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StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 September 2014

Steel frame protecting from salty air

Steel frame protecting from salty air

+1 Hot Dipped Galv and later painted. IMO, It would be a shame not to do it justice

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 30, 2014 11:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
notsofast
notsofast
30 September 2014

First Home Buyers Direct

First Home Buyers Direct

Hi Is anyone else on this forum building or built with First Home Buyers Direct in Perth. Just interested to know how your build went or is going with them. We are…

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notsofast
Sep 30, 2014 9:30 pm
excitednewhomeowner
excitednewhomeowner
30 September 2014

Lattice on fence

Lattice on fence

Thanks for replying back Bluesuede. Have sent an email off to the council for clarification.

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excitednewhomeowner
Sep 30, 2014 12:44 pm
building-expert
building-expert
29 September 2014

Site supervisors

Site supervisors

It can be a difficult situation. For example, you are renting and builder gives you handover date and you terminate your rental and organise removalists only to find out…

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building-expert
Sep 29, 2014 5:14 pm
building-expert
newbuild14
newbuild14
28 September 2014

Surfmist, Windspray or Dune Roof... seeking some wisdom.

Surfmist, Windspray or Dune Roof... seeking some wisdom.

We are having surfmist roof with Augusta limestone bricks, crisp white window frames, surfmist gutters etc but a dune render to the front left. Hopefully it all goes together :)

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newbuild14
Sep 28, 2014 8:19 pm
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
28 September 2014

Which software do estate aganets use ?

Which software do estate aganets use ?

No need to 'copters I think this might be the tool that they use ! https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/ Try it !

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Sydney-build
Sep 28, 2014 1:17 pm
Sydney-build
Avenger
Avenger
27 September 2014

Gascoigne Furniture Perth

Gascoigne Furniture Perth
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Thanks AKB and Kexkez for your feedback. Much appreciated !!! Regards, AB

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Avenger
Sep 27, 2014 9:28 pm
Ja69
Ja69
27 September 2014

Site costs stage 2 Armstrong mt duneed

Site costs stage 2 Armstrong mt duneed

My builder thought my site costs would be in the vicinity of 8-10k...soil tests have just come back ( just days before signing my building contract )... Site cost…

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Ja69
Sep 27, 2014 9:11 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 September 2014

Unsupervised sub-contractors

Unsupervised sub-contractors

Or "what shade of grey do you think is best?"

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SaveH2O
Sep 27, 2014 7:05 pm
SaveH2O
missmae
missmae
26 September 2014

repaint of exterior

repaint of exterior

I like it, sounds beachy :) I dont like too many colours on a house, keeping it simple in my opinion is best. :)

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missmae
Sep 26, 2014 6:54 pm
Dr House
Dr House
25 September 2014

OMG! Newly built house with serious water leakage!! HELP!

OMG! Newly built house with serious water leakage!! HELP!

I think so. We will find out, we are still not quite moving in yet. We tested it before letting the water running for a good 20 minutes and it seems to be fine and not leaking.

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Dr House
Sep 25, 2014 11:22 pm
Dr House
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
25 September 2014

Big vs Small

Big vs Small

Big or small.. BUILDER. Not house. My two cents :) Went with small, big all seemed smug.

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MyH1Login
Sep 25, 2014 11:11 pm
MyH1Login
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
25 September 2014

Removing stickytape residue from timber before staining

Removing stickytape residue from timber before staining

I use Eucalyptus oil. It is sold as a cough remedy but when used neat, removes sticky tape residue easily.

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Beetaloo
Sep 25, 2014 7:47 pm
Beetaloo
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 September 2014

Sealing and finishing a pre-existing cellar space

Sealing and finishing a pre-existing cellar space

Hi Hayao From a structural point of view the bowing timber and corrigated wall should tell you that the wall isn't designed to support 1.5m of soil? The space also seems…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 24, 2014 10:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Scottsdale14
Scottsdale14
24 September 2014

Owner supplied item insurance

Owner supplied item insurance

Sorry I don't have any answers to this, but i have read other posts where people have obtained insurance cover. Apparently insurers have no issues if it's after lockup.…

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Scottsdale14
Sep 24, 2014 11:24 am
qebtel
qebtel
24 September 2014

Time required to change fusebox/switchboard?

Time required to change fusebox/switchboard?

Ive had a few switchboards installed like that, and an experienced leccy is pretty quick at putting them in. 4 hours maximum - no way it takes 7…

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qebtel
Sep 24, 2014 10:56 am
kats_meow
kats_meow
24 September 2014

Wondering about loose fill Asbestos in ceiling roof

Wondering about loose fill Asbestos in ceiling roof

Maybe give a call to your State Department of Health and get some information from them. Maybe also try: http://www.asbestoswise.com.au/

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kats_meow
Sep 24, 2014 10:18 am
B STAR
B STAR
23 September 2014

builders registration? (Victoria)

builders registration? (Victoria)

Hey Micky Someone with your currently qualifications will be highly regarded by the board. Nevertheless you will still need to show that your capable of running a…

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B STAR
Sep 23, 2014 1:11 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
22 September 2014

Installing Ducted Air Conditioning

Installing Ducted Air Conditioning

Viv that may be for the electrical. They don't need to do anything to the truss. The AC people will do that.

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Crazyk
Sep 22, 2014 5:47 pm
Crazyk
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 September 2014

What is C4 footing mean?

What is C4 footing mean?

I still recommend sand pads for S class foundations/footings Different engineers specify additional requirements In WA N1,2,3 or 4 refers to wind loading and hold downs on roofs

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 22, 2014 10:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Burnsfirsttime
Sep 22, 2014 10:06 am
Burnsfirsttime
Courtney21
Courtney21
22 September 2014

New Build

New Build

I would like to speak with you in regards to this builder . Is your building in progress yet.

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Courtney21
Sep 22, 2014 7:52 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
20 September 2014

Colour coordination for kitchen bench top

Colour coordination for kitchen bench top

If you can post pics of your selections it would help forum members out a lot...

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Treeseachanger
Sep 20, 2014 7:15 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 September 2014

What is land classification

What is land classification

S class is normally pretty good. See the following link for more details. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/soi ... ification/ As for c4 I think it probably applies to…

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bashworth
Sep 20, 2014 9:52 am
bashworth
fruitlubes
fruitlubes
19 September 2014

Vandalism on Building Site - Experiences and what to do?

Vandalism on Building Site - Experiences and what to do?
1, 2

Ours got broken in last night plaster kicked in and spray paint on the walls too. It's an aweful feeling.. Who's to say after it's fixed it won't happen again :(

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fruitlubes
Sep 19, 2014 9:55 pm
fruitlubes
joannek
joannek
19 September 2014

Where to put the clothesline?

Where to put the clothesline?

I put mine quite a walk away from the laundry. Otherwise we would be looking at it from the alfresco. Doesn't bother going for a little walk.

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joannek
Sep 19, 2014 1:16 pm
Who Built That
Who Built That
19 September 2014

App testers wanted South Australians with iPhone's only

App testers wanted South Australians with iPhone's only

We are only in beta test mode and definitely intend to release in Android. It's better that we test and validate our hypothesis in iOS and get everything right before…

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Who Built That
Sep 19, 2014 10:53 am
Who Built That
Who Built That
19 September 2014

App testers wanted South Australians with iPhone's only

App testers wanted South Australians with iPhone's only

We are looking for App testers for an exciting new App aimed at those building and renovating. Please send me an email to greg@whobuiltthat.com.au with your name and…

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Who Built That
Sep 19, 2014 10:46 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
18 September 2014

Buying a home off-the-plan

Buying a home off-the-plan

Great way of saving stamp duty and the possibility of having some input into the homes interiors. You would need an imagination as to what the home and design will look…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 18, 2014 2:32 pm
Berstan Homes
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 September 2014

Flashing pitched new roof to old weatherboard

Flashing pitched new roof to old weatherboard

Here's a quick " how-to " broken down into baby steps. Once you've done it a few times it is really only a few clicks of the mouse. How to embed a photo on this…

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Stewie D
Sep 18, 2014 1:10 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
18 September 2014

Bullsbrook WA

Bullsbrook WA

you can always go further and further to get larger and larger - the right balance will be up to you. Remember to factor in the cost of petrol, tyres & servicing - plus…

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Tristanium
Sep 18, 2014 10:02 am
Tristanium
Montesm76
Montesm76
17 September 2014

opticom again....

opticom again....

so i just got off the phone with iprimus. response: not their problem call opticom

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Montesm76
Sep 17, 2014 2:46 pm
Joker
Joker
17 September 2014

Carpentry and Walk-In Wardrobe: Advice

Carpentry and Walk-In Wardrobe: Advice

Good chippy can easily do this and much cheaper, ours did and looks great.

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Joker
Sep 17, 2014 2:28 pm
richo1234
richo1234
16 September 2014

Stages of Building

Stages of Building

most staging slab frame lockup fix final

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richo1234
Sep 16, 2014 4:20 pm
richo1234
Handy007
Handy007
15 September 2014

Photos

Photos

Generally the copyright owner will be the person taking the photographs unless they sign over their rights.....

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Handy007
Sep 15, 2014 8:55 pm
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
15 September 2014

Urgent : Water Leak Advise

Urgent : Water Leak Advise

We have engaged Council and Sydney water and this is update from Council : --- Council has been investigated the water running through the kerb outlet and identified that…

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thehuntbegins
Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
15 September 2014

How many years back can Council's compliance go?

How many years back can Council's compliance go?

My next door neighbour has now taken it upon herself to payback all those who did submissions to her DA (mostly asking that the design be…

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qebtel
Sep 15, 2014 2:36 pm
qebtel
qebtel
15 September 2014

Can anyone offer help?

Can anyone offer help?

Let sleeping dog lie. Dont be so bureaucratically subservient. Just make sure it is structurally sound so that it does not collapse on anyone, & all will be fine. the…

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qebtel
Sep 15, 2014 2:06 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
13 September 2014

Door or no door

Door or no door

Depends on the layout - can you post a plan/sketch of the floorplan? How the door removal changes possible routes through the house - well, that's much easier to see on a…

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dragonchild
Sep 13, 2014 6:34 pm
dragonchild
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
13 September 2014

Wallpaper woes

Wallpaper woes

Maybe there was a stuff up :( I had initially ordered two rolls at the one time, then decided to do another wall so ordered a third roll separately…

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oncewerefurriers
Sep 13, 2014 3:54 pm
B STAR
B STAR
12 September 2014

Owner Builder Bank Loan

Owner Builder Bank Loan

if you want to build you home as an owner maybe consider buying the land through the bank. Then using line of credit through your existing home to fund the build of the new house.

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B STAR
Sep 12, 2014 3:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 September 2014

AS3000 - Australian Wiring Rules

AS3000 - Australian Wiring Rules

Even more reason for homeowners to do their homework and be up to speed with the relevant regulations so that tradies and suppliers can't bullsh1t them regarding their…

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Stewie D
Sep 12, 2014 12:30 pm
Liliana
Liliana
12 September 2014

Is this a manhole access point?

Is this a manhole access point?

So why is there a non-standard feature ::wink:: in the corridor we didn't ask for?

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Liliana
Sep 12, 2014 8:16 am
BJ88
BJ88
12 September 2014

Anyone imported goods from china, jakarta, singapore, bali?

Anyone imported goods from china, jakarta, singapore, bali?

Unless you can see and sample the quality of the products yourself, don't bother. You can get varying quality from 0 to 10 and you got to find the right supplier…

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BJ88
Sep 12, 2014 12:05 am
BJ88
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 September 2014

HELP! Deciding whether to go with timber decking or tiles??

HELP! Deciding whether to go with timber decking or tiles??

Once you go over 1m high it then comes under the rules for the BCA as it is a falls risk - meaning handrail heights, baluster spacing, stairs etc all come into play. In…

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Stewie D
Sep 11, 2014 10:20 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 September 2014

Boundary survey shows neighbours are occupying our land

Boundary survey shows neighbours are occupying our land

Have a look around near the fence, the exact boundary peg should be a metal pin/peg which is flush with/in the ground and could easily be covered with…

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Stewie D
Sep 11, 2014 1:38 pm
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SaveH2O
Sep 11, 2014 1:17 am
SaveH2O
Marcia
Marcia
10 September 2014

Claiming for delays, more Q's added...

Claiming for delays, more Q's added...

I'd be asking them to fix. No amount of money they would agree to pay will compensate you for the hassle of sourcing your own trades, the annoyance of trying to get things…

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Marcia
Sep 10, 2014 9:02 pm
Marcia

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