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Stewie D
Stewie D
2 May 2015

Rain gutter that runs through the inside of house

Rain gutter that runs through the inside of house

Condensation happens when a cold surface ( your gutter & downpipe ) meets a warm surface ( your ceiling space ). You need to insulate the former from the latter by…

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Stewie D
May 02, 2015 9:36 am
33amc
33amc
30 April 2015

Steel Frame builders

Steel Frame builders

Steel might not warp if left to the elements, but…

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33amc
Apr 30, 2015 9:07 pm
jeff_investor
jeff_investor
30 April 2015

can anyone recommend a good private certifier.

can anyone recommend a good private certifier.

Hi I need to get my exisiting granny flat (in moreton bay council qld) approved. So can anyone recommend a certifier. thanks a lot Jeff

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jeff_investor
Apr 30, 2015 2:09 pm
HomebuyersCentre1
HomebuyersCentre1
29 April 2015

Homebuyers Centre 12 month maintenance

Homebuyers Centre 12 month maintenance

Hi Armanda, Just stumbled upon your post and I'd like to be able to help with your concerns. Are you based in WA or VIC? I am from Perth and will be able to answer your…

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HomebuyersCentre1
Apr 29, 2015 12:04 pm
HomebuyersCentre1
building-expert
building-expert
27 April 2015

NCAT...

NCAT...

qebtel is right. Court would not hear it they would simply redirect you to the tribunal. You can go to court on appeal if you have deep pockets

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building-expert
Apr 27, 2015 11:20 am
building-expert
aussieta
aussieta
26 April 2015

Found power cable in garden laid under bark (in conduit)

Found power cable in garden laid under bark (in conduit)

what colour conduit orange is 240v and higher grey may be low voltage for garden lights or irrigation system or pool lights the conduit may be disconnected but may have…

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aussieta
Apr 26, 2015 12:37 pm
aussieta
Jason007
Jason007
23 April 2015

Water Leaks

Water Leaks

Thanks - I have someone coming out tomorrow to have a look and hopefully fix them… The Builder is Rockwall……..

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Jason007
Apr 23, 2015 7:58 pm
phonetic
phonetic
23 April 2015

Shed conversion studio apartment 6x8 mts, services 1 side

Shed conversion studio apartment 6x8 mts, services 1 side

Im looking for ideas convert part of shed 8.4 x 6 mts, all water services along 6 mtr side to 1 bed room studio apartment. plans & layouts ideas thanks in advance

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phonetic
Apr 23, 2015 11:48 am
t_banning
t_banning
22 April 2015

brick pillars

brick pillars

Thanks everyone. Yes, a substantial pad footing is in place under the corners, where the posts sit. The metal posts are galvanised. Been delayed by wild weather in…

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t_banning
Apr 22, 2015 1:50 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
22 April 2015

Do project builders make more money if you custom design?

Do project builders make more money if you custom design?

Flooring is one item you are best NOT to get the builder to do. Can save thousands by doing it yourself after handover.

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Roomeat
Apr 22, 2015 9:24 am
Roomeat
B STAR
B STAR
21 April 2015

High pressure cleaner help

High pressure cleaner help

The ones in an ebay add is not a direct comparison to the stihl one. The petrol models selected are going to be much more power full and can do a larger area more…

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B STAR
Apr 21, 2015 11:11 pm
colebatchd
colebatchd
20 April 2015

Gas pressure

Gas pressure

Hi All, I'm looking for some advice on gas pressure/energy throughput. We moved into our house December 2013, and for most of last winter the heating was great, but then…

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colebatchd
Apr 20, 2015 10:17 pm
pbond48
pbond48
20 April 2015

Need advice - Joint power box for Dual Occupancy

Need advice - Joint power box for Dual Occupancy

Good morning, I'm building a new house in Penrith 2750 NSW as a battle axe block that will be strata titled once completed. I have a query, our council stamped plans has…

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pbond48
Apr 20, 2015 11:19 am
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qebtel
Apr 15, 2015 5:56 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
15 April 2015

How to do walkway canopy/awning ?

How to do walkway canopy/awning ?

Perhaps a carpenter to do some rafters, a beam and posts onto a concrete footings. Maybe find someone on this site: http://www.homeone.com.au/pergolas Matt

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cornellengineers
Apr 15, 2015 5:12 pm
cornellengineers
snowy stockman
snowy stockman
14 April 2015

Polish concrete for alfresco area

Polish concrete for alfresco area

I think you'd need to drop the ground level, and lay a suitable pad. As Beazley77 mentioned, get in an expert.. There are a heap of different options to polished concrete…

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snowy stockman
Apr 14, 2015 7:26 pm
JRG19
JRG19
14 April 2015

Crossover & side entry pit relocation

Crossover & side entry pit relocation

Hi all, We're building a side-by-side dual occ in Caulfield VIC (Glen Eira council), with centralised crossover proposed. We've got the planning permit issued, but being…

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JRG19
Apr 14, 2015 10:03 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 April 2015

Garden Shed - Bitumen Canite between Shed and Concrete?

Garden Shed - Bitumen Canite between Shed and Concrete?

Canite seems to be more like something to go in a vertical joint rather than a horizontal joint. I would be more likely to go for a foam joint filler or silicone.

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bashworth
Apr 13, 2015 10:38 pm
bashworth
JRG19
JRG19
13 April 2015

Moving a crossover to opposite side

Moving a crossover to opposite side

Hi all, sorry for using the same thread but I hope someone can help. We're building a side-by-side dual occ in Caulfield VIC (Glen Eira council), with centralised…

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JRG19
Apr 13, 2015 5:47 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 April 2015

Question about fences

Question about fences

I had mostly made my mind up not to say anything, but after reading all this I am thinking that perhaps we should. I'm not quite sure how to…

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2015 2:19 pm
speshiola
speshiola
13 April 2015

Renovator looking to team with Manager on project(s)

Renovator looking to team with Manager on project(s)

Hi all, I am a budding renovator who has done some minor renovations to my current property, yet due to my property being fairly modern, the opportunity to do further…

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speshiola
Apr 13, 2015 2:09 pm
gregandjules
gregandjules
11 April 2015

Are building inspections during a build worth it?

Are building inspections during a build worth it?
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Archicentre have not done any inspections as yet, they do give us a report but it is up to us to chase up the builder, I have used them previously but not for a new house build

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gregandjules
Apr 11, 2015 6:27 pm
sugz
sugz
11 April 2015

building inspector in sydney

building inspector in sydney

Hi all We are building in riverstone Build wont commence until end of year But I'd like to be prepared =D

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sugz
Apr 11, 2015 11:01 am
TashPaul
TashPaul
10 April 2015

Timber Fencing Double lapped and capped Problem

Timber Fencing Double lapped and capped Problem

I always thought that the fences all had to follow the lead of the 'first' house in the street/line, regardless of whether the 'first' house is already built or not. For…

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TashPaul
Apr 10, 2015 4:04 pm
TashPaul
JMCL
JMCL
10 April 2015

Floor Plan - Good Ideas and insight needed please

Floor Plan - Good Ideas and insight needed please

Hi Fantastic four, You plan looks great so far! Just a few questions - have you thought about where you are going to put a tv in your living room and cinema room? I…

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JMCL
Apr 10, 2015 4:02 pm
nectar
nectar
10 April 2015

Landscaping/turfing diy

Landscaping/turfing diy

We just laid 130sqm of buffalo on 50mm of fertilized underlay for under $1500 incl everything and a labourer for 5 hours. If you need to get the site leveled etc obviously…

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nectar
Apr 10, 2015 9:35 am
marmot
marmot
10 April 2015

area between shed and fence

area between shed and fence

100 mm concrete slab and a slimline/flat pack water tank. We We have We have the We have the same We have the same space and it's what we are planning

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marmot
Apr 10, 2015 8:31 am
Danielb14
Danielb14
9 April 2015

GREENWAY ESTATE MARSDEN PARK/COLBEE

GREENWAY ESTATE MARSDEN PARK/COLBEE

Hi adoreman There is already an ongoing thread in "building a new house" re Greenway with info

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Danielb14
Apr 09, 2015 7:45 pm
Danielb14
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
9 April 2015

Have you had to pay a Drainage Connection Permit?

Have you had to pay a Drainage Connection Permit?

Hi homeone members Need some assistance on this requirement from my local council. We are doing a KDR in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. We started the building…

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MezMaz71
Apr 09, 2015 4:49 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 April 2015

Colorbond roofing questions

Colorbond roofing questions

Going from the thinner sheets to the thicker you won't see much difference for any of those things and for the rest of the life of the house those thinner sheets will be…

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Stewie D
Apr 09, 2015 3:20 pm
nanomatic
nanomatic
8 April 2015

Breakdown of cost when building a Duplex

Breakdown of cost when building a Duplex

I am building a duplex owner builder and have very accurate pricing...I am halfway through However this is for 4 bedroom, 400sqm https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/…

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nanomatic
Apr 08, 2015 9:13 pm
qebtel
qebtel
8 April 2015

Building Inspectors, what should they inspect?

Building Inspectors, what should they inspect?

I think building and pool inspections are regulated and licenced in Queensland, under the QBCC/Pool Safety Council. It seems I live in…

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qebtel
Apr 08, 2015 3:02 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
7 April 2015

Help with Orientation

Help with Orientation

I'd agree with everything FantasticFour said. Personally, a western frontage is probably my second favourite orientation (after a southern frontage, with north facing…

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ddarroch
Apr 07, 2015 7:49 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 April 2015

Hot Water Flow & Return?

Hot Water Flow & Return?

In short - yes it will probably be a complicated alteration. Usually plumbers would not run a ring main in a house. A ring main is not necessary, but if done well it can…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 07, 2015 9:11 am
1960sModernistHome
Reakelly
Reakelly
6 April 2015

McDonald Jones - Santorini Manor New Builders

McDonald Jones - Santorini Manor New Builders

Afternoon - first time builders wanting to know if anyone has any pictures of Urban One - Pepper brick or Lifestyle - Lesuire, we are building with McDonald Jones home…

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Reakelly
Apr 06, 2015 6:11 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
6 April 2015

water meter dress up

water meter dress up

No fence , edging or garden? A road cone then maybe? :wink: How about get it installed underground in a box with a lid that sits at ground level. Use a trafficable lid if you…

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Beazley77
Apr 06, 2015 4:52 pm
Beazley77
vomiec
vomiec
6 April 2015

Cheap used paints

Cheap used paints

There is one in Sydney called Aust Paint Discount House. Bunnings would also be a good option for cheap paints if not concerned about quality. :)

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vomiec
Apr 06, 2015 4:41 pm
D101
D101
6 April 2015

Fence paint vs interior paint

Fence paint vs interior paint

I was wondering what the difference was between fence and interior paints? I wanted to buy some paint for hobby work (colouring saw dust to make flock; painting timber…

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D101
Apr 06, 2015 4:27 pm
kyton
kyton
4 April 2015

Built In and Walk In Robe Fitouts...

Built In and Walk In Robe Fitouts...

Can't remember exactly sorry - I think ballpark $2k? It's a good size room 3500 x 3500 so the units go right around all three walls.

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kyton
Apr 04, 2015 2:48 pm
kyton
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
3 April 2015

House relocation - agreement with person taking house

House relocation - agreement with person taking house

Hey mate we're doing it. Its a lot of hassle, though if on the off chance it all works out you can save a lot of money. We have a contract our solicitor helped with…

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cat_dunc
Apr 03, 2015 8:38 pm
cat_dunc
goody59
goody59
3 April 2015

Slightly uneven concrete slab

Slightly uneven concrete slab

I can tell you why at a guess. Cost. It is an expensive process.

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goody59
Apr 03, 2015 5:47 pm
goody59
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Alexxdavid
Apr 03, 2015 5:35 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
2 April 2015

Cladding products for external finish

Cladding products for external finish

I'm no expert. Along with looking at fibre cement products (both of which hardiplank & scyon are), you may want to investigate Magnesium Oxide (MgO) products. MgO boards…

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ddarroch
Apr 02, 2015 3:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 March 2015

Compaction Certificates perth wa

Compaction Certificates perth wa

Hi cunners It's very important that you get the correct data on compaction as this will impact on your choice of design, construction costs and structural maintenance…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 31, 2015 10:11 am
StructuralBIMGuy
flipit
flipit
30 March 2015

Demolition Costs / Recommendations

Demolition Costs / Recommendations

Hi Chris1956. Yes, it can hide anywhere, even in the glue on old laminate floor tiles. There are disposal costs included in an asbestos removal; you should know what…

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flipit
Mar 30, 2015 1:20 pm
willpower
willpower
28 March 2015

Stratco Accredited Installers - Fence

Stratco Accredited Installers - Fence

Would like to know what state you're in. As far as I know, Stratco don't install directly-they manufacture the product and recommend installers. If Stratco found out this…

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willpower
Mar 28, 2015 11:48 pm
willpower
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 March 2015

fowler homes - infinity cables

fowler homes - infinity cables

I seem to recall a batch of faulty 3/4" copper pipe brought in from Asia about 25 years ago that was quickly taken off the market. The thickness of the pipe varied widely…

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Stewie D
Mar 28, 2015 10:21 pm
Anna 50
Anna 50
28 March 2015

Playing One Off Against The Other?

Playing One Off Against The Other?

Can these extras be requested at tender stage? We have signed the Tender and are waiting for plans.

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Anna 50
Mar 28, 2015 6:36 pm

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