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Manhattan52
Mar 28, 2019 7:01 am
Manhattan52
skadoosh
skadoosh
27 March

When should the final payment be made?

When should the final payment be made?

Thank you. That is for WA - I'm assuming it'd be the same all over Australia

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skadoosh
Mar 27, 2019 9:32 pm

building contract

building contract

Hi mate. You should've done due diligence before commencing a project with that builder. For you to get out of the contract, you should provide some grounds. For example:…

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Construction Lawyer
Mar 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Construction Lawyer
Melos
Melos
26 March

Stratco Outback Sunroof Review

Stratco Outback Sunroof Review

We have just had one put in but it’s not a stratco, the brand we got was an eclipse opening roof. https://hv.com.au/product/alfresco-opening-roof-flat/

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Melos
Mar 26, 2019 8:02 pm
saini
saini
26 March

Slab Cost

Slab Cost

Hi, If we build house in Jubilee Wyndham Vale need to pay extra for slab. Actually We have land in Jubilee Stage 8. Our builder extra $25000 charged for slab only as well…

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saini
Mar 26, 2019 8:19 am
Becstarr3
Becstarr3
26 March

New to building

New to building

Anyone building in freeling? I got a quote and footings are 40k and then travel is 6k then 1k for flooring and 1k for a/c then $500 for the render is this right

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Becstarr3
Mar 26, 2019 7:28 am
alexp79
alexp79
25 March

Wall deviation

Wall deviation

you can at least try, it doesn't cost anything try :)

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alexp79
Mar 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 March

Raised surface at the corner

Raised surface at the corner

" Looks to me like the paper corner tape hasn't been bedded properly" Yep, I have to agree with…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2019 3:07 pm

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

My main concern when placing a master bedroom is that it is as far away as possible from the living/kitchen areas. I put a higher price on 'quiet' rather than 'light'. …

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bignewadventure
Mar 25, 2019 12:40 pm
bignewadventure
leonrhind
leonrhind
24 March

Black slimy algae on Merbau after stripping back with OMO

Black slimy algae on Merbau after stripping back with OMO

Looking for Help I've recently been stripping my Merbau decking back as I had used a 'Merbau' tone oil…

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leonrhind
Mar 24, 2019 3:14 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 March

Roller Shutters

Roller Shutters

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SaveH2O
Mar 23, 2019 8:53 pm
SaveH2O

Rubbish Bins on-site

Rubbish Bins on-site

Short of setting up cameras and bright sensor spotlights to try and deter, security fences are probably the best way to go especially if you have a big project on the go.…

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Ultra Bin Hire
Mar 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Ktheff
Ktheff
23 March

Knock down cost

Knock down cost

Does anyone have 1st hand advice on a knock down cost, abestos fibro house??

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Ktheff
Mar 23, 2019 6:20 am
PapaFHB
PapaFHB
21 March

Burbank Review Vic Melbourne SE

Burbank Review Vic Melbourne SE

anyone building with Burbank Im about to sign a contract with them any reviews on quality and workmanship

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PapaFHB
Mar 21, 2019 9:36 pm
iTool
iTool
21 March

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

I think it depends on the reason for the piering. For instance, if they've been specified to address the impacts of a tree of influence (soil drying/shrinkage only)…

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iTool
Mar 21, 2019 1:01 pm

I only Recommend and Use BOSCH cordless tools from…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 21, 2019 10:13 am
StructuralBIMGuy
karen5784
karen5784
20 March

Party wall system certificate- VIC

Party wall system certificate- VIC

Hi All, We are the owner builder for our extension. One thing on the final inspection checklist states “A letter from the builder certify that the party wall system has…

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karen5784
Mar 20, 2019 11:10 am
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JoePathan
Mar 19, 2019 9:23 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 March

Trees on Common Area causing slab heave

Trees on Common Area causing slab heave

The unique in that we offer are intended to delightfully hoist the appearance of the region and persevere through any climate conditions.

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SaveH2O
Mar 19, 2019 8:48 pm
SaveH2O
Klogwog
Klogwog
19 March

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Not to good doorframes are different hight supposed to be all the same hight. All ceilings are spray painted and first coat on walls as well then roller finished on walls…

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Klogwog
Mar 19, 2019 6:19 pm
alexp79
alexp79
19 March

Slab Type

Slab Type

Yes. The report should say: site classified as P due to ..., but soil class is ... (M/H1/H2, etc.)

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alexp79
Mar 19, 2019 1:58 pm
HappyPics
HappyPics
18 March

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

After the recent heavy rain we've got a water issue in our garage.The bottom of the house is Besser block walls that sits below ground level. The run-off coming down the…

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HappyPics
Mar 18, 2019 3:07 pm
patel1783
patel1783
18 March

Metronest Review

Metronest Review

That what they did with us.. show us something before deposit & after that they changed their inclusion list. Many more stuff i have to share but right now I'm waiting…

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patel1783
Mar 18, 2019 12:48 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
17 March

Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

A concern is that it seems, based on Metricon's comments and their display homes, that all their recently built homes with box gutters, except mine, do not comply with…

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Norfolk
Mar 17, 2019 5:53 pm
wagga123
wagga123
17 March

Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Reading it again, it doesn't make sense. Situation: 1. Stormwater Pit in backyard, 2. About half a meter out from the pit, there is a garden planting area, 3. Water tap…

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wagga123
Mar 17, 2019 5:47 pm
GLO
GLO
17 March

Ladder for 2 storey home

Ladder for 2 storey home

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy, The one I’m eyeing off is the Little Giant 17, it looks identical to your Werner even in functionality and rated to 150kg too. Have you…

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GLO
Mar 17, 2019 6:20 am
alexp79
alexp79
17 March

moud and water

moud and water

The spores will stay dormant almost forever. Mould should be properly removed and sealed, just drying it off won't help. http://www.sternmold.com/mold-informati ... -cycle.php

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alexp79
Mar 17, 2019 12:17 am
tedbain
tedbain
15 March

low water flow

low water flow

SaveH2O … I'm a retired civil engineer in NSW - thanks for your thoughts turned water off at meter opened 3 taps with buckets underneath, turned water on for 30…

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tedbain
Mar 15, 2019 10:24 pm

Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?
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I have already written on this forum that slabs are a con of the century, a profit printing machine for the builders. Why would they build timber floors or equivalent…

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building-expert
Mar 14, 2019 4:22 pm
building-expert

Crisis averted. The council issued the certificate yesterday; 4 working days after telling us it would be a minimum of 10 working days! Everything else seems to be…

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M1L3S
Mar 13, 2019 9:26 am
M1L3S
Bolex22
Bolex22
12 March

Building with Elderton Home

Building with Elderton Home

They actually gave us 24 month tender duration which is really good compared to the other builders...

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Bolex22
Mar 12, 2019 2:03 pm
gillybean
gillybean
12 March

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

I went through this with an investment property I had in Queensland. Absolute nightmare. Good luck.

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gillybean
Mar 12, 2019 12:11 pm
gillybean
Newbuild19
Newbuild19
11 March

Looking for engineer victoria

Looking for engineer victoria

Hi, Looking for an engineer that is currently registered with the VBA, to look over the slab engineering plans and do a report for owners. Northern suburbs Thanks

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Newbuild19
Mar 11, 2019 8:43 pm
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sweetswisssteel
Mar 11, 2019 11:54 am
Renee86
Renee86
11 March

Henley electra

Henley electra

We are building this home in Clyde

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Renee86
Mar 11, 2019 10:56 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 March

Water everywhere,ruining home.

Water everywhere,ruining home.

There is an increasing crescendo from many quarters for a National Royal Commission into the building and construction industry but the problem would be the size, cost and…

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SaveH2O
Mar 10, 2019 4:07 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 March

Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

You really wouldn't miss out on too much by working for a company that uses pre-built frames. Anyone can knock together a stud wall. Any frame would be put together with…

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Stewie D
Mar 09, 2019 8:03 am
vlf1985
vlf1985
9 March

Road Signs on Crossover

Road Signs on Crossover

Hi All, We have a 4P sign that sits just on the side of the crossover which will be impacted once we begin to build our crossover. To get the sign removed/relocated is…

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vlf1985
Mar 09, 2019 12:17 am
random101
random101
8 March

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Hi all, Just a quick one. I am doing a demolition and my neighbour, decided it would be a good time for him to start knocking over his house as well. Albeit - we are…

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random101
Mar 08, 2019 6:26 pm
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melfordgurl
Mar 08, 2019 5:38 pm
nikki1304
nikki1304
8 March

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

HI, Does anyone know why my builder will not have a tope opening hinge for my laundry chute that is 1.2m high from the floor. They want to have it opening like you do with…

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nikki1304
Mar 08, 2019 4:47 pm

Hi guys I have recently built my veggie patch on the ground and have noticed some mysterious holes appearing overnight. Not sure what is causing them. At the moment, I…

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rajan_g4
Mar 07, 2019 8:47 pm
rajan_g4

AcraTex

AcraTex

Thanks Joker

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chippyjohn1
Mar 06, 2019 10:31 pm
Ardo
Ardo
6 March

Painting Wainscoting

Painting Wainscoting

For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi gloss would be what I would paint it. Gloss is…

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Ardo
Mar 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Sethor
Sethor
6 March

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Most builders will work in established areas, you just have to find one your happy to go with.

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Sethor
Mar 06, 2019 4:01 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 March

cracking thumping noise from inside roof

cracking thumping noise from inside roof

Steel and wood do expand and contract at different rates so I would expect some noise at times.

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bashworth
Mar 06, 2019 2:21 pm
bashworth

Fresh homes Qld

Fresh homes Qld

Hi all Anyone here building with Fresh homes ? Currently considering them building on the Gold Coast but cannot find much information about them.

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Building diaries
Mar 05, 2019 11:32 pm
Ethanr
Ethanr
5 March

Zero lot easement rules in Blacktown council

Zero lot easement rules in Blacktown council

Hi, I am exploring designs to build a two story home in Schofields, Blacktown council. The lot is 10*30 size. The design I am looking to go for is providing width of 8.1m…

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Ethanr
Mar 05, 2019 9:20 pm
esanto1
esanto1
5 March

Recent Vergola Reviews?

Recent Vergola Reviews?

I’d think it would be open most of the time. It will be on the side of a large alfresco area where we plan to put a bbq

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esanto1
Mar 05, 2019 4:03 pm

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