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michae
michae
14 June 2014

Demolition, salvaging home

Demolition, salvaging home
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Have you considered garage sale or something like that? It might be helpful.

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michae
Jun 14, 2014 1:06 pm
michae
bpratt
bpratt
14 June 2014

How often do base cost of project homes go up ?

How often do base cost of project homes go up ?

I wish we could owner build but hubby says we are too old to do it,I just hate getting ripped off by anyone and know we will be at the prices…

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bpratt
Jun 14, 2014 9:58 am
Nicholas1
Nicholas1
13 June 2014

One way and two way spanning concrete slabs

One way and two way spanning concrete slabs

Hi, I was wondering if someone might be able to concisely explain the advantages and disadvantages of one-way and two way concrete slabs, with a particular focus on…

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Nicholas1
Jun 13, 2014 6:06 pm
kifaya
kifaya
13 June 2014

Horizontal slat screening DIY

Horizontal slat screening DIY

An update: We have decided to paint pine or treated pine for our screens though we might go with merbau for our side gates. Getting quoted on some DIY kits from Thomson…

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kifaya
Jun 13, 2014 10:42 am
kifaya
Crazyk
Crazyk
12 June 2014

Builder Issues

Builder Issues

I thought that there is a clause in the contract that states the builder must start within x days from contract signing.

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Crazyk
Jun 12, 2014 10:28 pm
Crazyk
Brandon2013
Brandon2013
12 June 2014

Tribeca homes / G Development

Tribeca homes / G Development

Hello, I am about to build a new investment property in Torquay North with Tribeca homes, who informed me they were formally known as G Development. I have not heard of…

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Brandon2013
Jun 12, 2014 4:32 pm
Sunshine2013
Sunshine2013
11 June 2014

Meter Box wrong location from plans

Meter Box wrong location from plans

Thanks Mgilla, I don't know why they try it on, oh well i guess after fixing this they'll be referring to that plan from now on.

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Sunshine2013
Jun 11, 2014 9:48 pm
Sunshine2013
me429sb
me429sb
11 June 2014

Have you seen this pendant light

Have you seen this pendant light

I've seen some similar ones in Masters - in fact I'm planning to use them over my kitchen island https://www.masters.com.au/product/1007 ... ndant-lamp

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me429sb
Jun 11, 2014 7:19 pm
steevo
steevo
11 June 2014

Transportable homes- anybody done it? Where did you start??

Transportable homes- anybody done it? Where did you start??

Just be careful and check with a broker etc first,as I have heard banks are reluctant to lend on transportable homes cheers steve

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steevo
Jun 11, 2014 4:58 pm
buildingadvice
buildingadvice
10 June 2014

Builder Recommendation (wollongong)

Builder Recommendation (wollongong)

Hi, Finding a good builder can be hard, generally its best to ask some of the local architects in the wollongong area for the builders they recommend to carry out there…

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buildingadvice
Jun 10, 2014 3:22 pm
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LegendLength
Jun 10, 2014 2:35 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
9 June 2014

Ceiling Cracking in One Room

Ceiling Cracking in One Room

Hi Eden I've seen a lot of ground movement in houses, but normally it appears as gaps under walls, at tops of walls or diagonal cracks in walls - mostly emanating from…

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cornellengineers
Jun 09, 2014 9:59 pm
cornellengineers
impish73
impish73
7 June 2014

help-council notice old illegel structures-Vic

help-council notice old illegel structures-Vic

I bought an old property (built at the end of 1969 but looked new at the time of purchasing) in Whitehorse city council 6.5 years ago. Recently,…

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impish73
Jun 07, 2014 10:12 pm
impish73
AKB
AKB
7 June 2014

Would like to speak to fireflies PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Would like to speak to fireflies PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Hey Suzie Have you tried sending him a private message through the forum? Cheers Akb

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AKB
Jun 07, 2014 7:42 pm
AKB
F2014
F2014
6 June 2014

Very bad Conveyancer

Very bad Conveyancer

Hey everyone, Thanks so much for replying. I've spoken to my bank and they said the $1000 was in other fees. They said my conveyancer should have given me a list of all…

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F2014
Jun 06, 2014 10:58 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 June 2014

2 houses from 1 plan??

2 houses from 1 plan??

A contractor or designer who designs for you (not an employee of yours), owns the copyright for that design, unless there is an agreement to the contrary. Copyright is…

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ECOECO
Jun 06, 2014 6:01 pm
ECOECO
t_banning
t_banning
6 June 2014

Driveway sealer issue

Driveway sealer issue

Thanks qebtel - yes, I know it's doing what it was designed to. But it seems most new, sealed driveways allow water to soak in. Would you be worried about water sitting…

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t_banning
Jun 06, 2014 2:19 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
6 June 2014

Same light switch plates for whole house

Same light switch plates for whole house
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Haha gotcha! So the non cbus ones are what I want lol. Thanks mate

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Agent_009
Jun 06, 2014 1:52 pm
insider
insider
5 June 2014

Pre-wetting the block before earthworks? Yes or no?

Pre-wetting the block before earthworks? Yes or no?

I would agree with leaving it for 12 months a full cycle of the seasons.If it was my block I would do a soil test after demo and ask for moisture samples to be taken then…

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insider
Jun 05, 2014 11:00 pm
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
5 June 2014

Who is responsible for this? UPDATE for those interested....

Who is responsible for this? UPDATE for those interested....
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:: good to see the progress train is still running do you have some photos to show :th:

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Speedwaychick68
Jun 05, 2014 10:25 pm
Speedwaychick68
ST13
ST13
5 June 2014

Nbn fibre broadband and pay tv ..help!

Nbn fibre broadband and pay tv ..help!

Probably the easiest way to think of it NBN - Fibre (The new network being rolled out in various formats) ADSL\ADSL 2+ - Copper cable Optus\Testra Cable - Hybrid of…

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ST13
Jun 05, 2014 4:15 pm
Handy007
Handy007
4 June 2014

Home renovation advice

Home renovation advice

In there contact us there is No fixed address this rings alarm bells IMO......

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Handy007
Jun 04, 2014 10:31 pm
mgilla
mgilla
4 June 2014

Can I mount a TV on a wall with a pocket door?

Can I mount a TV on a wall with a pocket door?

I started writing a long winded post as to how you could do this and what to check before hand and what could go wrong. Then I deleted it all and will make the answer…

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mgilla
Jun 04, 2014 9:00 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 June 2014

Speaker Wires In Wall - Can't Locate Ends

Speaker Wires In Wall - Can't Locate Ends

Might sound silly - but - have you asked the guy who put them in - he might have marked it.

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Saint Mike
Jun 04, 2014 10:22 am
Saint Mike
pri
pri
4 June 2014

Australian Construction News

Australian Construction News

Hi Guys, I created a page on facebook page which keeps everyone up to date with construction news in Australia. Share the page and "like" it for updates:

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pri
Jun 04, 2014 2:04 am
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LimeTree
Jun 03, 2014 8:40 am
leighton
leighton
3 June 2014

What type of decking should I use?

What type of decking should I use?

Spotted gum - good for decks on sloping sites - is often found not much dearer than merbau and can give the house an exotic feel.

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leighton
Jun 03, 2014 6:55 am
leighton
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 June 2014

Drafting/Architect Services

Drafting/Architect Services

I'd only use someone that has commercial experience whether you use a draftee, building designer or architect as it is quite a bit different from your average residential…

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Stewie D
Jun 02, 2014 8:40 pm
qebtel
qebtel
2 June 2014

When do you know if the Land is ready to be registered!

When do you know if the Land is ready to be registered!

You have no way of knowing. Subdivision can involve lots of issues and problems at any stage. Whomever sold you the block should have their finger on the progress and…

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qebtel
Jun 02, 2014 12:40 pm
wobbly1
wobbly1
2 June 2014

LvL grades

LvL grades

Hi All, Seems i could have found some way or means of cross referencing the lvl grades. From AS 1720.1 - 2010 Appendix H ,table H 3.1 Characteristic Values for Design…

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wobbly1
Jun 02, 2014 9:25 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 June 2014

Crickets inside the house!!! HELP!

Crickets inside the house!!! HELP!

Like grasshoppers they are omnivores meaning they will eat almost anything but they seem to like plant and rotting plant material best. I have a friend who breeds them for…

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Stewie D
Jun 01, 2014 2:22 pm
Fozzy2
Fozzy2
31 May 2014

Tiel upgrade Metricon

Tiel upgrade Metricon

We are building with Metricon. We want to upgrade our floor tiles from standard to 600x600 white porcelain. We were informed at Studio M that in order to do this, we would…

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Fozzy2
May 31, 2014 11:11 pm
asha
asha
30 May 2014

looking for builders recommendation Rural WA

looking for builders recommendation Rural WA

Good point - my parents built the exact same house as us once at the same time with mostly the same tradies but they were on heavy clay in Dardanup. Their cracking is…

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asha
May 30, 2014 10:47 pm
asha
mgilla
mgilla
30 May 2014

Renovator didn't seal the tile groute - is it ok?

Renovator didn't seal the tile groute - is it ok?

Also, sure seal comes in an aerosol can and you would do a laundry floor in 5min.

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mgilla
May 30, 2014 5:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 May 2014

Bathroom Reno - Disagreement with Wife - FINAL SOLUTION

Bathroom Reno - Disagreement with Wife - FINAL SOLUTION
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Dear, oh dear, lighten up guys. I was having a bit of fun with the OP. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 30, 2014 9:09 am
ferdired
ferdired
29 May 2014

floor insulation

floor insulation

Hi there new to this forum, I wanted to get some advice on underfloor insulation. I am currently building a new home which is on slab, and was looking for some type of…

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ferdired
May 29, 2014 10:38 pm
alexf40
alexf40
28 May 2014

Lower North Shore Timber/Gyprock Merchants

Lower North Shore Timber/Gyprock Merchants

Just a quick update. I gave them all a call this morning. H&G are good in that they deliver for free and can deliver on a Saturday morning. I ordered with Bunnings as even…

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alexf40
May 29, 2014 12:41 am
wobbly1
wobbly1
28 May 2014

Electrical cable sizes for a 20 amp circuit

Electrical cable sizes for a 20 amp circuit

those fault loop calcs are always tricky,but i like your numbers Beetaloo. Could possibly locate pump closer to supply board to save a few metres and less voltage drop overall.

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wobbly1
May 28, 2014 4:31 am
insider
insider
27 May 2014

Warped / "ripple" concrete foundation / slab

Warped / "ripple" concrete foundation / slab
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Found it ,10mm in any one room or area and 20mm across entire building footprint

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insider
May 27, 2014 9:50 pm
WearingThin
WearingThin
27 May 2014

Instyle Homes

Instyle Homes

Beware of the general manager. He's back operating under, yet another, different company name http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/A ... homes.page

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WearingThin
May 27, 2014 3:54 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 May 2014

Bagging cement sheet?

Bagging cement sheet?

The other advantage of removing the old fibro sheets is that you can inspect & repair if necessary any damaged studs (i.e. damaged by wood rot or termites)

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Beetaloo
May 27, 2014 2:27 pm
Beetaloo
bleaky
bleaky
26 May 2014

Which mortar?

Which mortar?

We have settled on brick- PGH Smoke but are undecided on mortar colour. Off white seems to be the default now days but I'm curious to see if anyone has used natural or…

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bleaky
May 26, 2014 11:21 pm
bleaky
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 May 2014

Subdividing land

Subdividing land

More to what bpratt is saying, have a talk to the council either in person or over the phone and they will tell you what the minimum size is that you can divide the block…

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Stewie D
May 26, 2014 1:07 pm
ayaman
ayaman
26 May 2014

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"

Hello, Has anyone in Melbourne used a building company called "Inprofile Built?" They are based in Beaumaris I believe. Any reviews would be greatly appreciated as I love…

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ayaman
May 26, 2014 11:11 am
Handy007
Handy007
26 May 2014

AG Pipe installation

AG Pipe installation

Hi I have got ground sloping down towards my house at the front. On highly reactive soil. You all probably know what absolute disasters water…

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Handy007
May 26, 2014 7:55 am
scooba1
scooba1
25 May 2014

Copper pipe for natural gas bbq

Copper pipe for natural gas bbq

Hi, I am re paving my back yard and was looking at running natural gas out to my bbq while i have the pavers up. Obviously i'll have a gas fitter do the connections but I…

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scooba1
May 25, 2014 10:20 pm
AKB
AKB
25 May 2014

Tileing

Tileing

We are paying $65 per square metre 600 x 600 mitred porcelain tiles in WA

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AKB
May 25, 2014 9:04 pm
AKB


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