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Matt1
Matt1
11 July 2014

Cabling into soundscreened bedrooms?

Cabling into soundscreened bedrooms?

I did most of my cabling through the builder but did do some conduits (32mm) for things like HDMI to I didn't have to go with the 24ct gold plated cable through the builder!

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Matt1
Jul 11, 2014 8:14 pm
Matt1
1rocky
1rocky
11 July 2014

Decking cost

Decking cost

my son and i just finished decking our alfresco in merbau. abit bigger than what you are getting about 45 sqm or so. cost from a professional to do it was around…

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1rocky
Jul 11, 2014 4:23 pm
Mouldmen
Mouldmen
11 July 2014

Condensation help please

Condensation help please

Mate, your best bet, would be to seek professional help.

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Mouldmen
Jul 11, 2014 1:37 pm
Frenchie
Frenchie
10 July 2014

what colour to paint exterior weatherboard

what colour to paint exterior weatherboard

Love your colour choices, I think 'Brisk' would look gorgeous with white trims :D

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Frenchie
Jul 10, 2014 10:18 pm
chippy
chippy
10 July 2014

Primeline Weatherboards

Primeline Weatherboards

CEK. Use a scyon axent trim running vertically up the corner and then run your boards into this each way. Then run down the full length of the junction with a polyurethane…

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chippy
Jul 10, 2014 12:11 pm
chippy
cubshome
cubshome
10 July 2014

Question about First Home Owner Grant NSW

Question about First Home Owner Grant NSW

Hi LukeMon538, i do believe you have to have bought the vacant land to build first home on and that there is a certain time that you need to start to build within. i…

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cubshome
Jul 10, 2014 10:29 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
10 July 2014

Front door size for 14m narrow lot

Front door size for 14m narrow lot

I would not be too concerned about it as a 1m set back will mean habitable rooms. The garage side would be a boundary wall and the house would step in behind that. My…

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AussieMark
Jul 10, 2014 3:08 am
chrissyant
chrissyant
9 July 2014

Using tiles on the facade

Using tiles on the facade

Have fun! Look forward to a picture of the result!!!

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chrissyant
Jul 09, 2014 2:23 pm
JoP
JoP
8 July 2014

Vinyl plank flooring in solar passive house?

Vinyl plank flooring in solar passive house?

Hi Michael, just wondering where you saw the reference regarding vinyl flooring and thermal mass. I couldn't find it on the sustainability victoria site. I am also…

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JoP
Jul 08, 2014 9:28 pm
Drekko
Drekko
7 July 2014

Capital Growth Charts?

Capital Growth Charts?

The information and a lot more is in every edition. Subscription is good value and not something that you should hesitate about if you are…

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Drekko
Jul 07, 2014 11:50 pm
Drekko
clarkz
clarkz
7 July 2014

Man Cave- Underground containers

Man Cave- Underground containers

yeh i i would have been doing it on the outside not the inside, obviously wouldnt want the containers to rust prematurely.

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clarkz
Jul 07, 2014 9:31 pm
Frenchie
Frenchie
7 July 2014

Anyone ever pulled out a laminate kitchen benchtop?

Anyone ever pulled out a laminate kitchen benchtop?

Thanks qebtel and Beetaloo! Fantastic tips and things to look for:-)

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Frenchie
Jul 07, 2014 3:21 pm
Ru2014
Ru2014
6 July 2014

microwave and stainless steel trim kit installation after ha

microwave and stainless steel trim kit installation after ha

Thanks very much. Will have to liase with builder regarding space for the microwave.

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Ru2014
Jul 07, 2014 12:25 am
Suey
Suey
6 July 2014

U need a fence

U need a fence

Bumping this forum because I just had a very bad experience with them and wanted to let everyone know and be aware: I'm giving them a poor rating because after 2 months…

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Suey
Jul 06, 2014 1:10 pm
Suey

Zooming in doesn't show a lot of detail but it looks like a chamfered ashlar…

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Stewie D
Jul 06, 2014 11:16 am
Darwin_Renovator
Darwin_Renovator
5 July 2014

Decorators caulk

Decorators caulk

I have had a carpenter doing some work for me at my home in Darwin. He is a British bloke and has worked as a chippy in London for 12 years. The other day he asked me to…

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Darwin_Renovator
Jul 06, 2014 12:13 am
lolly01
lolly01
5 July 2014

builders recommendation for old home renovation?

builders recommendation for old home renovation?

We would like to renovate our old home in order to rent it out, the house is in melbourne eastern suburb, does anyone know any good builders that they could recommend,…

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lolly01
Jul 05, 2014 11:37 pm
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
5 July 2014

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Yes - our one has already had some blockages due to the roots from an old paper bark getting into the cracks of the clay pipes - so if anything I welcome new pipes being laid

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SychoAngel
Jul 05, 2014 8:09 pm
SychoAngel
Tony_63
Tony_63
5 July 2014

Suspended Concrete Slab Cost/Estimate

Suspended Concrete Slab Cost/Estimate

My guess without too many foundation costs say 50m3 of concrete supply and fix for a simple suspended structure say 1500/m3. = 75k

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Tony_63
Jul 05, 2014 7:26 pm
constructor1234
constructor1234
5 July 2014

Rinnai infinite 60deg questions

Rinnai infinite 60deg questions

if you haven't bought the unit yet have a look at the enviro. Have had one running for nearly 3 years now and have saved a bucket load of $$$$$ in gas usage.

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constructor1234
Jul 05, 2014 4:04 pm
1rocky
1rocky
5 July 2014

Stone Letterboxes

Stone Letterboxes

Thanks jillybug we have stone pieces through the garden as well as the tone steps from the letterbox

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1rocky
Jul 05, 2014 2:52 pm

Hi all, has anyone seen or know where I could source these cylinder bar stools? They are in many Gemmill display homes and Minkz no longer stock them. Desperately seeking…

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jcbissor
Jul 05, 2014 3:19 am
jcbissor
robinjoseph
robinjoseph
4 July 2014

Free Building and Renovating Expo Tickets - Victoria

Free Building and Renovating Expo Tickets - Victoria

Hello there, is there any more tickets available. Me and my wife would really appreciate if you can get us couple of tickets. Thks Rgds, Robin.

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robinjoseph
Jul 04, 2014 11:07 pm
mgilla
mgilla
4 July 2014

Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete

was very popular in the early 90's but didn't stay that way for long. there will be few concretors who do it these days i would think as its had a pretty high fail…

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mgilla
Jul 04, 2014 9:21 pm
mgilla
mgilla
4 July 2014

Water seeping between brick and slab

Water seeping between brick and slab

the inside is okay ,trying to find the source of problem

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mgilla
Jul 04, 2014 9:02 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2014

Sealent

Sealent

If your eaves are leaking then you should fix the leak in the roof first. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2014 3:45 pm
qebtel
qebtel
4 July 2014

Certified QUU Plumber

Certified QUU Plumber

I see UU are pulling this stunt too. Apparently a licensed tradesman is not good enough, they additionally have to be approved by UU. Toowoomba council pull this stunt as…

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qebtel
Jul 04, 2014 12:26 pm
pongie
pongie
4 July 2014

Combining remote for fence and garage

Combining remote for fence and garage

My b&d garage door has ata ptx5v2 remotes while my gate has ditec glo4 remotes. From my research, I don't think there is a remote that would be compatible with both. I've…

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pongie
Jul 04, 2014 11:45 am
pongie
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
3 July 2014

How long is a demolition permit valid once granted?

How long is a demolition permit valid once granted?

Thanks for the couple of responses! Well I ended up going to demo company & explained to them that there will be a delay with building, therefore demo is on hold as…

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MezMaz71
Jul 03, 2014 7:54 pm
qebtel
qebtel
2 July 2014

QLD first home owners grant enquiry

QLD first home owners grant enquiry

Maybe you should do a course on How to Use Google, I found this in 3 seconds flat. see PArt 3 https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGI ... OwnA00.pdf

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qebtel
Jul 02, 2014 1:54 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 July 2014

SKY LIGHTS - Replacing the acrylic sheet on the ceiling

SKY LIGHTS - Replacing the acrylic sheet on the ceiling

Knowing where you live is a big help for a start. WA, Tas, Texas ???? Put your location in your signature via the User Control Panel. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 02, 2014 10:12 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 July 2014

Introduce yourself for newbie

Introduce yourself for newbie

Ditto. Have a read of the forum guide and FAQ... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5397 Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 02, 2014 10:09 am
Phil2
Phil2
29 June 2014

Pool Feature Help!

Pool Feature Help!

Thanks Saint Mike and Wobbly Ive just spoken to my brickie... he will be able to construct a low rectangular plinth onto the top of the aggregate as long as the aggregate…

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Phil2
Jun 29, 2014 2:33 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 June 2014

solar electric

solar electric

Hey BP Yeah I finally got it but ffs I'm hopeless at stuff like that took me ages

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Crazyk
Jun 29, 2014 8:44 am
Crazyk
tjilpi
tjilpi
27 June 2014

Hiring a licensed builder for my design and documentation

Hiring a licensed builder for my design and documentation

If you are not a registered and insured Building Designer or Architect you can do the drawings for someone else, but not in your own right. Ie. You can do the drawings for…

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tjilpi
Jun 27, 2014 7:16 pm
boosta
boosta
27 June 2014

How much notice to give to neighbours re: demolition

How much notice to give to neighbours re: demolition

Give them as much notice as you can, and then remind them regulary as it comes closer to the demolition. Suggest that there might be dust in the…

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boosta
Jun 27, 2014 11:09 am
Zelig
Zelig
25 June 2014

Reproduction home builder in Sydney (& Intro)

Reproduction home builder in Sydney (& Intro)

Maybe check out Melandra Homes (http://www.melandrahomes.com.au) ? Based in the Blue Mountains, but apparently build all over Sydney. I don't have any experience with…

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Zelig
Jun 25, 2014 10:56 pm
bpratt
bpratt
25 June 2014

Running power from pole

Running power from pole
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Yes of course we would all love to be using solar instead of hooking up to the grid but unfortunately there are a few disadvantages *The panels…

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bpratt
Jun 25, 2014 9:44 pm
Perth Dream
Perth Dream
25 June 2014

Perth-looking for recomended bobcat guy to level and remove

Perth-looking for recomended bobcat guy to level and remove

Perth nor looking for recomended bobcat guy to level and remove soil any recomendations

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Perth Dream
Jun 25, 2014 4:19 am
Perth Dream
mgilla
mgilla
24 June 2014

My local builder walks off the job

My local builder walks off the job

I was wrong of me to assume it was purely financial. There could be any number of reasons why A has handed the job over. I still maintain regardless of the circumstance I…

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mgilla
Jun 24, 2014 8:13 pm
Gertrudemyra
Gertrudemyra
24 June 2014

Problem? Leaking from Shower Head / Rail?

Problem? Leaking from Shower Head / Rail?

I had the same thing with my square shower head in our last build. It will be interesting to see if the same thing happens with my round shower head this time.

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Gertrudemyra
Jun 24, 2014 7:32 pm
nectar
nectar
24 June 2014

Who is responsible? Ultimately the builder?

Who is responsible? Ultimately the builder?

NSW :) We haven't asked him about these avenues. We will get tribunal over first and not muddy the waters - as you say the builder is responsible and they will deal with…

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nectar
Jun 24, 2014 6:13 pm
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
24 June 2014

Statutory builder warranty - is internal pipe leak included?

Statutory builder warranty - is internal pipe leak included?

It does not matter what is leaking, it's under warranty unless you have interfered with plumbing after…

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jsoetandi
Jun 24, 2014 5:30 pm
jsoetandi
maxsmith
maxsmith
23 June 2014

Building with Mode architectural or Romeo Home

Building with Mode architectural or Romeo Home

I am interested to build with mode architectural they belongs to group called concord groups. Romeo homes and Mode architectural both comes under concord building groups?…

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maxsmith
Jun 23, 2014 6:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 June 2014

Painting/no more gaps question

Painting/no more gaps question

If everyone that has gone before in the build of the house - framing carpenter and the frames are relatively straight and in line then the gyprocker who puts the sheets on…

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Stewie D
Jun 23, 2014 3:47 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 June 2014

LED headlight picks up painting gaps.

LED headlight picks up painting gaps.

True enough Stewie but if I wake my senile old dogs they think it's morning and start whinging at me. They are deaf as a post so if I keep the light off…

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Stewie D
Jun 23, 2014 1:14 pm
building-expert
building-expert
23 June 2014

Is it normal for builder to move the light switch??

Is it normal for builder to move the light switch??
1, 2, 3

As I suspected you have wasted your money. Your inspector does not have sufficient understanding to assist you in protecting your investment and no b**lls to back you…

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building-expert
Jun 23, 2014 8:09 am
building-expert


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