carmer13
carmer13
6 January 2015

Fair trading

Fair trading

Would like to hear peoples experiences with Fair trading? How did the process go for you, how long did it take etc... We are in NSW, mid renovation and about to lodge a…

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carmer13
Jan 06, 2015 7:51 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
6 January 2015

What is a reasonable time to wait for engineering?

What is a reasonable time to wait for engineering?

Will depend on the workload of the engineer. Could be two weeks, could be eight - they should be able to give you a better idea.

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Tristanium
Jan 06, 2015 6:52 pm
Tristanium
acethekite
acethekite
6 January 2015

Small bedroom - king size bed

Small bedroom - king size bed

Good thing is, the rest of the house looks large. So one small room we can live with. We'll only have a queen in the spare room.

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acethekite
Jan 06, 2015 4:15 pm

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