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Stewie D
Stewie D
27 January 2016

Tiles v Maple staircase

Tiles v Maple staircase

Any wooden product - real timber flooring, laminated timber panels etc will scratch over time if you don't eliminate the sand at the front door first as will a lot of…

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Stewie D
Jan 27, 2016 7:55 am
Shiv1
Shiv1
26 January 2016

When do I organise wireless NBN installation?

When do I organise wireless NBN installation?

I got mine connected. It is a 2 step process. First part is to wire your house appropriately to be able to be NBN compliant. 2nd step is for Telstra install their modem…

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Shiv1
Jan 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Shiv1
Shiv1
26 January 2016

What to do? Help!!

What to do? Help!!

Sounds like a neighbour from hell. I would try option 1 then proceed to option 3. The relationship with neighbour was ruined already when we rendered your garage

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Shiv1
Jan 26, 2016 7:19 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 January 2016

First build process

First build process

This is a link to a post on my views http://anewhouse.com.au/2014/05/how-man ... spections/

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bashworth
Jan 26, 2016 5:20 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
25 January 2016

Re Joint Venture

Re Joint Venture

I would tend to agree with StructuralBIMGuy but i would suggest you could try asking the same question on the property chat forum which is more involved in these kind of…

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bashworth
Jan 25, 2016 11:31 am
bashworth
JB1
JB1
25 January 2016

Plaster window reveals

Plaster window reveals

Thanks Stewie I spoke to my Plasterer today and he's had experience with plaster reveals and shadowline ceilings and doors. Cost is $10 a metre, so similar to say…

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JB1
Jan 25, 2016 12:21 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
24 January 2016

What size fridge recess?

What size fridge recess?

A fridge needs to stick out usually by almost the doors amount other wise they are difficult to open. Unless of course they are the integrated fridges.

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AussieMark
Jan 24, 2016 5:40 pm
makie
makie
23 January 2016

Architect/Designer/Draftsperson recommendation Melbourne

Architect/Designer/Draftsperson recommendation Melbourne

Hey Ben, if you can PM me your number i can provide some useful information.

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makie
Jan 23, 2016 9:37 pm
makie
RECO
RECO
23 January 2016

Marriott Simonds

Marriott Simonds

Does anyone can share a price list wz upgrades of Marriott design wz Simonds ?

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RECO
Jan 23, 2016 9:30 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 January 2016

Converting color-bond shed to granny flat

Converting color-bond shed to granny flat

Change of use is what it would come under. I know a couple of guys who have large sheds/workshops where they do their woodwork and metal projects. They've installed a…

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Stewie D
Jan 23, 2016 10:16 am
hay_renay
hay_renay
22 January 2016

Considering new home in Highlands -craigieburn

Considering new home in Highlands -craigieburn

Hello We are going to build in Malcom Creek, our land titles in October I believe. We chose Fairhaven Homes, the sales rep was great and very honest.

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hay_renay
Jan 22, 2016 9:22 pm
royc69
royc69
22 January 2016

Weep holes on ground level after outdoor tiling

Weep holes on ground level after outdoor tiling

Thank you for all the advice.

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royc69
Jan 22, 2016 2:22 pm
noobz
noobz
22 January 2016

Help - Garage Weep Holes

Help - Garage Weep Holes

I agree with above. Weep holes should be restored. Your home is food for termites so if you are offering a drink as well (moisture) and a covert entry (via zero lot) you…

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noobz
Jan 22, 2016 7:59 am
Alexxdavid
Alexxdavid
21 January 2016

Opinion on floor plan

Opinion on floor plan
1, 2

I think you missed some of the post after the first one as the ensuite and store was changed already. Below is version 2 of the plan :

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Alexxdavid
Jan 21, 2016 9:04 pm
davidmrae
davidmrae
20 January 2016

Matching bathroom frieze tile

Matching bathroom frieze tile

Hi, In the early 1980's we installed a tile frieze in our bathroom. The tile was a Regeneration Brand tile (200mm x 100mm) with an oak leaf type design in terracotta…

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davidmrae
Jan 20, 2016 5:39 pm
Jozh
Jozh
19 January 2016

Door Stops and Catchers

Door Stops and Catchers

What is everyone using for Door stops and door Catches? Our new build comes with the cheap basic White stopers for wet areas and white plastic catches for…

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Jozh
Jan 19, 2016 10:34 am
bashworth
bashworth
18 January 2016

Frame exposed to extreme weather - will it warp?

Frame exposed to extreme weather - will it warp?

They should notify you at the end of the month about weather day that they intend claiming for but hardly ever does a builder do it. the builder only has a claim if the…

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bashworth
Jan 18, 2016 7:34 pm
bashworth
richardx
richardx
18 January 2016

few wedges on frame by builder

few wedges on frame by builder

It is timber stud

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richardx
Jan 18, 2016 9:07 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
17 January 2016

Sweet Home 3D - quick question

Sweet Home 3D - quick question

hi lazandjohn, I used it extensively to model my two storey house. The ground floor has a split level so I needed to take that into account with heights of walls. When…

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AussieMark
Jan 17, 2016 1:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 January 2016

Stumps vs slab?

Stumps vs slab?

2.5 T/m3, $250/m3 material cost approx

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 16, 2016 11:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 January 2016

Electrical/lights abbreviation help

Electrical/lights abbreviation help

Of course! Duh Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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Leksie5000
Jan 16, 2016 10:24 am
ilovebighouse2014
ilovebighouse2014
15 January 2016

Rebed and repoint process for terracotta tiles

Rebed and repoint process for terracotta tiles

Hi Guys, I was wondering if rebed and repoint process is very much essential for terracotta tiles?? Or juts repoint and pressurized cleaning would do? Normally what…

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ilovebighouse2014
Jan 15, 2016 3:11 pm
Buildem
Buildem
15 January 2016

Can anyone reccomend a land Surveyor - Sydney

Can anyone reccomend a land Surveyor - Sydney

I'd like to suggest Keystone Surveyors. Aaron is great.

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Buildem
Jan 15, 2016 8:05 am
braddy_
braddy_
14 January 2016

Flood Zone AHD

Flood Zone AHD

Got this from Council: 1% AEP FLOOD LEVEL*: 1.74m Australian Height Datum (AHD) MINIMUM FLOOR LEVEL*: 2.24m AHD Now to wait for AHD survey to turn up.

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braddy_
Jan 14, 2016 10:45 am
Cvh1
Cvh1
13 January 2016

Vergola, service and cleaning

Vergola, service and cleaning

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows of anyone in the Sydney region, who services the Vergola external shade system - cleaning and electrical repairs, other than…

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Cvh1
Jan 13, 2016 6:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 January 2016

Problem builder, any advice?

Problem builder, any advice?
1, 2

You're wasting your time expecting results from builders to changes like this, they just couldnt be bothered to do a jot extra to help you out. You should have just told…

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qebtel
Jan 13, 2016 12:44 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 January 2016

Legal System or Department of Fair Trading

Legal System or Department of Fair Trading

As per Leonardo_23s advice but as someone in NSW who has been in the building industry quite a while. 1) get a good building consultant to write a detailed list of all the…

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Stewie D
Jan 13, 2016 8:03 am
serg
serg
12 January 2016

Estimating Software???

Estimating Software???

CostMiner (www.costminer.com) has basic take-off and estimating. It can also record actual expenses. It is for small/micro business and costs $25/month. Also, you can run…

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serg
Jan 12, 2016 2:50 pm
TomCat
TomCat
11 January 2016

Alfresco

Alfresco

Hi Kevin. Our builder's standard plan for our house had a small alfresco under main roof at back off dining and living. For an extra $13k we got them to extend back…

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TomCat
Jan 11, 2016 9:17 pm
TomCat
qebtel
qebtel
11 January 2016

Where to buy to Sydney?

Where to buy to Sydney?

And yet..... http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/reales ... 7704325032 Ive noticed in the past, in the outer areas of Sydney, prices can increase, and also decrease…

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qebtel
Jan 11, 2016 8:41 pm
OneTreeFalling
OneTreeFalling
10 January 2016

Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Apart from the garage it sounds like the rest of the painting was exterior (weatherboard?) So was the painter intending to paint over rotten wood??? Hi Liliana, no the…

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OneTreeFalling
Jan 10, 2016 8:19 pm
Althom
Althom
9 January 2016

Plumbing exhaust fans out through Colorbond roof

Plumbing exhaust fans out through Colorbond roof

The one price I got for going out through the roof was fine. The only confusion was one quote at about what previous posters had estimated and one at +$1500. I didn't want…

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Althom
Jan 09, 2016 6:42 pm
Althom
Foma2
Foma2
9 January 2016

How to get a water leak fixed by builder (under warranty)

How to get a water leak fixed by builder (under warranty)

Last week I had a chat with my friend's brother. He lives in Canada. From what he said I can say that in Canada they have a much better consumer protection.

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Foma2
Jan 09, 2016 10:35 am
lowexpectations
lowexpectations
9 January 2016

deposits and building contracts

deposits and building contracts

Good point regarding deviations from the 'standard' contract. I don't know why I never thought of that.

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lowexpectations
Jan 08, 2016 11:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 January 2016

Roof Truss Centres???

Roof Truss Centres???

That's what you are asking the builders to do. That's why they ask for a deposit. Pretty simple. It weeds out the tyre kickers from the genuinely interested…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 08, 2016 10:25 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
7 January 2016

Contact with private Certifier

Contact with private Certifier

Great thanks for the reassurance. Yeah it's brick veneer so can see all the frame still. Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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Leksie5000
Jan 07, 2016 4:22 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 January 2016

Lazy trades

Lazy trades

I was expressing real world brutal reality. Of course in ideal world we would not need police and speed limits, you would not need a contract because handshake is enough…

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building-expert
Jan 06, 2016 9:09 pm
building-expert
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
6 January 2016

Torrential rain

Torrential rain

Hi We didn't quite get to lock up before the break due to rain. There are some eaves to finish off on part of our roof which has a 5 degree pitch and also the eaves on…

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Leksie5000
Jan 06, 2016 6:49 am
TobiFragt
TobiFragt
4 January 2016

Survey: Value of Smart Home Services

Survey: Value of Smart Home Services

Dear Homeone Community, my name is Tobias and I'm studying business administration at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. We are investigating a so far scarcely…

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TobiFragt
Jan 04, 2016 8:23 pm
Paulc1964au
Paulc1964au
4 January 2016

[NSW] Gregory Hills - Roll Call!

[NSW] Gregory Hills - Roll Call!
1 ... 53, 54, 55

for anybody interested a new Gregory Hills community group has commenced in Facebook, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/1116438 ... up_comment

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Paulc1964au
Jan 04, 2016 4:22 pm
Jason007
Jason007
3 January 2016

WWYD with this space? Looking for ideas

WWYD with this space? Looking for ideas

Put some plants in there….

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Jason007
Jan 03, 2016 2:14 am
bpratt
bpratt
2 January 2016

How to build a driveway with long lasting appeal?

How to build a driveway with long lasting appeal?

Like Saint Mike said, don't have it too narrow, particulary if it is a longer driveway. I also suggest if you have those roll over gutters i.e. the ones that are sloping…

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bpratt
Jan 02, 2016 9:20 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 January 2016

Timber Cladding...

Timber Cladding...

Ex-builder ( bad back , dodgi knees etc ). I draw plans for a living now. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 01, 2016 1:26 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 December 2015

reliable handyman and roof restoration

reliable handyman and roof restoration

Not sure how you got him - but this is not a single case ... :) It can be trial and error - unless you hear about him - ie word of mouth is good way. Ask around -…

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Saint Mike
Dec 31, 2015 3:53 pm
Saint Mike
Reno90
Reno90
31 December 2015

Building Carport!

Building Carport!

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/13 ... 7d5c2918bd this is an example of how the carport will sit but obviously higher to accomodate my wifes brand new BMW X6. The…

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Reno90
Dec 31, 2015 10:36 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 December 2015

Experience with Plyboard Timber Cladding

Experience with Plyboard Timber Cladding

If the designer suggested it why haven't they supplied you links to these products? I have also never heard of ripple iron inserts. What are those ??? Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 31, 2015 9:54 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
30 December 2015

Enclose the gaps between subfloor and ground

Enclose the gaps between subfloor and ground

Hi wykdy, It is not clear as to the stumps you mentioned, but I can say this... that brickwork needs footings or it moves just as does paving (with the soil)... up to…

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Leonardo_23
Dec 30, 2015 4:28 pm
Corey570
Corey570
30 December 2015

Stroud Hudson 320

Stroud Hudson 320

Anyone built one of these? Or built with Stroud homes at all? Particularly Toowoomba? Cheers, Corey.

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Corey570
Dec 30, 2015 12:37 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
28 December 2015

How do I attach images?

How do I attach images?

If you have a smartphone the easiest thing is to download the app "Tapatalk". You can then use the forum through the app and attach images directly using your phone.…

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Leksie5000
Dec 28, 2015 6:57 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
28 December 2015

How long after handover?

How long after handover?

Did it take you to get your certificate, do what you need to do and MOVE IN? . Dreaming of the day.. We have carpets and driveway to do ourselves. Custom knockdown…

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Leksie5000
Dec 28, 2015 6:56 am

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