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Joker
Joker
3 July

Dust in Walk in Robe

Dust in Walk in Robe

Yes they do get dusty, I place some jackets in suit bags.

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Joker
Jul 03, 2017 1:15 pm
Joker
Joker
2 July

London inferno

London inferno
1, 2

Unfortunately Building experts report doesn't shock me, it should send shivers through the industry, we need politicians to take note, Fix the situation you arrssee lickers.

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Joker
Jul 02, 2017 7:25 pm
Joker
Joker
2 July

Floor covering suggestion

Floor covering suggestion

The porcelain tiles with labour would generally be more expensive, just need to ensure Tiler does the right practices.

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Joker
Jul 02, 2017 7:16 pm

Block work

Block work

@okayama, lucky you took photos....happy to assist please keep us update! Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 01, 2017 11:39 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 June

Difference between building surveyor/building inspector

Difference between building surveyor/building inspector

I agree with StructralBIMGuy, you shouldn't have hired a surveyor recommended by the builder. The reason why the legislation was changed to allow the buyer to appoint…

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SaveH2O
Jun 30, 2017 12:57 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 June

Smartflo Gutters

Smartflo Gutters

A 90mm pipe's flow with a 1:100 slope is given by AS 2200 as 360 lpm. Even with a bit more charge, the 90mm stormwater pipe would struggle with your roof area as you have…

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SaveH2O
Jun 29, 2017 8:06 pm
SaveH2O

Using an external designer

Using an external designer

@matt1927 "Blank canvas and Open cheque Book?" Project builders build homes that the average punters can afford and there is always one Corner House in a display village…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 29, 2017 11:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Tash2017
Tash2017
28 June

Initial pricing & comparing inclusions ? Spreadsheets anyone

Initial pricing & comparing inclusions ? Spreadsheets anyone

Thanks very much StructuralBIMGuy that's brilliant information to help me begin my initial research. I'll give you a break from my relentless questions now !!!! Ha ha !…

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Tash2017
Jun 28, 2017 3:22 pm

Provisional Allowances

Provisional Allowances

Correct, I was good at school but even better as an internet engineer assisting Battlers & Punters on site. I am expecting some big announcements from major building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 27, 2017 10:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Isabellasmithadams
Jun 27, 2017 6:56 am
Tiffany77
Tiffany77
26 June

kids bedroom reno

kids bedroom reno

How neat! Looks like an amazing space for kids!

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Tiffany77
Jun 26, 2017 3:17 pm
alexp79
alexp79
24 June

Court with Alfresco, Passive Solar Heating

Court with Alfresco, Passive Solar Heating

Hi Guys, Thanks a lot for your comments. Here is my view: 1) Kitchen and living will be certainly getting some northern sun during winter (kitchen should not be…

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2017 1:43 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
24 June

Building a narrow house on a wide land advantages.

Building a narrow house on a wide land advantages.

Agree with Beetaloo. Ideally you should build a rectangular house, along the E-W axis, so the longer sides have north & south. Locate your living areas to the north, so…

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ddarroch
Jun 24, 2017 11:14 am

Hey there, I am just after some advice, we have had a meeting today with our SS and a inspector after saying we are not happy with our brickwork, mainly the window sills,…

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Ladybugs2
Jun 20, 2017 10:06 pm
Ladybugs2

Storage during knockdown

Storage during knockdown

I agree with the suggestions here but firstly let me congratulate you on your good fortune of having your parents around near you! I should think that if they aren't too…

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ThomasMaloney
Jun 20, 2017 2:17 pm
ThomasMaloney

Gyprock (Drywall) VS White set (Plaster)

Gyprock (Drywall) VS White set (Plaster)

I suppose if there were painters on this forum they would start complaining about how they're constantly fixing up wet plasterers faulty work. I agree a lot of people are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 20, 2017 8:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
AvaG
AvaG
20 June

KDR or other options?

KDR or other options?

When our neighbours were in the same position, they had a real estate agent come out to assess their place. Based on their property and market conditions, he recommended…

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AvaG
Jun 20, 2017 1:56 am
6uldv8shae
6uldv8shae
19 June

what would be the best & cheapest material to build a indoor

what would be the best & cheapest material to build a indoor

*** SORRY *** ABOVE POST WAS MEANT TO SAY : "build an indoor slide" ON THE END OF THE ABOVE TOPIC SENTENCE.

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6uldv8shae
Jun 19, 2017 10:32 pm
insider
insider
19 June

Site Costs in Woodlea

Site Costs in Woodlea

Swasaa If your talking about Woodlea estate in Rockbank then it is definitely not sand and more likely highly reactive rocky clay fill over highly reactive natural…

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insider
Jun 19, 2017 8:32 pm
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
18 June

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation

How's your build going? Have you started a thread?

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Old Bloke
Jun 18, 2017 7:39 pm
amitm01
amitm01
18 June

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
1, 2, 3

Hi Guys How did you go with SBG. Build quality, issues and after build support service. We are also building with them and waiting for the land title in August 2017. Cherrs Amit

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amitm01
Jun 18, 2017 3:20 am
vikushivu
vikushivu
16 June

2 Bedroom Downstairs Floor Plan (Two Story Home) ?

2 Bedroom Downstairs Floor Plan (Two Story Home) ?

Hi Team, Land Size 600Sqm (20m Frontage X 30m Length) Location - Oxley (Brisbane) I am after floor plan which has 2 Bedroom Downstairs. (1 Master bedroom + 1 Standard…

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vikushivu
Jun 16, 2017 1:30 pm
kalleyhome
kalleyhome
16 June

In-vogue WA Prestart Costs ?

In-vogue WA Prestart Costs ?

Anyone recently built with In-Vogue and can share how much extra you paid for tiling to dp from floor to ceiling (over standard) and for shaker doors, i.e thermolaminated…

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kalleyhome
Jun 16, 2017 12:05 pm

Bricks (no cladding) top floor - double story

Bricks (no cladding) top floor - double story

Optimising the floor space is always a good idea, as beams and slabs extend to the walls below the problem is generally upper floor setbacks...again you need to put photos…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 16, 2017 9:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Builder has increased our fixed price contract.

Builder has increased our fixed price contract.

@clanwatson Good to hear :-) What you don't want is to pay extra and eventually get overpriced rubbish and then find out a year later your house is worth 20% less in a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 16, 2017 8:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Thanks for your explanation. So at the front if the FS19.95 and FR20.31, is the FS the footpath height of 19.95 and the height of the land at the top of the driveway 20.31…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jun 15, 2017 5:41 pm
First_Timer_Ray
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JB1
Jun 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Jagpal
Jagpal
14 June

Looking for Land in Rockbank Area

Looking for Land in Rockbank Area

Hi, I am looking to buy a block of land to build my first home. I don't want to wait till July-August next year for title of the land, that's why not keen on buying from…

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Jagpal
Jun 14, 2017 4:53 pm
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Our Build123
Jun 14, 2017 9:40 am
Our Build123
snowing
snowing
13 June

Building code for Container house

Building code for Container house

The short answer is.. same requirement as normal house. (brick veneer, weatherboard, etc..) It is just another way to build a house. For container house, you will need to…

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snowing
Jun 13, 2017 9:24 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 June

Easement Info stormwater

Easement Info stormwater

An easement in Qld has a survey plan lodged with it at time of registration. Has to be the same in Vic. - Do a search at VIC Lands Dept (or whatever it is called) . The …

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qebtel
Jun 13, 2017 4:36 pm
sarb
sarb
12 June

horizontal slat fencing

horizontal slat fencing

Hi I was wondering if anyone has slat fencing? I like the look of it but was wondering can you see through it easily if you use a 9mm gap?I am looking at pvc slat fencing…

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sarb
Jun 12, 2017 2:56 pm

Will the land get leveled (evenly) for land(only) purchase?

Will the land get leveled (evenly) for land(only) purchase?

Ahh, I have been to Rosedale 71 terry Road and surely its not leveled and thus one of the reason we skipped that one :(

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thehuntbegins
Jun 10, 2017 10:37 pm
Joker
Joker
10 June

Home owners Checklist for Builders inclusions and Upgrades

Home owners Checklist for Builders inclusions and Upgrades

How about the most important one, Checking quality of work via other customers, not via display home which is next to useless. Also what's under the walls. Sent from…

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Joker
Jun 10, 2017 5:40 pm
GLO
GLO
10 June

Anyone KDR in Campbelltown Macarthur area

Anyone KDR in Campbelltown Macarthur area

Hi, I'd like to hear from others in this district who have or are embarking on their KDR. Thanks GLO

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GLO
Jun 10, 2017 4:57 pm
Freiswold
Freiswold
10 June

Wainscoting - wall panelling Sydney

Wainscoting - wall panelling Sydney

Can anyone recommend a great chippie who could quote on installing some wainscoting in our house? Our builder has advised to do it after handover, so it would be great to…

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Freiswold
Jun 10, 2017 2:15 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
9 June

Pivot Doors on Displays (Adelaide or Surrounds)

Pivot Doors on Displays (Adelaide or Surrounds)

Awesome to know! We're heading up on Sunday Mount Barker way to show some friends around our block, so that works wonderfully for us to go see one in person!

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JM1911A1
Jun 09, 2017 6:37 pm
JM1911A1
ddarroch
ddarroch
9 June

Broad Reno ideas for enhanced layout

Broad Reno ideas for enhanced layout
1, 2

Haha, yeah just lost some of another one, luckily I copied most of it, so could just paste it back in. Yeah, our posts are overlapping. That rear access is a problem. I'm…

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ddarroch
Jun 09, 2017 2:02 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
9 June

Frames, Timber or Steel ??

Frames, Timber or Steel ??
1, 2

True, like timber, a metal frame is protected from the environment. I'm wasn't saying that it isn't. What I'm saying is why over design? Why choose metal, that is both…

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ddarroch
Jun 09, 2017 7:36 am
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
8 June

Builder Refused to Refund Initial Deposit

Builder Refused to Refund Initial Deposit

I should hope so, without you signing anything they have no claim on a 'deposit' let alone asking for one

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ZoePerth
Jun 08, 2017 3:49 pm
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preeeth
Jun 07, 2017 8:21 pm
preeeth
Teach
Teach
6 June

Homebuyers Ultimate Bayview in Brabham - newbie needing colo

Homebuyers Ultimate Bayview in Brabham - newbie needing colo

Hi everyone Uh oh ... yep it's another post about render colours 😩🙄🤔 At the risk of boring everyone to tears, after relentlessly pouring over this forum for a…

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Teach
Jun 07, 2017 12:37 am
jazzygirl
jazzygirl
6 June

Carpenter Recommendations Newcastle

Carpenter Recommendations Newcastle

I have an business in new castle, and I think there are two popular carpenters that listed below. M & D Constructions M: 0430 00 1886 LVL Constructions Currently…

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jazzygirl
Jun 06, 2017 8:28 pm

Materials

Materials

@rorygardner111 Not sure if you mean a suspended floor Slab? If so then I would have to say reinforced concrete material, durability is a function of effective…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 06, 2017 7:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

The limitations of Building + Pest inspections?

The limitations of Building + Pest inspections?

To answer OP question, the biggest limitations of your B&P inspection are not disclaimers, inspection exclusions, and inspection…

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building-expert
Jun 06, 2017 11:28 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 June

Builders with fair building contract - do they exist?

Builders with fair building contract - do they exist?

Good building consultants usually do pre contract reviews and they know more about this subject matter and what to look for than solicitors do. A lot of the 'arithmetic'…

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SaveH2O
Jun 06, 2017 12:47 am
SaveH2O
streety
streety
5 June

Self levelling a floor

Self levelling a floor

Hi guys Have recently been renovating my house it is on stumps. I am just after some advice on self levelling the floor. I had about 9 stumps replaced but he didn't…

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streety
Jun 05, 2017 8:28 pm


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