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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 6:16 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 10:09 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 9:56 pm
bpratt
bpratt
25 June 2014

Running power from pole

Running power from pole
1, 2

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 8:44 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 3:19 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 7:13 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 6:32 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 5:13 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 4:30 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 5:23 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 2:47 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 12:14 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 7:09 am
building-expert
takeiteasy
takeiteasy
23 June 2014

roofing materials

roofing materials

As we are building in a rural location we just assumed colourbond would be the best roofing material. It is compact to transport. But are there other options? What is…

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takeiteasy
Jun 23, 2014 1:02 am
takeiteasy
takeiteasy
22 June 2014

oil based primer on gyprock?

oil based primer on gyprock?

This is an oil based primer and it is often used under acrylic. It is done now so time will tell. The plasterer who put the gyprock up (30 years experience) recommended…

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takeiteasy
Jun 22, 2014 11:40 pm
Elli
Elli
22 June 2014

Opinions on Land Fall/Survey Please

Opinions on Land Fall/Survey Please

Thanks for the replies :) mgilla - I had to look up what a dumpy level was :oops: matt68 - There's no road at the rear of the block, it ends at the rear of another acre. I…

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Elli
Jun 22, 2014 9:03 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
22 June 2014

Wattyl and Solver paint

Wattyl and Solver paint

Good to know but we aren't using that thankfully

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Crazyk
Jun 22, 2014 2:09 pm
Crazyk
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 June 2014

Technika Oven Exploded

Technika Oven Exploded
1, 2, 3

Sorry for 3 posts ... but has this happened to anyone since - say - the beginning of 2013 - ie a stove built/installed since then ? Especially the 900mm wall oven style…

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Saint Mike
Jun 22, 2014 9:28 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 June 2014

Carpet

Carpet

Accidents happen - carpet or not. But teaching kids to do the right thing can save a lot of problems. I'd just pick the carpet you like and have it treated. Like a…

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Saint Mike
Jun 22, 2014 7:40 am
Saint Mike
pongie
pongie
21 June 2014

Minimum side setback - in practice is 1.0 m enough?

Minimum side setback - in practice is 1.0 m enough?

If you worry so much about access to the back, I suggest having a rear garage door as well. Makes it that much easier.

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pongie
Jun 21, 2014 8:32 pm
pongie
khaddles
khaddles
21 June 2014

Whit exterior render colour - HELP PLEASE!!!

Whit exterior render colour - HELP PLEASE!!!

Hi there We are going for a surfmist roof - 2 storey home. We love the all white house look but are unsure of which Dulux/solver or colourbond colour to choose to match…

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khaddles
Jun 21, 2014 1:41 pm
qebtel
qebtel
19 June 2014

Extending Colorbond Fence

Extending Colorbond Fence

I think they make that for people who just want to increase their privacy. Note the sleeve part of only 5 cms or so, definitely not enough for a 1200mm extension. Its a…

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qebtel
Jun 19, 2014 11:14 am
bpratt
bpratt
18 June 2014

Need info on Biosystem 2000 (Septic alternative)

Need info on Biosystem 2000 (Septic alternative)

There's also the worm farm treatment plants like what I've just installed on my new build. Mine uses zero electricity, as it gravity feeds down in to the transpiration…

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bpratt
Jun 18, 2014 3:05 pm
tas_katesh
tas_katesh
18 June 2014

HELP! Need to select feature render colour

HELP! Need to select feature render colour

I am after some opinions on what colour i should paint my render feature wall. I am hoping perhaps someone has used a similar colour theme to what i have chosen and has…

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tas_katesh
Jun 18, 2014 10:46 am
Eagle75au
Eagle75au
17 June 2014

4 or 5 Bedroom?

4 or 5 Bedroom?

Thanks for the feedback, House is 28sq under roof, We are a family of 2 adults & 5 kids, we have already taken part of the 2nd family room and made into a study,…

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Eagle75au
Jun 17, 2014 8:58 pm
mookschank
mookschank
17 June 2014

What external metal wall cladding product for my extension?

What external metal wall cladding product for my extension?

Hello there, Ok, this is my first post, so go easy If I make a massive faux pas or something :) I'm an owner builder, currently constructing a ground floor extension.…

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mookschank
Jun 17, 2014 8:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 June 2014

Legal / Copyright / Technical question

Legal / Copyright / Technical question

And here is some official info at the Australian copyright site http://www.copyright.org.au/find-an-ans ... rchitects/ The article you are after is the House Plan…

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Stewie D
Jun 17, 2014 11:23 am

Well I've got myself a few samples over the Wkend. The swatch on the left is shale grey and surf mist on the right. I think you are correct bpratt the surfmist against…

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Crazyk
Jun 15, 2014 11:54 am
Crazyk
dubweiser
dubweiser
15 June 2014

Mandalay - Beveridge

Mandalay - Beveridge
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi all, We're building in stage 16 - halycon bend. Hoping for a December start date!

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dubweiser
Jun 15, 2014 12:30 am
dubweiser
Antman
Antman
14 June 2014

Greetings

Greetings

Hello all New to the site and thought I'd join up and say hello ::lol:: I've been in the Building and Construction industries for more than 15 years, currently in Commercial…

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Antman
Jun 14, 2014 2:32 pm
Antman
michae
michae
14 June 2014

Demolition, salvaging home

Demolition, salvaging home
1, 2

Have you considered garage sale or something like that? It might be helpful.

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michae
Jun 14, 2014 12:06 pm
michae
bpratt
bpratt
14 June 2014

How often do base cost of project homes go up ?

How often do base cost of project homes go up ?

I wish we could owner build but hubby says we are too old to do it,I just hate getting ripped off by anyone and know we will be at the prices…

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bpratt
Jun 14, 2014 8:58 am
Nicholas1
Nicholas1
13 June 2014

One way and two way spanning concrete slabs

One way and two way spanning concrete slabs

Hi, I was wondering if someone might be able to concisely explain the advantages and disadvantages of one-way and two way concrete slabs, with a particular focus on…

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Nicholas1
Jun 13, 2014 5:06 pm
kifaya
kifaya
13 June 2014

Horizontal slat screening DIY

Horizontal slat screening DIY

An update: We have decided to paint pine or treated pine for our screens though we might go with merbau for our side gates. Getting quoted on some DIY kits from Thomson…

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kifaya
Jun 13, 2014 9:42 am
kifaya
Crazyk
Crazyk
12 June 2014

Builder Issues

Builder Issues

I thought that there is a clause in the contract that states the builder must start within x days from contract signing.

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Crazyk
Jun 12, 2014 9:28 pm
Crazyk
Brandon2013
Brandon2013
12 June 2014

Tribeca homes / G Development

Tribeca homes / G Development

Hello, I am about to build a new investment property in Torquay North with Tribeca homes, who informed me they were formally known as G Development. I have not heard of…

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Brandon2013
Jun 12, 2014 3:32 pm
Sunshine2013
Sunshine2013
11 June 2014

Meter Box wrong location from plans

Meter Box wrong location from plans

Thanks Mgilla, I don't know why they try it on, oh well i guess after fixing this they'll be referring to that plan from now on.

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Sunshine2013
Jun 11, 2014 8:48 pm
Sunshine2013
me429sb
me429sb
11 June 2014

Have you seen this pendant light

Have you seen this pendant light

I've seen some similar ones in Masters - in fact I'm planning to use them over my kitchen island https://www.masters.com.au/product/1007 ... ndant-lamp

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me429sb
Jun 11, 2014 6:19 pm
steevo
steevo
11 June 2014

Transportable homes- anybody done it? Where did you start??

Transportable homes- anybody done it? Where did you start??

Just be careful and check with a broker etc first,as I have heard banks are reluctant to lend on transportable homes cheers steve

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steevo
Jun 11, 2014 3:58 pm
buildingadvice
buildingadvice
10 June 2014

Builder Recommendation (wollongong)

Builder Recommendation (wollongong)

Hi, Finding a good builder can be hard, generally its best to ask some of the local architects in the wollongong area for the builders they recommend to carry out there…

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buildingadvice
Jun 10, 2014 2:22 pm
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LegendLength
Jun 10, 2014 1:35 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
9 June 2014

Ceiling Cracking in One Room

Ceiling Cracking in One Room

Hi Eden I've seen a lot of ground movement in houses, but normally it appears as gaps under walls, at tops of walls or diagonal cracks in walls - mostly emanating from…

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cornellengineers
Jun 09, 2014 8:59 pm
cornellengineers
impish73
impish73
7 June 2014

help-council notice old illegel structures-Vic

help-council notice old illegel structures-Vic

I bought an old property (built at the end of 1969 but looked new at the time of purchasing) in Whitehorse city council 6.5 years ago. Recently,…

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impish73
Jun 07, 2014 9:12 pm
impish73
AKB
AKB
7 June 2014

Would like to speak to fireflies PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Would like to speak to fireflies PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Hey Suzie Have you tried sending him a private message through the forum? Cheers Akb

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AKB
Jun 07, 2014 6:42 pm
AKB
F2014
F2014
6 June 2014

Very bad Conveyancer

Very bad Conveyancer

Hey everyone, Thanks so much for replying. I've spoken to my bank and they said the $1000 was in other fees. They said my conveyancer should have given me a list of all…

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F2014
Jun 06, 2014 9:58 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 June 2014

2 houses from 1 plan??

2 houses from 1 plan??

A contractor or designer who designs for you (not an employee of yours), owns the copyright for that design, unless there is an agreement to the contrary. Copyright is…

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ECOECO
Jun 06, 2014 5:01 pm
ECOECO
t_banning
t_banning
6 June 2014

Driveway sealer issue

Driveway sealer issue

Thanks qebtel - yes, I know it's doing what it was designed to. But it seems most new, sealed driveways allow water to soak in. Would you be worried about water sitting…

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t_banning
Jun 06, 2014 1:19 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
6 June 2014

Same light switch plates for whole house

Same light switch plates for whole house
1, 2

Haha gotcha! So the non cbus ones are what I want lol. Thanks mate

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Agent_009
Jun 06, 2014 12:52 pm
Agent_009

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