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AussieMark
AussieMark
25 May 2014

Floor plan in computer CAD format

Floor plan in computer CAD format

Sweethome 3 d is a free program that will allow you to draw a kitchen in 2d and display in 3d. I drew my entire house with it and used it to visualise colours.

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AussieMark
May 25, 2014 1:37 pm
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
24 May 2014

Skirting boards question..

Skirting boards question..

In case none of you realised, the thread was dead for over 12 months before the requests for her to pm you were made. MissEm also hasn't…

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Dream_Catchers
May 24, 2014 10:31 pm
Dream_Catchers
Ms_Teapot
Ms_Teapot
24 May 2014

Built in Robes - Adelaide

Built in Robes - Adelaide

Hi I'm looking for 3 companies to get BIR quotes from - any advice where to start?! Something with reasonable quality without being outrageously priced preferably.

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Ms_Teapot
May 24, 2014 10:02 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 May 2014

Asbestos removal

Asbestos removal

Cool Stewie. Not that I'm doing it but good to know

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Crazyk
May 24, 2014 7:18 pm
Crazyk
pongie
pongie
24 May 2014

Anyone know the process of Lot Consolidation

Anyone know the process of Lot Consolidation

Are you referring to the DA when you mention the building permit? We applied for the demolition DA but our builder applied for the construction DA. Not too sure about…

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pongie
May 24, 2014 12:41 pm
pongie
qebtel
qebtel
24 May 2014

Fencing question

Fencing question

I'd have a quick chat with your solicitor because what is on their brochure may not have been on the contract documents for your neighbours…

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qebtel
May 24, 2014 11:11 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
24 May 2014

Utilising roof space for storage?

Utilising roof space for storage?

I have asked my builder to space the chords at 450mm specifically instead of 600mm so that I can use the thinner structafloor load bearing floorboards to utilise the…

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AussieMark
May 24, 2014 10:23 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 May 2014

Free clean fill

Free clean fill

Its amazing - you have to give it away - yet when you need it ... :)

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Saint Mike
May 24, 2014 8:50 am
Saint Mike
missmae
missmae
23 May 2014

Sacking a renovator please advice

Sacking a renovator please advice

A signed Quote means nothing. Your signature only means something if you sign a BSA Approve Contract. You are well within your rights not to get him to continue on. He…

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missmae
May 23, 2014 4:46 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 May 2014

Striped out bathroom but what is this?

Striped out bathroom but what is this?

Yup Cocky sh1t. Common as muck on sheeting that isnt sealed effectively.

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qebtel
May 23, 2014 2:28 pm
JB1
JB1
22 May 2014

Renovating Bathroom : Can sale the exisiting PC items?

Renovating Bathroom : Can sale the exisiting PC items?

You can try, but most likely get very little, if anything for it when new items are so cheap these days. I suppose if you're changing it, it can't be too new, and a…

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JB1
May 22, 2014 7:08 pm
magoo
magoo
22 May 2014

Any Info on the Oxford by Rendition

Any Info on the Oxford by Rendition

We were also custom with rendition, several years ago now and costs per square meter including garage, porch, alfresco and balcony was around $1430. Was a double storey…

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magoo
May 22, 2014 5:18 pm
snowing
snowing
22 May 2014

Wallpaper ripped out prematurely

Wallpaper ripped out prematurely

That doesn't look like rendered to me.. and it looks more like a DIY job. The white stuff you see there is clue for sticking wallpaper. I would question the builder on…

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snowing
May 22, 2014 6:42 am
snowing
snowing
22 May 2014

Is this normal? Framing stage quality of Plantation Homes

Is this normal? Framing stage quality of Plantation Homes

While I do agree with others on asking questions, I think you better be warned that sometimes site supervisors are working on their preferences. They might say something…

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snowing
May 22, 2014 6:37 am
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
21 May 2014

Generator vs Welder

Generator vs Welder

Stewie - I've just returned from my land and was pleased to find the generator has 15amp sockets. :D So I think I might go for the Rossi. I notice yours is an Arc/Tig.…

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waxinggibbous
May 21, 2014 4:49 pm
waxinggibbous
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 May 2014

Bricks, cladding, sheeting, foam are these all real options?

Bricks, cladding, sheeting, foam are these all real options?

Possibly St M. but more like misinformation and a lack of acceptance of newer ( OK I know poly has ben around as cladding for 30-40 years ) building materials by everybody…

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Stewie D
May 20, 2014 9:10 am
raypavri
raypavri
19 May 2014

Wet sandstone base

Wet sandstone base

Can you recommend some contractors who can assist with work like this? regards Ray

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raypavri
May 19, 2014 5:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
19 May 2014

Efficient toilets - not enough water problem :(

Efficient toilets - not enough water problem :(

Ive installed one of those Suites. they are a good toilet and work well. So its definitely the water level. Anyone can easily set the float level (its the device on the…

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qebtel
May 19, 2014 2:30 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 May 2014

Insect bugging me

Insect bugging me

I've never heard of them being dangerous to humans. Annoying maybe. We get a regular 12 month house spray and that seems to clear up any problems. But - I wouldn't go…

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Saint Mike
May 19, 2014 10:12 am
Saint Mike
Marimba83
Marimba83
18 May 2014

Wet areas - Villaboard or Water resistant plasterboard?

Wet areas - Villaboard or Water resistant plasterboard?

well 'Shower Plug' has a 10 year warranty so If you paint that on at leased every 10-15 years(!) on…

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Marimba83
May 18, 2014 10:42 pm
mgilla
mgilla
18 May 2014

Wet Gyprock

Wet Gyprock

A short light rain followed by sunshine shouldnt affect the p/board much. but prolonged rain? Ive seen p/board when its been drenched and is…

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mgilla
May 18, 2014 11:03 am
trixee
trixee
18 May 2014

Reno/build spreadsheet

Reno/build spreadsheet

I haven't found any on the web that have actually helped to be honest. The most useful one I have is one a friend sent me to keep track of light fittings. I'm starting to…

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trixee
May 18, 2014 2:46 am
trixee
bpratt
bpratt
17 May 2014

Quoting

Quoting

The licenced trades roofer that came to me with a quote and was due to start on it over a week ago, finally turned up last week and has told me he didn't know I wanted…

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bpratt
May 18, 2014 12:32 am
KB_PETERS
KB_PETERS
17 May 2014

Austral Bricks Hawksburn

Austral Bricks Hawksburn

Hi all, my wife and I have decided to build with the HAWKSBURN brick from AUSTRAL BRICKS but just need some inspiration choosing the rest of the…

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KB_PETERS
May 17, 2014 9:08 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
17 May 2014

How to clean chrome without damaging surface?

How to clean chrome without damaging surface?

No worries :) I've head that chrome is quite soft so don't use any abrasive cleaners and chrome will keep looking good as long as it's kept clean from dirt etc.

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HomeAngels
May 17, 2014 9:06 pm
HomeAngels
qebtel
qebtel
17 May 2014

Development approval Brisbane

Development approval Brisbane

Hi We are in a bit of a bind - we have recently built a carport over our existing driveway (have relaxation approval from brisbane council).…

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qebtel
May 17, 2014 2:50 pm
mightyirvs
mightyirvs
16 May 2014

Plumbing

Plumbing

Yes, I think that is the case Beetaloo. How did you sort this problem?

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mightyirvs
May 16, 2014 10:51 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
15 May 2014

4 years post build - have discovered faulty RCDs

4 years post build - have discovered faulty RCDs

Great to hear your builder is cooperating. Good luck keep us posted

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Crazyk
May 15, 2014 9:29 pm
Crazyk
bashworth
bashworth
15 May 2014

Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA)

Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA)

Yes, the deposit does comes of the final project cost.

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bashworth
May 15, 2014 5:37 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 May 2014

Is it okay to pass waste pipe through footings?

Is it okay to pass waste pipe through footings?

Is the floor a suspended timber frame ie floor sheeting over timber floor joists & bearers and brick veneer walls on strip footings ? If it is, how much room is there…

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Stewie D
May 15, 2014 12:31 pm
1rocky
1rocky
15 May 2014

Which essastone in bathroom?

Which essastone in bathroom?

love your selections and the idea of essastone i would put some samples of essa stone in and see how they go looking at the essastone site some colors that might go …

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1rocky
May 15, 2014 9:34 am
unrealhome
unrealhome
14 May 2014

PGH Gledswood Blend

PGH Gledswood Blend

HomeOner's .. Just wondering if anyone has built with PGH's Gledswood Blend? http://www.pghbricks.com.au/Bricks/Show_230.aspx

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unrealhome
May 14, 2014 3:43 pm
unrealhome
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 May 2014

Underground pipe problem

Underground pipe problem

Nowhere near enough information, for example, no details about the type of foundation or age of property. It is also very hard for people in Australia to be giving advice…

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SaveH2O
May 14, 2014 2:59 pm
SaveH2O
dragonchild
dragonchild
14 May 2014

Land titling -how long?

Land titling -how long?

Mine was 15 months from contract exchange - just shy of 16 months from when they started selling blocks in that release. It was delayed about 6 months from the original…

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dragonchild
May 14, 2014 1:02 pm
dragonchild
scott gnu harris
scott gnu harris
13 May 2014

Builder - Macleod Melbourne

Builder - Macleod Melbourne

Can anyone please recommend a builder to me. I know there's hundreds of builders but I'm looking for a builder that will help me along the way and be happy to work with…

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scott gnu harris
May 13, 2014 11:40 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
13 May 2014

Installing plaster directly to truss

Installing plaster directly to truss

I'm sure it will be. Was just worried it was a compromise on long term quality

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Crazyk
May 13, 2014 10:47 pm
Crazyk
snowing
snowing
13 May 2014

Resizing a building envelope

Resizing a building envelope

Depending on where your block of land is, you can actually check most of the information about overlay and restrictions for your block online. Some councils even put up…

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snowing
May 13, 2014 5:35 am
Jayjay84
Jayjay84
12 May 2014

Advice on staircase upgrade! Costing too much?

Advice on staircase upgrade! Costing too much?

Thanks for the info. She sent me a revised price that included 1.6m glass sheet instead of the 1m originally quoted. Still comes with the French polishing and also the…

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Jayjay84
May 12, 2014 9:31 pm
Jayjay84
mgilla
mgilla
11 May 2014

Help! Circles in plasterboard!!

Help! Circles in plasterboard!!

It's where the screws have been patched and not sanded perfectly flat. If it only shows at night under artificial light then technically it's not a defect. It will all…

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mgilla
May 11, 2014 7:11 pm
coke
coke
11 May 2014

encasing sewer pipes.

encasing sewer pipes.

Thank you Stewie D I am much appreciated.

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coke
May 11, 2014 6:10 pm
bpratt
bpratt
11 May 2014

Council Rates on Vacant Land

Council Rates on Vacant Land

Usually a percentage of what your unimproved property is valued at by the Qld Valuer General. You can get the rate value from the council's website, and I think you can…

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bpratt
May 11, 2014 12:45 pm
becc
becc
10 May 2014

Cost and design a secure carport.

Cost and design a secure carport.

Hoping someone can give me some ideas about a carport. We would like to add a carport at the back of our drive through garage. We already have the slab down so it would be…

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becc
May 10, 2014 9:00 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
10 May 2014

Cultured Stack Stone - Entire House

Cultured Stack Stone - Entire House

If cost is no object why not do something that retains or improves the value. Cladding a whole building in stone will be pricey. The sandstone cladding is used by a…

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AussieMark
May 10, 2014 8:37 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 May 2014

Recommendation for independent building inspector in Adelaid

Recommendation for independent building inspector in Adelaid

I am also interested as I am presently building. ST13 - what sort of price are you paying. pm if you can. Thanks.

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Beetaloo
May 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Beetaloo

Do you name your appliances?

Do you name your appliances?

Everyone I know who has a robotic vacuum cleaner has named it! They must be part of the family huh?! I don't think any of ours have names at the moment, I used to name…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 09, 2014 2:45 pm
bleaky
bleaky
8 May 2014

PGH basswood mottle

PGH basswood mottle

Hi, we are currently making our colour choices and have come across this brick. Has anyone built with it and have any pics they could share? I've got a list from pgh of…

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bleaky
May 08, 2014 11:00 pm
bleaky
nectar
nectar
8 May 2014

Electrician's materials costs to you. How much mark-up?

Electrician's materials costs to you. How much mark-up?
1, 2

OOOPS sorry everyone, massive typo - I thought I wrote 20%, yes you are right, our builder is charging us 20% on our contract. Gee 40% would be nice hey!

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nectar
May 08, 2014 5:52 pm
bpratt
bpratt
8 May 2014

Help identify meter box enclosure solution from photo

Help identify meter box enclosure solution from photo

I think you'd have issues with the authorities on having water and gas inside with electrickery. :) I reckon one big cabinet that would allow you to put them all in…

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bpratt
May 08, 2014 5:21 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
7 May 2014

Austral Melbourne Hawthorn

Austral Melbourne Hawthorn

We'll they only gave me 3 addresses one was up whoop whoop. She told me it was relatively new. So hopefully some other folk have used it. I like the colour over…

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Crazyk
May 07, 2014 9:55 pm
Crazyk


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