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dgriffen
dgriffen
10 October 2014

Water Meter to be shifted

Water Meter to be shifted

Generally, this should have been picked up prior to construction as the water meter would have been clearly shown on the siteworks and drainage plan as supplied by the…

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dgriffen
Oct 10, 2014 12:07 pm
dgriffen
dgriffen
10 October 2014

Does anyone have a roof pitch higher than 30 degrees?

Does anyone have a roof pitch higher than 30 degrees?

Just beware that the current timber framing code only goes up to 34 degrees, after which it has to be engineered, so there will be quite a cost difference. Generally the 2…

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dgriffen
Oct 10, 2014 12:01 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
10 October 2014

Hiring the building surveyor/engineer instead of the Builder

Hiring the building surveyor/engineer instead of the Builder

Thanks, Dalemengel. I would always recommend that people have a building inspector to check the work. However, this means that clients are paying for a building surveyor…

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kats_meow
Oct 10, 2014 11:55 am
dgriffen
dgriffen
10 October 2014

House plan with 2 minor bedrooms at front?

House plan with 2 minor bedrooms at front?

Depending on the size of the block, you may find that a workers cottage style floor plan is the way to go. They tended to have two minor rooms at the front of the building…

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dgriffen
Oct 10, 2014 11:46 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

built in book shelves and desks

built in book shelves and desks
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Another reason for not installing is the product used is usually veneer board and when the veneer get worn there is no fixing it up.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 10:52 am
Berstan Homes
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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 10, 2014 10:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 October 2014

Is HEAVY bookshelves on timber upper floor a problem?

Is HEAVY bookshelves on timber upper floor a problem?

Engineers and designers would have that room rated as a single or double bedroom - with the floor joists worked out for dead load and live load with a safety factor built…

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Stewie D
Oct 10, 2014 9:25 am
lozza99
lozza99
9 October 2014

Termite protection for new build

Termite protection for new build
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So am I correct in saying that termimesh is generally about $2k (I'm sure it varies depending on house size etc). Sorry to hijack thread but I've been contemplating asking…

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lozza99
Oct 09, 2014 8:12 pm
ant14
ant14
9 October 2014

Mortar in cavity wall

Mortar in cavity wall

There are many methods which bricklayers can adopt to prevent big chunks of mortar from collecting behind the brick walls. Just google and you will see that it is not…

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ant14
Oct 09, 2014 1:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
9 October 2014

How to learn/design Structured Cabling System?

How to learn/design Structured Cabling System?

What sort of cabling system electrical, data etc ?There is software that designs, engineers, 3D Models, does simulations and does realistic photo presentations Try…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 09, 2014 10:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Rogue1
Rogue1
9 October 2014

Where to start, knock down units to build terraces

Where to start, knock down units to build terraces

Thanks Stewie D, mate that was just what i was looking for, thanks for taking your time to reply much appreciated, i'll keep you up to date with the progress as we go Cheers

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Rogue1
Oct 09, 2014 8:35 am
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
9 October 2014

Builder requirement to provide light batten?

Builder requirement to provide light batten?

Hi, Just realised when this was posted, tad late I think! you have probably already had elec work done! Sorry

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sparky_JsP
Oct 09, 2014 5:36 am
sparky_JsP
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 October 2014

What to paint treated pine barge boards with??

What to paint treated pine barge boards with??

I used a normal clear oil on my treated pine retaining wall and steps - it really made it look good. So many people…

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Saint Mike
Oct 08, 2014 12:37 pm
Saint Mike
Beazley77
Beazley77
7 October 2014

Provisional sum question

Provisional sum question

I'd query it if you want to know more, but PS's are always a best estimate at the time. They are not a fixed price and therefore price can swing both lower or higher.

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Beazley77
Oct 07, 2014 6:27 pm
Beazley77
nrh157
nrh157
7 October 2014

Unsure how to get this stain out of tiles

Unsure how to get this stain out of tiles

DW had a chat to a tile co, they suggested vinegar. Although DW has now found MY liquid solvo hand cleaner works wonders on…

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nrh157
Oct 07, 2014 3:27 pm
nrh157
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 October 2014

Questions on Designers Invoice

Questions on Designers Invoice

Yep, I'd be questioning it as well. I think they have a bit of nerve for charging this to you. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 07, 2014 11:47 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
7 October 2014

Paint coats - how can you tell?

Paint coats - how can you tell?

I'm wondering the same thing (for future). The AS painting standard seems to only require two coast on new substrates (one of which can be the undercoat) so i'm wondering…

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Beazley77
Oct 07, 2014 11:29 am
Beazley77
ssci1
ssci1
6 October 2014

cracked roof tiles 4 months after handover

cracked roof tiles 4 months after handover

Ask the builder if a roof inspection was completed by the supplier prior to handover. I used to order these and identified to us straight away if they witnessed any damage…

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ssci1
Oct 06, 2014 11:03 pm
ssci1
insider
insider
5 October 2014

Impermeable layer around house - Decking?

Impermeable layer around house - Decking?

Hi All, In my building contract it states i need to provide a 1000mm impermeable (concrete) layer around the slab of the house to prevent…

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insider
Oct 05, 2014 7:56 am
insider
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
4 October 2014

Solar Hot water or water tank

Solar Hot water or water tank

Very unusual. Most people get ripped big time on new home rainwater…

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SaveH2O
Oct 04, 2014 8:21 pm
SaveH2O
Handy007
Handy007
3 October 2014

Buying a sloping block Advice and Help

Buying a sloping block Advice and Help

Don't be afraid to spend extra money on good drainage and footings. This is so important IMO.....

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Handy007
Oct 04, 2014 12:21 am
qebtel
qebtel
3 October 2014

Builder Planning Question

Builder Planning Question

I don't see why people just forget the building permit and get some cowboy builder to do the works for them? to work it out planning is around…

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qebtel
Oct 03, 2014 10:46 pm
d@n
d@n
3 October 2014

Exterior colour scheme help

Exterior colour scheme help

Get in touch with michelle or post some pic's here to get the discussion going.

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d@n
Oct 03, 2014 8:54 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
3 October 2014

Illegal Rubbish dumping :-(

Illegal Rubbish dumping :-(

We've had someone dump their old toilet, tiles, etc (obviously doing a bathroom reno) on our block. I am so annoyed about it all. We are currently building so in effect…

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Burnsfirsttime
Oct 03, 2014 2:19 pm
Burnsfirsttime
radiuz
radiuz
3 October 2014

What discount do the trades usually get on supplies

What discount do the trades usually get on supplies

If I was you I would be putting on my tradie clothes and work boots and walking in to suppliers and asking for trade price usually 5 - 10% at a minimum. Tell them you are…

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radiuz
Oct 03, 2014 1:46 pm
palmtree1
palmtree1
3 October 2014

Exterior colour scheme help!!

Exterior colour scheme help!!

Thank you for your comment housebythewater - will check link out immediately :-)

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palmtree1
Oct 03, 2014 12:20 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
3 October 2014

Selecting a Home Builder?

Selecting a Home Builder?

Being able to find feedback from previous clients is very important. Being able to see their work is to. I would never take on a builder without personal recommendation.…

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kats_meow
Oct 03, 2014 9:55 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
2 October 2014

timber wall vs. brick

timber wall vs. brick

Both have good and bad points. Bricks in a double wall construction are more expensive than a brick veneer build. Timber only wall construction requires a lot more…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 02, 2014 2:31 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
2 October 2014

Steel vs timber

Steel vs timber

Many friends of mine have built with steel and they all complain about the creaking in the home from the steel expanding and contracting. Timber would definitely me my…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 02, 2014 2:20 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
2 October 2014

Custom Build, best way to go about this

Custom Build, best way to go about this

Custom building is a definite a way of achieving exactly what you require in your home design. Most of the larger building companies have a one plan suits all attitude and…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 02, 2014 2:19 pm
Berstan Homes
radiuz
radiuz
1 October 2014

Faux timber beams?

Faux timber beams?

New online store being set up in Australia ... should be ready by August 2017. Similar to www.fauxwoodbeams.com Might be 3-4 years too late in response to your message…

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radiuz
Oct 01, 2014 9:10 pm
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
Oct 01, 2014 12:13 am
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 10:30 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 1:44 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 6:14 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 9:19 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 2:17 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 10:28 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 10:11 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 8:05 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 7:54 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 26, 2014 12:22 am
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 26, 2014 12:11 am
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 8:47 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 11:05 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 12:24 pm
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 11:56 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 11:18 am

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