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akapacker
akapacker
18 August 2014

Contracts for subcontractors as an owner builder in Victoria

Contracts for subcontractors as an owner builder in Victoria

Hi everyone, I'm close to breaking ground on my owner build in Victoria, and have some quotes for site works and a slab pour - about $35k. Does anyone have any…

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akapacker
Aug 18, 2014 7:19 am
tangerineowl
tangerineowl
17 August 2014

open to the elements brickwall gap 30-45mm

open to the elements brickwall gap 30-45mm

A side neighbour has a building brickwall which buts-up close to my townhouse external-double-brick-wall (they are an a higher ground level than me, by about 1 metre) My…

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tangerineowl
Aug 17, 2014 7:56 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
17 August 2014

Building inspection reports - what to expect?

Building inspection reports - what to expect?

If you engage a private building inspector to review work done on a property by a Builder (refurbishment of original dwelling rooms and adding an extension) for a Hearing…

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kats_meow
Aug 17, 2014 6:43 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
15 August 2014

Insurance whilst building & variations to standard contract

Insurance whilst building & variations to standard contract

I believe that the insurance comes under the builder through Builders Warranty Insurance, although i guess you could contact an insurance broker to see if there is…

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kats_meow
Aug 15, 2014 5:45 pm
building-expert
building-expert
15 August 2014

Holiday House, not Beachfront. Does it matter?

Holiday House, not Beachfront. Does it matter?

Yes thanks snufl, they blow my head gasket. The three opinions I wanted to get across are that: 1 get the views if you can, waterfront or not, 2 get in now and upgrade…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2014 12:55 pm
building-expert
JohnDoe2014
JohnDoe2014
14 August 2014

Choosing between Architect, Building Agent, Project Builder

Choosing between Architect, Building Agent, Project Builder

+1 to the advice from Snowing and tjilpi 4kids - We are kind of going through a similar phase - the last bit of feasibility. My starting point was our budget. We then did…

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JohnDoe2014
Aug 14, 2014 11:19 pm
nectar
nectar
14 August 2014

Variation part

Variation part

This particular builder is very experienced and IMHO there is no excuse to mess up what you need to comply with either CDC or council as there are details readily…

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nectar
Aug 14, 2014 6:09 pm
nectar
nectar
14 August 2014

VCAT, owner wins damages for heaved pool replacement

VCAT, owner wins damages for heaved pool replacement

Good on you again BE. I so wish you were on our case an tribunal. Please keep fighting for people like us. I agree why let yourself be publicly dragged through the…

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nectar
Aug 14, 2014 6:04 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
18 September 2014

Help with painting over Gloss Paint. Help! Help! Help!

Help with painting over Gloss Paint. Help! Help! Help!

Sounds to me like he sprayed water based gloss over enamel. If that's the case it'll never stick. Needs to be sanded right back. How long did it take to dry? If less…

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Crazyk
Sep 18, 2014 9:17 pm
Crazyk
LaceyM
LaceyM
13 August 2014

Does anyone know how much it cost to hire a Scissor Lift?

Does anyone know how much it cost to hire a Scissor Lift?

How stable/level must the ground be where you want to work with it ? I'm just not sure that many home builds would have solid and level enough…

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LaceyM
Aug 13, 2014 9:39 pm
LaceyM
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
13 August 2014

2 pack or not 2 pack? [Wardrobes]

2 pack or not 2 pack? [Wardrobes]

I would only think it would look odd if the wardrobes were the only thing that was modern in the house. If you are planning on upgrading the kitchen and the bathrooms…

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Burnsfirsttime
Aug 13, 2014 3:52 pm
Burnsfirsttime
jcbissor
jcbissor
12 August 2014

What builder in Perth

What builder in Perth

We've built with goodlife and the whole process, every document, every sign and every bit of correspondence and even pre start was from/at/with Gemmill. Even our new home…

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jcbissor
Aug 12, 2014 3:17 pm
jcbissor
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 August 2014

Living Areas Vs Larger Bedrooms?

Living Areas Vs Larger Bedrooms?

I think size does matter - in a bedroom that half metre more can mean the difference - not now - but maybe when they want a Queen bed ... :) Living area needs to be a…

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Saint Mike
Aug 12, 2014 10:25 am
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 August 2014

Question about EFFLORESCENCE in bricks and sealing options

Question about EFFLORESCENCE in bricks and sealing options

How much effect from poor draiange can have an effect like this? Some or a lot but that depends mostly on whether the DPC is a) in the…

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Stewie D
Aug 12, 2014 9:45 am
deluxes
deluxes
11 August 2014

Theater rooms??

Theater rooms??
1, 2

I personally love that my hubby plays video games as a means to unwind.... It means he's home and not p*ssed down at the pub or with a pack of his mates in clubs like some…

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deluxes
Aug 12, 2014 12:07 am
deluxes
JB1
JB1
11 August 2014

Stone Benchtop durability

Stone Benchtop durability

Never used a clip on high chair, but I wouldn't hesitate to use one with a stone bench top. Only issue with stone is chipping if you slam a very hard/heavy object on it.…

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JB1
Aug 11, 2014 7:45 pm
buzurk
buzurk
11 August 2014

Building in Brooks Terrace Kanahooka NSW

Building in Brooks Terrace Kanahooka NSW

Did anyone get hit with an increase in cost from having to have exposure grade bricks etc

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buzurk
Aug 11, 2014 4:08 pm
joannek
joannek
11 August 2014

Glass balcony facade a good idea????

Glass balcony facade a good idea????

I don't know what the usual material is for wire balustrade but our last one rusted. I was wondering if marine grade stainless steel would be an option.

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joannek
Aug 11, 2014 2:31 pm
qebtel
qebtel
11 August 2014

Extension Cost Per Square Metre - are builders serious!

Extension Cost Per Square Metre - are builders serious!

its hard to see why a builder wants $2500m2 to do basic extension when you can get a basic/budget house for less than $1000m2 if you only…

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qebtel
Aug 11, 2014 11:51 am
d@n
d@n
10 August 2014

Design Help - Exterior Colour Scheme

Design Help - Exterior Colour Scheme

It's personal choice but for me,…

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d@n
Aug 10, 2014 4:03 pm
insider
insider
10 August 2014

Garage Wall Cracking - Builders responsibility?

Garage Wall Cracking - Builders responsibility?

Costs can vary but anywhere between $600 -$1200 at a guess but it should include 1 to 2 boreholes,footing probe, moisture samples and floor levels or brickwork levels.what…

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insider
Aug 10, 2014 9:31 am
insider

We were in the same situation as you. We weren't concerned about blocking heat, we wanted privacy during the day but to retain as much view as possible. I did heaps of…

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snufl
Aug 09, 2014 11:16 pm
ericdog
ericdog
9 August 2014

HIA Perth Home show this week

HIA Perth Home show this week

My Partner and I did go to HIA Perth Home show Friday 8th August. After getting tickets online for $10 ($12 at Door) - we were expecting a huge home show. Exhibitor +…

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ericdog
Aug 09, 2014 7:30 pm
nrh157
nrh157
8 August 2014

HELP WITH LAND CONTRACT

HELP WITH LAND CONTRACT

But also keep in mind if you do exit from your current contract, you may need to pay a higher price for your next block.

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nrh157
Aug 08, 2014 4:24 pm
nrh157
Dr House
Dr House
8 August 2014

Compensation from builder for delays??

Compensation from builder for delays??

I am curious, who are you guys building with? I am building with the volume builder (psss... Plantation Homes AKA Henley) and we are almost finished after less than a…

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Dr House
Aug 08, 2014 2:41 am
Dr House
liquidtransition
liquidtransition
6 August 2014

Underfloor heating - actuallys heat the room? or Nobo? Help!

Underfloor heating - actuallys heat the room? or Nobo? Help!

Hi Carocaro, If you're considering heating for a 5 sqm room, my suggestion would be go with an electric floor heating mat. Underfloor heating in general is always the…

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liquidtransition
Aug 07, 2014 12:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 August 2014

Hammock Hooks in Brick in Western Australia

Hammock Hooks in Brick in Western Australia

Hi Ollie you're welcome LOL,My son has just returned from a medical study trip from Mexico City with a hammock. Now even though I built the wall that he wants to hang it…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 06, 2014 10:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
qebtel
qebtel
4 August 2014

Issues to be aware of after tree impact???

Issues to be aware of after tree impact???

When the insurance assessor comes, ask him for his credentials. If he isnt a qualified structural engineer,and they arent going to get one in subsequently, that's your…

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qebtel
Aug 04, 2014 3:24 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2014

Concrete Structures

Concrete Structures

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a precast concrete wall structure as opposed to other methods of constructing a multi-storey…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2014 2:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaviscon Girl
Gaviscon Girl
4 August 2014

Beacon Lighting App

Beacon Lighting App

I *knew* up/down exterior lights wouldn't look right on our new house! Now I have proof. :)

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Gaviscon Girl
Aug 04, 2014 6:48 am
Gaviscon Girl
jimmild
jimmild
4 August 2014

Need suggestions on Concrete Patios

Need suggestions on Concrete Patios

Getting it installed, new concrete patios on my front yard. Already hired a professional company called http://rocklinconcrete.com/ Basically i am looking for some ideas,…

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jimmild
Aug 04, 2014 2:35 am
devruben
devruben
3 August 2014

How to purchase Laminex products ?

How to purchase Laminex products ?

Hi, I am thinking about remodeling my kitchen and I am just doing some research on the products and associated processes. I am interested in a Laminex for my benchtop. I…

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devruben
Aug 03, 2014 11:55 pm
bpratt
bpratt
3 August 2014

Frozen water pipes in new home

Frozen water pipes in new home

I dare say the hot is not flowing because there's no cold water to push the hot from the hot water tank. ;) Is it possible to see what the other houses on stumps in your…

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bpratt
Aug 03, 2014 2:50 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
2 August 2014

Asset protection during building works

Asset protection during building works

When we renovated (Vic) we had to pay money to the local council as an asset protection bond. We could not get the money back until council officers were satisfied that…

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kats_meow
Aug 02, 2014 9:41 am
AKB
AKB
31 July 2014

Please help I've forgotten my password!

Please help I've forgotten my password!

Hi Trees Have you tried this as you are already logged in? User control panel - profile - edit account settings - edit password

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AKB
Jul 31, 2014 10:56 pm
AKB
Aimef
Aimef
31 July 2014

Sloping Block - Melb. builder recommendations appreciated

Sloping Block - Melb. builder recommendations appreciated

Yes, not a project builder, but it's heavily customised to suit the block.Sloping blocks aren't an issue for them. It's being built on strip footings.

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Aimef
Jul 31, 2014 7:17 pm
lucascooper
lucascooper
31 July 2014

Has anyone built with Property Planet?

Has anyone built with Property Planet?

Good people. Limited selections options. Very quick construction. Very happy.

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lucascooper
Jul 31, 2014 7:05 pm
mgilla
mgilla
31 July 2014

Fence replaced, palings not vertical

Fence replaced, palings not vertical

The posts being half notched is not an issue, in fact its been a standard for some time to not notch them at all. The thought being water can sit in the notch and rot the post out.

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mgilla
Jul 31, 2014 5:51 pm
Gaviscon Girl
Gaviscon Girl
30 July 2014

Neighbour's Garage on Boundary - Fence Question

Neighbour's Garage on Boundary - Fence Question
1, 2

I found this months ago, but I can't remember how I got it. Boundary Fences Under…

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Gaviscon Girl
Jul 30, 2014 7:25 pm
Gaviscon Girl
alanabanana
alanabanana
30 July 2014

Spring Farm coal seam gas

Spring Farm coal seam gas

Thanks again for that information, hope all goes well with your build!

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alanabanana
Jul 30, 2014 5:30 pm
suspct
suspct
30 July 2014

Anyone used Deco Wood Windows? (wood look aluminum windows)

Anyone used Deco Wood Windows? (wood look aluminum windows)

Anyone used these and have pictures or live in Brisbane and know where some are may display homes that we can drive by for a look in a real world application?

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suspct
Jul 30, 2014 3:35 pm
AudreyGreenwood
AudreyGreenwood
30 July 2014

Telstra t box?

Telstra t box?

It is a great thing that I stumbled upon this forum. I have been stranded in a similar dilemma ever since we moved to our new place. I guess we have to really sit down and…

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AudreyGreenwood
Jul 30, 2014 2:53 pm
AudreyGreenwood
deluxes
deluxes
30 July 2014

Shed Contents Insurance

Shed Contents Insurance

Some will do contents in storage, but must be designated storage facility, not just a shed on an existing property where you aren't currently residing.

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deluxes
Jul 30, 2014 2:40 pm
deluxes
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 July 2014

Buried oil tank found on so called Vacant Building Block

Buried oil tank found on so called Vacant Building Block

I think your just going to have to cop it. With us we were demolishing our house when like chippy the neighbour stuck his head over the fence and said, oh there used to be…

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Crazyk
Jul 29, 2014 9:40 pm
Crazyk
Althom
Althom
29 July 2014

Stale smell coming from soakwells

Stale smell coming from soakwells

we have a considerable amount of standing water in the scrub between us and Nicholson Road. It's supposed to be a swale that drains to a POS and then drains away but the…

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Althom
Jul 29, 2014 5:18 pm
Althom
jul33m1
jul33m1
28 July 2014

Another theater questions sorry

Another theater questions sorry

Thanks bpratt and AussieMark, I told my husband and he's going to call our builder and have it changed to a solid door,this forums great for picking up things you…

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jul33m1
Jul 28, 2014 7:59 pm


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