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Stewie D
Stewie D
4 March 2014

Black brick build?????

Black brick build?????
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I have to agree with some of the comments above. While some of these homes do indeed look quite stunning with combos of light and dark brick/render plus well thought out…

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Stewie D
Mar 04, 2014 7:37 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 March 2014

Advice on ?mould problem

Advice on ?mould problem

Is there decent insulation in the walls and ceiling ? Algae and fungus grow where condensation forms on inside surfaces as a result of the temperature difference between (…

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Stewie D
Mar 04, 2014 7:25 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 March 2014

Earthworks - to level or not to level the block?

Earthworks - to level or not to level the block?

It will depend a lot on whether you intend to have formally landscaped backyard with lush plants, waterfalls etc and minimal lawn. Stepped landscaping can look very nice…

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Stewie D
Mar 03, 2014 8:51 am
vdboom
vdboom
2 March 2014

Custom furniture - banquette seating (breakfast nook)

Custom furniture - banquette seating (breakfast nook)

Hi Jerry28 - how did you go with finding a builder to build your banquette seat? I'm also looking for someone in Melbourne. Thanks. Hi…

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vdboom
Mar 02, 2014 10:35 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
2 March 2014

The Biscay display home Laminex cupboard colours

The Biscay display home Laminex cupboard colours

Woohoooo! ! :) always worth the drive if you get your answer :)

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xxkatxx
Mar 02, 2014 10:28 pm
qebtel
qebtel
2 March 2014

Advice needed asap

Advice needed asap

How could an alarm system be commissioned for 10 years if no payment has been made in that time? Id say someone at the Alarm Co has stuffed up and is trying it on with…

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qebtel
Mar 02, 2014 11:18 am
Liliana
Liliana
1 March 2014

Final Inspection ... Need Building Inspector and Engineer

Final Inspection ... Need Building Inspector and Engineer

Hi Agape, I'm sure that BuildingExpert on here would service that area. I can recommend him based on my experience.

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Liliana
Mar 01, 2014 6:52 pm
Lex
Lex
1 March 2014

Withdrawing from a house and land package deal

Withdrawing from a house and land package deal

... It has been 7 months since we signed the contract for the purchase of the land a contract and the contract specifies that a building contract…

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Lex
Mar 01, 2014 9:40 am
Lex
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
28 February 2014

Help, I remember a floorplan but can't remember the builder.

Help, I remember a floorplan but can't remember the builder.

Thanks lila rose. I've been racking my brains all day and have jumped on to a few of the big builders websites to go through floor plans whilst I'm at work. The display…

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PolkaDots
Feb 28, 2014 1:40 pm
nectar
nectar
28 February 2014

I'm over it.

I'm over it.

We so hear you, after paying the deposit in mid 2013 we are not out of the ground yet. Instead we are in tribunal trying to sort out the builders massive deliberate…

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nectar
Feb 28, 2014 11:50 am
mat_hsv
mat_hsv
28 February 2014

questions regarding roof joists?

questions regarding roof joists?

APPROXIMATE SPAN DETAILS (F7 Treated Pine) Pergola Beam (F7) Lightweight Sheet roofing only To support F7 Kiln Dried Treated Pine Rafters @ 600mm spacing Maximum Roof /…

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mat_hsv
Feb 28, 2014 10:25 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 February 2014

Any help on copyright - much appreciated

Any help on copyright - much appreciated

Here is a thread on much the same. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67883 Download and read the pdf I link to. Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 27, 2014 1:29 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 February 2014

how do marble tiles fair?

how do marble tiles fair?

I know of a an very experienced tiler, who on a job I was working on, was to tile with marble, the concrete columns and walls to 1500 high, inside an old solid brick 3…

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oldchippy
Feb 27, 2014 9:18 am
ads-005
ads-005
26 February 2014

External Wall cladding Light weight Kooltherm K5

External Wall cladding Light weight Kooltherm K5

Has anyone used or know of the Kooltherm K5 External Wall board as a light weight cladding. Its a kingspan product. Appreciate any advise on this product. The R value…

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ads-005
Feb 26, 2014 7:19 pm
joannek
joannek
26 February 2014

There's an app for that....

There's an app for that....

Not building apps but I do love pinterest and houzz apps for ideas. I've heard the archicentre is a great website but I don't know if they have an app. Personally…

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joannek
Feb 26, 2014 6:25 pm
jez07
jez07
26 February 2014

Bucket Piers

Bucket Piers

Hi All, quick update. The bucket piers were carried out and in terms of dollar value, we appear to be better off. The tender have allowed for 95lM of screw piers -…

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jez07
Feb 26, 2014 3:00 pm
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
26 February 2014

Gap between retaining wall and neighbour's house

Gap between retaining wall and neighbour's house

We are also building in Berwick and there is a small area that is proposed to apply mulch. http://mydreamhouse4u.blogspot.com.au/p ... -plan.html I've done bit of…

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hash_nanay
Feb 26, 2014 12:44 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
25 February 2014

Unused powerpoint

Unused powerpoint

Could be asking for serious trouble leaving it hidden behind board. Imagine if down the track someone drills a hole for some reason..... right into the power point...... …

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How Hard Can it Be
Feb 25, 2014 5:36 pm
MarkQLD
MarkQLD
24 February 2014

Ridge Capping opening, tin roof, do I seal?

Ridge Capping opening, tin roof, do I seal?

There are no other large gaps I can see, and the roof breathes well through the loose-fitting ridge cap.

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MarkQLD
Feb 24, 2014 10:01 pm
wakudoki
wakudoki
23 February 2014

Design/Drafting Services in the Mandurah Area

Design/Drafting Services in the Mandurah Area

For a budget of 250-270k you will be spending a lot that on an architect designing your 'solar passive' home. That sort of money could go towards solar panels, premium…

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wakudoki
Feb 23, 2014 11:48 pm
B STAR
B STAR
23 February 2014

Do you have a hot water controller?

Do you have a hot water controller?
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Many people dont know how to use it. It is more efficient to set to say 42 degrees and not mix with cold. But the biggest advantage is for when u have kids. I set mine to…

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B STAR
Feb 23, 2014 9:21 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 February 2014

Please interpret my contract

Please interpret my contract

I am after some opinions on the meaning of the wording within in our contracted tender. I am asking 'fresh' eyes to give me their interpretation…

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SaveH2O
Feb 23, 2014 12:35 am
SaveH2O
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 February 2014

help

help

It wouldn't be hard for them to put in a d/w spot - with power. I'd keep the higher ceilings ... :)

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Saint Mike
Feb 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Saint Mike
Nugget18
Nugget18
21 February 2014

MJH display home at lochinvar

MJH display home at lochinvar

Has anybody been lucky enough to find out the splashback colour used in the kitchen at the MJH display home at Lochinvar? I've made a few calls to MJH and called Integral…

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Nugget18
Feb 21, 2014 10:02 pm
deluxes
deluxes
21 February 2014

POOL QUESTIONS

POOL QUESTIONS

Sure is. There are big metal gates on the bridge entrance, which mostly stay open on weekdays/nights. They do shut them on the weekends sometimes. But, you can park at…

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deluxes
Feb 21, 2014 4:13 pm
deluxes
chrip
chrip
19 February 2014

Door bell

Door bell

hey guys I just finished building my house and now I need to install a door bell. The problem is, I have 2 very large 820 wide x 2340 high doors, around these doors i…

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chrip
Feb 19, 2014 1:27 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 February 2014

Basement garage

Basement garage

There is No easy answer to your question about viability as excavation will be only part of the cost. As for the ease of excavation I would expect that it would be more…

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bashworth
Feb 19, 2014 5:48 am
bashworth
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
18 February 2014

Near Maps

Near Maps

I forgot to mention, the most recent photo on Nearmaps is from the 10th of Jan 2014.

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PanRaptor
Feb 18, 2014 12:43 pm
PanRaptor
nickmilne
nickmilne
17 February 2014

Pool Building in Inner West Melbourne

Pool Building in Inner West Melbourne

We are wanting to put in an in ground pool in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne. I know we have reactive clay soil, however, I am getting a lot of conflicting advice…

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nickmilne
Feb 17, 2014 1:06 pm
sogg
sogg
17 February 2014

Help with render

Help with render

Hi Guys, We are building a new home with Porter Davis and considering rendering the outside, when talking about the topic with my inlaws who have a fully rendered house,…

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sogg
Feb 17, 2014 11:05 am
apple88
apple88
17 February 2014

Agi drains

Agi drains

hi dumb question but are the agi pipe slots supposed to be at the top or bottom or side? thanks

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apple88
Feb 17, 2014 10:24 am

Hi All, I just New in this forum. I just bought my first home (Victoria) and live in there for around two weeks. The home built by Porter Davis in March 2009 and i like…

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Fherry
Feb 16, 2014 11:05 pm
Sanna
Sanna
16 February 2014

Photo?????

Photo?????

Cool thanks! I'll get onto it,

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Sanna
Feb 16, 2014 10:08 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 February 2014

Home shows

Home shows

Ok thanks bash

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Crazyk
Feb 16, 2014 3:37 pm
Crazyk
Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf
14 February 2014

Home Buyers Centre St Tropez

Home Buyers Centre St Tropez

It might help to post this in the build a home forum here viewforum.php?f=31 And also post the plan you are building. Hope this helps.

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Mr Wolf
Feb 14, 2014 6:36 pm
travelbug
travelbug
14 February 2014

reno / repairs help / inputs needed

reno / repairs help / inputs needed

Welcome to the Hills. Lovely neck of the woods. I asked my carpenter but he's too busy. Sorry. Why didn't you start organising it as soon as you exchanged…

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travelbug
Feb 14, 2014 5:00 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
14 February 2014

Overlooking Issue

Overlooking Issue
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Not sure the original poster is even looking at the thread......

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AussieMark
Feb 14, 2014 2:30 pm
nectar
nectar
14 February 2014

Who certifies fill and how

Who certifies fill and how

Me again :) How can we confirm the fill is 'safe' ie no asbestos, no chemicals etc? Should the council have asked for proof? Who holds that proof of safety?

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nectar
Feb 14, 2014 12:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 February 2014

Aerobic treatment plant advice

Aerobic treatment plant advice

I just shot a PM to SaveH20 who deals with tanks every day and seems to be the resident guru for all things rainwater etc. His suggestion is to post this question on the…

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Stewie D
Feb 14, 2014 11:29 am
nectar
nectar
13 February 2014

House demolition

House demolition

Speak to them nicely about your concerns of debris and termites on your property - it shouldn't be on your property!! Video it, take pics of it, document it. Call council…

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nectar
Feb 13, 2014 7:55 am
JB1
JB1
12 February 2014

Advice re: Faulty cooktop install

Advice re: Faulty cooktop install

Forget it, given the timeframe. Especially now the wiring has been tampered with/repaired by someone other than the builder. I would imagine the builder will simply…

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JB1
Feb 12, 2014 10:46 pm
wood bang
wood bang
12 February 2014

prestart advice

prestart advice

Suggest you tick off on all the following: - Architectural plans are all correct incl electrical, lighting, joinery details - Make sure you understand all part of the…

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wood bang
Feb 12, 2014 2:03 pm
wood bang
mirz
mirz
11 February 2014

Tall Garage Ceiling with Panel Lift Door

Tall Garage Ceiling with Panel Lift Door

Thanks for sharing such nice storage idea. But expensive though. It can be put together with little bit if welding skills.

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mirz
Feb 11, 2014 9:30 pm
mirz
d@n
d@n
10 February 2014

Colour bond colour scheme

Colour bond colour scheme

Try posting a pic of your facade. This will help decide.

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d@n
Feb 10, 2014 9:57 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 February 2014

Gutter guards- Gutta Filta?

Gutter guards- Gutta Filta?

You need to check the product reviews, particularly on US sites. Google combinations of review, gutta, gutter, filta, filter and foam. Also be aware that the BCA has a…

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SaveH2O
Feb 10, 2014 7:58 pm
SaveH2O
oldchippy
oldchippy
10 February 2014

Storybook homes Mornington peninsula

Storybook homes Mornington peninsula

Have been around for a long time- I was inspired by their designs 15 years ago.Built one similar. If you do build with their designs,think about the maintenance…

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oldchippy
Feb 10, 2014 5:29 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 February 2014

Non-Toxic Outdoor Plants For Pets

Non-Toxic Outdoor Plants For Pets

We've found some citronella plants/shrubs. Quite nice - keep mossies away - and appear harmless to pets. Could be good for near windows. Not sure on flowers ... :) In a…

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Saint Mike
Feb 10, 2014 12:17 pm
Saint Mike
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
10 February 2014

Cost of demolition and asbestos removal

Cost of demolition and asbestos removal

UGH! just saw my previous post - Sorry Everyone!!! Looks like my phone pocket posted on my behalf :/

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SychoAngel
Feb 10, 2014 8:37 am
SychoAngel

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