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robbie_p
robbie_p
1 June 2015

Floor insulation for shed

Floor insulation for shed

Hi guys, I have started lining / insulating my shed walls and I am going to be doing the roof too. The next thing I need to think about is the shed floor… Currently,…

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robbie_p
Jun 01, 2015 2:58 pm
kellie_87
kellie_87
1 June 2015

Home Group WA.

Home Group WA.

Hi tashandpete :) Come over to the building forum. There are a bunch of us building with HGWA, myself included :)

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kellie_87
Jun 01, 2015 2:42 pm
kellie_87
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
30 May 2015

Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

Skydroid I would love to!!, but I broke my ankle last week ahaha. The more soak wells you have, the more surface area you have to empty the water. Being in piara waters…

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rebuilder86
May 30, 2015 5:55 pm
laurawhite
laurawhite
29 May 2015

Just married? Decorating ideas

Just married? Decorating ideas

There are a lot of things that change when you get married. You have to move in with someone else, and that means figuring out a lot of things about someone else’s…

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laurawhite
May 29, 2015 3:18 pm
laurawhite
oneJohn
oneJohn
29 May 2015

Foundations protection

Foundations protection

You'll want about a 50mm fall across the path anyhow, for proper drainage away from the house. Then you also need at least 50mm of the slab exposed for termite…

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oneJohn
May 29, 2015 2:40 pm
oneJohn
robbie_p
robbie_p
29 May 2015

Lining a shed - installing insulation batts

Lining a shed - installing insulation batts

Earthwool do offer a foil backed "space blanket", but it probably costs about 25% more in price, but reduces your R rating from 2 too 1.8. Not sure if that would affect…

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robbie_p
May 29, 2015 2:39 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
29 May 2015

Pre-Sale Inspections

Pre-Sale Inspections

How would a buyer ever trust some certificate given from some obscure company contracted by the vendor? While it would be nice if there could be a system where each…

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oneJohn
May 29, 2015 2:36 pm
oneJohn
junaidzs
junaidzs
29 May 2015

Augusta 33 by Carlisle Homes

Augusta 33 by Carlisle Homes

Thanks Tash, will definitely check there.

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junaidzs
May 29, 2015 12:52 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
28 May 2015

Shower space out by 20mm acceptable?

Shower space out by 20mm acceptable?

sorry i did a really bad rushed job at explaining that. The tiler starts in the shower recess, aligning it in such a way that the largest possible section of tile is up…

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rebuilder86
May 28, 2015 11:11 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
28 May 2015

Boral Brick- Kurrajong

Boral Brick- Kurrajong

We are choosing Kurrajong, but not building till later this year - sorry!! My parent's neighbours (in Drouin) used Kurrajong and I always think how nice their house…

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TashPaul
May 28, 2015 4:17 pm
TashPaul
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 May 2015

Ceiling Fan Required for Media Room

Ceiling Fan Required for Media Room

A simple fan should not cost this - eg Clipsal. If you need exhaust from the room - one idea might be an exhaust type unit - as you see in toilets - but not powered - ie…

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Saint Mike
May 28, 2015 11:06 am
Saint Mike

What's with the rendered fad?!

What's with the rendered fad?!
1, 2, 3

Fortunately most criminals are dumb. It would be easy enough to break in to an FC clad house with a pair of pliers, quietly breaking out a big enough hole to get…

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1960sModernistHome
May 27, 2015 9:38 pm
1960sModernistHome
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 May 2015

Wobbly 3 sided shed

Wobbly 3 sided shed

I would use Pryda Speed Brace for the roof as this is typically used for bracing roof trusses. For best effect, install it in pairs as cross bracing

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Beetaloo
May 27, 2015 3:43 pm
Beetaloo
johnbrownsniece
johnbrownsniece
27 May 2015

Ventura Homes or HGWA

Ventura Homes or HGWA

Skydroid, that would be great please send the reps details

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johnbrownsniece
May 27, 2015 1:07 pm
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MJ51
May 26, 2015 11:06 pm
archetto
archetto
25 May 2015

Downpipes on front facade

Downpipes on front facade
1, 2

No I put those downpipes on myself using paint to show how it will look if they put them on the front facade, you will see on my first post where the downpipes are…

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archetto
May 25, 2015 9:20 pm
archetto

This is what I would do to the kitchen. I would recess the ceiling so it frames the kitchen off from the rest of the space, i've extended the bench and where the pantry…

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archetto
May 25, 2015 1:19 pm
archetto
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aloenyx
May 24, 2015 12:57 pm
aloenyx
FireFox
FireFox
23 May 2015

Carbon Tax Repeal - Pricing Changes?

Carbon Tax Repeal - Pricing Changes?

I'm sure. That 1-2% ~ 5-10k will make a nice profit for most builders let alone manufactures. So I'm sure it will all get swallowed up. I'd highly doubt your builder…

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FireFox
May 23, 2015 1:05 am
FireFox
j2k
j2k
22 May 2015

Install Cast Iron Lace / Frieze to Terrace house

Install Cast Iron Lace / Frieze to Terrace house

Cheers mate. The hard thing is finding timber screws with flat button heads and not Bugle or countersunk heads. As thought a flat surface against the metal would be…

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j2k
May 22, 2015 11:19 pm
robbie_p
robbie_p
22 May 2015

Converting a shed into a teenagers retreat

Converting a shed into a teenagers retreat

definitely no plans to rent it out.. purely for a teenagers retreat / visitors sleep over room...

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robbie_p
May 22, 2015 2:51 pm
karenk
karenk
22 May 2015

Brick, Dune Cladding and Seamist Roof

Brick, Dune Cladding and Seamist Roof

Hi there We are building and like the sound of the dune cladding with Seamist roof. Does anyone have any pics of these colour mixes please so I can get an idea of the…

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karenk
May 22, 2015 2:21 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
22 May 2015

Not "Cut out" for house building.

Not "Cut out" for house building.

Roo, hang in there. I went with a smaller project builder who do around 50+ homes per year. I am doing a custom build of my design and it took 3 years to get it started.…

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AussieMark
May 22, 2015 11:26 am
abbeybox
abbeybox
21 May 2015

Flat Roofs or very low pitch roofs

Flat Roofs or very low pitch roofs

ok, we were just going to use it on the garage as it will be a separate roof line to the rest of the house and clad the whole thing in colorbond.

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abbeybox
May 21, 2015 3:41 pm
buildnewbie
buildnewbie
21 May 2015

Attaching privacy screens to foam cladding

Attaching privacy screens to foam cladding

Finding the studs now will be quite hard since they've been covered up.... Hopefully the tradesman will have some novel ways of doing it without ripping up stuff.

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buildnewbie
May 21, 2015 12:13 pm
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oneJohn
May 20, 2015 1:40 pm
oneJohn
Nic and Shell 1
Nic and Shell 1
20 May 2015

Coral Daydream 30 Wet area square metre total

Coral Daydream 30 Wet area square metre total

Do it wall by wall and floor. So for example say it'll be 2100h worth of tiles and the wall is 4m in length which is 8.4m2 for that wall only, then do the other walls and…

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Nic and Shell 1
May 20, 2015 9:03 am
Hayls
Hayls
19 May 2015

Avoiding unnecessary Council permits - Builder advice????

Avoiding unnecessary Council permits - Builder advice????

Thinking about building a little art studio or place to 'get away from home!' Instead of getting a container, or…

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Hayls
May 19, 2015 5:19 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
18 May 2015

Your Hidden Costs After Building

Your Hidden Costs After Building

I was very naive when I first started looking at houses. These are the things I just assumed came with a house, and didn't think you had to pay…

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1st-timers
May 18, 2015 5:34 pm
skydroid
skydroid
18 May 2015

Longer kitchen bench or extra essastone? HELP!

Longer kitchen bench or extra essastone? HELP!

Hey onejohn, I added the pantry thanks to your suggestion :) we're getting the big pantry regardless...it's about whether to spend extra for longer kitchen stove bench top ,…

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skydroid
May 18, 2015 1:45 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
18 May 2015

Knowing Your Rights...

Knowing Your Rights...

Roomeat... I did not intend any offence to you but I see that some was caused. Sincerest apologies! Between the two of us we can provide people with enough reading for…

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tlblhayward
May 18, 2015 1:36 am
tlblhayward
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
17 May 2015

Am i being overcharged for higher ceilings?

Am i being overcharged for higher ceilings?

I think $4500 is reasonable. Although I'd still say try and get a better price ;)

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HomeAngels
May 17, 2015 1:58 pm
HomeAngels
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 May 2015

Boiler room rule

Boiler room rule

The plumbing code would pertain only because of the hot and cold water pipes but the others as you mention are because of the flue etc so distances to flammable surfaces…

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Stewie D
May 17, 2015 1:27 pm
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
16 May 2015

HIA Sydney HomeShow 2014 - Free Double Passes

HIA Sydney HomeShow 2014 - Free Double Passes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The show is on 28-31 May this year. We were still waiting for our new land to register this time last year ! But this year, our new home is ready :) Anyone know if we can…

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Sydney-build
May 16, 2015 9:02 pm
Sydney-build
lozza81
lozza81
16 May 2015

Timber laminate bench tops without edges

Timber laminate bench tops without edges

Following. I wanted to have this is my laundry too and was wondering how it was done! If you find out, let me know :-)

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lozza81
May 16, 2015 12:00 pm
gandn
gandn
15 May 2015

Things you can do Yourself

Things you can do Yourself

I did a ton of ringing around about this recently. Generally, the builder won't cover damages or loss of owner supplied material from site. You…

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gandn
May 15, 2015 11:29 pm
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
15 May 2015

Rectification of Defective Work - Preferred Outcome

Rectification of Defective Work - Preferred Outcome

Dear All, Just a short note on Section 48MA of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) (which came into force on 15 January 2015). That section relevantly provides that a Court…

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Andre Adams
May 15, 2015 5:53 pm
Andre Adams
traveller79
traveller79
14 May 2015

NSW: Shared private open space granny flat & main dwelling

NSW: Shared private open space granny flat & main dwelling

Thanks for your response Stewie. As you mentioned, there was little to justify a door window as access from a living area. Well, the simple but painful changes were made…

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traveller79
May 14, 2015 10:20 pm
cool2frost
cool2frost
14 May 2015

Looking for Forensic Plumbing in South Eastern Suburbs (VIC)

Looking for Forensic Plumbing in South Eastern Suburbs (VIC)

Hi guys, I am looking for a forensic plumbing in the South Eastern Suburbs (Melbourne VIC) to detect any storm water drainage leakage or sewer leakage. Any recommendations?

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cool2frost
May 14, 2015 8:57 pm
Brandon2013
Brandon2013
14 May 2015

Building contract

Building contract

Hi tlblhayward and Bashworth, The builder after 1.5 months finally conceeded and will now vent the kitchen exhause into the roof. I would prefer externally, but will…

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Brandon2013
May 14, 2015 12:04 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 May 2015

Moisture under house

Moisture under house

Hard to tell without seeing your house but none of your house should be damp at all if all those things are in place. With my friends place their path was too high and the…

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Stewie D
May 14, 2015 9:55 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 May 2015

Draftsman required Sydney

Draftsman required Sydney

If I wasn't involved in some family renos and trying to finish off the plans for our upcoming KDR, I would have jumped at the chance seeing as we are just around the…

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Stewie D
May 14, 2015 9:36 am
auntiepossum
auntiepossum
13 May 2015

Willowvale Qld

Willowvale Qld

We are looking at a block at Willowvale has anyone else built there and have any information that might help our decision cause we are also looking at Highland Reserve

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auntiepossum
May 14, 2015 12:32 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 May 2015

Brick Vs Sandstone

Brick Vs Sandstone

Rather than full real sandstone blocks, you can also get the thinner stone veneers that are attached over the front of brick.

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oneJohn
May 12, 2015 3:18 pm
oneJohn
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 May 2015

Electric Underfloor Heating

Electric Underfloor Heating

Also we asked the builder to soft nail the skirting boards in tiling area and they said they can't soft nail instead they will just leave the skirting…

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Stewie D
May 12, 2015 2:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 May 2015

Slab edge insulation

Slab edge insulation

No costs but you will find two methods of Slab insulation at this link. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/01/slab-insulation/

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bashworth
May 12, 2015 7:58 am
bashworth
1st-timers
1st-timers
11 May 2015

Plan Registration Questions?

Plan Registration Questions?

Thank you so much for that information. It does look like we may have some time to spare before settlement so hopefully the job situation will have sorted itself out by then.

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1st-timers
May 11, 2015 5:34 pm

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